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Term: netzach


Netzach: The seventh Sephirah of the cabalistic Tree of Life, the lowest Sephirah on the Pillar of Mercy. The term is a Hebrew word meaning "Victory." It represents the archetype of the number 7, the raw creative aspect of the Godhead. It corresponds to the divine name YHVH Tzabaoth, the archangel Haniel, the angelic choir called Elohim (gods), and Nogah, or heavenly Sphere of Venus.
source: Godwin's Cabalistic Encyclopedia, by David Godwin

Netzach: The beams of Chesed and of Tiphareth meet in Netzach and thence in Netzach arises a green, pure, brilliant, liquid, and gleaming like an emerald. And the Sphere of its operations is that of Nogah of External Splendour, producing zeal, love, harmony, and it ruleth the Sphere of Action of the Planet Venus and the nature of the vegetable World. And Jehovah Tzabaoth is a God of Hosts and of Armies, of Triumph and of Victory, ruling the Universe in justice and Eternity. And its Archangel Hanial is the Prince of Love and Harmony, and the Name of the Order of Angels is Elohim or Gods who are also called the Order of Principalities. The Angel Cerviel is also referred unto this Sephira.
source: The Golden Dawn, by Israel Regardie


The seventh sephirah on the Tree of Life, Victory. It is located at the bottom of the Pillar of Mercy.

  • God Name: Tetragrammton Tzabaoth (Lord of Armies)
  • Archangel: Hanial
  • Angelic Host: Tarshishim
  • Astrological Correspondence: Venus
  • Body: the left hip
  • Colors: in Atziluth: amber, in Briah: emerald, in Yetzirah: bright yellow green, in Assiah: olive flecked with gold.
  • Consciousness: the Emotions, as part of Ruach, (the Conscious Self)
  • Element: Fire
  • Magical Image: a beautiful naked woman
  • Symbol: the rose
  • Tarot: The four Sevens


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The 18th Major Arcanum image: a dog and a wolf baying at the rising moon by a body of water, or an owl flying beneath a full moon over water with swimming fish Hebrew letter: Qoph Divinatory meaning: delusion, the unknown, intuition Path on the ...
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Analysis of the Death Card of the Tarot
The Death Card in the Tarot The 13th Major Arcanum  image: Skeleton as the Grim Reaper Hebrew letter: Nun Divinatory meaning: change, transformation 24th path on the Tree of Life connecting Netzach to Tiphareth.  Qabalistic ...
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Four Divisions of the Soul
As pictured on the Tree of Life, these levels are: Neschmah, which is itself divided into three parts Yechidah (the superego), centered in Kether, is our Divine Self Chia, centered in Chokmah, is our True Will Neschamah, centered in Binah, is ...
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