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Tau (תּ)

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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 twenty second  is the Path of Tau (תּ), which connects Yesod 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: 32

Group: Planets— 12 Mercury, 13 Luna, 14 Venus, 21 Jupiter, 27 Mars, 30 Sol, 32 Saturn

Name (Hebrew Letter): Tau (Cross)

Value of Hebrew Letter: 400

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

Tarot Atu: The Universe (XXI)

Element: Earth

Astrology: Saturn


Planets / Zodiacs

Egyptian (selection): Sebek, Mako

Egyptian (practical): —

Hindu: Brahma

Scandinavian: —

Greek: Athena

Roman: Saturn [Terminus, Astræa]

Christian: Ephesus

Planetary Number: 3

Planetary Intelligence: Agiel

Planetary Spirit: Zazel

Planetary Olympic Spirit: Arathron



Material Correspondences

King Scale: Indigo

Queen Scale: Black

Emperor Scale: Blue black

Empress Scale: Black rayed blue

Animals: Crocodile

Plants: Ash, Cypress, Hellebore, Yew, Nightshade [Elm]

Precious Stones: Onyx

Perfume: Assafœtida, Scammony, Indigo, Sulphur (all Evil Odours)

Vegetable Drugs: —

Mineral Drug: Lead

The Human Body: Excretory System

Metals: Lead

Magick & Mysticim

The Four Worlds

Order of Qliphoth: Satariel

Forty Buddhist Meditations: Quiescence

Magical Weapons: A Sickle

Magical Formula: —

Magical Power: Works of Malediction and Death

System of Taoism: Khan

Figure related to Pure Number: —

Lineal Figures of the Planets, etc., and Geomancy: Triangle

Geomantic Intelligence: Cassiel

The Noble Eightfold Path: Samma Sati and Samaditthi (Right Recollection [in both senses of the word]. Right View-Point.)

Legendary Orders of Being: Ghuls, Larvæ, Corpse Candles

Heavens of Assiah: Shabbathai (Saturn)

God Name in Assiah: (aleph beth)



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