Last week I was a little slow with posts. So, today there are two. And still for that low low price of completely free.
As previously mentioned, I am going to work with the other three kerubic angels. The next on my list is Scorpio. Given that there are three symbols for Scorpio, I thought I'd look them up to be familiar with their forms. I chose Duquette's Understanding Thoth Tarot for no other reason that I knew there was a brief run down when describing the Death card.
The 'base' form of death is scorpion. So viewed because people used to believe that when confronted by danger, the critter would commit suicide. One doesn't need to think too hard to see some emotional corollaries there. Though the text points out that this is an example of being willing to die i.e. change when the environment becomes intolerable.
Next comes the serpent, Lord of Life and Death undulating between the two phases.
Then the serpent and followed by the highest eagle representing exaltation above matter.
What good will this scant knowledge do me when I invoke the astrological angel? I have no idea but I felt a strong need to look things up in that particular book. So, I did. Stay tuned to these pages to find out if this came into play.
I failed to mention that my mentor also encouraged me to start learning Enochian. My emotional reaction to that is indifference. However, I have started reading Practical Angel Magic of Dr John Dee's Enochian Tables by Skinner and Rankine. Expect more than one post on what I find there. All I can say at this point is that I found the introduction to be readable and easy to understand.
(Thoth Death card from: http://altreligion.about.com/library/graphics/crowley/14.jpg)