Note: this describes a series of workings undertaken at Cheth House from the fall of 1999 to the spring of 2000. Further workings are in preparation.
One of the earliest Qabalistic texts, the Sepher Yetzirah, describes God's formation of the universe out of ten numbers (the Sephiroth, or spheres of the Tree of Life) and the paths connecting them:
"Twenty-two Foundation Letters
231 is the number of unique pairs that can be made from the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. It is also the number of Aleister Crowley's Liber Arcanorum ion Atu iou Tahuti quas Vidit Asar in Amennti, which, while describing the sequence of the Trump cards of the Tarot deck as a universal formula, outlines a method for embodying the profound meanings of the paths of the Tree of Life as a lived reality.
Cheth House offers a weekly series of pathworkings seeking to penetrate the mysteries of Liber Arcanorum. Each Thursday, we explore one of the paths of the Tree and its associated Tarot Trump. The workings combine traditional Golden Dawn correspondences with Tibetan ritual techniques and a meditative practice from the Sepher Yetzirah.
Interested participants are invited to come to Cheth House in North Berkeley (call 510-525-0666 for directions and schedule) with a small sitting cushion and--optionally--a small offering to the path of the evening, such as a poem, a brief reading, a drawing, or a gemstone.
"The Atu of Tahuti, who is the Lord of Wisdom, are also called Keys. They are guides to conduct. They give you a map of the Kingdom of Heaven, and also the best way to take it by force." --The Book of Thoth