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Dion Fortune's classic, The Mystical Qabalah, explores all aspects of the Qabalah, including the esoteric sciences of astrology and tarot, which form the basis of the Western Mystery Traditions. It provides a key to the practical working of this mystical system for both novice and initiate alike.
magical work. This is the modern Qabalah, the 1. H ~8 i i I I' ,I THE MYSTICAL QABALAH Alchemical Qabalah as it has sometimes been called, and it contains all manner of things beside traditional Rabbinical lore, as will be seen in due course. 6. Let us now consider the general lay-out and significance of the Tree. It will be seen that the circles which represent the Sephiroth are arranged in three vertical columns (see diagram I), and that at the head of the centre, higher than any other,
for fear of being accused of phallic worship and orgiastic practices. These things have their place, though it is not in the Temple of the Holy Spirit, and to deny them their place is a folly for which the Victorian age paid dearly in a rich harvest of psychopathology. 27. Whenever we are working dynamically upon any plane we are operating the Right-hand Pillar of the Tree anct derive our primary energy from the Yod-force of Chokmah. In this connection we must refer to the fact that the
clear. Supposing an explorer is looking out from a mountain over a newly discovered country and sees that the inland plains lying behind the coastal ranges are fertile, and that a river flows through these plains and makes its way to the sea through a gap in the mountain chain. He thinks of the agricultural wealth of the plains, transport down the river, and a harbour on the estuary, for he knows that the scour of the river will have made a channel by which ships can come in. In his mind's eye he
depths of Chokmah, Wisdom. TITLES GIVEN TO GEBURAH: Din: Justice. Pachad: Fear. GoD-NAME: Elohim Gebor. ARCHANGEL: Khamael. ORDER OF ANGELS: Seraphim, Fiery Serpents. MUNDANE Cl1AKRA: Madim, Mars. SPIRITUAL ExPERIENCE: Vision of Power. VIRTUE: Energy. Courage. VICE: Cruelty. Destruction. CoRRESPONDENCE IN THE MICROCOSM: The right arm. SYMBOLS: The Pentagon. The Five-petalled Tudor Rose. The Sword. The Spear. The Scourge. The Chain. TAROT CARDS: The four Fives. FIVE OF WANDS: Strife. FIVE OF Cups:
we need is a just and wise balance which makes for health, happiness, and sanity all round, and the frank realisation that sacrifices are necessary to obtain it. You cannot eat your cake and have it in the spiritual sphere any better than anywhere else. 8. Geburah is the sacrificial priest of the Mysteries. Now sacrifice does not mean giving up something that is dear to you because a jealous God will brook no rival interests in His devotees and is flattered by your pain. It means the deliberate