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Netzach



Netzach, Hebrew NtzCh, "victory," is the seventh Sephirah of the Kabbalah Tree of Life, located on the bottom of the Pillar of Mercy.

Universal symbolism:

Name of God: YHVH TzBAVTh, Tetragrammation Tzabaoth (Lord of Armies)
Archangel: HANIAL, Haniel, (Grace of God)
Angelic Host: ThRShIShIM Tarshishim (Brilliant Ones)
Astrological Correspondence: NVGH, Nogah (Venus)
Tarot Correspondence: The four Sevens of the pack
Elemental Correspondence: Fire
Magical Image: A beautiful naked woman
Additional Symbols: The rose
Additional Title: The Gate of the Mysteries
Colors:
in Atziluth - amber,
in Briah - emerald,
in Yetzirah - bright yellow-green,
in Assiah - olive flecked with gold
Correspondence in the Microcosm: The emotions, as part of Ruach
Correspondence in the Body: The left hip
Grade of Initiation: 4=7, Philosophus
Qlippoth: AaRB TzRQ A'arab Tzereq (the Ravens of Dispersion)

Text from the Thirty-two Paths of Wisdom corresponding to this Sephirah: "The Seventh Path is called the Occult Intelligence because it is the refulgent splendor of all intellectual virtues, which are perceived by the eyes of the intellect and the contemplation of faith."

Emanating from Netzach, Netsah, is divine victory, a male, all active and positive power of the creator, which produces all manifested worlds in giving life to all beings and things by "extension, multiplication and force." From Netzach issues pure life composed of light and bliss, with which it fills everything born from the illusory or cosmic "multiplication" of the One.

This divine "victory" power does not function alone, but must be accompanied by the opposed and complementary divine "glory," feminine in essence, emanating from the Sephirah Hod. This female quality is the receptive and negative power of the creator, which separates, forms, and transforms all the worlds produced indifferently by Netzach. A.G.H.


Sources:

Greer, John Michael. The New Encyclopedia of the Occult. St. Paul, MN, Llewellyn Worldwide. p. 328
Schaya, Leo, The Universal Meaning of the Kabbalah, Secaucus, NJ, University Books. 1971. pp. 64-65