Qoph is the path
linking Netzach's collective forms of nature and
culture with the inert physical vehicle
of Malkuth. It is the path
of our physical
steming from biological evolution and from the soul's specific organization of the body
Qoph is named the
that the automatisms
of the body posess intelligence
and are changeable. Even though they are transmitted
through the blood, they are still gateways to the divine.
The letter Qoph itself
means "back of the head", because this heritage of automatisms is outside the reach of our everyday
consciousness. It is stored as our apparently dark and cruel, instinctual nature
at the very bottom of
the brain. This is highly deceptive. The letter Qoph also refers
to sleep, and any sleeper will eventually become awake. New light
may be born out of the greatest darkness,
if we are ready.
The tarot trump associated
with Qoph is The Moon (see below). Its symbolism includes physical
birth and death, the cycles of the moon, and the double helix
of DNA. The jackal god Anubis represents in Egyptian mythology
between the visible and invisible
world, he weighs the soul of the dead and is equally watchful
by day and by night. When Seth had killed Osiris, it was Anubis
who gathered the parts of his body across Egypt to facilitate
his resurrection. He is our most helpful guide when exploring
|Meaning of Letter: Back of the Head.
||Type of Letter: Simple Letter: Sleep.
||Between Netzach and Malkuth on the Pillar of Mercy, between the Astral Triangle and the physical
plane, opposite to the path of Shin.
|"32 Paths of
||"The Twenty-ninth Path is the Corporeal
Intelligence, so-called because it forms every body which is
formed beneath the whole set of worlds and the increment of them."
||18. The Moon. The Ruler of Flux and Reflux. The Child of
the Sons of the Mighty. The elder witch. Priestess of the crescent
|Virtue / Vice: Cyclical / imbalance.
|The four worlds
|Meanings of Trump
||Crimson (ultra violet)
||Buff, flecked silver-white
||Light translucent pinkish brown
||"I am in tune with my inner wisdom and
my life is enriched by a wealth of intuitive understanding and
||"I am the Moon, the past".
||Magic mirror. Blood.
||Left leg. Left skeleton, bones muscles. Skeletal
disorders, rheumatis, arthritis, gout. Bewitchments. Casting
||The beetle of Kephera (Scarabeus), Father of
the Gods, the Great God of creation and resurrection. Anubis,
the jackal god represents in Egyptian mythology the border between
the visible and invisible world. Artemis (Diana), the moon goddess,
with her pack of hounds. Werewolf. Oannes (Babylonian fish-god
of wisdom and light).
||B Natural. Juniper. Bogbean. Poppy. Elm. Dog.
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