Shin means tooth,
and the sharpness of this path is striking. Shin connects Hod's world of ideal forms with Malkuth's
inert physical manifestation. It teaches the relationship between
and reality, the path
of realization, the truly human ability to change and be changed
by the world.
Shin is the mother
letter of Fire, and fire may be the strongest possible symbol
of technology. The taming of fire was a milestone in the evolution of human
civilization. The myth tells us that the our
race was given Fire by Prometheus,
who stole it from Hephaistos (Vulcan). The name Prometheus means
'forethought', referring to the aim of any qabalistic engineer:
To express new spiritual insight on the physical plane, the sooner
However, the movements
of Malkuth, the great maintainer,
only slowly; "each in an orbit convenient
for it". The progress of our civilization and technology
as well as our personal ives is a process of evolution,
not revolution: New ideas must win acceptance and survive the present in order to become dominant in the
future. And new ideas depart from the old. We are dependent on
before us, our culture,
our family, previous generations and incarnations. As said by W.Faulkner:
"The past isn't dead, it isn't
even past yet".
Shin is the Perpetual Inteligence, the path on which to access
The tarot trump "The
Aeon" is called Judgment in most tarot packs. The present
is judged by the time to come, but new ideas are also judged by existing
matters - and
The fire of Shin is a
a double rebirth through fire: Not only matter but also the mind
evolves through this process of realization. Therefore, don't be impatient with the world,
be prepared to change
|Meaning of Letter: Tooth.
||Type of Letter: Maternal Letter: Fire.
||Between Hod and Malkuth on the Pillar of Severity, from the Astral Triangle to the physical
plane. Opposite to the path of body automatisms, Qoph.
|"32 Paths of
||"The Thirty-first Path is the Perpetual
Intelligence; but why is it so-called? Because it regulates the
motions of the Sun and Moon in their proper order, each in an
orbit convenient for it."
||20. The Aeon / Judgment. The Spirit of Primal Fire.
|Virtue / Vice: Planning / Critical.
||Astrology: Element of Fire. Pluto.
|The four worlds
|Meanings of Trump
||Glowing orange scarlet
||Scarlet, flecked gold
||Vermilion, flecked crimson and emerald
||"I respond to the call of the Angel and
the awakening of my Soul. I have a new sense of life and of purpose".
||"I am the Aeon, the future".
||Wings. Stars. Pyramid.
||Right leg. Right skeleton, bones, muscles.
Skeletal disorders, rheumatis, arthritis, gout (our skeleton
should be stable as well as flexible). Evocation / transformation.
||Day of Judgment. Salamander. Hestia (greek)/
Vestia (roman), ever virgin, the hearth. Hephaistos (greek)/
Vulcan (roman) (working at his forge with metals using the eternal
holy fire, technology). Prometheus (="forethought")
stole the holy fire from Hephaistos and gave it to humanity.
||C Natural. Hyssop. Yarrow. Dandelion. Balsam
to * copenhagen qabalah