Tzaddi is not the Star

There has long been a lot of confusion over the last hundred years or so about the proper attributions of Path 15 (Chokmah to Tiphareth), and Path 28 (Netzach to Yesod).  Most attributions of the Tree of Life are in general agreement among most mainstream Golden Dawn and Thelemic orders.  Generally they align with the traditional Golden Dawn correspondences.  However, Path 28 and Path 15 are different.  As Crowley wrote […]

Finished painting my B.O.T.A. Tarot Major Arcana

I recently finished painting the 22 Major Arcana of the The Builders of the Adytum Tarot Deck by Paul Foster Case, founder of B.O.T.A., and the artist Jessie Burns Parke.

Not only was it elucidating, it was for me almost a full pathworking through all 22 cards. I tended to paint one a day, and […]

Path 29: Qoph (KOHF), XVIII. The Moon

The Moon appears here in her dark and mysterious aspect. This is the type of moon under which dark sorceries, black magick, and menacing witchcraft are performed.

Nothing is what it seems. This is the world of deceit, delusion, and madness. Not that some might not like it here for awhile—it can be darkly seductive. […]