A Tarot Question - Portals
Aug 06, 1997 11:51 AM
by JOSEPH PRICE
Many of the tarot decks( Crowley's, Waite's, Golden Dawn's, Dali's etc.) have
the atributions from the Hebrew letters and astrology and many other systems.
My question is the four angels of the angles - man as Aquarius, bull as
Taurus, lion as Leo and Eagle as Scorpio. These have been explained
(unsatisfactorially) as Ezikeil's vision, astrological directions etc.
I am not satisfied. I think there is a very definite idea that that the world
or universe (tarot card THE WORLD for example) is bounded by four archangles.
Then there is the vesica pisces that is shaped like a mouth or vagina that
contains the woman (whore or shekinah?) holding two double ended wands.
This would all be academic except in my meditations I have noticed that some
of these bordering figures and designs act like portals or doors to other
levels of consciousness. At one time it was almost like I was going into a
parallel universe like one does in a lucid dream. In a lucid dream one
changes environments very quickly, but the ego-sense remains stable.
I must admit I was more than afraid. I feared that if I went throught the
portal I might be trapped, not in a state call enlightened, but one called
psychotic. Yet, with experience one can learn to control the lucid dream
state (done that) and the traveling through the portals (haven't been there).
Is this what is known as "path working"??
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