The past few weeks I’ve been working on drawing this. I now have my very own Tree of Life glyph framed for my space. Though this was created in the progression of my studies, my plan is to use it simply for meditation and reference.
The universe, the macrocosm, and man, the microcosm, are overlaid onto each other and appear to us as this design known as The Tree of Life. It appears that various belief systems, deities, philosophies all fall into place upon the tree. Levels of consciousness, processes of development—all these things can be situated on the tree to expose their nature and involvement within the greater whole.
At some point I’ll be sharing my explorations into the 10 Sephiroth along with the corresponding Tarot associations of the minor arcana.
“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.
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.
Salve Jorge! Salve Pai Ogum! Jorge sentou praça na cavalaria e eu estou feliz porque eu também sou da sua companhia
Eu estou vestido com as roupas e as armas de Jorge Para que meus inimigos tenham pés e não me alcancem Para que meus inimigos tenham mãos e não me toquem Para que meus inimigos tenham olhos e não me vejam E nem mesmo em pensamento eles possam ter para me fazeram mal Armas de fogo meu corpo não alcançarão Facas e espadas se quebrem sem o meu corpo tocar Cordas e correntes se arrebentem sem o meu corpo amarrar pois eu estou vestido com as roupas e as armas de Jorge.
Key Concepts: Need, resistance, constraint, conflict, drama, effort, necessity, urgency, hard work, need-fire, life lessons, creative friction, distress, force of growth, the consequence of past action, short term pain for long term gain
Psi: resistance, need, effort
Energy: necessity, coming forth into being, urgency
Mundane: doing what must be done, chores, hard work
Divinations: Resistance (leading to strength), recognition of örlög (ultimate law, primal truth), innovation, need-fire (self-reliance), personal development and life lessons, achievement through effort; or constraint of freedom, distress, toil, drudgery, laxity, warnings, worry, guilt, moral cowardice, unfulfilled or unrecognized needs.
Governs:Overcoming distress or negative örlögAcceptance of the unchangeableDevelopment of magical will, the manipulation of wyrdUnderstanding the dynamic force of “resistance” in the process of creatingThe generation of creative energy for problem solvingProtection of one’s own needsRecognition of personal needLove magic; especially to obtain a lover.
NAUTHIZ is ‘Need’.
Nauthiz is the tenth rune and the second rune of the second Aett. It is a rune of cosmic forces and is recognized as being a rune with ‘shaping power’ which forms the fates of mankind.
This rune represents ‘need’ in all its forms, from the need for food and shelter, to the need of personal fulfilment. ‘Need creates invention’. When you are in need and are aware and understand those needs, you are able to find a way to fulfil those needs.
The Nauthiz rune both represents, and is represented by Skuld, the first and youngest of the Norn Sisters, the weavers and shapers of the Web of Wyrd. She is the weaver of ‘that which will be’ - the future.
The outcome of obtaining your need depends upon your actions or lack thereof, to obtain them. Nauthiz is a signpost for the future, which lets us know what will happen based upon on our ignoring or acting upon our specific need. It represents an imbalance between what one ‘needs’ and what one ‘has.’ The acknowledgment of this imbalance can be illuminating, as it causes one to closely examine, then reassess priorities and values. This brings motivation to step back onto the right spiritual path, knowing that when we act and live by what makes us most happy and fulfilled, we are living our true selves.
Nauthiz represents needs that can be met by reacting positively to deprivation, Nauthiz says that conflict can be overcome by willpower, that delays and restrictions need to be endured and fears need to be faced.
The Nauthiz rune is an agent for your ‘Wyrd’ or ‘orlog’, depending upon the severity of your need. Nauthiz is the nudging reminder; the feeling within that all is not how it should be. Life may appear out of sync; not going to plan and nothing goes right. What you have is never enough and there is the ever-present desire for something more, or better.
Nauthiz forces one to come to terms with and acknowledge this dissatisfaction; then use it as motivation for change. If you want something different, do different things.
When Nauthiz is drawn in a spread, it is an indication not to allow occurrences, situations, incidents or memories from the past hold you back from living your life – today. It is an indication that you may not be living your life true to yourself and therefore, may not feel like you are in the ‘right place’ in your life. It is the person’s own will that is paramount in directing the force.
Learning to deal with hardship, constraint and the pain of lack are lessons of the Nauthiz rune. It shows the obstacles we create for ourselves, as well those we encounter on a day to day basis in the world around us. The role of Nauthiz is to identify and examine what it is you really need.
When using the Uthark rune system instead of the elder Futhark, Nauthiz corresponds to the sephirothic sphere of Geburah on the Qabalistic Tree of Life which, oddly enough, translates to restraint, strength, judgement, severity and need…
“Boaz and Jakin are both pillars of the Temple, and only when united do they produce stability.
Of these two columns, the left-hand one under Binah is (also) called Severity; the right-hand one under Chokmah is (also) called Mercy; the middle one under Kether is called Mildness, and it is said to be the Column of Equilibrium. These two side columns are the two pillars that stand at the entrance to King Solomon’s Temple and are represented in all Lodges of the Mysteries, the candidate himself, when he stands between them, is the Middle Pillar of Equilibrium.
Dion Fortune - The Mystical Qabalah
Location of the Sephiroth within the physical body:
1. Kether - the crown, in the superior part of the head
In 1861, the French occultist Eliphas Levi included in his book Dogmes et Rituels de la Haute Magie (Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic) a drawing that would become the most famous depiction of Baphomet: a winged humanoid goat with a pair of breasts and a torch on its head between its horns. The figure bears numerous similarities to the deities described above. It also includes several other esoteric symbols relating to the esoteric concepts embodied by the Baphomet. In the preface of his book, Levi stated:
“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 Hermeticism, 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 androgyn 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 ugly 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 androgyn arms of this sphinx of the occult sciences.” [3. Eliphas Levi, Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie]
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Touching the forehead say: Ateh (UntoThee). Touching the pelvis say: Leviathan. Touching the right shoulder, say: ve-Geburah (the Power). Touching the left shoulder, say: ve-Gedulah(and the Glory). Clasping the hands upon the breast, say: le-Olahm, Amen (of the World, Amen).
Turn to the South and trace the Adverse Pentagram of Earth vibrating: BITOM
Turn to the East and trace the Adverse Pentagram of Earth vibrating: EXARP
Turn to the North and trace the Adverse Pentagram of Earth vibrating: NANTA
Turn to the West and trace the Adverse Pentagram of Earth vibrating: HCOMA
Extending the arms in the form of a Cross, say:
Before me Leviathan! Behind me the Lucifer! On my right hand Belial! On my left hand Satan!
About me flames the Pentagram, And in the Column stands the six-rayed Star.
Repeat Kabbalistic Cross:
Touching the forehead say: Ateh (UntoThee). Touching the pelvis say: Leviathan. Touching the right shoulder, say: ve-Geburah (the Power). Touching the left shoulder, say: ve-Gedulah (and the Glory). Clasping the hands upon the breast, say: le-Olahm, Amen (of the World, Amen).
Malkuth swapped in the Kabbalistic Cross for Leviathan. Both words have the same gematria value, 496. This speaks in part to the Mesopotamian myth that the manifest world was made from the body of the Cosmic Serpent Monster.
The Averse Pentagrams are used both as an homage to the Pentagram of Set, and to the idea that the Spiritual Fire, or Black Flame, rises up from the primordial. Leviathanite Initiation is not about altering myself to fit some pattern that exists above me but rather to draw up and make manifest that which is below me. This Spiritual Fire can be thought of as the Shin in the ShT formula discussed in Don Webb’s Overthrowing the Old Gods.
The Averse Pentagram
The Averse Pentagram of Earth: Banishing (l.) Invoking (r.)
The arrangement of Elements is based on the LaVey directions, which in turn were based upon both the Golden Dawn Enochian, More archaically it follows the Abramelin attributions of directions, which is where LaVey drew his Crown Princes.
The reason that the traditional LBR starts in the east derives in part from Abramelin. It is the direction one is to face for the purification phase of the Work. The reason for the Satanic altar being in the west also derives from Abramelin. It was the direction to address the forces of Hell once contact with the Divine in the East had been made.
As far as starting in the South and Ending in the West, it is an allusion to Step 7 from LaVey’s “Thirteen Steps,” as is the Invocation of Set’s pattern of Elements. It is also a riff upon Don Webb’s essay “Concerning the Four Paths” published in Note Four of his The Mysteries of the Temple of Set.