Publication in Class B.
"All divination resembles an attempt by a man born blind to obtain sight by getting blind drunk."
— Fra. P.
set over the operations of the Secret Wisdom
The First and the Last
"What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the Seven Abodes which be in Aushiah."
"And I saw in the Right Hand of Him that Sate upon the Throne a Book, sealed with Seven Seals."
"Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the Seals thereof?"
Consists of a Crux Ansata, which is a form of the Rosy Cross. One arm is scarlet, with the symbols of Leo and the Wand in emerald green.
Another is blue with Eagle and Cup in orange.
A third is yellow, with Aquarius and Dagger in violet.
The last is in the four colours of Malkuth, with Pentacle and Taurus in black.
Ring is white, having at the top the Name of the Great Angel Ρ ♏ Ϟ H U A; below cross-bar are Pentagrams, one enclosing Sol and the other enclosing Luna.
The whole space in the ring contains the Rose of 22 Petals bearing the Names of the 22 Keys. In the centre a white circle, and a red cross of four equal arms.
About the whole symbol are the words —
L.I.F.E. B.I.O.S. V.I.T.A.,
and the letters —
T. A. P. O., Tarot.
Choose a card to represent the Querent, using your knowledge or judgment of his character rather than dwelling on his physical characteristics.
Count the cards from him, in the direction in which he faces.
The counting should include the card from which you count.
For Knights, Queens and Princes, count 4.
For Princesses, count 7.
For Aces, count 11.
For small cards, count according to the number.
For trumps, count 3 for the elemental trumps; 9 for the planetary trumps; 12 for the Zodiacal trumps.
Development of the Question
Further Development of the Question
Penultimate Aspects of the Question
I may add that in material matters this method is extremely valuable. I have been able to work out the most complex problems in minute detail. O.M.]