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Kether


The Four Aces


The Aces represent the roots of the four elements. They are quite above, and distinct from, the other small cards in the same way as Kether is said to be symbolized only by the topmost point of the Yod of Tetragrammaton. In these cards is no real manifestation of the element in its material form. They form a link between the small cards and the Princesses, who rule the Heavens around the North Pole. The Meridian is the Great Pyramid, and the Elements rule, going Eastward, in the order of Tetragrammaton, Fire, Water, Air, Earth. Thus, roughly, Aces-Princesses Wands cover Asia, Cups the Pacific Ocean, Swords the Americas, Disks Europe and Africa. To make this relationship clear, one may go a little into the symbol of the pentagram, or Shield of David. It represents Spirit ruling the four elements, and is thus a symbol of the Triumph of Man.

The idea of the element of Spirit is very difficult to grasp. The letter Shin, which is the letter of Fire, has to do double duty by representing Spirit as well. Generally speaking, the attributions of Spirit are not clear and simple like those of the other elements. It is very remarkable that the Tablet of Spirit in the Enochian system is the key to all mischief; as, in the Hindu system, Akasha is the Egg of Darkness.

On the other hand, Spirit represents Kether. Perhaps it was never in the mind of the Exempt Adept or Adepts who invented the Tarot to go so far into this matter. The point to remember is that, both in their appearance and in their meaning, the Aces are not the elements themselves, but the seeds of those elements.

777
I
Key Scale
1
II
Hebrew Names of Numbers and Letters
Kether
III
English of Col. II.
Crown
IV
Consciousness of the Adept
awh
VII
English of Col. VI.
Sphere of Primum Mobile
VIII
Orders of Qliphoth
Thaumiel
X
Mystic Numbers of the Sephiroth
1
XI
Elements (with their Planetary Rulers)
Root of Air
XII
The Tree of Life
1st Plane, Middle Pillar
XIII
The Paths of the Sepher Yetzirah
Admirable or Hidden Intelligence
XIV
General Attribution of Tarot
The 4 Aces
XV
The King Scale of Colour (y)
Brilliance
XVI
The Queen Scale of Colour (h)
White brilliance
XVII
The Emperor Scale of Colour (v)
White brilliance
XVIII
The Empress Scale of Colour (#)
White flecked gold
XIX
Selection of Egyptian Gods
Ptah, Asar un Nefer, Hadith [[Heru-Ra-Ha]]
XX
Complete Practical Attribution of Egyptian Gods
Ptah
XXI
The Perfected Man
Disk (of Ra)—the Face. [In Daath, Asi—the Neck]
XXII
Small selection of Hindu Deities
Parabrahm (or any other whom one wishes to please) [[Shiva, Brahma]]
XXIII
The Forty Buddhist Meditations
Indifference S
XXIV
Certain of the Hindu and Buddhist Results
Unity with Brahma, Atma-darshana
XXXIII
Some Scandinavian Gods
Wotan
XXXIV
Some Greek Gods
Zeus, Iacchus
XXXV
Some Roman Gods
Jupiter
XXXVI
Selection of Christian Gods (10); Apostles (12); Evangelists (4) and Churches of Asia (7).
God the 3 in 1
XXXVIII
Animals, Real and Imaginary.
God [[Swan, Hawk]]
XXXIX
Plants, Real and Imaginary
Almond in Flower [[Banyan]]
XL
Precious Stones
Diamond
XLI
Magical Weapons
Swastika or Fylfot Cross, Crown [[The Lamp]]
XLII
Perfumes
Ambergris
XLIII
Vegetable Drugs
Elixir Vitæ
XLIV
Mineral Drugs
Aur. Pot.
XLV
Magical Powers [Western Mysticism]
Union with God
XLVI
System of Taoism
Shang Ti (also the Tao)
XLIX
Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomany
The Point
L
Transcendental Morality. [10 Virtues (1-10), 7 Sins (Planets), 4 Magick Powers (Elements).]
Pyrrho-Zoroastrianusm (Accomplishment of Great Work)
LI.II
Numeration of Col. LI.
6
LI.III
English equivalent of Col. LI.
St
LII
The Arabic Alphabet
Three Lost Fathers
LXXXV
Angels of Briah
Yehuel
LXXXVI
Choirs of Angels in Briah
Seraphim
LXXXVII
Palaces of Briah
Hekel Qadosh Qadeshim
LXXXVIII
Translation of Col. LXXXVII
Palace of the Holy of Holies
XCII
The Angelic Functions in the World of Yetzirah
Above it stood the seraphim: six wings
XCIII
The Heavens of Assiah
Araboth
XCIV
English of Palaces (Col. XCIII)
Plain
XCV
Contents of Col. XCIV
Blessings, all good things
XCVII
bar
Yechidah
XCVIII
English of Col. XCVII
The Self
XCIX
Archangels of Assiah
Metatron
C
Angels of Assiah
Chaioth ha-Qadosh
CI
English of Col. C.
Holy living creatures
CIII
The Ten Divisions of the Body of God
Skull
CIV
Aretz
CV
English of Col. CIV
Earth (dry)
CVI
The Ten Hells in Seven Palaces
Sheol
CVII
Translation of Hells
Grave
CVIII
Some Princes of the Qliphoth
Satan and Moloch
CXI
Sephirothic Colours (Dr. Jellinek)
Concealed Light
CXII
Alchemical Tree of Life (i.)
Mercury
CXIV
Passwords of the Grades
Silence *
CXV
Officers in a Masonic Lodge
Past Master
CXVI
Egyptian Attribution of Parts of the Soul
Kha, or Yekh
CXVII
The Soul (Hindu)
Atma
CXVIII
The Chakkras or Centres of Prana (Hinduism)
Sahasrara (above Head)
CXIX
The Ten Fetters (Buddhism)
Aruparga
CXX
Magical Images of the Sephiroth
Ancient bearded king seen in profile
CXXI
The Grades of the Order.
Ipsissimus
CXXII
The Ten Plagues of Egypt
Death of First-born
CXXIII
English of Col. VIII., Lines 1-10
Dual contending Forces
CXXIV
The Heavenly Hexagram
Jupiter
CXXV
Seven Hells of the Arabs
Háwiyah
CXXVI
Their Inhabitants
Hypocrites
CXXVII
Seven Heavens of the Arabs.
Dar al-Jalai
CXXVIII
Meaning of Col. CXXVII.
House of Glory, made of pearls
CXXXIII
Titles and Attributions of the Wand Suit [Clubs]
The Root of the Powers of Fire
CXXXV
Titles and Attributions of the Sword Suit [Spades]
The Root of the Powers of Air
CXXXVI
Titles and Attributions of the Coin, Disc or Pantacle Suit [Diamonds]
The Root of the Powers of Earth
CLXXXV
Numeration of Greek Alphabet
31
CLXXXVI
Diseases (Typical)
Death