We begin anew the cycle of our sacred circle. This circle that defines the divine immanence in our world is the 22 Hebrew letters and the living Torah. This shamans magic circle is how we affect the Earth in becoming the tabernacle that glows with the primordial light. The prologue of the book of this light, Sepher HaZohar, describes this sacred circle of the numinous, thirteen petals, the attributes of mercy, and five strong sepals, the gates of redemption. These are the number of words in the Torah that separate the first mention of the creative power - the Elohim. Eighteen words in all 13 + 5 = 18. We are now in this year 5768 completing the first 18 years since the year 5750 when at the passover we entered the period called the ingathering. The eighteen also equals the value of the Hebrew word for life and the number of wings of the three strangers who first visited Abraham and began a covenantal arrow through time that would bring "the time of singing and the voice of the turtledove in our land" as the Song of Songs and the prologue of Zohar relates to us. The three (3)strangers,the five(5) sepals of the Rose,the covenant at eight(8)days and the thirteen(13)petals we recognize as the important numbers in the Fibonacci series-the golden mean unfolding as the signature of Life -the fifth continuum of being in the physical universe. This is the life=18 of the Chayah who is the bundle of life of the being world that supports the physical creation. Ezekiel saw all of this including the Chayah on the sacred sapphire throne. This prologue of Zohar also tells us about the souls who appear in our time to announce the fulfillment of the great work; "Thus when Joseph entered the Holy Land he planted them there, and thus they "appeared on the Earth" and revealed themselves there. When do they become visible? When the rainbow/keshet betokens that "the time of pruning is come"...and who is it that upholds the world and causes the patriarchs to appear? It is the voice of tender children studying the Torah; and for their sakes the world is saved..." Zohar I-1a.
The rainbow is the visible key to the most secret and sacred of the lodge of initiations- the seven colors that the celestial beings may wear as the sign of their office. Our Earth lodge has entered a new time, the fifth world amongst American Native Elders, where the planet Herself has joined with the rainbow chiefs in a new cycle. The planet Meadim/Mars in the sky is being a bright herald signifying this change to the entire world as mentioned in the previous post. This globe gets ever brighter in the sky as we complete the first eighteen years of the ingathering. We pray that the people will listen for the sound and see the rainbow lodge of color. For the traditional Jews we are entering the completion stage of the Nineteen blessings of the Amidah, the standing prayer. The nineteenth is completed with the Birchat HaChamah, the blessing of the sacred Sun at the eve of the pesach,5769. Our very footsteps are dancing a holy rhythm.