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Columns from Liber 777:
  • IX—"The Sword and the Serpent"
  • X—"Mystic Numbers of the Sephiroth"
  • XII—"The Tree of Life"
  • CXX—"Magical Images of the Sephiroth"
  • CXI—"Sephirothic Colours (Dr. Jellinek)"

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 Sword and the Serpent

The 10 Sephiroth

The Flaming Sword follows the downward course of the Sephiroth, and is compared to the Lightning Flash. Its hilt is in Kether and its point in Malkuth.

The 22 Paths

The Serpent of Wisdom follows the course of the paths or letters upwards, its head being thus in Aleph, its tails in Tau. Aleph, Mem, and Shin, are the Mother letters, referring to the Elements; Beth, Gimel, Daleth, Kaph, Pe, Resh, and Tau, the Double letters, to the Planets; the rest, Single letters, to the Zodiac.

The Tree of Life and the Mystic Numbers of the Sephiroth

  • 0 Negative Veils: — / 0
  • 1 Kether: 1st Plane, Middle Pillar / 1
  • 2 Chokmah: 2nd Plane, Right Pillar / 3
  • 3 Binah: 2nd Plane, Left Pillar / 6
  • 4 Chesed: 3rd Plane, Right Pillar / 10
  • 5 Geburah: 3 rd Plane, Left Pillar ea. / 15
  • 6 Tiphareth: 4 th Plane, Middle Pillar a s / 21
  • 7 Netzach: 5 Plane, Right Pillar / 28
  • 8 Hod: 5 th Plane, Left Pillarte / 36
  • 9 Yesod: 6 Plane, Middle Pillar / 45
  • 10 Malkuth: 7 th Plane, Middle Pillar / 55

The 22 Paths

The Elements

The Planets

  • 12 Beth (Mercury): Path joins 1–2 / 78
  • 13 Gimel (Luna): Path joins 1–3 / 91
  • 14 Daleth (Venus): Path joins 1-6 / 105
  • 21 Kaph (Jupiter): Path joins 4-7 / 231
  • 27 (Mars): Path joins 7-8 / 378
  • 30 Resh (Sol): Path joins 8-9 / 465
  • 32 Tau (Saturn): Path joins 9-10 / 528

The Zodiac

  • 15 (Aries): Path joins 2-6 / 120
  • 16 Vau (Taurus): Path joins 2-4 / 136
  • 17 Zain (Gemini): Path joins 3-6 / 153
  • 18 Cheth (Cancer): Path joins 3-5 / 171
  • 19 Teth (Leo): Path joins 4-5 / 190
  • 20 Yod (Virgo): Path joins 4-6 / 210
  • 22 Lamed (Libra): Path joins 5-6 / 253
  • 24 Nun (Scorpio): Path joins 6-7 / 300
  • 25 Samekh (Sagittarius): Path joins 6-9 / 325
  • 26 Ayin (Capricorn): Path joins 6-8 / 351
  • 28 Tzaddi (Aquarius): Path joins 7-9 / 406
  • 29 Qoph (Pisces): Path joins 7-10 / 435

Magical Images of the Sephiroth

  • 1 Kether: Ancient bearded king seen in profile
  • 2 Chokmah: Almost any male image shows some aspect of Chokmah.
  • 3 Binah: Almost any female image shows some aspect of Binah
  • 4 Chesed: A mighty crowned and enthroned king
  • 5 Geburah: A mighty warrior in his chariot, armed and crowned
  • 6 Tiphareth: A majestic king, a child, a crucified god
  • 7 Netzach: A beautiful naked woman
  • 8 Hod: An Hermaphrodite
  • 9 Yesod: A beautiful naked man, very strong
  • 10 Malkuth: A young woman crowned and veiled

Sephirothic Colours

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.