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05/05/2014 8:15 pm  

The student must FIRST obtain a thorough knowledge of "Book 777", especially of columns i., ii., iii., v., vi., vii., ix., xi., xii., xiv., xv., xvi., xvii., xviii., xix., xxxiv., xxxv., xxxviii., {14} xxxix., xl., xli., xlii., xlv., liv., lv., lix., lx., lxi., lxiii., lxx., lxxv., lxxvii., lxviii., lxxix., lxxx., lxxxi., lxxxiii., xcvii., xcviii., xcix., c., ci., cxvii., cxviii., cxxxvii., cxxxviii., cxxxix., clxxv., clxxvi., clxxvii., clxxxii.

When these are committed to memory, he will begin to understand the nature of these correspondences.

Liber O

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Did you commit all of these columns to memory?  I had a stubborn resistance to this for  along time.  I could not see the point 
however I have seen through that stubbornness.  The 32 paths, their names, Tarot/zodiacal or elemental attribution I have nailed.  Their numerical property I haven't.  With that said, how far did you get with this recommendation in Liber O?  Did you literally assimilate every column into it's memorized attribute?

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06/05/2014 12:32 am  

Get a blank tree of life on A4 paper, photocopy copiously, then copy as many trees as you can find. One per paper, this will help with a basic memorization and understanding of how it fits together.
Then go back to memorize the suggested and appealing trees.

Its a good exercise, imho.


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06/05/2014 3:06 am  

To hell with the columns!
My method was to spend countless hours before this:

Mentally filling it until it was heavy and full of fruit.
The sweetest reward came though, through open contemplation.


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06/05/2014 10:51 pm  
"newneubergOuch2" wrote:
Get a blank tree of life on A4 paper, photocopy copiously, then copy as many trees as you can find. One per paper, this will help with a basic memorization and understanding of how it fits together.
Then go back to memorize the suggested and appealing trees.

Its a good exercise, imho.

"newneubergOuch2" wrote:
Get a blank tree of life on A4 paper, photocopy copiously, then copy as many trees as you can find. One per paper, this will help with a basic memorization and understanding of how it fits together.
Then go back to memorize the suggested and appealing trees.

Its a good exercise, imho.

93

I wasn't asking how to, but thanks anyway.    I was asking how far you took this instruction?  Y'know e.g. can you tell me every single colour of the 32 paths in the Four Worlds or did you realize , half way through your work that you had better things to memorize and you were becoming Rainman?

I mean , most of those perfumes I've never heard of. 

Anyway, 'scuze me I got work to do .... Where was I?  Beth, Mercury, ape, The Magus, the CNS


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Hamal
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07/05/2014 1:34 pm  

What would your answer be to your own question David?

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07/05/2014 11:39 pm  
"Hamal" wrote:
What would your answer be to your own question David?

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I sort of answered my own question in the OP as follows

<Did you commit all of these columns to memory?  I had a stubborn resistance to this for  along time.  I could not see the point 
however I have seen through that stubbornness.  The 32 paths, their names, Tarot/zodiacal or elemental attribution I have nailed.  Their numerical property I haven't.  With that said, how far did you get with this recommendation in Liber O?  Did you literally assimilate every column into it's memorized attribute?>

I have the animals, human body aspects memorized as well as aforementioned. 


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jamie barter
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08/05/2014 12:44 pm  
"david" wrote:
"Hamal" wrote:
What would your answer be to your own question David?

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Hamal

I sort of answered my own question in the OP as follows

<Did you commit all of these columns to memory?  I had a stubborn resistance to this for  along time.  I could not see the point 
however I have seen through that stubbornness.  The 32 paths, their names, Tarot/zodiacal or elemental attribution I have nailed.  Their numerical property I haven't.  With that said, how far did you get with this recommendation in Liber O?  Did you literally assimilate every column into it's memorized attribute?>

I have the animals, human body aspects memorized as well as aforementioned. 

Yet again, the aberrant apostrophe rears it’s head and bellows forth its klaxon siren call: error, error!

It’s is short for It is.  Not for something which belongs to something else.  It’s not a difficult requirement of grammar, and I am not normally one of these grammatical pedants who goes around banging a drum about inappropriate use of the subjunctive or whatever.  But the grammatical pedant is who I think I will be this week, or at least until I get tired of it.

But its a valid point so far as it goes, in common usage.  And surely not that difficult to bear in mind, when in doubt.

The crux of the biscuit, and all that.

To get back to the original point and so that this reply doesn’t come over as some sort of a mr grump, beyond the finnickittinness there will always be columns, and tables, and things for folk to try to remember.

Remember ye this though: we cannot remember everything.  Some will be better at it than others, as with everything else.

Therefore we need to be selective for ourselves – and adapt, and survive.

Also, further to answering the question one should consider what is the point of it, the end?  With the columns it is to possess an ordered filing cabinet of index cards which greatly assists the user’s rapid ready reference to make correlations and cross-connections, to use one metaphor.  There is a parallel with the way neural connections form interconnections, the number & profusion of complexity of which are held to determine a level of intelligence.

By using the columns, cabbalists assume that 777, the Tree of Life, the Tarot etc are all the best map going, based as they are on the decimal/duodecimal system itself of base 10.  Other number systems may work better but are far less known & experienced.

There is one further thing to bear in mind - more columns will get added over time, not less.  Is this always such a good idea?

Norma N Joy Conquest


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08/05/2014 6:14 pm  
"jamie barter" wrote:
By using the columns, cabbalists assume that 777, the Tree of Life, the Tarot etc are all the best map going, based as they are on the decimal/duodecimal system itself of base 10.  Other number systems may work better but are far less known & experienced.

There is one further thing to bear in mind - more columns will get added over time, not less.  Is this always such a good idea?

Norma N Joy Conquest

I think the beauty of the whole thing is that while systems like Tarot, I Ching, Qabalah might interplay and 'fit in' with each other, one should still bear in mind that they are independent systems of their own and you don't actually need any Qabalistic 'train of thought' to understand systems like I Ching for example - even though their metaphysics might convey and deal with the same matters.

Good luck to those who actually try to memorize whole '777' through and through.
I've personally found some the attributions quite useful at times, but it has been much more interesting for me to stumble on some random column and see that the correspondences are exactly the same I've arrived through my own studies and experience.


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