There are several different forms of the Tree of Life diagram that is used in the Kabbalah to represent the Sefirot. I use several of these forms in the various picture that I make. In the Lurianic tradition, Daat is not included as one of the Ten Sefirot because Daat is the ‘outside’ of Keter and the ‘inside’ of Tiferet. In these diagrams Malchut is fallen, as I explained in my picture ‘Ten Sefirot of Nothingness’.
The sun and the sea in this picture tell us that the Heavens and the Earth are One - the gematria (number value) of the first Hebrew letter Aleph א. Do you see this letter Aleph in the circle here?
This scene can either be a sunrise or sunset, but we know that it is not the sun rising or setting, it is the earth spinning relative to the sun.
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
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
This picture shows a woman sitting in meditation. She is practicing an ancient Jewish meditative technique where one visualizes the four letters of the Holy Name of God (YHWH) in the mind’s eye. This Name is the most important and powerful Name in the Kabbalah as its four letters represent all Ten Sefirot.
Numbers are an important part of the Kabbalah. Seven is used to represent time and space. This can be seen in my pictures ‘The Seven Days of Creation’ and ‘The Holy Palace’. Eight represents beyond time and space - the realm of the Infinite and the Eternal - the realm of miracles and the supernatural.
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