Liber XXII - Compare?

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Liber XXII - Compare?

Postby Heru » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:34 am

Between the two sets of sigils in Liber XXII is a table instructing the reader to compare the sigils that match the Hebrew letters. But which comparison is being implied?

If we take the first line as an example (Compare Aleph with Tzaddi), are we meant to be comparing:

1) The Mercurial-Aleph with the Qliphotic-Tzaddi?

or

2) The Mercurial-Aleph with the Mercurial-Tzaddi? (and vice versa with the Qliphot.)

At the moment I'm leaning towards option 2. If a direct comparison between the Mercurial and Qliphotic sigils was intended, then a direct comparison would be more appropriate. (Compare Aleph with Aleph.)

But having said that I fail to see what sort of general pattern is being presented by this table of comparisons. Does anyone know what sort of scheme is being implied? I'm not exactly new to Qabalah, but I'm still not getting much aside from some slight connections between some individual sigils. But I still can't see an overall pattern.

For instance I can see a vague connection between the Mercurial-Aleph, the Mercurial-Tzaddi, and the Swastika on both sigils. The letter Aleph is symbolically related to the Swastika. The letter Tzaddi was/is(?) attributed to Atu XVII, The Star. And 17 is numerically related to the Swastika. But so what? What else am I missing here?
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Re: Liber XXII - Compare?

Postby Starry Soul » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:33 pm

#1 (It's quite clear, I think? I may be wrong.)

Anyway, I haven't explored this particular mystery yet.
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Re: Liber XXII - Compare?

Postby Heru » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:14 am

Starry Soul wrote:#1 (It's quite clear, I think? I may be wrong.)


It's not clear to me. :?

Currently I'm working on the assumption that the text of Liber Arcanorum is a sort of commentary on the sigils found in Liber XXII. The sigil-pairs indicated on the comparison table appear to match up with the text, provided you only use the Mercurial ones. The corresponding Qliphotic sigil appears to indicate that something has gone wrong.

For example in line 3 of Liber Arcanorum the Virgin of God seeketh Seventy to her Four. The Mercurial sigil for Ayin displays something suggestive of an erect phallus. While the Qliphotic Ayin looks limp and flaccid to me. I suspect the Mercurial Ayin/Seventy is the one she seeketh.
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Re: Liber XXII - Compare?

Postby Starry Soul » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:58 am

Heru wrote:The corresponding Qliphotic sigil appears to indicate that something has gone wrong.

Maybe that's the point? The difficulty of comparison probably makes it more valuable.
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