November 20, 2019
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Review Category : Magical Tools

Wand

The magical weapon attribution for this 20th path of the qabalistic Tree of Life is the wand. In his book A Garden of Pomegrenates, Israel Regardie mentions only this one but some other authors, as Stephen Hoeller, for example, add the lamps as a second magical weapon attribution for this path.[5] The reason for those attributions seems pretty obvious when we take a look at the Tarot Card correspondence for this path, IX- ...

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Sword

As an alchemical symbol the sword is a symbol of purification. Here we experience the metaphorical sword cleanly piercing the spiritual soul of man. This symbolic action sacrifices physical bondage to release a path to ethereal (enlightened) freedom.Double edged swords give us symbolism of duality of nature and the dual powers of manifestation. Here we see creation as well as destruction (death and life) housed in the instrument. As with ...

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Aspergillis

The Aspergillis share the same sky metaphor as the censer, Crowley tells us that it “spinkles the lustral waters as the clouds shed rain.”[131] An aspergillum (less commonly, aspergilium or aspergil) is a liturgical implement used to sprinkle holy water. It comes in two common forms: a brush that is dipped in the water and shaken, and a perforated ball at the end of a short handle. Some have sponges ...

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Censer

The magical weapons attribution for this 28th path of the qabalistic Tree of Life is the censer or aspegillus. Censers are any type of vessels made for burning incense. These vessels vary greatly in size, form, and material of construction. They may consist of simple earthenware bowls or fire pots to intricately carved silver or gold vessels, small table top objects a few centimetres tall to as many as several metres ...

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Magic Mirror

The magical weapon correspondence on this 29thpath of the qabalistic Tree of Life is the magic mirror.[133] To understand the reason for this attribution one have to know that in ceremonial magic, the so-called magical operations are usually performed in an artificial twilight because this represents “the glamour of astral plane” which the magician proposes to illumine with the divine light. The natural attribution of this idea is evidently the ...

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