Golden Dawn Title of The Hierophant: Magus of the Eternal Gods
Divinatory Meanings of The Hierophant
Divine Wisdom. Manifestation. Explanation. Teaching.
Mercy, Beneficence, Kindness, Goodness.
Over-kindness, Weakness, Foolish exercise of generosity.
Attributions of The Hierophant
Correct design of The Hierophant
Between the Pillars sits an Ancient
He is crowned, sceptred and blessing, all in a three-fold manner. Four living creatures adore him, the whole suggesting a pentagram by its shape. Liber 777
Hebrew letter Vau – V
The Sun. Redeemer. The Son is but the Son.Liber 777
Vau – A Nail (shape directly hieroglyphic) suggests the fixation of the Supernals in Tipareth.
Taurus is the 2nd sign of the zodiac; it rules from April 20-May 20. Taurus is ruled by Venus. The neck, throat and jaw are related to Taurus. Taureans have the characteristics of patience, and persistence.
Path of Wisdom
The Sixteenth Path is the Triumphal or Eternal Intelligence, so called because it is the pleasure of the Glory, beyond which is no other Glory like to it, and it is called also the Paradise prepared for the Righteous.
Deities associated with The Hierophant
Kerub of Earth
Hymen is given here because of its connection with ATU V. See Catullus, Pervigillium Veneris.
Athene pertaining to the head. Here a doubtful attribution, but there may be some connection with the Heavenly Cow.
Flora and Fauna of The Hierophant
Refers to the letter Vau.
The Bull is the Kerub of Earth. All beasts of burden and those used in agriculture may be attributed here.
Mallow is traditional to Taurus. We might possibly add giant trees of all species to this sign.
Magical Attributions of The Hierophant
The Secret of Physical Strength
The Altar may also be attributed to Taurus on accounts of its solidity and its function of bearing the higher elements of the magician. There is a mystery of Europa and Pasiphae connected with this attribution.
The Throne refers to Vau: The Heart must support and admit the lordship of the higher consciousness of the magician.
Colour Scales of The Hierophant
Knight Colour Scale
Queen Colour Scale
Prince Colour Scale
Deep Warm Olive
Princess Colour Scale
Rich fertile earth.