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Alchemical Study Group - One


(From the Book)

One. According to the Pythagoreans, one is the monad, the One, the Allness, the Unity. It is the Unus Mundus, God, the beginning and end of all things, the Source and the Mystic Center. It is the spiritual unity which unites everything. One has within it both male and female principles, which spring from it in subsequent numbers. One added to an even number makes an odd, or masculine number, and one added to an odd number makes an even, or feminine number. No number can exist without one.

The number one in the Tarot, represented by the Magician in the Major Arcana and the aces in the Minor Arcana, points to beginnings, creation, light and matters of spirit and mind. It is an auspicious number, ushering in the promise of fulfillment and optimism.
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