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Aleph Energy

One of the many thing Aleph represents is Ohr אור (Light).  Do you see the letter Aleph א here in this field of wave patterns?  It is a little hard to see. 

The more one stares at this picture the more it moves and undulates.  I find this mesmerizing and a bit unsettling, almost like entering into an altered state of consciousness. 

2009
Acrylic on paper
60 x 50 cm

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One Together

The Ten Sefirot (Spheres of Being) that are discussed in the Kabbalah are often represented by the symbol that can be seen in this picture.  This symbol is called the Tree of Life.  It is comprised of circles or wheels that are joined together by a network of lines.  The Tree of Life represents the human form as a reflection of the entire universe.  The upper three circles (Sefirot) represent our head (or the Heavens).  The lower four Sefirot represent our lower body (or the Earth).  The middle three Sefirot represent our upper body (or the Atmosphere).  The

Meditating on a Burning Lamp

A common meditative technique in the Kabbalah is to contemplate the flame of a burning lamp.  Our soul is likened to the energy of the flame whereas our body is like the material candle or the oil being consumed by the flame.  When we are born it is as if our body begins to be lit by our soul which continues to burn until our soul ascends to Heaven when we die.  From Sefer Yetzirah:
 

"Ten Sefirot of Nothingness:
Their end is embedded in their beginning
and their beginning is embedded in their end