Origins The identification of Metatron with Enoch is not explicitly made in the Talmud although it does reference a Prince of the World who was young but now is old. However, some of the earliest kabbalists assumed the connection. There also seems to be two Metatrons, one spelled with six letters (מטטרון), and one spelled with seven (מיטטרון). The former may be the transformed Enoch, Prince of the Countenance within the divine palace; the latter, the Primordial Metatron, an emanation of the "Cause of Causes", specifically the tenth and last emanation, identified with the earthly Divine Presence. Furthermore, the Merkabah text Re’ uyot Yehezkel identifies the Ancient of Days from Daniel as Metatron. Talmud The Talmud states, it was proved to Elisha that Metatron could not be a second deity by the fact that Metatron received 60 "strokes with fiery rods" to demonstrate that Metatron was not a god, but an angel, and could be punished. Etymology See also
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About Sacred GeometryIntroduction Sacred Geometry is the blueprint of Creation and the genesis of all form. It is an ancient science that explores and explains the energy patterns that create and unify all things and reveals the precise way that the energy of Creation organizes itself. On every scale, every natural pattern of growth or movement conforms inevitably to one or more geometric shapes. As you enter the world of Sacred Geometry you begin to see as never before the wonderfully patterned beauty of Creation. The molecules of our DNA, the cornea of our eye, snow flakes, pine cones, flower petals, diamond crystals, the branching of trees, a nautilus shell, the star we spin around, the galaxy we spiral within, the air we breathe, and all life forms as we know them emerge out of timeless geometric codes. Viewing and contemplating these codes allow us to gaze directly at the lines on the face of deep wisdom and offers up a glimpse into the inner workings of the Universal Mind and the Universe itself. 1.
Le Origini della KabbalàFa veramente piacere constatare che il progresso e la diffusione della cultura abbiano fatto piazza pulita, ormai da qualche decennio, delle spontanee associazioni mentali che venivano suggerite dalla parola Cabala, Alchimia e simili. L’Alchimia faceva subito pensare a un esercito di cialtroni o, nel caso migliore, ad esseri ancora primitivi che passavano la vita chini su fornelli, dai quali lunghe ebollizioni di sterco, o altre sostanze avrebbero dovuto far scaturire monete d'oro; la cabala, invece, induceva piuttosto il pensiero alla smorfia e al gioco del Lotto.Non molto discosta da questa era anche la mentalità degli studiosi; per cui ricerche monumentali come quelle del Kopp e del Lippmann sull'alchimia erano viziate dal fondamentale pregiudizio di voler prendere la storia dell'alchimia per una preistoria, in verità alquanto bizzarra della chimica moderna (su questa stessa linea è, per esempio la voce "alchimia" dell'Enciclopedia Treccani).
"The Mind as the Software of the Brain" by Ned BlockNed BlockNew York University 1. Machine Intelligence 2. Intelligence and Intentionality 3. 4. Cognitive scientists often say that the mind is the software of the brain. 1. In this section, we will start with an influential attempt to define `intelligence', and then we will move to a consideration of how human intelligence is to be investigated on the machine model. 1.1 The Turing Test One approach to the mind has been to avoid its mysteries by simply defining the mental in terms of the behavioral. Behaviorists don't define the mental in terms of just plain behavior, since after all something can be intelligent even if it has never had the chance to exhibit its intelligence. An especially influential behaviorist definition of intelligence was put forward by A. Turing suggested that we replace the concept of intelligence with the concept of passing the Turing test. A second purpose might be utility for theoretical purposes. This type of program is easy to trip up if you know how it works.
Ari Online Kabbalah Education CenterANCIENT EGYPT : The Ten Keys of Hermes TrismegistosI, King Pepi, am THOTH, the mightiest of the gods ... Pyramid Texts, § 1237. I, said he, am POIMANDRES, the Mind of the Sovereignty. Corpus Hermeticum (CH), Libellus I (Poimandres), Book 1.2 "Do You not know that You have become a God, and son of the One, even as I have ?" 1 The mental origin of the world and of man. 2 Corresponding harmonics. 3 Dynamics of alternation. 4 Bi-polarity and complementarity. 5 Cyclic repolarisation. 6 Cause and effect. 7 Gender. 8 The astrology of the Ogdoad. 9 The magic of the Ennead. 10 The alchemy of the Decad. "Content is Atum, father of the gods. With this great and might word, which issued from the mouth of THOTH for Osiris, the Treasurer of Life, Seal-bearer of the gods, Anubis, who claims hearts, claims Osiris King Pepi ... Hear O THOTH, in whom is the peace of the gods ... Not the Qabalah (Jewish or Christian), but the Ancient Egyptian Mystery Tradition (or Kemetism) is the backbone of the Western Tradition. Introduction ► the Hermetic Divine triad
The 72 Names of God | The Kabbalah CentreThe ancient Kabbalist Rav Shimon bar Yochai wrote in the Zohar that it was Moses, not God, who parted the Red Sea, allowing the Israelites to narrowly escape Pharaoh and the Egyptian army. In order to accomplish this miracle, Moses combined the power of certainty with a very powerful spiritual technology. He had possession of a formula that literally gave him access to the subatomic realm of nature. The formula Moses used to overcome the laws of nature has been hidden in the Zohar for 2000 years. This formula is called the 72 Names of God. Though this formula is encoded in the literal Biblical story of the parting of the Red Sea, no rabbi, scholar, or priest was aware of the secret. To learn how to wield the power of the 72 Names, together with the purposes of which they can be used, we recommend reading The 72 Names of God: Technology of the Soul. The 72 Names are each 3-letter sequences that act like an index to specific, spiritual frequencies.
English 50 Exercises for Story WritersEnglish 50 – Intro to Creative Writing: Exercises for Story Writers Basic Theory: What is a short story? Short stories have a narrator; that is, someone tells the story; have at least one character in them; have some action occur (or perhaps fails to occur); take place somewhere; that is, there is a setting for the action; and someone either learns something or fails to learn something (theme).With these five characteristics in mind, we can create an almost endless supply of exercises to help sharpen our techniques of story telling. Narrative Voice Twenty or so years ago, voice was the "rite of passage" into a successful writing career. Nevertheless, a narrative voice that sounds like it could be anyone's voice or is bland and boring, or riddled with pointless clichés will fail to capture and hold the reader's attention. NOTE: It is quite common for writers in the early stages of their careers to imitate the writers they are reading or admire most. The T.S. Go back to the previous page?
SefirotTen emanations in Kabbalah Sefirot (; Hebrew: סְפִירוֹת, romanized: Səfīrōt, Tiberian: Săp̄īrōṯ), meaning emanations, are the 10 attributes/emanations in Kabbalah, through which Ein Sof (The Infinite) reveals itself and continuously creates both the physical realm and the chain of higher metaphysical realms (Seder hishtalshelus). The term is alternatively transliterated into English as sephirot/sephiroth, singular sefirah/sephirah, etc. Alternative configurations of the sefirot are interpreted by various schools in the historical evolution of Kabbalah, with each articulating differing spiritual aspects. The tradition of enumerating 10 is stated in the Sefer Yetzirah, "Ten sefirot of nothingness, ten and not nine, ten and not eleven". In Hasidic philosophy, which has sought to internalise the experience of Jewish mysticism into daily inspiration (devekut), this inner life of the sefirot is explored, and the role they play in man's service of God in this world. Ein Sof