ROSE CROSS  - page 2   copyright  2005



                Note that Power and Mercy sit opposite each other, on the left and right shoulder, and that between them is the heart. The heart is what brings balance between power and mercy. Mercy is nothing without power, but true power comes when one can show mercy. Together they strengthen and balance each other. You will see this type of relationship in the Tree of Life in many forms.

               The relationship between Kether and Malkuth has similarities, with the Heart in the middle as a balancing point.

             The Tree is JUST a MAP, not the territory of the Spiritual world. However, it's the best map known to Western Civilization because it recognizes extremes and shows the value of balancing them without abandoning them.