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Malktuh/Tarot

Postby Frater Pramudita » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:39 pm

Alright, in Regardie's book, "A Garden of Pomegranates," he states that attributed to Malktuh are the Four Tens of the tarot. He then goes on to say that it is given the final Heh of the Tetragrammaton, "and authority attributes to it the Four Princess of the Tarot."

Is this to mean that there are actually eight seperate tarot cards associated with the Sephirah Malkuth? Or is there a serperation between what is actually given to Malkuth or that attributed to the final HEH? Finally, I'm assuming that by the Princess cards, he refers to the Princess cards of the Swords, Wands, Cups, and Pantacles?
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Postby Frater SOL » Thu Jul 31, 2008 6:53 pm

This may get a bit confusing but here it goes :)
He is referring to Malkuth in the 4 Olamoth or 'Worlds'...the lowest Olam is Assiah & corresponds to Malkuth. It is because of this attribution that the Princess, the final Heh of Tetragrammaton, corresponds to Malkuth...each of Her suits corresponds to one of the 4 Olamoth.(Yod/King/Atziluth/Wands, Heh/Queen/Briah/Cups, Vau/Prince/Yetzirah/Swords, Heh/Princess/Assiah/Pantacles[this is true for the Universal deck, but not for the Thoth deck]) The 4 tens correspond because the number of Malkuth is 10...the 4 suits, again, represent the 4 Olamoth.

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Postby Jim Eshelman » Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:35 pm

As others have said: Yes.

The four 10s are expressions of Sephirah 10. The four Princesses are the Heh-final of The NAME, and therefore (in a different sense) are related to Malkuth.
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Postby Modest » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:55 am

KRVB, what's the difference in Thoth Tarot? I use the scheme you mention with Thoth.
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Postby luxinhominefactum » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:39 am

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in terms of the court cards and numbered cards, there is no difference in the Thoth tarot deck. you can track all of this in 777 if you remember to switch rows 15 and 28 where appropriate.

the main differences between the thoth deck and other tarot decks is that the thoth deck gives away most of the thelemic "magical secrets," including those of sex magick, and the symbolism is more appropriate for the present aeon. this is most obvious in the trump cards, where you have the card associated with the path of Tet, between Chesed and Geburah as "Lust" instead of "strength." a comparison between the Lust and Strength cards will serve the aspiring magician quite well... /pedant

the big thing is the switch between the cards that were once associated with the paths of heh and tzaddi - the heirophant and the star, respectively. in the thelemic tarot system (and on the tree of life in the present aeon) the energies associated with the path of Heh (between tiphareth and Chokmah) are now those of the star, aquarius and so on, while the energies of the heirophant, aries, etc. are now found on the path of tzaddi between yesod and netzach.

i hope this is actually related to your question... i do tend to get a bit carried away sometimes...

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Postby Edward Mason » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:29 am

93,

I think you meant the Emperor, not the Hierophant, n'est-ce pas?

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Postby Frater SOL » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:32 pm

Modest wrote:KRVB, what's the difference in Thoth Tarot? I use the scheme you mention with Thoth.


Sorry Modest...I must've overlooked your question.

The difference in the court cards is that the Knight of the Thoth deck replaces the King of the Universal deck - but their attributes remain the same.

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Postby Modest » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:06 pm

Oh, and I was getting alarmed that I don't know something! Thanks for the answers. :)
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Postby luxinhominefactum » Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:08 am

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law

you're absolutely right, Edward - that's what i get for making these posts at work where i'm distracted :/

next thing you know i'll be saying liber LXV is the Book of the Law...

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