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Amprodias ~ Fool
Zamradiel ~ Lovers
Characith ~ Chariot
Temphioth ~ Lust
Yamatu ~ Hermit
Kurgasiax ~ Fortune
Lafcursiax ~ Justice
Malkunofat~Hanged Man
Niantiel ~ Death
Saksaksalim ~ Art
A'ano'nin ~Devil
Parfaxitas ~Tower
Tzuflifu ~ Emperor
Qulielfi ~ Moon
Raflifu ~ Sun

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© Linda Falorio, 1995

The shamanic journey into Amenta undertaken for personal and planetary healing/regeneration brings profound awareness of mind-spirit-matter wholeness.

The Shadow Tarot

"Also the Priest veiled himself, lest his glory be profaned, lest his word be lost in the multitude."

Aleister Crowley, Liber CCXXXI

"The 20th Tunnel is under the aegis of Yamatu whose name should be intoned in the key of 'F', in lower register and with sighing or murmuring undertones . . .

"The sigil of Yamatu is a secret cypher of Set. It exhibits the inverted cross which signifies the downward passage or crossing into Amenta . . . "

Kenneth Grant, Nightside of Eden


excerpted from . . .

The Shadow Tarot 

© Linda Falorio, 1995

The passage into the Tunnel of Yamatu is shown in cross-section. Above is a circle of standing stones, symbolic of the God Set upon whose sigil they rest, and which serves as threshold into the forbidden realm below. From ancient times stones such as these, the Callanish Stones of Outer Hebrides, Scotland, have been raised to serve as Gates through which the Great Old Ones of the Outer Void might enter human consciousness. The central altar has been engraved with names of Them From Outside human space and time. It is the Stone Seat, the Throne of Isis upon which the magician rests, where s/he takes the god-form of Hoor-paar-kraat, hand making the Sign of Silence, and ready to enter the dark realm of Amenta via the manual magick of the VIIIo.

Above drift pentagons of light, reminders of the quintile traditions of the Old Ones. These are products of the above operation, the Stones being Astral Machines, condensers of the Light, generators of electromagnetic energy, and capable through proper alignment, and activation when looped into a circuit with biological systems, to open a space into Universe B. Such stones in proper energy alignment can also be used to raise storms, or, to eliminate them, the disruptive, poisonous orgone energy being sucked into the earth, neutralized and cleansed.

Typhon, Great and Terrible Mother, Great Lady of the Place Below, Guardian and Avenger of the ravaged Earth seethes below in Hades. As bird-headed Medusa with petrifying gaze, it is She who paralyzes with the Eyes of Death those who dare to seek the mysteries of Death-in-Life and Life-in-Death, yet fail to take the Warrior's Path of courage. Unable to face this knowledge of the dark-starred Chaos at the heart of matter lying just beyond the brink of consciousness, these unfortunates become locked into the slow, inexorable motion of unconscious matter in Ereskigal's dark realm.


The need for work with the energies of Yamatu is suggested when we find disregard for the Earth and Earth energies, coupled with the belief that the earth is inert matter to be disposed of at our whim, that nature can and must be tamed. When we are lacking in awareness of our bodies, we lack real connection with the environment. We may then begin to feel that Man is supreme in the Universe, that human consciousness and rational thought are paramount, that technology can solve our problems, that somehow everything can be fixed for our convenience. We may even come to believe that there are no inimical powers in the universe, and that we are alone in possessing the gift of life. Here too, we may find that inability to see the spark of life in matter which begets materialist philosophies, and the unspoken fear of Hell and dying which results in the application of technologies to preserve the body from death without regard to the human spirit.

When we have begun to channel the power of the Tunnel of Yamatu, we gain awareness of Earth magicks and Gaia ecology, we gain understanding of Earth meridians and ley lines, and the principles of feng shui. We gain the ability to activate the ancient power sites, to cleanse black water lines and psychic atmospheres, and the ability to work with healing crystals. In such intimate awareness of mind-body wholeness lies the power of self-healing, there is regeneration found through turning inward to tap the profound healing power of meditation.

In the Tunnel of Yamatu, we find the power of movement between the worlds. Here we find the ability to face the Lurker on the Threshold and undertake the healing shamanic journey. Here we undertake the dream quest to the forbidden Underworld on behalf of ourselves and others, to return what has been lost, to bring back what is needed of ancient archetypal consciousness, and to bravely apprehend foreshadowings of far-flung future selves. Here we learn to find and dance the power animal.

Related also is the planet Chiron, crystals in general, and fluorite in particular.

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