Overview of Netzach
Yetziratic Text: “The Seventh Path is called the Occult Intelligence, because it is the Refulgent Splendour of the Intellectual virtues which are perceived by the eyes of the intellect, and by the contemplation of faith.”
Welcome to Month 5 and the 4th sphere on our Journey!
This month we balance our experience of last month by travelling to Netzach, the matching sphere to Hod, which is on the Pillar of Mercy, as opposed to the Pillar of Might that Hod resides in.
An interesting view, for both Hod and Netzach, is to contemplate on how Netzach, a very feminine sphere, associated with Venus, love goddesses and such, is the final sphere on the masculine pillar, the pillar of form. Why would this be so? (Hod is similarly placed at the bottom of the feminine pillar, the pillar of force, and yet is concerned with formulas, with is applying form to force.)
To add some fuel for your contemplation (which will likely make more sense after we go through the next sphere, Tifareth, so this is something we will look at closer later in the course), it is important to remember that the Tree is a path of evolution. It is constantly exploring itself and it’s own possibilities. By splitting into the two opposite pillars and spheres, it (and we) can explore itself through opposites. And yet every time we travel up (or down) the Tree into another level of it, we have a new perspective on these opposites; when we travel up, each pairing becomes a more pure aspect of its pillar, at the lower levels the pairs are greatly influenced by the spheres above and are exploring not just the purity of their opposites, but how those opposites can be blended and re-bounded and re-explored in different ways. This is a topic that will be very interesting to explore when there are more pairs to look at in comparison to this pair.
PQ-5.1 Netzach Associations
Read through the correspondences and add your own thoughts and experiences as we go through various exercises to connect with the energy of Netzach.
(DAILY) CONNECTION PRACTICE:
This meditation/connection practice should be done at least weekly and before the following exercises. To take this Work to a deeper level, do it every day, at different times, different environments, to discover the full breadth of the Victory.