Permutations of Yod, Heh, Vav

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Permutations of Yod, Heh, Vav

#1 Postby Phillip » Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:20 pm

When the Sefer Yetzirah permutes the letters in the six directions, are these letters taking on different meanings than has been traditionally divulged in discussions on the name of YHVH, or in this context do these letters take on a different meaning?

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Partzufim

#2 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Jan 26, 2005 11:04 am

Greetings Phillip!

One way to contemplate these permutations is to consider different relationships between the Partzufim; likewise, one can consider the influx of spiritual energies of the Sefirot moving between the corresponding Olamot - in this way one can look into more subtle aspects of these permutations and gain some interesting insights.

Of course, these permutations correspond to the Six Sefirot of Zer Anpin; hence Tiferet, Yesod, Hesed, Gevurah, Netzach and Hod. Thus, their configuration reveals secrets of how these arise from Binah-Hokmah and secrets of their Mochin, Ruhaniyut and Shefa - through these permutation we can drawn ypon the spiritual energy-intelligences of the Six.

Also, you might consider this in conjunction with what I share on IAO in the dialogue on Pistis Sophia - there I point to a practice with these permutations.

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#3 Postby Phillip » Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:34 pm

This is one of those "short" responses that holds volumes and volumes behind it... I'm going to be coming back to this one a lot.

But so far, in contemplating this angle, I'm seeing the different sephirot making up the different worlds at first, and then, as the sephirot begin to permute, or emerge out of one another in each of the four worlds alluded to in the Yod, Heh and Vav (and implied final Heh of Malkut implied with the cube), then each world contains the complete display of all the sephirot in the four worlds, and the ordering of the letters communicates the way or means by which they flow out of each other and/or emerge into each world. Am I approaching this correctly so far?


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#4 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:02 am

The configurations not only indicate how the Sefirot flow out in each Olam, but how the Sefirot of the various Olamot interact and relate - hence the interrelationship of the Partzufim.

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#5 Postby Rebekah » Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:19 am

Shalom Malachi and Phillip,

I was contemplating the altar in my room this morning and thinking that each object on it is talismatic, and that in combination, together they are another talisman. These are intended to draw upon various energies. Familiarity with the partzufim, and the sefirot and olamot allows us to be more precise in the energies we invoke. Is this behind the teachings on the permutations of the Name?

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Invocations

#6 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:57 am

Greetings!

There is no doubt that an understanding of correspondence makes our invocations more precise, yet there is something more behind our use of the permutations. On the mystical side they are a means of gaining insight to metaphysical mysteries through prayer and mediation; on the theurgic side they are the means of facilitating shifts in the matrix of spiritual energy. In either case they form vehicles in consciousness through which we can consciously enter into a spiritual experience.

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#7 Postby Phillip » Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:40 am

Hello Tau Malachi!

Marion and I generated some connections with the Shem HaMephorash and the permutations of Yod Heh Vav... perhaps... (part of writing this post is to double-check what we came up with).

First, Marion noticed that every hebrew letter is represented in the Shem Ha Mephorash, except Gimel, implying a secret operation behind the scenes of three. This works when we consider that each divine name has three letters and that each element has a Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable sign. But this seems to connect to the permutations of Yod Heh and Vav, implying that each of these are the diverse expressions of Adam, the cube with Yod Heh and Vav, the permutations the 12/24 elders. But this would imply that each of the six divine names in each sign is associated with a sephiroth. Are we onto something here thus far?


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The Power of Zer Anpin & the Risen Christ

#8 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:43 pm

Greetings Brother Phillip!

Yes, I'd say that you and Sister Marion are on to something in your contemplation, for the power of three is in the 72 Names of God, which is the power of Gimel. Alluding to the power of Gimel in connection with the Names, Tau Elijah once said, "Through the 72 Names of God one accesses the the Divine presence and power behind the Gilgulim."

In terms of three, one may also note that there is a positive current, negative current and grounding current in each of the Names, much like an AC electrical circuit - reflecting the power of Gimel. One might also consider this in terms of thesis, antithesis and synthesis as well, which is the more traditional contemplation of the three letters composing each Name.

You may recall that the 72 Names ray out from Tiferet, according to the Kabbalah, and thus are connected to Vau of the Tetragrammaton, and to Zer Anpin and the Risen Savior. Thus, the names may be contemplated as expressions of the six Sefirot that constitute Zer Anpin on the (basic Tree of Life Glyph), each set of six representing something of the mochin, shefa and ruhaniyut of the six Sefirot of Zer Anpin. Of course, in the Christian Kabbalah we would speak of this as the mochin, shefa and ruhaniyot of the mystical body of the Risen Savior; hence the twleve powers of the twelve saviors, as mentioned in Pistis Sophia.

If one studies and contemplates the Netivot/Letters, understands the circle of the Names beginning in Aries (Vernal Equinox, or time of the Passover/Resurrection), along with what is said above, one has the keys to glean insight into the deeper mystical meaning of the Names. There is really no end to the depth of wisdom and light-power in them. What Yehuda Berg gives in his book, The 72 Names of God, is the outermost teachings - the most superficial. There is much more that can be said and gleaned - much more, indeed! :wink:

As we approach the study and contemplation of the 72 Names there is a traditional meditation on three points of the Scriptures in our lineage: The point in the Scriptures where the 72 Names are given, the baptism of Master Yeshua in the Sacred Jordan (including the temptation), and the resurrection or Lord Yeshua - hence the mystical body of the Risen Messiah.

Blessings & shalom! :)
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