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Arthur Edward Waite

The Occult Sciences

    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    There are Seven Stewards of Heaven by whom God is pleased to administrate the world. To wit: — Arathron, Bethor, Phaleg, Och, Hagith, Ophiel, Phul. They are thus called in the Olympian language, and each of them has a numerous army and grand chivalry of the firmament.
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    Phé final corresponds to the Air, which is the abode of the Sylphs, whose lord is Cherubim. Tsadé, the eighteenth letter, has reference to Water, which is the abode of the Nymphs. Now the Queen of the Nymphs is Tharsis. Koph is the nineteenth letter; it is in correspondence with Earth, which is the sphere of the Gnomes, having Ariel for its presiding Intelligence. Resh, which is the twentieth letter, applies to the Animal Kingdom, including Man; Schin corresponds to all vegetable substances, and Tau, the last sym‍
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    Thus Phé, the seventeenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, has reference to the first of the mystical elements, which is held to be Fire, and its sovereign Intelligence is Seraphim.
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    Now, the first sovereign Intelligence which governs the grand luminary is the splendid and mighty Raphael, the House of God. Nun in its aspect as a final corresponds to the sphere of Venus, which is also the seventh Heaven, and has Haniel for its sovereign lord, who is the love, justice, and grace of God. Samech, the fifteenth letter, corresponds to the eighth Heaven, which is that of the star Mercury, and is governed by Michael. The sixteenth letter is Oin, which is analogous to the ninth Heaven, the sphere of the Moon, governed by the messenger-intelligence Gabriel. The Astrologic and Astronomic worlds finish with this letter, and the succeeding sequence of arcane correspondences is concerned with the Elementary Plane.
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    Heaven of the fixed stars, and especially the zodiacal signs. Their supreme chief is Raziel. Lamed, the twelfth letter, corresponds to the Intelligences of the third Heaven, who preside in the sphere of Saturn. Their lord is Schebtaiel, whose attribute is the Hidden God. Mem, which is the thirteenth letter, corresponds to the fourth Heaven, or sphere of Jupiter. The sovereign Intelligence who governs this planet is called Tsadkiel. There is also the final Mem, which is analogous to the fifth Heaven, or sphere of Mars, with Camael for its supreme Intelligence. He is the strength and fire of God, and presides over many princes. Nun is the fourteenth letter, and corresponds to the sixth Heaven,
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    Mettatron is in correspondence with Caf, the eleventh letter; by his ministry, the sensible world receives deific virtues.
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    the rest of the Hebrew alphabet corresponds to individual princes of intelligence, governors of innumerable hosts, and severally enacting an important part in the economy of the mystical universe.
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    Its influences extend to the Issim — strong, happy, and blessed Men, located in the sphere of the spirit. By their ministry, intelligence, industry, and the knowledge of divine things descend as an influx to embodied humanity
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    The tenth letter is Jod, which gives power to the name Jah, which is equivalent to Deus. It designates the tenth numeration of the Hebrews — Adonay-Melech, or the God-King, whose attributes are the Kingdom, the Temple, and the Empire.
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    . By their ministry are Guardian Angels devoted to the whole of humanity by Shaday and Elhai, whose attribute is the Foundation, or Jesod.
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    The ninth letter is Teth. It corresponds to Tahor, or the Mundus purus, and to the Cherubim or ninth choir of Angels, who preside at the birth of man and inspire him with the light which is needed to direct him to eternal life.
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    By their ministry the animal creation was developed by Elohim-Sabaoth, whose attribute is Hod, which is Praise.
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    The eighth letter is called Cheth. It designates the name Chasid, which is equivalent to misericors. It corresponds to the Angels of the eighth choir, the Bene-Elohim, or Sons of God
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    Triumph and Justice
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    Tetragrammaton-Sabaoth, whose attribute is Nezah
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    The seventh letter is Zain, which originates the name Zakai, equivalent to pur us, munclus. It corresponds to the Angels of the seventh order, the Kabbalistic Children of Elohim, who are the Principalities
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    His attribute is Tiphereth, which signifies Beauty and Splendour.
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    The sixth letter is Vau, whence is developed the name Vezio, cum splendore; it stands for the Angels of the sixth order, the Malakim, or Virtues, by whose ministry Eloah-Vaudahat
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    Elohim-Gibor, whose numeration is Pachad, which signifies Fear and Judgment, and whose attribute is Geburah, which signifies Strength and Power.
    Bojanahas quoted7 months ago
    the fifth angelical hierarchy, which is the choir of might and power, and its Intelligences are called Powers
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