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Tau (32-bis)

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Tau (32-bis)

In the Kabalah, the 22 Paths (named after the letters of the Hebrew alphabet) connect the ten Sephiroth on the “Tree of Life.”

The Path of Tau—the 22nd path joining Yesod and Malkuth—is bisected, and the second half (or alternate) is numbered 32-bis on the Key Scale.

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, 32-bis, 31-bis.

Qabalistic Attributions

Key Scale: 32-bis

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

Name (Hebrew Letter): Tau (Cross)

Value of Hebrew Letter: 400

Path joins: Yesod (9) and Malkuth (10)

Tarot Atu: — [Queens]

Element: Earth (cold and dry)

Astrology: —



Egyptian (selection): Satem, Ahapshi, Nephthys, Ameshet

Egyptian (practical): —

Hindu: Prithivi

Scandinavian: —

Greek: Demeter, Gaia

Roman: Ceres

Christian: Luke

The Elements and Senses: Earth and Touch

Supereme Elemental Kings: Thahaaothahe

Rulers of the Elements: Kerub

Angels of the Elements: Phorlakh

Kings of the Elemental Spirits: Ghob

The Five Elements (Tatwas): Prithivi (the Yellow Square)

Alchemical Elements: Salt



Material Correspondences

King Scale: Citrine, russet, olive, and black (quartered)

Queen Scale: Amber

Emperor Scale: Dark brown

Empress Scale: Black and yellow

Animals: Bull (Cherub of Earth)

Plants: Oak, Ivy [Cereals]

Precious Stones: Salt

Perfume: Storax, all Dull and Heavy Odours

Vegetable Drugs: —

Mineral Drug: Bismuth

The Human Body: Excretory Organs, Skeleton

Magick & Mysticim

The Four Worlds

The Four Quarters: Tzaphon (North)

Archangels of the Quarters: Auriel

Order of Qliphoth: —

Forty Buddhist Meditations: Earth

Magical Weapons: The Pantacle or [Bread and] Salt

Magical Formula: —

Magical Power: Alchemy, Geomancy, Making of Pantacles, [Travels on the Astral Plane]

System of Taoism: Kan

Figure related to Pure Number: —

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

The Letters of the Name: Hé

The Parts of the Soul: Nephesh

The Demon Kings: Amaimon

Legendary Orders of Being: The Dweller of the Threshold, Gnomes


The Four Worlds: Assiah (Material World)

Heavens of Assiah: Aretz (Earth)

God Name in Assiah: Agni

The Court Cards of the Tarot, with the Spheres


Wands: The Princess of the Shining Flame. The Rose of the Palace of Fire. Rules one Quadrant of Heavens round N. Pole.

Cups: The Princess of the Waters. The Rose of the Palace of the Floods. Rules another Quadrant.

Swords: The Princess of the Rushing Winds. The Lotus of the Palace of Air. Rules a 3rd Quadrant.

Disks: The Princess of the Echoing Hills. The Lotus of the Palace of the Earth. Rules a 4th Quadrant of the Heavens about Kether.



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

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