“In the average human being, this dual power is not operating in harmony. The action is unequal. If these two currents operated in harmony in the human body, the regenerated man would be manifested, the flesh would have become the WORD itself.
The letter ‘R’ is the twentieth letter, written ‘Resh,’ and the symbolism of this letter is most wonderful. It represents the head of man and is, therefore, associated with the idea of original and determined movement. It is the sign of motion itself, good, or bad, and expresses the renewal of things with regard to their innate power of motion. It corresponds to Saturn. ‘Resh’ also symbols rest. A ship may rest on water that is in motion.
The description of the inner meaning of this letter, in the Tarot, throws a flood of light upon it as used in its present position in W.O.R.D., as it has a deep esoteric significance. To quote: ‘A tomb opens in the earth, and a man, woman and child issue from it; their hands are joined in sign of adoration. How can the reawakening of nature under the influence of the WORD, be better expressed? We must admire the way in which the symbol answers to the corresponding Hebrew hieroglyphic.’
Comment on the above quotation is scarcely necessary, yet for the convenience of those not yet able to figure it out for themselves, let it be said, that the tomb, cave or manger, is the birth place of the seed, the WORD, the ‘Son of man’ which redeems the Adam man, IF NOT INTERFERED WITH. ‘Under the influence of the Word’ indeed, is the carnal man, ‘dead in trespass and sin,’ reborn to a new life.
The letter ‘D,’ the fourth in the Hebrew alphabet, as also in ours, is written ‘Daleth,’ and means the womb, or door, mouth. It denotes abundance springing from division. ‘Thus Daleth expresses a creation made by a being: according to divine laws. It expresses domination of spirit over matter. The Tarot thus wonderfully interprets its meaning: ‘In the Natural, Reflex of Natura naturans, it is the universal creative fluid, the soul of the Universe. In astronomy its affinity is Jupiter.’”
The just read excerpt came from the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 41, which was written by Dr. George Carey.
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