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Vau (ו)

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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 sixth is the Path of Vau (ו), which connects Chokmah with Chesed.

The 22 paths are: 11 Aleph, 12 Beth, 13 Gimel, 14 Daleth, 15 , 16 Vav, 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: 16

Group: The Zodiac— 15 Aries, 16 Taurus, 17 Gemini, 18 Cancer, 19 Leo, 20 Virgo, 22 Libra, 24 Scorpio, 25 Sagittarius, 26 Capricorn, 28 Aquarius, 29 Pisces

Name (Hebrew Letter): Vau (Nail)

Value of Hebrew Letter: 6

Path joins: Chokmah (2) and Chesed (4)

Tarot Atu: The Hierophant (V)

Element: Earth

Astrology: Taurus



Egyptian (selection): Asar, Ameshet, Apis

Egyptian (practical): Osiris

Hindu: Shiva (Sacred Bull)

Scandinavian: —

Greek: Hera

Roman: Venus, [Hymen]

Christian: —

Sign of the Zodiac: Taurus

Planetary ruler: Venus

Exalted planet: Luna



Material Correspondences

King Scale: Red orange

Queen Scale: Deep indigo

Emperor Scale: Deep warm olive

Empress Scale: Rich brown

Material Correspondences


Animals: Bull (Cherub of Earth)

Plants: Mallow [all giant trees]

Precious Stones: Topaz

Perfume: Storax

Vegetable Drugs: Sugar

Mineral Drug: —

The Human Body: Shoulders and Arms

Magick & Mysticim


Genii of the Twelve Hours (Levi): Sisera, Torvatus, Nitibus, Hizarbin, Sachluph, Baglis, Laberzerin

The Mansions of the Moon: Taurus 10°-30° Suraya. Dabaran (Alldeboran), and 0°-20° Hak’ah (three stars in head of Orion)

Order of Qliphoth: Adimiron

Forty Buddhist Meditations: Beaten and Scattered Corpse

Magical Weapons: The Labour of Preparation [The Throne and Altar]

Magical Formula: —

Magical Power: The Secret of Physical Strength

System of Taoism: —

Figure related to Pure Number: —

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

Geomantic Intelligences: Asmodel

Legendary Orders of Being: Gorgons, Minotaurs



The Four Worlds

Heavens of Assiah: Shar (Taurus, Earth)

God Name in Assiah: —

Angels ruling Houses: Toel

Twelve Lesser Assistant Angels in the Signs: Araziel

Angel Lords of the Triplicity in the Signs by Day: Rayel

Angel Lords of the Triplicity in the Signs by Night: Totath

Angels of the Decantes:

Ascendant: Kadamidi

Succedent: Minacharai

Cadent: Yakasaganotz

Magical Images of the Decans:

Ascendant: A woman with long and beautiful hair, clad in flame-coloured robes

Succedent: A man of like figure (to the ascendant), with cloven hoofs like an ox

Cadent: A swarthy man with white lashes, his body elephantine with long legs; with him, a horse, a stag, and a calf


Ascendant: Costum

Succedent: Codamorns

Cadent: Cassia

Goetic Demons of Decans by Day:

Ascendant: Gamigina (Little horse or ass)

Succedent: Marbas (Great Lion)

Cadent: Valefor (Lion with ass’s head, bellowing)

Goetic Demons of Decans by Night:

Ascendant: Raum (Crow)

Succedent: Focalor (Man with gryphon’s wings)

Cadent: Vepar (Mermaid)

Egyptian Gods of the Zodiac:

Ascendant Decan: Serapis

Succedent Decan: Helitomenos

Cadent Decan: Apophis

Egyptian Names of the Decans:

Ascendant: Asicath

Succedent: Virvaso

Cadent: Aharph



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