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ב The Magician
Skill, wisdom, adroitness, elasticity, craft, cunning, deceit, theft. Sometimes occult wisdom or power, sometimes a quick impulse, a brain-wave". It may imply messages, business transactions, the interference of learning or intelligence with the matter in hand.
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The Magician

The Magus of Power

"B" is a sound of internal activity, developing within a space closed by the lips and mouth-hence, a symbolic house. Its pronunciation is Bes, translated by a " House".

The Sepher Yetsirah states that the letter B reigns in Wisdom. Wisdom is naturally the god Hermes, and its planetary attribution follows as a consequence, Mercury. Thoth, and his Cynocephalus, and Hanuman are included as correspondences.

This Path, denominated "The Transparent Intelligence ", partakes of both the nature of Chokmah and Hod, both of which are Mercurial. The alchemical conception of the universal Mercury was that of a flowing, shifting, and unstable principle, ever changing. This may account for the baboon or monkey ever in attendance upon Thoth, for the monkey is restless, ever moving, and never still, typifying the human Ruach, which must be quieted. The Norwegian Odin-the infinite wanderer, would possibly be attributed here for precisely this reason. He is the spirit of life who, according to the legends, does not create the world himself, but only plans and arranges it. All knowledge issues from him, and he too is the inventor of poetry and the Norse runes.

Its magical weapon is the Caduceus wand, which has particular reference to the phenomenon of Kundalini arising in the course of Yoga practices, particularly Dharana and Pranayama.

Its Tarot card is I-The Magician, who stands by a table on which are various magical implements, his Sword, Cup, Pentacle, and Sceptre, while in his right hand he holds an upraised wand. He points to the ground with his left hand, thus affirming the magical formula that" that which is above is like unto that which is below". Above his head, as an aureole or nimbus, is , the mathematical sign of infinity. Since Mercury and Thoth are the Gods of Wisdom and Magick, it is plain that this card is a harmonious attribution.

Mastic, Mace, and Storax are the perfumes of this twelfth Path; the Agate is its jewel; Vervain its sacred plant. The Ibis is its sacred bird, which ages ago was observed to have the curious habit of standing on one leg for long periods of time, and to the fertile imagination of the ancients this suggested the absorption in profound meditation. In Yoga practice there is a posture called the Ibis wherein the practitioner balances himself on one leg. The rituals, moreover, address Thoth as "0 thou of the Ibis Head".
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I
Key Scale
12
II
Hebrew Names of Numbers and Letters
Beth
III
English of Col. II.
House
VI
The Heavens of Assiah
[Planets follow Sephiroth, corresponding]
VII
English of Col. VI.
Mercury
VIII
Orders of Qliphoth
[Planets follow Sephiroth]
X
Mystic Numbers of the Sephiroth
78
XII
The Tree of Life
Pathjoins 1–3
XIII
The Paths of the Sepher Yetzirah
I. of Transparency
XIV
General Attribution of Tarot
The Juggler
XV
The King Scale of Colour (y)
Yellow
XVI
The Queen Scale of Colour (h)
Purple
XVII
The Emperor Scale of Colour (v)
Grey
XVIII
The Empress Scale of Colour (#)
Indigo rayed violet
XIX
Selection of Egyptian Gods
Thoth and Cynocephalus
XX
Complete Practical Attribution of Egyptian Gods
Thoth
XXI
The Perfected Man
Anpu—the Lips
XXII
Small selection of Hindu Deities
Hanuman, Vishnu (as Parasa-Rama)
XXIII
The Forty Buddhist Meditations
Shanga, The Body
XXXIV
Some Greek Gods
Hermes
XXXV
Some Roman Gods
Mercury
XXXVI
Selection of Christian Gods (10); Apostles (12); Evangelists (4) and Churches of Asia (7).
Sardis
XXXVIII
Animals, Real and Imaginary.
Swallow, Ibis, Ape [[Twin Serpents, fish, hybrids]]
XXXIX
Plants, Real and Imaginary
Vervain, Herb Mercury, Major-lane, Palm [[Lime or Linden]]
XL
Precious Stones
Opal, Agate
XLI
Magical Weapons
Bow and Arrow
XLII
Perfumes
Mastic, White Sandal, [[Nutmeg]], Mace, Storax, all Fugitive Odours.
XLIII
Vegetable Drugs
All cerebral excitants
XLIV
Mineral Drugs
Mercury
XLV
Magical Powers [Western Mysticism]
Miracles of Healing, Gift of Tongues, Knowledge of Sciences
XLVI
System of Taoism
Sun
XLVIII
Figures related to Pure Number
Calvary Cross
XLIX
Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomany
Those of Air y Triplicity
L
Transcendental Morality. [10 Virtues (1-10), 7 Sins (Planets), 4 Magick Powers (Elements).]
Falsehood, Dishonesty [Envy]
LI.II
Numeration of Col. LI.
2
LI.III
English equivalent of Col. LI.
B
LIII
The Greek Alphabet
Β β
LXXVII
The Planets and their Numbers
Mercury - 8
LXXX
Olympic Planetary Spirits
Ophiel
LXXXI
Metals
Mercury
LXXXII
The Noble Eightfold Path
Samma Vaca
LXXXIII
bar
Left Lower Point
CLXXV
Hebrew Letters
ב
CLXXVI
Numerical Value of Col. CLXXV.
2
CLXXVII
Geomantic Intelligences
Raphael
CLXXIX
Numbers printed on Tarot Trumps
1
CLXXX
Title of Tarot Trumps
The Magus of Power.
CLXXXI
Correct Design of Tarot Trumps
A fair youth with winged helment and heels, equipped as a Magician, displays his art *
CLXXXII
The Human Body
Cerebral and Nervous Systems
CLXXXIII
Legendary Orders of Being
“Voices,” Witches and Wizards
CLXXXIV
Numeration of Arabic Alphabet
2
CLXXXV
Numeration of Greek Alphabet
2
CLXXXVI
Diseases (Typical)
Ataxia
CXCII
English of Col. LXXXII
Right Speech
CXCIII
Spirits of the Planets (transliteration)
Taphthartharath
CXCIV
Intelligences of the Planets (transliteration)
Tiriel