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In the Qabalah, Chesed is the fourth of the ten Sephiroth on the “Tree of Life.” Its meaning in Hebrew is Mercy. Chesed is also known as Gedulah (Majesty). The other Sephiroth are: Kether, Chokmah, Binah, Geburah, Tiphareth, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, and Malkuth.

Qabalistic Attributions

Key Scale: 4

Name: Chesed (Mercy)

Chakra: Anahata (heart)

Astrology: Jupiter



Egyptian (selection): Amoun, Isis [Hathoor]

Egyptian (practical): Amoun

Hindu: Indra, Brahma

Scandinavian: Wotan

Greek: Poseidon [Zeus]

Roman: Jupiter [Libitina]

Christian: God the Rain-maker (vide Prayer-book), God the Farmer’s Friend

General Attribution: The 4 Fours

Titles & Attributions

Wands: Completion (Venus in Aries)

Cups: Luxury (Luna in Cancer)

Swords: Truce (Jupiter in Libra)

Discs: Power (Sol in Capricorn)



Material Correspondences

King Scale: Deep violet

Queen Scale: Blue

Emperor Scale: Deep purple

Empress Scale: Deep azure flecked yellow

Animals: Unicorn

Plants: Olive, Shamrock [Opium Poppy]

Precious Stones: Amethyst, Sapphire [Lapis Lazuli]

Perfumes: Cedar

Vegetable Drugs: Opium

Mineral Drug: —

Alchemical Metal: Silver

Magick & Mysticim

The Four Worlds

Element: Root of Water

Element: Water

Magical Weapons: The Wand, Sceptre, or Crook

Magical Formula: IHVH

Parts of the Soul: Ruach (The Intellect)

Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomancy: The Solid Figure

Chakra: Anahata (heart)

The Soul (Hindu): Lower Manas

Order of Qliphoth: Gha’agsheklah (Smiters)

Forty Buddhist Meditations: Friendliness

Magical Power: The Vision of Love

System of Taoism: —

Figure related to Pure Number: Tetrahedron or Pyramid, Cross

Heaven of Assiah: Tzedeq (Sphere of Jupiter)

God Name in Assiah: AL

Archangel of Assiah: Tzadkiel (Righteousness of God)

Angels of Assiah: Chashmalim (Brilliant ones)

Divine Name of Briah: ? (Mem Tzaddi Peh Tzaddi?)

Angel of Briah: Tzadqiel

Choir of Angels in Briah: Shinanim

Palace of Briah: Hekel Ahbah (Palace of Love)




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

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