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Originally Posted by Barleywine View Post
It's been over 40 years since I last read QBL, but I don't recall being taken with Achad's logic at the time.
To be fair to Achad his initial question about the formation of the Paths on the Tree of Life is an interesting and valid one. But it's the speed with which he ditches the idea that raises an eyebrow. His proposed reversal of the Paths does appear to create a pretty pattern, but the scheme breaks down almost immediately with the placement of the Emperor on the path between Yesod and Netzach (Identical with Crowley's placement apart from the Hebrew letter - Heh.) And the reverse order above the Abyss simply does not work, which is why he ends his presentation at that point.

After going through all of that he suddenly comes up with the idea of placing the three Mother letters - Aleph, Mem, Shin - on the Middle Pillar. This forces him to make alterations on other paths as well. But where does that leave the Serpent of Wisdom? That was his original justification for making the changes in the first place.
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