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5. geburah


The fifth stage is called Geburah, strength. It represents the power to carry out cosmic law, thereby enabling cosmic justice.

At the stage of Geburah, success or failure are the result of being in or out of accordance with Divine Law. It is a process of reduction, elimination, sacrifice, discipline, severity and fight.

In our personal lives, Geburah represents the ability to set force behind our principles, the energy and discipline that is necessary to bring ideals into being.

The sword represents power exercised by the individual under perfect self-control. And perfect self-control means "according to cosmic law". Your true will is the will of God.

Title(s) Geburah, Strength, Severity (Gimel, Beth, Vau, Resh, Hé). Din, Justice. Pachad, Fear. The Destroyer. Warrior King. Power of Judgment. Clarifier. Eliminator of the Useless.
Place In the centre of the Pillar of Severity, opposite to Chesed. Gives rise to Tiphareth through the path of Lamed.
"32 Paths of Wisdom" "The Fifth Path is called the Radical Intelligence, because it is itself the essence equal to the Unity, uniting itself to the Binah, or Intelligence which emanates from the Primordial depths of Wisdom or Chokmah. "
The four worlds Atziluth Briah Yetzirah Assiah
Divine names Godname: Elohim Gebor ("God of Battles. God Almighty" ). Archangel: Khamael. Angel choir: Seraphim ("Fiery Serpents" or "Flaming ones")/ Order of Powers. Mundane chakra: Madim ("Vehement Strength"), Mars.
Colours Orange Scarlet red Bright scarlet Red, flecked black
Tarot suits 5 of Wands (Strife): Geburah in spirit. Volcanic energy. Beginning of quarrel and strife. Lust, desire, generosity. Fear of strife about ideas. 5 of Cups (Disappointment): Geburah in consciousness /Briah. Loss of that which is loved or unexpected disappointment in love. Evil, inverted pentagram. 5 of Swords (Defeat): Geburah in astral Yetzirah. Defeat, loss, failure. Contest finished and decided against the person. A busybody and seperator. 5 of Disks (Worry): Geburah in matter. Loss of profession and monetary resorces. Material worry. Fear of insecurity.
10 Commandments "Thou shalt not kill".
Crowley's "10 Secret Joys of The Master" "The Movement of the Universe is the Fullfillment of thine Energy."
Paul Case's "Pattern on the Threstleboard" "I recognize the manifestation of the undeviating Justice in all the circumstances of my life"
Virtue / Vice Energy, courage/ Cruelty, destruction
Spiritual Experience Vision of Power. The 1st ray to spiritual realisation: Will/Power (the heroic way).
Magical Image A mighty warrior in his chariot.
Magical symbols The Pentagon (-gram!). The Five-petalled Tudor Rose of 5 petals. The Sword (the suit of swords are under the presidency of Mars/Geburah). The Spear. The Scourge. The Chain.
Body Right arm. Right shoulder. Right adrenal. Adrenalin-fight (stress, virilism). Visuddhi (throat) chakra (together with Chesed on the path of Teth).
Mythology War gods. Destructive gods. Horus' hawk-eye. Horus, the son of Osiris and Isis defeated king Set, the murderer of his father, in a violent battle on an island in the Nile. Tyr.
Other symbols Cypress. Borage. Peony. Rowan. Horse. Dwarf. Tuesday.


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