By Z'Ev Ben Shimon Halevi

The Cabalistic Tree of lifestyles has been with us for greater than thousand years. This publication brings the Tree into the twentieth century and sheds mild on its sleek interpretation. advent to the Cabala is a lucid exposition of the Cabala, the hidden internal instructing of Jewish mysticism. defined often ideas, Halevi supplies functional examples that relate to the current time and the way the Tree capabilities within the traditional in addition to the metaphysical international. Halevi lines Cabalistic background from historic and medieval sessions to the current, so he can clarify the metaphysical historical past of the Tree, and steadily show its rules and interacting symmetry. The latter 1/2 the publication is anxious with the applying of the cloth to genuine residing adventure. the ultimate part is dedicated to an in depth learn of our religious goals and percentages.

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This included geography. history. science. all the matters relating to study-the realm of Hod. Moreover. because he carried the caduceus. the rod entwined with two snakes. the symbol of his office. he had access to the knowledge about-I repeat-'about' metaphysics. The caduceus is another version of the Tree of Life. The rod is the pillar of equilibrium and each snake describes TREE AND GODS 57 the active and passive principles passing down from the winged head of the rod to its foot. However, this is a book to be read and studied as an introduction, as are all of the treatises on the Hermetic (Hermes or Mercurial) sciences.

The electrical fields within living cells might only be the crudest description of a vibratory process emanating' from the DNA molecules composing and governing them. These molecules in turn may only be the printed circuits for receiving that curious TREE AND MAN 49 influx of energy known as Life, for it is apparent that when any organism is cut off from Nature or the vital radiance of the Sun it droops from lack of stimulating input, and with complete deprivation of whatever fire on earth is, it dies.

In these he pursues mortal women and goddesses to spread his vast reservoir of most potent seed, leading to numerous halfimmortals and heroes. This is the particular power of Hesed. One story well illustrates the effect of undiluted magnificence. Semele, daughter of King Cadmus, asked to see her god-lover in all his glory. Jupiter attempted to dissuade her but in the end he gave in and she was blasted out of existence by his spendour like a snowflake in a furnace. Jupiter was King on Olympus, about him circled the other gods.

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