Master R, Comte de Saint-Germain, sketch 5, 2003
For Master R’s Trinosofia meditation and Manly P Hall’s commentaries, go first to the “Trinosofia texts” page in the title bar of this blog, and scroll down to chapter seven.
Below is my understanding:
Chapter Seven of the Most Holy Trinosofia takes us through an alchemical triple distillation, although (strictly speaking), the Distillation phase in the Great Work is assigned to the 6th sign, Virgo. Students of the bota Lessons in Tarot and Alchemy will recognise the work of the Sun flowing through the black dragon.
The Seventh stage in the Great Work is in the sign Libra, ruled by Venus, and it is called the “Sublimation”. These three essential self-reflective processes – Digest, Distil, Sublimate – are ruled by the Sun, Mercury and Venus consecutively: that is, the action of Leo (Tarot 8 Strength), Virgo (Tarot 9 Hermit) and Libra (Tarot 11 Justice) in our body. Tarot Key 10 the Wheel is assigned to Jupiter.
I am considering the orbits of Mercury and Venus within the inner Solar aura.
The Tarot Key is Justice – midpoint of the Tarot, the sign Libra. Its hebrew letter ‘LAMED’ is the tallest in the alephbeis – pictorially an ox-goad. It also suggests the raised serpent of kundalini. This Key invokes Karmic equilibrium which is cosmic justice. Reconciliation of opposites is suggested in the complementary colour tones. On her breast she wears the letter T – a form of the 22nd letter, TAV, ruled by Saturn. Saturn is exalted in Venusian Libra, as “the Faithful Intelligence”. The Tarot Keys are living entities. They are profound metaphors or archetypes. Contemplating them, with the desire “to live the good life”, awakens their correspondence in our soul.
In this post I re-open my 2003 journal – a time of intense study:
Journal 6 September 2003
Most Holy brother – as the radiations copy laboriously in the shop, please help Your ray move through me effortlessly, as does the fragrance of the rose, or amber.
I dreamt in the night, of piercing thunder and lightning … I suspect my refuge in Master R is lodged in my primitive emotional strata; also within the intuition of what Kabbalah calls our Supervisors and what is elsewhere called the Masters, or the Great White Brotherhood – for the growth and refinement of the person in the soul. At the root there is this ineradicable quest.
Nothing is known for sure in Assiyah, the material world. This is why Life in the body is the most mysterious element in the universe. Only in the Higher World dimension (to which we mostly have little access) is there certainty. Have compassion with brave and fumbling scientists! Assiyah is the flambency of the mystery and bafflement of being at all – arrival as a human; projection as a human. Who and what am I?
Journal, 7 September 2003
Manly Hall’s commentary confirms that this stage in the Trinosofia initiation is governed by Libra, the Scales. In biblical times, this Sign represented the Passover of life from material into a non-material condition – the release.
S Trimosin, Splendour Solis, London 16th century. “Just as this Saturn is baptised with his own water, the black raven flies off.“
The passage is one of purification; the King sweats it out. The water of Life which the sages gave him to drink, is now his to bathe in, pollute and regenerate. The second immersion is corrosive and therefore of Mars. The traveller stays there for 16 days (the Tarot path of Mars on the Tree) immersing, drying off and becoming the water, as the water purifies itself back to white sand and no longer wets him. He has three immersions. When he leaves, he is equal to the water’s pure composition. In the core of Hermetic philosophy is our water’s nature to cleanse itself, ultimately.
Trinosphia facsimile illustration in chapter 7
The illustration is the Great Seal between green pillars of Jakin, Bohaz. The two small circles (red and black concentric rings, side by side) are interpreted as the Sun and Moon. The pendant Cross between them is the Stone of the regenerated elements – salt, sulphur, mercury – in Azoth. It has four colours, but I am not told which colours. It hangs from a gold cross-bar between the two disks. These as Sun and Moon represent heaven and earth: the Cross between them is their progeny and equilibrium.
Surrounding this symbol are two circles of hieroglyphs. The outer one is indecipherable and apparently random; the inner one has a cuneiform script which Hebrew can crack. It continues … “and is the outbreathing of Everlastingness”, and says “the Leg” (dawn of the age of Aquarius) is the beginning of the destruction before Nirvana. This boils down to the chrysalis dying off … in present times.
The text, but not the illustration, has a silver axe with a blue handle. It has a Hebrew name, which might be as Manly Hall says, “the instrument of separation”. It is called the Destroyer, but the translation is “Lift the voice to its fullness in chant or song.” This makes me think of the walls of Jericho and the trumpet. It also implies, “separate the subtle from the gross” and “IAM … IAO”. The symbolism is around the Justice figure arcanely, but plain to see. The axe is an ancient symbol of initiated builders. Its meaning is also in the Hebrew letter QOPh with which the Qabbalah begins.
Thou shalt separate the subtle from the gross,
and return it to its Nature, with prudence and wisdom.
Le Comte, terracotta sketch, 2003
This is separation through purification; in the threefold transmuting stages of the water, read the evolutionary aeons. The water in the oval vessel is the Fountain and the Shining Sea. The lunar power is John the baptist: the solar power is Christ’s baptising by messianic fire. “The gross particles of the soul – the rust – are washed away, and life is prepared for a supersubstantial existence.”
IAM is OM, and AM is the most powerful and misused word in the human universe; and AUM resonates a harmonic around the OM. SO-HAM is the ancient Sanskrit (and apparently Egyptian also) way of breathing in and out: “I am.”
… I woke in the morning with two messages: “on the path with Fear, you don’t get many Love messages” and Master R saying in the 1947 transcript, “Love and you shall know.“
Trinosofia illustration chapter 7 – give way to the force
Journal, 8 September 2003
The way forward with V – I think – is to perform in myself small and actual rites of for-giveness. To give way to the force – a wordplay which dawned on me at age 20 – is in our mutual seed, and the intention FORGIVE must be stencilled clear in our etheric body. If I do this, it may help him. Elder Brother, I loved V, but you know one loves any Tree to whom one gives so many years and so much gardening, because that in itself is the act of love, and when I met V 34 years ago at age 20, the force of what was to come was recognised and received as shock.
Meditation – the moving breath – happens at the point of connection, the interface, the agenda. The Fountain is the oval bath in the Trinosofia Seven script, and the cleansing of rusty Mars.
Note also at this point: the Sword and Scales of Justice: Saturn’s exaltation in Venus’s sign Libra. Do not overwork, but acknowledge these things in passing; the light touch, the way the subconscious delivers its operation. When I know the subconscious operates perfectly, I do not have to put a fork in it to make it work, do I? It processes this matter just fine, and does what is required, no more and no less.
And see also the operation of the red and the violet together, in Key 18. Its Hebrew letter is QOPh, meaning “an axe” and also the roof which opens up.
This key’s magenta border – reddish violet – vibrates at B-Natural. From the medulla oblongata in the brain stem at the back of the head, it governs processes of sleep, embodiment and evolution of species. The path beyond the twin towers of the body ascends gradually and undulates, so that the dark valleys are higher than the summits we attained when setting out . Upon that mountain in the far distance stands the Hermit (9) who illumines the life of our soul.
So I just now drew in colour (see above), a ‘FOR GIVE’ MANTRA in the general design of Trinosofia Seven. Thoughts which arose during this were: the first obedience is to the promptings of one’s own soul, and the severest penalties occur until one learns this for good. Secondly, I believe V gave me his angry ‘cornered dog’ story as a gesture from his soul, so I shall re-read it in the light of the mantra I drew this morning.
(As I drew it, a loose “bye bye go well”
sketch fell out of the sketch pad):
It now seems the for give drawing reveals in colours, something of my Ray structure that I wondered about yesterday. It is a powerful stencil.
(I painted on the same day, for Sacred India Tarot, Sita through the fire in the suit of Staves.)
Sacred India Tarot – 7 of Staves
7 July 2015
I mentioned the walls of Jericho (in para above – ‘The text, but not the illustration, has a silver axe with a blue handle’). These three Tarot Keys from right to left, are assigned to Aries (ruled by Mars), Mars and Pluto. Jericho’s walls fell at a blast from the Archangel’s trumpet, pictured in Key 20. The observant Emperor, the collapsing Tower and the uplifting Judgement are images of the Mars vibration (red).
Alchemy Tree of Life detail – LOWER FACE
The path of Mars is Tarot Key 16, the Tower (or House of God) connecting Hod to Netzach. The awakening vibration is deep scarlet. On my Alchemy Tree it has at centre a little feminine blue triangle where it crosses the royal blue path of Temperance. You can see it on the base-line of the red “Awakening” triad. Below it is a second blue downward triangle in the violet sphere of Yesod. In Malkuth, earth, there is a red masculine triangle in the indigo oval. This is the akasha-tejas tattva, combining the mars and saturn centres.
The male triangle rises towards the two descending female ones.
There is a beautiful correspondence here with the Siva Shakti Indian yantra:
Along the path of Mars where walls fall away, speech of the higher planes may be heard. When I listen carefully, the speaking tongue (hebrew letter PEH) of Mars-squared (4X4=16), carries a transmission: truth. I found that when I study this path, it leads me to the wisdom of Master R.
Netzach Hod Temperance sketch. Temperance is Tarot Key 14, with Archangel Michael.
In the Bible story, the walls around the city of Jericho – personal ego – fell when Archangel Gabriel’s trumpet sounded. Here too, the path joining Hod to Malkuth, is a scarlet field; it vibrates into the ground, like a fire stick.
In Tarot, the tonal frequency of letters SHIN and PEH is scarlet. The word RGVZ (associated with Key 14 Temperance, which crosses Key 16 Tower) is generally translated as ‘wrath’ (suggesting the wrathful expression of Mars) but actually means ‘vibration’.
The human code interprets this violently, but it is more like a whisper, a zephyr in the field, an alteration of the form. As flowers pierce, as newborn babies rotate and crown, as the desert wind softly turns your sense of direction, so the power emerges – Mars gently.
Song in Scottish mode, by Master R, 18th century
Aquariel – an angel of the waters and of the air through the woods of life.
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