Hamsa: Healing Hand (Reiki)

Thoth Tarot, The Hermit (Yod, The Hand)

This morning I had a vision of divine beings healing with their palms.

In the center of each their palms, was a living eye, bright as the sun.

the two eyes are a dream created manifest of the one
that can be entered through the open eye of any other
trees, skies, animals, stars; each one by only vision be
and as we careless pass them by they watch us unseen
sending living energies of the winds for us to breathe,
communication not meant for hearing, but for healing
despite our mind designed to cast sharp divisive spells
our ‘knowing’ is but the algae surface of a water well
crows cawing dogs barking babbling brooks quivering
the noise above conceals the the music that flows below
your body floating upon these waters too dark to know,
but soul stands upon the bottom of this blue healing sea
absorbing the love and light of the animals of a holy see.

“When seeking a definition from a more spiritual context, we find that Rei can be defined as the Higher Intelligence that guides the creation and functioning of the universe. Rei is a subtle wisdom that permeates everything, both animate and inanimate. This subtle wisdom guides the evolution of all creation ranging from the unfolding of galaxies to the development of life. On a human level, it is available to help us in times of need and to act as a source of guidance in our lives. Because of its infinite nature, it is all knowing. Rei is also called God and has many other names depending on the culture that has named it.

Ki is the non-physical energy that animates all living things. Ki is flowing in everything that is alive including plants, animals and humans. When a person’s Ki is high, they will feel strong, confident, and ready to enjoy life and take on it’s challenges. When it is low, they will feel weak and are more likely to get sick. We receive Ki from the air we breath, from food, sunshine, and from sleep. It is also possible to increase our Ki by using breathing exercises and meditation. When a person dies, their Ki leaves the physical body. Ki is also the Chi of China, the prana of India, the Ti or Ki of the Hawaiians, and has also been called odic force, orgone, bioplasma and life force.”

William Rand, https://www.reiki.org/reikinews/whatislg.html

Cups (Netzach)

It is a wholesome reminder of the fatal ease with which a Sacrament may be profaned and prostituted.

– Aleister Crowley, The Book of Thoth
Rider Waite, Seven of Cups
Rider Waite, Seven of Cups
Thoth Tarot, Seven of Cups, Debauch
Thoth Tarot, Seven of Cups, Debauch

when the rain falls they long to capture it all
buckets and cups they place quite strategically
not to drink but to preserve their passing desires
hoping to entomb the life that blooms and expires

for if they drink, the water will return to the earth
for if they drink not, the water will return to the air
What wave have you seen within their shallow wells?
In what cups has the moon conjured her wild swells?

so they fill themselves with their glory and their fame,
money, lusts, devil’s serpents, manors, bonding chains,
cups that fill without needing random cloud’s releasing
distant, dark, sadly detached from nature’s river streaming