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The Golem & the Messiah

#1 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed May 09, 2007 2:02 pm

The Golem and the Messiah

In the Sefer Yetzirah there is a very intriguing teaching of the Magical Kabbalah, especially from the perspective of the Christian Kabbalah and Christian Gnosticism; it is the instructions for the creation of a golem.

Essentially, a golem is an image of a human being formed of earth, clay, which becomes animated through the magical power of the Hebrew letters and Divine Names; however, though animated it is devoid of a soul, devoid of human intelligence and the Divine Spirit, for it is the creation of the creation, being created by a human being.

According to masters of the tradition a golem is created through a continuum of mystical prayer and meditation that culminates in the magical ritual in which the golem is formed and brought to life. It is said, according to one mystical school, that the ritual is performed in an appropriate place of power on the night of a full moon following a good rain, but only when and if the storm passes leaving the night sky clear. Thus the rite is dependent upon certain conditions, which means that it is founded upon divine providence, requiring divine authority to be performed.

In the ritual a magical circle is traced upon the earth and mystical seals are traced around it, and the image of a human being is formed from the earth within the magical circle, and Hebrew letters and words are engraved upon the image as magical seals – all of this being done with corresponding prayers and incantations. The final seal placed upon the golem is the word Amet, meaning “truth,” and with this seal the golem is called to life.

Significant in the formation of the golem are the mother letters, Alef, Mem and Shin – two of which, Alef and Mem, appear in the word Amet joined to Tau. According to masters of the tradition, if a male golem is made the permutation of mother letters Alef-Mem-Shin is used, but if a female golem is to be made the permutation of Alef-Shin-Mem is used; in the case of either a male or female golem the permutation of Shin-Mem-Alef is used to destroy the golem, bringing the magical action to an end.

According to one teaching in the Kabbalah, Shin and Tau are interchangeable so that the words Amet and Amesh are considered as though one and the same, or as intimately interconnected. As a word, Amesh means “last night,” and while this can be taken as a reference to time, as though speaking of a previous period of nighttime, it can also be read as a “final night,” the “end of nighttime” or “end of darkness,” which directly parallels the idea of truth as the “end of ignorance.”

Amet means “truth,” but Met means “death,” and having created a golem and brought it to life, to bring the golem to an end, it is said that the Alef must be erased from the word Amet on the forehead of the golem, leaving the word Met, and the mother letters Shin-Mem-Alef must be intoned. Thus, the word Amet may also be read as “life,” the truth being life, the real.

Assuming that it is possible to create an actual golem it might be asked why a Mekubal (Kabbalist) would be inclined to create one? On the one hand, the creation of a golem is a contemplation and meditation on the mysteries of creation, and specifically the creation of the Human One (Adam), and might be done purely to gain direct insight into certain secret mysteries, in which case, as soon as the golem stirred it would likely be destroyed, or shortly thereafter. On the other hand, it might be created for a practical purpose, as a servant or bodyguard, as we hear in the legend of one Mekubal in medieval times who created a golem to protect his community in a Jewish ghetto during times of severe persecution.

Of course, the teachings on the creation of a golem may be understood as a method for the formation of an astral double, or the projection of the subtle body; likewise, they may be understood as teachings in the generation of Partzufim – in other words the teaching on the creation of a golem may be understood as something far more subtle than a literal material image that becomes animated.

Taking the idea of the creation ofan actual material golem, however, and looking into Gnostic scriptures, if we consider the stories of the creation of the first human being (Adam), we find an intriguing parallel to the creation of a golem. Essentially, according to many Gnostic scriptures, it is not God Most High that creates, forms and makes the first human being, but rather it is the demiurge and archons that create the human one. They behold an image of the Human One of Light, the consort of Pistis Sophia, in the upper waters, and so they make a copy of the image they have seen, forming it out of the earth, the substance of material darkness – it is as though they gather to perform a ritual for the creation of a golem. In some versions of the story they form the golem Adam but do not know how to call their creation to life, and while they are discussing among themselves how to give it life, the True God enters and secretly breathes life into their golem, imbuing it with a soul and spirit. In other versions of the story, in the midst of creating the golem Adam, the demiurge and archons fall into agitation and fear because as they are creating the golem Adam they foresee that the Human One of Light might enter into it and bring their dominion to an end – so they leave Adam half made, as it were; hence the term demiurge, which means “half-maker.” As it turns out, the True God enters (through an emanation) and completes the creation of Adam, breathing life and light into the human one.

Although this mythological and cosmological story takes place in the Garden of Eden, as though in the beginning, it represents a potential that must be actualized and realized through the process of creative evolution. Thus, while speaking of the mysteries of creation in the beginning, and pointing to a universal or cosmic development that is transcendent of planet earth and the human life-wave on it, this story is also taken by Gnostic Christians as insight into the Holy Gospel, the Divine Incarnation and the advent of the Risen Christ. Essentially, from a Gnostic point of view, until the advent of Christ (the Human One of Light) there are no true human beings on earth, but rather humans are much like golems, having an existence, but devoid of the true human intelligence and the Divine Spirit.

In the Gospel of St. John we are told that God the Father has placed his seal upon the Son; according to the Christian Kabbalah, the seal that Father placed upon the Son is the Spirit of Truth, the Seal of Amet. Given the Gnostic view of humans as something akin to golems before the reception of their souls and the Holy Spirit – their true humanity, and the significance of Amet in the creation and animation of a golem, it is as though the person of Yeshua is akin to a golem upon which the Seal of Amet is placed, the Soul of the Human One of Light and Holy Spirit entering into him as he becomes the Christ-bearer (or Light-bearer) at the Sacred Jordan.

Accordingly, the false image of the human one, the golem, is brought to an end upon the cross so that the Supernal Image of the Human One of Light might be revealed and communicated in the resurrection, the Risen Christ. Thus, as told in the Gospel of St. John, the Risen Christ appears to his disciples in the upper room, and speaking a mystic word, he lays hands on them and breathes upon them, imbuing them with their supernal soul and filling them with the power of the Holy Spirit; hence, placing the Seal of Amet upon them as well. It is as though lifeless golems are called to life – yet more, it as though golems are transformed into human beings through the power of God, the True Light.

Taking up this view, in the Christian Kabbalah the teachings on the formation of a golem become a contemplation of the deeper mysteries of the Holy Gospel, the advent of the Risen Christ. For example, the word Amet upon the forehead of the golem is taken to represent the very essence of the movement that transpires in the revelation of the Holy Gospel. Alef is the Spirit and Mem is the living waters of baptism – Tau is the cross. Thus, Amet is said to be the Holy Spirit that is revealed and communicated through the cross, which is received through baptism, our entrance into the Sanctuary of Grace, the Mystical Body of the Risen Christ. In other words, Amet (Alef-Mem-Tau) may be taken to mean: “The cross reveals the Spirit of Truth,” or “the light of the cross is truth.”

As mentioned above, the word Amesh and the word Amet are interchangeable – the three “mother letters” compose the word Amesh; these letters represent the primordial elements (air, water and fire, respectively), various combinations of which generate the primordial element of earth and all the other elements and principles that form the matrix of creation. Likewise, they are said to be the roots of Yod, He and Vau, the holy letters that form the Tetragrammaton, the Great Name of God (Yahweh), which is also the Blessed Name of Yeshua with the insertion of the holy letter Shin. Thus, Amesh indicates the power of the Living Word and is the power communicated by the Risen Messiah, the power of a new heaven and new earth, and a new humanity, divine and supernal.

The Risen Savior is often called the “dawn of the Eternal Day,” or Eternal Shabbat, which implies the “end of darkness,” the “last night” (Amesh). Along the same lines, the three mother letters are said to distinguish between the three dimensions of space, the fourth dimension of time, and the fifth dimension, the spiritual dimension – hence, Amesh indicates the mystery of eternal life communicated by the Risen Messiah.

This, of course, is only a brief overview of the line of teachings and contemplation on this subject that has been developed in our oral tradition, barely scratching the surface of this body of teachings; but perhaps it provides some essential keys for further contemplation and meditation along these lines of thought that might facilitate direct insight into deeper levels of these mysteries that cannot be spoken – hence, insight into “secret mysteries” implied by the parallels that are drawn.

Receiving the Seal of Amet, may we be blessed to realize the power of Amesh and be raised up on the last day to eternal life, all in the Risen Messiah; amen.

Blessings & shalom!
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#2 Postby Phillip » Mon May 14, 2007 6:46 am

Shalom Tau Malachi!

What a teaching!!! :shock:

I can't help but consider the Melchizedek teachings and the emanation of the other two bodies, body of light, body of emanation, from the clear light essence in connection to this. If I remember correctly, there arises sounds, lights and rays that generate geometric patterns which eventually form the reality-truth continuum, but through conscious awareness established as an emanation in realization. So in light of this teaching, I cannot help but wonder if the teachings of the placement of Hebrew letters on the body of the golum and the geometric patterns established around the golum for the sake of this invocation might not mirror this teaching, displaying it symbolically? I seem to remember it said that these sounds, lights and rays are essentially the "letters" that form into the divine names, the geometric patterns and so on and so forth in development. So, I sense a teaching on body of emanation here, and the process of the realization of this truth. Hope I'm on track!

May the Holy Mother reveal the rock from which we have been hewn.

Shalom!

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#3 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon May 14, 2007 12:36 pm

Salutations Brother Phillip!

There are, indeed, many different layers of teachings within the teachings on the creation of the golem – on an inmost level it may be taken as the generation of the Threefold Body of Melchizedek, the natural and spontaneous arising of the pure primordial elements; yet, truly, that would not be a golem, but rather an *enlightened human being*, the realization of the Human One of Light (Christ).

In Gnostic teachings it is said the “Christ put on the robe of Jesus” – the Soul of the Messiah wore the person of Yeshua, as it were; thus, it is our intention that Christ should wear us too! This is essentially the same as saying that the name and form, the body and person of Yeshua, was as a golem into which the Soul and Spirit of the Messiah entered, Adonai Yeshua becoming the first *True Human Being*; hence the tern the “Second Adam,” implying the realization of the divine potential of the first Adam, the Supernal Human Being.

Until the dawn of the Supernal or Supramental Consciousness, the actual non-dual realization, this reflects our actual experience – we receive the Light from above, and the Light from above awakens the Serpent Power, and it is as though this Light-presence and Light-power enters into us and takes up our personality and life display, the Continuum of Spirit animating the Continuum of Matter; at the outset, though in fact intimately intertwined and inseparable from one another, these apparent “two” seem separate and distinct from one another, one from heaven (the Spirit Continuum) and one from earth (the Matter Continuum). Quite distinctly, inviting the Lord into our lives and receiving the Spirit of the Lord, it is as though the golem receives a holy soul and Divine Spirit, being raise to life for the first time; yet more, it is as though the golem is transformed into a human being, for having a holy soul and Divine Spirit we are no longer a golem, no longer among the dead.

We may say: In the living waters of baptism the earthly golem is washed away so that the heavenly Human One of Light might shine through – the light that shines from within us being the chrism we receive. Of course, this is all a figure of speech, and somewhat tongue-in-cheek!

We may gain insight into the teachings of the golem in their proper context by looking into the generation of the partzuf (divine personification) in a Partzuf Meditation – look and see!

We sit in meditation and envision the image of a partzuf magically appearing before us in a body of light – forming it, in Union with Partzuf we dissolve it and it pours into us, the union being brought about in this way. If we perform Transference of Consciousness, this is reversed, we envision that we dissolve and pour into the image of the partzuf, the union being brought about in this way.

Now, at the outset, in Ma’aseh Bereshit, the generation stage, this is all a flight of controlled fantasy, as it were, for though generating the envisioned partzuf in our minds it has no soul or Divine Spirit in it – the actual presence and power it represents has not entered into it. At some point in the process of this practice over time, however, something of the living presence and power the partzuf represents enters into it and it “comes to life” in our experience; hence the shift into Ma’aseh Merkavah, the fruition stage of the path.

This is the creation of the golem – *the generation of the partzuf*.

Essentially, this represents the generation of the body of light – at first, typically, a body of astral light, and then a body of spiritual light; then, eventually, perhaps, the Body of Supernal Light, the actual Glory Body or Solar Body of the Resurrection. However, even if we develop the capacity of the transference of consciousness, generating some gradation of the body of light, and actually shifting our center of consciousness into it, until we are able to pass into the Clear Light Dissolution while maintaining the Presence of Awareness, realizing the Ain Nature of Mind and consciously arising from that state of Clear Light Awareness, the Glory Body and Emanation Body do not arise, for the body of light that appears is not yet generated from actual Non-dual Gnostic Awareness.

Thus, the “golem” is the stage of generation and fruition before actual attainment or realization – not the Threefold Body of Enlightenment. Essentially, the golem is the arising of the primordial elements of consciousness in an impure condition – dualism, whether gross or subtle dualism, the physical body or subtle body before actual non-dual realization, respectively.

The Threefold Body assumes the realization of the Body of Truth, the Ain Nature or Clear Light Nature – only through that realization does the Body of Glory and Body of Emanation arise, the appearance of the Human One of Light, Christ Melchizedek. Until then, there is something of the golem!

Granted, the essence and nature of all that appears is Ain, No-Thingness, Emptiness; likewise, all that arises is, by nature, the radiant display of the primordial elements – but these elements of consciousness may arise in their innate purity, the Great Natural Perfection (non-dual realization), or they may arise in various gradations of impurity, various gradations of dualistic consciousness or karmic conditioning.

All that arises from gradations of vital and mental consciousness remains dualistic – for even at their highest peak, the gradations of cosmic consciousness, something of the dualism remains, however subtle and sublime it might be; only with the dawn of the Supernal or Supramental Consciousness is this dualism transcended.

Here we may speak an open secret: The peak of the mental and vital consciousness, the experience of cosmic consciousness, once generated, must be brought into cessation – only then does the full breakthrough to the Supernal or Supramental Consciousness transpire. When the Supernal or Supramental Consciousness dawns, the mental and vital consciousness are transformed by the influx of the Supernal Light, regenerated or remanifest as direct expressions of the Supernal or Supramental Consciousness-Force; thus the Body of Glory and Body of Emanation arise from this Truth-Consciousness.

All too often, hearing of the term “Supernal” or “Supramental Consciousness” individuals who may have experienced some gradation of cosmic consciousness will assume that what they have experienced is what we are talking about; in truth, however, it is not – what we are talking about is distinctly beyond cosmic consciousness, cosmic consciousness being as though a final veil, a most subtle and sublime obstruction to complete cessation and the dawn of the Supernal or Supramental. Of course, outside of the direct experience of the Body of Truth – the Clear Light Nature, this assumption is understandable, for never having abided in Clear Light Dissolution, or entered into this cessation, one would not know or understand the Great Transformation, or the very subtle and sublime distinction between cosmic consciousness and Supernal Consciousness which is so radical in the experience of it.

We can say this, however: Creating the golem we must destroy the golem – bringing all self-grasping, desire and fear into cessation, even that of cosmic consciousness and the spiritual body of light.

Consider the Gospel in this light – the Christ-bearer is brought into complete cessation on the cross for the revelation of the Risen Christ to transpire; through Amet the pure Glory and Emanation of Amesh arose on Easter Morning!

Again, we are using a figure of speech, but this is the secret or esoteric teaching within and behind…

We may also say something very radical and shocking here – cosmic consciousness, which is so often lauded as the “highest attainment,” is the greatest display of the illusion power of the demiurge, according to Gnostic masters, the most subtle and sublime trap of all, for though seeming to be “full enlightenment and liberation” – a god-like state, something of the cosmic ignorance remains and thus the soul remains in bondage.

Remember, beyond the seven heavens Gnostic speak of an “eighth heaven,” clearly indicating that what is often considered the fruition of enlightenment and liberation is, in fact, not full enlightenment and liberation – something commonly taught in virtually all Gnostic Christian scriptures.

Awakening in the dream, we must awaken from the dream, bringing the dream into cessation – then what arises is no longer a dream but is a radiant display of Enlightened Being, the Human One of Light (Christ) and the True Light (God Most High). Hallelu Yah! Amen!

In contemplation we shall say: Only through the Grace of God, the Divine Mind!

Going beyond, may we go yet beyond, passing into the One-Without-End (Ain Sof); amen.

Blessings & shalom!
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#4 Postby Leslie Kaneel » Thu May 17, 2007 1:48 pm

Shalom +Malachi!

Yes, indeed. Very interesting Teaching!

Question:

How is it that "the three Mother letters (Aleph, Mem, Shin) that compose the word Amesh" are also "said to be the roots of Yod, He, and Vau?"
This seems to be pivotal in being able to destroy the golem in oneself then move into the complete Enlightenment and Liberation - great Resurrection and Ascension to the Clear Light.

Upon retreiving the Sefer Yetzirah out of the library again - I had it out so long it became like a permanent fixture until alas the library actually wanted it back! - there on page 140 (section 3:2):

"Three Mothers: Aleph, Mem, Shin (AMSh)
A great, mystical secret
covered and sealed with six rings
And from them emanated air, water and fire
And from them are born Fathers,
and from the Fathers, descendents."

According to the Jewish Kabbalah commentary here, "Yod is derived from Mem, He from Shin, and Vau from Aleph. These three Mothers representing an even deeper mystery than the Tetragrammaton."
Indicating that the Mother letters, being primordial, are before the creation of the ten sefirot. The ten sefirot being where YHV is most significant/influential.
This all moves with the destruction ("chaos") and reconstruction ("tikkune") of the sefirot in the ongoing process of creation and dissolution on the Path with no End.
Other parts of the section 3:2 quote are nicely commented on in above posts with the "six rings" perhaps alluding to the six directions. The "Fathers" relating to Yod, He and Vau (YHVH) and this is where the Christian Kabbalah seems to be most focused.
"The Seal that the Father placed on the Son is Spirit of Truth, the Seal of Amet.......Amet and Amesh being interchangeable. The 'end of darkness'" - Light of the True Cross; Divine Grace! The "Son" being As the Spiritual Sun, the Light and Fire of El Elyon, the True Light; Clear Light Nature.

May our Heart and Crown be flooded with the orb of the Spiritual Sun, and, rays pouring forth Divine Light into all gross and subtle Places in the matrix of creation! Amen.

This is by no means a complete answer to the question but only an attempt at beginning to understand it. :shock:

Peace & Love
Leslie.

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Amesh & Yahweh

#5 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri May 18, 2007 10:24 am

Greetings Sister Leslie!

The generation of the Great Name from Amesh is a most holy mystery, and we may say a supreme mystery – as such the truth of it cannot be spoken. We can point to it and allude to it, but we cannot speak it. If something of the holy mystery will be known and understood, the Holy Spirit will reveal it, and how she will reveal it is through direct spiritual or mystical experience of the mystery. Yet, even having direct experience of the mystery and acquiring insight – gnosis, still there is no end to the mystery in its essence, but unlike a “mystery” in the sense of a cheap detectives novel, or some popular “mystery thriller” like the Da Vinci Code, such a spiritual and esoteric mystery is an infinite depth that continues to unfold, never completely fathomed by the mental consciousness in full.

That said, we can point to it, circle it, allude to it, and perchance, in the midst experience some insight, if only for a brief moment in our contemplation – and then from this initial insight we can seek to pass deeper still into something of the experience of the mystery, reflecting upon it, contemplating it and meditating upon it; in this way we delve into the holy mysteries and the Holy Spirit reveals secrets to us.

First we may say that until the arising of the Great Aeon, the Great Cosmic Cycle, and the Matrix of Creation, the Entirety, we cannot truly speak of “before” or “after” – there is no space-time-consciousness, but all abides as infinite unmanifest potential in the Primordial, in Ain Sof, the One-Without-End. Thus, “yesternight” or “last night,” in speaking of Primordial Being, is a perception from the perspective of the arising of the Great Aeon, the Entirety; it is akin to the Big Bang from which the material dimension of space-time comes into being, we can speak of the Original Singularity “before” the Big Bang only “after” the Big Bang occurs, and yet there is no “before” the Big Bang, for until that event horizon there is *no space-time*. Essentially, we only gain insight into the Original Singularity in retrospect, in reflection, after the Big Bang occurs and through what follows, what flows out of it. The same is true of Primordial Being and the Primordial Continuum – it is beheld in *retrospect*; hence, Amesh, “last night” before the dawn of creation, “today.”

(Perhaps, here, we may contemplate “God the Father” whom no one has even seen, save for “God the Son,” as well as the mystery spoken by the Holy Master when he said, “You who have seen me have seen the Father.”)

Now there is another mystery that must be spoken, for according to the Kabbalah, the Universe of Adam Kadmon “precedes” the Universe of Tohu and Bohu (Chaos and Void), if such a thing may be said; thus, Adam Kadmon represents the Original Singularity that must be “shattered” or “broken” for the Great Cosmic Cycle and Creation to come into being – that “movement of shattering” is the Universe of Chaos and Void, from which the Universe of Atzilut and all that follows arises. Of course, as space-time does not exist in the Primordial Continuum, Adam Kadmon is inseparable from that Chaos and Void, and is something like an infinite potential in it; yet, mysteriously, being beyond space-time in the infinite and eternal, it is also actual or realized from the perspective of the eternal realm of Primordial Being – the apparent process of actualization and realization of Primordial Being is from the perspective of space-time-consciousness, the Matrix of Creation, the Realm of Becoming.

The truth of the actualization and realization of Adam Kadmon as an ever-present reality in the infinite and eternal is Atzilut, which is inseparable from Adam Kadmon; yet this Realm of Yichud (Unity) is an infinite and eternal potential from which Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah arise, the Realm of Perud, the Realm of Becoming – the Continuum of Space-Time-Consciousness.

This Being and this Becoming are, in fact, inseparable from one another; yet, on account of the ignorance, dualism in consciousness, an appearance of separation arises – that very appearance is the vehicle through which the Being of the Becoming is actualized and realized; hence, the vehicle of the non-dual realization, the dawn of Supernal or Messianic Consciousness.

In this we point at the arising of the “Fathers” from the “Mothers,” for Yod-He-Vau corresponds to Atzilut, Beriyah and Yetzirah, He also corresponding to Asiyah.

The “Six Rings” correspond to Tiferet and the “extremities,” which are the six directions of infinite space; as space and time are inseparable, this implies the fourth direction (or dimension) called time, and all of this implies the source or ground of the arising, the fifth direction of the spiritual or “moral.” All of this is the radiant display of Amesh – the pure primordial elements, the essences of Adam Kadmon and Atzilut, as well as the Entirety.

Now, another way of acquiring insight into this supreme and holy mystery is through contemplation of the teachings on the Great Vision of Melchizedek – for the teaching of Yod-He-Vau rooted in Alef-Mem-Shin points directly to the Great Vision and what is perceived and experienced in it; while the teachings of the golem may not point directly to it, the teachings of Yahweh arising from Amesh do.

Resting the mind, consciousness or soul in its own intrinsic nature – the Ain Nature, abiding in the presence of awareness without attachment of aversion, we may recognize the ground from which all arises, this Clear Light Essence. The Ain Nature and Clear Light Essence are one and the same, not two, but one; and abiding in the Clear Light, which is the Body of Truth (Amet), we may witness the radiant display of mind, consciousness or soul as it arises and appears – this abiding is the deepest possible state of meditation, which is parallel to dreamless sleep before the arising of dream, and parallel to death before the arising of the afterlife states; hence the “primordial ground from which all arises.”

If we are able to maintain the presence of awareness and abide in this way we will observe the arising of sound-vibration and essential lights, which is the appearance of the energy-intelligence of the pure primordial elements; rays will emanate from these essential lights and form geometrical patterns, which in turn will generate light-images; hence the appearance of the Pleroma of Light from the Primordial Ground or Continuum, completely inseparable from it. This is the “Great Vision of Melchizedek,” the Great Vision of Primordial Enlightenment, without beginning or end.

The “Mothers” represent this primordial potential within the Clear Light, the “Fathers” represent the activation and radiant display of that infinite potential, the essence or root of the Fathers being in the Mothers; all comes into being from this Divine Energy-Intelligence of the Clear Light Nature, Bornless Being, the Holy One.

Now, at the outset, streams of mind, consciousness or soul arise in ignorance – there is no recognition and realization of the Ain Nature, the Clear Light Nature, for as yet there is no generation of the Presence of Awareness. Thus, when dissolving into the Clear Light Nature souls fall into unconsciousness, and arising from the Clear Light Nature in ignorance it is an arising in dualistic consciousness, unaware of the sacred unity underlying all, the non-dual truth (Amet). Thus, for example, arising in dream from an unconscious state of dreamless sleep, the soul forgets it is asleep and dreaming, and is unaware that the dream is a radiant display of its own intrinsic nature. Therefore the mind or soul believes that it has a substantial and independent self-existence separate and apart from the dream and the ground from which it has arisen, and believes the appearance of the dream reality as something having a substantial and independent self existence separate and apart from itself. The same is true of the mind or soul arising in incarnation and arising in afterlife experiences – as in dream, it is an arising from the Clear Light Nature, a radiant display of the Ain Nature, the mind or soul being inseparable from all that appears and the ground from which all appears; however, in the ignorance, in dualistic consciousness, the mind or soul does not recognize this essential truth, but is unaware, ignorant.

All of this, too, is the arising and radiant display of the primordial elements – Amesh, but it is an arising in ignorance, the illusion of separation, the dualistic condition; and this arising occurs from karmic conditioning, habitual patterns formed in the ignorance, in self-grasping, desire and fear – arising from an unconscious state, the mind or soul becomes bound up in this karmic continuum, lacking any continuity of awareness in its passage between various states or dimension of consciousness. Thus, this is an arising of the primordial elements as *impure emanations* (klippot); in order for the elements to arise according to their innate purity and nature, the Presence of Awareness is required through which the Ain Nature or Clear Light Nature is recognized and realized – hence the non-dual-realization of Supernal or Messianic Consciousness.

This recognition and realization dispels all karma, for recognizing the supreme truth of the non-dual and the empty nature of all that appears, all is *self-liberated* as it arises; abiding in the Clear Light Nature, without attachment or aversion, all becomes the radiant display of Enlightened Being, Divine and Supernal Being – hence the generation of the Body of Glory and Body of Emanation from the Body of Truth (Amet).

The key to this enlightenment and liberation of the mind or soul-stream is the generation of the *Presence of Awareness* and activation of the full spectrum of Energy-Intelligence, but without self-grasping, attachment or aversion; hence, the capacity to abide in the Presence of Awareness throughout all states of consciousness and, specifically, the capacity to abide in the Clear Light – the most subtle and sublime state of Pure Radiant Awareness.

Now, it is interesting that Yahweh has its roots in Amesh, for Yahweh represents the arising of all according to the innate purity of the primordial elements; Elohim, however, represents the arising of all according to this innate purity, as well as the impure arising – the One and Many, enlightened and unenlightened.

This may give us insight into the teaching of “Yahweh pronounced as Elohim” in the Holy Kabbalah. Likewise, it also may serve to resolve the classical debate between the two schools of thought regarding God in the Old Testament within the Christian stream – the view of the God of the Old Testament as the True God and the view of the God of the Old Testament as the Demiurge. Essentially, both of these views are true, but they are *partial truth* – the actual truth is the non-dual view (and/both). In other words, it all depends upon who is looking and how they are looking to see, whether in agnosis (ignorance) or gnosis (enlightenment).

Perchance in this there is a hint of this holy and supreme mystery of Yahweh having its roots in Amesh...

Purified by the living waters of baptism, consecrated by the holy fire of supernal chrism, and reborn of the Holy Spirit, may we be blessed to look and see Amet (Truth); amen.

*Note the similarity of Amet and Amen?

Blessings & shalom!
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#6 Postby sophia-suzette » Sat May 19, 2007 9:10 pm

Sallutations!

I can but sit in awe of this mystery. It was said that the very gods feared Nox and Erebus. In light of the teaching revealed in this contemplation, I can now understand that the fear is but the awe of the mystery. I can see myself in the golem, awakening in the dream, but not from the dream, realizing that the "clay-form" is but a karmic conditioning, is but the beginning of the awakening.

My deepfelt gratitude for the teaching, which in itself will have seeds for infinite contemplation for me.

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Golem House

#7 Postby Elder Gideon » Sat May 19, 2007 10:55 pm

Greetings Sophia-Suzette!

Can't help but think of saying 11 from the Gospel of Thomas:

The heaven will pass away and the one above it will pass away. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die. And the days when you consumed what was dead, you made it what is alive. When you come to dwell in the light, what will you do? On the day when you were one you became two, but when you become two, what will you do?

In light of what Tau Malachi is teaching, one could hear the same questions from Thomas as follows: When you were watching the arising you became part of the karmic continuum. Can we watch the karmic continuum without becoming part of it? One is watching two as YHVH prononces ELOHIM. Amesh and Yahveh as the one becoming the two.

Aleph becomes Beth, for with Beth, ELOHIM spoke BERESHIT, The Beginning. Inside, the Human One emanated itself to reveal the tikkune of Amesh; this tikkune of Amesh is YHV. For this Firstborn Son entered into a temple, a Beth, not made of human hands. This same Beth, the Creation, returns to Aleph. Amesh becomes YHVH in the Risen Savior.

Blessings and Shalom!

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End of Days

#8 Postby Elder Sarah » Sat May 19, 2007 10:57 pm

Greetings Brother Michael,

What stands out in this contemplation is the part in this verse from Thomas that says, "In the days when you consumed what is dead, you made it what is alive." What is hinted at here is the idea, you have to get in to get out. You have to be in the midst of the days in order to perceive that you are consumming what is dead. In other words, it seems, one must first recognize one is in the midst of watching the arising, before becoming the witness to the arising. Indeed, can one notice the arising without falling into forgetfulness and fall back asleep in the dream.

Now, the verse latter continues, "On the day when
you were one you became two." Notice how here the Master says "day" instead of "days". At the beginning of the verse "days" is used, for it is only in days that you can "consume what is dead". Latter in the verse "day" is used in connection to the word "one" which alludes to the One day, or the Eternal Day, The End of Days. This One day seems connected to Amesh meaning 'yesternight'.

This leads into the contemplation of Psalm 90:

BOOK IV : Psalms 90-106

A prayer of Moses the man of God.

1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
2 Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the earth and the world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

3 You turn men back to dust,
saying, "Return to dust, O sons of men."

4 For a thousand years in your sight
are like a day that has just gone by,
or like a watch in the night.

5 You sweep men away in the sleep of death;
they are like the new grass of the morning-

6 though in the morning it springs up new,
by evening it is dry and withered.

7 We are consumed by your anger
and terrified by your indignation.

8 You have set our iniquities before you,
our secret sins in the light of your presence.

9 All our days pass away under your wrath;
we finish our years with a moan.

10 The length of our days is seventy years—
or eighty, if we have the strength;
yet their span is but trouble and sorrow,
for they quickly pass, and we fly away.

11 Who knows the power of your anger?
For your wrath is as great as the fear that is due you.

12 Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

13 Relent, O LORD! How long will it be?
Have compassion on your servants.

14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen trouble.

16 May your deeds be shown to your servants,
your splendor to their children.

17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us;
establish the work of our hands for us—
yes, establish the work of our hands.

May the God and Gods name become One making days become One Day!

Many Blessings and Shalom
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Dwelling of the Human One

#9 Postby Elder Gideon » Sat May 19, 2007 11:14 pm

Dynamite Contemplation!

Dwelling place grounds the entire contemplation here sister, inspiringly! :shock:

The Anointed declares in the Gospel of Thomas 107,

When you make the two into one,
you will become human children.
When you say, "Mountain, move,"
the mountain will move.

Also,

I shall destroy this house and no one will be able to rebuild it! (Thomas 71)

Also,

Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Human One has no where to lay the head. (Thomas 86)

Shabbat Eve Shalom!

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The Blessed Name and Supreme Name

#10 Postby Tau Malachi » Sun May 20, 2007 10:56 am

Greetings!

In light of all of this perhaps we can share a contemplation the mystery of the Blessed Name and Supreme Name, considering the play of Amesh and Amet, and the name of the Son of the Human One, the Great Seth (Shin-Tau).

The Blessed name of Yeshua is Yahweh, with the addition of a mother letter, Shin; Shin, in the unenlightened condition (dualism) is a consuming fire, but Shin in the enlightened condition (non-dual) is an illuminating fire – and we may say, if one is wood or earth, this fire consumes and destroys, but if one is fire, it increases, illuminates and exalts as light upon light. Such is the Holy Fire of the Apocalypse – Revelation, the Supernal Chrism. If we wish to enter into this Fiery Light and become Ma’on, the dwelling place of this Holy Fire, then we must become like unto that Holy Fire, letting go of all that is not like unto it, transforming all into the image of this spiritual nuclear fire, the Spiritual Sun of God.

In the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas Adonai Yeshua says, “I have cast fire upon the world; and look, I am tending it until it blazes forth” (Saying 10).

Shin is restriction and antithesis, and it is the power of Judgment-Gevurah; if we wish to drawn near to God, the True Light, self-restraint is necessary – the restraint or negation of all that is not like unto the True Light, El Elyon. This, exactly, is the image of the Christ-bearer on the Cross, and this is the power of the Holy Cross – the end of the darkness, the ignorance, in the suspension of the doer in a complete and total surrender or self-offering; to bring an end to the golem, *the golem must be restrained*. Thus, Adonai Yeshua said, “You cannot enter into the house of a strong man and take it by force without binding the owner’s hands. Then you can loot the house” (Thomas, Saying 35).

You may recall the saying of the Lord in the Gospel of St. John: "Very truly, I tell you, the Son does nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for what the Father does, the Son does likewise” (5:19), and also, “I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge’ and my judgment is just, because I seek to do not my own will but the will of him who sent me” (5:30).

This is the true human being – the golem is the I-thought, the doer, the egoistic self. In the cessation of the doer the true human being emerges, the Light-bearer, the Christ-bearer; when there is no doer, Christ and the Holy Spirit become the doer, the Christ-bearer becoming the Christ, as in Yeshua Messiah.

Shin is Nechash, the Serpent, and Shin is Shekinah, the Divine Presence and Power; Nechash equals 358, so also does Messiah – when the Serpent Power is awakened, sublimated, uplifted and redeemed, brought into repose in the brow and crown, Nechash becomes Shekinah, and that holy person is Messiah, One Anointed with the Supernal Light of El Elyon, the Divine Most High (Messiah Melchizedek).

What is this in the most practical terms that we may apply in our own lives? It is the translation of the Desire to Receive into the Desire to Give, the digestive or consuming fire becoming the illuminating fire, the holy desire of the enlightened ones, love and compassion, the Sacred Heart. We can live according to the Sacred Heart.

A golem has no soul – a golem has no heart!

In the delusion of lack, feeling as an empty husk, in the state of the golem, the Desire to Receive, the Power of Shin, is distorted, corrupted, becoming the Desire to Receive for Self Alone; through remembrance of the Human One of Light and True Light, the Divine I Am, this delusion of lack, this ignorance, is dispelled, and the Desire to Receive for Self Alone is brought into cessation, becoming transformed into the Desire to Receive for the sake of Giving – thus, the Desire to Receive is purified and translated into the Desire to Give. This is the Christ-bearer on the Cross, Shin uplifted on Tau, the end of the evil inclination and manifestation of the good inclination, the “Good Serpent,” the Christ or Messiah; hence the appearance and revelation of the Risen Messiah by way of the Holy Cross.

Shin, the midst of Yahweh, the Blessed Name of Yeshua (Yod-He-Shin-Vau-He) is this; the reintegration of the Human One to the Light-Continuum.

We may speak of this in terms of the awakening of the reception of the Light from above and awakening of the Serpent Power – specifically, in terms of the uplifting and redemption of the Serpent Power when it is brought into rest, repose or cessation; yet, even before the Serpent Power is awakened in us we may join the Desire to Receive to the Desire to Give (the true mystery of hieros gamos), generating and enacting the Desire to Receive for the sake of Giving – we can enact love, charity, in all things.

The awakening and uplifting of the Serpent Power – bringing it into cessation, the cessation of the doer, self-grasping, desire and fear, is merely the fruition of this process; and we may say, if the Sacred Heart is not in place, and the Desire to Give is not manifest, rather than the Holy Shekinah, the awakening of the Serpent is Satan. Thus, the cultivation of the Desire to Give, love and compassion, is the self-purification and preparation for the awakening of the Serpent, and is the sublimation of the Serpent.

In this light we might read and contemplate the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of St. Matthew – in it are complete instructions on the spiritual life founded upon the generation of the Desire to Give, the love of Christ.

At the outset, speaking to beings bound up in the Desire to Receive for Self Alone, the prophet and apostle must speak of the “rewards in heaven” for those who take up the spiritual life and practice – they must speak of what “God will do for you.” Yet, removing the titanic force of the demiurge from a famous saying of John F. Kennedy: “Ask not what God will do for you, but ask what you can do for God.” In this, perchance, we may dispel one of the greatest klippah (husks of darkness) plaguing alternative or new age spirituality today.

Now we may point to another mystery – look and see! The full Holy Name of the Messiah is *Adonai Yeshua Messiah*; all of the holy letters of Amesh appear in this Supreme Name, and in it there is a double portion of Shin, the Holy Fire. The full glory and power of Amesh is actualized and realized in this Holy Name – the fulfillment of all tikkune, all mending or healing. Hallelu Yah – Praise the Lord!

What is the double portion of Shin? It is the embodiment of the holy neshamah and Soul of the Messiah in the Perfect Tzaddik, the Perfect Master – Hayyah Yeshua.

We may say, through the power of Shin Yahweh is united with Elohim, Elohim being reintegrated with Yahweh, the shadow of Elohim being dispelled by the Light of the Cross (Shin-Tau).

I will say, Yeshua is Messiah and Yeshua is Adonai, the emanation of the True Light and the Light Realm made manifest; and it is rightly said, “Before the Name of Adonai Yeshua Messiah every knee shall bend and every head shall bow.”

Understanding the actualization and realization of Amesh in Adonai Yeshua Messiah we will understand how it is that the “power of all Names of God” is in this Holy Name.

Truly, this is a holy and supreme mystery, intuited through the gift of faith and revealed by the Holy Spirit – the insight or gnosis that comes when we dare to entertain Divine Passion, daring to be on fire with the Holy Spirit, being utterly burnt away until only the Beloved remains, the One Anointed with the Supernal Light of El Elyon, the Messiah.

May we be on fire with the Spirit of Yahweh – the Power of Shin, and thus become the Dwelling Place, Hayyah Yeshua; amen.

Shabbat Shalom!
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Desolation

#11 Postby Elder Gideon » Sun May 20, 2007 9:44 pm

Shabbat Shalom!

The three pillars girding the Tree of Life is indeed delightful to feel as the Mother letters: Mem is Mercy, Shin is Severity and Aleph is Compassion.

This movement of Mercy, to Severity to then be balanced by Compassion is reflected in the first three days of Creation respectively; the First Day is Mercy, the Second Day is Severity and the Third Day is Compassion.

Consider then what happens when the letters of this word Amesh are rearranged to spell Shamma? 'Desolation' is Shamma. Other possibilities abound, like Hashem, and Shema! Goodness sakes! What more may be said of these configurations of Mother Letters with regard to Amesh?

Mother Spirit breathe us to life!

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A Play

#12 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu May 24, 2007 12:59 pm

Salutations!

That is subtle, my brother, and it is glaring – your hints bring a smile to my face.

The creation of a golem is the culmination is an experiment in Ma’aseh Bereshit, the Work of Creation – parallel to the creation of the Human One, Adam, in Genesis, which occurs on the evening of the Sixth Day (Yesod) as the culmination of the creative movement. All of creation forms the matrix for the coming into being of the Human One, the fulfillment of the Original Intention of God in creation and, thus, in the continuum of the creation of the golem the cycles of the theurgic continuum follow the six days of creation – it is a meditation on the entire process of creation and its culmination in the Human One.

The six days of creation correspond to the Six – Tiferet and the extremities, and the Seventh Day, the day of rest or repose, the Holy Shabbat, corresponds to Malkut. In speaking this basic knowledge of correspondence it should be said, “The Holy Shabbat was created for the Human One and the Son of the Human One (Seth, Shin-Tau) is Adonai of the Shabbat, Lord of the Shabbat.” According to the Fourth Commandment, the Human One is he-she who remembers and keeps the Shabbat holy; the consequence of breaking Shabbat is Met-Death (literally, “dead”). The Human One, having hayyah nefesh (living soul) and ruach (human and divine intelligence) remembers and keeps the Shabbat holy, and remembering and keeping the Shabbat joins nefesh and ruach to the holy neshamah, becoming truly human; a golem, having no soul and no heart, cannot remember and keep the Shabbat holy – the golem is fated to death, destruction, desolation.

The Light of the First Day corresponds to Hesed-Mercy, and according to the sages of wisdom it is said, “This is the Light stored up for the righteous, true human beings.” In the Christian Kabbalah, this is the Light of the Messiah – the Supernal Light, and in the Jewish Kabbalah it is taught that “this is the light with which Adam saw all of creation from beginning to end.” The Fourth Commandment also corresponds to Hesed – thus it is through remembering and keeping the Holy Shabbat that the Human One actualizes and realizes this great gift of God, this Holy Light of Divine Illumination, the Messiah of God (Messianic Consciousness, Amet-Consciousness).

Of this Holy Light and the First Day the Holy One says, “It is good (Ki Tov).” The word good is Tau-Vau-Bet, which implies Ma’on, Dwelling, as you know and understand; Tau is the Cross, Vau is the holy letter of the Great Name corresponding to the Six and the Soul of the Messiah, and Bet is the House, the Dwelling, which is the Human One – the Light of the First Day is the Original Good, the Original Blessing, that God intends in creation, and the goodness of all creation is in it. (In this light consider the spelling of Shabbat: Shin-Bet-Tau.)

The Second Day corresponds to Gevurah-Judgment, and the heavens and earth are divided, or sky and earth are divided, and according to the masters of the tradition darkness and evil enter into the creative movement on this day – the klippot of former cycles of creation being activated. Therefore the Second Day is not called “good.” To the extent that this leads souls into their bondage in the darkness of matter and the gilgulim, we may understand the corresponding Fifth Commandment: “Honor your father and mother,” which is to say work out your karma, take up the labor of your tikkune, which is the tikkune of creation. Here we may say, having no father or mother, and not being born of God, the Holy Spirit, a golem cannot enact tikkune.

The Third Day corresponds to Tiferet-Beauty, and on that day the vehicle of tikkune is created and all of the heavenly hosts – all that will nurture, nourish and sustain the goodness in creation, and it is the tikkune of the Second Day. Therefore the Holy One blesses this day twice, saying “Ki Tov” twice.

This is the play of thesis, antithesis and synthesis, and the Three Pillars of the Tree of Light – these first Three Days being reflected and extended through the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Days; hence Moral Triad playing out through the Triad of Action.

Shema, or “Hear O Israel,” is said to correspond to the Light of the First Day, and Shamma, or “desolation,” is said to correspond to the Second Day; Ha-Shem is the power of the Third Day, the Name of God that rectifies, corrects, mends, heals – this is Yahweh and Yeshua.

To hear the Name and speak the Name, cleaving to the Holy Shekinah, is the suspension of the Law and Judgment – removal of the cause of desolation, death and destruction; hence eternal life. This the power of the Human One – the one who names and the speaker of the Name (Yesod transmitting the Light of Tiferet).

A golem listens, but cannot hear, or hearing cannot speak! Thus, there is no rebuking a golem so as to bring about tikkune, and having no soul there can be no spiritual education (the drawing out of the soul and cleaving), apart from which there can be no true initiation or empowerment for tikkune – what a terrible plight, what an “abomination of desolation!”

Indeed! A golem listens and hears without intelligence, soul, and cannot speak! Therefore it does not have the light-power of the Holy Letters, the power of the Name, the power of the Word of God; it is created apart from the Light of the First Day, all that it is being rooted in the Second Day, apart from the First Day, and having no means of calling upon the Grace of the Third Day – the Divine Powers of Light. It is a vision of sorrow!

Now the first Three Days correspond to the Divine Play of the Light Transmission, and the fruit of the Sixth Day (Adam) corresponds the Holy Vessel receiving and giving; the Seventh Day is the Continuum of Light Transmission made manifest.

If a golem has no heart and no soul, it has no Body of Light, and no real capacity to generate the Body of Light; whatever subtle body and aura it might have, it is but a dim reflection of the Human One – it is the product of the Serpent apart from the Divine Light from above, the antithesis of a Human Being. Essentially, it is an incomplete and imperfect creation.

According to the masters of the tradition, speaking of the shedim or demons that are formed on the Second Day, they are fierce spirits having no bodies – incomplete in this way; hence their desire to influence and posses living creatures, seeking to acquire bodies that are not their own. Thus, a golem, having a body but no soul or heart, is a perfect host and vehicle of the shedim – a dwelling place of shades and shadows (klippot), a “House of Desolation!”

Of course, as reflected in this stream of contemplation, the state of the golem and the state of a human being exist in our experience – living only on the surface, grasping at name and form, and personal history, the reality of life we experience is that of a golem, for unless we go within and living within, embodying and drawing out our soul, and receiving the Divine Spirit, the Light from above, we do not experience the reality of life as a human being – we are a husk of our humanity, the fullness of our humanity remaining a potential as yet not actualized and realized.

The surface consciousness is dominated by Gevurah-Judgment, but the Soul of Light in us corresponds to Hesed-Mercy; cultivating our Soul of Light and embodying it – this corresponds to Tiferet-Beauty, the Sphere of the Human One of Light (Messiah).

If we study and contemplate the Gnostic Gospel of St. Thomas, we shall find that Adonai Yeshua speaks to this – the balance of the inside and outside, and the drawing out of that which is within us; when he speaks of the “corpse” or “poverty of the flesh,” this is the state of the golem – one who lives only on the surface.

There is something to be said in the midst of all of this, for there is a direction in the movement of creation – the forward movement of evolution, towards the Human One and the Shabbat (union of the Human One and God, the Messiah). Cleaving to name and form, rather than forward looking, we are backward looking – rather like Lot’s wife, and we are bound to personal history, the karmic continuum, a bondage to the past, and to sin and death (desolation). This is the opposite direction of creative evolution.

Cleaving to the past in this way, the shadow of personal history, we are not in the present moment, where we actually live and where God is – where the Holy Name is spoken so that we might listen and hear, and speak it, cleaving to the Holy Shekinah.

If we look into the story of creation there is a moment of initiation – the initiation of the Human One when Yahweh Elohim breathes a radiant holy breath of living soul (hayyah nefesh) into the Human One; the actualization of this is the initiation that transpires in the upper room, when the Risen Savior breathes the Holy Spirit upon the disciples and they are uplifted as the Human One of Light.

What does it mean to behold the Risen Messiah and receive the Holy Spirit? It is abiding in the present moment, forward looking, letting go of name and form, and personal history, so as to be uplifted in the Human One of Light – the Great Resurrection and Ascension.

We may say that the past is antithesis and the future is thesis, the present moment being the synthesis – the Original Thesis of God being fulfilled.

Passing from lofty heights of the contemplation of the golem and human one we may consider the play of letters in words – acquiring knowledge of the holy letters, their esoteric meaning and the light-power that is in them, a word is a constellation of energy-intelligences represented by the letters/numbers; in that there is a direction in which a word is read the constellation is a sequence of energy-intelligences strung together, much like a metaphysical DNA that determines what appears and what transpires. Thus, various arrangements of letters are different constellations or different sequences of Metaphysical DNA; through contemplation and meditation upon the play of holy letters we are gazing into the genome of creative evolution, and perchance the genome of the Human One of Light!

In a stream of contemplation the mention of words is, thus, an invocation of a deeper contemplation, a deeper meditation – expanding the contemplation and meditation under way.

There is something more than this, though – from contemplation and meditation we can entertain a theurgic movement with a play of these holy letters, engaging the power of the Living Word, as though to manipulate this metaphysical DNA to act as co-creators with God; Divine Light may be transmitted in this way and great wonders may be performed.

Shamma is Shin-Mem-Alef; it means “destruction or desolation” and, as I mentioned previously, is the sequence of letters used in the destruction of the golem. (If a Lamed is added, it is the prime root for the name of the arch demon Samael, this root meaning “the use of the left hand” or “inclined to that direction.”)

Shema is Shin-Mem-Ain; it means “hearing with intelligence or understanding” and is a tikkune of Shamma or guardian against Shamma (implying a reception through reflection, contemplation and meditation).

Ha-Shem is He-Shin-Mem; it means “The Name” and is the vehicle of tikkune and object of Shema, indicating Yahweh drawn from Amesh.

We may reflect upon the play of these holy letters, contemplate them, and meditate on them; then mysteries may be revealed – the mention of a mere word may speak volumes to the initiate who knows how to go within to listen and hear the Holy Spirit, and then, having done so, more can be given to them by the holy tzaddik. As it is said, “The rider of the merkavah speaks to one who knows already,” and likewise, “A blessing cannot rest upon an empty table,” these sayings representing truth found in the *parable of talents* spoken by Lord Yeshua in the Gospel.

Contemplation and meditation occur in a state of kavvanah – concentration or focused awareness without distraction, abiding in the presence of awareness without distraction; hence the state of living within.

In closing we may say: The dwelling place of God is the Human One and the dwelling place of the Human One is God – “home is where the heart is.”

May we be blessed in our running and returning, going within to listen and hear, returning our heart to the Dwelling Place (God); amen.

Blessings and shalom!

(Shalom: Shin-Lamed-Vau-Mem; this word was spoken twice by the Risen Messiah to the disciples in the upper room, calling them to the Dwelling Place for Initiation.)
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House of the Great Seth

#13 Postby Elder Gideon » Sat May 26, 2007 11:02 am

Shalom Beloved Tau!

The relationship you draw between the First Day of Creation and the Fourth Commandment to remember and keep the Shabbat both focus in the emanation Chesed--Loving Kindness. The Light (Aur) of this Day is indeed stored up for the righteous who remember and keep the double portion of soul accessible in the Shabbat. The meditation here envelops my heart when I contemplate Adonai Yeshua Messiah as the Human One of Light, the Lord of Shabbat in the midst of lifeless golems of religiousity. For our Perfect Master has spoken in Thomas, 27:

Jesus said, "If you do not fast from the world, you will not find the Kingdom. If you do not keep the Sabbath as Sabbath, you will not see the Father."

Arising from your thread above of the Holy One dwelling inside the Human One by the very spelling of Shabbat--Shin, Beth and Tau, we may add further what is found inside Shin Tau (Seth): a Beth, a house or dwelling of the Shin Tau!

This is quite significant when we remember your saying above that the Human One was made on the Sixth Day (Yesod), the eve of the Seventh Day (Malkuth), the Day Elohim rested from all that She had made, saying,

Behold, it is very good.

To remember and keep the Shabbat as Shabbat is to draw the influx of the Great Shin-Tau (Seth) into our mind, heart and life. As we enter into the Great Seth, the Great Seth enters us; entering a Beth-dwelling, a Beth-dwelling enters us. Shabbat! Shin-Beth-Tau!

This said, St. Matthew goes further in Chapter 12, teaching how radical and distinct is the Human One from religious golems:

Lord of the Sabbath

1At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. 2When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, "Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath."
3He answered, "Haven't you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? 4He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread—which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests. 5Or haven't you read in the Law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple desecrate the day and yet are innocent? 6I tell you that one greater than the temple is here. 7If you had known what these words mean, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the innocent. 8For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."

9Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, they asked him, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"

11He said to them, "If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? 12How much more valuable is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath."

13Then he said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. 14But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.


Indwelling us Most High, may we be made a dwelling for others!

Blessings and Shalom!

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Re: The Golem & the Messiah

#14 Postby Aj1 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:13 am

I wonder how true the stories in culture and literature are, of a creature having been made in some fashion of naked sentience then embarking on a quest to somehow grow, earn, cultivate a spirit. Pinocchio , tin man, even the cosmetically unappealing Frankenstein s boy all get there and in some cases embody a more laudable version of humanity. So grace is available to all life. With ai developing, might be seeing some interesting manifestations.
Frankenstein is particularly curious to me, a body assembled of gathered limbs revived by lightening.
I also wonder if there is something of the other sheep .... As in the imputed tutalory relationship of an adept to elemental lives. Adding and initiating them in their evolution. Finally, would a more fully emdowed golem be made by using silver and gold iron and so on....avoiding the feet of clay syndrome. And would it be more sensible to seek to animate a golem with breath, perhaps somehow unlocking the air in aleph.


You can see I dont know a whole lot :!: .. just hit me could the four levels of meaning apply to evaluating golems. Spiritual, in the repairing work of the Messiah in our divine anatomy. Metaphysical in the construction of light bodies, treating with elementals and thought forms, allegorical the Pinocchio and such like themes in literature and their moral payload. Physical ai and perhaps aspects of genetics.
For me I certainly recognise a fundamental upgrade to humanity after the Messiah interceded. And can see the benefit of creating bodies of light, even programmable ones to help return to everyday life after lengthy voyages. Jesus Christ s use of spittle added to mud in healing..might betoken an influx of his dna to humanity to redeem us quandom golems :) . Salvation in salivation.

The healing blood of Christ when it hit the earth might make any new clay men in that image too.


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