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ג The High Priestess
Pure, exalted and gracious influence enters the matter. Hence, change, alternation, increase and decrease, fluctuation. There is, however, a liability to be led away by enthusiasm; one may become "moon-struck" unless careful balance is maintained.
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ATU II

The High Priestess

The Priestess of the Silver Star

By reference to the chart, it will be found that this Path joins the first to the sixth Sephiroth, crossing the Abyss which, in Qabalistic symbology, is conceived to be a barren desert of sand wherein die the thoughts and empirical egos of men, "birth-strangled babes", as the expression goes.

Now GimeI is the letter given to this Path, and when pronounced, means a CameI. The Camel is the conventional "ship of the desert".

The title of this Path is "The Uniting Intelligence", and its Yetsiratic attribution is the moon.

Its Tarot card is ll - The High Priestess of the Silver Star, picturing a throned woman, crowned with a tiara, the Sun above her head, a stole on her breast, and the sign of the Moon at her feet. She is seated between two pillars, one white (male) and the other black (female), comparable to the right and left-hand pillars of the Tree of Life, and the Masonic Yachin and Boaz. In her hand is the scroll of the Law. She is, in one sense, the Shechinah, and our Lady Babalon according to another system.

In the old Rosicrucian grade system, the Supernal Triad constitutes the Inner College of Masters, and is called the Order of the Silver Star. Since the Path of Gimel or the Moon links the Supernal Triad with Tiphareth, serving as the means of entry to the Inner College, it will be observed that the Tarot symbols are consistent. Yet some students have allocated this card to Bes.
Artemis, Hecate, Chomse, and Chandra are the deities attributed, all of them being lunar goddesses.

Its colour is Silver, the glistening colour of the Moon; Camphorand Aloes are its perfumes; the Moonstone and Pearl being its jewels. The Dog is sacred to Gimel, probably because the huntress Artemis always had hounds in attendance. The Bow and Arrow, for the same reason, is its symbolic magical instrument.
777
I
Key Scale
13
II
Hebrew Names of Numbers and Letters
Gimel
III
English of Col. II.
Camel
VII
English of Col. VI.
Luna
X
Mystic Numbers of the Sephiroth
91
XII
The Tree of Life
Pathjoins 1–6
XIII
The Paths of the Sepher Yetzirah
Uniting I.
XIV
General Attribution of Tarot
The High Priestess
XV
The King Scale of Colour (y)
Blue
XVI
The Queen Scale of Colour (h)
Silver
XVII
The Emperor Scale of Colour (v)
Cold pale blue
XVIII
The Empress Scale of Colour (#)
Silver rayed sky-blue
XIX
Selection of Egyptian Gods
Chomse
XX
Complete Practical Attribution of Egyptian Gods
Chomse
XXI
The Perfected Man
Hathor—the Left Eye
XXII
Small selection of Hindu Deities
Chandra (as =)
XXIII
The Forty Buddhist Meditations
Wind K
XXIV
Certain of the Hindu and Buddhist Results
Vision of Chandra
XXXIV
Some Greek Gods
Artemis, Hekaté
XXXV
Some Roman Gods
Diana
XXXVI
Selection of Christian Gods (10); Apostles (12); Evangelists (4) and Churches of Asia (7).
Laodicea
XXXVIII
Animals, Real and Imaginary.
Dog [[Stork, Camel]]
XXXIX
Plants, Real and Imaginary
Almond, Mugwort, Hazel (as =), Moonwort, Ranunculus [[Alder, Pomegranete]]
XL
Precious Stones
Moonstone, Pearl, Crystal
XLI
Magical Weapons
The Girdle
XLII
Perfumes
Menstrual Blood, Camphor, Aloes, all Sweet Virginal Odours
XLIII
Vegetable Drugs
Jupiter, Pennyroyal, & all emmenogogues
XLV
Magical Powers [Western Mysticism]
The White Tincture, Clairvoyance, Divination by Dreams
XLVI
System of Taoism
Kan and Khwan
XLVIII
Figures related to Pure Number
Greek Cross (Plane), Table of Shewbread
XLIX
Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomany
Octagram
L
Transcendental Morality. [10 Virtues (1-10), 7 Sins (Planets), 4 Magick Powers (Elements).]
Contentment [Idleness]
LI.II
Numeration of Col. LI.
3
LI.III
English equivalent of Col. LI.
G
LIII
The Greek Alphabet
Γ γ
LXXVII
The Planets and their Numbers
Luna - 9
LXXX
Olympic Planetary Spirits
Phul
LXXXI
Metals
Silver
LXXXII
The Noble Eightfold Path
Samma Sankappo
LXXXIII
bar
Bottom Point
CLXXV
Hebrew Letters
ג
CLXXVI
Numerical Value of Col. CLXXV.
3
CLXXVII
Geomantic Intelligences
Gabriel
CLXXIX
Numbers printed on Tarot Trumps
2
CLXXX
Title of Tarot Trumps
The Priestess of the Silver Star.
CLXXXI
Correct Design of Tarot Trumps
A crowned priestess sits before the veil of Isis between the Pillars of Seth *
CLXXXII
The Human Body
Lymphatic Systems
CLXXXIII
Legendary Orders of Being
Lemures, Ghosts
CLXXXIV
Numeration of Arabic Alphabet
3
CLXXXV
Numeration of Greek Alphabet
3
CLXXXVI
Diseases (Typical)
Menstrual Disorders
CLXXXVII
Magical Formulæ (see Col. XLI)
ALIM
CXCII
English of Col. LXXXII
Right Aspiration
CXCIII
Spirits of the Planets (transliteration)
Chasmodai
CXCIV
Intelligences of the Planets (transliteration)
Malkah Be Tarshishim va A’ad Be Ruah