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".

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Four Keys/sword of Metatron/32 Paths

In the Sepher HaZohar commentary for this weeks parsha, Acharei Mot, is a seemingly obscure writing about the four keys that are mentioned in other places in Zohar. These are referred to in the aggadah/legends as being given to Eliyahu/Elijah and having the power of openings- bringing rain, bringing bread, opening the womb(of a sterile woman) and opening the tomb(raising the dead). Obscure references to these keys and there relation to the megraphia, the shovel of fire(a sacred vessel), can be found in a couple of places in the Zohar. Here in this section the four keys are related specifically to the four directions of the world but they are blended colors together rendering one color. Out of these four keys with the color of four precious stones we have related the connection to the sixty strong warriors led by one youth. From the Song of Songs in reference to the guardians of King Solomon’s bed, this youth always refers to Metatron , one of the two Cherubim that supports the throne of initiation. In fact we have a description of the very sword of this being, which is quite unusual and for people into the practical received kabbalah it has been a reminder of the whispered teachings about the fashioning of the kedoshim, the holy vessels of Solomon’s wisdom. These “vessels” are directly related to initiation and the tikkun olam, the repair of the world by bringing the sacred throne into the physical, always involving the two guardians, the cherubim.
The youth girded with the sword is said to stand in thirteen worlds(ten directions(endpoints of five continuums) and three “zero” forms of light(ain soph). The sword is described, “There is a crystal mirror on this sword. On the top of the sword glistens the color red in the midst of the crystal” Then it continues, They (the valiant warriors)turn forward in several ways and no one knows them except one WORM that swims among the fish of the yama/the sea. All rocks that pass over them break up.” Those familiar with the legends can discern the obscure reference to the shamir, which is sometimes described as a small worm, the size of an omer/seed, that breaks all hard rocks and was used by Shlomo/Solomon to build the temple. All of this has to do with the lineage of initiation of Solomon and an earlier reference to Solomon and Hiram point this out in a surprising way. It tells us that with his wisdom Solomon explained to Hiram that he was not a deity as he had proclaimed himself! Hiram had stated that he sat in the seat of the Elohim. Therefore Solomon had explained to Hiram the difference of a temple-school of initiation verses the land of magic that Abraham left where magicians thought themselves to be the seats of power they discovered. This in a sense saved Hiram from great difficulty and caused peace to occur between them. “ And Adonai gave Solomon wisdom. And how did Solomon display this wisdom that HaShem gave him? First in this way that he made Hiram assume a more modest frame of mind. For we have been taught that Hiram at first set himself up as a god, as it is written,” Thou hast said that I am a god, I sit in the seat of Elohim(Ezek.28:2)”. Solomon however with his wisdom induced him to give up these claims, and he deferred to him, and therefore it is written, “and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon”.(ZoharIII-61a). We also know from the Book of Enoch that Metatron himself got in big trouble for sitting in the world of the throne and thereby leading astray one of the four sages, called Acher, who entered paradise. This sage thought there were two powers in heaven when he saw Metatron sitting and the Cherub was punished with sixty lashes of fire for this infraction. We have here a teaching about what we are here for and what we are not here for. Peace is spreading in this world as people come into understanding the deeper wisdom of a world built by a temple-school of initiation. Love pours out of the source of the creation and can be accessed by all peoples who
learn the ways of the waters that come and go from the great Yam, the sea of beingness. Miriam as stated earlier was a Chieftess of the Sea, a Mar-Yam and the water of wisdom flows from the deep places freely. The entire world is at the threshold, the brink of this leap, this quantum leap from an empty four continuum competitive race to where?, to loneliness. The horrible slaughter
on the college campus, with 32 people and the killer himself, the 33rd death, reveals in a horrific form the twisted mirror image of the fulfilled being journey. We are told that the concealed paths of the life journey , in the first line of the Seher Yetzira, the primer of Kabbalah, are Beshleshim vaShteim - 32. We know this hints at a five continuum world, for a five-D hypercube has 32(lev/lamed-beth=heart=32) corner points. This means that each fully alive and in Love and wisdom-Chesed- human being lives in the center of a vast world of being like a cube with 32 corner points surrounding them. Any other person we meet in our life journey can be like one of these point like portals connected to the big Yam, the sea of soul. We are the 33rd centerpoint, like the great 33rd day of the counting of the omer, when only good stuff happened. LagbOmer, the 33rd day brings us to the tiphereth of tiphereth if we are counting up the tree of life/Etz Chaim, the place of beauty and balance, opened to a great love. The “Jewish” take on purgatory, the gehinnom is a place severed from the flow of loving friendship, comrades walking the journey that connects the two oceans, the souls of this world-the kingdom, and the upper world-Binah, where we climb to open, the yovel, the jubilee gate of fifty that opens the upper waters of love to the entire globe.

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