There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet.
And….there are 22 paths in the tree of life in kabbalah!
Hopefully this blog will show the relationship between them all….
Because they are all related!
The Sepher Yetzirah states this :-
“Twenty-two are the Letters, the Foundation of all things; there are Three Mothers, Seven Double and Twelve Simple letters.”
Chapter 1 vs 2.
Did you notice how the 22 break down into…3…..7 and 12?
The numbers 3..7 and 12 are everywhere in the bible pages!
In fact these numbers are impressed in the cosmos,through the divine trinity…the number 3.
Also the 7 classical planets,and the 12 signs of the zodiac.
Here’s something to consider before we get going though.Isn’t pi…22 over 7?
(Those numbers again).
Also this blog will attempt to show the comparisons between the Tarot,the Torah.(the Hebrew scriptures written with 22 letters). And the rota (zodiac).
Have another look at the “Wheel of fortune” tarot card above (from the Rider Waite deck).
First off,do you notice the 8 spokes in the wheel?
Here’s another picture illustrating the same symbol.
There is also the Union Jack!
The “Union Jack” is actually the union between the fixed and cardinal points of the zodiac!
These are the 4 “cardinal” points in the suns journey through the year.
And Mabon…Autumn Equinox.
Those were the four cardinal points!
However,there are also the four “Cross Quarter Days.” Or four “fixed” points.
Imbolc -2nd February,also known as “Candlemas” or “Groundhog Day.”
It’s also known as “The presentation of Jesus at the temple” 40 days after his birth at the Winter Solstice.
Then we have Beltane-May 1st,which is also known as “Mayday” or “Walpurgisnacht.”
Then next on the wheel,we have “Lughnasadh,”on August 1st,known as “Loaf Mass Day.”
And probably the most well known of them all,represented by the pumpkin below.
“Samhain”….also known as “Halloween” on October 31st.
These are the representative days for the 4 fixed signs of the zodiac,they also stand for YHVH…..The lion,bull,eagle….and man.
The lion is “Lughnasadh”….in the sign of Leo.
The bull is “Beltane”……in the sign of Taurus.
The eagle is “Samhain”…in the sign of Scorpio.
The man is “Imbolc”…in the sign of Aquarius.
Once you get the gist of what I’m sharing.”YOU” will start to see the patterns for yourself!
Also did you notice,again,the 4 living creatures seen by Ezekiel and John of the book of revelation,and seen on the tarot card above.
Can you see the bull,lion,man and eagle on the 4 corners of the card?
These represent respectively the 4 elements.(Earth,Fire,Air and Water).
Those who may be familiar with Hebrew,will notice the Tetragrammaton on the wheel.Yod,Heh,Vav,Heh.(Yahweh,or Jehovah)
The 4 living creatures and the four letters,are representing the same concepts.
YHVH is a formula for the 4 elements,which can also be represented by the 4 living creatures….remember the “Lamassu” from the second blog entry?
The letter “Yod” represents Fire.
The first “Heh” represents Water.
“Vav” represents Air.
The final “Heh” represents Earth.
Do you notice the words Taro,Rota and Tora on the wheel in the tarot card?
Taro is the Tarot.
Tora is the Torah
And Rota is the circle of the zodiac.But why are they all mentioned together?
It’s because they are all connected!
As these blogs continue,you should start to see a pattern emerging.What pattern?
You should be starting to see some correspondences between the bible/tarot/alchemy and the zodiac…In fact they are all related,all talking about the same concepts,from differing angles.
For example,the more observant among you will have noticed that in my blog “the hidden knowledge” I made this statement concerning the 5th element.
“Here’s a hint,its the Hebrew letter “Shin” that inserts itself into the tetragrammaton”
The Hebrew letter “Shin” is the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
Then in my blog “Saturn- Lord of the Rings” I posted a photo of a Jewish man with a “tefillin” on his head with a Hebrew letter displayed on it……what letter would that be?
The “tetragrammaton” or “4 letters,”are the 4 elements….as stated before.
Fire,water,air and earth….or respectively Yod,Heh,Vav,Heh.
However kabbalah tells us that shin is the holy spirit…….the 5th element.
and when you insert the letter shin into the tetragrammaton…you get the “pentagrammaton.”
It turns the name “Jehovah” into “Joshua” or “Jesus.”
However it means so much more.
It is the reason why Leonardo da Vinci painted the “Vitruvian man.” Turning the 4 into 5.
The tetragrammaton into the pentagrammaton.
Here’s one of the occult/hidden secrets ….”It’s all about sex!”
“Shin” on one level is sperm/semen.This is the “holy spirit” from the father/pater/pattern that animates matter,it fertilizes the egg of the mother/mater/matter or the brings to life the 4 elements with the 5th element,spirit…this is the holy spirit that impregnates Mary in the bible.
The “holy spirit” is sperm and “Mary” represents “matter.”
However if the letter shin represents sperm,why is the letter shin on the above pictured man’s head?
Because it also represents the holy spirit that enlightens us and gives us a rebirth in our thinking……sperm brings about births,as do our higher thoughts bring about births and ideas.
Ponder also on this.It is the same reason why ancient Jewish kings in the bible were anointed with “oil” on their head.And not only in the Jewish culture,but in many cultures worldwide.
In fact the word “anoint” means to “smear with oil.” What “oil?”
The word Christ also means “oil.”
And “Messiah” means oil.
Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs were also anointed with oil.
The “oil” stands for “illumination.” To be “born again” is having an inner enlightenment…a rebirth in your whole way of thinking and perceiving.
Just as the sun brings birth to the new year,the anointing oil brings birth to us!
Are things “dawning” on you yet?
This is why people from different cultures have dots….boxes…snakes on the front of their head.
We see it in such places as China,Korea,India and Israel!
The Catholic Church uses ash to mark the forehead on Ash Wednesday.
“Wednesday” is the day of “Mercury,known as”Mercredi” in French.Mercury is the messenger of the gods.
Mercury is also the holy spirit,which in turn is the messenger of the gods.Mercury is also called “Quicksilver.”
Why are there correspondences with the forehead being marked in all the cultures?
The “Sepher Yetzirah” tells us that the letter shin is “king over fire.” The holy spirit rules over fire.
Remember at Pentecost the 120 in the upper room had flames above their heads?
(Because they had oil in their lamps).
“Shin” is the king over fire……the letter shin represents illumination,the spark that starts the fire.
Illumination is the eureka moment,when it finally hits you,you get it!
The catholic church calls this oil chrism.
The orgasm is another eureka moment,but on a different (lower) level/plane.
It’s not crude or distasteful,its nature……..sex is the microcosm of what happens in the macrocosm.
The penis of the man corresponds to the sun,when it rises…….it brings life to the earth/woman/feminine element of nature.
This is why Aleister Crowley’s tarot deck pictures the fool card with the sun covering his penis.It’s not crude…its nature!
The spermatozoon are the rays of the sun that fecundate the earth,matter…or the mater/mother……she represents the earth.
“Mother” comes from “mudder.”Mud is made from earth and water..the feminine elements.
Earth and Water are the female elements.
Fire and Air are the male elements.
“As above so below.”
From the macrocosm to the microcosm!
This understanding is also why you see obelisks everywhere from the Vatican to the Washington monument to Cleopatras needle in London.
The obelisk is a representation of the erect penis,and also a ray of the sun.
The two perform the same function on a different level/plane.
The obelisk is a representation of the masculine…the life giving force in nature.
As above….So below!
Look at the obelisk at the Vatican,again,this time from above.
Notice again the 8 spoke wheel you saw in the tarot card above?They represent the cardinal and fixed signs,and the obelisk/penis/sun ray in the middle of the circle?
Remember Ezekiel saw God in the middle of the wheels within wheels?
Are you starting to see the connections?
It’s the way nature gets things done.This process is what is being described in all of the occult/mystical/esoteric teachings and the scriptures.
Telling us the deep things of nature.
Back to the torah/tarot/rota
We are told the Torah was written by Moses.(Hermes/Thoth/Mercury,the scribe of the Gods).
Moses is Mercury….the scribe of God.
Why would I say that Moses is Mercury?
Let’s look at some Mercurial symbolism hidden in the bible
Mercury is the messenger of the gods
Moses was the messenger of God was he not?
Those that read the bible and understand even a bit of astrology,will also see some Mercurial motifs surrounding Moses.Serpents on a pole for instance
“The LORD said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.””
A serpent on a pole?
Isn’t that the caduceus?
who carried the caduceus?….mercury
Serpents on a pole to this day represent the sign of medicine/healing.
The God Mercury is also the great magician,just as Moses was a great magician.
Moses threw his staff or pole down and it turned into a snake,all Mercury symbolism.
In what mountain was Moses buried?
Mount Nebo,and Nebo is the Babylonian Mercury/Thoth/Hermes.
And for you bible readers …….you will also notice that the name (nebu)chadnezzar comes from the planet Mercury.
Remember in my blog “Aries and the spring equinox,Moses had two horns?
They were attributed to the lamb,the lamb represents Aries.
However the horns are also connected to one of the 7 planets…..Mercury…why?
Look at the alchemical symbols for the planets and elements in the table below.
The three alchemical principles of sulphur,salt and mercury will be expanded on in a later blog.
Can you see the glyph for mercury?Mercury has “horns” also.
Sperm is mercury,or quicksilver,the quicksilver that brings the message of the Gods,and brings the ovum in the woman/darkness/winter to life.
Mercury is also the psychopomp,the guide of the dead….to bring them back to life in the next world.
The Israelites were “dead” in Egypt.They were slaves to anothers will (Pharaoh).
However,Moses (Mercury) was about to bring them out of that death/slavery/captivity.
He was going to bring them back to life….to free them!
Can you grasp the sexual symbolism as Moses places his “Staff” on the “Red Sea” and it parts,to let all the thousands of sperm/oops I mean Israelites cross over toward the promised land….but as you know,all of the sperm die off as they make the journey to the ovum.
Joshua/the old testament name for Jesus brings about the new life in the promised land.
You may notice that is the same function performed by the sun.
Freeing the earth from darkness every day/year.
The darkness can be personified as Pharaoh,Herod and Satan and a thousand other names.
Sperm is the life giver,fertilizing the mater/mother/matter in the darkness of the womb.
Back now to “Torah Tarot Rota”
The 22 Hebrew letters with which the Torah was formed.
The 22 tarot cards of the major arcana.
The 22 paths of the tree of life in Kabbalah.
Are all the same thing!
The Sepher Yetzirah tells us the 22 letters of the torah are broken down into the following.
3 “mother letters” which correspond to the three elements….where is earth?….(leave that to another blog)
The three mother letters are
7 double letters which correspond to the 7 planets
And 12 simple letters that correspond to the zodiac signs.
We have the 3 mother letters,7 double letters and 12 simple letters.
The 3 mother letters correspond to the trinity that theologians speak of.
Here’s another correspondence between Christianity and Hinduism.
The 3 are also Brahma,Vishnu and Shiva.
Brahma is the creator,Vishnu is the preserver and Shiva is the destroyer.
The three types of zodiac signs correspond also,a cardinal sign is the creator of the season.A cardinal sign is the Brahma and Aleph.
A fixed sign is the preserver of the season.The fixed signs link to Vishnu and Mem.(Vishnu the preserver is also Noah of the bible,who was the preserver.”Mem” means water,Noah saved/guided(psychopomp) the animals through the water.
A mutable sign is the destroyer of the season,corresponding to Shiva/Shin.
Shin is fire,Shin means tooth,although the letter looks like three teeth/or a trident. (trident means 3 teeth).
Shin is the destroyer with his trident,and now you know why the devil also has a trident and linked with fire,it’s the letter Shin.
Doesn’t the bible say that the old world was destroyed by water?
And next time it will be destroyed by fire?
The letter shin/the element fire/Shiva the destroyer.
The 7 double letters are the 7 planets.
All of the 7’s in the bible are due to the seven planets.
Why double letters?……(here’s another hint…they have a hard and soft sound)
That is why you can have 7 virtues/7 vices.
These are the seven planets,for instance,take the first one…lust and chastity.
We know Venus is the Goddess of love and Beauty,but the word “venereal” comes from Venus.
These seven forces can be used for good and bad purposes.
In chemistry these seven planets can form the alkalis and acids.
The 7 planets are also called the Elohim.
The 12 simple letters are the 12 signs of the zodiac/12 tribes of Israel/12 disciples of Jesus/12 stones in the circle at Gilgal/12 knights of the round table.
They are all connected/the tarot/bible/planets/zodiac/kabbalah/myths/religions.
As spoken of earlier,you can see them in other religions
lets connect again the number 3
In Hinduism we have Brahma/Hebrew letter “Aleph”/In the Zodiac we have Cardinal.
Brahma represents the cardinal signs,and just like cardinal signs open up the season Brahma opens up the life cycle/Aleph opens up the Hebrew alphabet.
In Hinduism we have Vishnu/Hebrew letter “Mem”/Zodiac fixed signs.
Vishnu the preserver corresponds to the fixed signs/the 4 letters YHVH…they are established/preserved/fixed/Mem is fixed in the middle of the Hebrew alphabet.
In Hinduism we have Shiva/the destroyer/Hebrew letter Shin(21st letter in the Hebrew alphabet 3×7 triple octave)before the letter Tau which ends the alphabet.The letter Tau is the mark to be placed on the foreheads of all those sighing and moaning at the end of the age.
Notice the appearance of Mercury again in the verse below….Mercury is the man with the “writing case”/the psychopomp.
Then the LORD called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side
“Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.”As I listened, he said to the others, “Follow him through the city and kill, without showing pity or compassion.Slaughter the old men, the young men and women, the mothers and children, but do not touch anyone who has the mark. Begin at my sanctuary.” So they began with the old men who were in front of the temple.
As said previously,there are 22 cards in the major arcana of the tarot,however in the full tarot deck there are 78 cards…why 78?…..again it is linked to the 12 signs of the zodiac.
If you add 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12 (the twelve signs) you get 78,the number of the tarot cards.
The zodiac/bible/tarot/Hebrew alphabet all link…because they are all talking about the same thing!
Tarot/rota/Torah……..however there is one other word on the card….”Ator”….we will be meeting Ator/Hathor/the mistress of the west in other blogs!
Just as Mercury guides people to the afterlife….Hathor welcomes them in.
Thanks for reading!