Areas the 31st Path will help you:
Fortitude, the ability to keep moving forward under any conditions or circumstances.
Increased mental activity.
Putting your emotions “in order,” and learning to rise above them when necessary. Freedom from “emotional fetters.”
Unblocking energy channels. The arousal of the Kundalini energy.
Increased sex drive.
Opening more to higher guidance.
Development of automatic writing skills.
Increasing creative ability.
Enhancement of interest and skill in martial arts.
Seeing and understanding patterns in seemingly unrelated things and events.
Recognizing the inherent balance in all things.
Finding your “center.”
— Sphere of Malkuth —
We commence our journey in the Sphere of Malkuth, the Kingdom.
The Hebrew Divine Name is Adonai Melek.
The Archangel of the Sphere is Sandalphon.
The Choir of Angels are the Ashim, the Souls of Fire.
The Planet that corresponds is the Earth, or Saturn.
Colors are all shadowed natural hues.
The element is earth.
The corresponding body parts are the feet and the anus.
The number is 10.
The Tarot correspondences are the four tens and the four princesses or pages.
The associated stones are onyx and granite.
Plants are Irish Moss, Hemlock, and Heart’s Ease.
The musical note is “B.”
The magical image is a young woman, crowned and throned.
The mythical correspondence is Hades, King of the Underworld.
The spiritual experience is an understanding of the four elements and the spirit that binds them.
— 31st Path —
The 31st path is known as the Perpetual Intelligence because it regulates the motions of the Sun and the Moon, keeping each in their proper order and orbit.
The Hebrew letter for the path is Shin, which means “tooth.”
There is no planetary correspondence, but the element is given as Fire; although all four elements are present, they are transmuted through Fire.
The path corresponds to the Tarot Major Arcanum card Judgement.
The scent is olibanum.
The magical tools are the wand and the lamp.
The stone is fire opal.
The color is glowing orange-scarlet.
The spiritual experience of the path is a resurrection and rebirth through a letting go of the separateness of the personality.
Living beings are all of the phantasmal forms of the astral plane.
Guides encountered along the path include Arel, Ruler of Latent Heat, Samael, Ruler of Volcanic Fire, and Anael, Ruler of the Astral Light.
The musical note is “C.”
— Sphere of Hod —
Our Sphere of Destination is Hod, Splendor.
The Hebrew Divine name is Elohim Tzabaoth.
The Archangel is Michael, Prince of Splendor and Wisdom.
The Order of Angels are the Beni Elohim, the “Sons of the Gods,” or the “Elemental Kings.”
The corresponding planet is mercury.
The number is 8.
The Tarot correspondences are the four eights.
The Sephiroh is symbolized by names and versicles and the apron, as well as by language and visual images.
It corresponds to systems of magic, science, religion and government.
The color is orange.
The symbolic creatures are two snakes entwined.
The metal is quicksilver.
Stones are opal and agate.
Herbs are fennel, cedar, cassia and cinquefoil.
The mythical figures include the Greek God Hermes, the Roman Mercury, the Egyptian Thoth and Chiron, the healer, teacher and warrior who was half God, half mortal.
Body correspondences are the loins and the legs.
The musical note is “D.”
The magical image is an hermaphrodite.
Now 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?