"Wheel in the Sky keeps on Turning.."

We are still studying the 10th key of the Tarot Arcanum which is Wheel of Fortune. Its important at this juncture of the series of analyses on the Tarot cards to focus upon the aspect of Karma. Reincarnation and Karma are two different things. In classical Buddhist thought karma is the result from ones actions, the tenet that one action can’t occur without a previous disposition is valid here. The action of Karma is the arising of seeds that have been deposited in past incarnations. This Reincarnated force is the effect of Karma and Karma is the Cause of Reincarnation. Its important to realize this at where we are, because the idea of just “rotting” in a box is not valid in the western esoteric tradition.


The “rotting” experience comes from the idea that matter is dead, this is rooted in old ideas of Docetic thinking. Basically that Divinity is Separate from Humanity and therefore is the basis of Theism. We of the Western Mystery Tradition however, do not assert that matter is dead. We assert that matter is intelligent and from the foundation of its establishment is dependent upon a more refined but not unlike source. This is similar to the water and ice conclusion. Water is the basis in form of Ice in form. Even though they have the same elements they are different form. This is the nature of the Body and Soul. The Spirit is more like the deep structure of the Water molecule, which is beyond the human senses to perceive.


The 3 divisions of the wheel are the three turners of the wheel of karma, namely the will, its returned impulse and the result. This creates a self perpetuating wheel that feeds itself. When the mind starts “turning” the momentum of the experience in motion is easy to make deductions and experiential conclusions, however its important to realize that to accurately assess an object in motion it must be analyzed from that which doesn’t ‘t move. As Hermes Trismegestus says ” What is the size of that which moves that which is in motion” and the response is ” huge” and Unfathomable.


Therefore the mind isn’t capable of understanding the basis of Karma, and here is the point that is most difficult to experience. The motion of the Wheel is self perpetuation and becoming but that which moves it is being. In order for Being to Become it has to differentiate itself. However this spoken in initiatic principals is much, much simpler. As is stated by a great mystagogue


“place a lighter that emits fire in front of the sun, and see that the lighters flame is just a lower version of the sun”


This is really profound and I would ask the reader to simply TRY


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I Second that E – Motion


As we are moving toward another Zodiacal year , we see that the Wheel of Fortune is moving as well. This cycle of the year and cycle of the heart are in essence the same. Meaning in the heart , there is a force that moves and rotates with the cosmos. This isn’t that difficult to see. On our card of the Wheel we see 3 principal figures moving. This is the 3 columns of the Kundalinic Channels known as Ida, Pingala, and Sushumna. As they move the heart “wheel” is activated.


This is important to grasp at the beginning of our discussion because of the next thing I’m going to talk about. Newtonian physics were the one way that we discovered the laws of motion. In the wheel we see that there is a force moving the wheel but also 3 principal laws in motion , one is that anything that moves will move indefinitely unless there is a counter force to balance it , the second is that the counterforce stops the primary movement and thirdly this application of counterforce creates a opposing Re Action in relation to the first.

This is the statement that is based upon Newtonian Physics called “for every action there is an opposite and equal reaction”. This is a profound principle and in the future I will expound it  . But for now it should be known that for a whole to be split there has to be reunification inherent in the idea of a whole to be reunified back into the whole again. This sounds complex but isn’t really.


Unity can’t be split unless the split also creates inherently a force that also unifies. This is very important because if we split a Unity into a Dyad there must be inherent in the Unity a force that re Unites a Dyad, otherwise we would eliminate the idea of a Unity. A Unity once taking form as a Dyad cannot be a Unity, This is why a Re Conciliation must be inherent in the force of a Unity. If you can posit the idea of a “split” then you must inherently acknowledge a unity that was the host of a split. Splits cant split from a split. This is why Persian Zoroastrian philosophy is unexplainable from a Physical standpoint. Even if you have energetic fields like the High Causal planes there still must be a primary cause and a secondary effect. Unless cause and effect are both causal then we would be forced to agree to ” pantheism”.


In Valentianian Gnosticism there are two versions of the Pleroma in Valentinian texts. one is the Emanation version where every thing that exists, exists in a sort of womb of the Unity. The other is the emanational version of the pleroma where we are given a causal effect version of the aeons unfolding in syzygycial pairs , until a split! happens from the inevitable unity in diversity. In order to get a unity again there must, be a split and an unification.


Now this might be difficult to swallow. Satan is the Split , Sophia the Redeemer. The CHRIST isn’t gender specific. Satan isn’t the horrible demon created from Biblical times. Shatian is the “Adversary” not a demon. Its real important to realize that for us to exist there has to be something that pulls us to and from this existence. As explained in the Corpus Hermeticum II ” that which moves must be moved by something” This is scientific. For something to pass from form there must be an opposite reaction to a primary action. Birth must be brought to Death from a cause that is different from but inherent in the Birth Death cycle. In this schema the Birth is actually the Death of the Monad. And Death is the Birth back to unity, because there has to be a cause exterior to the effect.


This “cause exterior to the effect ” is why the Valentinian Pleroma is so difficult to explain and why ultimately Pantheism or Emanationism must be the Championing force as PHILOSOPHIA for all Spiritual systems of thought. Newton was in the inner sanctum of the Gnostic / Rosicrucian tradition and was part of a scientific elite. This is the inner meaning of the Newtonian Physics that are derived from Pythagorean mathematics and Platonic and Neoplatonic philosophical traditions. Valentinians expounded a mythological structure to new Initiands so the Mythological function would be accessed in Ritual actions. When the gradual explanations and preperations were undergone the Initiand would then be an Initiate and pursue the levels of esoteric instruction leading ultimately to the Reunification with ones Angelic self. The Hieros Gamos!


In Gnosis



Turning of The Heart

” I awaken the Chalice of my Heart.. ” From the Temple Eucharist


We are moving.. along to the next Arcanum . The Wheel of Fortune. In the Wheel of Fortune we are going to see primarily conversation in picture form about the term “Motion”. Motion is talked about in the Corpus Hermeticum and Plato called it a ‘motion to the left’ and a ‘motion to the right’. This is also what was considered to be a Ascending or Descending motion. Another context would be Rising or Falling, and yet another is the Good intention and Evil inclination.

Each of these terms has a wealth of information tied to it, and were it not for space, I would be more than happy to offer resources or more information. Like my teacher likes to say ” the universe is user friendly”. Its not important to understand the distillation process when experiencing the effects, taste and all sensory data when it comes to a glass of wine.

Likewise , the esoteric instructions are of utmost importance and something as small as a smile speaks a multitude of Occult Data and Esoterica. For instance, the smile according to Mantak Chia is directly linked to the sympathetic nervous system.. this is the entire framework for sensation and the object of yogic performance.

In the Kabbalah “pleasure” is the SON. Boehme ( which was probably the most advanced occultist and esotericist that ever lived) Called the desire to receive “Pleasure , or Delight”. This was because the nature of a container is to feel that which is being placed in it. And for there to be delight there must be a Vessel. The Heart is that vessel!

In the philosophic reasoning of the great kabbalistic masters there were Thesis “ god is light” ,Antithesis “there is darkness”,Synthesis “ to god all is light even the darkeness” They agreed unanimously about a few statements in regard to the 3 Principals of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Now pay attention!
The father is in the kabbalists system of thought and gnosis the GIVER. The son is the ultimate RECEIVER and what is the Holy Spirit?? The action (will) of the loved (gratitude) to give back(spirit of giving). It is the action of giving that is the great golden blessing on humanity and doesn’t deplete oneself, because this card states that there is a suffering or hellish component to mere reception. There is only one propelling force in the Law of Karma, which is this card, that is ACTION! It is the WILL that activates the process of Karmic debt, and payment. When one RETURNS its the acknowledgement of the GIVER , RECEIVER and the RETURNING, or Eucharist.

In Buddhist thought , there are 3 levels of enlightenment, one is to get for oneself ,the other is to get to give back, its only by the second that enlightenment is actually received which is the release from karma and its consequences. This is called union. The Great Hieros Gamos, is performed by an active recipient that is practicing the six bodhisattva perfections and is therefore united with ones creator. In kabalistic philosophy this is called Dvekut or Adhesion. In Gnosticism this is called Hieros Gamos, in Buddhist Philosophy this is called Enlightenment and Clear Realization of the Mind of Clear Light. All this and more is performed by the action of the Smile.

How is a smile able to perform wonders?? Its because when you smile it validates the gift of blessing that has been received, and is a subtle action that returns the “favor”. 🙂

In Gnosis