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The Rose Cross is associated with a number of different schools of thought, including that of the Golden Dawn, Thelema, the OTO, and the Rosicrucians (also known as the Order of the Rose Cross). Each group offers somewhat different interpretations of the symbol. This should not be surprising as magical, occult and esoteric symbols are frequently used to communicate ideas more complex than is possible to express in speech.
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The God-name of each tablet is in the centre line but split into 3 names of lengths 3, 4, & 5, giving oro, ibAh, & aozpi, etc.. Each quadrant's God-name is in that quadrant's centre cross, so Air-of-Air's are ardZa & idoigo, Earth-of-Air are Oiiit & aiaoai, and so on. Great Kings (Whirls) are formed from a clockwise spiral beginning off-centre on the middle line, producing baTaiVah for Air, iCzhihal for water, etc.. The 6 Seniors of each tablet are uncovered by reading outwards from the centre o