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10. malkuth

(kingdom)

Malkuth is the final stage that represents complete manifestation, the stage where things simply exist, where the energy emanating through the Sephiroth finds rest. In Malkuth everything is finally decided and put together as a permanent vehicle to be maintained with a minimum of attention. Things just happen and are physically sensed, right now. This inertia, which is a general characteristic of the physical plane, resembles the pure, self-contained being of Kether. Your personal experience of Malkuth, of physical 'reality', depends on the specific reach of your senses, symbolized by the circle of the horizon.

The Princesses are symbols of pure receptivity into form. Their marriage with the Princes born by the King and Queen invites divine power into every aspect of the manifested world. In this way the Princesses manifest the essence of each element on the material plane. No operation is completed until the process has been expressed in terms of Malkuth: If magic rituals are to be effective, it is highly important to ground and manifest the energies in some kind of physical form or action.

Malkuth is not only the gate through which spirit finally manifests as an earthly Kingdom. In Malkuth, life submits to the disintegrating influences of form and that which is sorted out dies in order that its substance may be utilized again. Therefore Malkuth is also the gate to a renewed process of creation from Kether. To highlight this aspect of birth and death, Malkuth is called the Inferior Mother with reference to the supreme formative mother, Binah.

Title(s) Malkuth, the Kingdom (of the king in Tiphareth) (Mem, Lamed, Kaph, Vau, Tau). The Gate. The Gate of Death. The Gate of the Shadow of Death. The Gate of Tears. The Gate of Justice. The Gate of Prayer. The Gate of the Daughter of the Mighty Ones. The Gate of the Garden of Eden. The Inferior Mother (Binah on a lower arc, active and productive). Malkah, the Queen (of the king in Tiphareth). Kallah, the Bride of Microprosopos (the Princess (10) marries the Prince (6) = Heh Final).The Virgin. The Earth on which we walk. Kether below. The Completion.
Place At the base of the Pillar of Equillibrium. Gives rise to its opposite Kether through the Unmanifest.
"32 Paths of Wisdom" "The Tenth Path is the Resplendent Intelligence, because it is exalted above every head, and sits on the throne of Binah, (the Intelligence spoken of in the Third Path). It illuminates the splendour of all the lights, and causes a supply of influence to emanate from the Prince of countenances."
The four worlds Atziluth Briah Yetzirah Assiah
Divine names Godname: Adonai Malekh ("The Lord who is King") or Adonai ha Aretz ("Lord of Earth"). Archangels (4): Metatron (The Bright Angel, also of Kether!), Sandalphon (The Dark Angel of planet Earth). Uriel (for the Element of Earth). Nephesh ha Messiah. Angel choir: Ashim ("Souls or Flames of Fire") aka Blessed Souls/ Souls of the Just made Perfect. Mundane chakra: Cholem Yesodoth ("The Breaker of the Foundations"), the Earth, sphere of the Elements. (Pluto, for the death-rebirth aspect)
Colours Yellow Citrine, olive, russet and black Citrine, olive, russet and black, all flecked with gold Black, rayed with yellow
Tarot suits 10 of Wands (Oppression): Malkuth in pure spirit/ Atziluth. Material force selfishly applied. Cruelty and malice, overbearing force and energy. Injustice. 10 of Cups (Satiety): Malkuth in consciousness/ Briah. Happiness inspired from above. Not sensual like 9 ofcups, yet almost more truly happy. Matters definitely arranged and settled as wished. Permanent and lasting success. 10 of Swords (Ruin): Malkuth in Yetzirah. Ruin, death, failure, disaster . Loving to overthrow the happiness of others. 10 of Disks (Wealth): Malkuth in material Assiah. Material gain so vast that it may lose its importance. Old age, slothfullness.
Court cards Princess of Wands: Princess of the Shining Flame. The Rose of the Palace of Fire. Princess and Empress of the Salamanders. Throne of the Ace of Wands. Young woman w. gold/red hair, blue eyes. Essence of fire. The Free Spirit. Sudden in anger or love, dynamic and unpredictable as the tiger. Princess of Cups: Princess of the Water and Lotus of the Palace of the Floods. Princess and Empress of the Nymphs and Undines. Throne of the Ace of Cups. Young woman w. brown hair, brown eyes. Essence of water. The Lover. Poetic, gentle, dreamy. Turtle = wisdom/ long life. Swan=Orpheus/music. Tortoise <10> which in Hinduism bears an Elephant <9> which supports the Universe. Princess of Swords: Princess of the Rushing Winds. Lotus of the Palace of Air. Princess and Empress of the Sylphs and Sylphides. Throne of the Ace of Swords. Young woman w. light brown hair, blue eyes. Essence of air. The Regenerator. Mixture of Minerva (wisdom) and Diana (huntress/moon). Medusa, not entirely pleasant. Subtle in material things. Princess of Disks: Princess of the Echoing Hills. The Rose of the Palace of Earth. Princess and Empress of the Gnomes. Throne of the Ace of Earth. Young woman w. rich-brown/red-brown hair, dark eyes. Essence of earth. The creatress. Generous, benevolent, persevering. Completion of that found in Princess of Wands.
10 Commandments "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors house nor anything that is thy neighbors" (the vice of avarice).
Crowley's "10 Secret Joys of The Master" "The Perfection of the Universe is the Realization of the Ideal of thy Passion."
Paul Case's "Pattern on the Threstleboard" "The realm of Spirit is embodied in my flesh."
Virtue / Vice Discrimination, scepticism (the importance of the ordinary, let go of that which should be given up for the greater good) / Avarice, inertia.
Spiritual Experience Vision of the Holy Guardian Angel. 3rd way (ray) to spiritual realization: Activity/Action.
Magical Image A young woman, crowned and throned.
Magical symbols Altar of the double cube (as above so below). The Equal-armed cross (4 elements balanced). The magic circle (attention/senses). The triangle of art. Altar of the Double Cube (as above so below). Circle. Triangle. Crystal.
Chakra symbols (Sir John Woodroffe) "The Muladhara is a Lotus of four petals.The petals are red, and have the letters Va, Sa (palatal), Sa (cerebral), Sa, in colours of gold.
In the pericarp is the square Dhara-mandala surrounded by eight spears, and within it and in the lower part is the Dhara-Bija ("
Lam") who has four arms ans is seated on the elephant Airavata. He is of yellow colour, and holds the thunderbolt (Vajra) in his hands.
Inside the Bindu of the Dhara-Bija is the Child Brahma, who is red in colour, and has four hands with which he holds the staff (Danda), the gourd (Kamandalu), the Rudraksa rosary, and makes the gesture which dispels fear (Abhaya-mudra). He has four faces.
In the pericarp there is a red lotus on which is presiding Divinity of the Chakra, the Shakti Dakini. She is red and has four arms, and in her hands are Sula (spear), Khatvanga (skull-mounted staff), Khadga (heavy sacrificial sword) and Casaka (drinking-cup).
In the pericarp there is also the lightning-like triangle, inside which are Kama-Vayu and Kama-Bija ("Klim"), both of which are red.
Above this is the Svayambhu-Linga which is Syama-varna (its colour), and above and round this Linga is kundalini coiled three and a half times, and above this last upstands, on the top of the Linga, Cit-kala (another form of kundalini)."
Body The feet (manifestation). The anus (discrimination). Base of spine. Body as a whole. Death. The root chakra - between the anus and the sexual organs - regulates the suprarenal gland which balances adrenalins (right, survival) and endorphins (left, patience).
Mythology Corn goddesses. Eulysian Mysteries. the earth cult. Persephone is the throned young woman. Demeter her mother. Gods of the underworld. Pluto. Loke. Idun.
Other symbols Elephant. Rhino. Horse. Sandalwood. Clover. Meadowsweet. Oaktree. Rabbit. Gnome.

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