Gathering Shadows Earthing The Tunnels Of Set The Problem of Evil The Web Tarot Reading The Tree of Night Tree Of Night Meditation ITALIANO ESPANOL

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

© Linda Falorio, 1995

Becoming one with all sensation, the individuality is annihilated, consciousness breaks through to paranormal awareness; via union of opposites, the Elixir is distilled.

The Shadow Tarot


"And a mighty angel appeared as a woman, pouring vials of woe upon the flames, lighting the pure stream with her brand of cursing. And the iniquity was very great."

Aleister Crowley, Liber CCXXXI

"The 25th ray illumines the Tunnel of Saksaksalim whose number is 300 and whose non-being may be induced to assume form by the vibration of a high pitched electric crackling sound in the key of 'G' sharp . . . "

". . . the Golden Dawn symbolism of the 5o = 6o Grade . . . should be studied . . . "

Kenneth Grant, Nightside of Eden


excerpted from . . .

The Shadow Tarot 

© Linda Falorio, 1995

In the Tunnel of Saksaksalim lurks a goat-headed Shadow, intrepid Worker of the Current of the Void of Infinite Space, who by stimulation of the 16 kalas x 16 marmas of the etheric body, through Atlantean Red and Black Temple work yielding 256 vibrating nodes in the web of light, has distilled rare endocrine elixirs into the cup whose base is the sigil of the ancient priestess Ayizan. By imbibing these magickally prepared elixirs, the Worker has become Gyander/AndrogynePriest/ess of Maatbisexualized, thus transcending the limitations of polarized existence.

The Ayin, Eye of Infinite Potential of the Shadow Priest/ess combining male and female, human and animal, transfixes the alchemical dragonTiamat-Kingu-Moonwith rainbow arrows of the five senses, the five jewels of the cow. Becoming one with all sensation, the individuality is annihilated in back-brain satori with the Now.

The enlightened consciousness is kindled by the Arrow's path from Moon to Sun, breaking through the Veil of Paroketh, Knot of Vishnu, manipura chakra, separation of Heaven and Earth, flowering into the eight-petalled lotus, cross-of-four-quarters plus the in-between-points through which "evil" enters dayside reality.

By Viparita karani, "remaining upside down," by retroversion of the senses, and use of the Death Posture of Austin Osman Spare, s/he traverses the Great Void, entering the Neither-Neither world of Universe B.

On the left we see the black globe of Nephthys, manifestation of non-manifestation, "the black outer shell of the world sphere," in which weaves and glows a yin-yang electron beam subjected to opposing magnetic fields. Below this is a standing stone upon a crescent: both ancient symbols of Choronzon. Upon the standing stone is carved the figure of Many-Breasted Diana, dark counterpart of Diana Virgin, Huntress of the Moon. Her accompanying Hound is the Southern constellation Canis Major, Great Dog, of which Sirius is the principal star. The other Southern stars depicted are six of the Pleiades, the unseen seventh having already made transition to Universe B.


A need to work with the energies of Saksaksalim is suggested when we encounter over identification with gender, or a fascination with as well as lack of understanding of the opposite sex. Here we may find a spirituality that identifies the body with its lusts and appetites as animal and unclean, as it fretfully holds to dayside one-pointed consciousness, blindly holding to faith in a universe of "solid" matter, which is predictable, and ultimately knowable. Here too, we may find denial of one's shadow-side, which is projected instead onto an evil, alien world, and then rebounds, generating repulsion and fear of all which is perceived as "not-I";

Among the powers are of this tunnel is spiritual transcendence through identification with the sensible objects of consciousness, along with the ability to mass energy, intelligence, sensual desire and instinctual aversion, for union with all one perceives to be one's polar opposite. Thus are united male and female, positive and negative, matter and anti-matter, left brain and right brain within oneself, in breaking through primitive mammalian consciousness to paranormal levels of awareness. Here is acceptance of Mystery, of the "chaos factor," acceptance of the Void that exists at the heart of energy/matter, and through which all continually unfolds into existence. Here is power to manipulate electromagnetic currents vital to biological life, as in the Taoist "white tiger, green dragon" tantric yogas of dual cultivation, thus producing healing elixirs for producing immortality in the living flesh.

The danger is utter physical exhaustion, danger in depletion of oneself and/or one's partner in unbalanced pursuit of the ultimate tantric union: platform orgasm with the unknowable Void.

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