geburah

Geburah, Rosaleen Norton

“Geburah presents a menacing humanoid form with talons, a pointed reptilian tail, and lightning bolts zig-zagging from both hands, and could easily be mistaken for a hawk-headed demon.  Geburah takes its title from the Hebrew name of the fifth sphere on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, signifying severity and strength.” - Homeage to Pan: The Life, Art and Sex-Magic of Rosaleen Norton, by Nevill Drury.

The meaning of the Baphomet by Eliphas Lévi:

“The goat which is represented in our frontispiece bears upon its forehead the Sign of the Pentagram with one point in the ascendant, which is sufficient to distinguish it as a symbol of the light. Moreover, the sign of occultism is made with both hands, pointing upward to the white moon of CHESED, and downward to the black moon of GEBURAH. This sign expresses the perfect concord between mercy and justice. One of the arms is feminine and the other masculine, as in the androgyne of Khunrath, whose attributes we have combined with those of our goat, since they are one and the same symbol. The torch of intelligence burning between the horns is the magical light of universal equilibrium; it is also a type of the soul exalted above matter, even while cleaving to matter, as the flame cleaves to the torch. … The caduceus, which replaces the generative organ, represents eternal life; the scale-covered belly typifies water; the circle above it is the atmosphere, the feathers still higher up signify the volatile; lastly, humanity is depicted by the two breasts and the androgyne arms of this sphinx of the occult sciences. … The dread Baphomet henceforth, like all monstrous idols, enigmas of antique science and its dreams, is only an innocent and even pious hieroglyph….  Baphomet is not a God; He is the sign of initiation.”

- Eliphas Lévi - Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual

Thomas Karlsson - The Kings of Edom placed on the 11-pointed Star, representing the Qliphoth and their 11 Demonic Rulers, “Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic”, 2009.

Kings of Edom were kings over the land of Edom before any Israelite king had conquered it. Qabalists associated these kings with the  Evil Primordial Worlds and their Lords. According to the Qabalists, Edom was a kingdom, or a world, which consisted solely of the harsh forces of Geburah. The Zohar tells us that Edom means ‘a kingdom of a severity which is not weakened by any pity’. Theancient lords of Edom were 11 in number, and this number is associated with the principle of Evil in the Bible. In the Genesis 30:40-43 we can find their names: Timna, Alva, Jetet, Oholibama, Ela, Pinon, Kenas, Teman, Mibsar, Magdiel and Iram.

In the Qabalah, these names correspond to the Eleven Demon Rulers who govern the Anti-Worlds of the Evil Side. A Qabalistic text on the most important Demons reveals that both the lords and the kings of Edom are associated with certain Demons: Samael, i.e. Satan, is mentioned as a ruler of Edom. There were certain Qabalistic speculations around the conjectures regarding the kings of Edom certain Demonological traditions liked with the thought that they belonged to the Emanations of the Left Side. Among certain Jews during the early Middle Ages the term ‘Kings of Edom’ was used to denote Christianity, which they believed had developed from the Dark Side.

The Astral Sleep - by Jeroen van Valkenburg

‘It is urgent to comprehend that whosoever wants to learn how to consciously travel within the double, the first thing that he needs to do is to awaken his consciousness.
Astral projection is no longer a problem when the consciousness awakens. Sacred scriptures insist on the necessity of awakening, but people continue with their consciousness asleep.
In Buddhism, the most important reference to the Consciousness is tanthagatagarbha, which is generally translated to mean “Buddha nature.” In us, it is undeveloped, a mere seed that can be grown into its full potential: a buddha, or “awakened one.” This is accomplished only by knowing precisely how to do it. This process begins and is sustained by a continual effort to utilize it in the moment, by being continually aware of oneself and everything that one does, whether internally or externally. In Kabbalah, Consciousness is related to several sephiroth on the Tree of Life, primarily Geburah and Tiphereth. These two sephiroth are superior to the intellect (Netzach), heart (Hod), vital energy (Yesod), and physical body (Malkuth).
Consciousness is not the mind or the senses. Consciousness utilizes the mind, heart, and senses to perceive, but can perceive levels of existence that are beyond our mind (intellect), heart, and physical senses.
In each of these traditions, these are the lowest aspects of what is possible to acheive. Consciousness is the means to ascend higher. This is always accomplished by awakening and perceiving more by means of the purification of the individual’ - Samael Aun Weor 

“The Sephirothic Tree is sometimes depicted as a human body, thus more definitely establishing the true identity of the first, or Heavenly, Man – Adam Kadmon – the Idea of the Universe. 

The ten divine globes (Sephiroth) are then considered as analogous to the ten sacred members and organs of the Protogonos, according to the following arrangement. 

• Kether is the crown of the Prototypic Head and perhaps refers to the pineal gland; 

• Chochmah and Binah are the right and left hemispheres respectively of the Great brain; 

• Chesed and Geburah are the right and left arms respectively, signifying the active creative members of the Grand man; tiphereth is the heart, or, according to some, the entire viscera; 

• Netsach and Hod are the right and left legs respectively, or the supports of the world; 

• Yesod is the generative system, or the foundation of form; 

• Malchuth represents the two feet, or the base of being. 

(Occasionally Yesod is considered as the male and Malchuth as the female generative power.)

The Grand man thus conceived is the gigantic image of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, with head of gold, arms and chest of silver, body of brass, legs of iron, and feet of clay. 

- Manly P. Hall: The Secret Teachings of All Ages

From Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual:

“The goat on the frontispiece carries the sign of the pentagram on the forehead, with one point at the top, a symbol of light, his two hands forming the sign of occultism, the one pointing up to the white moon of Chesed, the other pointing down to the black one of Geburah. This sign expresses the perfect harmony of mercy with justice. His one arm is female, the other male like the ones of the androgyne of Khunrath, the attributes of which we had to unite with those of our goat because he is one and the same symbol. The flame of intelligence shining between his horns is the magic light of the universal balance, the image of the soul elevated above matter, as the flame, whilst being tied to matter, shines above it. The beast’s head expresses the horror of the sinner, whose materially acting, solely responsible part has to bear the punishment exclusively; because the soul is insensitive according to its nature and can only suffer when it materializes. The rod standing instead of genitals symbolizes eternal life, the body covered with scales the water, the semi-circle above it the atmosphere, the feathers following above the volatile. Humanity is represented by the two breasts and the androgyne arms of this sphinx of the occult sciences.”

* Image & Text by Eliphas Levi

“In the “Kabbalah” the three male Sephiroth — Chochma, Chesed, Netzach — are known as the Pillar of Mercy.

The three feminine on the left, namely, Binah, Geburah, Hod, are named the Pillar of Judgment.

While the four Sephiroth of the centre — Kether, Tiphereth, Yesod, and Malchut. — are called the Middle Pillar. ( the four aspects of Osiris).

The ten Sephiroth are ten emanations of Eternal Mother Space, ten waves which serve as the foundation of the Great Mother.

The seven planets of the solar system are the seven Sephiroth and the triune Spiritual Sun is the Sephirothic Crown.”

Samael Aun Weor: The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of Tarot and Kabbalah

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Mars/Geburah oils. If you couldn’t tell by all the red.
These are going to be a part of a Mars activation kit, which will be followed by a balancing Chesed kit at my Etsy soon-ish.
The Geburah kit will have the oil featured here which can be worn on the necklace they will come with, incense, tea, infused bathing salt, recipes for all 3 meals of the day, a mantra making worksheet, a partridge and a fucking pear tree. I grew several of the ingredients.
Eventually, I’ll get the video of me making these things up so you don’t even have to buy them, unless you want to.

Watch on tocalldarknesshome.tumblr.com

“Thee I evoke, whose iron grip claimed the heavens.

Thee, that didst awaken the fire of Man.

Thee, that didst defy the will of a God.

Thee, that didst ascend.

Thou art ASAR UN-NEFER

HEAR ME, Amezarak!

HEAR ME, Semjaza!

HEAR ME, Mastema!

HEAR ME, SHEMHAZAI!

HEAR ME; RAZIEL!

HEAR ME, LUCIFER!

Come forth, by thy own true name

Come forth, by my own true will

You WILL answer my evocation, you who have seen the name!

I WILL you to come forth, dread angel of ascension!

Shin Mem Ayin Zain Yod Zain

Mirium Occultum…

You, who called me by my six names, NAMES!

You know not what powers you toy with.

I am DAMNED, I am FALLEN

I spat blasphemies at the face of the creator,

and I have left the curse that is the flesh.

I am the star that hangs from the heavens,

Inverted to the form of a gate.

An alternate path to the twilight of KETHER

I have shed my cloak of shame!

The horrors that lie in the crossroads of worlds answer but to ME!

Incarnate eldritch force, forbidden knowledge draped in fleshly skin.

By no arcana can you surprise me, by no ward can you be protected from me.

Cower before your Messiah, conjurer, and bear witness to this prophecy!:

Geburah, the dagger, will sever the ties between the cosmos

All shall embrace the utter spiritual void that is DAATH

Dødsengel - Evocation of Amezarak

A Lesson On The Imbuing Of Force And Intentions

 There are lessons that remind us that force is sometimes a good thing, but in times of modern man force is a thing of negativeness and horror. How often do we hear the words “a showing of force”? In many respects this is exactly what it is, a showing of intentions towards or at something or someone. But what if, the force we are showing is more powerful then what we truly have knowledge of? What if the “force” we are showing is more powerful then the actions within the force itself?  In many paths you might of heard of the words “charging” or “enchanting” of an item.  Imbuing is a more correct term but it’s usage has long been forgotten due to the elegance that it properly shows. When in stories you hear of wizards enchanting a item with powers beyond that of normal men, but what if we all do this and do not even realize it? Think of a blacksmith within the times of war. With the deepest desire to protect his men, he might imbue the armor with his own energy of protection and not even realize it. His heart and mind think of the quality and strength within the shield, giving it more chanrge to hold that one last blow that saves the warrior from defeat, while the sword he carries burns with the hatred for the same enemy that it was infused with. So to any other it would be normal but against this foe it might slay them with the saved blow that the shield protected him from.  We each imbue ourselves the same way the blacksmith imbues his creations, we simply have forgotten this. In worship we imbue the power of The Creator within a Christian Cross, within statues and relics Pagans imbue the powers of The Gods and Goddesses and so forth. Each has their own ways but all the same when it comes to the outcome.  Force is simply the push of energy, the intention is what is imbued within the item, nothing more, nothing less. Words are as such and as said many times before, they too can kill if given enough energy. The power is always within us, what we do with this power to imbue our energies and intentions is simply up to our own actions. What you create you can not destroy once released, remember this and words can not be unspoken when imbued with either hate or love. Choose well and remember often this. -rtf

A Lesson Of Finding Our Own Council Within The Chambers Of Ourselves

 Within in each decision a council is made. Sometimes without action the thought becomes action, letting the council sit by as the caster of this thought reap the actions either good or poor upon themselves.  Within these halls, battles were won, wars were waged with words and losses sometimes lost lives. Wisdom sat among the many within these chambers. Appointed by the Gods/Creator/Guardians. These people controlled lives, changed lives and shaped worlds. Once man stepped away from the appointments of Divine council man appointed man and the truest Wisdom stopped and corruption began. We as a whole have walked so far from The Truest of Councils that we no longer see the powers of leadership as a divine thing, simply as a title to rest on top of others who are lower then themselves. The Wisdom of Old has been forgotten and abandoned, many have walked away to only be remembered within the winds voice. Council once was where man sat side by side with the Divine now we only sit beside each other with nothing between but the hollow shell of what once was. Return to your own Councils of Wisdom. Find your own Council Chambers and return to the teachings and Wisdom of what once was. It is here, always, simply stop, listen and learn. -rtf