There was a time when I didn't like the Æon Trump where it's at.
I've grown to rather appreciate the symbolism of it being there now.
The Magician switched with the Æon Atu serves better for
Philosophus work, but to the Zelator, Hod, the Prince of the Outer
Order, indeed plays deceiving tricks on thoughts, desires and senses.
The Æon/Last Judgment redirect in Crowley's Thoth deck gives some
interesting examples of the differing schools of thought in our
midst. For example: is Chochmah, which is Hod, the wrathful god of
the Jews? Is Chochmah to the G.'.D.'.er or Jew alike the Cathari
Neo-Manichæn Satan and Kether Christ? Let's remove the element
of fear and ridiculous monotheistic non-sense (hypocritical positions
though they may be) and admit that in the Judaic-Christian schema Last
Judgment as the much needed realization of the non-automata called
Satori to the Outer Order Aspirant (of the S.'.S.'.), the
Memphite/Eleusian Ideal to the Adeptus Exempt, and the plights gods
face concerning entering Nirvana may be lost on them. The Æon to
the Magus is a good thing. He or she has made their mind up. They're
not falling for it (& only a Fool would). The Universe, which they
create to the whims of their Will, isn't going to be sacrificed to
only some imaginary god knows what. Create! Notice too, Æon is
singular. To the Magus the seasons don't change and he or she is
forever the years; unfortunately, many of the Western Tradition have
been tempted and duped into believing the same is so for the Second
Order R.'.C.'. Adept, grossly mistaking the source of the seasons for
the source of the years. Tai-Chi, Wu-Chi, respectively. Their fault:
they do not heed the wisdom freely given in Hermes' axiom "As Below,
so Above." The R.'.C.'. Adept refusing to cross the Abyss, or indeed,
is not aware of there being an Abyss ordeal to be traversed, is
subject to the Æons by reincarnation, as I've previous here gave
my opinions on the matter.
I've more times than I'd care to admit heard adherents of the Western
Tradition claim "There's East & The West & never shall the two meet",
or something similarly related. Ask yourself, why? Ego attachment of
individuality and fear of the unknown that's why. Da'ath is
propagated to be disdained, hated, feared. Some even think Da'ath is
an entity walking the Earth whose sole reason for existing is to
receive the weight of the metaphysical sleight, as if some make-
believe scapegoat. By whom are these memes wielded? Those who
will have you not conquer Life & Death, and instead, wish upon you to
either succumb unto another as a "Master", or advocate egoism, self-
indulgence and materialism. "The Question" isn't to be questioned. For
after all, it's Tradition, right? How dare! someone question the
Tradition. Keep in mind too orthodox Old Testament metaphysics not to
include Kabbalah is without the Formulæ of the Rose Cross; is
without Egyptian-Grecian Oedipal Mysteries. It can be argued that
neither the Kabbalah in all of its glory to the occult Rabbi is with
the inclusion of our Rosicrucian secrets. Mary as Salt of all of what
we experience in the mundane? Jesus as Mercury, being both Air of the
Astral and Water of Soul? Joseph as Sulphur and Fire, being Oversoul,
and perhaps beyond, experienced by the Formulæ of the Rose Cross?
None of it. Jehovah is their Light god; which really is something
considering Light Fell.
Fraters & Sorors, here is a contemplative quote I have found in
the Mahâyâna Buddhist canon that proves the Eastern connection
to the Eleusian, thus, Western Mysteries in the Abyss Ideal, and is
written with such striking parallels to Tarot symbolism that the mind
should reel. Second Order Adepts, whether in the actual or symbolic,
are being lied to, and I for one have had all I will of it;
"1. The prince, he of the broad and lusty chest, having thus
dismissed the minister and the priest, crossed the Ganges with its
speeding waves and went to Râgagriha with its beautiful palaces.
2. He reached the city distinguished by the five hills, well guarded
and adorned with mountains, and supported and hallowed by auspicious
sacred places ,-- like Brahman  in a holy calm going to the
3. Having heard of his majesty and strength, and his splendid beauty,
surpassing all other men, the people of that region were all
astonished at him who has a bull for his sign and is immovable in his
[1. Tapoda is the name of a tîrtha in Magadha.
--"The Buddha-karita of Asvaghosha", Book X, page 104.
Conscious immortally is not realized, nor is having the choice of not
reincarnating, until having gone through Abyss without complication.
The only way to assure this being so with any certainty is using eko-
henso every moment one is in the Light. That's just it isn't
it. "What of my mastering Robert Johnson's 7-string guitar finger
style"; "What about my 'fly on the wall info.' for my spin news
journal"; "What about my portfolio and its 100% accuracy", you may
ask. We're allowed to master the arts we wish, true, for as long as
we wish, true. Hit your state lotteries, master trend following day-
trading, master that art(s) you can't seem to get right on your own,
or use the Light to master things past that only can be mastered in
the Light history being lost to the art, but the more time is spent
tarrying about in attachments it's likely if one day you plan to get
serious about becoming an immortal you're at odds against chance
making the ego annihilation complete. Keep in mind though your
attachments to these things need to be alleviated to enter void.
Only a Fool would go straight through Initiation without giving him
or herself the means to own castles in Europe in hir immortal stay
through the æthyrs, we're Royal! But structure your priorities.
The gifts at manifestation are said to be lost upon being received
into S.'.S.'.. Personally, I don't buy it, but cover your bases just
in case. The Light post-Abyss is still a part of each's sole
creation; it's only the illusion that the planes, and past, present
and future within the planes, are separated within one's self that's
I've read it stated in my Buddhist studies that the Master Templi may
choose to be reincarnated in whatever form hir wishes but is subject
to the laws of Malkuth while amid the hub-bub. The Magus may choose
whichever form at whatever time and is beyond the law. *wink*
"There is no god where I am (meaning of course Nirvana's
denied)"; "Do what though wilt shall be the whole of the Law."
It's time to get serious. How's your asanas coming along?