Blog Posts

Can we consider Binah (the sphere of Saturn) to be equivalent to the Saturn Centre (Tav) within the centre of the Cube of Space? 

This brief note explores the conceptual similarities between the Saturn Centre within the Cube of Space (the Holy of Holies) and Binah, the Sphere of Saturn on the Tree of Life and how both divide into 6 planetary functions. The purpose of this note is to provide BOTA students ideas and insights which may assist in their meditations on the Tarot, the Cube of Space and the Tree of Life.

Tarot Key 8: Strength and the capacity for peace

Taken from the Sunday Service talk on 7 July 2024, the focus is on Tarot Key 8, Strength, and its profound symbolism. Emphasising the Intelligence of All Spiritual Activities, the talk explores how this intelligence aids in cultivating conscious awareness and intellectual perception. Through the story of a memory involving the speaker’s aunt and her volatile horse, the talk illustrates the power of strength, trust, and the conscious control of inner forces, leading to greater personal mastery and peace.

Tarot Key 13: The Final Transformation, 24th Path of Wisdom

Embark on a profound journey of self-discovery and transformation as we explore the intricacies of the 24th Path of Wisdom, encapsulated by Key 13 – Death. This path represents a pivotal stage in our spiritual evolution, offering insights into the process of shedding old paradigms and embracing new possibilities. Join us as we unravel the symbolism, delve into the alchemical principles, and navigate the twists and turns of this transformative path toward self-realization.

A Simple Technique to Memorise the Current Directions around the 12 Edges of the Cube of Space

 This blog post describes a simple technique to memorise the current flow directions within the cube of space. 

The current flow directions may be recalled by four rules, which can be invoked by remembering one key point: the symbolism within Key 6, THE LOVERS, defines the direction of East-Above. 

A Brief History of B.O.T.A by the Rev. Ann Davies

The origins of Builders of the Adytum (B.O.T.A) and the remarkable journey of its founder, Dr. Paul Foster Case. It recounts Case’s early fascination with playing cards, leading to his immersion in the esoteric realms of Tarot and Kabbalah. Through encounters with mystical guidance and personal revelations, Case embarked on a transformative path of spiritual awakening.

Tarot Key 7: The Chariot, The hedge of protection and the House of Influence.

A discussion about Tarot Key 7, the Chariot. An examination of two of the meanings that are explicit in the pictorial symbolism.