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2 of Disks

Change
2 of Swords

Peace
2 of Cups

Love
2 of Wands

Dominion

Chokmah


The Four Twos


These cards refer to Chokmah. From the point of view of the ordinary person, Chokmah is really No. 1 and not No. 2, because he is the first manifestation; Kether is completely concealed, so that nobody knows anything about it at all. Hence, only on reaching the Deuces does an element appear as the element itself. Chokmah is uncontaminated by any influence; therefore the elements here appear in their original harmonious condition.

The Two of Wands is called the Lord of Dominion, and represents the energy of fire; fire in its best and highest form.

The Two of Cups is the Lord of Love, which performs a similar office for water.

The Two of Swords was formerly called the Lord of Peace Restored; but this word "restored" is incorrect, because there has been no disturbance. The Lord of Peace is therefore a better title: but it needs thinking hard to work this out, since the Sword is so intensely active. It may be helpful to study the Essay on Silence (p. 120) for a parallel: the Negative Form of the Positive Idea. See also the Essay on Chastity (Little Essays toward Truth, pp. 70-74) which concludes: Sir Knights, be vigilant: watch by your arms and renew your oath; for that day is of sinister augury and deadly charged with danger which ye fill not to overflowing with gay deeds and bold of masterful, of manful Chastity.

Witness also Catullus: domi maneas paresque nobis Novem continuas futationes.

Nor does he misunderstand the gesture of Harpocrates; Silence and Chastity are isomers.

It is all one case of the general proposition that the sum of the infinite Energy of the Universe is Zero.

The Two of Pentacles was of old time called the Lord of Harmonious Change. Now, more simply, Change; and here the doctrine must be stated a little more clearly. This suit being of Earth, there is a connection with the Princesses, and therefore with the final Heh of Tetragrammaton. Earth is the throne of Spirit; having got to the bottom, one immediately comes out again at the top. Hence, the card manifests the symbolism of the serpent of the endless band.

777
I
Key Scale
2
II
Hebrew Names of Numbers and Letters
Chokmah
III
English of Col. II.
Wisdom
VI
The Heavens of Assiah
Mazloth
VII
English of Col. VI.
Sphere of the Zodiac
VIII
Orders of Qliphoth
Ghagiel
X
Mystic Numbers of the Sephiroth
3
XI
Elements (with their Planetary Rulers)
Root of Fire
XII
The Tree of Life
2nd Plane, Right Pillar
XIII
The Paths of the Sepher Yetzirah
Illuminating I.
XIV
General Attribution of Tarot
The 4 Twos — Kings or Knights
XV
The King Scale of Colour (y)
Pure soft blue
XVI
The Queen Scale of Colour (h)
Grey
XVII
The Emperor Scale of Colour (v)
Blue pearl grey, like mother-of pearl
XVIII
The Empress Scale of Colour (#)
White, flecked red, blue, and yellow
XIX
Selection of Egyptian Gods
Amoun, Thoth, Nuith [Zodiac]
XX
Complete Practical Attribution of Egyptian Gods
Isis [As Wisdom]
XXI
The Perfected Man
Disk (of Ra)—the Face. [In Daath, Asi—the Neck]
XXII
Small selection of Hindu Deities
Shiva, Vishnu (as Buddha avatars), Akasa (as matter), Lingam
XXIII
The Forty Buddhist Meditations
Joy S
XXXIII
Some Scandinavian Gods
Odin
XXXIV
Some Greek Gods
Athena, Uranus [[Hermes]]
XXXV
Some Roman Gods
Janus [[Mercury]]
XXXVI
Selection of Christian Gods (10); Apostles (12); Evangelists (4) and Churches of Asia (7).
God the Father, God who guides Parliament
XXXVIII
Animals, Real and Imaginary.
Man
XXXIX
Plants, Real and Imaginary
Amaranth [[Mistletoe, Bo or Pipal Tree]]
XL
Precious Stones
Star Ruby, Turquoise
XLI
Magical Weapons
Lingam, the Inner Robe of Glory [[The Word]]
XLII
Perfumes
Musk
XLIII
Vegetable Drugs
Hashish [[Cocaine]]
XLIV
Mineral Drugs
Phosphorus
XLV
Magical Powers [Western Mysticism]
The Vision of God face to face, Vision of Antinomies
XLVI
System of Taoism
The Yang and Khien
XLVIII
Figures related to Pure Number
The Cross
XLIX
Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomany
The Line, also the Cross
L
Transcendental Morality. [10 Virtues (1-10), 7 Sins (Planets), 4 Magick Powers (Elements).]
Devotion
LI.III
English equivalent of Col. LI.
Sz
LII
The Arabic Alphabet
Three Lost Fathers
LIII
The Greek Alphabet
(σ)
LXXXV
Angels of Briah
Raphael
LXXXVI
Choirs of Angels in Briah
Auphanim
LXXXVII
Palaces of Briah
Hekel Qadosh Qadeshim
LXXXVIII
Translation of Col. LXXXVII
Palace of the Holy of Holies
XCI
The Saints or Adepts of the Hebrews
Messias filius David
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
Chiah
XCVIII
English of Col. XCVII
The Life Force
XCIX
Archangels of Assiah
Ratziel
C
Angels of Assiah
Auphanim
CI
English of Col. C.
Wheels
CIII
The Ten Divisions of the Body of God
Right brain
CIV
Aretz
CV
English of Col. CIV
Earth (dry)
CVI
The Ten Hells in Seven Palaces
Sheol
CVII
Translation of Hells
Grave
CX
Elements and Quarters (Sepher Yetzirah)
Air
CXI
Sephirothic Colours (Dr. Jellinek)
Sky Blue
CXV
Officers in a Masonic Lodge
Past Master
CXVI
Egyptian Attribution of Parts of the Soul
Khai, or Ka
CXVII
The Soul (Hindu)
Buddhi
CXVIII
The Chakkras or Centres of Prana (Hinduism)
Ajna (Pineal Gland)
CXIX
The Ten Fetters (Buddhism)
Vikkikika
CXX
Magical Images of the Sephiroth
Almost any male image shows some aspect of Chokmah.
CXXI
The Grades of the Order.
Magus
CXXII
The Ten Plagues of Egypt
Locusts
CXXIII
English of Col. VIII., Lines 1-10
Hinderers
CXXIV
The Heavenly Hexagram
Mercury
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
CXXXVII
Signs of the Zodiac
CLXXXV
Numeration of Greek Alphabet
200
CLXXXVI
Diseases (Typical)
Insanity
CLXXXVII
Magical Formulæ (see Col. XLI)
VIAOV