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In the Qabalah, Binah is the third of the ten Sephiroth on the “Tree of Life.” Its meaning is Understanding. The other Sephiroth are: Kether, Chokmah, Chesed, Geburah, Tiphareth, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, and Malkuth.

Qabalistic Attributions

Key Scale: 3

Name: Binah (Understanding)

Chakra: Vissudhi (Throat)

Astrology: Saturn



Thelemic: Babalon

Egyptian (selection): Maut, Isis, Nephthys

Egyptian (practical): Nephthys

Hindu: Bhavani (all forms of Sakti), Prana (as Force), Yoni

Scandinavian: Frigga

Greek: Cybele, Demeter, Rhea, Heré, [Psyché, Kronos]

Roman: Juno, Cybele, Hecate

Christian: The Virgin Mary

General Attribution: The 4 Threes, and Queens

Titles & Attributions

Wands: Virtue (Sol in Aries)

Cups: Abundance (Mercury in Cancer)

Swords: Sorrow (Saturn in Libra)

Discs: Works (Mars in Capricorn)


Material Correspondences

King Scale: Crimson

Queen Scale: Black

Emperor Scale: Dark brown

Empress Scale: Grey flecked pink

Animals: Woman [Bee]

Plant: Cypress, Opium Poppy [Lotus, Lily, Ivy]

Precious Stone: Star Sapphire, Pearl

Perfume: Myrrh, Civet

Vegetable Drug: Belladonna, Soma

Mineral Drug: Silver

Alchemical Metal: Iron

Magick & Mysticim

The Four Worlds

Element: Root of Water

Magical Weapons: Yoni, the Outer Robe of Concealment [The Cup, the Shining Star]

Magical Formula: BABALON

Parts of the Soul: Neshama (The Intuition)

Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomancy: The Plane, also the Diamond, Oval, Circle, and other Yoni Symbols

Chakra: Visuddhi (Larynx)

The Soul (Hindu): Higher Manas

Order of Qliphoth: Satariel (Hiding)

Forty Buddhist Meditations: Compassion

Magical Power: The Vision of Sorrow [Vision of Wonder]

System of Taoism: Kwan-se-on, The Yin and Khwan

Figure related to Pure Number: The Triangle

Heaven of Assiah: Shabbathai (Sphere of Saturn)

God Name in Assiah: Jehovah Elohim

Archangel of Assiah: Tzaphkiel

Angels of Assiah: Aralim (Active ones, thrones)

Divine Name of Briah: AL

Angel of Briah: Kerubiel

Choir of Angels in Briah: Kerubim

Palace of Briah: Hekel Qadosh Qadeshim (Palace of the Holy of Holies)



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[x]. A Garden of Pomagranates: Skrying on the Tree of Life. Israel Regardie, Llewelyn Publications (1999).

[x]. The Tree of Life: An Illustrated Study in Magic. Israel Regardi, Llewelyn Publications (2000).

[x]. Mystical Qabalah. by Dion Fortune. Weiser Books , Sep 2000.  1578631505 .

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