As you know, with each Sephiroth we can associate categories of gods and goddesses. This is another example where we can take the quality of the sphere, its essence, its resonance, and seek out the matching qualities, essences, resonances in something else. In this case specifically gods and goddesses. We can use this to find deeper meaning in the sphere and also find connections between the different gods and goddesses.
In Netzach, we are looking at the essence of venus, the Victory, unselfishness and the titles of Firmness, Valour, Eternity, Triumph.
Exercise: Which gods and/or goddesses do you feel resonate with these concepts?
Name of Power Exercise:
The name of power associated with Netzach is Yahveh Tzabaoth (Lord of Hosts). The Lord (or Lady) of the multitudes, the armies, the guests? And yet it means more than that, as we see from this quote from The Witches Qabala by Ellen Cannon Reed:
“Never mind how it translates. What it means is the opposite of “E Pluribus Unum”, “out of the many, one.” It means “out of the one, many.”
Compare this name to the name of power for Hod, Elohim Tzabaoth, which translates to God/dess of Hosts.
Play with vibrating the Name of Power: Yahveh Tzabaoth. Do this in a meditative state. Do it several, many, lots of times, use it as a mantra to take you into an altered state of consciousness where you become open to the energies and the experience, more than the thoughts of the experience.
Allow the resonance to connect with something inside you, physical and metaphysical. Vibrating names is done by opening up the throat and mouth, allowing the sound to come from deep inside of you and then allowing the vowels of the words you are vibrating to become very long, extended in time and space. Listen to this short clip for a sense of what it is like. And remember to explore the sounds, how you want to make them, how they impact you.
Name of Power: Yahveh Tzabaoth (Lord of Hosts)
After vibrating the name for the Lord of Hosts, reconsider the deities you associate with Netzach, with venus, with Victory and the titles of Firmness, Valour, Eternity, Triumph. Do they resonate with the name of power? Is there another deity you would add? Perhaps one you would remove from your list?
Write down your deity associations on the Netzach Associations sheet from section 1.0 or the Netzach-General Notes sheet.
Goddesses & Gods
Having difficulty figuring out which goddesses or gods you would associate here? Here’s a few suggestions to explore: Venus, Ishtar, Aphrodite, Hathor, Rhiannon, Niamh, Olwen, Bhavani, Freya, Nike, Xochipilli, Kokopelli, Baldur, Alalahe, Kama, Lofn, Mariana, Ursuli, Turan and more.