April 6-8, 2017; V. The Hierophant

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April 6-8, 2017; V. The Hierophant

Postby Al-Shariyf » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:36 am




“How art Thou now my husband that art my Bride? What word must I remember? Nail me to the door of thine enemy, to the door of the marketplace, to the door of thy sepulcher, that, naked & unknowing, even I may be a sign of thy devotion to all thy lovers.”


HEBREW LETTER: Vav, nail or hook. Used to refer to the hooks by which the veil of the Holy Tabernacle was hung. Literally, the conjunction “and” in Hebrew, signifying connection or union. Third letter of YHVH, with correspondent meanings.

CARD NAME: Hierophant, Greek for “Revealer of the Mysteries,” or “one who shows holy things.” Older titles of this card included The Pope (which is just Pop or Papa, a virtually universal linguistic artifact in just about every language).

ESOTERIC MEANING: The Eternal (or Triumphant) Consciousness. It is the pleasure of that Glory beyond which is No-Glory like unto it. It is also called the Garden of Pleasure, which is prepared for the Compassionate (i.e., the Adepts).

TREE of LIFE: Chesed to Chokmah. (Links ‘Mercy’ and ‘Wisdom’; or Memory with Infinite Will; thus, the initiated Ruach opening itself to the Wisdom or Word descending from Neshamah. Instructional or ecclesiastical authority.)

ESOTERIC TITLE: The Magus of the Eternal

TANTRIC & ALCHEMICAL SIGNIFICANCE: The Stone: Sanctified Union of the Priest and Priestess.

DIVINATION: Wisdom, intuition, manifestation, teaching (inner teachings received), philosophical, goodness of heart, harmony, marriage, help from superiors, peace, stillness, occult force voluntarily invoked.

"To advance—that means Work. Patient, exhausting, thankless, often bewildering Work. Dear sister, if you would but Work! Work blindly, foolishly, misguidedly, it doesn’t matter in the end: Work in itself has absolute virtue." -Magick Without Tears
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Re: April 6-8, 2017; V. The Hierophant

Postby David S » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:48 pm

Inner teaching and pedagogy. The free-flowing dharma talk emerging spontaneously from a place of balance and repose, surprising even the guru with its veracity. The relentlessness and tenacity of the truth. Inner anima figure suggests a kind of hermaphrodite, realization of feminine and the strengh of receptivity necessary to progress past the domineering Emperor. Hierophant faces forward, but eyes are closed. He is smiling. Has become a suitable receptacle for the Light. Integration of the inner child, like the star ever new born within, as the animating principle at the heart center. The dove and the serpent. He is the center between breaths, Heh to each side. The life power. He is a visionary. A teacher. He is the voice of clear intuition.

In a reading, generally means listen to yourself, focus inward and attend to the quiet still voice within. Get centered. Retreat (somewhat), but not disassociate like the Hermit. Trust your gut.
On the right track. Sometimes, a truth to tell, and encouragement toward candor.
"But all we say and do, however casually, adds up to more, far more, than our most strenuous Operations. 'Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.'" - Commentaries of AL
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Re: April 6-8, 2017; V. The Hierophant

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:31 am

This is my real dad.
Not behind the mask--
The dark eyes turn human
Once the play is over.
But the mask
And the human
When time stops.

You're my link
To the past
You hold up the veil
Over my eyes
And tear down the wall
When it is time.

From the day of my birth
Until the day that I don the mask
And await my birth.
Every man and every woman is a star.
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