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TAROT * *
with Coloring Imtructim

BUILDERS OF THE ADYTUM

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HIGHLIGHTS
OF TAROT

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who seeks L.V.X.

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consciousness from lower forms to higher. Finally
the Sphinx typifies the real Self of Man, having fin-
ished its evolutionary journey in this cycle of mani-
festation.

1 1-JUSTICE
This Key is the center of the Tarot pack. It stands

for Equilibrium, Balance, etc., symbolized by the title
and the scales. These also symbolize the Hindu doc-
trine of Karma, which literally means Action or
Work. It manifests itself in the form of a Law of
Undeviating lustice. This doctrine is expressed in the
Judaeo-Christian dictum, "As a man soweth, so shall
he also reap." In physics it is stated that every action
has an equal and opposite reaction. It is the entire
appearance of cause-effect.

The two curtains, suggesting duality, represent
balance by their symmetrical arrangement. The
Throne repeats the pillar and veil symbolism of Key
2. The circle and square on the front of the crown
refer to the movement of Spirit within material forms.
The sword represents discrimination, which is closely
allied to the idea of Justice.

Key 11 is the agency through which all of the forces
represented by Keys 1 to 10 are transferred to the
manifesting powers represented by Keys 12 to 21.
This cryptic statement deserves a great deal of
thought upon your part. You will be well rewarded
for your effort.

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12-THE HANGED MAN
This Key is full of meaning for an occultist. Its

primary meaning is Reversal. This refers to the re-
versal of thought, of point of view held by those who
know from that held by the unenlightened multitude.
The adept realizes that his existence is dependent
upon Cosmic Law. Another meaning of the card is
Suspended Mind, which the Hindus name Samadhi,
in which exalted mental state the aspirant reaches
the Divine Consciousness of Pure Being. The letter
Mem means Water or seas, and refers to Root Matter
as do the crescents and upper garment. (See Key 2.)

The gallows is in the shape of the letter Tau
(Key 21). Its twelve lopped branches are the twelve
signs of the zodiac. The edging of the jacket, with the
belt, form a cross and circle, symbolical of positive and
negative modes of life-expression. The white hair
and the halo about the head suggest that the Hanged
Man is the embodiment of the ONE LIGHT. The
entire figure represents a pendulum at rest. He is
unmoved and immovable, because he realizes that no
persotz ever thinks, moves or acts of himself, but
simply expresses the thought, motion and action of
the ONE IDENTITY.

13-DEATH
Behind the fearsome and forbidding aspect of this

Key lies a world of inspired meaning. In the first
place, the scene is not sunset, as you might suppose,

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A ND now I say unto thee, 0 Israel,
That mine instruction is like unto a goad,

Which guideth thee through the long circuit of
existence,

Until thou returnest to Myself . . .

The wise know that in all the chains of worlds

There is no creature

That hath any will apart from my One Will . .

Let thy meditation bring thee to rest in that Will.

Then in the midst of action shalt thou be at peace,

And in thy busiest hours shalt thou find the Eternal
Worker

Doing all things well in thee.

Lo, I guide thee all the way.

Rest thou in me.

From . . .
THE BOOK OF TOKENS - Tarot Meditations

by DR. PAUL FOSTER CASE

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