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2. chokmah


Chokmah represents the second stage of the qabalistic Lightning Flash. The stage where the entire energy of the universe is being manifested.

This unorganised, uncompensated, boundless energy which is stimulating the world is considered the primordial maleness of the universe: Abba, the Supernal Father.

The perfect manifestation of energy contains any type of polarity, any balanced pair of opposites or fluid polarities, with a harmonious exchange of energy between them: Wisdom.

"Manifestation is sexual insomuch as it takes place always in terms of pairs of opposites, and sex is cosmic and spiritual because it has its roots in the Three Supernals" (Fortune:125).

Title(s) Chokmah ­ Wisdom (Cheth, Kaph, Mem, Hé). Ab. Abba. The Supernal Father. Tetragrammaton. Yod of Tetragrammaton. Crown of Creation. Power of Yetzirah.
Place At the head of the Pillar of Mercy in the Supernal Triangle. Opposite to Binah which it gives rise to through the path of Daleth.
"32 Paths of Wisdom" "The Second Path is that of the Illuminating Intelligence; it is the Crown of Creation, the Splendour of the Unity, equalling it, and it is exalted above every head, and named by the Kabalists the Second Glory."
The four worlds Atziluth Briah Yetzirah Assiah
Divine names Godname: Jehovah, Yah ("The Lord"). Archangel: Ratziel Angel choir: Auphanim ("Whirling forces", "Wheels") / Kerubim. Mundane chakra: Mazloth, the Zodiac (Uranus)
Colours Pure soft blue Grey Blue pearl grey, like mother-of-pearl White, flecked red, blue, and yellow
Tarot suits 2 of Wands (Dominion):
Chokmah in fiery Atziluth. Stable strength and dominion. Influence over another. Polarisation in equilibrium.
2 of Cups (Love): Chokmah in mental/soul realm. Feelings, love, romance, marriage, warm friendship, partnership. Harmony of male and female. Polarisation in equilibrium. Folly, waste, energy misspent. 2 of Swords (Peace): Chokmah in astral Yetzirah. Cutting swords balanced in harmonious being. Quarrel made up and arranged, compromise, restoration of peace. Still some tension. Temporary equilibrium. 2 of Disks (Change): Chokmah in material Assiah. Harmonious change. Completely expressed duality, matter now being manifested. Visit to friends. A balanced rhythm, alteration of gain/loss, ever varying occupation, inconsistency. Ouroboros is a symbol of wisdom=Chokmah.
Court cards Knight of Wands: Lord of the Flame and the Lightning. King of the Spirits of Fire, King of the Salamanders. Active, generous, sudden, fierce. Man w. blond or red hair, blue hazel eyes. Sagittarius, the Revolutionary. Knight of Cups: Lord of the Wawes and of the Waters. King of the Hosts of the Sea. King of Undines and Nymphs. Personification of force that moves consciousness. Man w. fair hair blue eyes. Cancer, the High Flyer. Poetic, venusian, enthusiastic if roused. Knight of Swords: Lord of the Winds and Breezes. King of the Spirit of Air. King of the Sylphs and Sylphides. Person who activates astral images and ideas. Man w. dark brown hair dark eyes. Gemini, the Decider. Violent aggressively cutting power. Knight of Disks: Lord of the Wild and Fertile Land. King of the Spirits of Earth. King of the Gnomes. Man w. dark eyes, dark hair. Virgo, the healer. Person who activates material fruitition and growth. The stag's regenerative powers.
10 Commandments "Thou shalt not make thee any graven image".
Crowley's "10 Secret Joys of The Master" "Thy name, which is thy word, is the substance of the will, whose mode of action constitutes existence. Chance."
Paul Case's "Pattern on the Threstleboard" "Through me its unfailing Wisdom takes form in thought and word."
Virtue / Vice Devotion to the Great Work /none- purpose/illusion.
Spiritual Experience The Vision of God face to face.
Magical Image A bearded male figure.
Magical symbols The Lingam. The Phallus. The Yod of Tetragrammaton. The Inner Robe of Glory. The Standing-stone. The Tower. The Uplifted Rod of Power. The Straight Line. penis/body/word.
Body Left side of the face or head. Left brain (left brain disorders). Anja (pineal) chakra (together with Binah on the path of Daleth).
Mythology Pallas Athene. Isis. Urania. Vishnu.
Other symbols Frankincense. Rosemary. Orchid. Beech. Owl. Lemur.


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