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ר The Sun
Glory, gain, riches, triumph, pleasure, frankness, truth, shamelessness, arrogance, vanity, manifestation, recovery from sickness, but sometimes sudden death.
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ATU XIX

The Sun

The Lord of the Fire of the World

This card represents, in heraldic language, "the Sun, charged with a rose, on a mount vert". [Cf. the Coat-of Arms of the family of the Author of this book.]

This is one of the simplest of the cards; it represents Heru-ra-ha, the Lord of the New Aeon, in his manifestation to the race of men as the Sun spiritual, moral, and physical. He is the Lord of Light, Life, Liberty and Love. This Aeon has for its purpose the complete emancipation of the human race.

The rose represents the flowering of the solar influence. Around the whole picture we see the signs of the Zodiac in their normal position, Aries rising in the East, and so on. Freedom brings sanity. The Zodiac is a kind of childish representation of the body of Nuith, a differentiation and classification, a chosen belt, one girdle of Our Lady of infinite space. Convenience of description excuses the device.

The green mound represents the fertile earth, its shape, so to speak, aspiring to the heavens. But around the top of the mound is a wall, which indicates that the aspiration of the new Aeon does not mean the absence of control. Yet outside this wall are the twin children who (in one form or another) have so frequently recurred in this whole symbolism. They represent the male and female, eternally young, shameless and innocent. They are dancing in the light, and yet they dwell upon the earth. They represent the next stage which is to be attained by mankind, in which complete freedom is alike the cause and the result of the new access of solar energy upon the earth. The restriction of such ideas as sin and death in their old sense has been abolished, At their feet are the most sacred signs of the old Aeon, the combination of the Rose and Cross from which they are arisen, yet which still forms their support.

The card itself symbolizes this broadening of the idea of the Rose and Cross. The Cross is now expanded into the Sun, from which, of course, it is originally derived. Its rays are twelve-not only the number of the signs of the Zodiac, but of the most sacred title of the most holy Ancient Ones, who are Hua. (The word HUA, "he", has the numerical value of 12.) The limitation of mundane law, which is always associated with the number Four, has disappeared. Gone are the four arms of a Cross limited by law; the creative energy of the Cross expands freely; its rays pierce in every direction the body of Our Lady of the Stars.

With regard to the wall, it should be noted that it completely encircles the top of the mound; this is to emphasize that the formula of the Rose and Cross is still valid in terrestrial matters. But there is now, as was not previously the case, a close and definite alliance with the celestial.

It is also most important to observe that the formula of the Rose and Cross (indicated by the wall-girt mound) has completed the fire-change into "something rich and strange"; for the mound is green, where one would expect it to be red, and the wall red, where one would expect it to be green or blue. The indication of this symbolism is that it must be one of the great advances in adjustment of the new Aeon to work out simply and without prejudice the formidable problems which have been raised by the growth of civilization.

Man has advanced so far from the social system, though it was not a system, of the cave man, from the primitive conception of property in human flesh. Man has advanced so far from crude anatomical classification of the soul of any given human being; he has accordingly landed himself in the most dreadful mire of psychopathology and psycho-analysis. Tiresome and tough are the prejudices of the people that date morally from about 25,000 B.C.

Largely owing to their own intransigence, those people have been born under a different spiritual law; they find themselves not only persecuted by their ancestors, but bewildered by their own uncertainty of foothold. It must be the task of the pioneers of the new Aeon to put this right.
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I
Key Scale
30
II
Hebrew Names of Numbers and Letters
Resh
III
English of Col. II.
Head
VII
English of Col. VI.
Sol
X
Mystic Numbers of the Sephiroth
465
XII
The Tree of Life
Pathjoins 8–9
XIII
The Paths of the Sepher Yetzirah
Collecting I.
XIV
General Attribution of Tarot
The Sun
XV
The King Scale of Colour (y)
Orange
XVI
The Queen Scale of Colour (h)
Gold yellow
XVII
The Emperor Scale of Colour (v)
Rich amber
XVIII
The Empress Scale of Colour (#)
Amber rayed red
XIX
Selection of Egyptian Gods
Ra and many others
XX
Complete Practical Attribution of Egyptian Gods
Ra
XXI
The Perfected Man
Hathor—the Right Eye
XXII
Small selection of Hindu Deities
Agni [Tejas], Yama [as God of Last Judgement]
XXIII
The Forty Buddhist Meditations
Light K
XXIV
Certain of the Hindu and Buddhist Results
Vision of Surya
XXXIV
Some Greek Gods
Helios, Apollo
XXXV
Some Roman Gods
Neptune
XXXVI
Selection of Christian Gods (10); Apostles (12); Evangelists (4) and Churches of Asia (7).
Smyrna
XXXVIII
Animals, Real and Imaginary.
Lion, Sparrowhawk [[Leopard]]
XXXIX
Plants, Real and Imaginary
Sunflower, Laural, Heliotrop [[Nut, Galangal]]
XL
Precious Stones
Crysolith
XLI
Magical Weapons
Mirror
XLII
Perfumes
Olibanum, Cinnamon, all Glorious Odours
XLIII
Vegetable Drugs
Alcohol
XLV
Magical Powers [Western Mysticism]
The Red Tincture, Power of Acquiring Wealth
XLVI
System of Taoism
Li and Khien
XLIX
Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomany
Hexagram
L
Transcendental Morality. [10 Virtues (1-10), 7 Sins (Planets), 4 Magick Powers (Elements).]
[Pride]
LI.II
Numeration of Col. LI.
100
LI.III
English equivalent of Col. LI.
R
LIII
The Greek Alphabet
Ρ ρ
LXXVII
The Planets and their Numbers
Sun - 6
LXXX
Olympic Planetary Spirits
Och
LXXXI
Metals
Gold
LXXXII
The Noble Eightfold Path
Samma Samadhi
LXXXIII
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Centre Point
CLXXV
Hebrew Letters
ר
CLXXVI
Numerical Value of Col. CLXXV.
200
CLXXVII
Geomantic Intelligences
Michael
CLXXIX
Numbers printed on Tarot Trumps
19
CLXXX
Title of Tarot Trumps
The Lord of the Fire of the World.
CLXXXI
Correct Design of Tarot Trumps
The Sun *
CLXXXII
The Human Body
Circulatory System
CLXXXIII
Legendary Orders of Being
Will o’ the Wisp
CLXXXIV
Numeration of Arabic Alphabet
200
CLXXXV
Numeration of Greek Alphabet
100
CLXXXVI
Diseases (Typical)
Repletion
CLXXXVII
Magical Formulæ (see Col. XLI)
IAO:INRI
CXCII
English of Col. LXXXII
Right Rapture
CXCIII
Spirits of the Planets (transliteration)
Sorath
CXCIV
Intelligences of the Planets (transliteration)
Nakhiel