is the ninth stage where the emanations of the entire tree of
life are adopted and employed through the cosmic web of basic life energy. Charged with life
energy of Yesod, the emanations of the tree have the power to
effectively influence Malkuth, the sensual, physical world. Yesod
is the magical
link between mind and matter, the foundation and support of our existence,
a great fundamental force for good and evil.
life energy of Yesod is usually identified with the etheric plane,
the sphere of the aether, also called the Akasha, or the Astral Light. It is built from
the same electrical-magnetic current that runs through each person's
etheric body and enables us to stay healthy and strong. Its magnetism
is the dynamo of sex, also known as Kundalini. It can be excited
and accessed in a number of ways like prayer, meditation, sexual
stimulation or rituals. Its intensity or 'tides' follow the cycles
of the Moon, the richness of the waxing or full moon alternates
with the low tides of the waning or absent moon.
life energy is not a passive material. Its currents are structured
around the images of the combined
human unconscious for which it is the primary raw material. These
are the images of any dream or directed visualization. Seductive
and frightening images of the dreams and fears of humanity are
recorded in The Astral Light and are guiding the waves of etheric
energy for good and bad. That is why this 'substance of the imagination'
confers magical or psychic abilities to any person who puts in
the meditative discipline - for good or evil purposes. What you see in the
glow of this energy is what you get.
Foundation may not only be a positive one. As emphasized by Freud
on a personal level, some images are surpressed or repressed
stuff from the past which even today is unconsciously directing
our drives of emotional
and sexual attraction and repulsion. Unconscious programming - symbolized
by the Dark side of the Moon and the witch goddess Hecate - forces
the life energy in certain directions and limits the magician's
freedom of action. At worst it causes psycho somatic disease.
astral storehouse of images is a wilderness of mirrors, illusions
(Maya) that are far from trustworthy and may be oppressive as
well as liberating: "The astral seeks to deceive".
Your ability to perform white magic and to produce true psychic visions depends not only
on your astral capability but on the extent to which your operations
are rooted in Spirit, represented by
the higher Sephirah - preferably Kether in Atziluth, EHEIEH. Guided by spirit, the life energy
of Yesod, the Machinery of the Universe, will catalyze a positive
transmutation of the future, symbolized by the goddess of the
bright Moon, Diana the huntress.
||Yesod, the Foundation (Yod, Samech,
Vau, Daleth). The Fulcrum.
||Towards the base of the Pillar of Equilibrium.
Opposite to Tiphareth. Gives rise to Malkuth through the path
|"32 Paths of
Ninth Path is the Pure Intelligence, so called becuse it purifies
the Numerations, it proves and corrects the designing of their
representation, and disposes their unity with which they are
combined without diminution or division. "
|The four worlds
||Godname: Shaddai el Chai ("Almighty
Living God" or "Almighty God of Life").
||Archangel: Gabriel, gives the powers
of vision, a blue-green figure with silver flashes, the battery
of the Universe.
||Angel choir: Kerubim ("the strong")
||Mundane chakra: Levanah ("The
Lunar Flame"), the Moon.
||Very dark purple
||Citrine, flecked azure
||9 of Wands (Strength): Yesod in Atziluth/ spirit.Great
physical (Herculian) strength. Recovery from sickness. Victory
preceded by apprehension and fear. Use of inner strength.
||9 of Cups (Happiness): Yesod in Briah/ consciousness.
Complete success". Fullfillment of wishes. Pleasure and
sensuality. Highminded, not easily satisfied with small/linited
||9 of Swords (Cruelty): Yesod in Yetzirah/ the
astral. Illness, suffering and cruelty. Lying, dishonesty, pain.
Facing the inner self-critic.
||9 of Disks (Gain): Yesod in material Assiah.
Inheritance or material gain by good luck and management, sometimes
||"Thou shalt not bear false witness
against thy neighbor"
Secret Joys of The Master"
||"The Stability of the Universe
is Change, the Assurance of thy Truth."
|Paul Case's "Pattern
on the Threstleboard"
||"In thought and word and deed,
I rest my life, from day to day, upon the sure Foundation of
|Virtue / Vice
||Vision of the Machinery of the Universe.
6th way (ray) to spiritual realization: Devotion/Idealism.
||A beautiful naked man, very strong.
||Perfumes (etheric, playing on the
emotions). Sandals (earth magnetism, treading on holy ground,
winged sandals of Hermes).
|Chakra symbols (Sir John Woodroffe)
||"The Svadhisthana Chakra is of the colour of vermilion,
and has six petals.On its sic petals are the six letters Ba,
Bha, Ma, Ya, Ra and La, with the Bindu placed thereon.They are
of the colour of lightning.
In the pericarp of this Lotus is the region of water in the form
of and eight-petalled Lotus, with a half-moon in its centre.
This region is white.
Inside the latter is the Varuna-Bija "Vam", seated on a Makara, with a noose in
In the lap of the latter (in the hollow of the Bindu) is Vishnu
seated on Garuda.he has four hands, and is carrying the Sankha
(conch shell), Cakra (discus), Gada (mace), and Padma (lotus).He
is dressed in yellow raiment, wears a long garland (Vanamala)
round his neck, the mark Sri-vatsa and the gem Kaustubha on his
breast, and is youthful in appearance.
On a red lotus in the pericarp is the Shakti Rakini. She is Syama-varna
(her colour), and in her four hands she holds the Sula (spear
or trident), Abja (lotus), Damaru (drum) and Tanka (battle-axe).
She is three-eyed and has fierce projecting fangs (Kutila-damstri),
and is terrible to behold. She is fond of white rice, and a stream
of blood runs from her nostril."
||Sexual organs (sexual disorders),
the vital current. The Hara chakra - four fingers below the navel
- regulates the glands of the testicles or ovaries and balances
action/tension (right) and finishing/relaxation (left). The Central
Nervous System. Chi. Meridian lines. Kundalini, symbolized by
a serpent coiled around the reproductive organs. The vegetative
life energy of plants.
||Moon goddesses. Diana/Artemis, moon
goddess, chaste goddess, ever virgin, fertility goddess - there
are times when Diana is many-breasted and times when her hounds
tear the intruder to pieces. Selene/Luna. Hecate, goddess of
witchcraft and childbirth. Isis, lunar crescent upon her head.
Maat sitting on her heels. Atlas holding the world. Frej. Vampire.
Noah's Ark. Serpent in the Garden of Eden. Serpent on the Tree
of Life. Serpent of Wisdom with the tail in its mouth. Serpents
actually move by undulations, corresponding to the moon phases.
The Holy Spirit (Virgin Mary).
||Animals related to water. Lavender.
Damiana. Iris. Violet. Willow. Cat. Monday.
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