By Warren Kenton
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While we know much about size, great and small, they understood depth and dimension. This is seen very clearly in twentieth-century metaphysics and its confusion. In the symbol of Mars are many ideas. Superficially he seems only to mean strife, but a closer look reveals that it always takes two to quarrel. Contention cannot be on its own. This points to the dual aspect of the God, and the Aye and Nay, the for and against, the pro and con. This is the essential quality of Gevura. At this point on the Tree decisions are continually being made, comparisons set up and selections carried out.
This cliche is more true than imagined. Without Netzah a man would not want to work. either for a new car, a fine house or a beautiful wife. This TREE AND GODS 59 force is quite different from Yesodic energy. It is biological, natural. rooted in the need to give and receive, the reciprocal arrangement observed in the cell, man and Nature as a whole. Venus always seeks that which is desirable, away from the painful, whether it is hunger or what is uncomfortable, or towards the pleasant, be it a new love or a familiar pleasure in an eternal graceful roundabout.
In this unbalanced state a man dissipates his wealth and health in indulgence, his lack of Gevura or judgement allowing complete Laissez-faire. A little less extreme is the Hesed centred intellectual who will take up an over liberal position. He will quote, usually from a secure Hesedic material situation, ideals about universal freedom and the brotherhood of man, while his less fortunate fellows are oppressed by criminals taking advantage of his lack of vigilance. TREE AND MAN 39 Gevura-outer emotion-is the counterweight in the emotional pair of opposites.
An introduction to the Cabala : tree of life by Warren Kenton