Tarot - Arcanum No. 16
|Written by Editor VOPUS|
The Arcanum No. 16 is the "Fulminated Tower", this is the Tower of Babel. Many are the initiates who let themselves fall. Many are the Fulminated Towers. Every Initiate that spills the Glass of Hermes, inevitably falls. The legend of the Fallen Angels has been repeated and will be eternally repeated.
Actually, there are many Fallen Gods, living in the world. They are now disguised with bodies of human beings. It is necessary to Awaken the Consciousness so as not to fall into the abyss of perdition; nowadays, many Leaders of esoteric groups have their Consciousness profoundly asleep. "The blind leading the blind, all will fall into the abyss."
This is the Law. The human beings live completely asleep. It is necessary to awaken Consciousness so as not to walk blindly. The blind can fall into the Abyss. The Arcanum No. 16 is very dangerous. If we carefully analyze, The Arcanum No. 16 invites us to reflect.
Who are the ones who fall? They are those who spill the Glass of Hermes. This is why Krumm Heller stated: "One must carefully raise the cup aloft", he was referring to the Sacred Wine. If we kabbalistically add the numbers of the Arcanum No. 16, 1 + 6 = 7; we find the 7 Degrees of the Power of Fire, the "Seven Ladders of the Mind". If the Initiate falls, he is fulminated by the Arcanum 16 and rolls downward on those stepladders. In Occult Science, it is stated that the Initiate is left without INRI (Ignes, Natura, Renovatur, Integer), meaning the Initiate is a failure. This is then the Fulminated Tower.
The Initiate who allows himself to fall, loses the Crown and the Sword. The Pineal Gland, the Sahasrara Chakra, is the Crown; the Sword is the Flaming Sword which we must place at the feet of Osiris. The Four Secret Occult Pillars are granted unto the triumphant, the victorious one; these Pillars grant power to the Initiate over the Four Regions of the Cosmos:
The departure from Eden coincides with the Arcanum 16. Eden or Paradise must be understood as the same Sex. We departed through the doors of sex, and only through those doors will we return.
The Arcanum 16 is very dangerous!! It is necessary to Awake the Consciousness so as not to walk blindly. The blind ones can fall into the Abyss. The Initiate who spills the Glass of Hermes inevitably falls.
The struggle between Brain, Heart and Sex is terrible. If the Sex dominates the Brain, then the Star of Five Points, the Pentagram remains inverted and the human being, with his head aiming downwards and his two legs aiming upwards, is precipitated towards the bottom of the Abyss. He falls, fulminated by the Arcanum 16. He who allows himself to fall, then falls with the Arcanum No. 16 which is the Fulminated Tower. These are the ones who have failed with the Great Work of the Father.
Excerpts from the book “Tarot and Kabbalah” by Samael Aun Weor
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