Tree of Life:Decans

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Columns from Liber 777:
  • CXLVI-CXLVIII—"Angels of the Decantes (Ascendant, Succedent, Cadent)"
  • CLXVII-CLXXI—"Egyptian Gods of Zodiac (Decans Ascendant, Succedent, Cadent)"
  • CLXVIII-CLXXII (168)—"Egyptian Names of Decans (Decans Ascendant, Succedent, Cadent)"
  • CXLIX-CLI—"Magical Images of the Decans (Decans Ascendant, Succedent, Cadent)"
  • CLV-CLIX—"Goetic Demons of Decans by Day (Decans Ascendant, Succedent, Cadent)"
  • CLVI-CLX—"Magical Images of [Goetic Demons of Decans by Day] (Decans Ascendant, Succedent, Cadent)"
  • CLXI-CLXV—"Goetic Demons of Decans by Night (Decans Ascendant, Succedent, Cadent)"
  • CLXII-CLXVI —"Magical Images of [Goetic Demons of Decans by Night] (Decans Ascendant, Succedent, Cadent)"

Within the western magical tradition, the Tree of Life is used as a kind of conceptual filing cabinet within the larger system of the Qabalah, the use of which was central to the mystical teachings of Aleister Crowley. Each sephera ("Emination") and path is assigned various ideas, such as astrological planets and signs, cards of the Tarot, and the classical elements. Many of these correspondances were gathered together in Crowley's book Liber 777, which is used for these listings.

Angels of the Decantes

Ascendant / Succedent / Cadent

Egyptian Gods of the Zodiac

Ascendant / Succedent / Cadent

Egyptian Names of the Decans

Ascendant / Succedent / Cadent

Magical Images of the Decans

  • 15 (Path of Hé) Aries:
    • Ascendant—A tall, dark, restless man, with keen flamecoloured eyes, bearing a sword
    • Succedent—A green-clad woman, with one left bare from the ankle to the knee
    • Cadent—A restless man in scarlet robes, with golden bracelets on his hands and arms
  • 16 (Path of Vau) Taurus:
    • Ascendant—A woman with long and beautiful hair, clad in flame-coloured robes
    • Succedent—A man of like figure (to the ascendant), with cloven hoofs like an ox
    • Cadent—A swarthy man with white lashes, his body elephantine with long legs; with him, a horse, a stag, and a calf
  • 17 (Path of Zain) Gemini:
    • Ascendant—A beautiful woman with her two horses
    • Succedent—An eagle-headed man, with a bow and arrow. Wears crowned steel helmet
    • Cadent—A man in mail, armoured with bow, arrows, and quiver
  • 18 (Path of Cheth) Cancer:
    • Ascendant—A man with distorted face and hards, a horse’s body, white feet, and a girdle of leaves
    • Succedent—A beautiful woman wreathed with myrtle. She holds a lyre and sings of love and gladness
    • Cadent—A swift-footed person, with a viper in his hand, leading dogs
  • 19 (Path of Teth) Leo:
    • Ascendant—A man in sordid raiment, with him a nobleman on horseback, accompanied by bears and dogs
    • Succedent—A man crowned with a white myrtle wreath, holding a bow
    • Cadent—A swarthy hairy man, with a drawn sword and shield
  • 20 (Path of Yod) Virgo:
    • Ascendant—A virgin clad in linen, with an apple or pomegranate
    • Succedent—Tall, fair, large man, with him a woman holding a large black oil jar
    • Cadent—An old man leaning on a staff and wrapped in a mantle
  • 22 (Path of Lamed) Libra:
    • Ascendant—A dark man, in his right hand a spear and laurel branch and in his left a book
    • Succedent—A man, dark, yet delicious of countenance
    • Cadent—A man riding on an ass, preceded by a wolf
  • 24 (Path of Nun) Scorpio:
    • Ascendant—A man with a lance in his right hand, in his left a human head
    • Succedent—A man riding a camel, with a scorpion in his hand
    • Cadent—A horse and a wolf
  • 25 (Path of Samekh) Sagittarius:
    • Ascendant—A man with 3 bodies—1 black, 1 red, 1 white
    • Succedent—A man leading cows, and before him an ape and bear
    • Cadent—A man leading another by his hair and slaying him
  • 26 (Path of Ayin) Capricorn:
    • Ascendant—A man holding in his right hand a javelin and in his left a lapwing
    • Succedent—A man with an ape running before him
    • Cadent—A man holding a book which he opens and shuts
  • 28 (Path of Tzaddi) Aquarius:
    • Ascendant—A man with bowed head and a bag in his hand
    • Succedent—A man arrayed like a king, looking with pride and conceit on all around him
    • Cadent—A small-headed man dressed like a woman, and with him an old man
  • 29 (Path of Qoph) Pisces:
    • Ascendant—A man with two bodies, but joining their hand
    • Succedent—A grave man pointing to the sky
    • Cadent—A man of grave and thoughtful face, with a bird in his hand, before him a woman and an ass

Goetic Demons of Decans by Day

  • 15 (Path of Hé) Aries:
    • Ascendant—Bael (Cat, toad, man, or all at once)
    • Succedent—Agares (Old man, riding a crocodile and carrying a goshawk)
    • Cadent—Vassago (Like Agares)
  • 16 (Path of Vau) Taurus:
    • Ascendant—Gamigina (Little horse or ass)
    • Succedent— Marbas (Great Lion)
    • Cadent— Valefor (Lion with ass’s head, bellowing)
  • 17 (Path of Zain) Gemini:
    • Ascendant—Amon (1. Wolf with serpent’s tail 2. Man with dog’s teeth and raven’s head)
    • Succedent— Barbatos (Accompanied by 4 noble kings and great troops)
    • Cadent— Paimon (Crowned king on dromedary, accompanied by many musicians
  • 18 (Path of Cheth) Cancer:
    • Ascendant—Buer (Probably a centaur or archer)
    • Succedent— Gusion (“Like a Xenopilus”)
    • Cadent— Sitri (Leapard’s head and gryphon’s wings)
  • 19 (Path of Teth) Leo:
    • Ascendant—Beleth (Rider on pale horse, with many musicians. [Flaming and poisonous breath])
    • Succedent— Leraikha (An archer in green)
    • Cadent— Eligos (A knight with a lance and banner, with a serpent)
  • 20 (Path of Yod) Virgo:
    • Ascendant—Zepar (A soldier in red apparel and armour)
    • Succedent— Botis (Viper (or) Human, with teeth and 2 horns, and with a sword)
    • Cadent— Bathin (A strong man with a serpent’s tail, on a pale horse)
  • 22 (Path of Lamed) Libra:
    • Ascendant—Sallos (Solider with ducal crown riding a crocodile)
    • Succedent— Purson (Lion-faced man riding a bear, carrying a viper. Trumpeter with him)
    • Cadent— Marax (Human-faced bull)
  • 24 (Path of Nun) Scorpio:
    • Ascendant—Ipos (Angel with lion’s head, goose’s feet, horse’s tail)
    • Succedent— Aim (Man with 3 heads—a serpent’s, a man’s (having two stars on his brow), and a calf’s. Rides on viper and bears firebrand)
    • Cadent— Naberius (A black crane with a sore throat—he flutters)
  • 25 (Path of Samekh) Sagittarius:
    • Ascendant—Glasya-Labolas (A dog with a gryphon’s wings)
    • Succedent— Bime (Dragon with 3 heads—a dog’s, man’s, and gryphon’s)
    • Cadent— Ronove (A monster [probably a dolphin])
  • 26 (Path of Ayin) Capricorn:
    • Ascendant—Berith (Gold-crowned soldier in red on a red horse. Bad breath)
    • Succedent— Asteroth (Hurtful angel or infernal dragon, like Berot, with a viper [breath bad])
    • Cadent— Forneus (Sea monster)
  • 28 (Path of Tzaddi) Aquarius:
    • Ascendant—Foras (A strong man in human shape)
    • Succedent— Asmoday (3 heads (bull, man, ram), snake’s tail, goose’s feet. Rides, with lance and banner, on a dragon)
    • Cadent— Gaap (Like a guide. To be kings)
  • 29 (Path of Qoph) Pisces:
    • Ascendant—Furfur (1. Hart with fiery tail 2. Angel)
    • Succedent— Marchosias (Wolf with a gryphon’s wings and serpent’s tail. Breathes flames)
    • Cadent— Stolas (Raven)

Goetic Demons of Decans by Night

  • 15 (Path of Hé) Aries:
    • Ascendant— Phenex (Child-voices phœnix)
    • Succedent— Halphas (Stock-dove with sore throat)
    • Cadent— Malphas (Crow with sore throat)
  • 16 (Path of Vau) Taurus:
    • Ascendant— Raum (Crow)
    • Succedent— Focalor (Man with gryphon’s wings)
    • Cadent— Vepar (Mermaid)
  • 17 (Path of Zain) Gemini:
    • Ascendant— Sabnock (Soldier with lion’s head rides pale horse)
    • Succedent— Shax (Stock-dove with sore throat)
    • Cadent— Vine (Lion on black horse carrying viper)
  • 18 (Path of Cheth) Cancer:
    • Ascendant— Bifrons (Monster)
    • Succedent— Uvall (Dromedary)
    • Cadent— Haagenti (Bull with gryphon’s wings)
  • 19 (Path of Teth) Leo:
    • Ascendant— Crocell (Angel)
    • Succedent— Furcas (Cruel ancient, with long white hair and beard, rides a pale horse, with sharp weapons)
    • Cadent— Balam (3 heads (bull, man, ram), snake’s tail, flaming eyes. Rides bear, carries goshawk)
  • 20 (Path of Yod) Virgo:
    • Ascendant— Alloces (Soldier with red leonine face and flaming eyes; rides great horse)
    • Succedent— Camio ((1) Thrush. (2) Man with sharp sword seemeth to answer in burning ashes or coals of fire)
    • Cadent— Murmur (Warrior with ducal crown rides gryphon. Trumpeters)
  • 22 (Path of Lamed) Libra:
    • Ascendant— Orobas (Horse)
    • Succedent— Gamori (Beautiful woman, with duchess’ crown tied to her waist, riding great camel)
    • Cadent— Oso (Leopard)
  • 24 (Path of Nun) Scorpio:
    • Ascendant— Amy (Flaming fire)
    • Succedent— Oriax (Lion on horse, with serpent’s tail, carries in right hand two hissing serpents)
    • Cadent— Napula (Lion with gryphon’s wings)
  • 25 (Path of Samekh) Sagittarius:
    • Ascendant— Zagan (Bull with gryphon’s wings)
    • Succedent— Volac (Child with angel’s wings rides a two-headed dragon)
    • Cadent— Andras (Angel with raven’s head. Rides black wolf, carries sharp sword)
  • 26 (Path of Ayin) Capricorn:
    • Ascendant— Haures (Leopard)
    • Succedent— Andrealphas (Noisy peacock)
    • Cadent— Kimaris (Warrior on black horse)
  • 28 (Path of Tzaddi) Aquarius:
    • Ascendant— Amdusias ((1) Unicorn. (2) Dilatory bandmaster)
    • Succedent— Belial (Two beautiful angels sitting in chariot of fire)
    • Cadent— Decarabia (A star in a pentacle)
  • 29 (Path of Qoph) Pisces:
    • Ascendant— Seere (Beautiful man on winged horse)
    • Succedent— Dantalion (Man with many countenances, all men’s and women’s, carries a book in right hand)
    • Cadent— Andromalius (Man holding great serpent)
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:

Astrological Angels

The Four Worlds

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

Material Correspondences:

Precious Stones
The Human Body

Magick & Mysticism:

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

Eastern Mysticism
The Grades of the A.'.A.'.
Pentagram & Hexagram
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
16 Vau
17 Zain
18 Cheth
19 Teth
20 Yod
21 Kaph

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

Document Source

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