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Netzah, or Eternity, does this task. The vital forces of the body, controlled by Hod, the voluntary processes, make the pen move over the paper. Netzah knows its job instinctively while Hod, trained in mental and physical reflex, focuses the acquired knowledge or language into what will be intelligible sentences. Yesod, or the Foundation, which is an amalgam of all that has gone before, organises the whole operation in a personal style and reflects back what has been written, while retaining a memory image for reference.
It could be thought, or psychological illumination, or even in animals as primitive spirit. It is however discernible as the subtlest materiality present in the physical body. The electrical fields within living cells might only be the crudest description of a vibratory process emanating from the DNA molecules composing and governing them. These molecules in turn may only be the printed circuits for receiving that curious TREE AND MAN 49 influx of energy known as Life, for it is apparent that when any organism is cut off from Nature or the vital radiance of the Sun it droops from lack of stimulating input, and with complete deprivation of whatever fire on earth is, it dies.
Of the planet Mars we know little except its apparent movements are sudden and occasionally erratic, sometimes TREE AND GODS drawing remarkably close to the Earth, at others pulling right away, his red face is just detected as an unflickering point. This is very much like day to day emotion, and while one should not parallel the analogue too closely it is interesting, that next to Venus or Netzah, Mars is the closest planet to the Earth. Jupiter occupies the position of Hesed on the Tree of Life.