October 23, 2019
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Review Category : Qabalah

The Concept of Tree of Life

 The Tree of Life as a Map of the Creation The following illustration shows the ‘T’ of the Creation. The other illustration shows the Creator’s body. The structure above is called the ‘Tree of Life’. The Hebrew words which are translated to read ‘Tree of Life’ means ‘Concept of Being’, or what philosophers call ontology. Each of the ten circles is called a Sephira (Sephiroth in the plural). They are ...

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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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QABALISTIC EXEGETIC TECHNIQUES

A few methods of applying Qabalistic ideas will now be demonstrated, the reader bearing firmly in mind that each letter has a number, symbol, and Tarot card attributed to it. The Rabbis who originally worked on the Qabalah discovered so much of interest ans importance behind the merely superficial value of numbers and of words embodying and representing these numbers, that they gradually developped an elaborate science of numerical conceptions ...

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The Ladder for Climbing the Tree of Life

1          THE LADDER   1.1       Climbing the Tree of Life   We have considered at length the Tree of Life as a philosophical alphabet. It is now necessary to consider this Tree in an altogether new light.   In the different limbs of this structure we previously found a quality corresponding to a similar innate quality in man which corresponding to a similar innate quality in man which must be unfolded, ...

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The Sixfold Conception of Man

There is another classification, a little more philosophical which is preferred by may. It is essentially derived from The Commentary on the Ten Sephiroth, written in Hebrew by Rabbi Azariel ben Menaham already mentioned. He distinguished himself as a philosopher, Qabalist, and Talmudist, and was a pulpil of Isaac the Blind, the founder of the Qabalistic School of Gerona. His commentary, mentioned above, is written in a remarkably lucid and ...

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ADAM KADMON

  1.1       A Correlation of Sephiroths and Principles in Man   The Qabalists consider the ten Sephiroth and the paths, as an undivided unity, to form what is called Adam Kadmon, or the Heavenly Man.1 We may assume the Sephiroth to be the cosmic principles operative in the macrocosm – universals, and correspondingly, since “As above so below,” they have their reflection in man as particulars. We will attempt will ...

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The Formula of Tetragrammaton

The Qabalists have another way of looking at the constitution of man – this time from a more practical point of view. It is based upon what is called the formula of Tetragrammaton, or the attributing of the four letters of YHVH TTTT to various part of man.8 The first Sephirah, Kether – the Crown, in not included generally in this particular method ; or when it is, is simply ...

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Madonna and the Jewish Kabblah

Intitial Contact with the Kabbalah Kabbalah is the mystical tradition of Judaism. It is considered a form of mysticism.[1] The Kabbalah tradition stretches back for centuries, but it was in the 13th century when its essential book, the Zohar, was written in Spain by Moses de León. Basically, Kabbalahists see a mystical element to the Torah.[3] Madonna became attracted to Kabbalah in the 1990s, some say as a way for ...

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The Magic of the Hebrew Alphabet

The Secret Meanings of the Hebrew Letters in the Bible The basis of all Judeo-Christian scriptures is the Hebrew letters. Without an in depth knowledge of the Hebrew letters, the original language of the scriptures, one cannot understand the Western religions or the secrets hidden within them. Like Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan, Greek and other ancient languages, the Hebrew letters constitute a primary expression of the language and mathematics of spirituality. ...

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