The Stolistes Cup Admission Badge grants the candidate entry into the water temple of the Sephirah Hod in the Outer Order. It is an explicit representation of the same energies found within the lamen and implement of the Stolistes. This Badge partakes in part of the symbolism of the Laver of Moses and the Sea of Solomon.
On the Tree of life, it embraces nine of the Sephiroth, exclusive of Kether. Yesod and Malkuth form the triangle below, the former the apex, the latter the base. Like the caduceus, it further represents the three elements of water, air, and fire. The crescent is the water which is above the firmament, the circle is the firmament, and the triangle the consuming fire below, which is opposed to the celestial fire symbolized by the upper part of the caduceus. The cup is a symbol of spiritual receptiveness.
If the badge is painted primarily blue, it emphasizes the element of water, to which the grade of 3=8 is attributed. If the badge is painted primarily orange, it underscores the Sephirah of Hod, which is also assigned to the Practicus grade.
Construction: wood and decoupage.
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