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The Tower – By Crowley & Harris

Key Words:

Mars; far-reaching inner transformation; healing; the old is destroyed to make room for the new; spiritual renewal; self-knowledge.

Drive

Breaking up structures, destroying the old, getting rid of obsolete loads

Alchemical attributes

Saturn and Uranus – the sudden breakout of realization, destruction of old values

Tree of life: Netzach going to Hod = (Pe פּ)

Element: Fire
Number: 16 as 4 x 4: induration. But the cross sum is 7

Symbology

The Tower is a symbol of endurance and its destruction, an allusion to sudden, maybe shocking realizations that crushes old views and persuasions, maybe the view of the whole world.

The power of the consuming, purifying fire destroys the old and sweeps it away. Nothing is spared; the tower of the ego will be shaken to its very foundations.

Anything you attempt to cling to will be destroyed by this transforming power. The apparent securities of the past have begun to waver and topple. All that remains is trust; the knowledge that all events in life arise from the endless love of the universe and bring us the possibility for learning and recognition. This understanding of the true nature of events transforms even apparent losses or painful disappointments into the valuable gifts they really are. Times of desperation and inner tension, when recognized, can become the most fruitful growing phases of our lives.

The Tower is also one of the highest cards for healing. Just as the extraction of a rotten tooth provides relief for the entire body, the destruction of stagnant situations and relations which hinder growth begins a healing process for your entire organism. Having a tooth extracted can be painful, but when the tooth is poisoning your system, there is no other choice. The strokes of fate may seem equally tragic and unfathomable, but they come to us only because we need them and have created them for ourselves either consciously or unconsciously. If you can recognize and accept these laws of the universe, you possess all you need for true liberation and total transformation to occur.

The eye of Horus illustrates awakened consciousness, which sees reality as it truly is. The dove with the olive branch symbolizes the compassion toward oneself and others which arises out of self-know- ledge. It also symbolizes that which remains pure and whole throughout; the essence of being, from which all is created anew (the snake).

 

The Tower by Ina Audeirieth

 

Tarot Cards


The Major Arcana ( Trump )



References

[x]. Crowley, Aleister. (1981). The Book of Thoth. New York, S. Weiser.

[x]. The tarot, Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema, accessed May 2020.

[x].Gerd Ziegler, Tarot: Mirror of the Soul: Handbook for the Aleister Crowley Tarot Paperback – Illustrated, May 1, 1988.

[x]. www.Corax.com, accessed Oct 2020.

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