Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gevurah: Severity/Judgment

Gevurah sits below Binah, across from Chesed, and above Hod in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Most often, it has four paths leading to Binah, Chesed, Tiphereth, and Hod (some Kabblists also draw a path from Gevurah to Chokmah).

Gevurah is the fifth of the ten sefirot (not counting the "hidden" sefira Daath), and second of the "emotive" attributes in Creation.

Wikipedia: "Gevurah is usually understood as God's mode of punishing the wicked and judging humanity in general. It is the foundation of stringency, absolute adherence to the letter of the law, and strict meting out of justice. This stands in constrast to Chesed.

Gevurah is associated in the soul with the power to restrain one's innate urge to bestow goodness upon others, when the recipient of the good is judged to be unworthy and liable to misuse it. As the force which measures and assesses the worthiness of Creation, Gevurah is also referred to in Kabbalah as midat hadin ("the attribute of judgment"). It is the restraining might of Gevurah which allows one to overcome his enemies, be they without or from within (his evil inclination).

Chesed and Gevurah act together to create an inner balance in the soul's approach to the outside world. While the "right arm" of Chesed operates to draw others near, the "left arm" of Gevurah reserves the option of repelling those deemed undeserving. (Even towards those to whom one's initial relation is that of "the left arm repels," one must susequently apply the complementary principle of "the right arm draws near)."

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tiphereth: Beauty

Tiphareth is the sefira that integrates Chesed (Compassion) and Gevurah (Severity or Overpowering). Without Tiphareth, Chesed and Gevurah would be unable to manifest the flow of the Divine Ray of Creation; there must be balance between the two sefirot in perfect proportion and Tiphareth unites and harmonizes these conflicting forces and creation is birthed by this act.

Tiphareth has a kind of converting energy in relation to the other sefirot between form (Yesod) and force (Keter). When one crosses over the Middle Path via Tiphareth one reverses polarity. This is exactly mirrored by actions in the physical world of three-dimensional reality through the law of conservation of energy and mass; when energy/mass is transmuted a "sacrifice" is necessary for a new form/force to come into being.

Wikipedia: "Tiphareth is unique amongst the Sephirot as it is connected to all the other Sephirot (except Malkuth and Daath) via the subjective paths of the unconscious...Tiphareth is the middle of the Tree. Five Sefirot surround it: above are Chesed at the right (south) and Gevurah at the left (north); and below are Netzach at the right, Hod at the left and Yesod directly below. Together these six comprise a single entity, Zer Anpin, which is the masculine counterpart of the feminine sefira Malkuth. In certain contexts, Tiphareth alone represents all the sefirot of Zer Anpin, so that the entire Tree appears with only five sefirot: Keter, Chokmah, Binah, Tiphareth, and Malkuth."

Monday, June 28, 2010

Netzach: Victory/Eternity

Wikipedia: "Netzach is paired with Hod and composes the third group of sephirot, the "tactical" sefirot, meaning that their purpose is not inherent in themselves, but rather as a means for something else.

Understanding the attributes of Netzach and Hod gives us a new perspective into understanding what is happening in the world. No longer do we merely look at face value, and attempt to understand it as such, but we must look at it also in terms of a means to an end.

These sephirot mark a turning point. Where the first two groups of sefirot deal with God's intrinsic will, and what it is that He desires to bestow upon man, these sephirot are focused on man: What is the most appropriate way for man to receive God's message? How can God's will be implemented most effectively?"

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hod: Splendour

Wikipedia: "Hod in the Kabbalah of Judaism is the eigth sephira of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. In the Hebrew language it can mean "majesty" or "splendour" and denoting "praise" as well as "submission."

Hod sits below Gevurah and across from Netzach in the Tree of Life.

All the sephirot are likened to different parts of the body, and Netzach and Hod are likened to the two feet of a person: right foot and left foot. Feet are usually only the means of a person's activity. While the hands are the instruments of action, the feet bring a person to the place where he wishes to execute that action.

In a mystical sense, in which the Tree of Life is supposed to be a roadmap to "consciousness," Hod is where form is given by language in its sidest sense, being the key to the mystery of form. (Perhaps this may be an adopting of the point of view of the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan), our unconscious desires come from Netzach, and are given form in the symbolic realm by Hod, manifesting unconsciously through Yesod to Malkuth."

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Yesod: The Foundation

From Wikipedia: "The sephirah of Yesod translates spiritual concepts into actions that unite us to God.

It is often associated with the Moon, because it is the sphere which reflects the light of all other sehphiroth into Malkuth, and it is associated with the sexual organs, because it is here that the higher spheres connect the earth.

It plays the role of collecting and balancing the different and opposing energies of Hod and Netzach, and also from Tiphareth, above it, storing and distributing it throughout the world. It is likened to the 'engine-room' of creation.

The archangel of this sphere is Gabriel, and the Cherubim is the Angelic Order."

Yesod is also associated in the soul with the power to contact, connect and communicate with outer reality-meaning Malkuth in this case. The foundation (Yesod) of a building is its "grounding" its union with the earth (Malkuth).

Monday, June 21, 2010

Malkuth: The Kingdom

From good ole Wikipedia: "Malkuth, or Shekinah (me wrt language "witchery" shock 'n awe?), is the tenth of the sephirot in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. It sits at the bottom of the Tree, below Yesod. This sephira has as a symbol the Bride which relates to the Bridegroom.

Unlike the other nine sephirot, it is an attribute of God which does not emanate from God directly. Rather it emanates from God's creation when that creation reflects and evinces God's glory from within itself."

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Boy From Mars!

Moscow-Russia-A boy named Boris Kipriyanovich, or Borishka, lives in the town of Zhirinovsk of Russia's Volgograd region. He was born on January 11, 1996. Since he was four he used to visit a well-known anomalous zone, commonly referred to as Medvedetskaya Gryada-a mountain near the town. It seems that the boy needed to visit the zone regularly to fulfill his needs in energy.
Boriska's parents, nice, educated and hospitable people, are worried about their son's fascinating talents. They do not know how others will perceive Boriska when he grows up. They say that they would be happy to consult an expert to know how to raise their son.

Being a doctor, his mother could not help but notice that the baby boy could hold his head already in 15 days after his birth. He uttered the first word 'baba' when he was four months old and started to pronounce simple words soon afterwards.

At one year and a half he had no difficulties in reading newspaper headlines.
At age of two years he started drawing and learned how to paint six months later.
When he turned two, he started going to a local kindergarten. Tutors immediately noticed the unusual boy, his uncommon quickwittedness, language skills and unique memory.

However, his parents witnessed that Boriska acquired knowledge not only from the outer world, but through mysterious channels as well. They saw him reading unknown information from somewhere.

"No one has ever taught him," Boriska's mother said. "Sometimes he would sit in a lotus position and start telling us detailed facts about Mars, planetary systems and other civilizations, which really puzzled us," the woman said.

How may a little boy know such things? Space became the permanent theme of his stories when the boy turned two years old. Once he said that he used to live on Mars himself. He says that the planet is inhabited now too, although it lost its atmosphere after a mammoth catastrophe. The Martians live in underground cities, Boriska says.

The boy also says that he used to fly to Earth for research purposes when he was a Martian. Moreover, he piloted a spaceship himself. It took place in the time of the Lemurian civilization. He speaks about the fall of Lemuria as if it occurred yesterday. He says that Lemurians died because they ceased to develop themselves spiritually and broke the unity of their planet.
When his mother brought him a book entitled Whom We Are Originated From by Ernest Muldashev, he got very excited about it. He spent a long time looking through the sketches of Lemurians, pictures of Tibetan pagodas, and then he told his parents of Lemurians and their culture for several hours non-stop.

As he was talking, his mother noticed that Lemurians lived 70.000 years ago and they were nine meters tall. "How can you remember all this?" the woman asked her son. "Yes. I remember and nobody has told me that, I saw it," Boriska replied.

In Muldashev's second book, In Search of the City of Gods, he looked through pictures for a long time and recollectedx a lot about pyramids and shrines.

Then he claimed that people would not find ancient knowledge under the Great Pyramid of Cheops. The knowledge will be found under another pyramid, which has not been discovered yet. "The human life will change when the Sphinx is opened, it has an opening mechanism somewhere behind the ear, I do not remember exactly," he said.
Boriska is one of so-called indigo chidren. They start to appear on Earth as a token of the forthcoming grand transformation of the planet.

The boy says that the displacement of Earth's poles will cause two catastrophes. Only a few people will survive, he said.

"No, I have no fear of death, for we live eternally. There was a catastrophe on Mars where I lived. People like us still live there. There was a nuclear war between them. Everything burnt down. Only some of them survived. They built shelters and created new weapons. All materials changed. Martians mostly breathe carbon dioxide, if they flew to our planet now, they would have to spend all the time standing next to pipes and breathing in fumes," Boriska said. "If I am in this body, I breathe oxygen. But you know, it causes aging."

Specialists asked the boy why man-made spacecraft often crash as they approach Mars. "Martians transmit special signals to destroy stations containing harmful radiation," Boriska replied.

The boy has deep knowledge of space and its dimensions. He is also aware of the structure of interplanetary UFOs. He talks about that like an expert, draws UFOs on slates and explains the way they work. Here is one of his stories: "It has six layers. The upper layer of solid metal accounts for 26 percent, the second layer of rubber-30 percent, the third layer of metal-30 percent, and the last layer with magnetic properties-4 percent. If we give energy to the magnetic layer, spaceships will be able to fly across the Universe."

Boriska has a lot of difficulties with school. After an interview he was taken to the second grade, but soon they tried to get rid of him. He constantly interrupts teachers and says that they are wrong. Now the boy has classes with a private tutor. (LOL-from me about the last sentence!).

It has been awhile to say the least since I have posted anything. Hopefully, now I am somewhat on track (at least 50 percent ;-) with at least TRYING to keep things up on at least this blog. I will try to dig up more about this fascinating story from Russia as I can. Peace and best to anyone stopping by! The image is of fourteen year old Boris Kipriyanovich.