The Cube of Space
Since ancient times, the cube has been a symbol of Truth, Order, and the
physical plane. According to "The Book of Formation", the manifested universe is
represented as a cube. In Tarot
Key 7 (The Chariot), we see a representation of the cube as being both a
symbol for physical embodiment, and as a vehicle for the Self. Thus, the
cube of space is a representation of the Universe as a vehicle for the One
Self's expression and experience.
This Cube has the following properties:
- The six faces of this cube and its interior center are assigned to the
seven double letters of the Hebrew alphabet, and thus also to the seven
interior holy planets, the seven metals of alchemy, and the seven tarot keys:
||The High Priestess
||Wheel of Fortune
- The three interior co-ordinates correspond to the three Hebrew mother
||The Hanged Man
- The twelve boundary lines represent the twelve simple Hebrew letters, the twelve
signs of the Zodiac, and to the twelve remaining tarot keys:
A study of the spatial relationships of the Hebrew letters (and thus Tarot
Keys) to one another on the Cube can reveal a deeper understanding of the
Tarot and of the underlying order of the Universe:
Note that the Cube of Space also has a "flow" involved with it, in that there
is a flow of energy along the edges of the cube from one tarot key to
another. This "flow" reveals much about how the Tarot keys
inter-relate to one another.
The following diagram is a representation of the cube, where it has been
"flattened" in 2 dimensions in order to show the edges more
clearly. It is interesting that, given this representation, the cube looks
like an electrical circuit with the faces of Above (K1:Magician) and East
(K3:Empress) acting as the battery or pump which drives the rest of the
For example, note that K17 (The Star, representing the aspect of
consciousness known as Revelation) partakes of the following qualities:
is a combination of South (K19,Sun, The Sun, Regeneration) and Above
(K1, Mercury, Magician, Self Consciousness).
(K17) is the result of the Higher Self (Sun) making itself communicable
(Mercury) to the Self Conscious.
(Temperance, Verification) and K13 (Death, Transformation) flow into the
vertex, out of which K17 flows.
corresponds to the Hebrew letter Nun, meaning "Fish". K14
corresponds to the Hebrew letter Samekh, meaning "prop" or
support. K17 is Tzaddi, meaning "Fish Hook"; that which
draws the Fish out of the water.
Revelation requires the support of the Higher Self (a.k.a. the Holy
Guardian Angel of K14) in order for us to land the Fish (the wellspring of
(The Star, Revelation) combines with K5 (The Hierophant, Intuition) at the
bottom vertex to form K6 (The Lovers, Discrimination) which flows out of
is Intuition, the revealer of the mysteries; and K17 is the Revelation
which is revealed. The Revealer plus the Revelation are both
required in order for us to see clearly and establish the Inner Harmony
(K6) which is love.
See also the table of correspondences
for additional attributions of the Tarot Keys.
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For further reading, the following books are recommended:
Kevin Townley's "The Cube of Space"
David Allen Hulse's "New Dimensions for the Cube of