eighth stage, Hod, is the stage of concentration where the energy is temporarily
controlled and molded into forms. The effort of Hod is not a
stable one: The eights of the tarot symbolise success in the
the time being.
a personal level, Hod is typicaly mirrored by the concrete mind,
the intellect working with language, symbols, any form created by the individual
The powers of the WORD: Philosophy, systems, reason, litterature,
ceremonial magic, thought, science, mantras, signs, any controlled
use of oral vibration. But Hod's words of power are only effective
when they are vibrated and projected with the intensely inspired
feelings of Netzach.
its best, Hod is completely neutral, watery and reflective. It represents the
true Glory of the light-filled
mind when it mirrors the higher truths of Chesed. But most often
"the Astral seeks to deceive", the symbols do not reveal
but conceal the truth. This occurs when our relationship with
the symbols are emotionally biased, unenligtened by Netzach that teaches the truth of both sides
of any symbolic polarity.
||Hod, Glory (Hé, Vau, Daleth).
||At the foot of the Pillar of Severity, opposite
to Netzach. Gives rise to Yesod through the path
|"32 Paths of
Eighth Path is called Absolute or Perfect, because it is the
means of the primordial, which has no root by which it can cleave,
nor rest, except in the hidden places of Gedulah, Magnificence,
which emanate from its own proper essence. "
|The four worlds
||Godname: Chakra: Elohim Tzabaoth
("God of Hosts").
||Archangel: Michael (restricts the
phallic serpents of the Freudians).
||Angel choir: Beni Elohim ("Sons
of God", they are the forms) aka Archangels
||Mundane chakra: Kokab ("The
Stellar Light"), Mercury
||Yellowish brown, flecked white
||8 of Wands (Swiftness): Hod in Atziluth/
spirit. Very rapid rush too quickly passed and expended. Hasty
communication. Electricity, swiftness or rapidity. Direct speech
||8 of Cups (Indolence): Hod in Briah/
consciousness. Abandoned success or decline of interest in anything.
Misery without cause. Depletion, indolence
||8 of Swords (Interference): Hod in
Yetzirah/ the astral. To go first in one direction and then another.
Shortened force, narrowness or restriction, a prison. Too much
attention to detail, pettiness. Over-analysing.
||8 of Disks (Prudence): Akaiah/Kehethel
Hod in material Assiah . Skill, prudence, overcarefullness
about small things, at the expense of great. Gain of ready money
in small sums. "Penny wise and pound foolish". Prudence
||"Thou shalt not steal"
Secret Joys of The Master"
||"The Mutability of the Universe
is the Splendour of thine Ingenuity."
|Paul Case's "Pattern
on the Threstleboard"
||"I look forward with confidence
to the perfect realization of the Eternal Splendour of the Limitless
|Virtue / Vice
||Truthfullness / falsehood, dishonesty,
||Vision of Splendour. 5th way (ray)
to spiritual realization: Knowledge/Science. The hermetic orange
||Names (words of power) and Versicles
(mantras). Apron (craftsman, maker of forms). Spells. Book. Chain.
||Loins and legs. Right arm and hand.
Right kidney (kidney disorders). Manipura (Solar Plexus) chakra
(together with Netzach on the path of Peh).
||Gods of wisdom. Smart gods. Thoth.
Mercury. Hermes. Ganesha. Odin. Heimdal. Loke.
||Rosemary. Couchgrass. Sage. Pansy.
Hazeltree. Fox. Elf. Wednesday.
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