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, December 02, 2006

the break of a new dawn

Last weeks torah portion began with the setting of the sun, the orb of illumination, and the dream vision. We mentioned how this relates to the 40 year time period we entered in 5750/1990 known as the kibbutz galiot, the ingathering of exiles. The great focus of this weeks parsha is usually on the struggle of Jacob during the night and his blessing and receiving the new name of Yisrael/Israel. This naming happens right as the new dawn breaks. The Sepher HaZohar’s commentary on this relates it to the gradual manifestation of the light of this redemptive era. When I speak with people about how it is that we have entered this very special 40 year period they often respond with “how could this be?, times are so scary and there is so much violence and despair.” The answer to this response is right here in the Zohar on this parsha(Zohar 170a-b).”Let me go, for the day breaketh”,”and from the Song of Songs:” Who is she that looketh forth as the dawn, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, terrible as an army with banners?”(S.S.VI,10)This verse refers to Israel, at the time when the holy one, B’H, will raise them up and bring them out of captivity. At that time he will first open for them a tiny aperture of light, then another somewhat larger, and so on until He will throw open for them the supernal gates.” So there are actually four stages hinted at in the Song of Songs for the 40 years we are in now. The first is the beginning of light = “Who is she that looketh forth like the dawn”- the first tiny streak of light. The next is “fair as the moon”, then the third is as” clear as the sun” and the fourth stage with the strongest light at full strength=“terrible as an army with banners”. Many commentaries of scholars and Rabbis through the centuries have mentioned this gradual appearance of the promised healed world of Tikkun olam.
The Zohar further on explains or alludes to a deeper level of how this changed world will be manifested. This whole parsha is about Jacob and his brother Esau who is the ancestor of Edom. The several kings of Edom are very important players in the mysteries of the created world and there crowns were said to be hidden according to the Book of Concealed Mystery within the Zohar. Here we are told about one of these special “hidden” crowns. The Zohar about this secret quotes the book of SamuelII “And he took the crown of Malcam from off his head; and the weight thereof was a talent of gold, and in it were precious stones; and it was set on David’s head.” We are told that this crown was of the King of the Ammonites, of Edom, and it had an idol image engraved on it, that of the serpent, which had been disfigured earlier so that David could wear it. The words in the verse for “precious stones” actually reads “v’ebeyn yikarah” which could also mean The rare, precious eben/stone - alluding to the eben shetiyah - the foundation stone of the holy temple which also is hinted at as the very stone that Jacob used as a pillow in the last parsha. So David’s crown is actually that of one of the former Kings of Edom, descendants of Esau! And it contains the sacred Eben/stone.In this is a great secret. This is a direct reference to the place of the mineral world in the uniting of the priestly lineages and the joining of the upper and lower realms right here in the physical “kingdom”.
The end of the Zohar on this section speaks about the Psalm of David, the Halleluyah psalm, and the praise for the creator between midnight and the break of Dawn. Then is mentioned the second to last verse of the Song of Songs - “The companions hearken for thy voice, cause me to hear it”. This is the 116th verse of the 117 verses of the holiest of the writings. As stated before, the Zohar tells us in it’s Terumah portion(143b) that this song contains the whole history of Israel from the beginning to the Sabbath millennium. If each of it’s 117 verses is a fifty year jubilee period we have 115X50=5750/1990 when we entered these special 40 years of the present verse, the 116th= “The companions hearken for thy voice, cause me to hear it”!

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