StoneFlower Kabbalah
A site based on the healing of the ancient wisdom of the Geocentric worldview. The understanding of sacred texts and wisdom is based on a relationship to the Source. This Central Source is the Fount from which the three distinct movements of the Earth globe flow. These three turns-rotation,revolution and precession are a great secret/sod and key to the profound teachings of the mekubalim/kabbalists. These movements provide us with the experience of shanah/time, olam/matter and nephesh/soul(being). The Earth turn called precession is the slow wobble that causes the polar skies to change slowly over a 26,000 year cycle.
The chart of "72" names relates to this great cycle and is a key to unlocking where we are in "time".

Monday, May 21, 2018

Turtle Talks Torah the song of Earth and Water lovers(part I)

Elemental Battle of Behemoth(Earth) and Leviathan(water)These are the shadow powers of the Earth and water elements that we have needed to transform with wisdom and Love
the 72 names from the three verses in the Torah
The three anomalous verses in the book of Shemot/Exodus(chapter 14:19-21) reveal who the great love dance of the creation is about. These lovers are the two sung about in the Song of Songs. Being that each of the three verses have 72 letters so when placed above each other they form 72 vertical three letter sacred names we have a hidden but discernible form of what the Asian wisdom lineages call the I Ching. This  reveals a dance of notation, a map based on a binary code(and Fibonacci) of open and closed lines in sets of three. With the proper direction of the verses(read from right to left)being open(yin-female) we get the trigram of Earth(three open lines). The Torah that holds these verses is referred to as the feminine garment of the Shechinah, the divine mother of the creation. She is the Etz Chaiim, the Tree of Life and first woman in Native American teachings.
Tibet calendar with eight trigrams around box of nine numbers

 If we consider the reversing of a verses direction as a closed(yang-male)line then we may consider the other permutations of the verses to get us eight sets of different 72 names. This gives the familiar eight permutations as on the Korean flag if we form all the eight possible permutations of the three lines from the book of Exodus. Included below are the three verses and the Tibetan calendar(image above) that has the trigrams surrounding the kamea/box magic square of nine in the center.(8X9=72). So depending on the direction we set the three verses we get the different permutations like in the trigrams of the I Ching(Book of Change). If we count all the separate lines of the eight trigrams we get twenty-four and multiplied by the nine different boxes(halls of the magic square) we get 24X9=216, the total of all the letters in the three verses from Exodus.

The ancient Hebrew sages reversed only the middle verse to get our familiar Shemhamphorash- name of 72 parts(picture above banner of this blog and on this post)). They say that the reverse directional line in the middle calls in the "destructive" angels and balance the power of the names with the top and bottom verses being the "good" angels in the proper direction. These verses are said to have been used by Mosheh/Moses to have HaShem part the sea of reeds as the Jews were fleeing Egypt to become a people of freedom. Here is the secret of how to reunite the waters of the above(Love) and below(desire) that were separated at the second day of creation in Genesis. You see with the reversing of the central line(verse 20) we get the trigram of water, a yang (closed line) in the middle and yin(open lines) above and below the closed one. In the next post we will discuss how the play of Earth and Water is spoken of in legend as the Behemoth(Earth animal) and Leviathan(water dragon) in Talmudic stories.  These animals hold also the shadows of these elements battling out in the human world as greed(earth) and hatred/jealousy(water).The perfected forms of these two elemental powers are personalized in the Kerubim(Cherubim) angelic Chiefs called Metatron(Enoch) and Sandalphon(Eliyahu). The work(tikun) of humanity and the wisdom lineages has been to perfect these raw elemental powers in a world where Love, Wisdom and Peace are the great guides. The uniting of the two Kerubim.

יט  וַיִּסַּע מַלְאַךְ הָאֱלֹהִים, הַהֹלֵךְ לִפְנֵי מַחֲנֵה יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַיֵּלֶךְ, מֵאַחֲרֵיהֶם; וַיִּסַּע עַמּוּד הֶעָנָן, מִפְּנֵיהֶם, וַיַּעֲמֹד, מֵאַחֲרֵיהֶם.19 And the angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud removed from before them, and stood behind them;
כ  וַיָּבֹא בֵּין מַחֲנֵה מִצְרַיִם, וּבֵין מַחֲנֵה יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַיְהִי הֶעָנָן וְהַחֹשֶׁךְ, וַיָּאֶר אֶת-הַלָּיְלָה; וְלֹא-קָרַב זֶה אֶל-זֶה, כָּל-הַלָּיְלָה.20 and it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud and the darkness here, yet gave it light by night there; and the one came not near the other all the night.
כא  וַיֵּט מֹשֶׁה אֶת-יָדוֹ, עַל-הַיָּם, וַיּוֹלֶךְ יְהוָה אֶת-הַיָּם בְּרוּחַ קָדִים עַזָּה כָּל-הַלַּיְלָה, וַיָּשֶׂם אֶת-הַיָּם לֶחָרָבָה; וַיִּבָּקְעוּ, הַמָּיִם.21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all the night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
The chart of the seventy-two names on this  blog's opening page(and above on this post) shows these verses separated into the generally accepted way of permutation of the Holy Name.
The next post will include the various tables of how the Rashbi uses the three verses from the Sepher HaZohar. There is a secret as to why they use several tables of each separate verses that will be revealed that is understood when this all is applied to the elements revealed in the different permutations of the verses.
Kamea of the box of nine numbers in Hebrew

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Turtle Talks Torah- the music of the upper waters- the final mem of Shamayim. The Whole Torah/Cal HaTorah(gematria=666)

These here are three Hebrew letters nestled within each other. Geometrically the line is the letter vav in the center emerging from the point of non-dimensionality(soul). It is the vav(6) of the word ohr(aleph-vav-resh) which is light- and the river of divine flow(shefa) manifesting the six directions of spatiality of the physical world. It is surrounded by the Samehk(60) of oceanic cycle and time both circular and heliacal. And enclosing this all is the closed mem(600) of the upper waters of tears(shamayim). This has been the great work of the various wisdom lineages. To bring in a world guided by the wisdom of Peace. This may be the basis of a good teaching for upcoming Tikkun Leil Shavuot. You see when the olam/world was manifested there was a separation of the upper waters(love) from the lower waters(desire) and it is said that the Source of love was therefore removed from the micono-the seat or throne of sovereignty. Our human work of mitzvot/deeds has been to remediate this and nestle back our world within the upper waters. The total value of these three letters(666) has been terribly misinterpreted in Christianity due to a misunderstanding of how the gnostics and kabbalists who taught about it were communicating great themes. The total value does resonate with the solar(kamea of the sun-see image) quality of dominion(power). By itself dominion corrupts socio-politically. But when applied to some of the other qualities of the seven heavenly raquin/firmaments it takes on another meaning. Each of these heavens and their planetary spheres has a special quality spoken of in the Sepher Yetzirah. For the dominion(sun/tipheres) of wisdom(quality of Shabbatai/Saturn) is all about a world where children are safe.Where the placing of embassies and capitals is not as important as caring for each other and the stranger. Like we do with the counting of the omer- each quality is modulated with one of the others- 7X7 and here is hidden the mystery of bringing in the final closed mem(as in Isaiah) and renewing the creation. The Sun/Tipheret of Malchus/Saturn. We pray for Peace.
Kamea/box of Saturn/Malchus=Wisdom/Numbers 1 to 9
total value=45
Hebrew Kamea/Box of the SUN= numbers 1 to 36 whose total value=666/Dominion
This is the kamea/magic square of the solar heaven. Midrash tells us that the upper Holy Temple is placed in this heaven of the sun. It is the grid of the 36 numbers 1 to 36 whose total value is 666. This is also the gematria value of Cal HaTorah- and is a sacred number of divine dominion/power in the Hebrew wisdom tradition. Of course dominion becomes tyranny without the balance of wisdom and love. The Christian gnostics hid a profound secret of the redemptive epoch in the infamous verse and chapter(13) of their book of Revelation that mentions this number. It is not the number of the "devil" that they were secretly referring to but the number of the gnostic or solar redeemer who brings in a world of Peace.(John Michell's book "City of Revelation" explains some of the true interpretation). The need for a lineage that sanctified the solar(Christian)calendar alongside our Jewish lunar prayer-form and lineage is one of the keys as to the reason HaShem created the different wisdom lineages and the religions that developed from them. 

Friday, May 04, 2018

Turtle Talks Torah of the Kochabim, the stars all have a name yet they are beyond counting....

The section in Rashbi's Sepher HaZohar of parsha Terumah has all the secrets of exactly when and how we entered this new epoch of civilization burgeoning all around us. The last post at Pesach/Passover explained when the return of Eliyahu HaNavi, chief of the Ophanim/wheels had been predicted to occur.(Zohar folio II 146b-Terumah) Then the commentary develops to how he would return to the sacred Earth and about the great Peace we pray for everyday.
"Rabbi Eleazar and Rabbi Abba were sitting together one evening, and when it grew dark they went into a garden by the Lake of Tiberias. As they were going they saw two stars rush towards one another from different points in the sky, meet, and then disappear. How mighty are the works of the Holy One...Who can understand it?, these two stars emerging from different directions, meeting and disappearing?....If all of humankind since the first human were to come together to count the stars, they would not succeed in numbering them, but of the Holy One it says, "He counts the number of stars, He calleth them by their names"9Psalm 147)... In the Book of the Wisdom of the East, it says, speaking of certain stars which form a tail(comets) in the firmament, that on Earth there are herbs, of the kind that are called "elixirs of Life", and precious stones, and fine gold, which forms within the breast of high mountains, under shallow water-which are all ruled by those comets by whose influence they grow and is the glance of that luminous tail which such stars trail after them across the sky that causes those things to flourish." Zohar Terumah folio II 171b.(Simon & Levertoff translation) These sentences are just a few lines away from the sentences about the year of the  return of Eliyah(in the last post) and they actually explain the parameters needed for that event to have been accomplished. Indeed a very special comet that never had been here before passed by the Earth in the year 1990/5750 whose perihelion(close approach to the sun) was on April 9th,1990- the very night of the Passover/Pesach. It was called Comet

Austin, named after the astronomer who first spotted it in the sky.
The coming of a sacred comet called the "Stars with tails Beings" by the native elders(Grandmother Twylah Nitsch- in "Other Council Fires Were Here Before Ours") has an ancient history marking great changes and in Native America it is associated with the the appearance of White Buffalo Calf Woman called the "Whopeh", the star maiden. She holds the water soul of the Earth(Chayah in Hebrew) as the Spirit of the plant world, The sacred Tree- Etz Chaiim- Tree of Life in the Hebrew.
She is the female lover "Shulameet"dancing in the "Holy of Holies" the Shir HaShirim- "Song of Songs" and the very name of the new world she brings to us is also mentioned in the end of the 'Song of Songs". We will reveal that soon as we celebrate these beautiful Sabbaths that we count during these days. This post for the Malchus Shebeh' Hod- Sovereignty of Gratefulness that is glorious- Hodu!

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Turtle Talks Torah of the Hidden Prophecy of Song of all Songs

The Shir HaShirim is sung today on the 8th day of Passover around the world. There is a hidden chronology in the song as well as other secrets. The Rashbi in his Sepher HaZohar tells us that the song(which he calls the Holy of Holies/Kedosh Kedoshim) covers the entire history of the Jewish people including the final Yovel/jubillee and great Sabbath of global Peace. There are 117 verses in the eight chapters of the song. If each represents a fifty year jubillee period then we multiple 115 X 50=5750. That was the year 1990 on the secular solar calendar. The parsha Terumah commentary of the Zohar explains with a big hint that this year-1990/5750 would be the return of Eliyahu HaNavi/Elijah the prophet. It evens mentions the year in the Gregorian number as
"One thousand nine hundred ninety raqain/firmaments" when a celestial chief(sar/angel) could return to the Earth.. That is a big hint that the last of the four exiles of the Jews, that of Edom/Rome would end with that ROMAN
year. Many globe changing events occurred in the year after that including the break up of the Soviet Union. The holiday of the Pesach/Passover also celebrates with the welcoming prayer the return of Elijah who helps bring Peace to the world as the prophet Malachi recorded.
We are now a full 28 years since that date of 5750/1990 on the Passover. 28 years is a full cycle of the planetary sphere Shabbatai/Saturn and it has moved back into the sign of the GEDI/goat-kid. Saturn is there now with Pluto/Ashmodai/(Lillith) and Mars/Meadim. This is rare and highly significant. This 28 year cycle of the planet Shabbati/Saturn is the key to the rare 28 year Birchas haChamah, the blessing of the sun which I covered in a previous post.
After the 115th verse of the Shir HaShirim the next verse, next to last of the entire song involves a shout for all listening.
יג  הַיּוֹשֶׁבֶת בַּגַּנִּים, חֲבֵרִים מַקְשִׁיבִים לְקוֹלֵךְ--הַשְׁמִיעִנִי.13 Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken for thy voice: 'Cause me to hear it.'

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Turtle Talks the Seed and the Tree: An Analogy of the Divine Creation

A world as ours where creative, loving and imaginative unique individuals may be found is a sign for some of us that the ultimate source of this creation also holds all the qualities of a creative unique individual including uniqueness and individuality. Did this world happen by chance from the original mix of forces and elements or is the world a conscious creation? Many of the newer and diverse views of “God” within the Jewish tradition steer away from this idea that the Creator has unique individuality. Some of this has been a reaction against the old man in the sky view of a punishing deity. Also folks have tried to fit their understanding of the divine so as to align more with the scientific views of the origins of the creation and the time/space- matter/energy only shape of the world. With such confusion and differing contrasting concepts and views of the ‘Supreme Deity” here is offered an analogy that may help reveal the true shape of the “Elephant” so to speak (from the legend of the five blind men and the elephant).
If we may conceive of the entire living creation as a vast mighty tree as many ancient cultures have we may also envision her ultimate source as an original seed. The life in the seed is the very divine essence that flows throughout the tree and into every single individual cell. Each individual cell contains the life essence (divine spark) and the complete information within it (DNA) that define all the qualities of the original seed and the entire tree. (We are made in the image of HaShem)  
In this analogy the only spin needed to understand a fit in the conceptual view of an omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient deity which ancient Jewish tradition ascribes to the Holy One is to understand that the original seed is eternal and unchanging.  This original seed also exists as the ever flowing fount of divine life essence into the great tree that is creation.
We may understand that there is a variegated array of the function of different single cells in the structure of the great tree. There are of course cells as part of the roots, trunk, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds. Certain cells are destined to themselves become seeds and this state of the individual cell may be understand as that of an “enlightened” individual with the many different names that various religious/spiritual traditions ascribe to a fully present awakened individual. This seed state within the tree may also be understood as an individual that has become so fully cognizant of the array of unique qualities that she carries that she comes into a close relationship and knowing of the original seed (I and Thou).
Different religions and spiritual traditions may have a variation or spin on this analogy that would better fit their own world view, divine view and understanding of the individual in relation to the greater world and the divine.  Some traditional Jews may argue with this analogy and cite the Rambam where he says that the Creator(haBoreh) has no form so how may we conceive of that one in the form of a seed? In the ancient Jewish worldview (from the Sepher Yetzirah) there are three realms- time(shanah),space(olam) and soul(nephesh) unlike the modern view of only time/space. Therefore the original seed may not have to be embodied in a physical corporeal form to exist since the realm of soul is as original as the space/time physical world and as real. Various Buddhist traditions may understand this seed as a state achieved through Buddhist practice but a state that is not to be attached to or understood as having any permanency or hierarchial importance. This would be the greatest difference in Buddhism where the idea of deity is not usually a concern except in relation to the many deities in some traditions as in Tibet. Great secrets may be revealed and I believe have been discovered by folks venturing into sincere loving interfaith comparison (The Jew in the Lotus). Some Christians might believe that the Original seed is like the “Father”, the entire life of the tree like the “Holy Spirit” and the “Son” once appeared embodied in a new seed that started teaching the other “cells” about the original seed. These different spins have become elements of faith and dogma in some instances but how they all fit together might be of interest in further interfaith dialogue.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Midrash/Story of Tu B'Shevat and Full moon of Healing for the TREES

I am sure you all know that a tree has the ability to eat the light of a star, our Sun!
So let us go into a love story about Trees and Stars based on ancient Hebrew texts canonical and midrashic. Are you familiar with he Song of Songs, Shir HaShirim?
According to Rabbi Akiba it is the holiest of all the ketubim/writings. He said it is the the very Holy of holies itself, that the whole world is not the worth the day that Shir haShirim was given to people of Yisrael.”  He said it contains the whole history of the Jewish people from exile to freedom including the great Sabbath of a world at Peace.
The song lists seven different varieties of special trees in its few short chapters. These are Nut trees, palm trees, fruit trees, lumber yielding trees, spice trees, incense trees and the oil yielding olive trees.
The song holds the story of two lovers whose identities have been explored by many commentators and which we are told by kabbalists holds the greatest secret of our wisdom tradition. Trees can be our guide in lifting the veil on their identities just a little tonight.
Now when HaShem created the upper Eden which held a spirit ocean called the lake of Tears, This was surrounded by several of these stately beautiful trees.  What if the lovers of the song were two of those trees who sensed each others wafting fragrance and fell passionately in love? They may have been the apple and the Palm tree known a the Tafuach and Tamar in the song. This was a new fiery kind of Love that caused all the trees to flower, to shake and shimmer and the waters to start rippling and it shook the entire creation and the waters began to flow into four mighty rivers manifesting the entire physical olamim or worlds. We read about that in the beginning of Sefer Bereishis,Genesis when it says that the waters above and below were divided.
In the first verse of the song we hear of Shlomo, the King whose name is Peace but commentators tell us that is a cover for the divine Source, The Holy One. And in chapter seven we are given the name of his lover as the Shulamite, a name whose root also means Peace.  Could they be ancient tree spirits?
Many different Earth based indigenous wisdom traditions honor the Trees as, helpful, wise and providential spirits often related to spirits called kachinas here in New Mexico born out of the different forms of water such as rivers, springs, lakes and oceans. These interface with our human world in that some inspire us to develop the arts and wisdom sciences that have fueled our developing cultural journeys throughout history.
There are three ancient beings in European legend known as the original archaic muses, who inspire beauty and balance in our lives.
One is said to have been born from the movement of water.
The second one emerged from the vibration of air in a column of  wood .
An the third sprang  from the vibration of the human voice.
In ancient images the muse Terpsichore carries a chelys, a special kind of lyre made from a turtle shell with two strings. Just two strings. These two strings are another way of expressing that the entire creation is made from the dance of two lovers whose desire for each other has actually caused the Holy one to create the dance of polarity: shamayim,-the heavens; and the aretz- the Earth. The Tohu and Bohu, the light and dark, the day and night and the morning and evening. These five pairs were all manifested on the yom echad, the day One in the very first words of Torah and like the circle of ten hidden in the heart of the apple they are dancing our world into being every moment. It is the dancing turning of the Earth globe that gives us these ten original players of our daily and nightly experience. We just need to consciously  join their dance with our minds, our hearts and our modechka, the power of our souls.
Consider Genesis 2:9: And out of the ground made HaShem to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and the not good. Are these two trees the original lovers?
From the song:
 “AS an apple tree among the tree of the wood, so is my beloved among young men. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.”(II-3)
One of the two lovers says as they dance:
‘Behold you are beautiful, my beloved, truly lovely, our couch is Raeinanah-freshness and renewing life.”(I-16)
The prayer of our human voice sings from the holiest of songs:
“Who is that coming up from the wilderness, the midbar, leaning upon her beloved? Under the apple tree I awakened you, there your mother was in travail with you, there she who bore you was in travail.” “Set me as a seal on your heart , as a seal upon your arm for love is as strong as death,… Its flashes are flashes of fire, the fire of the daughter of yah shalhevetyah.(raising the seal in the core of the apple)
SHOOVI----SHOOVI---SHULAMITE- Return, return, O Shulammite; Return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulammite? As it were a dance of two companies.
Shoovi, shoovi, shoovi Return oh Shulamite, you who dance the dance of Peace and Caring, you who shake the world with power and passion and bring us to our knees so that we honor each other, the creation and the Source of Love.
May this one whose names means Peace bless our Earth and all her peoples, and bless the trees, who call us to awareness of the great love that made the world.

Thank You to Arlene Goldbard for editing this writing.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Turtle Talks Torah of Tov(good) and the Raa(not good)

The advantage in understanding the basic nature of creation in math and ancient wisdom texts is to understand the more profound reasons for why the Holy One set up the wisdom lineages and the religions that grew around them. Then we may move past the "like and dislike" that people have for certain religions and understand how they have all been essential- yes for a kind of "triumphalism" of goodness over what is not good. The true basis of polarity is essential in the first words of Torah and in the Sepher Yetzirah, both the primers of the real whispered Kabbalah, not the pop stuff with the one chart that is not the essential of this lineage of initiation- ie.."Whispered teachings". There are five polarities in the first 52 words of Torah: Heavens/Earth; Tohu/Bohu;light/darkness;day/night;evening/morning. I deal with these source qualities extensively in this blog that reintegrates the true geo-centric worldview that the Kabbalists,Gnostics, Sufi's,Buddhists, Hindus,etc.... and all the others internalized and understood. Those TEN in the first words of torah are the Ten sephirot- the vertices or endpoints of FIVE dimensions. The Sepher Yetzirah develops this teaching in relation to the Golden Mean/Fibonacci series and why the Holy One gave us this Bris/covenant of the tongue-sacred whispered teachings and the Bris/covenant of the flesh at EIGHT days- naming ceremony where the seventh Fibonacci number(0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13) meets the OCTAVE.(all on this blog) The dimension defined as Tov vRaa-Good and evil in the S.Y is a MAP of directions of the dimension of soul that we may choose to face towards- Towards good or away. Whenever evil is mentioned in Tanach- it is as a compass point on a map of CHOICE. HaShem did not create evil or evil entities. The spin of fundamentalist traditions that give equal power to the "Satan/adversary" as
Basic nature of polarity in color and directions on the medicine wheels

Polarity and unity in the letter Aleph

The original and continual flow of the stream of the ten sephirot that manifest life and the golden mean and creation. The edge segments in relation to the radii of the ten arms are 1:1.618=the Golden Section/Fibonacci
actual dudes coming out to get us is FUNDAMENTALLY wrong. The yotzer raa=evil impulse is the urge in each of us to act in ways that do not bring goodness into our world and do not help each other and our sacred Earth.