Geburah

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In the Qabalah, Geburah is the fifth of the ten Sephiroth on the "Tree of Life." Its meaning in Hebrew is Strength. The other Sephiroth are: Kether, Chokmah, Binah, Chesed, Tiphareth, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, and Malkuth.

Qabalistic Attributions

The following attributions are taken from 777, by Aleister Crowley. The small "#" links will show the full column of that attribution (i.e. all the names, planets, parts of the soul, etc.)

  • Key Scale: 5 (#)
  • Name: Geburah (Strength) (#)
  • Astrology: Mars (#)

Godforms

Tarot

  • General Attribution: The 4 Fives (#)
  • Titles & Attributions
    • Wands: Strife (Saturn in Leo) (#)
    • Cups: Disappointment (Mars in Scorpio) (#)
    • Swords: Defeat (Venus in Aquarius) (#)
    • Discs: Worry (Mercury in Taurus) (#)

Colors

  • King Scale: Orange (#)
  • Queen Scale: Scarlet red (#)
  • Emperor Scale: Bright scarlet (#)
  • Empress Scale: Red flecked black (#)

Material Correspondences

  • Animals: Basilisk (#)
  • Plant: Oak, Nux Vomica, Nettle [Hickory] (#)
  • Precious Stone: Ruby (#)
  • Perfume: Tobacco (#)
  • Vegetable Drug: Nux Vomica, Nettle [Cocaine, Atropine] (#)
  • Mineral Drug: Iron, Sulphur (#)
  • Alchemical Metal: Gold (#)

Magick & Mysticism

  • Element: Fire (#)
  • Magical Weapons: The Sword, Spear, Scourge, or Chain (#)
  • Magical Formula: AGLA, ALHIM (#)
  • Parts of the Soul: Ruach (The Intellect) (#)
  • Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomancy: The Tesseract (#)
  • Chakra: Anahata (heart) (#)
  • The Soul (Hindu): Lower Manas (#)
  • Quarter: Height (#)
  • Order of Qliphoth: Golachab (Burners) (#)
  • Forty Buddhist Meditations: Death (#)
  • Magical Power: The Vision of Power (#)
  • System of Taoism: — (#)
  • Figure related to Pure Number: The Rose (#)

The Four Worlds

  • Heaven of Assiah: Madim (Sphere of Mars) (#)
  • God Name in Assiah: Elohim Gibor (The Mighty Gods)(#)
  • Archangel of Assiah: Kamael (#)
  • Angels of Assiah: Seraphim (Fiery serpents) (#)
  • Divine Name of Briah: (Yod He Vau Daleth) (#)
  • Angel of Briah: Tharshish (#)
  • Choir of Angels in Briah: Tharshishim (#)
  • Palace of Briah: Hekel Zakoth (Palace of Merit) (#)

Quotes

  • The introduction of the number Five shows the idea of motion coming to the aid of that of matter...The result is a complete upset of the statically stabilized system. Now appear storm and stress. (The Book of Thoth, p.180)
  • Despite the fact that Geburah is a feminine potency, as are all Sephiros [sic] on the left-hand column of the Tree, practically all its attributions are male and vigorous...This is not confusion of thought, but a recognition of the necessity for equilibrium." (Regardie, 1994)
  • Geburah represents on a much lower plane the Sakti force-element attributed to Binah. (Regardie, 1994)
  • The quality of Geburah is summed up in the general idea of strength and power and force. (Regardie, 1994)

References

  • Crowley, Aleister. (1982). 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings. York Beach, Me. : S. Weiser.
  • Crowley, Aleister. (1981). The Book of Thoth. New York, S. Weiser.
  • Regardie, Israel. (1994). A Garden of Pomegranates. Saint Paul, Minn., Llewellyn Publications.
Correspondences in the Tree of Life from Liber 777 Tree of Life | 777 Tables | Qabalah

The Sephera: 1 Kether, 2 Chokmah
3 Binah, 4 Chesed, 5 Geburah
6 Tiphareth, 7 Netzach, 8 Hod
9 Yesod, 10 Malkuth

The Key Scale—the numerical organizational tool of the Tree.

Major Correspondences:

Astrology
Decans
Astrological Angels
Godforms
Tarot
Colors
Elements

The Four Worlds

The Four Worlds
Correspondences of Assiah
Correspondences of Yetzirah
Correspondences of Briah

Material Correspondences:

Animals
Plants
Precious Stones
Perfumes
Drugs
The Human Body
Metals

Magick & Mysticism:

Magical Weapons
Magical Formulae
Magical Powers
Parts of the Soul
The Four Quarters
Tetragrammaton

Alphabets
Eastern Mysticism
The Grades of the A.'.A.'.
Alchemy
Pentagram & Hexagram
Judaica
Genii of the Twelve Hours
Geomantic Intelligences
Lineal Figures & Geomancy
Figures related to Pure Number
Qliphoth & Infernals
The Perfected Man
Sepher Yetzirah
Transcendental Morality
Legendary Orders of Being

The Paths:

11 Aleph
12 Beth
13 Gimel
14 Daleth
15
16 Vau
17 Zain
18 Cheth
19 Teth
20 Yod
21 Kaph

22 Lamed
23 Mem
24 Nun
25 Samekh
26 Ayin
27
28 Tzaddi
29 Qoph
30 Resh
31 Shin
32 Tau
32-bis
31-bis

Document Source

  • This page was originally sourced from Thelemapedia. Retrieved May 2009.