The 4 Eights
Analysis of the The Eight of Wands Swiftness, Eight of Cups Indolence, Eight of Swords Interference and Eight of Disks Prudence balance the energies of the Sevens.
Magical Image of Hod
Golden Dawn Grade
God Name in Assiah
ALHYM TzBAVTh, Elohim Tzabaoth is one of the principle names of the Demiurge expressed in multiplicity and positive action (Hosts).
Heaven of Assiah
KVKB – Sphere of Mercury
Anubis, the Lower form of Thoth, Mercury
Monokeros de Astris is given as the symbolical title of a Practicus. It is the swiftness of his motion which chiefly warrants the attribution. See Liber LXV, Cap III, v 2. he seems to combine the masculine and feminine element: on the one hand, the horn and the speed symbolism, on the other his white colour, his silver collar, and its inscription, linea viridis gyrat universa, which refers to Venus as containing the Universe.
Twin Serpent represent the Mercurial double current as on the Caduceus.
Jackal sacred to Anubis.
Harmaphrodite, as representing the dual nature of Mercury.
Anhalonium Lewinii has for one of its principle characteristics the power to produce very varied and brilliant colour visions in Hod.
Moly is mentioned in Homer as having been given by Hermes to Ulysses to counteract the spells of Circe. It has a black root and white blossom, which again suggests the dual currents of energy.
The Opal has the varied colours attributed to Mercury
Opal, especially Fire Opal
The Apron conceals the Splendour (Hod) of the Magician. It also explains that splendour by virtue of its symbolic design.
The Names and Versicles are Mercurial. They expand the Logos, explain it in three-dimensional (that is material) terms, just as the number 8 is a three-dimensional expansion of the number 2.
The Vision of Splendour (Ezekiel)
Knight Colour Scale
Prince Colour Scale
Princess Colour Scale
Yellowish-Brown flecked White. This is the mystery of Mercury, improper to indicate clearly.
Path of Wisdom
The Eighth Path is called Absolute or Perfect Intelligence, because it is the means of the primordial, which has no root by which it can cleave, nor rest, except in the hidden places of Magnificence, which emanate from its own proper essence.