Tarot - Arcanum No. 14
|Written by Editor VOPUS|
In the Arcanum No. 14 appears an Angel with the Sun at his forehead and a cup in each hand, preparing the mixture of the Red Elixir with the White Elixir; the Elixir of Long Life results from the mixture of these two; undoubtedly, this is the Elixir that the medievalalchemists yearned for. The White Elixir is the Woman and the Red Elixir is the Man, it is impossible to produce the Elixir of Long Life without these two. The Elixir of the woman emanates from the Moon and the elixir of the man from the Sun; this is indicated by the colours of the two Elixirs.
The profound wisdom of Arcanum No. 14 is classically divided into three parts:
When the Septenary Man is sexually united with the Septenary Woman an addition is made whose result is the Arcanum No. 14 of the Tarot. It is worth mentioning the fact that both the Man and the Woman have Seven Principles. The most important and the fastest centre of the human being is the Sex.
The process of creating a new being is realized within the Law of the Musical Octaves. The seven Notes of the musical scale form the foundation of all creation. If we transmute the Creative Energy, we initiate a new Octave in the Etheric World, whose result is a vehicle with which we are able to consciously penetrate all of the Departments of the Kingdom.
A Third Octave will permit us to engender the true Astral Body, the Christ Astral. Upon reaching these heights the old Astral Body, the phantom, is reduced to an empty shell which, little by little, disintegrates.
A Fourth Octave permits us to engender the Christ Mind, this vehicle gives us true Wisdom and Unity of Thought. Only one who engenders the Christ Mind has the right to say: "I have a mental Body". The current Mental Body is only a phantom shape. This Mental Body really converts itself into an empty shell; when the true Mind is born, the old Body is disintegrated, it is reduced to cosmic dust.
The Fifth Musical Octave engenders the true Causal Body; when attaining this height we incarnate the Soul; thus we can have a Real Existence. Before this moment we do not have a Real Existence.
Arcanum No. 14 is Chastity, Transmutation of the Waters. One must work hard, chiseling the Stone, without this one cannot achieve the Sexual Transmutation.
Excerpts from the book “Tarot and Kabbalah” by Samael Aun Weor
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