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Mem (מ)

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In the Kabalah, the 22 Paths (named after the letters of the Hebrew alphabet) connect the ten Sephiroth on the “Tree of Life.” The twelfth is the Path of Mem (מ), which connects Geburah with Hod.

The 22 paths are: 11 Aleph, 12 Beth, 13 Gimel, 14 Daleth, 15 , 16 Vau, 17 Zain, 18 Cheth, 19 Teth, 20 Yod, 21 Kaph, 22 Lamed, 23 Mem, 24 Nun, 25 Samekh, 26 Ayin, 27 , 28 Tzaddi, 29 Qoph, 30 Resh, 31 Shin, 32 Tau,

Qabalistic Attributions

Key Scale: 23

Group: Elements—11 Aleph, 23 Water, 31 Fire, 32-bis Earth, 31-bis Spirit

Name (Hebrew Letter): Mem (Water)

Value of Hebrew Letter: 40 (600 final)

Path joins: Geburah (5) and Hod (8)

Tarot Atu: Hanged Man (XII)

Element: Water (cold and moist)

Astrology: —



Egyptian (selection): Tum, Ptah, Auramoth (as Water), Asar (as Hanged Man), Hekar, Isis [Hathor]

Egyptian (practical): —

Hindu: Soma [apas]

Scandinavian: —

Greek: Poseidon

Roman: Neptune [Rhea]

Christian: John, Jesus as Hanged Man

The Elements and Senses: Water and Taste

Supereme Elemental Kings: Thahebyobeaatan

Rulers of the Elements: Tharsis

Angels of the Elements: Taliahad

Kings of the Elemental Spirits: Niksa

The Five Elements (Tatwas): Apas (the Silver Crescent)

Alchemical Elements: Salt



Material Correspondences

King Scale: Deep blue

Queen Scale: Sea-green

Emperor Scale: Deep olive-green

Empress Scale: White flecked purple

Animals: Eagle-Snake-Scorpion (Cherub of Water)

Plants: Lotus, all Water Plants

Precious Stones: Beryl or Aquamarine

Perfume: Onycha, Myrrh

Vegetable Drugs: Caseara, all purges

Mineral Drug: Sulphates

The Human Body: Organs of Nutrition

Magick & Mysticim

The Four Worlds

The Four Quarters: Maareb (West)

Archangels of the Quarters: Gabriel

Order of Qliphoth: —

Forty Buddhist Meditations: Water

Magical Weapons: The Cup and Cross of Suffering, the Wine [Water of Lustration]

Magical Formula: —

Magical Power: The Great Work, Talismans, Crystal-gazing, etc.

System of Taoism: Tui

Figure related to Pure Number: —

Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomancy: Those of Watery Triplicity

The Letters of the Name: Hé

The Parts of the Soul: Neshamah

The Demon Kings: Ariton

Legendary Orders of Being: Nymphs and Undines, Nereids, etc.

The Four Worlds: Briah (Creative World)

Heavens of Assiah: Mem (Water)

God Name in Assiah: El

The Court Cards of the Tarot, with the Spheres


Wands: The Queen of the Thrones of Flame. 20° Pisces to 20° Aries, including part of Andromeda.

Cups: The Queen of the Thrones of the Waters. 20° Gemini to 20° Cancer

Swords: The Queen of the Thrones of Air. 20° Virgo to 20° Libra

Disks: The Queen of the Thrones of the Earth. 20° Sagittarius to 20° Capricorn



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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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