Thursday, April 26, 2012
32. Assisting Intelligence
The 32nd Path is called the Assisting Intelligence
. It directs the
operation of the seven planets, with their divisions, and concurs therein.
The Minor Sephiroth: Malkuth in Assiah.
The Christian Church: The Clerk in Orders.
The Tarot: Card twenty-one, the “World.”
Commentary: “The Serving Understanding. A disposer of all those that
are serving in the work of the seven planets, according to their hosts.” -
Blavatsky, “The Secret Doctrine.”
Malkuth in Assiah has also been given the title of “The Gate” and in the
Abbey arrangement is clearly seen as the “Gate” or Great West Door by which
postulants are admitted.
In Freemasonry, the 2nd Degree or “Fellow Craft” members are said to
be admitted here. Although apprentices may be also admitted here (1st Degree)
for initiation, it is sometimes said that their instruction would, in ancient times,
have been given in the lobby of the building, which is technically outside the Temple proper. This lobby
can be clearly seen in many of the Cathedral and Abbey Churches in Britain.