Mem, the mother
letter of water, links Geburah's
carrying out of cosmic law with Hod's
concentration of energy into forms. Mem teaches that the manipulation
of forms in Hod must submit
to Geburah's higher will.
Mem means 'water',
the reflective waters of consciousness, flowing from Kether
through Gimel. The job
of our consciousness is to transmit impulses between the will
and the planes of form. It should enable us to be firmly guided by the true (divine) will, not the
limited ideas adopted by the personality. Then Mem will become
"The Stable Intelligence (...) because it has the virtue
of consistency among all its numerations".
The order of divine
will is superior to and differ from the concepts developed by
human language and culture. Therefore the process og Mem challenges
our concepts of
order and chaos, known and unknown. It stretches the waters of consciousness
the collective domain, where,
as described by C.G.Jung: "all life flows in suspension",
divine will. The limitations of knowing are sacrificed.
The Hanged Man, the
tarot trump pictured below, suggests Mem as a process of reversal and crucifixion upon the alter of (watery) consciousness.
All known forms and judgment must be left behind in order to
experience the higher reality, where all opposites are reconciled.
As dictated by the will, it is not a matter of choice, but of
|Meaning of Letter:
||Type of Letter: Maternal Letter: Water.
||Between Geburah and
Hod in the Pillar of Severity, opposite to the path of Kaph, the choice of luck.
|"32 Paths of
||"The Twenty-third Path is the
Stable Intelligence, and it is so called because it has the virtue
of consistency among all numerations."
||12. The Hanged Man.
The Spirit of the Mighty
Waters. The water redeemer. Law of Reversal.
|Virtue / Vice: Passive / Victim.
||Astrology: Element of Water.
|The four worlds
|Meanings of Trump
||White, flecked purple, like mother-of-pearl
||"I give up all the old attachments,
prejudices and fears. I give up all that inhibits my growth.
I have faith that my sacrifice of the limitations of the known
will lead me to new and bountiful rewards and fullfillment".
||"I am the Hanged Man, forgiving
||Christian cross. Wine.
||Right mid back and sides. Large intestine
(ascending/transverse). Emotional disorders. Skrying. Body-will.
||Sacrificed gods. The crucifixion
of Christ. Odin hanging from the World Tree. Mermaid or merman.
||G Sharp. Camomile. Bayberry. Harebell.
Lime tree. Snake.
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