Golden Dawn Title of The Hanged Man: The Spirit of the Mighty Waters
Divinatory Meanings of The Hanged Man
Enforced sacrifice. Punishment. Loss. Fatal and not voluntary. Suffering generally.
Self-sacrifice, Sacrifice, Devotion, Bound.
Selfishness, Unbound, Partial Sacrifice.
Attributions of The Hanged Man
Correct design of the Hanged Man
A hanged and crucified man
The Man drowned in the “womb” flood. The Secret is hidden between the waters that are above and the waters that are beneath.Liber 777
Golden Dawn description of The Hanged Man
‘The twelfth Key of the Tarot, “Hanged Man” but also more properly called the Drowned Giant and its position is horizontal rather than per- pendicular. In this position, the lower side of the Key represents the Bed of the waters and the upper side the Keel of the Arc of Noah, floating above the Drowned figure. Or, in Egyptian Symbolism, the Baris or Sacred Barque of Isis; whilst the Figure is one of the Bound and Drowned followers of the Evil Forces; though yet again, in another sense, if may represent the Body of the Slain Osiris in the Pastos, sent down the Nile to the sea: Whilst above is the Keei of the Baris or Barque of lsis in which she travelled to seek him.
Hebrew letter Mem, M
Mem, Water suggests a wave; a breaker by its initial or medial form, and still water by its final form. In this single case, the actual meaning of the word is identical with the Yetziratic attribution of the letter. Note that the letter Nun, meaning fish, is not attributed to Pisces but to Scorpio.
MYM is the Hebrew word for Water.
God Name of Assiah
AL is given to Water because of its attribution to Chesed, the Sephira of Water.
Path of Wisdom
The Twenty-third Path is the Stable Intelligence, and it is so called because it has the virtue of consistency among all Numerations (Sephiroth).
Deities associated with The Hanged Man
Goddess of Pleasure
Goddess of Water
Tum Athph Auramoth
The Sun descending into the ocean
Goddess of Water
Poseidon, God of Water
God of Water
Goddess who flows.
Flora and Fauna of The Hanged Man
Myrrh is traditionally the odour of sorrow and bitterness; it is the dark and passive side of Binah.
Trinity is the Kerub of Water
The Lotus is the traditional plant of Water. Its roots are in water and its purity further suggests the action of water i n lustration.
Magical Attributions of The Hanged Man
The Great Work, Talismans, Crystal Gazing.
The Wine fills the Cup – it is the divine ecstasy entering the creative part of the nature of the magician. The Water of Lustration in the Cup of Stolistes balance the Fire in the thurible of the Dadouchos.
The Cup receives the influence from the Highest. It is the feminine symbol of Understanding. it must be distinguished emphatically from the wand or hollow tube of Chokmah which transmits the influence in its positive form in an intelligible manner but without understanding its nature. The Cup is the traditional elemental weapon of Water.
Cross of Suffering
The Cross of Suffering refers to the now superseded formula of Osiris. See the original emblem of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, a triangle surmounted by a Cross.
Colour Scales of The Hanged Man
Knight Colour Scale
Queen Colour Scale
Prince Colour Scale
Princess Colour Scale
White, flecked Purple
The perfection of Water is indicated by its iridescence. This is the alchemical symbolism.