Sublimation, in seventy-eight steps, or First of the first

Another little side project I'm going to fit in, while doing everything else, is explore Aleister Crowley's Thoth tarot deck card-by-card. I've been using the same deck for over twenty years now. It makes sense to me, but the information is so dense! I'm hoping to distill some of it down for ease of personal use. By going through them as they manifest on the Tree of Life, including how the trumps Correspond to the Paths on the Tree, I hope to gain a little insight.

The first card, by definition, is the Ace of Wands, the Root of the Powers of Fire.
In The Book of Thoth, Crowley says, "It is the primordial Energy of the Divine manifesting in Matter at so early a stage that it is not yet definitely formulated as Will.

   Root of the Powers of Fire

Root of the Powers of Fire