Ayin is the path
between Hod, where energy is concentrated
into mental forms, and Tiphareth,
the central sephirah of beauty
and harmony, where the incarnating soul resides. The path of
ayin transforms the intuitive light of the soul into mind-forms
comprehensible to the human brain and vice versa.
Ayin means 'eye'
but it refers to two ways of seeing: Downwards, Tiphareth
itself by employing the
energy into the denser human forms of Hod.
Upwards, Hod's precise but narrow forms
of human language and culture are left behind in order to achieve
powers of Tiphareth,
the socalled knowledge and conversation of The Holy Guardian Angel, the all-seeing
eye of the Egyptians.
"Renovating Intelligence" is a proper name for such
renewal of our perspective.
go of our thoughts, our mental concepts, our cultural perceptive
history is not an easy task. Language seperates, draws distinctions
and is a source of evil, unless enlightened by the heart. For
most of us, the reception of light from Tiphareth
is overshadowed or distorted
by human mind-forms which
we have come to identify with reality. One does not have study
the philosophies of Nietzsche, Adorno or Foucault in order to
understand that this construction of reality leaves us stuck
in a state of mental
slavery or bondage, directed
by convention instead of the heart.
In tarot, The Devil
in the form of Pan, the Goat, is associated with Ayin for a good
reason. The cultural labels of good and evil stick to our language
and blocks perception. The key is an opening of the eye, completely accepting, and therefore seeing, all there is. As a simple letter, Ayin refers
to mirth: A strong sense
of humour may be a superior
road to acceptance. The all-digesting can-eating goat of the
comic strip provides perhaps the clearest interpretation. There
is nothing in the universe not of God, including the Devil.
|Meaning of Letter: Eye.
||Type of Letter: Simple Letter: Mirth.
||Between Tiphareth and Hod, between
the Ethical and the Astral Triangle, opposite to the desire-killing
path of Nun.
|"32 Paths of
||"The Twenty-sixth Path is called the Renovating
Intelligence, because the Holy God renews by it all the changing
things which are renewed by the creation of the world. "
||15. The Devil. The Lord of the Gates of Matter. Child of the
Forces of Time. Prince of the Powers of Air (Yetzirah, the form
world). The Erect and Glad.
|Virtue / Vice: Fearless / debauched.
|The four worlds
|Meanings of Trump
||Cold, dark grey, approaching black
||"I will transcend the darkness of ignorance
and overcome the chaos of my deepest fears".
||"I am the Devil, playful and humorous".
||Elixir. Lamp. Horns.
||Right lower back. Liver. Gall bladder. Pancreas.
Jaundice. Diabetes. Fascination. Casting evil eye.
||Pan. The all-seeing eye of the Egyptians. The
Scape-Goat. Zen. Satyr.
||A Natural. Nutmeg. Dandelion. Foxglove. Aspen.
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