July 17, 2019
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The Third Sephiroth: Binah

1 of 35   What is Binah? In the natural order of things, Chokmah gives rise to Binah, the third Sephirah, Aimath the Mother, which is negative, female, and passive. Three is Binah, then, translated by “Understanding.” (Israel Regardie, A Garden of Pomegrenates, p. 43) Binah, (meaning “Understanding”; בינה), is the second intellectual sephira on the kabbalistic Tree of Life. It sits on the level below Keter (in the formulations that ...

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The Second Sephiroth: Chokmah

1 of 31   What is Chokmah? Chokhmah (“Wisdom”; חכמה) (or chochmah or hokhmah) is the uppermost of the sephirot of the right line (kav yamin, the “Pillar of Mercy”) in the kabbalistic Tree of Life. It is to the bottom right of Keter, with Binah across from it. Under it are the sephirot of Chesed and Netzach. It commonly has four paths going to Keter, Binah, Tifereth, and Chesed. (Some ...

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The First Sephiroth: Kether

1 of 18   Kether: The Crown Kether as Pure Consciousness Keter (Hebrew: Crown) also known as Kether, is the topmost of the Sephirot of the Tree of Life in Kabbalah. Since its meaning is “crown”, it is interpreted as both the “topmost” of the Sephirot and the “regal crown” of the Sephirot. It is between Chokmah and Binah (with Chokmah on the right and Binah in the left) and it ...

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Ain: The Kabbalistic Universe

One of the basics principles of the Kabbalah is that there are two realities that exist: “Our 1% World of Darkness and the 99% realm of Light”, wherein, one has access to the 1% of the physical reality through one’s 5 senses (Touch, Hear, Taste, Smell, sight) and the 99% of the reality is the source of all lasting fulfilment. According to the Kabbalah, the 1% is the physical reality ...

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TAV: Impression – The Seal of Creation

1 of 9   The Origins of Tav Taw, Tav or Taf is the twenty-second and last letter in many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew Taw (Modern Hebrew: Tav) ת and Arabic alphabet Tāʾت (look below). Its original sound value is /t/. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Tau (Τ), Latin T, and Cyrillic Т. Taf is said to have come from a mark; or asterisk-like marking, perhaps indicating ...

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SHIN: The Eternal Flame

1 of 8   The Origins of Shin Shin (also spelled Šin (šīn) or Sheen) literally means “Sharp” ; It is the twenty-first letter in many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician&&&‎, Aramaic/Hebrewש, and Arabicش (in abjadi order, 13th in modern order). Its sound value is a voiceless sibilant, [ʃ] or [s]. The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Sigma (Σ) (which in turn gave Latin S and Cyrillic С), and the ...

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RESH: Process – The Art of Clarification

1 of 9   The Origin of Resh Resh (Arabic: look below) is the twentieth letter of many Semiticalphabets, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrewר and Arabic alphabetrāʾر. Its sound value is one of a number of rhotic consonants: usually [r] or [ɾ], but also [ʁ] or [ʀ] in Hebrew. In most Semitic alphabets, the letter resh (and its equivalents) is quite similar to the letter dalet (and its equivalents). In the Syriac ...

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QOPH: Omnipresence – Redemption of the Fallen Sparks

1 of 9   The Origins of Qoph Qoph or Qop (In Modern Hebrew: Kuf/Kof, Arabic: Qāf) is the nineteenth letter in many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Syriac, Hebrewק and Arabic alphabetqāfق (in abjadi order). Its sound value is an emphatic[kˤ] or [q]. The OHED (Oxford Hebrew English Dictionary) gives the letter Qoph a transliteration value of Q or a K and a final transliteration value as a ck. In ...

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SADHE: The Faith of the Righteous One

1 of 9   The Origins of Sadhe Ṣade (also spelled Ṣādē, Tsade, Ṣaddi, Ṣad, Tzadi, Sadhe, Tzaddik) is the eighteenth letter in many Semitic alphabets, including Phoenician, Aramaic, HebrewṢadiצ and ArabicṢādص. Its oldest sound value is probably /t͡sˤ/, although there is a variety of pronunciation in different modern Semitic languages and their dialects. It represents the coalescence of three Proto-Semitic “emphatic consonants” in Canaanite. Arabic, which kept the phonemes separate, ...

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PE: Communication – The Oral Torah

1 of 9   The Origins of Pe Pe is the seventeenth letter in many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew Pei פ and Persian, Arabic fāʼف (in abjadi order). (look below) The original sound value is a voiceless bilabial plosive: /p/; it retains this value in most Semitic languages except for Arabic, which having lost /p/ now uses it to render a voiceless labiodental fricative /f/. The Phoenician letter gave ...

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