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ג The Female Pope
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 Female Pope

The Priestess of the Silver Star

The House of God and man, the Sanctuary, the law, Gnosis, Kabalah, the Occult Church, the duad, wife, mother.

Hieroglyph of the Tarot: THE FEMALE POPE, a woman crowned with a tiara, wearing the horns of the Moon and Isis, her head enveloped in g mantle, the solar cross on her breast, and holding a book on her knees, which she conceals with her mantle. The protestant author of a pretended history of Pope Joan has met with, and used, for good or bad, in the interests of his thesis, two curious and ancient figures of the Female Pope or Sovereign Priestess of the Tarot. These figures ascribe to her all the attributes of Isis; in one she is carrying and caressing her son Horus; in the other she has long and unbound hair. She is seated between the two Pillars of the duad, has a sun with four rays on her breast, places one hand upon a book and makes the sign of sacerdotal esotericism with the other -- that is to say, she uplifts three fingers only, the two others being folded, to signify mystery. A veil is thrown behind her head, and on each side of her chair the flowers of the lotus bloom upon the sea. I commiserate sincerely the ill-starred scholar who has seen in this antique symbol nothing but a monumental portrait of his pretended Pope Joan.

In the hieroglyphic work of Hermes, being the Tarot or Book of Thoth, the duad is represented either by the horns of Isis, who has her head veiled and an open book concealed partially under her mantle, or otherwise by a sovereign lady, Juno, the Greek goddess, with one hand uplifted towards heaven and the other pointed to earth, as if formulating by this gesture the one and twofold dogma which is the foundation of Magic and begins the marvellous symbols of the "Emerald Table" of Hermes.
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
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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