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".

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The new dawn star/"Peacemaker" and the Solstice eclipse

"Selected sky events in the coming weeks/months/years--

Here are scheduled "In the Sky" events visible in Colorado(and NM)

Source: US Naval Observatory Astronomical Almanac,

Local information and updates:


MERCURY: EVENING STAR 2011: Mar, July, Oct/Nov

MERCURY: MORNING STAR 2011: Jan, May, Sept, Dec


VENUS: MORNING star Jan-Jul 2011, then EVENING star Sep-Dec 2011


MARS: MORNING STAR much of 2011: Apr-Dec. Next opposition/close approach in 2012."

As previously mentioned the rare solstice eclipse occurred on a Yom haShleishi/Tuesday whose planetary chief is Meadim/mars according to the mekubalim. This means that the color of the eclipsed levanah/moon as red is directly related to the color of the planetary heaven of meadim/mars and the intrinsic quality of this hechal/"palace". The positive qualities of this change for the Earth will be become more visible and "real" as we approach this coming month of April/Nisan when the planet meadim/mars appears as the Dawn star on the eastern horizon. The event of the eclipse was like the beginning of the underground growth of a tree which really begins to wax as we enter the Hebrew months of Shevat and Adar in the spring. The physical planet Meadim/mars was and is actually conjunct, very close to the sun, at the eclipse and so not visible in the sky now. There is a lot of mis-information about the qualities of this planetary chief due to the dominance of the popular Greco-Roman mythology which stresses only the kelippot/shell(negative/imbalanced) value of the planetary heaven. This has kept hidden the true "value" of the red Dawn star. The ancient Skidi-Pawnee sky watchers of Turtle island called this Dawn star the "Peacemaker" elder brother of the more well known planet Nogah/venus who is really the "evening star".

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Honoring the Center

True interfaith community is beginning to happen. This can be supported when the "spin" of each religious tradition is understood, how it may have been of value at one time to perpetuate the specific prayer form lineage. Then the essential part of the "work" of that religion needs to be delved into and then we may all accept each other within the profound gratefulness that Mother Earth is here just for us. That is what this blog has been about basically for the five years it has been around the web. The medicine wheels and how they relate to the human soul root Tree, especially get to the heart of the matter. In hearing of the call to prayer of the Native American elders this week for the solstice eclipse it reminded me of the heartfelt teachings and vision of the Lakota elder chief Black Elk and the wisdom of the "Six Grandfathers", the Daybreak Star, and the sprouting Tree in the Center of it all. Here is his final prophecy from the 1930's ce book "The Sacred Pipe" about the Center of it all:
Black Elk explains in his book “The Sacred Pipe” the seventh sacred rite of the Lakota People; called Throwing of the Ball:
"First, it is a little girl, and not an older person, who stands at the centre and throws the ball. This is as it should be, for just as Wakan-Tanka is eternally youthful and pure, so is this little girl who has just come from Wakan-Tanka, pure and without any darkness [Ignorance of His light. Ed.]. Just as the ball is thrown from the centre to the four quarters, so Wakan-Tanka is at every direction and is everywhere in the world; and as the ball descends upon the people, so does His power… The game… represents the course of a man’s life, which should be spent in trying to get the ball, for the ball represents Wakan-Tanka, or the universe…”
“At this sad time today among our people, we are scrambling for the ball, and some are not even trying to catch it, which makes me cry when I think of it. But soon I know it will be caught, for the end is rapidly approaching, and then it will be returned to the center, and our people will be with it. It is my prayer that this be so, and it is in order to aid in this “Recovery of the ball”, that I have wished to make this book.”
A true "interfaith" movement shows us that we are not only scrambling these days to "catch the ball" but we have succeeded and now as a community we are finding the center."
Baruch HaShem! and good Shabbos Shemot; Shabbos Geulah

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Earth Dragon Solstice eclipse/Full Moon of Tevet

This total eclipse at midnight on December 20/21 visible for much of America will have a Seventy-two minute long period of totality on the longest night of the year. A total lunar eclipse has not happenned on the winter solstice since 1638 ce. This is the full moon of the Hebrew month of Tevet.This month in the ancient Hebrew wisdom corresponds to the organ of the liver(twelve months=twelve meridian systems)whose function is to purify and is associated with the Nachash/serpent. This month is also related to the tribe of Dan whose way/Derek is like a serpent according to Torah.This eclipse occurs on a Tuesday which is the Hebrew Yom haShleishi , the third day under guardianship of the red planet Meadim/Mars. In fact the Hebrew legends/aggadah tell us that the cold nature of the levanah/moon is warmed by the red glow of the planetary chief meadim/mars. As the reflective illusory white light of the moon is obscured by the body of the Earth so the moon takes on the red glow which is really her own. We pray that the passionate dance between the soul of Earth who is known as the Avvenyu/water serpent among the Pueblos Indians, and the sky dragon, source of all movement, called the Teli in the Hebrew wisdom, helps awaken humanity to the flood of Chesed/lovingkindness.(For those into Hebrew gematria/number knowledge we are in the 72nd year of the 58th Hebrew century(5771). 72= Chesed/love and 58 = both both Noach, from the first flood, and Chen=grace.) Both Zohar and the Qumran scrolls predict a second flood of mighty "upper waters" to flood and purify the entire Earth with Chesed.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Flood of Chesed/Total Eclipse

In this century of the Hebrew calendar count we are at 58 - the 58th century. Fifty-eight is the value of the name of Noach who carried the root nefesh level of soul of all of humanity. This century we are living through the awakening of this global soul and the flood of a new vibration of chesed, lovingkindness in our olam/world. The longest night this year is brightened by the full moon of the month of tevet which is also a total eclipse where the globe of the Earth blocks most of the light of the sun from reaching the moon. The flood of love in our Earth was predicted in the scrolls of Qumran in the fragment of the sometimes called “the birth of Noach”. It is also mentioned in Zohar. We will have this quoted here soon!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Shape of it all/The Menorah/Tree

The crisis of change of these days, as it has always been, is based on issues involving the shape of the universe. The ancient aboriginal wisdom traditions are rooted in a five continuum geocentric world view. This worldview posits a Center/Source to all that is. The generally accepted modern scientific hypothesis rests on a four continuum worldview with no center. Three dimensions of space and one of time. Very lost in space. The wisdom traditions grow from a worldview that has a dimension of soul-being that holds the other dimensions within itself like an ocean and an island. The “light” of the lights we honour this time of year whether on the menorah or hanging on the tree flow from a Source that is the Center of the universe. The arguments about the existence of the “divine” and proper divine names and messengers, and the nature of “deities” may not be the real issue in the turbulence of our times. It is still about the “shape of the world” and the “where” of the divine. From the ancient Jewish wisdom of the Sepher HaZohar: “It flashes along through a hundred paths and ways, some narrow and some broad, until the house of the world was made. This House forms the centre of the universe, and it has many doors and vestibules on all its sides, sacred and exalted abodes where the celestial birds build their nests, each according to its kind. From the midst of it rises a large tree…(from Sperling translation Zohar I-172a). Happy Chanukah!
(Image from "The Alchemical Mandala")

Saturday, November 13, 2010

healing the Night/ Tikkun Layil/Eighth Fire prophecy

In the Jewish tradition there is the idea that the Beith HaMikdash/Holy Temple exists physically during the holiday of Hanukah wherever we light the menorah. With this we may understand that the true physical location of the “Holy House” moves around the earth as does the Holy Land expand her borders to all lands(prophecy of aggadah/legends). This “Holy land” we are told in midrash on Torah was tidily wrapped up completely under Jacob’s head while he dreamed of the people of wisdom moving out in all directions around the globe. This month of kislev we have the sign/mazal of the Keshet, the bow which is the rainbow and the seven colors. In America we have aboriginal peoples who also honor greatly the seven chiefs of the color lodges who surround the center of all that is. In fact the ancient Pueblo people saw one of these chiefs returning to the human world as the red kachina/dancer and bringing in the era where all people live in the way of wisdom of the pollen path. The Hopi elders have been waiting for some white bearded priests to come to this land with a stone that completes their migration dream. The people of the Jewish Qumran community also saw that the place of the great Temple would move “far away” as you can read this fragment from the Qumran scrolls:
4Q529, 6Q23
1 Wording of text which Michael addressed the angels of God[...]2 Michael said, "I have located there an army of angels[1][...]3[...] nine big hills: two to the Eas[t...]4[and two to the] South. It was at this place Michael met with the Angel Gabriel [...][2] 5... During their meeting Michael translated a dream of Gabriel'. Gabriel then said to Michael:[...]6 It was written in his text that God, the all powerful,[...]7 the boys of Ham to the boys of Shem. And see my Supreme being, the god of the earth[...]8 When it rains freely[...]9 view a city Made to worship the Supreme being, Lo[rd Eternal...]10Anything that is bad will be performed before God[3], the Almighty Lo[rd Eternal...]11 God will remember his people[...]12 the Supreme being; to him the prizes and praises and to him[...]13 in a far away place there will be a man[...]14 the man will say to him: 'Observe this[...]15 bring to me silver and gold[...]... [...]16 the good man[4] (The Dead Sea Scrolls Collection at The Gnostic Society Library)

We light the eight candles of the temple and honor the hearth fires of the earth lodge that dance with the promise of the people who sanctify the Center from where blessings flow. In native America this parallels the "The Seven Fires Prophecies of the Anishinabe" people and the lighting of the "Eighth Fire" which inaugurates an era of the great peace. The famous work of the Jews called “Tikkun Olam”, reapairing the world actually involves “repairing” the eighth of the omakim/depths listed in the first words of Torah, as HaLaylah, the Night and the candlelit nights of kislev are deep in the night of the yea.r This the only holiday that occurs in the dark of the month. We are celebrating the “event” of the Tikkun Lail, the healing of the Night with the new stories and legends being told and created.

Monday, August 16, 2010

the new year 5771 and the 5771st verse Torah

verse Devarim/Deuteronomy 32:19 v'yareh YHVH.... Hashem will See....
the year 5771= Heh-Tav-Shin-Ayin-Aleph - the Aleph worth one thousand appears out of the ayin/source of Hatesha/Nine. The kamea of nine is pictured in the upper right. Notice the middle row - three-Five-Seven these correspond to the planetary chiefs Saturn/Shabbatai-Mars/meadim and Venus/Nogah - who are all visible in the west after dark. these according to Book Yetzirah are Peace/Wealth/Life for this month of teshuvah Elul and the year 5771 which reveals the Aleph/HaShem. baruch haShem!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Kabbalah, The twenty count and the Buddhas

The eight spoked wheel of the twenty count as pictured here with the five levels of human soul explains how all the world’s prayer forms/religious traditions are connected in the awakening of the holy tree which this picture wheel is the trunk and roots. In Buddhist tradition there are always existent one thousand Buddhas who are the awareness of the wheel which for the mekubalim is like the Eleph ceseph, the river worth a thousand pieces of silver, the river of life. Buddhist traditon tells us that the last Buddha, Sakyamuni was the fourth in the series of one thousand. Using our wheel we can see that the first four Buddhas would have had the four soul roots as delineated by the four basic directions and the Fifth Buddha would have connected to the center/yechidah level. In the Hebrew tradition the first four “Buddhas” could correspond with Noach/nephesh/- Abraham/Ruach-Sarah/Chayah-Israel/neshamah. In the Zohar these four soul root individuals are given as the feet of the merkabah chariot, the three patriarchs, with David replacing the feminine malchut/Chayah and the fifth rider on the chariot is the king whose names is Peace=Solomon. These four “soul roots’ at the four directions would in the Native american wisdom be the four Clan chiefs of the elements themselves-Earth-Fire-Air-Water , and in the Hebrew tradition are called by the names of specific angels.
I gave these wheels to someone recently and they asked me well what do the numbers represent? This is an involved initiatic Cheyenne elder wisdom tradition and I am not an expert in explaining this but because of the correspondence with kabbalah I can explain it in that light. The numbers are counted in four swings around the wheel that you can count out for yourself. The center place of divine selfhood are four levels of initiation(5-10-15-20) achieved by a mastery of the relationship at each level with the four directional quadrants. The I and THOU of divine relationship in each of four “worlds” of relationship so to speak.
The five continuums of Kabbalah are also depicted in the wheel and the sephirot/omakim=depths at each end of a spoke/continuum. Four cross spokes(eight points) include the continuum of time, reshith and acharit(beginning and ending) and the other three spokes are the three continuum of space - up/down, left/right and front/back. There is a spoke or continuum going vertically through the center of the wheel=crown/kingdom - the vertical nature of the holy Tree of Life. It is all here in this beautiful wheel.
Thanks again to H.Storm and his book “Lightning Bolt” for the wheel.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Yom HaShleishi/Tuesday TishaB'Av and the NINE

The nine degrees of “holy Creatures”, Chayoth HaKodesh and the nine days of Av and the year of Tesha=770(our year 5770)=Nine all reveals great wisdom.. These nine creatures are explained in Rabbi Jacob ben Jacob haKohen’s book translated in“The early Kabbalah” published by the Paulist Press on pages 159 to 162.
"Similarly I will enlighten you as to how you can discover that the letter tet informs us about the holy creatures. Know that the tet equals nine and that there are nine degrees of holy creatures."
The Kamea box of Shabbatai(pictured above), called the box of nine numbers also explains the awakening of the meaning of the letter Teth, the ninth Hebrew letter in our world. The world of understanding and the upper “mother”/Binah(vertice of the continuum of time)has joined with the world of “kingdom”(vertice where “space” meets “soul”, giving us only Nine vertices of the five continuums, the vertice of Ra/”evil” or uncertainty of potential of soul; has become one with, lifted up to “Tov” the goodness of the “crown”. The entire Earth is an eretz kedusha.
The mekubalim/kabbalists these days compare the ancient idea of Tzimtzum, the contraction of the divine light that allowed “room” for the physical creation to manifest, as a foreshadowing of the theory of the “Big Bang”. In the very literal, Peshat understanding of this theory of cosmogony, all the material substance/energy of the universe was contracted to a dense place and then it exploded in a moment that brought the physical world into manifestation. Following this incredible line of thinking there had to be a hierarchical strata to the “original” substance with some of it being at the center or near the center of the original dense mass. Remember that in the 4-continuum worldview there is no center to our universe, only in the worldview of the ancient wise ones, the five continuum view,(from the sepher Yetzira) is there a "center" to all that is. At the Big Bang time and space met so to speak at this "center". This is why some special material and the mishkan of Yisrael has been a key to bringing the “center” of the 5-contnuum world into our physical world since some of this “central” material has been found and “hallowed” throughout the thousands of years of the wisdom tradition. This “material” made up the pillow of Yakov/Jacob when he had the dream of the angelic ladder and the future of Yisrael, this was the stuff that Moshe Rabbainu carried on Har Sinai. This was also related to the material of the Be’ar/Well of our holy matriarch Miriam. The material of the stone of Miriam’s well did not totally disappear with her death, only it’s capacity to bring fresh “water”/chockmah into the world. This is because a being like Miriam who had the Chayah level soul root had to be with the “material” for the well to function. This is the "missing" piece of stone tablet that the Hopi Indians have been expecting a elder white brother to carry with him from the east. And now it reemerges in an olam where the “center” is being revealed again for a global change towards the Tov, the goodness of this gift of livingness in the material world. Next Tuesday, Yom HaShleish/third day, is the day kept for the revealing of the Nine(nine of Av=tesh B’Av) and what the Kamea/box of Nine really is about. The understanding of this box that is a wheel, that unifies and explains wisdom lineages as diverse as ancient China, India, Tibet, Arabia, European and Hebrew all in nine numbers in this year 5770 whose name means tesha=Nine.(much more about the kamea of Nine in future posts) The center is being found, the gate of the holy temple that was sunken into the ground according to the sepher HaZohar and has been raised up and sanctified. The tenth has become the ninth because we have a center to our world physically in the third Temple. The “angel chief” of the third day, yom haShleishi is one of the Seven day chiefs who stand before the ceso/throne in the world of beriah and this “chief” was needed to be brought into this world physically. To have achieved this all the powerful angels of Desire/Geburah needed to be coaxed into the wisdom lineages and this includes the seraph guardian of Rome. To do this we needed a prayer form, a religion, that was built on Rome so to speak. And so the last two thousand years of a solar calendar that is now the calendar of the secular world. It is the joining of the two planetary “day chiefs” in the sky Shabbatai/saturn and Meadim/Mars that we see in the west after dark and these are part of a powerful T-square planetary formation that has the entire olam/world in a momentum of deep awakening. The American Indian medicine wheel(picture above) has eight directions on the circle around the center which reveals the Yechidah, the fifth level of soul that is connected to the center and the Five in the central box of the kamea of Shabbatai(pictured above). The nine degress of the kamea of Shabbatai have been lowered into the physical earth, binah/understanding (4)joining with malchuth/kingdom(2). This reveals the Beith HaMikdash HaShleisi, the third sacred temple. Zachor Shabbat Chazon!
(the 20 count-eight spoked medicine wheel pictured above is from H.Storm's book "Lightning Bolt")

Sunday, July 11, 2010

welcoming the Sabbath/Total Eclipse Sun Today!

I am pleased that there is some buzz on the internet about the beginning of the time for the afternoon prayer to welcome the Sabbath bride into our world based on the thousand years equals a day scenario so we are in the sixth "day"/Friday in the sixth millennium - 5000-6000 year/day of the Hebrew calendar. This means that Rosh Chodesh Av, beginning this erev/evening is equal to the 18.5 hour of Friday in the bigger scheme and time to welcome the sacred in an active formal way for traditional Jews. It is an ongoing theme of this blog that the "global sabbath" actually began exactly nineteen years ago today on the Yahrzheit of Rashi/Tammuz 29 5751/July 11, 1991. This date corresponded with a total solar eclipse which can also be found recorded in the ancient Dresden codex as significant in the aboriginal American wisdom tradition. The particular zodiacal degree of this eclipse - 19.5 degrees of the crab/Sartan is in the five degree space out of seventy two spaces(quinaries) that directly corresponds with the holy name - Yod-Yod-Yod of the shemhamphorash. this name of the seventy two is associated with the Hebrew priesthood, the Birchas Cohanim/priestly blessing beginning with the three yods. Today likewise sees a total eclipse of the sun/Tammuz 29 at this same degree. every nineteen years the gregorian and hebrew dates coincide, the Hebrew calendar being geared to a nineteen year metonic eclipse cycle. We are not waiting for the "Sabbath" so to speak, for the joy, for the peace, when we pray the Mincha prayer. we are acknowledging the presence of the sacredness in our cycle of time and space, here and now! Indeed as we mention often in this blog, the Yom Rishon/Sunday, today has been transformed with our Teffilot/prayers and mitzvot/deeds and it has become Yom Echad as recorded in the first paragraph of the sefer torah/Genesis.Baruch haShem!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Beit haMikdash Shleishi/ Yom haShleishi visible in the west

The star that rules the third day/ Yom haShleishi is visible in the west after dark over the next few weeks and is joining with the star that rules the Sabbath; all according to the sepher yetzirah. Meadim/Mars whose kamea/number grid gives us the 65/=Adonai(#value of the rows) rules yom haShleishi/third day is joining with shabbatai/saturn whose kamea/number grid gives us the 15=yah(#value of the rows). all this is visible as they move into conjunction in the west after dark along with Nogah/venus and the star regulus, called the heart of the Aryeh/Lion. the third holy house/temple is protected by the gate keepers of the third yom/day,the winged thunders. The navi/prophet isaiah saw this and wrote about the seraphim and the third temple on Earth.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

the five souls and the medicine wheel

Here are two medicine wheels that depict how we find the center of our five continuum world. three continuums of space, one of time and one of soul/being. The hebrew alphabet is also divided into five types of letters, from the sepher Yetzirah, and five is the key number of the golden mean(fibonacci series) and only found in living organisms as a mirror of the soul/being continuum. And so the mekubalim tell us of five levels or qualities of soul substance. These five are a key to all the worlds religions and the work of the wisdom tradition across millenniums. I have added the names of the five souls to the twenty count medicine wheel taken from Hyemeyohsts Storm's book "Lightning Bolt" published by Ballantine Books in 1994. You will notice that in the center of the Twenty Count wheel I have placed the Yechidah level of soul. The bringing into the human world this level of soul fundamentally changes the entire world and our relationship to the five continuums. Many of the great prophets and code givers have carried either the root neshamah(male soul root)or the Chaiyah(female soul root). Sarah, Miriam of the hebrew tradition had the Chaiyah soul of the people of Yisrael, and Yisrael and Noach and Moshe had the Neshamah. As the wheel states that the prophet called Sweet Medicine had the neshamah of the Plains peoples and White Calf Woman had the Chaiyah.Other peoples and traditions may find their own prophets connections to this wheel as well as an individual connection. The attainment of the Shaar HaNun, the fiftieth gate in the Jewish tradition and the movement into the fifth world of Native wisdom traditions is about making the Yechidah/center unified soul conscious in the physical.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Leviathan/"Black serpent" the Oil disaster and Tikkun Olam

This Oil gushing disaster from the south appears to fulfill the end of this Native American prophecy of the struggling three serpents. The Black Serpent(in bold below) from the south who is described with a head that drips salt water may represent corporate greed as well as deep emotional(greed)imbalance called a kelippah/husk in the Hebrew wisdom tradition. We can find a similar story in the Hebrew legends/aggadah that refer to the battle between the giant fish/leviathan(black); behemoth animal(red)and Ziz/bird(white)- the elements of water, fire & air.
Taken from “The Lodge” a Native American teaching website:

“Deganawida (“He the Thinker”) was a wise prophet of the Iroquois. He lived at the same time as the great chief Hiawatha, circa 1500. At that time, the Iroquois nations were at war among themselves.
Deganawida was given a vision of a gigantic spruce tree which reached up to the sky to the Elder Brothers, symbolizing the Family of Humanity. Deganawida began to preach a religion of love and harmony, thereby bringing unity to the Iroquois nations, a great confederacy that lasted more than 300 years.
In another vision, Deganawida foresaw the destiny of the Native Americans. That vision was transmitted orally until Edmund Wilson published it in his Apologies to the Iroquois:
When Deganawidah was leaving the Indians in the Bay of Quinte in Ontario, he told the Indian people they would face a time of great suffering. They would distrust their leaders and the principles of peace of the League, and a great white serpent was to come upon the Iroquois, and that for a time it would intermingle with the Indian people and would be accepted by the Indians, who would treat the serpent as a friend. This serpent in time would become so powerful that it would attempt to destroy the Indian, and the serpent is described as choking the life’s blood out of the Indian people.
Deganawidah told the Indians that they would be in such a terrible state at this point that all hope would seem to be lost. He told them that when things looked their darkest, a red serpent would come from the north and approach the white serpent, which would be terrified, and upon seeing the red serpent he would release the Indian, who would fall to the ground almost like a helpless child, and the white serpent would turn his attention to the red serpent.
The bewilderment would cause the white serpent to accept the red serpent momentarily. The white serpent would be stunned and take part of the red serpent and accept him. Then there is a heated argument and fight. And then the Indian revives and crawls toward the land of the hilly country, and then he would assemble his people together, and they would renew their faith and the principles of the peace that Deganawidah had established.
There would at the same time exist among the Indians a great love and forgiveness for his brother, and in the gathering would come streams from all over — not only the Iroquois but from all over — and they would gather in this hill country, and they would renew their friendship. And Deganawidah said they would remain neutral in this fight between the red and white serpents.
At the time they were watching the two serpents locked in this battle, a great message would come to them, which would make them ever so humble, and when they became that humble, they will be waiting for a young leader, an Indian boy, possibly in his teens,who would be a choice seer. Nobody knows where he is or where he comes from, but he will be given great power,and would be heard by thousands,and he would give them the guidance and the hope to refrain from going back to their land and he would be the accepted leader.
And Deganawidah said that they will gather in the land of the hilly country, beneath the branches of an elm tree, and they should burn tobacco and call upon Deganawidah by name when we are facing our darkest hours, he will return. Deganawidah said as the choice seer speaks to the Indians, that number as the blades of grass, he will be heard by all at the same time.
As the Indians gathered watching the fight, they notice from the south a black serpent coming from the sea, and he is described as dripping with salt water, and as he stands there, he rests for a spell to get his breath, all the time watching to the north to the land where the red serpents and white serpents are fighting.
Deganawidah said that the battle between the white and red serpents opened real slow but would then become so violent that the mountains would crack and the rivers would boil and the fish would turn up their bellies. He said that there will be no leaves on the trees in that area. There would be no grass, and that strange bugs and beetles would crawl from the ground and attack both serpents, and he said that a great heat would cause the stench of death to sicken both serpents.
And then as the boy seer is watching this fight, the red serpent reaches around the back of the white serpent and pulls from him a hair which is carried toward the south by a great wind into the waiting hands of the black serpent, and as the black serpent studies this hair, it suddenly turns into a woman, a white woman who tells him things that he knows to be true; but; he wants to hear them again.
When this white woman finishes telling these things, he takes her and gently places her on a rock with great love a respect, and then he becomes infuriated at what he has heard, so he makes a beeline for the north, and he enters the battle between the red and white serpents with such speed and anger that he defeats the two serpents who have already been battle weary.
When he finishes, he stands on the chest of the white serpent, and he boasts and puts his chest out like he is conqueror, and he looks for another serpent to conquer. He looks to the land of the hilly country and then he sees the Indian standing with his arms folded and looking ever so noble so that he knows that this Indian is not the one that we should fight. The next direction that he will face will be eastward and at that time he will momentarily be blinded by a light that is many times brighter than the sun. The light will be coming from the east to the west over the water, and when the black serpent regains his sight, he becomes terrified and makes a beeline for the sea. He dips into the sea and swims away in a southerly direction, and shall never again be seen by the Indians.
The white serpent revives, and he, too, sees the light, and he makes a feeble attempt to gather himself and go toward the light. A portion of the white serpent refuses to remain, but instead makes it way toward the land of the hilly country,and there he will join the Indian People with a great love like that of a lost brother. The rest of the white serpent would go to the sea and dip into the sea and would be lost out of sight for a spell. Then suddenly the white serpent would appear again on the top of the water and he would be slowly swimming toward the light. Deganawidah said that the white serpent would never again be a troublesome spot for the Indian People.
The red serpent would revive and he would shiver with great fear when he sees the light. He would crawl to the north and leave a bloody shaky trail northward, and he would never again be seen by the Indians.
Deganawidah said as this light approaches that he would be that light, and he would return to his Indian People, and when he returns, the Indian People would be a greater nation than they ever were before.”

For those students of the Hebrew wisdom tradition, the prophet Deganawada was said to have had a stutter and so his friend and student Hiawatha delivered the message of peace fluently to the people after Deganawada healed Hiawatha of his own troubled imbalanced feelings and thoughts. It is therefore probable that Deganawada like Moshe Rabbeinu carried the Neshamah level soul root of his people.
The struggle between the Red and white serpents never caused what appears to be described as a nuclear global disaster. perhaps this is because of the fact that in the Hebrew legends/Agaddah it is stated that Moshe rabbeinu already conquered the Ziz bird; the out of balance/kelippah of the air element. Like in the Hopi prophecy we have always had a choice in prophetic outcome and the wisdom lineages have been quite succesful in tikkun Olam. Baruch HaShem!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Grand Square and the month of Tammuz

This Hebrew month the original Tablets came from Sinai and were brought down on the 17th of Tammuz, the humanity, the people and the individuals were not yet ready. This month we have the solstice Sun/shemesh completing a grand square in the cardinal signs with Shabbatai/saturn,pluto/(octave of meadim), and Uranus/Jupiter. saturn/shabbatai moves back soon in the year to return to the beginning degree of the scales. We are also completing a 19 year cycle of the Hebrew calendar coinciding with a 19 year metonic eclipse cycle on the 29th of Tammuz, the yahrzeit of the Rashi at a solar eclipse. This month is the month of "seeing" according to the Sepher yetzirah. The grand square is all about making physically visible, the "squaring of the circle". This square particularly involves the heavy hitters of the planetary stars in the cardinal signs. these signs involve the direct "will" of the Divine source as our world moves through crisis of global change and challenge. This planetary "star" formed in the moon's/levanah waxing light of this profoundly deep month will illuminate the dark second half of the lunar month that begins the traditional "three weeks" of mourning. This month we may see how we are in the times of the Beith haMikdash HaShleishi, the third manifestation of the Holy temple in the way that the Ramchal and Rashi saw this happening. The temple HaShleishi/the third corresponds to the star keeper chief of Yom haShleishi, the third day usually called tuesday. The celestial chief is Meadim,(not the same as the greco-roman deity) but the day chief who aligns with the Wakinyan, the winged thunders of the Americas known as the Seraphim. These have become the custodians of the "Michono", the seat of haShem in this physical world. The chief of ancient rome was their chief in the angelic dimensions "below" the throne called Yetzirah and with the success of the global prayer forms he has been brought in to the wisdom lineage and superceded so to speak by the Omak/depth of power/desire called Kamael(gematria 91=Amen) in the world of Beriah/throne. This "lowering" of the "seat/michono" of the source has taken milleniums of effort and is the opus magnum as called in global wisdom traditions. The Chief of the color "Red" aligns the star meadim/mars with the "third" day and the "third" holy house. The navi/prophet Isaiah saw the completed third temple, the only prophet to describe the six-winged Seraphim, protecters/supporters of the third holy house; and his words are sung on The 17th of Tammuz and Tisha' B'Av, the words that describe the Beith HaMikdash HaShleishi. This year 5770, the 770 equals the value of letters of the word Tesha=nine(nine of Av). We are making this visible now with intention, prayer and service. Baruch HaShem.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tammuz and the twin Luchoth/Tablets of Stone

When I visited the ancient Pueblo of Acoma they told me that their creation story involved twin spider women who emerged from the previous world. One carried a bundle and stayed here in America. The other traveled over the eastern ocean. She carried a "book”. I remember from ancient Hebrew legends that one take on the origin of the Hebrew letters was that the shapes were taken from the weaving patterns of the spider web. The twinness in this creation story is mirrored in that of the Hopi Pueblo Indians. Their version says that the one Spider Grandmother had twin grandsons who reside at the poles of the Earth globe and keep her in balance. They are called Weaver and Echo-er. The mekubalim will recognize the twin omakim/depths as Reshith and Acharith. Firsts/beginnings and endings/others. Echo-er is the divine feminine, the upper Mother who holds the beauty of symmetry and the mystery of DNA/RNA which is the code of twinness , the gate of living physicality. The spider has eight legs and radial symmetry, potent neurotoxins(power over death) and the ability to weave. The spider math can be seen in the two Kameas, number boxes of Shabbatai/Saturn and Meadim/Mars. Remember the key numbers of these two kabbalistic grids 10 and 26 when multiplied give us the 260 which is the days in the sacred meso-american Mayan calendar called the Tzolkin. The covenantal prayer of Abraham and Sarah at the Eight days echoes back through history to unite the soul lineages, the omakim/depths and to bring the place of HaShem, the michono, into our physical world. It is all a weave and a walk of beauty. This month of Tammuz, is the month of “seeing” according to the Yetzirah. Baruch HaShem and Good Shabbos!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Seventy Days from lag b'Omer

We are seventy days from today, the yahrzeit of the Rashbi, to Tammuz 29, the yahrzeit of Rashi. This Tammuz 29, 5770- July 11, 2010 is a total eclipse of the sun. The place of the solar eclipse in the sky is that of the star beta gemini and the teomim, the sacred twins. In the greco-roman tradition this star was apollo-deity of wisdom and male consort of the seven muses(or nine). The degree in the sky is 191/2 of the Sartan/Crab and is within the twenty second(15 -20 degrees of the crab) of the 72 names of the Shemhamforash that is especially connected to the Hebrew priesthood(study the Birchas Kohanim by artscroll)This orientation of the Hellenistic mystery tradition was one reason why the rabbinic sages say in the aggadah that the Greeks were close to the true religion.These Teomim stars are the gates that the temple of hathor/horus at Dendera was aligned to. The entire olam is awakening to the awareness that the yichidah level, the fifth level of soul is now physical in our Earth world. The Shaar haNun/fiftieth gate is opened. The michono, the "place/seat" of HaShem is now where the mekubalim have been charged to bring it to as the Sepher yetzira tells us in Chapter one.
4. There are Ten Sefiroth belimah, ten and not nine, ten and not eleven; understand with
wisdom, and be wise with understanding; test them and explore them, and understand the matter
thoroughly, and restore the Creator to His Place(michono).
He caused the letter Dalet to reign over Wisdom, and He tied a crown to it, and He
combined them with one another, and He formed through them: Mars in the universe, the third
day in the year, and the right ear in the body of male and female.
(translation from "Work of the Chariot"

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sabbath and the Center

This Sabbath we celebrate the 5X5 of the 49 day count from freedom to revelation. This is the same place in the count of the omakim/depths whether you count from Chesed down or Kingdom up. What is significant is that this year it is on the Sabbath. The kamea of Nogah/venus show us the 49 and the 25 in the very center which is the Source. It is also the 5X5 of the sphere of meadim/mars. Notice the number in the center of the kamea of Meadim= thirteen. The mekubalim will understand the significance of this. The value of the numbers in Meadim explain that this has been a “special” place. No wonder the Pawnee called it the True morning star. Each evening it is seen “up” at zenith. Since the work of the mekubalim has been to “lower” the seat of the Source from the eighth sphere within what ancient gedolim would call the “primum mobile”(ophanim) from the realm of the fixed stars and that of the movement of these stars called precession. The seventy-two names are 72X5=360 - quinarie segments of the fixed stars that are as a grand clock mapping the slow wobble of the sacred earth. A new star is now in the twenty second quinarie as of the beginning of the kibbutz golios in 5750. The sacred teomin/twins have been moving through this segment since the circle of the Arizal and the appearance of the Sepher HaZohar; about 500 years.The rabbis knew exactly when the seat of the source could be lowered into the seven planetary spheres called heavens using the star clock of the seventytwo. This Sabbath and even now we can “see” the “up” of “up” (called “knife wing” by the Zuni) as as a sign of the “Center”. It has always been about the Sabbath.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Bundle of life The lev

The lev/heart of Earth of Esther the queen is rotation(one of three movements of the earth and the 3 realms from the sepher yetzira) which gives day and night, the yom vlailah, and is all wrapped up in Yom echad = Sunday and the first fiftytwo words of torah. Those initiated in this lev/heart are in the “bundle of life” of the Mother Earth. The ancient Tibetans foresaw that their twenty-fifth Chief of Shambhala,(from the book "The Way of Shambhala") the name of their Yerushalyim, would bring the global peace. this one is called the Rudra chakrin, the wrathful one with the wheel. Those counting the omer will notice the “25” is in the center of the kamea of Nogah/venus and the counting chart of 49 days of omer. This is eternity of eternity - fourth of the fourth of the omakim/depths which is the direction “UP”. Rud-Ra means red ra/thunder and we can look up now all evening in the temperate latitudes and see the red one(planet mars) at Zenith - at “UP”! Very Pashat. The “25” is the 5X5 kamea of Meadim, the red one. Most people only know this chief from the kelippah of Greco-roman myths - the husk level of wrath and war. The Sepher Yetzirah tells us this chief in essence is “wealth”. This Hebrew name of the planet contains the word for red and human=adam, like the adam qadmon both male and female. The native American Pawnee saw the red one as the true morning star and the peacemaker. The Levanah/moon, the holy white one, the Grandmother, who can eclipse the sun of Chesed(but not the river), is Power/strength and boundary. The Torah tells us to use this one as boundary of cycle and time in our calendar. She now completes the “North” which aggadah tells us was left incomplete at the creation.
Zachor Shabbat! This Yom Echad-sunday

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Dance of the Omakim/depths

People around the globe are counting the forty-nine from redemption to revelation. The counting of the omer, the seed. The repeated seven directions/faces of the cube of space give us the 7X7 and the kamea or grid of Nogah/Venus(above left). It is all about the center and our relationship to the Sabbath in our lives. As a theme of this blog there has been a foundational change in the world of the mekubal in this olam/world. We are awakening the center Source(ayin of 5-770=the Source) of all that is into our physical creation and hence a global soul awakening is the nature of the turns of the Mother earth now. Much debate has occurred about the sephirot and the directions and the planetary chiefs that they represent as we count the forty-nine from redemption to revelation. The traditional Tree of the omakim/depths gives Nogah/venus to Netzach and the direction “up”, While Kochab/mercury is associated with Hod and the direction “down”. People familiar with aboriginal shamanic practice and worldview will see something different here since neither of the planetary visible globes Venus or Mercury can ever be “up” or ‘down” by themselves since they are always near the globe of the sun being within the orbit of Earth. Only the outer planetary chiefs mars,Jupiter and Saturn are visible directly “up” at zenith by themselves in the night sky. These therefore were especially regarded in the ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian and Native American cultures because of this ability to appear at zenith by themselves. Since we have entered the forty year period of global awakening in 5750/1990 the visible “planetary” chiefs could be rearranged with the directional omakim/depths=sephirot to better understand where we are now in relationship to center/Sabbath. The little book called the Sepher Yetzirah is a great key for the mekubalim without any dogma or mention of any particular obligatory belief system. It is creed-less like the core Jewish teachings and experiential at it’s root. The Sepher tells us about the five continuum worldview, where the center is by Name and that we need to “lower” the Center/Source into this olam/world. Beautiful in the simplicity. For earth centered folks now we can easily see that the “Three” realms that the Sepher Yetzira tell us the world is built upon are the three special movements of the planet Mother earth - rotation=lev/heart being(soul); orbit=gilgul/wheel time; and precession wobble=Tali/sky space. Zachor Shabbat- remember the Sabbath and the Source of omak/depth(direction), this Pesach Sunday!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saturn/Pluto the geulah and revealed miracles

Miracles of a revealed nature continue to mark our exceptional times. We are in a forty year period now(5750-5790) that mirrors the walk in the bamidbar/wilderness of the people of Yisrael becoming a nation of priests. We celebrate this week our birth into this field of dream, realm of all possibility. The entire world is in a great unfolding marked by the long square aspect(over a year) of the planetary chiefs Shabbatai/Saturn and the upper octave of meadim/mars which is Pluto. Both are in the cardinal signs of the scales and the kid/gedi. This misunderstood planetary realm/chief of Pluto is on the seed/essence level of Meadim/mars. Most people are only familiar with the kellipah/shell or husk level of mars due to hellenistic mythology. The true essence of meadim being the value of his day according to the sepher yetzira which is “wealth“. This is the seed essence of all that is precious from precious gems and metals and aromatics to abundant soul substance and the river of ahavah/love. We are experiencing a deep moving of the three “wheels” that support the Earth.
The people of America have taken another huge step to follow Torah and provide care to our fellows who do not have a way to get health-care. Out of that wilderness for 30 million people! Hallelujah!
The renewing, life changing cathartic vibration of the powerful planetary aspects now have entered my own personal family and work life. This involves challenging health issues and the possible closing of the school where I teach.
May HaShem provide the strength for the unfoldment of geulah here and now and everywhere.
Hag samayach

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New heavens and New Earth

From the aggadah:
"Several heavens were created, seven in fact, each to serve a purpose of its own. The first, the one visible to man, has no function except that of covering up the light during the night time; therefore it disappears every morning. The planets are fastened to the second of the heavens; in the third the manna is made for the pious in the hereafter; the fourth contains the celestial Jerusalem together with the Temple, in which Michael ministers as high priest, and offers the souls of the pious as sacrifices. In the fifth heaven, the angel hosts reside, and sing the praise of God, though only during the night, for by day it is the task of Israel on earth to give glory to God on high. The sixth heaven is an uncanny spot; there originate most of the trials and visitations ordained for the earth and its inhabitants. Snow lies heaped up there and hail; there are lofts full of noxious dew, magazines stocked with storms, and cellars holding reserves of smoke. Doors of fire separate these celestial chambers, which are under the supervision of the archangel Metatron. Their pernicious contents defiled the heavens until David's time. The pious king prayed God to purge His exalted dwelling of whatever was pregnant with evil; it was not becoming that such things should exist near the Merciful One. Only then they were removed to the earth.

The seventh heaven, on the other hand, contains naught but what is good and beautiful: right, justice, and mercy, the storehouses of life, peace, and blessing, the souls of the pious, the souls and spirits of unborn generations, the dew with which God will revive the dead on the resurrection day, and, above all, the Divine Throne, surrounded by the seraphim, the ofanim, the holy Hayyot, and the ministering angels."
Sacred Texts Judaism
The Legends of the Jews
By Louis Ginzberg
Those familiar with this blog know that we use the seven kameas/number grids(see image above/weekly wheel) of the ancient mekubalim to delve into the "spheres" and what they are really about for the mekubal, the initiate into the Hebrew Wisdom tradition. With the changes that have happened in our times we need to manipulate the "heavenly spheres" so to speak to find the significance of the "new heaven". We may count the spheres either way; three to nine(Shabbatai to Levanah) or nine to three(Levanah to Shabbatai) and if we see the fourth heaven as the Kamea of 6X6=36 and the sphere of Shemesh/sun which is in the "middle" of the ladder either way we count. We know why the aggadah tells us this is the place of the "heavenly" Yerushalyim and temple. we then match up the other spheres and place the numbers of the kameas together so we have the 7X7=49(nogah/venus) plus the 5X5=25 together(meadim/mars); the 8X8=64Kochav/mercury) plus the 4X4=16(Tzedeq/jupiter) go together and the 3X3=9(Shabbatai/saturn) plus the 9X9=81(levanah/moon) together. Our "new heaven" then actually now has four levels. The study of the new numbers from joining these kameas gives us the key as to why we have a new Sacred Earth.
We are finishing leyning the book of Shemot/Exodus called the Sepher geulah/redemption as we move into the month we celebrate geulah.
Good Shabbos chazak

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The day "shortens" on Sabbath Purim!

One of the strongest "Earth Thunders" shook the Earth and changed time as we know it on the Sabbath full moon of Adar. This earthquake changed time. Remember the King in the Purim story is Acharit and Reshit Achasv-rosh the endings and beginnings, the "ruler" of time which is manifested on the left column of the traditional Tree of the depths/Omakim(sephirot). In this forty year time wave that began in 5750/1990 we are living each moment of a global awakening and events such as this Purim quake are a wake-up call to those still asleep in the "dust". The parsha tezaveh of the week of Purim hints at the time that we entered the global enlivening of the metim/sleepers since there are 101 posukim in the parsha and this is the value of the hidden letters in Moshe Rabbeinu's name. His revealed name is not mentioned in the parsha but the Hebrew letters are spelled with other letters so Mem-Shin-Heh=Moshe is Mem-mem;Shin-yod-nun;Heh-aleph and the letters "hidden" are mem-yod-nun-aleph which by gematria equals 101(the value of Mikael also Moshe's guardian). The date however that the ressurection of the metim/dead began is kept in this hidden name. M-aleph-yod-nun= "from ain" from the endless everything; also has a different value when the nun=50 counts as a final nun it equals 700 and gives us the value 751. This year 5-751 began a new era and the techiyas Hametim; the global awakening began. More details on this will come in the coming times in this blog. This as previously mentioned is also recored 751- in one of the last posukim in Shir HaShirim in the name Baal Hamon. the possesor=Baal of Hamon whose gematria value = 751. The author of the Holiest of Songs knew the precise time and this sentence is also recorded in all copies of The Tikkun Lail Shavuoth! The hidden value of Tezaveh = 101 and 751 gives us the precise epoch for the beginning of the third temple times.
Baruch HaShem and happy Adar!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Mishkan, the Wheel/ Saturn and Mars for Purim

The Rashbi gives us the wheel of the elements, directions and metals(see the picture). There are some essentials parts of this wheel we must understand to unite the holy polarities of this creation, the yom vlailah, day and night. We must understand what is in the center of the wheel and add one more set of FIVE - four around the circumference and one in the center. This is the wheel of the Tikkun, the repair of the creation that we are experiencing in our times. The Torah parshot we read now are that of the elements that make up the miskhan/sanctuary and the garments of the High priest. These all relate to the wheel which we may use to find the CENTER of it all. Remember the four continuum worldview of space-time and life that just happens does not define or allow for a CENTER. The worldview of the mekubalim is oriented around the CENTER of it all.
We see on the outside of the wheel of the Rashbi are the directions and so the center of these is the CENTER. The next wheel of four are the elements of the ancients which modern physicists now call the four fundamental forces: Strong nuclear force(water), weak nuclear force(air), electro-magnetism(fire) and gravity(earth). These are the causal level of the four “elements” of the ancients. The center of this wheel is soul/being. The inner most wheel of the Rashbi is the four metals, iron, gold, copper, silver. The center is another kind of “gold” revealed in the “sepher Aish Mezareph” which delineates seven kinds of gold. This all gives us a total of fifteen, the value of the kamea of Shabbatai(3X3) in rows and the oldest name of HaShem-Yod-Heh=15.
If we study the medicine wheels of the ancient American natives we find they used a wheel of twenty ‘elements” called the twenty count which is covered extensively in the writings of Hyemeyohsts Storm, the Cheyenne shield maker. We could add the Five levels of Soul of the mekubalim:Nephesh,Ruach,Neshamah,Chayah,and Yechidah(center unity) to our Hebrew wheel to bring the count to twenty. These levels of soul also correspond to the five human senses. If we want to include the special “colors” and “crystals” that the Torah lists in Terumah as part of the Mishkan. we may even go to a full 25 count wheel which gives us the number of boxes of the Kamea of Meadim(5X5 picture above with 13=echad in the center) and the number of letters in the Shema. The Rashbi in Zohar terumah says the 25 letters of the Shema are the 13 parts of the Mishkan plus the 12 stones on the Choshen=25. It is ALL about the CENTER. We have there in the center a “direction”, a “metal”, an “element”, and a “soul” and a “crystal”. We have the Mishkan in Earth. Baruch HaShem and Happy Adar” The month of Purim is here!
The seven handmaidens of Esther(Sacred Earth) as mentioned in chapter two of the Megillah are related to the seven planetary spheres of the ancient mekubalim and astrologers. Rabbi Gershon Winkler mentions this amazing fact in his latest radio interview. These planetary “chiefs” are doing some amazing dancing as we move to and through the days of Purim. Saturn/Shabbatai and Mars/Meadim, mentioned above; are in exact sextile(Mogen David division of the circle) and stay there for these weeks! This is very unusual. They are in the mazzal of the scales and the lion..
Happy Adar!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Daniel's 45 "days"/ Terumah and the Mayan calendar

We are now half way into the forty year period called the “ingathering of exiles’ that began in 5750 as related in Sepher haZohar.Elders in the wisdom tradition are finding their personal places of initiation into this Temple-school of initiation we call the olamim/universes. This weeks Torah parsha Terumah covers the details of the ancient Hebrew Mishkan/sanctuary and the Zohar on this portion is very profound and filled with important information for the specific period of time we entered in 5750/1990. This involves the reemergence of the Temple vessels, the kedoshim/holies, and their importance in bringing about this emerging new Eretz olam/Earth world. As related in previous posts there is an astounding synchronicity between the dates that the Mayan scholars presume a new great cycle or “sun” is about to begin and the Hebrew prophetic tradition and work. It is the informed opinion of this writer that the “new cycle”, the “sixth sun” called Sun “Flower” in Mayan wisdom, has already begun and the dates that are being popularized for the “end” of the Mayan cycle and the new beginning are when a greater portion of the global population will experience or come to be aware of what has already begun in 5750/51. One scholar has calculated the date October 28, 2011 and this corresponds to Tishrei 5772. This date which is only some twenty months from now has both important personal meaning and a larger Jewish significance. The year 5772 is Forty five years from the year 5727 which saw the socio-political reunification of the old city of Yerushaliyim. It is also forty five years from when this writer personally understands from informed knowledge that a particular Temple Vessel became revealed to the people destined to bring it to fruition which began the process of geulah in 5750. The FORTY FIVE days/years will be recognized by mekubalim for it is the time period hinted at in the end of the Sepher Daniel that would have a unique importance to the revealing of the Temple mysteries in our times, the keitz Yomim, the “consummation of days”. The entire Earth is awakening as a new flower opens.
Happy Rosh Chodesh Adar!!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Etz Chaiim/ tree of Souls and the merkava

The key to finding the seat of the merkava hakodesh/holy chariot is depicted in the mysteries of the upcoming holiday feast of Purim.The seven handmaidens of the Earth Shechinah, the mystery Esther who is the queen of the acharis and reshith=achashve-rosh(name of the Persian king) the beginnings and endings of all that is have us look to the sky of the solar system and the seven planetary “candlesticks”. The initiate mekubal/kabbalist achieves the impossible and seats himself on the red winged sky serpent as in the new blockbuster movie. The Baal Shem Tov in his final words predicted that the geulah would take hold of the entire olam when his teachings of the Etz Chaiim spread around the world. The best selling movie of all time not only contains the teachings of the sacred Tree of Living souls it also depicts the initiate of the Name taking the seat of the very secret merkava teachings and healing his world.
In the aboriginal Hopi Indian prophecy of America the elders foresaw that three powers with their appropriate symbols would come into play in the years that see the global purification. The last of these would be the color red, the argaman of the teachings of Torah and Shir haShrim and the planetary handmaiden of Meadim. This star is the true peacemaker morning star of the Skiddi Pawnee teachings. This star keeps the levanah/moon Shechinah warm according to the aggadah/legends.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Avatar and the Shaar haNun of the Holy Tree

The fiftieth gate of Kedusha, The Shaar HaNun, is the most comprehensive stage of initiation for a mekubal/kabbalist. It roughly corresponds to what the ancient Sanskrit language would call an avatar initiate. The staged drama fantasy in the theatres by this name, Avatar, reflects the global transition we are experiencing. The protagonist fully becomes conscious of the divine after mastering the supreme red dragon creature and saving the kingdom of the Holy Soul Tree. He prays to the Holy Shechinah/Divine mother- Aiwa(a way of “pronouncing” the Name!)and she answers him with help and protection. In fact she protects him from the beginning of his adventure in the land Pandora. The people of this land are called the Navi and indeed the Earth has entered a new period of prophecy called navi in Hebrew. We too pray to the Divine One that the calamities and woes of a healed world struggling to be truly born will cease as in the quote from the sepher of 2Baruch in the last post. The Tree, the Etz Chaiim is on the big screen folks so this is another miracle to celebrate. As a theme of this blog, this film is another reflection of the transition of Olam haZeh, this world, into a humanity holding a fully integrated five-continuum world view. This is a world conscious of our interrelationship with the fifth continuum as a vast and beautiful dimension of oceanic being/soul. We are here in the shanah/wheel of the year that honors the roots of the Holy Tree of TuB'Shevat and parsha Beshalach. Here is the heart of Torah with the song of the sea, the origin place of the 72 names and Mosheh Rabbeinu with his very hand on the sacred ceso/throne. Baruch haShem!

Friday, January 22, 2010

2Baruch/the keitz/ the end of the Times of Calamities/Woes

2 Baruch is a Jewish pseudepigraphical text thought to have been written in the late first century CE or early second century CE, after the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE. It is attributed to the Biblical Baruch and so is associated with the Old Testament, but not regarded as scripture by Jews or by most Christian groups. It is included in some editions of the Peshitta. It has 87 sections.(from wikipedia)
Below is a section from the scripture 2Baruch about the Keitz yomim, the consummation of times and it matches closely with the twelve years on Earth since the bright passage of the kochav/comet Hale-Bopp (and the 5757-birth of the red heifer in Judea)which left the inner solar system in 5758/1998 and had appeared last time during the life of Noach and the generation of the mabul/flood in 2200BCE.

From 2Baruch:
"25—26. Sign of the coming Judgment

25 1 And He answered and said unto me: 'You too shall be preserved till that time till that sign which the Most High will work for the inhabitants of the earth in the end of days. 2 This therefore shall be the sign. 3 When a stupor shall seize the inhabitants of the earth, and they shall fall into many tribulations, and again when they shall fall into great torments. And it will come to pass when they say in their thoughts by reason of their much tribulation: "The Mighty 'One doth no longer remember the earth"—yes, it will come to pass when they abandon hope, that the time will then awake.'

26 1 And I answered and said: 'Will that tribulation which is to be continue a long time, and will that necessity embrace many years?'

26-30. The Twelve Woes that are to Come upon the Earth:

27 1 And He answered and said unto me: 'Into twelve parts is that time divided, and each one of them is reserved for that which is appointed for it. 2 In the first part there shall be the begin­ning of commotions. 3 And in the second part (there shall be) slayings of the great ones. 4 And in the third part the fall of many by death. 5 And in the fourth part the sending of the sword. 6 And in the fifth part famine and the withholding of rain. 7 And in the sixth part earthquakes and terrors. 8 [Wanting.] 9 And in the eighth part a multitude of specters and attacks of the Shedim. 10 And in the ninth part the fall of fire. 11 And in the tenth part rapine and much oppression. 12 And in the eleventh part wickedness and unchastity. 13 And in the twelfth part confusion from the mingling together of all those things aforesaid. 14 For these parts of that time are reserved, and shall be mingled one with another and minister one to another. 15 For some shall leave out some of their own, and receive (in its stead) from others, and some complete their own and that of others, so that those may not understand who are upon the earth in those days that this is the consummation of the times."
Translation from the Syriac by R. H. Charles
The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament in English
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1913) 2: 481-524
Edited and adapted by George Lyons
for the
Wesley Center for Applied Theology
at Northwest Nazarene University
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If indeed the twelve part time of woes where various disasters ripple through the world are to last for twelve years and they began with the departing of one of the “swords” of Kerubim as comet Hale-Bopp then we are right now at the end of this transition period into the time of global awakening. Baruch haShem
Good Shabbos Bo!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

HaTesha The Nine turbulent rivers(5-770 Heh-tav-shin-ayin)

From the Sepher haZohar for this weeks Torah parsha Bo:
“The great dragon reposes between nine rivers, the waters of which are turbulent; and there is a tenth river whose waters are calm, and into the depth of which the blessings of the waters of Paradise descend three times a year. Into this river the dragon enters, making there his habitation; and thence he sallies forth and swims down to the sea, and devours there fish of all kinds, and then returns again to the river. The nine swift rivers are banked by trees and fringed with flowers. The parent river issued from the left side(desire) and from it three drops fell into a certain channel, and each of the three was divided again into three, and every drop became a river. These are the nine rivers which flow through all the firmaments. And from the final moisture that remained when all the drops had issued forth yet another drop was formed, which issued gently, and of this drop was formed the tenth river, which flows calmly. Into this river also flows a drop from the blessings poured forth from the right side by the “perennially flowing stream”, and it is greater than all the rest.”(Zohar II34b-trans after Sperling)
We ask that the blessings of the eternal river of life flow to all those suffering due to the turbulence of olam hazeh, and in need, and in need of refuah sheleimah/healing.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Where is the Geulah? Finding the Center of all that Is

This weeks Zohar commentary of the Torah parsha Vaera contains a profound mystery. The four winds(directions),elements and metals are discussed as if in a wheel that generates the entire physical creation. The picture above is from The Sepher Eshel Abraham. It shows the four corners of the wheel with the twelve qualities that the sepher haZohar equates to the twelve tribes of Yisrael. We can not help but being aware of the center of the wheel, the thirteenth, which is the gematria value of the word Echad=one. The physical universe however does not contain a perfect circle or sphere anywhere and so the four continuum worldview posits that there is no center to the physical universe. Because of this prevalent worldview of the space-time continuum many people have no center to orient to and are in an illusory exile. The five continuum worldview of the wisdom tradition which is stated clearly in the small Sepher Yetzirah has a center. When a person internalizes a worldview that has the center then they become a stone in the temple so to speak that brings this Center into visibility in our world.
‘The first four elements have a deep significance for the faithful: they are the progenitors of all worlds, and symbolize the supernal chariot of Holiness. Also the four elements of fire, air, earth, and water have a deep significance. From them come gold,silver,copper, and iron, and beneath these other metals of a like kind. Mark well this! Fire, air, Earth, and water are the sources and roots of all things above and below, and on them are all things grounded. And in each of the four winds these elements are found-fire in the North, air in the east, water in the South, earth in the West; and the four elements are united with the four winds-and all are one. Fire, water, air, and earth: gold, silver, copper, and iron; north, south, east, and west-these make together twelve; yet they are all one.” Zohar II-23b(trans after Sperling).
If we add the four letters of the sacred Name to each direction which we are told in Zohar correspond to the senses of seeing, hearing, smelling and tasting then our wheel has the sixteen faces and qualities as Ezekiel saw manifested by the four faced Chayoth of the Merkava/Chariot. The world is only in a crisis at this time as much as folks are moving from a flat earth(four continuums/dimensions) worldview to the full five continuum worldview of the Sepher Yetzirah which has a center of the Shalom Shalem/complete Peace. Those finding the center find their Geulah/redemption!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Sefer Shemot and recovering the Temple vessels

This week we leyn the parsha Shemot of the book of the geulah, the beginning of the story of Moseh Rabbeinu. Below are two excerpts from the aggadah/legends as retold by Louis Ginzberg. They hold a mystery that explains part of the need to be in mitzrayim/Egypt for according to the second story about the Scepter of Moses it was brought into Egypt by Jacob and therefore needed to be recovered by Moses. This scepter however is actually just a different form of the original holy sapphire Book given to the first Adam by the angel Raziel as detailed in the first story below. Each of these sacred items is given a descent through special individuals according to the legend and this also parallels the sacred kabbalah herself. The Sepher haZohar fills us in in the connections where in the commentary on terumah as stated in previous posts is the connection between the jewels and gold on the Choshen/breatplate of Aaron and the tail of certain kochavim/comets.
"and precious stones and fine gold, which forms within the breast of high mountains(breastplate), and under shallow water-which are ruled by those comets by whose influence they grow and increase"(Zohar II-171b-trans after Sperling).
The scepter of Mosheh is also said in Zohar to have two uses. One was to call in the 72 sarim/angel governors(In parsha Beshalach) and part the red sea and the other use is only hinted at. This use is as an interface with the celestials/angels and the humans by way of sacred kochav/comet as we read about here in Zohar. We have two pictures above, one of a hieroglyph from ancient Egypt showing the helical(serpent spiral) form of the scepters held by the Egyptian guardian of wisdom-Thoth(from the book "Egyptian Mysteries" by Lamy,Crossroad Pub.). The other picture is of a real form of the scepter with a crystal knob of the same gem substance(olivine) now recently discovered to be found in comets themselves(and on the Choshen/breatplate)!

"The identification of crystalline olivine in cometary silicates
Campins, H.; Ryan, E. V. Astrophysical Journal, Part 1 (ISSN 0004-637X), vol. 341, June 15, 1989, p. 1059-1066. Research supported by NASA and NSF.
An intermediate-resolution spectrum of the 8-13 micron region in comet Halley is obtained which shows a prominent silicate emission feature with structure not observed before in other comets or in interstellar silicates. The presence of a strong 11.3 micron peak reported by Bregman and coworkers is confirmed, and evidence is found for additional structure in the band. By comparison with spectra of interplanetary dust particles and laboratory silicates, it is concluded that small crystalline olivine particles are a major component of the silicates in this comet; other silicates (e.g., amorphous or hydrated) must also be present. The identification of crystalline olivine in this part of the spectrum is supported by the observation of four peaks in 20-50 micron airborne spectra of this comet which have also been attributed to olivine."

So science has now confirmed the connection between a crystal gem in the breastplate of Aaron and certain comets.

From the legends/aggadah about the “Holy Book”:
“Upon the death of Adam, the holy book disappeared, but later the cave in which it was hidden was revealed to Enoch in a dream. It was from this book that Enoch drew his knowledge of nature, of the earth and of the heavens, and he became so wise through it that his wisdom exceeded the wisdom of Adam. Once he had committed it to memory, Enoch hid the book again.
Now, when God resolved upon bringing the flood on the earth, He sent the archangel Raphael to Noah, as the bearer of the following message: "I give thee herewith the holy book, that all the secrets and mysteries written therein may be made manifest unto thee, and that thou mayest know how to fulfil its injunction in holiness, purity, modesty, and humbleness. Thou wilt learn from it how to build an ark of the wood of the gopher tree, wherein thou, and thy sons, and thy wife shall find protection."
Noah took the book, and when he studied it, the holy spirit came upon him, and he knew all things needful for the building of the ark and the gathering together of the animals. The book, which was made of sapphires, he took with him into the ark, having first enclosed it in a golden casket. All the time he spent in the ark it served him as a time-piece, to distinguish night from day. Before his death, he entrusted it to Shem, and he in turn to Abraham. From Abraham it descended through Jacob, Levi, Moses, and Joshua to Solomon, who learnt all his wisdom from it, and his skill in the healing art, and also his mastery over the demons.
Second story from the legends about the Scepter of Moses:
“One of the seven maidens whom Moses saw at the well attracted his notice in particular on account of her modest demeanor, and he made her a proposal of marriage. But Zipporah repulsed him, saying, "My father has a tree in his garden with which he tests every man that expresses a desire to marry one of his daughters, and as soon as the suitor touches the tree, he is devoured by it."
Moses: "Whence has he the tree?"
Zipporah: "It is the rod that the Holy One, blessed be He, created in the twilight of the first Sabbath eve, and gave to Adam. He transmitted it to Enoch, from him it descended to Noah, then to Shem, and Abraham, and Isaac, and finally to Jacob, who brought it with him to Egypt, and gave it to his son Joseph. When Joseph died, the Egyptians pillaged his house, and the rod, which was in their booty, they brought to Pharaoh's palace. At that time my father was one of the most prominent of the king's sacred scribes, and as such he had the opportunity of seeing the rod. He felt a great desire to possess it, and he stole it and took it to his house. On this rod the Ineffable Name is graven, and also the ten plagues that God will cause to visit the Egyptians in a future day. For many years it lay in my father's house. One day he was walking in his garden carrying it, and he stuck it in the ground. When he attempted to draw it out again, he found that it had sprouted, and was putting forth blossoms. That is the rod with which he tries any that desire to marry his daughters. He insists that our suitors shall attempt to pull it out of the ground, but as soon as they touch it, it devours them."
Having given him this account of her father's rod, Zipporah went home, accompanied by her sisters, and Moses followed them.
Jethro was not a little amazed to see his daughters return so soon from the watering troughs. As a rule, the chicanery they had to suffer from the shepherds detained them until late. No sooner had he heard their report about the wonder-working Egyptian than he exclaimed, "Mayhap he is one of the descendants of Abraham, from whom issueth blessing for the whole world." He rebuked his daughters for not having invited the stranger that had done them so valuable a service to come into their house, and he ordered them to fetch him, in the hope that he would take one of his daughters to wife.
Moses had been standing without all this time, and had allowed Jethro's daughters to describe him as an Egyptian, without protesting and asserting his Hebrew birth. For this God punished him by causing him to die outside of the promised land. Joseph, who had proclaimed in public that he was a Hebrew, found his last resting-place in the land of the Hebrews, and Moses, who apparently had no objection to being considered an Egyptian, had to live and die outside of that land.
Zipporah hastened forth to execute her father's wish, and no sooner had she ushered him in than Moses requested her hand in marriage. Jethro replied, "If thou canst bring me the rod in my garden, I will give her to thee." Moses went out, found the sapphire rod that God had bestowed upon Adam when he was driven forth from Paradise, the rod that had reached Jethro after manifold vicissitudes, and which he had planted in the garden. Moses uprooted it and carried it to Jethro, who conceived the idea at once that he was the prophet in Israel concerning whom all the wise men of Egypt had foretold that he would destroy their land and its inhabitants.
The Legends of the Jews
By Louis Ginzberg

The Rabbinic sages have told us in the Talmudic and other writings that the technology of the Temple would return with the third temple and the geulah/redemption, which all has begun simultaneously along with the kibbutz golios and the techiyas Hametim, the enlivening of the dead. Baruch HaShem
A Good Shabbos Geulah