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ECFriedman: QBL Attributions

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From: (nagasiva)
Subject: ECFriedman: QBL Attributions
Date: 13 Sep 1997 12:50:52 -0700

[from Eric Caleb Friedman (]

"Mercury is the astral foundation behind an object or living thing.
It is the life force that animates, Ruach Elohim. Spirit is the purest
element. Mercury is a function or necessary part, but Spirit is a type
of energy.

"How do you arrive at Mercury = Ruach Elohim and the "astral foundation
behind an object or living thing" (First Matter?? or First Cause??)?"

I never arrived at any such equation. The only response I can give is
to mention that Formative Spirit (which is not the purest element, it is
an emanation of Will from Keter-Chochmah) is "more dense" & gathered
when manifesting at the level of Yesod/Mem. Perhaps I am forgetting that
the original attribution of the paths has been nearly forgotten in
modern occultism. The key is simple: 3 horizontal paths = 3 Mother
letters. Shin/Fire is the Path from Chochmah to Binah; Aleph/Air (Ruach)
is the Path from Chesed to Gevurah. And Mem/Water is the Path from
Netzach to Hod. In the realm of Yetzirah, these define three stages of
the manifestation of the Energy of the Tree, corresponding to the three

As for the other Paths:
The Seven Doubles:
Beit = Chochmah-Chesed
Gimel = Binah-Gevurah
Dalet = Keter-Tiferet
Kaph = Chesed-Netzach
Peh = Gevurah-Hod
Resh = Tiferet-Yesod
Tav = Yesod-Malchut

The 12 Simples:
Heh = Keter-Chochmah
Vav = Keter-Binah
Zain = Chochmah-Tiferet
Chet = Binah-Tiferet
Tet = Chesed-Tiferet
Yod = Gevurah-Tiferet
Lamed = Tiferet-Netzach
Nun = Tiferet-Hod
Samech = Netzach-Yesod
Ayin = Hod-Yesod
Tzadi = Netzach-Malchut
Quph = Hod-Malchut

With these attributions, the G.D. correspondences of the cards make
alot more sense to me, including the planets to the 7 doubles, so I do
indeed use them. Manipulating the Major Arcana according to this
original scheme provides the Three Pillar meditations you mentioned

-Abu Doub
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with a right and a left hand, the right being Christ, the left Satan." - CGJung

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