Monday, September 7, 2009
Sometimes, all that is needed is a change in perspective.
The perspective most in our culture have of the Anti-Christ is one of evil. If Christ is good then the Anti-Christ must be bad, the ultimate adversary. This is logical.
In my recent study of the tarot I realized that if we number the possible cards thus:
The major arcana as 1 through 22 (yes I know the fool is supposed to be zero, bear with me, and then we continue the pattern as aces = 23, kings = 24 and so on down to the ten and then we add up those numbers we get a very interesting number. If you added the numbers 1,2,3,...36, the sum is 666.
Given that the tarot is a perfect representation of the entirety of the Universe, what does this mean? It means that the entirety of the creative world below the highest plane of Atziluth (fire) is in perfect manifestation. The world of Briah (water) has been raised to its Tipereth. So have the worlds of Yetzirah (air) and Assiah (earth).
What does this have to do with the Anti-Christ?
If we choose to see the Christ as he who intercedes with "God" or as I prefer the Creatix for our salvation, the anti-Christ would be he that intercede for himself with That Which Creates or the Divine Archetect, if you will. He that through his own trial and suffering has perfected each and every part of himself and then can literally stand as a microcosmic redeemer or a "little sunshine".
And before someone thinks I am meaning to say that I have reached that status, the answer is no. I have not.
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