4. Chesed


The Fourth Path is called the Cohesive or Receptive Intelligence because it contains all the Holy Powers, and from it emanate all the spiritual virtues with the most exalted essences. They emanate one from another by virtue of the Primordial Emanation, the Highest Crown, Kether.

WorldColorDivine AspectTarot Card
AtziluthDeep violetElFour of Wands: Perfected work
BriahBlueTzadkiel ("Righteousness of God")Four of Cups: Pleasure
YetzirahDeep purpleChasmalim ("The Shining Ones")Four of Swords: Rest from strife
AssiahDeep azure, flecked yellowTzedek ("Righteousness"), JupiterFour of Pentacles: Earthly power

Titles:Gedulah, Love, Majesty
Symbols:The solid figure, Tetrahedron, Pyramid, Equal-armed Cross, Orb, Wand, Sceptre, Crook
Body:The left arm
Virtue:ObedienceVice:Bigotry, Hypocrisy, Gluttony, Tyranny
Spiritual Experience:Vision of Love
Magical Image:A mighty crowned and throned king
Gods:Osiris, Zeus. Jupiter, Odin, Dagda, Inner Plane Adepti