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Partzufim

Face to Face or Back to Back

The large smiling figure at the top of this picture represents Adam witnessing the human dynamic as expressed in the Lurianic Tree of Life.  With every human couple there are times when they see 'eye to eye' and agree about how to conduct their relationship and how to educate their children.  This 'face to face' relationship is loving (relating with Chesed) and brings happiness - thus the  faces facing each other are smiling.

The Name, Sefirot and Partzufim

This slanted Tree of Life diagram has the connecting lines extending outward in all directions, as in my picture Slanted Sefirot #6

Slanted Sefirot #6

This slanted Tree of Life diagram retains the yellow diagonal that comes from the Wow or Vav of the Hebrew letter Aleph that underlies all of these slanted pictures.  Here is the waves/particles motif again, and the connecting lines extending outward in all directions, as well.

The choice of colors for the ten Sefirot is based on how the ten Sefirot become five Partzufim.  Each of the three higher Sefirot, Keter (white), Chochmah (blue), and Binah (red) become Partzufim by themselves.

Partners in Creation

There is a tradition that there are three partners in the creation of every human being:  A father who gives the white parts of the body; a mother who gives the red parts; and God who is present in the union of the two parents and gives our consciousness and our soul.  This picture is based on this tradition and on the Partzufim of the Lurianic Kabbalah.   It is related to my pictures ‘The Family Tree of Life’ and ‘Primary Letters Colors and Shapes’.
 

Family Tree of Life

Blessing the Family

This picture is based on the Partzufim (Faces of God) that are an important feature of the Lurianic Kabbalah taught in 16th Century Zefat by Rabbi Isaac Luria, also known as the Ari.  It is similar my picture ‘The Family Tree of Life’.
 

The Family of Partzufim

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From the Zohar, the section called the Idra Zuta:

Kabbalah In General

I live in a small town called Safed (or Tzfat, Zefat, Tsfat, etc.) in the upper Galilee, the northernmost part of Israel. Around twenty thousand people live in this ancient and historic town.  Safed is a quaint and beautiful mountain-town, with winding cobblestone alleys, panoramic views, and a sky that glows with the most incredible hues of blue just after the sun sets.