Second Knowledge Lecture (1=10)

(in note form)

 

The Three Principles (gunas):

Sulphur (rajas) (active)

Mercury (sattvas) (balancing)

Salt (tamas) (passive)

 

The Planetary Metals

Silver, Gold, Mercury, Copper, Iron, Tin, Lead

 

Alchemical Terms

Sol Philosophorum

The Pure Living Alchemical Spirit of Gold

the refined essence of heat and fire

 

Luna Philosophorum

The Pure Living Alchemical Spirit of Silver

the refined essence of heat and moisture

 

The Green Lion: The Stem and Root of the Radical Essence of Metals

The Black Dragon: Death, Putrefaction, Decay

The Red King: The Qabalistic Microprosopus of Tiphareth

The White Queen: The Qabalistic Bride of Microprosopus, Malkah

 

The Four Orders of the Elements:

Gnomes (Earth)

Sylphs (Air)

Undines (Water)

Salamanders (Fire)

 

 

The Kerubim,

the Living Powers of Tetragrammaton on the Material Plane, and the Presidents of the Four Elements.

Operating through the Kerubic (fixed) Signs:

Air----------Man--------Aquarius

Fire---------Lion---------Leo

Earth--------Bull----------Taurus

Water-------Eagle---------Scorpio

 

Tetragrammaton, the Four Lettered Name

YHVH

 

The Laver of Water of Purification refers to the waters of Binah, the Female Power reflected in the Waters of Creation.

The Altar of Burnt Offering for the sacrifice of animals symbolizes the Qlippoth, or Evil Demons of the plane coniguous to and below the Material Universe. It points out that our passions should be sacrificed.

The Qlippoth are the Unmanifest Daemons of Matter and the Shells of the Dead.

The Altar of Incense in the Tabernacle was overlaid with gold. Ours is Black to symbolize our work which is to seperate the philosophic Gold from the Black Dragon of Matter.

The Twenty-Two Paths are bound together by the Serpent of Wisdom. It unites the Paths but does not touch any of the Sephiroth, which are linked by the Flaming Sword.

The Flaming Sword is formed by the Natural Order of the Tree of Life. It resembles a Flash of Lightning.

Together the Sephiroth and the Twenty-Two Paths form the 32 Paths of the Sefer Yetzirah, or Book of Formation.

 

The Two Pillars on either side of the Altar represent:

Active: The White Pillar on the South Side. Male. Adam. Pillar of Light and Fire. Right Kerub. Metatron.

Passive: The Black Pillar on the North Side. Female. Eve. Pillar of Cloud. Left Kerub. Sandalphon.

 

THE SECOND MEDITATION

Straight Line to Square to Cube

Minerals and Crystals

Salt

Earth Spirits

Earth Triplicity

Bull Virgin Goat

(Kerubic Earth - Mutable Earth - Cardinal Earth)

 

 

The Four Worlds of the Qabalah:

ATZILUTH Archetypal (Pure Deity)

BRIAH Creative (Archangelic)

YETZIRAH Formative (Angelic)

ASSIAH Action (Matter, Man, Shells, Demons)

  

The Houses (Heavens) of the Material World (Assiah):

1. Primum Mobile
2. Sphere of the Zodiac
3. Sphere of Saturn
4. Sphere of Jupiter
5. Sphere of Mars
6. Sphere of the Sun
7. Sphere of Venus
8. Sphere of Mercury
9. Sphere of the Moon
10. Sphere of the Elements

 

DIVINE NAMES, ARCHANGELS, AND ANGELS

(Sphere - Divine Name - Archangel - Choir of Angels)

Kether - Eheieh - Metatron - Chayoth ha-Qadesh

Chokmah - Yah - Raziel - Ophanim (Wheels)

Binah - Yhvh Elohim - Tzaphkeil - Aralim (Thrones)

Chesed - El - Tzadkiel - Chashmalim (Lightbearers)

Geburah - Elohim Gibor - Kamael - Seraphim (Firey Ones)

Tiphareth - Yhvh Eloah VeDaath - Raphael - Melekim (Kings)

Netzach - Yhvh Tzabaoth - Haniel - Elohim (Mighty Ones)

Hod - Elohim Tzabaoth - Michael - Beni Elohim (Sons of the Mighty Ones)

Yesod - Shaddai El Chai - Gabriel - Kerubim (Strong Ones)

Malkuth - Adonai ha-Aretz - Sandalphon - Ashim (Virile Ones)

 

 

PLANETARY NAMES, ANGELS, INTELLIGENCES AND SPIRITS

(Planet - Hebrew Name - Angel - Intelligence (+) - Spirit (-))

Saturn - Shabbathai - Cassiel - Agiel - Zazel

Jupiter - Tzedek - Sachiel - Lophiel - Hismael

Mars - Madim - Zamael - Graphiel - Bartzabel

Sun - Shemesh - Michael - Nakhiel - Sorath

Venus - Noagh - Hanael - Hagiel - Kedemel

Mercury - Kokab - Raphael - Tiriel - Taphthartharath

Moon - Levannah - Gabriel - Malkah be Tarshisim ve-ad Ruachoth Schechalim - Schad Barschemoth ha- Shartathan

 

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