Kabbalistic Tree of Life. The Tree of Life is an arrangement of ten interconnected spheres (called sephiroth, Hebrew for ‘spheres’), which represent the central organizational system of the Jewish Kabbalistic tradition.
The Tree of life is considered to be a map of the universe and the psyche, the order of the creation of the cosmos, and a path to spiritual illumination. The ten spheres represent the ten archetypal numbers of the Pythagorean system; they are connected by paths assigned to the twenty two letter-numbers of the Hebrew alphabet. The Kabbalistic tree of life has evolved over time. Its basic design is based on descriptions given in the Sefer Yetsirah, or Book of Creation, and expanded upon in the enourmous Kabbalistic text Zohar, the book of Splendour. The ten Sephira, similar to the Norse tree of life, are divided into four realms: The trees below represent the axis of the human chakras: Another example, with kundalini serpent, from a nineteenth-century kabbalistic work: Tree of Life:777. Tree of Life. From Thelemapedia Categories: Qabalah | Tree of Life The Tree of Life is a tool used to categorize and organize various mystical concepts, and is central to the teachings of Aleister Crowley and the Qabalah.
At its most simple level, it is composed of ten spheres, or emanations, called sephiroth (sing. "sephira") which are connected by twenty two paths. The sephiroth are represented by the planets and the paths by the characters of the Hebrew alphabet, which are subdivided by the five elements, the seven classical planets, and the twelve signs of the Zodiac. Within the western magical tradition, the Tree is used as a kind of conceptual filing cabinet.
Parts of the Tree of Life The Negative Veils Ain, "Nothing" Ain Soph, "The Boundless" Ain Soph Aur, "The Limitless Light" Sephiroth (Emanations) Tree of Life - Ten Sephirot of Kabbalah - Etz Chaim - Kabbalah Tree of Life. The Tree of Life, called the Etz Chaim in Hebrew, is a common visual depiction of the ten sephirot of Kabbalah.
Each sephirot represents an attribute of God through which he manifests his will. The Tree of Life does not represent a single, cleanly definable system. It can be applied to the formation and existence of both the physical world and metaphysical worlds, as well as to one's own soul, state of being, or understanding. In addition, different schools of thought such as Kabbalistic Judaism and modern Western occultism, also offer different interpretations. Ein Soph The divine essence from which all creation springs, known as the Ein Soph, remains outside of the Tree of Life, utterly beyond definition or comprehension.
Read more: Robert Fludd's Spiral Cosmology - Intermediary Steps Between Matter and Spirit, for another occult model of the unfolding of God's will into physical creation. Vertical Groupings Each vertical column, or pillar, has its own associations. Horizontal Groupings.