Monday, December 30, 2019
Dog Poet Transmitting.......
Good Afternoon my friends. Let us try something different today. Consider it a precursor for the video(s) that I keep promising on the Tarot. Perhaps an introduction on that system would be in order. Everyone has heard of Tarot cards; mostly as a medium for fortune telling and predicting the future. This is the most pointless application for these cards that I can imagine.
Here is how I understand them to have been associated with this degenerate practice. About 800 years ago, a number of wise individuals gathered together in Fez, Morocco. All of them were high initiates of different mystery schools, which were entrusted with protecting the tenets of Ageless Wisdom. They knew that a dark period was coming on to the Earth and they wanted a means to ensure the survival of these teachings during the coming period of chaos and confusion.
These men came from different cultures and spoke different languages but... as is the case with the wise since time immemorial, they were able to understand one another, having made contact with 'the universal self', which was resident in each of them. It's said that one of them might have picked up a stick and drawn a figure in the sand. Apparently the meaning of this was immediately communicated to all of them and they realized that they could take the secret teachings and present them as symbols and images in pictorial form. Then... one of them, perhaps... suggested that they be given to The Gypsies who were nomadic and traveled hither and yon. These mysteries were concealed as playing cards that were used for the purpose of fortune telling, which Gypsies are known to engage in. Later they could be rediscovered for their true purpose.
Ageless Wisdom is called Ageless Wisdom because it is always the same, no matter what age it is discovered or transmitted in. There is one eternal self that is resident in all of us but which is, for the most part, asleep and dreaming. This wisdom transcends Time and Space. It transcends Language and Culture and it has appeared here and there through the ages at various times and in various places. It was present in Ancient Egypt, Sumer and Chaldea, Greece and other places, like Atlantis and Lemuria.
An alphabet is associated with The Tarot and that is Hebrew. I have pointed out that this was taken from the Chaldeans. Recently someone mentioned to me that it originated instead from the Greek but I call your attention to the fact that the Chaldean language is Semitic, as is Hebrew and they are both 'flame alphabets'. The Hebrew Bible uses the term kasdim for Chaldean in The Greek Old Testament. Perhaps this is where the Greek came in. It all gets mysterious when one is trying to decipher events from long ago and that's unfortunate. I don't want to argue with anyone about it. Maybe this is a good time to discuss the Jewish association with arcane teachings and the Kabbalah.
There have been illumined Jews of Semitic origin through history and they are associated with many arcane, metaphysical and magical texts. Then there are the AshkeNAZI Jews who ARE NOT SEMITIC and lay claim to all manner of things, which they have no claim on. There are good and bad people from every genetic strain. I take what is good and useful and I leave the rest. I don't discard something just because it has Jewish associations, far from it. I take each person as I find them and it is up to them how they prove out to me over time BUT EVERYONE STARTS WITH A FRESH SLATE- A TABLA RASA- WITH ME!
One is a fool, as are many who get ensnared by New Age Hocus Pocus, who seek to use The Tarot for fortune telling. Very, very few people have the Siddhi, or POWER, to accurately foretell events and one is often better off not knowing in the first place. Here is what I always say to people about fortune telling and The Tarot; WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO TELL THE FUTURE WITH THE TAROT WHEN YOU CAN CHANGE THE FUTURE WITH THE TAROT?
I am going to seriously cut to the chase here and simplify for you how the Tarot is 'meant to work' and what you can accomplish with it. Yes... it can be exceedingly intricate and there are those few who are Left Brain and very bright who can make use of the complexities. I am not one of these people and neither are most of you.
Here is how to get the very best from these Major Arcana cards. We are not going to concern ourselves with The Fool card because that symbolizes The Spirit in search of experience BEFORE it engages the manifest realm. That leaves us with 21 cards that can be divided into groups of 7. The first 7 cards represent Powers or Forces. When you arrange the next 7 below them, you have Mediums, which each of the first 7 cards acts through. Then you have the row of the final 7 that represent Conditions that are resolved or created, by the movement of the force through the medium. I don't concern myself with the 56 cards of the Minor Arcana.
There are all sorts of ways to arrange various cards for the purpose of reflection and meditation. You can put two cards together, three cards, four cards, five cards. It depends on what you want to achieve through the associations. I don't bother with that either. I am NOT INTO COMPLEXITY. I am INTO SIMPLICITY. Therefore....... let me say that each of the Major Arcana cards is a pictorial symbol, or an archetype. When you meditate on a card (for 5 minutes). It begins to vibrate in your Self Conscious mind. You can close your eyes after and an impression of it will appear. Everything you put any degree of attention on, is routed to the Subconscious Mind, which is a foundry of sorts. It is a factory that produces things, when the image, or blueprint of them, has been held before the mind's eye for a necessary length of time. If you do it every day for awhile, the impression is much stronger.
Each of the Tarot cards represents something that is present in your Subconscious Mind. If you meditate on it for the appropriate length of time, it will ACTIVATE its counterpart within you and bring it forth into action in your life. I have proven this out. If you want to improve your memory, you meditate on The High Priestess card. If you want to stimulate your imagination, you meditate on The Empress card. If you want to achieve Self Mastery, you could meditate on The Chariot and Strength and The Hermit next to one another. They are each connected to the process at a different stage. If you want to improve your capacity to meditate, you would focus on The Star. If you want to stimulate Cosmic Consciousness, you focus on The World. If you want to activate your Intuition, you focus on The Hierophant.
Here is an interesting consideration; the Death card is associated with the letter Nun, which means 'fish'. The Hanged Man is one of the Mother Letters, Mem, which means 'water'. The Star is Tzaddi, which means 'fishhook'. SO.... if (through meditation- because that is the power of The Star card) you drop the fishhook into Mem (the water), you can pull out the fish, which is Death. Hmmm. As you perhaps can see, there are all sorts of alchemical and metaphysical characteristics to these cards.
I am going to post The Tarot Tableau, somewhere in this article and you can then see the 3 rows of 7 and you can consider the implications.
This is not for everyone. There are many different systems by which one can awaken, or uncover, the True Indwelling Self, which is YOUR DIVINE PERSONA. I have used various tools in my own journey. These days I rely on Meditation, Prayer and The Intuition. These are what work for me. I did study the Tarot for decades and it had a profound and lasting impact on me and I credit it with assisting me in developing a number of talents that I possess and those familiar with me, can make their own judgment, as to whether I gained any useful abilities.
Here is what Eliphas Levi had to say about The Tarot; something he held in high regard, "A prisoner devoid of books, had he only a Tarot of which he knew how to make use, could in a few years acquire a universal science and converse with an unequaled doctrine and inexhaustible eloquence." Wow! If this is true, doesn't it sound like something a person might want to look into? With that in mind I give you a short treatise by Paul Foster Case, entitled- "An Introduction to the Study of the Tarot" This should give you a comprehensive view into the nature of this tool, as well as a taste of the complexity.
In no way am I in any position to improve upon what Dr. Case reveals in this article. He was a master of the system. I am not. I am one who got a great many assets and blessings from my study with him, which covered at least 30 years.
The key takeaway from this, from my perspective, is that these are meditation devices to awaken the qualities of God within. They vibrate and awaken in you the vibration of sympathetic strings, which bring to the surface mind, real abilities, real powers of being and expression. Not everyone wants to increase their capacity of Love, Compassion, Integrity, Memory, Intuition, Concentration, Reason, Strength, Justice. Most people would rather make money, become famous, get a life partner or some combination of material fortune. I, on the other hand, would much, much prefer to have these qualities, since they make life worth living and life is meaningless and pointless without them but... that's just me.
Here is the graphic of The Tarot Tableau.
I hope you have gotten a few useful things from this posting. If it only provoked you to think then that is a good thing all by itself (grin).
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