SEPHIROTH AND THE TREE OF LIFE; Part one:
This is a very large and wordy subject, simply because we must use symbols to explain what is inadequately explained by language, so I 'm doing it in parts. Yes, language is a form of symbolism, but an inadequate form when it comes to the many dimensions of the Divine.
On this dense physical plane, symbols are abstractions; however on the Astral Plane they are realities. [Yetzirah- The Formative World-bottom four circles which are called Sephiroth, are the Astral World] On the Astral World, symbols protect the traveler, summon Astral Beings, or repel them, open gates to other Realms of Conscious Energy as sigils (a key) and/or Astral Temples where concentrations of Energy exist. On the Astral, a symbol is charged with the energy -conscious force it is designed to represent; what could be called a Talisman on this plane of conscious energy.
The vast complex of symbols attached to the Sephiroth (Circles of conscious energy) and the Paths that connect all of these Sephiroth can be confusing and often overwhelming to the beginner. Kether, the top circle, is described mathematically as The Point since Kether is the First Emanation (That would be also symbolize by the Greek Lord Python...The First emanation of masculine force before the Male Gods). As the identity of Chokma-masculine-fire-electric (2nd Circle which is the first on the right of the Tree) emerged from Kether a line is formed , and the emergence of Binah-Feminine-Water-Magnetic (first circle on the left--Sephiroth 3), a triangle is formed. This geometry is continued down the Tree of life according to the number of Sephiroth. For example; the fourth Sephira-Chessed forms a square, the 5th Sephira- Geburah forms a pentagram while the 6th Sephira-Tiphareth forms a hexagram, etc. However, these are the most basic of symbols on the Tree of Life.
It may amaze you, but the human body is a Talisman of the Whole Tree of Life, and the surrounding Aura, and the energy entry points called Chakras, all align with the Sephiroth on the Tree of life (click on tag DOCX-97). This is for another blog, so I'll continue on with symbolism. The Hebrew letters, are the most complex symbols on the Tree, since they are symbols of the Divine Name written in those letters. The Divine Name is the symbol for the Conscious Energy--Divine Force and Form of each Sephiroth. To each Hebrew letter a number is assigned which adds yet another meaning in Qaballistic Addition. But there is even more symbol,
because of the use of color; however, color is not a symbol rather color is the Actual forces---often called Color Rays (Rays being an Entity Whose Conscious is The Color!) Knowing this, you may be able to see the value in being able to see an Auric Field around a person----showing you what Divine Conscious forces are at work"Being Human". We are expressions of Divinity rather than seekers of the Divine! But this is also another blog. Let me end this one with this statement: We are the Whole Spirit Manifestation of the Qaballistic Tree of Life......the symbolism helps us to remember who/what/ and when we are. With the Tree, we "Know Ourselves" and claim our Divine Inheritance. This is the Science of the Magi, and shows us the magic that we do-----without even knowing it! Log on tomorrow for Part two. Call me at 253-241-0129 for your own personal aura or Thoth Deck Tarot Card reading or email me [firstname.lastname@example.org] . Thank you for your interest and comments. May you and yours live long and prosper!