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The Metaphysical Earth

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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 02:05 PM
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I think this is one of the deepest and most esoteric concepts there is.

As above, so below, is a general and axiomatic esoteric concept. It basically means what exists in abstract, conceptually, is reflected physically in the world we see with our 5 senses.

This idea cannot be proven better by comparing and analyzing the associations between the Sefiroth and the physical world.

First, creation takes place in a "void", a state of nothingness. This is outer space where planet earth hangs.

But planet Earth represents the sphere of creation; the egg of existence, the womb of reality.....Creation takes place within planet earth.

Geographically, the earth reflects the 10 sefiroth or divine archetypes in its geological and oceanic differentiations.

The 3 continents of Asia, Africa and Europe correspond to Chesed, Gevurah and Tifereth.

Asia is Chesed, which is the power of expansion. Asia is the largest continent, with the most people, and spiritually speaking, they are in a state of spiritual closeness with divine which their various religions reflect.

Africa is Gevurah, which is the power of contraction. Africa is only slightly connected with the Euroasian land mass by a thin strip of land, and this would seem to allude to the process of "Tzimtzum", a contraction. a thinning of the energy. Africa is the poorest continent; its ipeople are impoverished (in a state of lack) both physically and spiritually (a lack of knowledge. Africa is the most primitive continent).

Europe is Tifereth, which is the combination of Chesed and Gevurah. Interestingly, the kabbalists explain that Tifereth is really just the perfection of chesed, and so it is apart of the Euroasian landmass. Europe is the most propserous continent, the source of the elightenement and industrial revolution. It is also the 'center' ie; the banks, etc, are located in Europe.

Beneath the upper triad of Chesed, Gevurah and Tifereth is Netzach and Hod. The kabbalists say Hod and Netzach are like one, symbolized by the two likewise North and South America are united together, separated from the 3 continents of Asia/Europe/Africa

Netzach is North America. Netzach is the outer expression of the power of expansion, and so refers to the quality or archetype of confidence, victory, power.... North America has completely dominated the world for the last 150 years. American culture has spread, and America/Netzach has "conquered".

Hod is South America. Hod is the outer expression of the power of contraction, and so refers to the quality of submission. South America is completely dominated by the world around it, particularly America (netzach). It is in a state of submission.

Yesod, which is separate from the other sefiroth, or archetypes, and serves to channel them all to Malkuth, is Australia. Australia lies below Asia, and it is, zoologically speaking, the most diverse continent on earth. Animals found nowhere else are found in Australia. This expresses the quality of Yesod - foundation, which contains all the energies of the upper sefiroth. Australia/Yesod inclines towards the "left", and Australian culture inclines towards American influence.

The frozen continent, Antartica, refers to Malkuth, kingdom. Because Kingdom symbolizes the power of self control, it is currently frozen, ie; in a state of inactivity, as man is currently exiled from himself ie; in a state of egoic ignorance.. In the 7th day, in the 7th millenium, one can only wonder what will happen to the physical earth. Will Malkuth, Antarctica, defrost? Will a pole shift be the impetus behind this? Or perhaps the melting of the ice caps?

The 3 oceans reflect the intellectual, abstract, and 'fluid' quality of the intellect. Hokmah, wisdom, which is the 'total picture', and is relatively calm, is the pacific (peaceful) ocean. The Atlantic conversely is the power of Binah - cogitation. This is a more active force, and so the Atlantic ocean is the more active of the two. The indian ocean is Da'ath. Interestingly, no continent expresses the quality of knowledge the way the peoples of the Indian Subcontinent do. They live near the energy, or sphere, of Daath - Knowledge.

Jerusalem is the physical naval, or crown of the head (a better analogy, i think) where creation (both spiritual and physical) unfolds. It is the nexus between the 3 sefiroth of Chesed, Gevurah and Tifereth. It is the "crown" of the head, or the opening of the seed where the root sprouts out. The physical structure built atop the physical spot of this opening attunes the energies of creation to the model of the structure. Right now, a pagan gnostic structure exists on the mount.

The octagonal shape of the Dome of the Rock refers to Sophia - the '8th' sphere, akin to Binah. This is the basic structure which the 9th sphere, the pleroma, symbolized by the golden dome, covers.

The Jewish temple concerns itself not with the abstract energies of the higher worlds (The Rabbis say the gentiles are tied to the number 8) but with the lower world - the 7 - and so the Jewish Temple reflects the model of creation, from the highest worlds to the lowest. Each gradation squared to the cause it derives from. It is the model of Gods wisdom, here on earth, whereas the gnostic Dome of the Rock seeks to circumvent that connection between God the creator and his creation by having the concept of 8 - the octagon - being the base of the metaphysical structure.




posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 02:15 PM
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Makes sense but where does this apply to our daily lives? That would be the topping on this whole thing.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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it means that She is probably alive and that what we feel when we feel god is Her.

it means that nearly everything our current society is based upon is incorect.

it means everything and how that affects your daily life is how u choose to express this truth



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 02:43 PM
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That's very interesting. Curious what your thoughts might be regarding the spirit and wisdom of Sophia.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 03:04 PM
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Amazing insight! Wonderful!

Even more amazing - I understood it! Thank you!



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 03:15 PM
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I have nothing against the widom of sophia (the 8th sphere)...But at the same time, one cant ignore the fact that the structure currently standing on the Temple Mount is not what God, the creator, wants.

Reality unfolds through 10 spheres. The lower 7 spheres refer to "physical" or material existence. This is why there are 7 continents, 7 perceptible colors in a rainbow, 7 distinct sounds in a scale etc. 7 is associated with the powers of the psyche.

The dome of the rock does not seek to affect the 7 powers of the psyche. It seeks to transcend them, which is why the walls (what "upholds" ie; a base idea) of the Dome of the Rock are 8. 8 TRANSCENDS the physical. The golden dome which covers the 8 is the pleroma ie; the self.

What does this mean in a practical sense? Moral Relativism ie; a 'focus on the abstract' and philosophical. Such an attitude seeks to live beyond the moral situattions of temporal reality.

The Rabbis say something astonishing in the Talmud: If the non Jews understood the significance of the Holy Temple, they would surround it to prevent the enemies of God from destroying it.

God as an objective reality, beyond the self and its dictates, is what th Jewish temple is about. Conversely, the non Jewish gnostic (Islam started out as a syrian christian sect) dome of the rock seeks to transfer the energies of creation from God to the self. So that everything pouring in will adhere to the Gnostic model.

The Jews regard this as manipulative and evil. Gnostics, because thet are so certain that they "know" what is true, dont seem to care.

Only the future will tell who is right. If the gnostics (non-Jews) are able to defeat the Jews, than their version of the truth will be proven to be true. The self is indeed above the creator/demiurge. But if the Jews succeed - and having studied Judaism/kabbalah fairly deeply, i think they are right - the nations will be grossly humiliated and defeated. They're worship of the self will be proven to be corrupt, when it doesnt subject itself to the will of the creator (the 7 laws of Noah).

This is what i think its about. People who dont want to subject themselves to law typically have a very deep, latent unconscious desire which is too enmeshed and apart of their psyche for them to acknowledge and disassociate themselves from. We all know we do this in some shape or form in our day to day lives. Is this metaphysical doctrine - gnosticism - based on those feelings? Is it so subtle that only knowledge of the greater context (for instance, the fact that our physical world is an exact reflection of the divine realm, and so the significance of certain geographical regions, ie Jerusalem, or Kashmir) can expose it???

I dont know. I am just a frail human being, who doesnt know what the truth is. None of us do. Perhaps this is why i think the Hebraic model of creation is true. Its objectively good, and fair, and righteous. However, to some people, "righteousness" is egotism.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 05:08 PM
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You can analyze history in this context aswell.

In the sephirotic structure, Tifereth is the sphere which directly affects Netzach.

Europe (tiferth) was the first continent to conquer and maintain contact with North America (Netzach) and South America (hod)..

Europe (Tifereth), didnt conquer Netzach and Hod (North and South America) until these two spheres had fully matured. Interestingly, North and South American civilizations had reached their civilizational peak just before Tifereth (Europe) made contact with it. These energies hadnt yet become mature for the upper triad (asia/africa/europe) to interact and influence it. This despite the fact the Europeans and Africans and Asians all knew of the existence of a faraway continent across the oceans (the intellectual spheres).

The year 1492 - the year Colombus officially made contact with America was the 5253rd year of the Hebrew Caldendar. Each 1000 thousand years corresponds to a particular energy or archetype. So the first millenium was for the development and maturity of the sphere of Chesed. This saw the rise of Sumer, Egypt, Elam, Indus Valley civilizations, and an explosion of novel insights that were to directly impact the history of mankind (system of time, mathematics, writing, music, systems of law, city building, architecture, agricultural developments, the wheel etc). This was a time of of a spiritual evolution, from primitive hunter gatherer to civilization. This is what is meant by the "creation" of Adam.

The 5000th year of the Hebrew calendar marked the transistion into the sphere of Yesod - foundation. This word has the same numerical value as ki kol "for all". Everything is assimilated and gathered together in the sphere of Yesod. Translation? Tifereth conquers and takes control of Netzach, Hod and Yesod, or Europe conquers North/South America and Australia. Following this conqueuring of the outer spiritual spheres - netzach, hod, and yesod, the intellectual powers (Hokmah and Binah, symbolizing the two oceans which have ben traversed ie; the inner emotions spread their influence to the outer emotions through the understanding mind) are aroused, and knowledge of the outer world (hod is science. All analysis of outer realities is a process of submission and analysis) pours in.

Hence the prediction made by the Zohar:


In the 600th year of the 6th millennium [1840 CE] the supernal gates of wisdom will be opened and also the wellsprings of wisdom below [the Industrial Revolution and technological advances like radio, Boolean Algebra (which led to the possibility of computers), the locomotive, telephone etc.]. This will prepare the world for the 7th millennium like a person prepares himself on Friday for Shabbat, as the sun begins to wane. So it will be here [all the world will hurry up its preparations, physically and spiritually, for greeting the 7th millennium]. There is a hint about this in the verse "In the six hundredth year of Noah's life …all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened"

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posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 07:39 PM
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I surprisingly understood it too. Although I don't believe all is correct...not the fault of the OP, but the fault of his/her research.

However, I will admit, that I could be the one that is wrong...this is a different look and perspective.



posted on Oct, 6 2011 @ 07:52 PM
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This is why it gets so confusing...(on purpose, I'm sure)...like with mythologies which some may actually be truth, there are different names for the same exact entity. Then not only are there different names throughout time, there are different names throughout cultures....so when you try to find a baseline on all of it...it turns out it has a different name in many instances...for example

Sophia, Earth, Gaia

Tiamat, Ma'at

Ra, Re, Annu, Amen

Father, Allah, I AM, Elohim, God,

Jesus, Jeshua, Krishna, Issa

Please add more........



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 12:20 AM
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like with mythologies which some may actually be truth, there are different names for the same exact entity.


No...These are differing ideas.

Each people interprets their own experience of reality. True, there is a 'hidden wisdom' that what is above, is reflected below, and so sound, shape, colors, smells etc, all allude to a spiritual powr. But aside from this basic doctrine, there are many different views for how the world works.

One cant take the Greco trinity of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades and find an exact parallel in another culture. Other cultures had different perogatives, perceptions, and this is partly because they live in a different part of the world with its own unique energies.




Sophia, Earth, Gaia

Sophia is not earth.. Sophia is the 8th sphere, the soul within the soul of earth, one could say. In kabbalistic terms you could call her the 'higher shekinah' - the world of Binah.

Gaia, could indeed refer to the same idea. Right now im mentally looking over Hesiods theogony and i can definitely see Gaia - mother-wife of Uranous, as the principle preceding physical creation, and so she would correspond to the Gnostic Sophia whereas Uranous would the be the gnostic 'demiurge'.




Father, Allah, I AM, Elohim, God,


The Gnostic father is an altogether different concept from anything found in Judaism/Kabbalah. The only parallel i can think of would be Ein Sof, or maybe Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh (I shall be that which i shall be).

Allah, may infact correspond to that concept. Afterall, he is often addressed as a masculine power, yet the word Allah itself, is grammatically feminine. Perhaps alluding to the adrodynous nature of God. His inner - spiritual nature is masculine (ie; he is petitioned in the masculine) whereas his outer expression if feminine (the written name being feminine).........



posted on Oct, 7 2011 @ 11:52 AM
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What dont you believe about it? The correspondences are obvious.

Do you agree that what is above - the spiritual - is reflected below - in the physical form? This is a universal idea. I cannot imagine any person professing to be spiritual to disagree with this idea. It is a basic idea of all schools of metaphysics.

Or do you have a problem with the sefiroth? You shouldnt. The concept of the sefiroth, although not found in any religion outside of Judaism/kabbalah, has its parallels.

Vedanta acknowledges the 7 fold nature of physical reality. The pythagoreans articulated through its esoteric doctrines the decalogue quality of reality.

3 creates the concepts of thesis, antithesis and synthesis. These are entirely spiritual ideas, and they are rooted primarely within the mind. Hokmah is the power of expansion. In consciousness is manifests as intuition, conceptualization, memory, basically any undifferentiated form of thinking is an expression of this archetypal energy.

Binah is the opposite. It is cogitation, logic, analysis. One cannot percieve Hokmah except through the power of Binah. But the content of each is different.

Hokmah - wisdom is reflected by the power of vision. Vision sees "everything" at once, akin to the power of Hokmah, which is the power to see something intuitively. It is a 'whole' image, as opposed to a differentiation.

Binah conversely is reflected in the power of hearing. Hearing happens by hearing one thing at a time. It is a power of differentiation.

Da'ath is knowledge. It refers to the force that binds both forces together. It is expressed as consciousness, concentration....

These are basic fundamental archetypes or spiritual aspects which are reflected in every manifestation of reality. In the human body, in its form, aswell as on planet earth. This can compared to DNA, which contains within it the information for the entire organism.

Each sphere of creation alludes to this higher reality. The sephiroth exist by themselves in Atziluth, but through creation, they imprint their properties on physical forms. So, we find 7 continents. 7 "material" continents, which parallel mans own lower body, and the powers of his psyche (by which i mean the emotions).

To further the analogy in my original post...Atziluth, which literally means "emanation" is reflected above in space (the power of the void). Atziluth, the sefiroth, are an extension of the power of the infinite, but at the same time the divine sefiroth - the 'attributes' of the creator, take on an individual form.

Thus, from the world of "creation" ie; planet earth, we look up and see the 7 archetypal powers, the 7 planets. But we cannot see beyond that. Beyond the power of mans natural vision lie the intellectual sephiroth of Hokmah, Binah and Da'ath, which are the planets Pluto, Uranous and Neptune. Da'ath is a "quasi" sephira. It appears only when Keter is concealed. Interestingly, science has relegated Pluto to a dwarf planet giving it that "quasi" aspect.



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