“As the sixth letter of the alphabet, Vav, expresses the struggle between the passions and conscience, the antagonism of ideas, so the eighteenth letter, VV, which is three times six or 666, represents the ‘beast’ which we read of in Revelation, the Adam man. On the mental plane we use the expression He Phren, for this number, the lower mind, the material mind. In astronomy the affinity of this letter (6) is the bull (Taurus). Mankind, living wholly on the material plane, is hence a beast a beast physically, mentally and emotionally. Animal on three planes. Thus in the Tarot we find that 18 represents ‘Antagonism.’
Placing the two V’s together, one over the other, they represent the two arms and the two legs of the unregenerated man, as the upper V or triangle points downward. In the regenerated man the hands are folded together over the head in adoration of divinity, and thus the apex points upward. In the lower triangle the same change takes place, the forces hitherto misused, going downward and outward are sent upward and returned to the ‘Holy of Holies,’ the triangle becomes closed at the bottom and opened upward.
The letter ‘W,’ then, or VV, represents the earthly or Adam man, the material body and the lower mind.
The letter ‘O,’ the sixteenth letter of the alphabet, written Ayin, in Hebrew, has somewhat the same meaning as the first letter, but in a deeper sense alludes to a material building, an operation in the visible and material world. ‘The materialization of God, the Holy Spirit, the entrance of the Holy Spirit into the visible world,’ the Tarot tells us. Since God, One, is individual or undivided and undifferentiated, to manifest in the material plane, God or THAT must divide, must become two halves of the circle, must manifest as positive and negative, male and female, electricity and magnetism. From this we deduce the expression, ‘dual power’ or ‘dual operation’ – ‘dual force.’ In astronomy this is represented by the sign Capricorn. These dual forces, operating within us, thus become the Goat, which ‘Bears away the sins of the world’ (circle-material body).”
The just read excerpt came from the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 40, which was written by Dr. George Carey.
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