a reply to: jhd4412
I can't say I've heard of a lot of stuff in here about the Qabala (and that's surprising as one of the spiritual organizations I'm a member of is
heavily based on the Qabala), but jdh4412 hit the nail on the head.
The Qabala aka the sephiroth is like a file cabinet system for all experiences. Each circle represents a sphere or archetypal experience within the
system. It is said that any possible experience or concept, physical or mental, is expressed in the Qabala as archetypes. There are many renditions of
the sephiroth aka Tree of Life:
The sephiroth, in all its glory, is a representation of existence itself
These are said to make up the Flower of Life which, as many know, is a side slice of the 64 tetrahedron. New work by physicist Nassim Haramein is
pointing to the 64 tetrahedron has the building block of existence itself (not to mention it is also known traditionally in mysticism as the
As it goes, there are again many forms of the sephiroth that represent many things. The Universe (more specifically our solar system):
The Builders Of The Adytum spiritual group is very much about studying this link between astrology, the Qabala, and spiritual tarot (which are
representatives of each pathway and archetype in the sephiroth).
And, "As Above So Below," so, too, us humans are represented by sephiroths of sorts:
The study of the sephiroth and Qabala has even come to biology (from the Zohar):
And, as follows, the sephiroth is found in many if not all religions in one form or another...
In the Garden of Eden, before the fall of Man
After the Fall of Man
The Fiery Cherubim that smited the power of the serpent (kundalini), forcing a sense of harmony (through blocking chakras)
Even Norse mythology had a rendition:
That is very similar to modern sephiroths:
In my opinion, one of the most important renditions of the sephiroth is the traditional Toledano school's diagram of Jacob's Ladder, showing the
sephiroth in different octaves:
This goes hand-in-hand with the ideas of fractal cosmology and repeating patterns founding the Phi ratio and the 64 tetrahedron.
In the end, the Qabala can be whatever you make of it. It applies to everything. Each sphere is another sephiroth in of itself, repeating over and
over. We can harness these spheres, externally or internally, to use their characteristic "archetypal" power or to gauge our own progress on our way
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