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d54 150 150 John Sandbach

Taurus 24. A man cataloging thousands of different types of microbes.(Omega Symbol)Interacting/Responsible

(Degree Angel Name: Nithael (NIT-ha-EL) The Death of Death, Rejuvenation and Eternal Youth)


You have a desire to completely and thoroughly understand the world around you. You sense all sorts of helping as well as harmful influences at work in the world, and are desirous of comprehending their workings. You are at your best when you use this knowledge to help others, rather than getting entranced with knowledge purely for its own sake.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A man with no mouth.” This image seems, of course, on first glance as a handicap. But the man has obviously made it to adulthood (he’s not a child) without eating. So the image is about a very deep and primitive form of independence. It also implies that the individual is beyond words, is, instead, a person of action – one who favors direct, hands-on engagement rather than needing to verbally express thoughts and ideas.

The Kabbalah tells us of the great importance of even very small things, and so this researcher into microbes is highly observant, and, like Sherlock Holmes, can deduce much from scant information, can turn what seems like a very little into a great richness.

Pleiadian Symbol:A shaman’s bag full of many objects to be used for healing. The collection of many diverse methods to handle any and all situations.

Azoth Symbol: On the summer solstice at sunrise a seer observes an important omen. Acute awareness of ways to foster growth and of the potential problems inherent in doing this.

Seed degree: Capricorn 8. A river passes through a deep, narrow canyon full of shadows. (Omega Symbol). Passingthrough such darkness, limitation and uncertainty we come into a desire to look more deeply into the hidden aspects of life to understand its inner workings.

A snake charmer. (Chandra Symbol). Tracking clearly and intently with energies as they move through our life we deeply learn the value of silence, and tap into the source of inner sustainment.

Fulfillment degree: Virgo 5. With a loud explosion, a tiny black hole collides with earth. (Omega Symbol). So many tiny bits of information gleaned over time eventually create an eruption of profound inspiration.

A skull on a pole at the entrance of a dark wood. (Chandra Symbol). Transcending both talk and the endless search to satisfy basic needs, we push beyond fears and enter the deeper regions of our hidden self.


Spores and viruses, bacteria, molds, fungi, yeasts, diatoms and one-celled animals, he wandered the zoo in a drop of water where lurked citizens of all sorts, psychopaths and murderers included.

Taking his eyes away from the glass he became an invisible giant – felt or vaguely sensed by some down there, but unknown and unbelieved in by most, a mere mythical being.

Azoth Symbol

Everything is an omen. Reality is a book that speaks of itself in all its parts. We are inclined to think that important omens will always come in a dramatic or strikingly unusual form, so that they will capture our attention. But the closer we observe what is around us the more we may read the subtle omens, the plain, humble ones that might otherwise pass unnoticed.

One day, at sunrise on the summer solstice in the year 696 Irnad was sitting on a rock to observe the day’s beginning and happened to see a random pattern of sticks lying at his feet forming the letters “a” and”n”. For the rest of the day those letters kept coming back to him in his imagination, and so that night he wrote them on a fresh page of his journal. Immediately he found himself completing the word “Annals” followed by the words “of Magic.” Thus he began his greatest work, the 20 volume “Annals of Magic,” written partially in prose, partly in poetry and containing within it thousands of stories and histories of the great magicians of Aab.

To quote from this text, (Vol. XVII, page 238), “We live in a vast book. When you move through the forest and disturb the pattern of leaves there, when you pick up an interesting rock and put it down in a different location, you are editing and revising the book. Our every act, our every thought, rewrites the book, and does so in just the exact way it needs to be modified. My advice is, keep reading, enjoy what you read, and never forget that as you are reading, you write.”


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