The Neurosis Train to Geburah Part 1

Posted: December 21, 2011 in Musick, Uncategorized

In my Qabalistic working I am calling the Ladder of Swords I work towards the 5 of Swords: Defeat. This is also Geburah in the Qabalistic tree of life. This is the triangle begun with Thiphereth. This is HGA territory. Geburah is a place of holy anger. Holy fire. Where righteousness springs forth.

In my own journal I have recorded this about Geburah:

Geburah is judgment. It is Karma. Geburah is truth.

Geburah is the casting out of impedance.

Geburah is judgment.

Geburah is a Martian Sephiroth!

According to Qabalah: A Magical Primer by John Bonner:  “The primary function of the 5th Sephirah is to strengthen and direct the creative impulse, adding the element of discipline necessary for its eventual manifestation.”

According to Bonner Geburah is a feminine sphere, in spite of all its masculine attributes. This is like a Valkarie.


A war goddess.

Geburah is the Sephiroth of Nietzsche.

Nietzsche endorses all of the qualities a Magus should master in Geburah.

Geburah is the fear of the Lord.

Geburah is Islam; submission.

Geburah is the home of the Seraphim.

Khamael is the Angel over Geburah, and the leader of the Seraphim.

So I am using one of my favorite metal bands Neurosis to aid me in the meditation of attaining this mindset.

Burn is the first song I master for this meditation.  Let us examine the lyrics:


You lie in the snow, cold but not dead
stare into the sun, long since its last heat

feel the freeze burn skin
salt your open wounds
a burning desire clears your eyes
a willful air fills your lungs

you choke your first breath of wildfire and ocean’s depth
climb out of your hole, see your spirit take form

this world of cold stone gives nothing in return
to those who sleep while the restless burn
there are the few driven to flame
most are content to drown in the wake of dreams

the trail lies overground
across the years fade out of light
ever growing dim to an age in the dark
grasp from your soul a don’t let it steal your eyes

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