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Coloring the Thoth Deck

Postby Ankh » Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:54 pm

93,

I am curious if any one here has ever attempted coloring the Thoth Deck?
Granted, it would have to be black and white on card stock.
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Postby augur » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:48 am

Yes, there is an individual in the Vancouver area that has made a set of uncolored cards for this purpose. I do not know if they are available for people to purchase or not, but I have seen them. Contact these people:

COLLEGE OF THELEMA Victoria Campus
P.O. Box 5375, Station B
Victoria, BC V8R 654
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Postby Jim Eshelman » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:03 am

There is no longer a C.O.T. campus in B.C., but the address should still be good:

ITC Orders
PO Box 5375
Victoria, B.C. V8R 6S4
CANADA
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Postby Ankh » Wed Sep 27, 2006 7:41 pm

93 All,

Wow, that's great :!: Thanks for the reply!
Since, I didn't get a reply for so long, I got excited about it. That is
contributing some thing new and helpful to the Thelemic community. :D

I do have four questions about meditating on magical symbols that I hope can be answerd without spilling any magical beans. :wink:

1. Can you confuse subconscious with different symbols?
2. Is there any symbols sets that conflict with each other?
3. What is a god form?
4. Can you use the Atus as types of god forms by backing yours self in to the images and letting your consciousness take there shape?


Thanks
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Postby dshoemaker » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:52 pm

93,

Fraterdeen wrote:1. Can you confuse subconscious with different symbols?

I’m not sure I understand your question. Can you please clarify?

2. Is there any symbols sets that conflict with each other?

Sure. It is usually best to choose an internally consistent symbol system for meditation, especially when you’re just getting started. The good news is that we have some good options for this! (Tarot, QBL, etc.)

3. What is a god form?

God-forms are images of deities that are used to “overlay” the physical body in magical ceremonies, in order to increase your identification with the desired energy.

4. Can you use the Atus as types of god forms by backing yours self in to the images and letting your consciousness take there shape?

I’m not sure I’d use the term “god-form” in this case, but regardless, it is certainly one technique that has been widely used as a means of exploring the images of the Tarot.

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Postby Ankh » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:05 pm

93 All,

dshoemaker wrote: I 'm not sure I understand your question. Can you please clarify?

I have been meditating on the Tarot for a few years.
I was hoping that by coloring the ATUS. It would help to place me firmly in the Thelemic current.

By switching tarot decks. (I have been using a Rider style.) Could I confuse my subconscious mind by changing from one symbol set to another? Especially after years of uses. :shock:

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Postby Ankh » Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:14 pm

93,

To color the Thoth would be easier if there were consistent color use relating to consistent of certain symbols.

True. I have been trying to work out which scale A.C. intendant and why?
On paper. I am working on coloring the Thoth Major Arcana Deck for each of the four worlds. i.e One major deck will be colored in the Atziluth scale. One in the Briah scale, One in the Yetzirah scale and the last one in the Assiah scale.

The BOTA deck Coloring Instructions say that in Wands the Hills are pale violet and sky is light blue.

I haven't made it to the minor arcana YET.
But, the B.O.T.A deck is using the Atziluth scale for there Major Arcana. The interesting thing about there Tree of Life poster is that the Sephiroth are colored in the Briah Scale and the Paths are in the Atziluth colors. I just wanted to mention it in passing. Because I don't know why? :evil:

The Thoth deck in it's current form doesn't conform to this kind of system, I believe, but I may be wrong.
I am not sure either. But I don't think it does.
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Postby Jim Eshelman » Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:22 pm

Fraterdeen wrote:The interesting thing about there Tree of Life poster is that the Sephiroth are colored in the Briah Scale and the Paths are in the Atziluth colors. I just wanted to mention it in passing. Because I don't know why? :evil:

That's the most common way of doing it. That exact coloring arrangement is called the Minutum Mundum.

There is valuable symbolism - which arises easily from meditating a while on the subject - concerning the Sephiroth as essentially "states" within which one exists, and the Paths as flows of force - for example. More simply, in visual sexual terms, Sephiroth are round, containing things and Paths are long, straight things. Which one of these would you color in the Guy Scale vs. the Gal Scale?
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Postby Ankh » Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:44 pm

AHA! :twisted:
No pun intendant.

So there is a balance of the masculine and feminine energy in one glyph.
SWEET! :D
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