Unification, Yichudim, and Tikkun Olam
Yet through all the devastation, a lone figure sails quiescently on a solar barge through the underworld.‡ The apotheosis's fusion of characteristics, from the sacred flaming heart to the dharmic third eye cast in the image of the eye of providence, hint at the Maitreya come to transcend boundaries of religious orthodoxies. The perennial philosophy births a new avatar! The iconic Jesus-figure transmogrified into an Egyptian mold. The symbols stitched into a homogenous tapestry strips away any notion of a superior culture or a more authentic spiritual path because the singular beatific unity reveals how all of the combined belief systems compliment and enrich each other.
As the avatar sails along in an unconscious trance on the river Styx, journeying to undo the wrongs and awake in the light of day. He sees the corruption.‡ And, as if in a dream, twitches at the images of the nightmare.‡ He touches the evanescent moth, that burns at the touch of light.‡ He witnesses the deaths. He sees the propaganda, greed, and self loathing.‡ Kali, through the mind of the avatar, observes the macabre scene and Vishnu remembers to preserve.‡ The fish, as lost souls of the Styx, remember the warmth and recongregate.‡ The structures of ice and darkness slowly start to melt and crumble into the background as the heat of the avatar (representing the coming Spring) warms the frozen walls in his passing.‡
Amidst the chaos, far away the divine light of the Supreme pierces a cloud from high above to illumine a lone phallically-shaped lighthouse of ice with an elderly woman trapped inside the tower's inner cloister.‡ In Kabbalistic literature the sephirot Tipheret and Yesod are seen as the male accompaniment to the female Sephirah of Malkut (the Shekinah). In the arrangement of the Sephirot, Yesod lies directly between Tipheret and Malkut.
The Shekinah plays another very important role in the story of creation, and in particular in the Great Plan of humankind. It is believed that in man's fall to a denser, less perfect state of being in the physical, the Shekinah stayed with us as we separated from God or were exiled from the ‘Garden'. Thus, the Shekinah, once again, was voluntarily removed from God/Ein Sof in order for us to have our experience. She has always stayed with us, wherever we were exiled or isolated or shut out, the Shekinah was always there in exile and isolation with us. Thus, the Shekinah is also in Malkuth, the Kingdom, the Salt of the Earth, the final step of creation where the energies funnel into the physical world that is our home. It is for this reason that Kabbalists often refer to Malkuth as the Bride. For the ultimate Plan and driving desire of the Universe is for the Bride, the Shekinah, to reunite with her Bridegroom, the Creator. So, the Shekinah, in addition to being the Soul of God is also the Soul of the World.
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