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Tarot Arcanum 18: Twilight

The Kabbalistic synthesis of the Arcanum Eighteen is 1 + 8 = 9, the Ninth Sphere, sex. If we add 9 + 9 = 18, there is a balance found in it. One 9 is the positive aspect and the other 9 is the negative aspect, but the 18 in itself becomes negative, fatal. Eighteen is the secret enemies from the arcanum of Twilight, because one has to fight a lot in the work of the Ninth Sphere. We have to learn how to sublimate the sexual energy, where the clue or key of all empires abides.

We find in the Eighteenth Arcanum the dangers of initiation, the occult and secret enemies who intend to damage the initiation in the subterranean fight within the domains of the Ninth Sphere.

In the Eighteenth Arcanum we have to pass through bloody battles against the tenebrous, the Black Lodge, the abyss, temptation, the demons... that do not want the initiate to escape from their claws. This is the path of the razor’s edge. This is the path that is full of dangers from within and without, as it is stated by the Master Sivananda.

In the internal worlds, the tenebrous of the Eighteenth Arcanum violently assault the student.

Within the terrible Eighteenth Arcanum we find the witchcraft of Thessalia. Here in this arcanum, we find the Canidio recipes, erotic magical ceremonies, rites in order to be loved by someone, dangerous potions, etc. We must warn the Gnostic students that the intellect is the most dangerous potion the tenebrous utilize in order to withdraw the student from the path of the razor’s edge.

Hebrew Letter: Tzadi צ

Timetable: Ninth Hour of Apollonius: “Here nothing is finished yet. The initiate increases his perception until he surpasses the limits of the solar system, beyond the zodiac. He arrives at the threshold of the infinite. He reaches the limits of the intelligible world. The Divine Light is revealed unto him and with all of this, new fears and dangers also appear (it is the study of the Minor Mysteries, the nine arcades on which the student must ascend).”

Transcendental Axiom: “May thy charity be an inexhaustible granary, and thy patience no less inexhaustible than thy charity.”

Forecasting Element: It predicts instability, inconstancy, ambush, confusion, changes, uncertain situations, long deliberations, unexpected impediments, tardy results, apparent triumphs and failings.