Wednesday, March 21, 2012

2 Chokmah - Wisdom (Spiritual Will - Purpose)

Wisdom suggests to our minds the idea of accumulated knowledge, of the infinite series of images in the memory
The Supernal Father, Male Potency (Force),
Ajna Chakra Pineal Gland
Planet: The entire Zodiac. Gods: Pan, Priapus, the holy ghost, glycon, all phallic deities. Color: grey. Jewel: star ruby, turquoise. Plant: amaranth. Perfume: mush. Animal: man.
TITLE: Chokmah, Wisdom. (Hebrew spelling: Cheth, Kaph, Mem, He'.)
MAGICAL IMAGE: A bearded male figure.
SITUATION ON THE TREE: At the head of the Pillar of Mercy in the Supernal Triangle.
YETZIRATIC TEXT: The Second Path is called the Illuminating Intelligence. It is the Crown of Creation, the Splendour of Unity, equalling it. It is exalted above every head, and is named by Qabalists the Second Glory.
TITLES GIVEN TO CHOKMAH: Power of Yetzirah. Ah. Abba. The Supernal Father. Tetragrammaton. Yod of Tetragrammaton.
GOD-NAME: Jehovah.
ORDER OF ANGELS: Auphanim, wheels.
MUNDANE CHAKRA: Mazloth, the Zodiac.
SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE: The Vision of God face to face.
VIRTUE: Devotion.
CORRESPONDENCE IN MICROCOSM: The left side of the face.
SYMBOLS: The Lingam. The Phallus. The Yod of Tetragrammaton. The Inner
Robe of Glory. The Standing-stone. The Tower. The Uplifted Rod of Power. The
Straight Line.
TAROT CARDS: The four Twos.
Two OF WANDS: Dominion.
Two OF CUPS: Love.
Two OF SWORDS: Peace restored.
Two OF PENTACLES: Harmonious change.
COLOUR IN AZILUTH: Pure soft blue.
BRIAH: Grey.
YETZIRAH: Pearl-grey, iridescent.
ASSIAH: White flecked with red, blue, and yellow.

Another Question to you, the blog reader: Why is the Stimulating Sephiroth Chokmah linked to the Ajna Chakra, and the Receptive Sephiroth Binah to the Visuddhu throat chakra?...

We do well to look upon it as a channel for the passage of force rather than a receptable for the storage of force. The Great Stimulator of the Universe. It is from Chokmah that Binah, the Third Sephirah, receives its influx of emanation, and Binah is the first of the organising, stabilising Sephiroth. The Rite of Chokmah, if such it can be called, is concerned with the influx of cosmic
energy. It is formless, being the pure impulse of dynamic creation; and being formless,
the creation it gives rise to can assume any and every form; hence the possibility of sublimating creative force from its purely Priapic aspect.
Whatever stimulates is assigned to Chokmah in the classification of the Tree. As was noted in the chapter upon Kether, the four suits of the Tarot pack are assigned to the four elements, and we saw that the four aces represented the roots of the powers of these elements, The four twos are assigned to Chokmah, and represent the polarised functioning of these elements in harmonised balance; therefore a two is always a card of harmony.
The two of Wands, which is assigned to the element of Fire, is called the Lord of
Dominion. The wand is essentially a male phallic symbol, and is attributed to Chokmah,
so we may take this card as meaning polarisation; the positive that has found its mate in the negative, and is in equilibrium. There is no antagonism or resistance to the Lord of Dominion, a contented land accepts his rule; Binah, fulfilled, accepts her mate.
The two of Cups (Water) is called the Lord of Love and here again we have the concept of harmonious polarisation.
The two of Swords (Air) is called the Lord of Peace Restored, indicating that the disruptive force of Swords is in temporary equilibrium.
The two of Pentacles (Earth) is called the Lord of Harmonious Change. Here, as in
Swords, we see a modification of the essential nature of the elemental force by its
polarismg opposite, thus inducing equilibrium. The disruptive force of Swords is restored to peace, and the inertia and resistance of Earth becomes, when polarised by the influence of Chokmah, a balanced rhythm.

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