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ו The Hierophant
Stubborn strength, toil, endurance, placidity, manifestation, explanation, teaching, goodness of heart, help from superiors, patience, organization, peace.
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ATU V

The Hierophant

The Magus of the Eternal

The letter Vau means a "Nail". It is used as a symbol of the phallus. This usage is confirmed by the Zodiacal sign of The Bull, which, as already pointed out, is a glyph of the universal reproductive force. The phallus, in the mysticism of the Qabalah, is a creative symbol of a creative reality, the magical will. As an aid to the comprehension of this idea I quote from Jung's Psychology of the Unconscious for a definition: "The phallus is a being which moves without limbs, which sees without eyes, which knows the future; and as symbolic representative of the universal creative power existent everywhere immortality is vindicated in it. It is a seer, an artist, and a worker of miracles." This definition is particularly appropriate to the Chiah, of which the lingam is the terrestrial symbol as well as vehicle.

The attributions follow the astrological one very closely, for we find here the Egyptian Asar Ameshet Apis, the fighting bull of Memphis, who trampled on his enemies.
The Orphic congregations at certain of their holiest secret convocations solemnly partook of the blood of a bull, according to Murray, which bull was, by some mystery, the blood of Dionysius-Zagreus himself, the" Bull of God" slain in sacrifice for the purification of man. And the Maenads of poetry and mythology, among more beautiful proofs of their superhuman character, have always to tear bulls in pieces and taste of the blood. The reader will also recall to mind the fair promise of Lord Dunsany's most interesting story, The Blessing of Pan. In India we see the sacred bull revered as typifying Shiva in his creative aspect; also as glyphed in their temples by an erect Lingam. Here, the Goddess of Marriage, and Hymen, the god carrying the nuptial veil, are also correspondences.

V - The Hierophant is the Tarot attribution. He is represented as raising his right hand in the sign of benediction over the heads of two ministers, and in his left hand he bears a wand or sacerdotal staff surmounted by a triple cross. At his feet are two keys, those of Life and Death, which solve the mysteries of existence.

Vau is also the" Son" of Tetragrammaton - Bacchus or Christ in Olympus (Heaven) saving the world. It also represents Parsival as the King-Priest in Montsalvat celebrating the miracle of redemption. The name Bacchus is a derivative from a Greek root meaning "a wand". Together with his many names of Bromios, Zagreus, and Sabazios, he has many shapes, especially - so says Prof. Gilbert Murray - appearing asa Bull and a Serpent. Many of the correspondences of Tiphareth, the sixth Sephirah, have a close connection with this sixteenth Path, Adonis, Tammuz, Mithras, and Attis are further allocations.

Storax is the perfume, Mallow the plant, and Topaz its jewel. Indigo is the colour of this Path.
777
I
Key Scale
16
II
Hebrew Names of Numbers and Letters
Vau
III
English of Col. II.
Nail
VI
The Heavens of Assiah
Shar
VII
English of Col. VI.
Taurus
VIII
Orders of Qliphoth
Adimiron
X
Mystic Numbers of the Sephiroth
136
XI
Elements (with their Planetary Rulers)
Venus Earth Luna
XII
The Tree of Life
Pathjoins 2–4
XIII
The Paths of the Sepher Yetzirah
Triumphal or Eternal One
XIV
General Attribution of Tarot
The Hierophant
XV
The King Scale of Colour (y)
Red orange
XVI
The Queen Scale of Colour (h)
Deep indigo
XVII
The Emperor Scale of Colour (v)
Deep warm olive
XVIII
The Empress Scale of Colour (#)
Rich brown
XIX
Selection of Egyptian Gods
Asar, Ameshet, Apis
XX
Complete Practical Attribution of Egyptian Gods
Osiris
XXI
The Perfected Man
Ba-Neb-Tattu—The Shoulders
XXII
Small selection of Hindu Deities
Shiva (Sacred Bull)
XXIII
The Forty Buddhist Meditations
Dark Blue K
XXIV
Certain of the Hindu and Buddhist Results
Success in Hathayoga, Asana and Prana-yama
XXXIV
Some Greek Gods
[Heré]
XXXV
Some Roman Gods
Venus [[Hymen]]
XXXVIII
Animals, Real and Imaginary.
Bull (Cherub of E)
XXXIX
Plants, Real and Imaginary
Mallow [[all giant trees]]
XL
Precious Stones
Topaz
XLI
Magical Weapons
The Tripod
XLII
Perfumes
Storax
XLIII
Vegetable Drugs
Sugar
XLV
Magical Powers [Western Mysticism]
The Secret of Physical Strength
XLIX
Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomany
Amissio
LI.II
Numeration of Col. LI.
400
LI.III
English equivalent of Col. LI.
U
LIII
The Greek Alphabet
Ϝ ϛ
CXXXVII
Signs of the Zodiac
♉ Taurus
CXXXVIII
Planets ruling Col. CXXXVII.
Venus
CXXXIX
Angel Lords of the Triplicity in the Signs by Day
Rayel
CXL
Angel Lords of the Triplicity in the Signs by Night
Totath
CXLI
The Twelve Tribes
Ephraim
CXLII
Angels ruling Houses
Toel
CXLIII
Twelve Lesser Assistant Angels in the Signs
Araziel
CXLVI
Angels of the Decantes (Ascendant).
Kadamidi
CXLVII
Angels of the Decantes (Succedent).
Minacharai
CXLVIII
Angels of the Decantes (Cadent).
Yakasaganotz
CXLIX
Magical Images of the Decans (Ascendant)
A woman with long and beautiful hair, clad in flame-coloured robes
CL
Magical Images of the Decans (Succedent)
A man of like figure (to the ascendant), with cloven hoofs like an ox.
CLI
Magical Images of the Decans (Cadent)
A swarthy man with white lashes, his body elephantine with long legs; with him, a horse, a stag, and a calf
CLII
Perfumes (Ascendant)
Costum
CLIII
Perfumes (Succedent)
Codamorns
CLIV
Perfumes (Cadent)
Cassia
CLV
Goetic Demons of Decans by Day (Ascendant)
Gamigina
CLVI
Magical Images of Col. CLV.
Little horse or ass.
CLVII
Goetic Demons of Decans by Day (Succedent)
Marbas
CLVIII
Magical Images of Col. CLVII.
Great Lion.
CLIX
Goetic Demons of Decans by Day (Cadent)
Valefor
CLX
Magical Images of Col. CLIX.
Lion with ass’s head, bellowing
CLXI
Goetic Demons &c. by Night (Ascendant)
Raum
CLXII
Magical Images of Col. CLXI.
Crow.
CLXIII
Goetic Demons &c. by Night (Succedent)
Focalor
CLXIV
Magical Images of Col. CLXIII.
Man with gryphon’s wings.
CLXV
Goetic Demons &c. by Night (Cadent)
Vepar
CLXVI
Magical Images of Col. CLXV.
Mermaid.
CLXVII
Egyptian Gods of Zodiac (Asc. Decans)
Serapis
CLXVIII
Egyptian Names of Asc. Decans
Asicath
CLXIX
As Col. CLXVII (Succedent)
Helitomenos
CLXX
As Col. CXVIII (Succendent)
Virvaso
CLXXI
As Col. CXLVII (Cadent)
Apophis
CLXXII
As Col. CXLVIII (Cadent)
Aharph
CLXXIII
Genii of the Twelve Hours (Levi)
Sisera, Torvatus, Nitibus, Hizarbin, Sachluph, Baglis, Laberzerin
CLXXV
Hebrew Letters
ו
CLXXVI
Numerical Value of Col. CLXXV.
6
CLXXVII
Geomantic Intelligences
Asmodel
CLXXIX
Numbers printed on Tarot Trumps
5
CLXXX
Title of Tarot Trumps
The Magus of the Eternal.
CLXXXI
Correct Design of Tarot Trumps
Between the Pillars sits an Ancient *
CLXXXII
The Human Body
Shoulders and Arms
CLXXXIII
Legendary Orders of Being
Gorgons, Minotaurs
CLXXXIV
Numeration of Arabic Alphabet
6
CLXXXV
Numeration of Greek Alphabet
6
CLXXXVI
Diseases (Typical)
Indigestion