Kabbala Path 23
The ability to overcome resistance, adversity and trials through tenacity and strength of purpose.
Knowing when to take and when not to take action.
Understanding that the observer is also the observed.
Unity – your inner and outer worlds are the same and are only reflections of one another.
The power of your mind, coupled with your will, gives conscious control of action.
Awareness that you have the power to use your will either for evolution, or for abuse.
Understanding the power of communication and the power of silence.
Honesty and self-honesty.
Understanding the principle of vacillation.
Recognizing changes in energy flow – energizing or de-energizing.
Overcoming resistance by merging with the object of resistance, yet being able to remain unchanged yourself, at your core.
Overcoming your fear of not being able to control your own power.
Cleansing and baptism.
Understanding that “you can never go back” to innocence or ignorance.
Opening the Throat Center.
Understanding that control of the breath helps you to control yourself, and that deep breathing helps you let go of your resistance.
Learning the proper balance of power and will.
Understanding the adage, “99% is a bear; 100% is a breeze!”
Learning to “go with the flow.”
Gaining objectivity to the structure of society gives insight and understanding into it.
Fortitude and strength to accomplish any endeavor.
The art of invisibility.
We begin our journey in Hod, Splendor.
The Hebrew Divine Name is Elohim Tzabaoth, God of Hosts and Armies, of Mercy and Agreement, of Praise and Honor; God of Multitudes.
The Archangel is Michael, Prince of Splendor and Wisdom.
The Order of Angels is the Beni Elohim, the Sons of the Gods.
The color is orange.
The corresponding planet is Mercury.
The number is 8.
It corresponds to the four eights of the Tarot deck.
The element is water.
The metal is quicksilver.
Stones are agate and opal.
The musical note is “D.”
Symbols are the octagon, the scepter and the apron.
The scent is clove, lavender or cinnamon.
Living beings are the swallow, the ibis, the monkey; also, two snakes intertwined and the scorpion.
Herbs are vervain, mace, storax, fennel and styrax.
The body parts are the loins and the legs.
The chakra is the Solar Plexus Center and the gland is the adrenals.
The magical phenomenon is mentalism, psychism as clairvoyance and sensory deprivation.
The spiritual experience is a vision of splendor.
The magical image is a hermaphrodite.
Mythological correspondences are Hermes, Greek messenger of the Gods and both Egyptian Thoth and Greek Chiron who taught the arts of civilization and war.
— 23rd Path —
The 23rd Path is known as the Stable Intelligence, so called because it has the virtue of consistency among all numerations.
The Hebrew Letter is Mem, which means water.
The Esoteric title is the Spirit of the Mighty Waters.
The element is water.
The color is deep blue.
The musical note is “G#.”
The astrological sign that corresponds to the Path is Libra.
The Planet is Venus.
The Tarot Major Arcanum Card is the Hanged Man.
Body parts that correspond to the Path are the lower back, the kidneys and the renal system.
The stones are chrysolite and jade.
The scent is aloe.
Living creatures are the elephant and the tortoise.
The Spiritual Experience on the Path is one of suspicion, testing and consistency.
The magical phenomenon are the “mirror” of oneself, meeting the Goddess in her three forms, a baptism of water, drowning, unity, trance and the mystery of the crucifixion.
Symbols found on the Path consist of mirrors, the Maltese cross, the Sacrificed God, the Tau cross and the cross above the triangle.
— Sphere of Geburah —
The Sphere of Destination is Geburah, Strength.
The Hebrew Divine name is Elohim Gebor, God of Might.
It is also called Pachad, meaning Terror and Fear.
The Archangel is Kamael, Prince of Strength and Courage.
The Order of Angels is the Seraphim, the Flaming Ones who are also called the Order of Powers.
The corresponding planet is Mars.
The number is 5.
It corresponds to the four fives of the Tarot deck.
The color is scarlet.
Symbols are the pentagon, the five-petaled Tudor rose, the sword, the spear, the scourge and the chain.
The body part is the right arm.
The chakra is the Throat Center and the corresponding gland is the thyroid.
The incense is tobacco or dragon’s blood.
Herbs are oak, nettle and aloe.
The stone is the ruby.
The metal is iron.
The living beings are the horse, the wolf and the bear.
The magical image is a mighty warrior in his chariot.
The magical phenomen is a Vision of Power.
The spiritual experience is one of energy and courage versus cruelty and destruction.
The Mythological correspondences are the Roman God Mars and Goddess Athena, the Indian Kali and the Norse Thor and all other Gods and Goddesses of War.
Now, please close your eyes, and lay your mandala aside.
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A. Record your emotional reactions to your experiences on the path here immediately upon completion. Include any physical responses or sensations.
Date of completion:
What do you think these responses indicate?
B. Use this section as a diary of your experiences during the week following your completion of the path. Be sure to include how you react to things emotionally as well as how you deal with any major issues that may arise.
C. Review the week’s experiences. How has the path affected the way you handled this week’s issues?
D. What special dreams has this path stimulated this week?