Monday, March 26, 2012

6 Tiphareth - Beauty (Heart)

Illuminated Consciousness, the Highest aspect of the personality with which the individuality has coalesced, the consciousness of the higher self brought into the personality - the condition which really constitutes initiation. A gleam of higher consciousness coming from behind the veil Paroketh. Messiahs and Saviours are assigned to Tiphareth. Light Bringers, who bring fire from heaven must die the sacrificial death for the sake of mankind. Here we die to the lower self in order that we may rise in the higher self.
Higher psychism, true illuminated vision, highest grade of the initiation of the personality as is evidenced by the fact that to it is assigned the first of the grades of adepthood. The Christ-Center, Apollo, the Redeemer and Equilibrator.
Planet: The sun, Gods: Apollo, Osiris, Dionysus, Jesus, Attis, Balder, all solar or resurrected Gods. Day of the Week: Sunday. Color: Yellow/Gold. Jewel: Topaz, Yellow Diamond. Plant: Bay, Agacia, Vine, Laurel. Perfume: Olibanum. Animal: Phoenix, lion, child.
TITLE: Tiphareth, Beauty. (Hebrew spelling: Tau, Pe, Aleph, Resh, Tau.)
MAGICAL IMAGE: A majestic king. A child. A sacrificed god.
SITUATION ON THE TREE: In the centre of the Pillar of Equilibrium.
YETZIRATIC TEXT: The Sixth Path is called the Mediating Intelligence,
because in it are multiplied the influxes of the Emanations; for it causes that influence to flow into all the reservoirs of the blessings with which they themselves are united.
TITLES GIVEN TO TIPHARETH: Zoar Anpin, the Lesser Countenance.
Melekh, the King. Adam. The Son. The Man.
GOD-NAME: Tetragrammaton Aloah Va Daath.
ARCHANGEL: Raphael.
ORDER OF ANGELS: Malachim, Kings.
MUNDANE CHAKRA: Shemesh, the Sun.
SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE: Vision of the harmony of things. Mysteries of the
Crucifixion.
VIRTUE: Devotion to the Great Work.
VICE: Pride.
CORRESPONDENCE IN THE MICROCOSM: The breast.
SYMBOLS: The Lamen. The Rosy Cross. The Calvary Cross.The truncated
pyramid. The cube.
TAROT CARDS: The four Sixes.
SIX OF WANDS: Victory.
SIX OF CUPS: Joy.
SIX OF SWORDS: Earned success.
SIX OF PENTACLES: Material success.
COLOUR IN ATZILUTH: Clear rose-pink.
BRIAH: Yellow.
YETZIRAH: Rich salmon-pink.
ASSIAH: Golden amber.

It is the point of transmutation between the planes of force and the planes of form. As Kether is the Father, Tiphareth is the Child, for it is the place of Incarnation. Yesod is the Holy Ghost.
In Tiphareth also are gathered up and interpreted the operations of the nature magic of Netzach and the Hermetic magic of Hod. All the astral visions of Yesod also must be translated into terms of metaphysics via the mystical experiences of Tiphareth. If this translation is not made, we become hallucinated; for we think the reflections cast into the mirror of the subconscious mind and translated there into terms of brain-consciousness are the actual things of which they are really only the symbolic representations.
Kether is metaphysical; Yesod is psychic; and Tiphareth is essentially mystical.
Sacrifice is the translation of force from one form to another. There is no such thing as the total destruction of force; however completely it disappears from our ken, it maintains itself in some other form according to the great natural law of the conservation of energy, which is the law that maintains our universe in existence.
Tiphareth is, for all practical purposes, Kether for us while we tabernacle in this house of flesh, for no man may look up on the face of God and live. We can only see the Father reflecte din the Son, and Tiphareth shows us the Father. Solar Plexus & Heart chakra: Manipura & Anahata Chakras (Geburah and Chesed - find their equilibrium in Tiphareth!)

Archangels: Raphael

Raphael ('Healer of God') typifies the youthful enthusiasm and 'go-aheadness' we need to make progress on our Pathways. He is the rising of the Inner Light in mankind, and heals the hurts we encounter both from circumstances and each other in our eagerness to follow where he leads us. (Though Angels are referred to as 'he' or 'she', it must be remembered they are nonreproductive
and therefore sexless to us, and may be dealt with from either polarity.) Raphael personifies our natural curiosity and desire to know all about everything. To some extent he equates with Hermes as leader of souls and instructor of minds. His Key-Symbol is the Sword and Arrow ('Keen as a Sword, swift as an Arrow to its mark'). His Element is Air as signifying Life, and of course he is a winged being to indicate Aspiration and Faith.
Like Hermes, Raphael is patron of travel and most enterprises of adventure in human activities such as commerce, inventions, theatricals, and the like. As a healer of hurts he bears a golden vial of balm, which is not to be interpreted in the sense of gold being sufficient payment for any hurt. It may, however,be taken to mean that compensation for whatever injuries we sustain in our spiritual struggles will eventually come to us one way or another. If this reaches us via Raphael, it is likely to bein the nature of new opportunities or abilities to overcome old difficulties.
Raphael is usually visualized as a young being with brown hair and grey eyes, lively voice and engaging disposition. His colours are associated with Springtime and the dawn, pale blues, delicate greens, etc. His robes are of these tints in the traditional angelic pattern, and his girdle is deep blue. It is technically possible to visualize the Archangels in modern dress of any description,but this would be a bad aesthetic and magical error. They should be seen as timelessly as is practicable, linked by the natural colours of the Solar cycles and seasons in combination with the elements, so that we associate them with the creative energies around and within us.

West. East
Symbol: Sword and Arrow ('Keen as a Sword, swift as an Arrow to its mark')
Element: Air
Sephirah: Tiphareth
Circuit: 3
Visualised as: a young being in traditional Angelic robe with brown hair and grey eyes, lively voice and engaging disposition. And of course he is a winged being to indicate Aspiration and Faith.
Colours: Springtime and the dawn, pale blues, delicate greens, etc.
Girdle: Deep Blue