Lesson 10
Breastplate of Aaron

Read Chapter 10 of Donald Tyson’s book, Power of the Name, formerly titled Tetragrammaton.

Copy and paste the following questions into a new post to your Ning MemberFiles AOM 1st Degree study hall, insert your answers andpost them with the subject line: Tetragram Lesson 10 from ________ (yourmagikal or priestly name)

1. What exactly did the Breastplate of Aaron look like and how was it worn?

2. T/F or neither choice. Tyson puts forth the suggestion that the breastplatestones were engraved with the standards of the tribes rather than with theirnames.

3. T/F There is considerable disagreement among authorities as to the correctordering of the stones.

4. On page 78 and 79 Tyson lists possibilities for what types of stones mayhave been on the Breastplate of Aaron. Circle the colours listed.  Listthem here: ______________________
Now next to this list, write down what your own personal associations withthese colours is. (i.e. red for me equals love.)  *Note that in AppendixD, p.260 Tyson lists the sources for his table of stones.

5. Circle and submit the letters of all that apply to describe the ‘magicalrelationship’ on page 79.
A___choice of stones
B___tribes associated with the Ark
C___permutations of the Tetragrammaton
D___twelve overt Banners of the name
E___zodiac signs
F___tribes associated with the stones
G___twelve secret Banners
H___twelve secret code words

6. What does the occult correspondence hinge on?

7. T/F These occult relationships will definitely be found in books on theQabbalah.

8. ON the diagram on page 81 of Tyson’s book he speculates what the stoneson the breastplate are. As an exercise, fill in either the colours or stonesthat YOU think would have meaning in each context. What you then come upwith is a ‘grid’ for your own associations and it will have particular meaningto you in future work. (this is not saying Tyson’s suggestions are wrongbut simply asking you to explore what you would suggest.)

Top row:
FIRE 3.______________ 2.________________1.____________________
WATER 6______________5._________________4.____________________
AIR 9______________8_________________7______________________
EARTH 12_____________11_______________10___________________

9. Describe the two sacred objects that were in the pouch with the SacredBreastplate. And tell us what they were used for.

10. Rashi says of the Urim and Thummim: “This was the ________ of the_________name.

11. What does Donald Tyson believe the breastplate was?

12. Fill in what the following names mean:
AVRIM_________________
THMIM________________
and– Septuagint translations for AVRIM =_____________
THMIM =______________

13. Today we read about pendulum divining and also colour therapy. What didthe ancients in the time of Aaron’s Breastplate do that is similar?
pendulum divining =______________
colour therapy = ________________

14. The ______________names of the disk on the _________shoulder were the________expression of the occult disk of ________, made of _______to signifythe _______right side. The _______________names of the disk on the__________shoulder were the ______expression of the occult disk of _________,made of __________to signify the _____________left side.

15. By studying the prophecies pronounced by Jacob on his deathbed to histwelve sons, what do we learn?

16. In order to employ Urim and Thummim as an oracle what do we have to do?

17. Define what ‘Ruach ha-Qadesh’ is and what happens during it.

EXTRA CREDIT instead of an essay! Get creative and take a break from yourstudies (but actually you’ll be tying all your learning from this chaptertogether quite nicely.)

p. 86 ¬†Construct and oracle of Urim and Thummim and also make a pouchfor it (or if you don’t sew, buy a small white bag). Decorate with the scarlet,gold, blue, and purple thread that Tyson recommends but again…if you donot sew, consider drawing an appropriate symbolic design using felt penson the pouch fabric.

Questions by Rev. Diakonissa Rhonda

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