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Shin (שׁ)

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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 21th is the Path of Shin (שׁ), which connects Hod with Malkuth.

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: 31

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

Name (Hebrew Letter): Shin (Tooth)

Value of Hebrew Letter: 300

Path joins: Hod (8) and Malkuth (10)

Tarot Atu: The Aeon (XX)

Element: Fire (hot and dry)

Astrology: —



Egyptian (selection): Thoum-Aesh-Neith, Mau, Kabeshunt, Horus, Tarpesheth

Egyptian (practical): Mau

Hindu: Surya (as Sol)

Scandinavian: —

Greek: Hades

Roman: Vulcan, Pluto

Christian: Mark

The Elements and Senses: Fire and Sight

Supereme Elemental Kings: Ohooohatan

Rulers of the Elements: Seraph

Angels of the Elements: Aral

Kings of the Elemental Spirits: Djin

The Five Elements (Tatwas): Agni or Tejas (the Red Triangle)

Alchemical Elements: Sulphur



Material Correspondences

King Scale: Glowing orange scarlet

Queen Scale: Vermillion

Emperor Scale: Scarlet, flecked gold

Empress Scale: Vermillion flecked crimson & emerald

Animals: Lion (Cherub of Fire)

Plants: Red Poppy, Hibiscus, Nettle

Precious Stones: Fire Opal

Perfume: Olibanum, all Fiery Odours

Vegetable Drugs: —

Mineral Drug: Nitrates

The Human Body: Organs of Circulation

Magick & Mysticim

The Four Worlds

The Four Quarters: Darom (South)

Archangels of the Quarters: Michael

Order of Qliphoth: —

Forty Buddhist Meditations: Fire

Magical Weapons: The Wand or Lamp, Pyramid of Fire [The Thurible]

Magical Formula: —

Magical Power: Evocation, Pyromancy

System of Taoism: Kan

Figure related to Pure Number: —

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

The Letters of the Name: Yod

The Parts of the Soul: Chiah

The Demon Kings: Paimon

Legendary Orders of Being: Salamanders

The Four Worlds: Atziluth (Archetypal World)

Heavens of Assiah: Ash (Fire)

God Name in Assiah: Elohim

The Court Cards of the Tarot, with the Spheres


Wands: The Lord of the Flame and the Lightning. The King of the Spirits of Fire. Rules 20° Scorpio to 20° Sagittarius, including part of Hercules

Cups: The Lord of the Waves and the Waters. The King of the Hosts of the Sea. 20° Aquarius to 20° Pisces, including most of Pegasus

Swords: The Lord of the Winds and the Breezes. The King of the Spirits of Air. 20° Taurus to 20° Gemini



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

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