“CABALISM, at least in the Western occult tradition, is built around a diagram called the Tree of Life. This diagram contains ten circles representing the Sephiroth (singular: Sephirah); that is, the "spheres,” “numbers,” or “emanations."  The Sephiroth are the numbers 1 through 10 considered in their archetypal sense. Each Sephirah is an archetypal idea. Also, the Sephiroth represent emanations from God and describe the process of creation. In the material world, they represent the heavenly spheres according to the classical conception. Beyond the first Sephirah, Kether ("Crown”), are the “three veils of negative existence”: Nothing, Infinity, and the Limitless Light (or Ain, Ain-Soph, and Ain-Soph Aur). These describe the process of manifestation from nothingness prior to the existence of unity (represented by Kether). They are without number. – Godwin’s Cabalistic Encyclopedia

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“True Freemasonry is esoteric; it is not a thing of this world. All that we have here is a link, a doorway, through which the student may pass into the unknown. Freemasonry has nothing to do with things of form save that it realizes form is molded by and manifests the life it contains. Consequently the student is seeking so to mold his life that the form will glorify the God whose temple he is slowly building as he awakens one by one the workmen within himself and directs them to carry out the plan that has been given him out of heaven.” – Manly Palmer Hall

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The Golem “If you study magic, you may have heard of a thing called a Golem.  A Golem is a creature, a servant, that an Alchemist can create in a laboratory.  There are many stories and mythologies about the Golem; in fact, Frankenstein comes from this tradition. The idea behind the Golem is that the Alchemist / Magician will work with the forces or the minerals of the earth in order to craft a magical creature that has great powers and will serve the Magician. That creature is the Golem.  You can find this tradition throughout many religions, but especially amongst the Jews. Golem is a Hebrew word that literally means “shapeless or lifeless matter.” The way that the Alchemist would make this Golem is very veiled and symbolized and hidden in all kinds of myths and lies. The legends state that Magicians made Golems out of clay or mud that are empowered or brought to life through the application of magical words or letters. How many naive people have tried to create a physical golem only to fail! While it is possible to do it (there are many ancient methods for creating such things), the real wisdom of the myth is a symbol of how our own Magician, our own Innermost, creates the real man, Adam, from us: lifeless matter. We are lifeless! We do not have life within, because we are filled with pollution.  The Elohim creates Adam from Adamah, the ground, the earth, Malkuth.  The man is the soul.  That man, when it is complete, will have all the powers of God and will serve the Magician, the Innermost.  That man (the Golem, Adam) is supposed to be you and me.” – Samael Aun Weor

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“The Sephirothic Tree is sometimes depicted as a human body, thus more definitely establishing the true identity of the first, or Heavenly, Man–Adam Kadmon–the Idea of the Universe. The ten divine globes (Sephiroth) are then considered as analogous to the ten sacred members and organs of the Protogonos, according to the following arrangement. Kether is the crown of the Prototypic Head and perhaps refers to the pineal gland; Chochmah and Binah are the right and left hemispheres respectively of the Great Brain; Chesed and Geburah (Pechad) are the right and left arms respectively, signifying the active creative members of the Grand Man; Tiphereth is the heart, or, according to some, the entire viscera; Netsah and Hod are the right and left legs respectively, or the supports of the world; Yesod is the generative system, or the foundation of form; and Malchuth represents the two feet, or the base of being.” – Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages

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“Boaz and Jakin are both pillars of the Temple, and only when united do they produce stability.  Of these two columns, the left-hand one under Binah is (also) called Severity; the right-hand one under Chokmah is (also) called Mercy; the middle one under Kether is called Mildness, and it is said to be the Column of Equilibrium. These two side columns are the two pillars that stand at the entrance to King Solomon’s Temple and are represented in all Lodges of the Mysteries, the candidate himself, when he stands between them, is the Middle Pillar of Equilibrium. Dion Fortune – The Mystical Qabalah ☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆✶☆ Location of the Sephiroth within the physical body: 1.  Kether – the crown, in the superior part of the head 2.  Chokmah – right side of the brain 3.  Binah – left side of the brain 4.  Chesed – in the right arm 5.  Geburah – in the left arm 6.  Tiphereth – in the heart 7.  Netzach – in the right leg 8.  Hod – in the left leg 9.  Yesod – in the sexual organs 10.  Malkuth – in the feet

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“Plutarch translates the name Isis to mean wisdom, and he affirms that many ancient authors believed this goddess to be the daughter of Hermes; others held the opinion that she was the child of Prometheus.  This Egyptian deity under many names appears as the principle of natural fecundity among nearly all the religions of the ancient world. She was known as the goddess with ten thousand appellations and was metamorphosed by Christianity into the Virgin Mary, for Isis, although she gave birth to all living things–chief among them the Sun–still remained a virgin, according to the legendary accounts. The statues of Isis were decorated with the sun, moon, and stars, and many emblems pertaining to the earth, over which Isis was believed to rule. According to the ancient philosophers, she personified Universal Nature, the mother of all productions. The deity was generally represented as a partly nude woman, often pregnant, sometimes loosely covered with a garment either of green or black color, or of four different shades intermingled-black, white, yellow, and red. The figure of Isis is sometimes used to represent the occult and magical arts, such as necromancy, invocation, sorcery, and thaumaturgy. In one of the myths concerning her, Isis is said to have conjured the invincible God of Eternities, Ra, to tell her his secret and sacred name, which he did. This name is equivalent to the Lost Word of Masonry. By means of this Word, a magician can demand obedience from the invisible and superior deities. The priests of Isis became adepts in the use of the unseen forces of Nature. They understood hypnotism, mesmerism, and similar practices long before the modem world dreamed of their existence.  – Manly P. Hall

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“The Qabbalah provides a detailed, massive, and coherent world view of the nature of human existence and our relation to the cosmos. It’s powerful poetic vistas have excited the imaginations of Jews and non-Jews alike in nearly every country of the globe.” —The Kabbalah Deck: By Edward Hoffman

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Left-hand: “In traditional cultures (especially Asian), the right hand is utilized for positive, clean, upright actions, such as eating, making offerings, etc., while the left hand is used for hidden, unclean, or harmful actions. This tradition emerged from the ancient esoteric knowledge, unknown to the public, in which the followers of the light (divinity, purity) correspond to the "right-hand of God” while the adherents of impurity and desire fall to the left, into disgrace. These contrary paths are rooted in Sanskrit terms. Dakshinachara (Sanskrit दक्षिनाचार) literally means “upright in conduct” but is interpreted as “Right-Hand Path.” Vāmācāra (वामाचार) literally means “black magic,” or “ behaving badly or in the wrong way,” and is used to refer to “Left-Hand Path” or “Left-path” (Sanskrit: Vāmamārga वाममार्ग). These two paths are explained in Kabbalah as well. In modern times, those who follow the left-hand path have worked hard to make their path seem respectable and equal to the right, by claiming the two need each other to exist. This argument is based on the lie that left-hand initiates pursue the darkness of the Uncreated Light, the Absolute (which is pure, divine), yet the reality is that their degeneration and harmful acts propel them into the darkness of the abyss, the hell realms, to be cleansed of their impurity. Followers of the left-hand path believe they can outwit Divinity.“

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