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".

Saturday, November 25, 2006

the ladder/illumination

This weeks Torah portion concerns the story of the famous ladder of Jacob which he saw in his dream. The angel governors of the worlds' nations ascend and descend on this ladder. The Sepher HaZohar commentary on this is deep and comprehensive. Again we have the divine governors of all nations and the beginning of a lineage, that of Jacob/Israel, who will play a major role in unifiying these divine soul sparks that guide all peoples of the world. These few verses have a huge amount of commenatry in the Zohar, concerning the angelic realm and their relationship to the Earth. The Zohar tell us that the placing of the stone under the head of Jacob actually refers to the four angelic heads, in the aramaic -" learba sitreen d'aylama" - the four rulers/heads of the world, similar to the sanskrit name rishi whose root - rosh- means head. The four directions of the world then are mentioned- which Jacobs' offspring will spread out to, these are the west, east,north and south. These "directions" will be familiar to many as the four winds ruled by the four angelic governors/heads. We are told that there are three "precious pearls" in each direction giving us a set of twelve very special angels actually named in the Zohar. Some may recognize these as the twelve six-winged seraphim giving us the 12X6=72 sarim or princes/governors of all the language groups of the world. The commentary about the verse in Torah concerning this special ladder tells us that, "and behold, HaShem/the Source, stood above it" means that Jacob saw all this as a, "keshura demehemnuta"(Zohar Aramaic) a "knot of faith". This ladder bound together all the depths or directions/sephirot that encompass the creation into one form connected to the Source. So we are given here how Jacob as the sacred twin who is as the lord of the light realm, the upper world(read last post)- including the stars and the beings that interface with them; will begin a progeny that will manifest as a mirror of the celestial in a journey of a people among all the peoples of the world. All this began with a stone that became a pillow. This is not only interpreted as metaphor. For the same book of secrets spoken of in the aggadah/legends made of sapphire stone that the first Adam was given by the angel Raziel(which is one of the twelve mentioned here in the Zohar!) was passed down and said to have been carried by Jacob. And this holy place, this HaMakom, where he met up with his own destiny, is the very dwelling place of the Creator.
The Shemesh, the sun is mentioned at the beginning of the parsha - it is setting and so Jacob finds the place to settle down to sleep. We are told in the commentary that it rises in Beer-Sheba from where Jacob is traveling and sets in Charan, the west towards where he is going. The cycles of this orb that illuminates, are very important and we can understand a symmetry within the 40 year period of history(read last post) that we are in now. A gradual sunrise of peace and justice is expected in our times and a beautiful and hopeful synchronicity may be seen in how we mark our sacred calendar. The 40 years we are in now parallel the 40 years after leaving slavery/mitzraim, this began in 5750/1990. This began precisely at the Pesach/passover which was April 9,1990/Nisan15,5750. One full turn of the 19 year hebrew calendar, within which all the shearim- the soul gates are fully experienced, comes to a completion in the spring,Nisan15/April,9 of 5769/2009. It so happens that the 28 year cycle of the birkhat HaChamah, the blessing of the Sun is celebrated at sunrise on April 8, 2009(nisan14,5769). This is when the sun according to the talmudic sages returns exactly to the place it was in relation to the earth, when it was created. The herald of the next stage in this sunrise of beauty and justice is already being perceived from the sacred well of seven -the Beer-Sheba from which Jacob travels from in the east. This place is always illuninated by the Shemesh/sun.As we now enter the month of Kislev with the festival of lights, the planet earth is actually moving to her closest place to the sun in distance during the yearly orbit(apogee)even though the days are growing shortest. Many peoples around the globe celebrate illumination and joy.

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