In our work with the Knight of Cups, we are primarily bringing him (her?) into relationship with the 8th Arcanum, Justice. In terms of practice, this is related to the upward stream from the right shoulder (Peace) to the right side of the head (Light), the quality of Balance, and the Hebrew letter Chet. It is also related to the 8th portion of the Grail Knight’s Practice: “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”, specifically the 2nd level of trespass (Desire) which is healed by the second level of communion (Honey) and the second healing miracle (the Nobleman’s Son).
We continue to invoke our conversations with the mantra SHE FEELS in the region of the heart, as well as the second portion of the Inner Radiance Sequence (the seven stages of the Passion).
We are also reading from Revelation 17: 16-18, and 18: 1-6:
“And the ten horns that you saw, and the beast, these will hate the whore, and will render her desolate and naked, and will eat her fleshes, and will consume her with fire; For God placed it in their hearts to accomplish his purpose, and to accomplish a single purpose, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until God’s words shall be completed. And the woman whom you saw is the great city that holds reign over the kings of the earth.”
Thereafter I saw another angel descending out of heaven who had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his glory. And he cried out in a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen, Babylon the Great, and she has become a habitation of daemonic beings and a prison for every impure spirit and a prison for every bird that is impure [and a prison for every beast that is impure] and detested, Because all the gentiles have drunk of the wine of the vehemence of her whoring, and the kings of the earth have whored with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from her power and wanton luxuriance.” And I heard another voice out of heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you might not share communion in her sins, and might not suffer any of her calamities, For her sins have been heaped up to heaven, and God has remembered her injustices. Requite her even as she has requited, and redouble it, twice times her own deeds; in the cup she has mixed, mix twice as much for her.”