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, 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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am wondering if this aggada is the springboard from the Ramchal's teachings regarding Moshe Rabeinu's staff. Or does the Ramchal bring these teachings based solely on the Zohar haKadosh?