Teth is the first
path outside the Supernal Triangle (Eden). Outside this garden,
from the top of the Ethical Triangle,
the human soul is to find its self-consciousness,
its direction, conscience and ethics, on its own. Teth
is the path on which the fiery darkness of the Supernals is manifested
as light, the now seperate (solar!) consciousness of souls.
Teth means 'serpent',
the animal which played a crucial role as the tempter
in Genesis, but which is also a symbol of perfect manifestation
and wisdom with a tail in its mouth.
The angels of Geburah are in fact
the seraphim, the
fiery serpents. The serpent
of Kundalini, the life force, can rise from Yesod
and illuminate the higher chakras, as symbolized by the snakes
climbing the Caduceus. The snake is therefore a perfect symbol
of the condition of the human soul, its potential for growth through life.
path of Teth connects not only Chesed's archetypical laws with Geburah's carrying them
out, but also the main Pillars of Mercy and Severity. Therefore
it is a path of particularly strong and fruitful polarity, a
highly sexual path between love and will as such, of fluent manifestation. If successful, this intercourse
the soul's journey into form
that enables it to accept, control and transform the earthly
forces of nature. These are symbolized by the lion (Leo!) on
the tarot trump below, controlled by a woman, Eve, a key actor
behind our venture into self-consciousness, our Lust for life.
have the guts?
|Meaning of Letter:
||Type of Letter: Simple Letter: Taste.
||Between Chesed and Geburah. The first path
of the Ethical
Compare also with the other horisontal paths Daleth and Peh.
|"32 Paths of
||"The Nineteenth Path is the
Intelligence of all the activities of the spiritual beings, and
is so called because of the affluence diffused by it from the
most high blessing and most exalted sublime glory."
||8. Lust (Strength).
The Daughter of the Flaming
Sword. The Magickal Union. Children of the dragon flame. Law
|Virtue / Vice: Limited / selfish.
|The four worlds
|Meanings of Trump
||"I release the energy from my
greatest fears, weaknesses and repressions, and utilize it as
a source of vitality and power, which enables me to reach my
||"I am Lust, nothing can stop
my lust for life".
||Heart. Reins. Elixir.
|Chakra symbols (Sir John Woodroffe)
||"At the base of the throat (Kantha-mule)
is the Visuddha Chakra, with sixteen
petals of smoky purple hue. Its filaments are ruddy, and the
sixteen vowels, which are red and have the Bindu above them,
are on the petals.
In its pericarp is the ethereal region (Nabho-mandala), circular
Inside it is the Candra-mandala, and above it is the Bija "Ham". This Bija is white and garmented
in white (clothed in space), seated on an elephant, and is four-armed.
In his four hands he holds the Pasa (noose) and the Ankusa (goad),
and makes the Vara-mudra and the Abhaya-mudra (the boon and fear-dispelling
In his lap is Sada-Shiva, seated on a great lion-seat which is
placed on the back of a bull he is in his form of Arddha-narisvara,
and as such half his body is the colour of snow, and the other
half the colour of gold. He has five faces and ten arms, and
in his hands he holds the Sula (trident), the Tanka (battle-axe),
the Khadga (sacrificial sword), the Vajra (thunderbolt), Dahana
(Agneya-astra), the Nagendra (great snake), the Ghanta (bell),
the Ankusa (goad), the Pasa (noose), and makes the Abhaya-mudra
(dispelling fear). He wears a tigers' skin, his whole body is
smeared with ashes, and he has a garland of snakes round his
neck. The nectar dropping from the down-turned digit of the Moon
is on his forehead.
Within the pericarp, and in the Lunar Region, and seated on bones,
is the Shakti Sakini, white in colour, four-armed, five-faced
and three-eyed, clothed in yellow, and carrying in Her hand a
bow, an arrow, a noose, and a goad."
||Kundalini, the sacred Fire. Upper
chest (breasts). Lymph. Spleen. Defence disorders (widespread
disorder). Dialogue with other beings. The throat chakra - at
the throat cavity - regulates the thyroid gland that influence
||Book of Daniel. Daniel in the Lion's
Den. The work of St. John: Book of Revelation. Androchles and
the Lion. Cat/lion goddesses Bast and Sekhmet. Vestal Virgin
(keeping the Sacred Fire). Gorgon.
||E Natural(Sharp?). Calamus. Echinacea.
Sunflower. Fig. Lion.
to * copenhagen qabalah