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ם The Hanged Man
Enforced sacrifice, punishment, loss, fatal or voluntary, suffering, defeat, failure, death.
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ATU XII

The Hanged Man

The Spirit of the Mighty Waters

Example, instruction, public teaching.

Symbol, a man hanging by one foot, with his hands bound behind his back, so that his body makes a triangle, apex downwards, and his legs a cross above the triangle. The gallows is in the form of a Hebrew TAU, and the two uprights are trees, from each of which six branches have been lopped. We have explained already this symbol of sacrifice and the finished work.

(The Tarot symbol which corresponds to this chapter was misconstrued by Court de Gebelin and Etteilla, who regarded it as the blunder of a German cardmaker. It represents a man with his hands bound behind him, having two bags of money attached to the armpits, and suspended by one foot from a gibbet formed by the trunks of two trees, each with the stumps of six lopped branches, and by a crosspiece, thus completing the figure of the Hebrew TAU . The legs of the victim are crossed, while his head and elbows form a triangle. Now, the triangle surmounted by a cross signifies in alchemy the end and perfection of the Great Work, a meaning which is identical with that of the letter TAU, the last of the sacred alphabet. This Hanged Man is, consequently, the adept, bound by his engagements and spiritualized, that is, having his feet turned towards heaven. He is also the antique Prometheus, expiating by everlasting torture the penalty of his glorious theft. Vulgarly, he is the traitor Judas, and his punishment is a menace to betrayers of the Great Arcanum. Finally, for Kabalistic Jews, the Hanged Man, who corresponds to their twelfth dogma, that of the promised Messiah, is a protestation against the Saviour acknowledged by Christians, and they seem to say unto Him still: How canst Thou save others, since Thou couldst not save Thyself? -- Vol. I, Ch. XII.)

(The twelfth Key represents a man hanging by one foot from a gibbet composed of three trees or posts, forming the Hebrew letter m; the man's arms and head constitute a triangle, and his entire hiero-glyphical shape is that of a reversed triangle surmounted by a cross, an alchemical symbol known to all adepts and representing the accomplishment of the Great Work. -- Vol. II, Ch. XII.)
777
I
Key Scale
23
II
Hebrew Names of Numbers and Letters
Maim
III
English of Col. II.
Water
VI
The Heavens of Assiah
Maim
VII
English of Col. VI.
Water
X
Mystic Numbers of the Sephiroth
276
XI
Elements (with their Planetary Rulers)
Cold and Moist Water
XII
The Tree of Life
Pathjoins 5–8
XIII
The Paths of the Sepher Yetzirah
Stable I.
XIV
General Attribution of Tarot
The Hanged Man — [Cups] Queens.
XV
The King Scale of Colour (y)
Deep blue
XVI
The Queen Scale of Colour (h)
Sea-green
XVII
The Emperor Scale of Colour (v)
Deep olive-green
XVIII
The Empress Scale of Colour (#)
White flecked purple
XIX
Selection of Egyptian Gods
Tum, Ptah, Auramoth (as C), Asar (as Hanged Man), Hekar, Isis [[Hathor]]
XX
Complete Practical Attribution of Egyptian Gods
???
XXI
The Perfected Man
As 24
XXII
Small selection of Hindu Deities
Soma [apas]
XXIII
The Forty Buddhist Meditations
Liberality R
XXIV
Certain of the Hindu and Buddhist Results
Apo-Bhawana
XXXIV
Some Greek Gods
Poseidon
XXXV
Some Roman Gods
Vulcan [[Venus, Nemesis]]
XXXVI
Selection of Christian Gods (10); Apostles (12); Evangelists (4) and Churches of Asia (7).
John, Jesus as Hanged Man
XXXVIII
Animals, Real and Imaginary.
Eagle-Snake-Scorpion (Cherub of C)
XXXIX
Plants, Real and Imaginary
Lotus, all Water Plants
XL
Precious Stones
Beryl or Aquamarine
XLI
Magical Weapons
Wine [[Water of Lustration]]
XLII
Perfumes
Onycha, Myrrh
XLIII
Vegetable Drugs
Caseara, all purges
XLIV
Mineral Drugs
Sulphates
XLV
Magical Powers [Western Mysticism]
The Great Work, Talismans, Crystal-gazing, & c.
XLVI
System of Taoism
Tui
XLIX
Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomany
Those of Water y Triplicity
L
Transcendental Morality. [10 Virtues (1-10), 7 Sins (Planets), 4 Magick Powers (Elements).]
Audere
LI.II
Numeration of Col. LI.
40
LI.III
English equivalent of Col. LI.
M
LIII
The Greek Alphabet
Μ μ
LIV
The Letters of the Name
ה
LV
The Elements and Senses
Water, Taste
LVI
The Four Rivers
Gihon
LVII
The Four Quarters
Maareb
LVIII
Supereme Elemental Kings
Thahebyobeaatan
LIX
Archangels of the Quarters
Gabriel
LX
The Rulers of the Elements
Tharsis
LXI
Angels of the elements
Taliahad
LXII
Kings of the Elemental Spirits
Niksa
LXIII
The Four Worlds
Briah, Creative World
LXIV
Secret Names of the Four Words
Seg
LXV
Secret Numbers corresponding
63
LXVII
The Parts of the Soul
Neshamah
LXVIII
The Demon Kings
Ariton
LXIX
The Alchemical Elements
Ariton
LXX
Attribution of Pentagram.
Right Upper Point
LXXI
The Court Cards of the Tarot, with the Spheres of their Celestial Dominion—Wands
The Queen of the Thrones of Flame. 20° l to 20° a, including part of Andromeda.
LXXII
The Court Cards of the Tarot, with the Spheres of their Celestial Dominion—Cups
The Queen of the Thrones of the Waters. 20° c to 20° d
LXXIII
The Court Cards of the Tarot, with the Spheres of their Celestial Dominion—Swords.
The Queen of the Thrones of Air. 20° f to 20° g
LXXIV
The Court Cards of the Tarot, with the Spheres of their Celestial Dominion—Pantacles.
The Queen of the Thrones of the Earth. 20° i to 20° j
LXXV
The Five Elements (Tatwas)
Apas—the Silver Crescent
LXXVI
The Five Skandhas
Vedana
CLXXV
Hebrew Letters
מ ם
CLXXVI
Numerical Value of Col. CLXXV.
40 600
CLXXIX
Numbers printed on Tarot Trumps
12
CLXXX
Title of Tarot Trumps
The Spirit of the Mighty Waters.
CLXXXI
Correct Design of Tarot Trumps
The figure of an hanged or crucified man *
CLXXXII
The Human Body
Organs of Nutrition
CLXXXIII
Legendary Orders of Being
Nymphs and Undines, Nereids, &c.
CLXXXIV
Numeration of Arabic Alphabet
40
CLXXXV
Numeration of Greek Alphabet
40
CLXXXVI
Diseases (Typical)
Chill
CLXXXVIII
The Body
Chyle, Lymph
CLXXXIX
Bodily Functions
Holding
CXC
Bodily Functions
Nutrition
CXCI
The Four Noble Truths (Buddhism)
Sorrow’s Ceasing