Monday 10th June 2019: (5) Hierophant

Our work does not end with the mystical vision of the consummation of all things in the divine dance of the (21) World which we were contemplating yesterday. The vision must be transmitted to the people in the forms of blessings and teachings as if we were priests after the order of Melchizedek, who is both the King of Peace and the priest of the Most High God, possessor of Heaven and Earth.

That is to say, that when we are in alignment with Melchizedek, when we have pacified our inner turmoil, we may attain a mystical insight into the unity of all things, “as above, so below,” or “in earth as it is in heaven,” which is transmitted through Melchizedek as the “possession” of Heaven and Earth, the Macrocosm and the Microcosm, and it is that unity of vision which “delivers thine enemies into thy hand.”

The Hebrew letter associated with the fifth arcana is “hey” which has the meaning of “behold,” while the verb “hayah” means “to be” or “to exist.” Thus the Hierophant not only blesses us but also shows us the way things are through the dual keys of liturgy and sacrament, just as Melchizedek does with Abram:

And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand.

Genesis 14: 18-20

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