I did the Morning Offering and then got myself ready for the day. Today the Ra quote comes from 99.6:
“Questioner: We now have an additional set of tarot images. We will refer to them as the Royal Road images, since that’s the name of the book they came from. They are similar to, but in some instances different from, the C.C. Zain images. Which of these two sets are closer to Ra’s original intention? And if they are mixed, let me know that.
Ra: I am Ra. The principle which moves in accordance with the dynamics of teach/learning with most efficiency is constancy. We could explore the archetypical mind using that set of images produced by the one known as Fathman, or we could use those which have been used.
In point of fact, those which are being used have some subtleties which enrich the questioning. As we have said, this set of images is not that which we gave. This is not material. We could use any of a multitude of devised tarot sets. Although this must be at the discretion of the questioner, we suggest the maintaining of one and only one set of distorted images to be used for the querying and note that the images you now use are good.”
We weren’t able to get permission from the Church of Light to publish their tarot images that were drawn by C.C. Zain and which were the images that we had used to question Ra about the tarot and the archetypical mind. So while Carla and I were in Washington, D.C. on other business in 1982, I went to the Library of Congress and found the book, The Royal Road, by George Fathman, which was published in 1951 and which had its own images of the tarot that were similar to the C.C. Zain deck. Since they were that old, they were in the public domain which meant that we were free to use them without having to get anyone’s permission. We asked Ra if we could use this deck of images in questioning them about the tarot. Ra said that they could use any of a number of tarot decks, but the best idea would be to stay with one deck all the way through our questioning and that the deck we were using was good.
So we continued to question with the C.C. Zain deck in questioning Ra about the archetypical mind. As we questioned Ra in detail about the various portions of each image of the mind archetypes, we discovered that some of them were astrological in origin which Ra considered distortions of their original tarot. In 88.23, Ra went into some detail to reveal how the astrological portions of the Major Arcana of the tarot came to be included with their creation of the tarot and how they felt these astrological images were not appropriate:
Questioner: You mentioned earlier that the tarot was a method of divination. Would you explain that?
Ra: I am Ra. We must first divorce the tarot as a method of divination from this Major Arcana as representative of twenty-two archetypes of the archetypical mind.
The value of that which you call astrology is significant when used by those initiated entities which understand, if you will pardon the misnomer, the sometimes intricate considerations of the Law of Confusion. As each planetary influence enters the energy web of your sphere, those upon the sphere are moved much as the moon which moves about your sphere moves the waters upon your deeps.
Your own nature is water in that you as mind/body/spirit complexes are easily impressed and moved. Indeed, this is the very fiber and nature of your journey and vigil in this density: to not only be moved but to instruct yourself as to the preferred manner of your movement in mind, body, and spirit.
Therefore, as each entity enters the planetary energy web each entity experiences two major planetary influxes: that of the conception—which has to do with the physical, yellow-ray manifestation of the incarnation—and that of the moment you call birth when the breath is first drawn into the body complex of chemical yellow ray.
Thus those who know the stars and their configurations and influences are able to see a rather broadly drawn map of the country through which an entity has traveled, is traveling, or may be expected to travel, be it upon the physical, the mental, or the spiritual level. Such an entity will have developed abilities of the initiate which are normally known among your peoples as psychic or paranormal.
When the archetypes are shuffled into the mix of astrologically oriented cards which form the so-called Court Arcana and Minor Arcana, these archetypes become magnetized to the psychic impressions of the one working with the cards, and thusly become instruments of a linkage between the practitioner of the astrological determinations and divinations and the one requesting information.
Oft times such archetypical representations will appear in such a manner as to have seemingly interesting results, meaningful in configuration to the questioner. In and of themselves the Major Arcana have no rightful place in divination, but rather are tools for the further knowledge of the self by the self for the purpose of entering a more profoundly, acutely realized present moment.
In order to have a more accurate tarot deck we removed all of the astrological facets of each card, and had the first seven archetypes of the mind re-drawn by a good friend in Atlanta. We were able to put these images in Book Four of The Law of One.
It seems that over the years the Church of Light that was originally located in Los Angeles, California moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 2009 they redrew the tarot deck created by C.C. Zain in 1937 and colored all of the cards so that their current deck is quite different from the original deck that we questioned Ra about. They now call this deck the Brotherhood of Light Egyptian Tarot. In fact, you cannot find that original deck anywhere now. I am assuming that the Church of Light is under new management with different ideas about the Egyptian tarot than the folks had when the Church of Light was located in Los Angeles.
Today at noon I returned to Jonathan Tong’s Seattle Law of One Study Group for another Q & A session. As always the questions that he and his study group asked were full of insight and often also quite fun. These are all serious seekers of truth who have been studying the Law of One for some time and are always eager to have my perceptions of different areas of the Ra contact.
This afternoon I went outside and pumped a quarter of the water out of the fish pond, and while the pond was refilling I fertilized all of the water lilies and also got the fountain raised a few inches higher so that its stream of water goes higher and further which creates more oxygen in the water for the fish to breathe. While the pond was refilling I did a good deal of weeding in the hollyhock garden. I also removed many of the hollyhock leaves which look like they have leaf rust again this year. There must be something in the soil that causes leaf rust because last year I planted the hollyhocks from seed, and this year I planted small hollyhock plants that I bought at a local nursery. My last job was to use my big mower to cut the grass.
From A Book of Days, channeled by Carla L. Rueckert:
Turn From Judgment
I greet you in the holy name of Jesus the Christ. I am the spirit of that consciousness of divine love which speaks to the world.
It has been some time since this instrument has opened itself to the utter peace of total non-judgment.
It is easy to see prejudice outside of the self and to recommend that prejudice be removed. The mundane justice of these thoughts comes across clearly to most seeking souls. Yet these same souls often have anger, resentment, guilt and other negative feelings about themselves.
Does the consciousness of love accept this prejudice of self against self? Surely not. For it is the instruction of Jesus the Christ to love the self and the neighbor as the self.
The beginning of peace lies within, at the cessation of self-judgment and the surrendering of that un-judged, holy and ready-to-be-potentiated self to the consciousness of compassion, joy, peace and love.
Turn from judgment. Live in peace. And be a light for the world.
I leave you in peace, both now and evermore. Amen.
I said the prayer at the Gaia Meditation tonight:
We come in the name of Love and open our hearts, our minds, and our souls to send love, light, and healing energies to Mother Earth as she brings forth a New Earth in fourth density. We ask that the infinite love, light, and healing energies of the One Infinite Creator heal the heart of each soul in pain on Earth tonight. May all souls on Earth feel our love, light, and healing energies in their hearts, in their minds, and in their souls. Amen.