Notes on the Path of Peh - War

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Notes on the Path of Peh - War

Postby LD330 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:05 pm

Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be the Whole of the Law.

Avoiding Capture

The Path of Peh (the Tower) connects Hod and Netzach on the Tree of Life. The magical image of Hod is the hermaphrodite (female with penis) and the magical image of Netzach is the adulterous woman.

In my interpretation, Peh provides the formula to maneuver oneself libidinally with respect to any other individual. This interpretation is based on my own experience and the magical images involved. This formula is based on having a pranically strong, aspiring body in Yesod.

The magician is theoretically capable of doing anything. What the magician can practically do is limited by their place in the universe and what they have ready-to-hand (their magical armory).

The magician who doesn't know what other individuals do know finds himself at a disadvantage here. Others have certainties that they will project are also True for the magician. These certainties are the other's libidinal drive.

The individual operating on an entirely Other plane of consistency has two choices with respect to these drives. The healthy, aspiring individual (Yesod, the Strong Man) can submit to the drives, sublimating them and allowing them to penetrate Her (Hod, the Hermaphrodite) or they can Cuckold the drive (Netzach, the Adulterous Woman), denying that form of knowledge.

Moving through Peh is Samekh, the path going right up the middle pillar. The libidinal formula here is gender fluidity. In nonknowledge (which is a form of knowledge) the sex drive is reflexive and interpretive of itself. How do you know how to have sex with others? Well, you find out what feels good for yourself. The individual can move straight up the middle pillar using their male and female forms.

The result of the operation will depend on the two individuals', or the two individuals' drives', positions in Tiphareth and beyond. One is reminded of the quote Crowley often used with respect to the True Will: if it were Napoleon's True Will to conquer Europe, he would have done so.

Also of note here is the relation to the Hindu God Shiva, whose name means in one translation That Which Is Not.

Love is the Law, Love Under Will.
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