Tree of Life:Perfumes

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Columns from Liber 777:
  • XLII, "Perfumes"
  • CLII-CLIV, "Perfumes" (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.

The 10 Sephiroth

The 22 Paths

The Elements

  • 11 Aleph (Air): Galbanum
  • 23 Mem (Water): Onycha, Myrrh
  • 31 Shin (Fire): Olibanum, all Fiery Odours
  • 32-bis (Earth): Storax, all Dull and Heavy Odours
  • 31-bis (Spirit): No attribution possible

The Planets

  • 12 Beth (Mercury): Mastic, White Sandal, Nutmeg, Mace, Storax, all Fugitive Odours
  • 13 Gimel (Luna): Menstrual Blood, Camphor, Aloes, all Sweet Virginal Odours
  • 14 Daleth (Venus): Sandalwood, Myrtle, all Soft Voluptuous Odours
  • 21 Kaph (Jupiter): Saffron, all Generous Odours
  • 27 (Mars): Pepper, Dragon’s Blood, all Hot Pungent Odours
  • 30 Resh (Sol): Olibanum, Cinnamon, all Glorious Odours
  • 32 Tau (Saturn): Assafoetida, Scammony, Indigo, Sulphur (all Evil Odours)

The Zodiac

  • 15 (Aries): Dragon’s Blood
  • 16 Vau (Taurus): Storax
  • 17 Zain (Gemini): Wormwood
  • 18 Cheth (Cancer): Onycha
  • 19 Teth (Leo): Olibanum
  • 20 Yod (Virgo): Narcissus
  • 22 Lamed (Libra): Galbanum
  • 24 Nun (Scorpio): Siamese Benzoin, Opoponax
  • 25 Samekh (Sagittarius): Lign-aloes
  • 26 Ayin (Capricorn): Musk, Civet (also Saturnian Perfumes)
  • 28 Tzaddi (Aquarius): Galbanum
  • 29 Qoph (Pisces): Ambergris, Menstrual Fluid


Ascendant / Succedent / Cadent

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.