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16. vau

(the hierophant)

The path of Vau links the perfect manifestation of Chokmah, the word which is still in darkness, with the manifested cosmic ideas displayed in Chesed. Vau is the process of learning and teaching cosmic law also experienced by Enoch, who saw God face to face.

In tarot, Vau is related to the Hierophant. He passes on the cosmic knowledge of the Priestess (Gimel), but more directly and binding as in-tuition, a listening attention towards the universal teacher, the word of Chokmah.

Vau means nail, the nail that joins the spiritual and manifested worlds, nails spirit to 'the cross of matter' (the four elements) and thereby, like any religion, reveals the sacred in the everyday.

Meaning of Letter: Nail. Hook. Type of Letter: Simple Letter: Hearing. Value: 6.
Place Between Chokmah and Chesed in the Pillar of Mercy, opposite to the path of Cheth. Compare also with Geburah, the 5th Sephirah.
"32 Paths of Wisdom" "The Sixteenth Path is the Triumphal or Eternal Intelligence, so called because it is the pleasure of the Glory, beyond which is no other Glory like to it, and it is called also the Paradise prepared for the Righteous."
Tarot Trump 5. The Hierophant. The Magus of the Eternal. The Child Priest. Law of Intuition.
Virtue / Vice: Traditional / Arrogant. Astrology: Taurus.
The four worlds Atziluth Briah Yetzirah Assiah
Meanings of Trump Channel Compassionate Establishing Enduring
Colours Red orange Deep indigo Deep warm olive Rich brown
Tarot affirmation 1: "I am guided and directed by my highest wisdom for the greatest good, in myself and in the world".
Tarot affirmation 2 "I am the Hierophant, learner and teacher".
Magical symbols Crown. Pentagram.
Body Left rear neck. Posterior pituitary. Endocrine in general. Inner growth disorders. Physical strength.
Mythology Enoch (teacher, sees God face to face). Banshee.
Other symbols C Sharp. Pine. Yellow dock. Cowslip. Cypress tree. Cow.


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