B.O.T.A.Tarot – Buttercups and Bluebells

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In my B.O.T.A. studies today, I looked at Keys 1 and 2 – the Magician and the Priestess – to imprint their colour tones and musical pitch.  The Magician’s is bright yellow: the frequency is E natural.  The Priestess is deep sea blue: G-sharp.  Through them shine a little, the complementaries of 3 and 4 – the Empress and Emperor, who are green and red.    And there is the Fool, Key 0:  the adventurer in every Key.  His colour is pale primrose yellow, the tone of the Spirit.

A buttercup field:  a bluebell wood.

Tarot Keys 1/yellow and 2/blue, with the complementaries green/3 and red/4, showing through.  Additionally - Key 0 the Fool, who is in all the Keys - the adventure of the creative work

Tarot Keys 1/yellow and 2/blue, with the complementaries green/3 and red/4, showing through. Additionally – Key 0 the Fool, who is in all the Keys – the adventure of the creative work

The Magician, with his focus on the garden, begins a task.  He is our self-conscious intention, and on the Cube of Space, he is the top surface:  the Above.

Nothing can be done without the Priestess.  She is our subconscious, reflecting the Magician’s input,  recording and delivering everything he put there, or is able to modify.   She is the bottom surface of the Cube:  the Below.   She rises like a fountain or a well, through the garden.  She holds half-hidden, the Tora – the Akashic scroll.

Linking them, through the Cube’s interior vertical axis, is The Fool:  our supra-conscious or divine nature.  From womb to tomb he is our creative Adventurer, or Alchemist, and he dances inside the World.

I want to keep this post as brief as possible, and let the pictures and their colours speak.  I come back again and again, to the Cube of Space.  Each face, corner, edge and interior axis of the Cube has its own Tarot key, compass direction, and colour resonance.  The geometry of the Cube is a three-dimensional Seal of Solomon:  a pair of Tetrahedrons:  the hexagonal grouping of the sun’s rays.  All our life is in the Cube of nature, whatever we build.  The points of the compass are six – N,E,W,S;  Above and Below.

Diagram, cube, weathercock

Doing mental “colour saturations” is good for training and concentration.  My concentration became very poor, lately.  It is all over the place.  My colour practice is helped by visualizing daffodils – or buttercups! – bluebells … red geranium … violet pansy or iris … and so on.   Flowers are the colours which glow:  the gems of the soul which flow.   It is enough to make the intention strong.  The result grows organically.

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Since my earliest interest in Tarot, I had a special affection/affinity for The Fool and The Priestess together.

…  but it is not a bad idea to strengthen his tonal resonance a little, from pale spring primrose to buttercup!   The Fool is all things possible – the ALEPH.  The Magician is BEIT, the Beginning.  The Priestess through the bluebells is the Moon;  the Fool is “Advaita” and the Magician is Mercury’s application among the roses and the lilies of our earth.  The pure enlightened Mercury has this colour:

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My adventure invites fellow travellers.  I am a poet, an artist and a seer.  I welcome conversation among the PHILO SOFIA, the lovers of wisdom.

This blog is  a vehicle to promote also my published work – The Sacred India Tarot (with Rohit Arya, Yogi Impressions Books) and The Dreamer in the Dream – a collection of short stories (0 Books). Watch this space.

aquariel link …  to an inner journey yesterday, which touches on this topic

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Discovering Alchemy in the Tarot Keys

This post includes a Table of Hebrew letters, their gematria and Tarot Keys.

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Priestess, Justice, Emperor - Tarot Keys which spell "galah" meaning 'to discover or reveal'.

Priestess, Justice, Emperor – Tarot Keys which spell “galah” meaning ‘to discover or reveal’. 

Three BOTA Tarot Keys (read from right to left) spell a Hebrew word:  Galah (GLH).

This word means to Uncover, denude, strip of concealment.  It looks rather formal with three throned figures.  Yet, what is hidden in subconscious recollection (the Priestess, Gimel) may be upraised with the Sword and Scales (Lamed, the Law) and sighted openly in the Emperor (Heh, long range vision).  Justice is the law of Equilibrium.  The Emperor is alert: the reasoning mind.

The word Galah is a shorthand for any taxing process in life, and the gradual unveiling of its essence which is Alchemy.

The law of Equilibrium is supreme here.   The Priestess wears a cross.  Justice wears the bottom half, a T for TAV, and the Emperor carries the top half in his regal ball (with a cross on top). Look carefully, for another cross in his Key!   Nothing is stripped bare but the truth;  and truth is poised throughout all phenomena, without frontier.  Truth is also hard won, through the goad of Karma in the Justice card.

Justice and the Emperor carry out-front their emblems of status:  the Priestess is discreet.  The cellular memory in her scroll, flows from her lap as the waters from the mountain.   The cellular memory – the Akashic record – converts seamlessly into the cloth which fits today.  Every single little detail on the loom is in the Record of the Rocks.   I feel suddenly that every item I am now, my house, clothes, ideas and story, recalls Plantagenet history –  I happen to be reading about it just now. On that turbulent high-medieval period, many Tarot archetypes were based.  I am much the same, today.  I have the same feelings and fears.  The Moon converts through Mercury, what I am, or believe myself to be … throughout the ages’ teeming diversity of Consciousness and Creation.   The human-ness.

Realisation of this, may lead to mastery of Karmic situations and samskaras.   It cleaves them with the Sword of Justice, as it recognises the elder version under the present cloth.   We are one.  Justice wears the red robe of action/Mars with a green mantle and cap – Venus.  The Emperor surveys his dominion – red, which is Mars.   GLH, galah: to disclose – to unveil.

The alchemical First Matter is distributed equally through all phenomena AS IT IS AT HOME.   Note that the Priestess and Justice both sit in front of a veil, a pargod.   Only a tiny bit of the Priestess’s floor is visible:  it is yellow, the colour code of Divine consciousness: E in the musical scale.   And behind Justice’s throne, heavy purple curtains are parted a little, to admit that yellow tone.   The Emperor holds a yellow sceptre – a T with a very long stem and a circle on top, like a Venusian glyph.

Tree of Life and Menorah

Tree of Life and Menorah

The Keeper of the Records is the Priestess.  She has the winged opening at her back, as a Tree of ripe peachy pomegranates and green palms.  The moon between her horns is Daat on the Tree of Life: the cross on her breast is Tifareth: the scroll in her lap is Yesod.  Daat and Yesod, the transpersonal and the personal, are hidden to each other, yet united through translation.

The curtains behind Justice are parted at the same place … where the wings begin.   The Emperor surveys his red crystal canyon and orange sky.  Surprisingly, grass grows at his feet – the hardiest herb.   Green is the code tone for Venus.  Now, the Emperor is Aries ruled by Mars, and Justice is Libra, ruled by Venus.  The Priestess is the Moon, our tidal and cyclic nature through lifetimes.

Narrow minds find it difficult to enjoy the element.   It might be for them an altar object;  a cloister.   Angry at anyone who doesn’t tip the toe just so.   Paradoxically however, the teaching must be guarded against adulteration and distortion.   The shrine keepers have an essential role.

Note that Justice (11) and the Priestess are both 2;  the Emperor is 2 squared, which is 4 – the first square root.   (Because The Fool is 0, and assigned to Aleph, letter 1 in the alephbeis, the other 22 Tarot keys follow suit.  Thus, the Magician, Key 1, carries letter Beit, 2 – and so on.)

table of hebrew letters & tarot

Sword & Onion

I noticed while re reading, that my imaginary Sword is of crystal.   The Sword of light which parts the waves, did crystallize from the shining metal.   I should meditate each morning on my Rose Cross sanctum?  But I find my way there, anyway, through thick and thin.  Peace be still.  Crystal is a living, flowing metal, a blade of the sun and moon with mercury.  It parts the waves of why the sea is salt.  It bends like a glass blade, and it melts with heat, and yet it is very powerful.   Think of it fluid, and at rest, on the sanctum table with a golden cross at whose heart unfurls a velvet red Rose.  Sink into the zabad perfume, which is ancient and evocative once it settles down.   I feel the far cities at sea:  the musky resins and their honeyed mixtures.   I was always a sailor, a trader of rare commodities.

Cup and sword copy

Artists, adventurers and merchants, eventually settle down to distil their commodities in the soul.  It transmutes from commerce to currency.  They become alchemists of the Living Path.  They distil each wine which comes to them, and make rare brandy.  They taste the grape and knead the grain.

Now, here is the 18-9-8 oracle, which I mentioned in my last post:

An oracle - Keys 9,18,8 - hermit, the moon and strength

An oracle – Keys 9,18,8 – hermit, the moon and strength

All three have the Mountain.   In alchemy, we are miners of our mountains, where the metals of earth – our body –  ascend to the sky.   It is in the background of Strength and the Moon;  the Hermit stands upon it, upon that mountain:  we walk our talk.   With his lamp he illumines the ascending souls.   The magid in the sky in Key 18 sheds YODs of light on the path for evolution.

With a similar gesture, and with her hands, the lady in Strength gently restrains the red lion, and teaches his raw Hermetic roar to purr, speak and sing.  The tone-vibration of this Key is yellow – as the Moon in 18 and the Lamp in 9.  Light presses through every appearance, every cloak and every bossy veil.  It frays our life at the edges.  When it is strong, it turns life against it, very black.   And so through the deepest black, the raven’s wing in alchemy, we often are the Light.   The Black Restful is the Light without end:  en sof.   The Light is an inner condition, an inner way:  receive.   Osiris of the Sun is ‘a dark god’ – this was whispered to initiates in days gone by.   The Light is interior peace and perspective.   The Light recognises that the learning curve of life takes much longer than overnight.  To feel more at ease with life, however strange its form, is progress.

The wolf and the dog in Key 18 feel exposed and vulnerable out in the open, without the Light, and a long way to walk.  Whatever gradient they reach, they feel as if they were sent back to start all over again, near the lobster.   Their drama at the moon almost hides the distant mountain:  the picture profoundly depicts our psychological state.  Yet they do the job in time and space, moving through the physical gate.  Embodiment is their staff and evolution.   They are like the footprints in the sand along the sea which became only one pair.   “Why am I alone?”  “Because my beloved, I am carrying you.”

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My adventure invites fellow travellers.  I am a poet, an artist and a seer.  I welcome conversation among the PHILO SOFIA, the lovers of wisdom.

This blog is  a vehicle to promote also my published work – The Sacred India Tarot (with Rohit Arya, Yogi Impressions Books) and The Dreamer in the Dream – a collection of short stories (0 Books). Watch this space.

aquariel link

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Maps of Life on the Tree

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Collecting here a few handy maps of the Tree, I plan to rest the blog for a few days, as I go to a family celebration of my father being now 90.

Fore and aft my journey with the Chakras and the Tree, I savour my parental “human landscapes” (see earlier posts.)  They are the left and right pillars in my Tree.  They form the arch where through I enter “that untravel’d world whose margin fades, For ever and for ever as I move.”  (Tennyson)

Next week I shall resume and complete the story of Siva and Parvati in the Sacred India Tarot Archive.  Also, a Watershed tale, called “The Lens”.

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Tree of life, showing the BOTA tarot keys on the 22 paths

Tree of life, showing the BOTA tarot keys on the 22 paths

This shows where the Tarot Keys are placed on the Tree, between the 10 Sefiroth.  Around the top of each Sefira is written its type of Intelligence.   Each Tarot Key/Path has its own Intelligence also.  For instance, Tarot Key 21 the World is called “the Administrative Intelligence”.  Tarot Key 19 the Sun is called “the Collecting Intelligence”.  Tarot Key 18 the Moon is called “the Corporeal Intelligence”. The Magician – Key 1 – is “the Intelligence of Transparency”. To learn more, contact B.O.T.A.org

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This illustration shows my old Hermetic Tarot arcana (drawn in 1990/91) on the Upper face paths of the Tree.

Tree of Life upper face, showing hermetic tarot Arcana

Tree of Life upper face, showing hermetic tarot Arcana

No room on the paper for more – I shall do the rest in due course.

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And now, our span of Life on the Tree …

The Seven-year cycles on the Tree of Life

The Seven-year cycles on the Tree of Life

See earlier post, The Seven Year Cycles on the Tree of Life.

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Here is the Indian version:

Tree of Life showing the Indian shankara model of the Three Gunas

Tree of Life showing the Indian shankara model of the Three Gunas

In Kabbalah, the right-pillar of Solomon’s Temple is active:  the left-pillar is receptive, and the centre pillar is Consciousness – as in the electric circuit.  It corresponds with the Indian Three Gunas or qualities, red, black and white – fiery-passionate-projecting,  cool-intertia-veiling, and their equilibrium – Purity ascending.   We see also the Indian view of GILGALEM, the whirlings, in the Rajas or creative tendency.

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This picture holds a story of life up the Tree:

Tarot Arcanum 18, looking up the Tree from Malkuth through Yesod:  the path through the Moon

Tarot Arcanum 18, looking up the Tree from Malkuth through Yesod: the path through the Moon

It was painted when I was studying an earlier version of the Paths.

Hebrew letter Qoph, drawn as a Zain and crowning Kaph

Hebrew letter Qoph, drawn as a Zain (sword) and crowning Kaph (grasping hand)

This Piscean Tarot Key is in fact assigned to the 30th path – Netzach Malkuth – and to the Hebrew letter Qoph, whose sign is Pisces and the feet.  So that should be the letter over the Moon’s face – not Tzaddi.  In my old system also, this path was assigned to Yesod-Tifareth, moon-sun, persona-Self;  the path of honesty, of trial and probation.   Each system responds according to experience.

Key 18 is called the Corporeal Intelligence:  the repair and renewal of our cells when we sleep or rest …  the embodying and testing process as we travel life’s path.  Early life forms clamber out of the waters onto land;  animal consciousness dimly perceives the human sunrise.   Into our dark shadows, light yet gleams.  The letter Qoph means the back of the head –  medulla oblongata and the primordial reptile-brain .   So this Key rules the autonomic nervous system.

Indeed Pisces is at home here:  the feet and their reflexology.  Through the sole of the foot, the organs of our body as converging meridians, touch earth, sand, water, warmth.

footprintHow like an embryo it is!

The two towers are the gate of our body or “known” threshold, beyond which the Spirit seeks its companions.  Along the undulating path beyond the towers, the terrain gradually rises, so the lowest points are above the highest reached, erstwhile.  Take heart from temporary depressions!

This is an example of how each Tarot Key may be portrayed as the Tree and Sefiroth proportionally – looking up into it.

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Here again is the map I drew last week:

Fontanel or fountain - the Chakras on the Tree, according to BOTA tarot

Fontanel or fountain – the Chakras on the Tree, according to BOTA tarot

The Chakra “levels” are assigned to paths/Tarot keys between the Sefiroth.  “Mars” is the Tower path (the “Exciting Intelligence”), bridging Hod to Netzach:  the Crossing of the Red Sea. The Tetragrammaton triad appears, because the pin-pricks to outline it in that Aquariel post came through into the paper on which I drew this figure.   Naturally they are incorporated!

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And here is the heart of the matter:  the path linking Malkuth to Yesod, the Foundation in the root stem.  Saturn – the planet assigned to The World tarot key – rotates in her Rings – toutes directions.   The Understanding:  the weathercock:  the Earthbound.

The World compass at the heart of the matter

The World compass at the heart of the matter

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She dances in the hidden yet outgoing Centre of the Cube of Space.  In the B.O.T.A. teaching, the centre, the faces and corner edges of the Cube, and the three directional axes, are each assigned to a planet/zodiac sign/Tarot key.  I drew the interior cube in slightly different perspective, to define it from the geometric projection.  At its heart, where all points converge, you can just see the Saturn glyph, and a tiny TAV.   In my view, Saturn is the musician of the universe, shaping the structure and form of Beauty.   On the Tree of Life, Saturn is Binah, the Understanding … or literally, standingunder.

The Cube of Space, showing the positions of the Tarot Keys

The Cube of Space, all points of the compass, showing the positions of the Tarot Keys

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This morning I am thinking about stand-waves – how the current flows through loops and bumps in a river down gradients and around hidden rocks. In the same way, gravity is curved to the bumps and vortices in spacetime.   Observe the standwave of my physical body, constantly being replaced … the I-thought constantly replaced, substantiated, dying and being born:  countless incarnations, each one seems to last a lifetime, each a moment of ultimate diversity.

Observe the power of that magnetic field which keeps the standing-wave in the river steady as the whole world loops and swirls through it.

Here are two sketches of little surfing demons;  they show the principle however !

Rollercoaster standwave, 1987

Rollercoaster standwave, 1987

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Surfing, 1987

Surfing, 1987

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Who walks on the water, like Jesus?

Here is my portrait of Franz Liszt composing his Legende 2 of St Francis de Paule:

Liszt Legende - St Francis de Paule

Liszt Legende No.2 – St Francis de Paule

Links:  Perlemutter, – Balasz Szokalay, – Brendel (St Francis Preaching to the Birds)

(The first two recordings are interesting, particularly the Perlemutter one in 1939. The more recent live one by Balasz Szokoly has a noble quality.  I searched for Brendel playing it, but could only find his Legende No 1 – “St Francis of Assisi preaching to the birds”.  I include it – do stop and listen to it ! – because it is exquisite.)

The Legende No.2 rumbles up and down the keyboard like a great storm at sea.   The story is of a saint who needed to cross the water.  He had no money, and the ferryman refused to take him.   To the ferryman’s horror, the saint calmly followed the boat.  Great waves arose, and the boat almost capsized.  The saint walked on the sea with the heart’s glowing coin of coal in his hand, and quelled a mighty storm.

I have this feeling today, that I sit within a lens, in the core of the seed.  I breathe a rainbow fountain.   I visualise the paths of the Tree in their brilliant colours – my moon-boat.  There is no call to go anywhere, because the within is deep, unspoken.  I entrust myself to the shining mist.   Over the waters, my un-named teacher approaches, holding aloft the cross of the Rose, and in his other palm, a sacred fire – the SUN.   He is neither burned nor drowned.

Malkuth, with paths Qoph, Shin, Tav

Malkuth, with paths Qoph, Shin, Tav

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End of April is my each-year’s turning point.   Since my teens, each 27 April passing, something is glimpsed, which changes the particles.  In 1950, a French Himalayan expedition went to look for their mountain, Annapurna.  All the existing maps were wrong, and the surrounding mountainous terrain very difficult.  But on 27th April, they reached a high pass from which they saw the Goddess for the first time.  They called it Le Passage du 27 Avril.  They could see also, the way to Her through the deep dark valleys.

Annapurna Premiere 8,000 was my favourite book when I was a teenager.  I learned to speak French through reading it in the original.   This year, again I saw something.   The Saturday 27 April Independent – glimpsed at the supermarket – carried a photo of the SUN, entitled “The Future just got Brighter”.  The article is about the ITER project to replace our divisive nuclear fission technology with nuclear fusion – literally in Tarot terms, the “Collecting Intelligence” of unlimited solar power.  It cannot be used for military purposes, nor can it poison the environment, being its source.  The only small waste product is useful helium.   The centre for this project is Cadarache in southern France;  there is also one near Oxford in UK.  Since 1985 when Russian scientists first published the process, an unprecedented concordance of 34 countries collaborates.  The projected date is 2050.

I shall record my impressions of this article, in Aquariel in due course.   It looks as if there is light under the horizon.

Annapurna as glimpsed from the Pass of 27 April 1950

Annapurna as glimpsed from the Pass of 27 April 1950

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I heard someone say, the other day:
As Attachment withers, Love grows.  Then there is movement.”

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My adventure invites fellow travellers.  I am a poet, an artist and a seer.  I welcome conversation among the PHILO SOFIA, the lovers of wisdom.

This blog is  a vehicle to promote also my published work – The Sacred India Tarot (with Rohit Arya, Yogi Impressions Books) and The Dreamer in the Dream – a collection of short stories (0 Books). Watch this space.

 

All art and creative writing in this blog is copyright © Janeadamsart 2012. May not be used for commercial purposes. May be used and shared for non-commercial means with credit to Jane Adams and a link to the web address https://janeadamsart.wordpress.com/

Violet Woman and the Hermit

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siva crystal 2

I have been touching on the Tarot path of the Star, in my Parvati-Siva posts so far.   On the Tree of Life, this is Netzach to Yesod, Sphere of Venus to the Moon:  the Desire nature’s bond with the automatic consciousness.

Stop and reflect these resonances.   Venus is deep green, Moon a violet crystal.   These colours together are sweet, like my painting Flower the Despair of Painters, of which I could enlarge just the centre !

violet crystal detail

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Occult practice employs them.  It turns them into oxes to pull and push the desires and beliefs, and to hurry things up a bit.   I don’t have a desire to do that.   I only want to “see that it is very good”.  To push and pull is the fate of illusion.

Arcanum 17 The Star

So she pours just for the sake of pouring.  The star shines just for the sake of shining.  Of the star’s interior are unbelievable forces and eternity.   Tangle the tiny walnut brain with more study?   No.  The structural school is all in position, the home (BETh) is built.   Illumine the bodymind with the star, the precision of being the woman pouring the water nakedly:  the pool, the twilight in the field.

In Tarot, Key 17 is called “the Intelligence of Nature“.  There is a butterfly on the rose.

I read Paul Foster Case’s Lessons, because his every single word as turned, is potent and unwasteful.   He is at the plough, and ropes of red earth upturn, like a river.  Use the senses as tattvas;  frank-incense smell generates a gothic temple.

plough

Tarot Key 17 is quintessentially myself, who sit here doing nothing but pour, pour, near the scarlet ibis in – hey, that’s a frankincense-tree!   The violet cannot help but smell secret and  lovely, the sound of the water to flow, the shine of the Stars to glow down seven chakras:  the staff of life, the subtle connection, the well, cosmos to the ground.

BOTA Tarot Keys 17 & 9

BOTA Tarot Keys 17 & 9

The picture language says it all.

In the background of Key 17 is the distant Violet Mountain. The Hermit standing upon its snows, shines the Lamp in pitch dark.   The Hermit is Yod, the semitic, semantic sperm of the Hebrew alephbeis, script of flame.  The woman of the Star is the medium, fresh as a daisy, contemplative as a brooding witch.   Key 17 joins up ALL THE WRITING in the well.   The little scarlet ibis in the incense-tree is Thoth, scribe of Hermes.

The Hermit is not alone.  He is all-One.  He is often misunderstood.  They think he is sad, but he is full of joy.

The Hermit’s YOD cap is deep blue, the colour of the Priestess’s subconscious ocean:  the ‘feminine’ sense of touch.  He is androgynous.  Key 9 is called “the Intelligence of Coition”.  It also governs alchemically, the assimilation of Solar energy in our food, which passes through chyle in the “black dragon”  (colon) into the blood as red and white “soldiers” – the cells which maintain life in every city of the body.  The cities are the organs.  You can see them in the old, romantic alchemical engravings, and it is called “The Work of the Sun”.  Through the Hermit, spiritual voltage is earthed, and enters the heartbeat:  and under the Hermit and his Priestess cap, sprout festivals of fertility.

There is an immersion in the beauties here.   What discipline permits the archetype to pass through and onward, workably?   The method of knowing the Tree brought me to this point of love.  But the love, though constant, is fluid and fleeting.   To build and refresh daily the astral eternal Temple –  Keep it practical.  Picture the chakras white, violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, red – the white first of all, an unbudding stellar brilliance, sinking through the rainbow strata to earth.

The chakras on the Tree of Life.  The root chakra at the base of the spine, is actually our connection with the ground.

The chakras on the Tree of Life. The root chakra at the base of the spine, is our whole connection with the ground.

So much is written of the chakras, their arguable symbolism, their  colour systems and mantras … to confuse poor pilgrims in differing cultures.   None of it matters.   I find for myself, the simplest possible – the rainbow spectrum root to shoot.  Make the seven centres work, and keep it awake: plumbline into earth.   Does each flower, blade of grass, tree and bird, feel and re-member this? – even as Isis with her Osiris?  Nature is red in tooth and claw, but the core of Nature is bliss, the bliss of YHVH’s breath.

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Alchemy Tree of Life, World of Assiyah, the materialAlchemy Tree of Life, the World of Assiyah, material, the physical Universe.  Note the violet path connecting Yesod (pale violet, the personal foundation) and Netzach (green) and the shadowy path (Netzach Malkuth) of sleep and cellular regeneration.  The Hermit path goes out-of-frame.  It joins Tifareth to Hesed (Grace & Opportunity) and its colour is a gold-shot green:  the musical key of F.

Malkuth Sefira – Earth –  contains the colours of the four elements, slate, citrine, rust and indigo. The oval is akasha-tejas tattva – the Saturn Mars centres.  Their balanced function is a secret Key to Gold:  it earths it.   In this spectrum, gold is Tifareth, the heart, or Sun, and Hod is bright orange, the “messenger” frequency, or bearer of the solar Rays.   Tifareth interweaves the male and feminine triangles in Malkuth and Yesod:  a Seal of Solomon, temple of the Living God.

These became my recipes over time;  but for more information of the Tree in Toledo tradition, visit http://www.kabbalahsociety.org  

For Tarot in the Tree, visit http://www.bota.org, who do an excellent correspondence course. They teach the colour scale and its sound-frequencies, like a musical instrument.  They supply the 22 bota Tarot Keys in outline:  the student colours them in.

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It takes practice, to inform the conditioned bodymind – to let sky-Siva penetrate the sleepy tangle.   For instance, for the third eye – violet – I picture a violet gossamer spinning sphere:  to see spring violets in their deep green leaves, I focus between the eyes.  The violet complementary tone is topaz – an orange crystal point of fire.   Seeing between the eyes quietens the mind, and brings detachment and the proper focus to a life-problem.   The tools and colours in the paintbox are all here:   use them!   Use them for freedom.

Lens

Lens – another violet crystal!

The plumb-line is a meditative state.   In my Aquariel “be-a-log” to companion this, I posted the Root and Shoot of the Priestess.   She belongs to the book of emerging method, and there she is, in the Hermit’s blue cap …   She’s been in the wings for a long while.   She was one of my early breakthroughs:  a method inspired by masonic symbols.

Memo to myself:  follow each initiative with love.

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Window:  Siva crystal

Window: Siva crystal

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My adventure invites fellow travellers.  I am a poet, an artist and a seer.  I welcome conversation among the PHILO SOFIA, the lovers of wisdom.

This blog is  a vehicle to promote also my published work – The Sacred India Tarot (with Rohit Arya, Yogi Impressions Books) and The Dreamer in the Dream – a collection of short stories (0 Books). Watch this space.

All art and creative writing in this blog is copyright © Janeadamsart 2012. May not be used for commercial purposes. May be used and shared for non-commercial means with credit to Jane Adams and a link to the web address https://janeadamsart.wordpress.com/