This Teaching is primarily from the writings of the great early 18th Century kabbalist - the Ramchal - Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto. First there are a few short passages from Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) that introduce the topic of freewill. The paragraphs in italilcs are mine:
Fractals are forms that are self-similar on different scales - like the nine-branched trees in this picture. Notice how the branches of each fractal tree are similar to the shape of the Hebrew letter ש Shin. The letter Shin, which is comprised of three vertical lines, represents Fire, which moves upward, or ‘transcendence’.
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 18th Century kabbalist Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (known as the Ramchal) explains in the following passage, that Adam Kadmon is associated with the four letters of the Name of God YHWH:
As we ease into the 21st Century, many people are worried about Messianic Madness. There are plenty of nuts out there, convinced of the immanent arrival of a Messiah who will swoop out of the sky on a white donkey and miraculously save us and transform the world into Paradise. And there are plenty of fundamentalist religious fanatics preparing for the terror and mayhem predicted by various apocalyptic prophecies and end-of-days beliefs.