Lesson 3

Read Chapter 3 of Donald Tyson’s book, Power of the Word, formerly titled, Tetragrammaton.

The author’s relationship between the elements and Tetragrammaton is not the same correspondence the Mystery School generally uses. This is how we see it, and some others as well:

YOD – Air.
HEH1 – Water.
VAV – Fire.
HEH2 – Earth.

The difference here is in the Yod and the Vav, as I’m sure you’ve noticed.We see Yod as being Air, intellectual and psychological, the God-Mind that”thought up” creation. We see Vav as active and creative fire, which set creation into motion, since Yeshua was the embodiment of Vav and was also called the Logos. The Logos is the creative fire, and so we see Vav as being fiery instead of airy. In truth, Yod and Vav both share these aspects, just as the two Hehs share aspects. But our human minds must see things linearly for the most part, and so it is important to define the way things correspond to the elements without mixing them up.

But, since things aren’t truly as linear as all that, the truth is that both we and the author of the book are correct. Both Yod and Vav are airy AND fiery. But we see Vav as the more fiery of the two, and Yod as the more airy.

Copy and paste the following questions into a new post to your Ning MemberFiles AOM 1st Degree study hall, insert your answers and post them with the subject line: Tetragram Lesson 3 from ________ (yourmagikal or priestly name)

1. How is something made true in magik?

2. What is the most fundamental correspondence of the Name? Why?

3. Fill in the blank: “Therefore IHVH is the _____ _____ for the realization of purpose, a quality that makes it highly useful in _____ _____.”

4. What is Assiah?

5. Fill in the blank: “_____ and _____ often occur coupled with Tetragrammaton in Jewish and occult practice.”

6. What is the significance of the dimensions of Solomon’s Temple?

7. What is the numerological paradox in Tetragrammaton’s structure?

8. What is a tetractys? Who first used it?

9. According to the author, how does the paradoxal structure of Tetragrammaton relate to Christianity?

10. Explain the differences between a triangle and a square.

11. What other religion emphasizes threes and fours in its symbols? What mare these symbols?

12. Explain the correspondence of the elements to Tetragrammaton.

13. Explain the relationship between the Minor Arcana of the Tarot and Tetragrammaton.

14. Explain the relationship between the planets and Tetragrammaton.

Essay 1

List the twelve Banners, their correspondences to the Zodiac, and the nature of those Zodiacal signs. By your Zodiacal sign, determine which Banner you were born under.

Essay 2

The author briefly discusses how Tetragrammaton relates to exoteric Christianity,but makes no connection to Esoteric Christianity. Based on the structure of Tetragrammaton, can both the Quaternity and Trinity be valid? How might the natures of the Quaternity and Trinity differ? How might they be similar?

Essay 3

In a Trinitarian model, the Holy Spirit must be both the Greater H and the Lesser H to fit with Tetragrammaton, since the Father is Y and the Son is V. How do you think it is possible for the Holy Spirit to be both H’s?

Essay 4

Explain whether you prefer the Quaternity or the Trinity as a model of Divinity,and why.

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