The Holiest of all the ketuvim/writings is Shir HaShirim/Song of Songs which unravels in incredible splendour the dawning of a physical creation blossoming with the beauty and bounty from the Source of all. This source is often referred to in the song as the Ain/zero-nothing and with this key this sometimes inscrutable sealed book may be understood. For out times now in the last week of the three traditional weeks of mourning, we may speak about the establishment of the third Beit HaMikdash/Holy Temple. Some of the great sages such as Rabbi Moses Chaim Luzzato and Rashi have taught that the 3rd holy house is eternal in the fifth continuum/being world, and it would just need to be "hooked up" so to speak in a special way to the physical Earth. The Zohar tells us that the gates of the destroyed temple were sunk into the Earth; "and further, it is because thy goodness is hidden within thee that the gates of the temple sank into the ground, as it is written, "Sunk(Tabe'u)in the ground are her gates"(Lam.II,9)"ZoharI,28a. Here is a key which the Song of Songs is very much involved with. The crystalline mineral world is our connection with the third holy temple and our own nephesh/blood soul. We are through our own initiations as humans of the adamah/red Earth re-connecting our souls and hence all the worlds that interpenetrate the sacred Earth. This is happening now. One verse in the Song is especially good for the next few weeks as that powerful planetary square takes place between Shabbatai/Saturn in the aryeh/lion, and Me'adim/mars in the shur/bull. Verse V:10 in Shir HaShirim and notice the number value of this verse. The V=5,the letter heh and the 10=the letter yod= fifteen=Yah. For 15 is the key column and row value of the kamea/magic square(see image above of 3X3 grid) of Shabbatai/Saturn and the total value=45=adam and odem: "My beloved is all radiant and ruddy, distinguished among ten thousand." Short but oh so sweet! Here in this verse is the depth of a secret that reveals a level of initiation that this sealed song is concerned about. Another translation could be "My beloved is the dazzling brilliant red morning star prominent among the numerous and myriads of heavenly chiefs." the word edom(ruddy) is the root for the Hebrew name of the present morning star/Me'adim/mars who is in the strong Earth sign of Shur/Taurus and squaring Shabbatai/Saturn in the Lion. This is about the gate and key to the heaven and soul level of the Chayah where the Adam Rishon/first, male and female reside. From here in this palace flows all potential sexuality into our world. This edom/Adam has numerous deep kabbalistic connections including the Adam qadmon/complete human, Esau-edom/Rome and the Kings of Edom whose metal crowns fell into the Earth(Zohar/Book of Concealed Mystery) and needed to be lifted up again. The magic square of Me'adim/mars whose image is above reveals important "sealed" information about this palace. It has twenty-five boxes (5X5 grid)which are the number of letters in the Shema/ the Jewish proclamation of faith. The middle box has the value of thirteen which is the value of the Hebrew word Echad, the last word of the Shema. Each row and column and diagonal add up to 65= the value of Adonai. This is the name associated with malchut/kingdom.This is a "little" of why the bright red morning star is so important. Next Tuesday is the ninth of Av-Tishab'Av and Tuesday has Me'Adim/Mars as the planetary ruler. This is what the Zohar has to tell us about this special palace of Me'adim;"When that spirit enters the Palace of Love the love-yearning for the supernal kisses is aroused, those concerning which it is written:"And Jacob kissed Rachel"(Gen.XXIX,11), so that the kisses of the supernal love are duly brought forth, and they are the beginning of the awkening of all supernal love, attachment and union. For this reason the Hymn(Shir HaShirim) begins with the words:"Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth."Now who is "he"? He who is hidden within the supernal concealment......This is the starting point of all esoteric mysteries, itself being unknowable(ain)...."ZoharII,146b.
In the same way it is said that calamities have come upon the holy people because they could not handle the rarefied power of an earth linked with the beith HaMikdash to the fifth continuum/heavens, so has the understanding of M'edom-m'edim been hidden. This planetary chief/Rav of the marvavah/myriad star chiefs, veils a very special hechalot/palace. We on earth are connected in a new way to this firmament as did the ancient first Temple allow a certain conduit of blessing come into the earth from the being world. The Shalom Shalem/ Peace is actually the very ground nature of our world now because of this connection. The true nature of the great peacemaking morning star, as the Native Americans tell in their legends, is being revealed in a renewed creation. They predicted the return to the earth world of the blessing-healing power of beings associated with this sphere, the feathered dragons/serpents who in Hebrew are the holy Seraphim. We must walk carefully on and with the beloved Adamah/Earth. The true love/Ahavah= 13 = Echad/unity is the blessings of the Holiest of Songs.