Path of Mem

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In the Qabalah, the 22 Paths (named after the letters of the Hebrew alphabet) connect the ten Sephiroth on the "Tree of Life." The 13th is the Path of Mem, which connects Geburah with Hod.

The 22 paths are: 11 Aleph, 12 Beth, 13 Gimel, 14 Daleth, 15 Hé, 16 Vau, 17 Zain, 18 Cheth, 19 Teth, 20 Yod, 21 Kaph, 22 Lamed, 23 Mem, 24 Nun, 25 Samekh, 26 Ayin, 27 Pé, 28 Tzaddi, 29 Qoph, 30 Resh, 31 Shin, 32 Tau, 32-bis, 31-bis

Qabalistic Attributions

The following attributions are mostly taken from 777, by Aleister Crowley. The small "#" links will show the full column of that attribution

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Elements

  • The Elements and Senses: Water and Taste (#)
  • Supereme Elemental Kings: Thahebyobeaatan (#)
  • Rulers of the Elements: Tharsis (#)
  • Angels of the Elements: Taliahad (#)
  • Kings of the Elemental Spirits: Niksa (#)
  • The Five Elements (Tatwas): Apas (the Silver Crescent) (#)
  • Alchemical Elements: Salt (#)

Godforms

  • Egyptian (selection): Tum, Ptah, Auramoth (as Water), Asar (as Hanged Man), Hekar, Isis [Hathor] (#)
  • Egyptian (practical): — (#)
  • Hindu: Soma [apas] (#)
  • Scandinavian: — (#)
  • Greek: Poseidon (#)
  • Roman: Neptune [Rhea] (#)
  • Christian: John, Jesus as Hanged Man (#)

Colors

  • King Scale: Deep blue (#)
  • Queen Scale: Sea-green (#)
  • Emperor Scale: Deep olive-green (#)
  • Empress Scale: White flecked purple (#)

Material Correspondences

  • Animals: Eagle-Snake-Scorpion (Cherub of Water) (#)
  • Plants: Lotus, all Water Plants (#)
  • Precious Stones: Beryl or Aquamarine (#)
  • Perfume: Onycha, Myrrh (#)
  • Vegetable Drugs: Caseara, all purges (#)
  • Mineral Drug: Sulphates (#)
  • The Human Body: Organs of Nutrition (#)

Magick & Mysticism

  • The Four Quarters: Maareb (West) (#)
  • Archangels of the Quarters: Gabriel (#)
  • Order of Qliphoth: — (#)
  • Forty Buddhist Meditations: Water (#)
  • Magical Weapons: The Cup and Cross of Suffering, the Wine [Water of Lustration] (#)
  • Magical Formula: — (#)
  • Magical Power: The Great Work, Talismans, Crystal-gazing, etc. (#)
  • System of Taoism: Tui (#)
  • Figure related to Pure Number: — (#)
  • Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomancy: Those of Watery Triplicity (#)
  • The Letters of the Name: Hé (#)
  • The Parts of the Soul: Neshamah (#)
  • The Demon Kings: Ariton (#)
  • Legendary Orders of Being: Nymphs and Undines, Nereids, etc. (#)

The Four Worlds

  • The Four Worlds: Briah (Creative World) (#)
  • Heavens of Assiah: Mem (Water) (#)
  • God Name in Assiah: El (#)

The Court Cards of the Tarot, with the Spheres

  • Wands: The Queen of the Thrones of Flame. 20° Pisces to 20° Aries, including part of Andromeda. (#)
  • Cups: The Queen of the Thrones of the Waters. 20° Gemini to 20° Cancer (#)
  • Swords: The Queen of the Thrones of Air. 20° Virgo to 20° Libra (#)
  • Disks: The Queen of the Thrones of the Earth. 20° Sagittarius to 20° Capricorn (#)

Quotes

References

  • Crowley, Aleister. (1982). 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings. York Beach, Me. : S. Weiser.

Document Source

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