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The fifty gates of intelligence

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posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 01:02 PM
Attached to some editions of the Sepher Yetzirah is found this scheme of
Kabalistic classification of knowledge. The Kabalists said that one must enter and pass up through the
Gates to attain to the Thirty-two Paths of Wisdom.

First Order: Elementary

1. Chaos, Hyle, The first matter.
2. Formless, void, lifeless.
3. The Abyss.
4. Origin of the Elements.
5. Earth (no seed germs).
6. Water.
7. Air.
8. Fire
9. Differentiation of qualities.
10. Mixture and combination.

Second Order: Decad of Evolution

11. Minerals differentiate.
12. Vegetable principles appear.
13. Seeds germinate in moisture.
14. Herbs and Trees.
15. Fructification in vegetable life.
16. Origin of low forms of animal life.
17. Insects and Reptiles appear.
18. Fishes, vertebrate life in the waters.
19. Birds, vertebrate life in the air.
20. Quadrupeds, vertebrate earth animals.

Third Order: Decad of Humanity21. Appearance of Man.

22. Material human body.
23. Human Soul conferred.
24. Mystery of Adam and Eve.
25. Complete Man as the Microcosm.
26. Gift of five human faces acting exteriorly.
27. Gift of five powers to the soul.
28. Adam Kadmon, the Heavenly Man.
29. Angelic beings.
30. Man in the image of God.

Fourth Order: World of Spheres

31. The Moon.
32. Mercury.
33. Venus.
34. Sol.
35. Mars.
36. Jupiter.
37. Saturn.
38. The Firmament.
39. The Primum Mobile.
40. The Empyrean Heaven.

Fifih Order: The Angelic World

41. Ishim--Sons of Fire.
42. Auphanim--Cherubim.
43. Aralim--Thrones.
44. Chashmalim--Dominions.
45. Seraphim--Virtues.
46. Malakim--Powers. 47. Elohim--Principalities.
48. Beni Elohim--Angels.
49. Cherubim--Arch-angels.
Sixth Order: The Archetype
50. God. Ain Suph. He Whom no mortal eye bath seen, and Who has been
known to Jesus the Messiah alone.

No electricity but the beer is still cold in the bar.

posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 01:47 PM
a reply to: Egoismyname

the only thing that makes sense to me here is "the beer is cold"

Amen to that

posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 03:08 PM
a reply to: Egoismyname

You forgot...
24a. The untold stories of Adam and Steve.

posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 03:27 PM
Cold beer is #51. I have achieved the pinnacle.

posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 03:49 PM
a reply to: Egoismyname

As I read the threads here at ATS most members haven't even passed the #1 stage of Chaos.

They prefer the openended, all over the map style of thinking and latching on to personalities and popular subjects.

Willy Nilly, let me crawl into the box and someone tape it shut, myopic ideological, one dimensional process of cognition.

Bring up the subject of lateral thinking process and be prepared to be met with blank stares.

logic...........what's that!!
edit on 22-6-2014 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 04:13 PM

originally posted by: skunkape23
Cold beer is #51. I have achieved the pinnacle.

What kind of beer?

posted on Jun, 22 2014 @ 04:31 PM
As much as I love reading. It is Storytelling! Although the one writing said book, post, blog or chatting. It is just another way one either shares ideas or builds using ideas of another and makes some changes. Yet, it is never a story as it actually happened. Most stories would end after 10 min's, books add to the story.

In The Beginning, now How does one go to say this when not even There? If there are 50 stages, in order to Know every stage. He would have done All of them and have nothing to say. Read # 50. Bath? LOL Just Joking really yet it clearly states No Man. How did he Know to add #50?

One Rule, intelligence is something one has done yet claims he does not know. Might as well add #52.


posted on Jun, 23 2014 @ 09:30 AM
a reply to: Egoismyname

It's funny how we *the human race* continually try to make everything a hierarchy.

a reply to: Akragon

mmm beer.
edit on 23-6-2014 by HarbingerOfShadows because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 11:32 AM
There's cold beer? Where?!
Top me off, bartender!!

OP, my eyes sort of glazed over while I was looking at your post. I think the Kabbala is fascinating, but kind of like when I was trying to learn Tarot - I get distracted.

Sometimes I wonder if I have ADD ---
did someone say beer?

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