is the sephirah of polarity, the seventh stage where the light
of Tiphareth is broken up as by a prism into many-rayed manifestation,
but still it isn't fully individualised. Netzach, Victory is
achieved when there is a balance and mutual fruitation between the
individual and the collective.
is about being attracted
towards and identifying with other people or beings or with the collective
forms of nature or of culture: The power to enter imaginatively
into the life of existence different to our own, to involve oneself
and surrender to the unity with the other, feeling inspired,
enthusiastic or even ecstatic.
includes not only relationships in all forms: Friendship, sexual
relationships, brother and sisterhood, parenthood, etc., but
also the active use of instincts that are the collective heritage
of the human species, and the channeling of cultural archetypes
into forms (Hod) known as art.
these archetypes are the
which are natural forces clothed in symbols that are built, worshipped
and thereby maintained by human cultures. These are the angels
of Netzach, the Elohim, the gods. The ability to invoke and identify
with the godforms of Netzach through the mind-forms of Hod is one powerful
way of activating natural forces in magic rituals.
beings of Netzach are "flowing backwards and forwards over
the boundaries of manifestation (...) Such beings have no individualised
personalities, but are like armies with banners that can be seen in sunset clouds"
(...) "all mind is group mind in Netzach" (...) Every
life or form of force manifesting in Netzach is a partial but
specialised manifestation (..)
a creature of one idea, one single, stereotyped function"
Netzach force is characterised by continuous inspiration from
the outside and from within. As can be seen from the tarot sevens,
this is a very unstable situation: "lucky
in love, unlucky in cards", "all for love and the world
well lost". Only when combined with the concentrating powers
of Hod, more stable manifestation
will be achieved.
||Netzach, Victory (Nun, Taddi, Cheth).
||At the foot of the Pillar of Mercy, opposite
to Hod which it gives rise
to through the path of Peh.
|"32 Paths of
||"The Seventh Path is the Occult
Intelligence, because it is the Refulgent Splendour of all the
Intellectual virtues which are perceived by the eyes of intellect,
and by the contemplation of faith. "
|The four worlds
||Godname: Jehovah Tzabaoth ("Lord
||Angel choir: Elohim ("Gods")
||Mundane chakra: Nogah ("Glittering
||Bright yellow green
||Olive, flecked gold
||7 of Wands (Valour): Netzach in spiritual Atziluth.
Opposition and possible victory depending on the amount of courage
exercised. Valour: Be true to your values.
||7 of Cups (Debauch): Netzach in Briah. Error,
illusion and illusionary success. Egocentricity and self-deception.
||7 of Swords (Futility): Netzach in astral Yetzirah.
Unstable effort, vascillation and untrustworthy character. Inclination
to lose when on point of gaining through not continuing the effort.
||7of Disks (Failure): Netzach in material Assiah.
Great work for little reward, disappointment. Misery, slavery,
necessity and baseness. Honorable work undertaken only for the
love of it and without desire of reward.
||"Thou shalt not commit adultery"
Secret Joys of The Master"
||"The Sensibility of the Universe
is the Triumph of thine Imagination."
|Paul Case's "Pattern
on the Threstleboard"
||"Living from that Will, supported
by its unfailing Wisdom and Understanding, mine is the Victorious
|Virtue / Vice
||Unselfishness, altruism / Lust, impurity.
||Vision of beauty triumphant. The
4th way (ray) to spiritual realisation: Beauty/Harmony.
||A beautiful naked woman.
||A carried Lamp (related to fire).
Girdle. Rose (girdle and rose are traditionally Venus). Cup.
Chalice. Grail. Dagger.
||Loins. Hips. Legs. Left arm. Left
kidney (kidney disorders). Left hand. Manipura (Solar Plexus)
chakra (together with Hod on the path of Peh).
||Goddesses of love. Venus. Hathoor.
Freja. Faun. Aphrodite: White Aphrodite & Dove (Atziluth
and Briah) vs. Dark Aphrodite & Leopard (Yetzirah and Assiah).
Ischtar. Frigg. Freja.
||Patchouli. Couchgrass. Verbena. Red
rose. Grasses. Appletree. Dove. Friday.
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