The active part of the OX table.
The Original table has got this square inserted within an ochre triangle.
The OX lie between the points/angles, as
described in the essay on the original calls, and are attributed to the
elements. These follow the Air-Water-Earth-Fire pattern found in
conjunction with the serviant angels. This can be represented by
the formula AMDSh in Hebrew. The three mother letters would seem
to correspond to the triple Axis-Sphere-Heart discussed in Kaballah which
connect the parts of the soul and by extension the planes, with Earth
thrown in connecting the second and third angles which are both on the
The OX can be used for personal initiation without involving the watchtower hierarchy, but they fit with the watchtower hierarchy in the context of the 8th call and the actual building of the pillars. In this regard, it seems to be necessary to use the attribution ORO-fire-East, OIP-air-South, MPH-water-West, MOR-earth-North, and to place the upper left subquarters as the Eastern part of each tablet, the lower left the Southern, the lower right the Western, and the upper right the Northern. Note that this fits with the original version of the Great Tablet taken as facing downward.
Three Phases of OX.
In the first phase, one forms a
cube about oneself, calling the names for the element from top to bottom
to form the walls in the East, South, West, North, Below, and Above in
that order. One also calls upon NESIKAERBATA when forming the Fire,
Earth, and Water cubes, and upon OEOOAGNATION when forming the Water and
Air cubes. The cube is made of energy of the appropriate element
and energy permeated by the influence of the two points which enters from
above. If the watchtowers are being included,
the subquarter crosses go with four sides of the cube in the directions
listed above. The seniors are then paired with the sides of the
cubes as follows (they seem to move around between possible attributions):
In the third phase, the 26 spirits
form pillars in the first point which provide a connection to the higher
levels they have just been connecting. NESIKAERBATA's pillar reaches
to the center of the Earth. The purpose of the OX is to allow the influence
of the higher points to flow down into the world.
If the watchtower hierarchy is included, the pillars stretch from the
point of working to the point opposite on the Earth. The first four
names in each set give pillars extending in the East, South, West, and
North respectively. Those extending north and south pass through
the poles and continue to the opposite point. Those extending east
and west form great circles over the surface of the globe which are tangent
to the latitude lines at the point of working and point opposite.
These employ the angels and god-names of the corresponding subquarters
in constructing their pillars, though the details are unclear. The
fifth in each group stretches straight down through the Earth to the point
opposite and the last does the reverse. Each of these seems to have to
go around the Earth's core. OEOOAGNATION binds the pillars in each
direction together and strengthens the lot. NESIKAERBATA extends
into the core.
Also found in the OX tablet are the names
of the stooping dragon and his four ministers. The dragon's name
OSGAOGNMAA is found in the center of the tablet as follows: