32 Paths of Sophia

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32 Paths of Sophia

#1 Postby Leslie Kaneel » Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:08 pm

Greetings,

A visualization from Beginner's mind:

The 32 Paths; means by which Wisdom moves and works in the microcosmic and macrocosmic Tree of Life; Sophia being the Wisdom Nature of God, must be the doer of the moving and working.

These Paths (Netivot) can be visualized as rigid channels like "pipes", or tubes, or roadways; but, I believe, the more accurate visualization would be spontaneous emergence and disappearance of subatomic particles out from and back in to apparent dark Nothingness. No "walls."

These particles organize when there is an environment of resemblance (spiritual closeness) and disappear when there isn't. The organized particles of Light-energy form the Paths; Spiritual Forces. Thus, the Paths organize in alignment and disappear in non-alignment; fluidity and spontaneity. The Way Sophia mysteriously moves and works.

This could also lead to Understanding of how those in "alignment with the Cosmos" will receive Wisdom, whereas Wisdom will seem to disappear in the non-aligned.

Our senses do not allow us to physically see subatomic particles, but we definitely can sense their Presence, and are continuously immersed in them, as deep as the very marrow of our Being. The following scriptural writing refers to Logos (Word) but, I believe, would extend to Sophia(Wisdom) as well:

"For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."
(Hebrews 4:12)

May Sophia penetrate our Hearts and find resemblance. Amen.

Many Blessings,
Leslie.

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#2 Postby Phillip » Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:40 pm

Shalom Leslie!

Interesting perspectives!

A traditional teaching about the paths is that the paths and the Hebrew Letters are the same. This leads to a teaching on the interpenetrating nature of these metaphysical dimensions of reality in relation to "word" and "wisdom" that you mention. The Hebrew Letters can be associated with the level of Adam Kadmon, the "dimension" of singularity, Divine Names with the level of Atzilut, Archangel names the level of Beriyah, Angelic Choirs at the level of Yetzirah, and Planetary influences at the level of Assiah.

So along these lines it is fun to contemplate what "Letters" are when we are contemplating these metaphysical principles, what "Divine Names" are, what "Archangels" are and "Choirs of Angles" and "Planetary Influences" metaphysically speaking, which leads to all kinds of interesting contemplations about what is meant by "word" is in scripture, especially when we consider that Genesis is this very process of Goddess/God "speaking" reality into being, which is the symbolic metaphor the Sephir Yetzirah is also using. :D

Fun stuff!

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#3 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:56 pm

Greetings Leslie & Phillip!

At the level of Atzilut-Emanation, in truth, we cannot speak of Sophia and Logos separate and apart from one another – at the most essential level of reality they are inseparable. Thus, indeed, whenever we read “Logos” in the scriptures we may read “Sophia,” and whenever we read “Sophia” we can read “Logos.” This is reflected on the Tree of Life by the Sefirah Hokmah, which though called “Wisdom,” is also the “Word.”

The inmost teachings of the Christian Kabbalah in the Sophian Gnostic tradition are called the “Melchizedek Transmission,” because they teach the recognition of the bornless nature of the soul or mind-stream, and speak of the direct perception of the most essential level of reality. On a most basic level they speak of how the reality of our experience arises from an apparent nothingness, suggesting the formation of particles/waves from the great void of the unmanifest.

In speaking about the direct perception of the most essential level of reality, which is called the “Great Vision” or “Divine Vision,” the clear light that forms the primordial ground (or the infinite spaciousness in which emanation, creation, formation and action takes place) is called Primordial Mother Sophia. In the Great Vision we observe sound-vibration (Logos) arise spontaneously within the primordial ground of clear light (Sophia), which gives rise to five essential lights and rays; in various combinations these form the divine energy-intelligences represented by the holy letters. Thus, these lights and rays form geometrical patterns, and enter into various combinations to form the array of divine energy-intelligences, and from this patterns and energy-intelligences light-images come into being – the divine glory of Adam Kadmon, the universe of Atzilut-Emanation or the “Pleroma of Light.”

This is an arising of the primordial elements of consciousness and various expressions of consciousness-force according to their intrinsic nature; hence in their innate purity, the Sacred Unity. The universes of Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah (“the Entirety”) come into being on account of restriction or conditioning of the Divine Light – the primordial elements and energy-intelligences; this restriction or conditioning representing an impure arising of these elements and energy-intelligences. The cause of this “impurity” is cosmic ignorance (the demiurge), which is the illusion of separation or dualism in consciousness – the greater this illusion-power (dualism), the greater the “impurity.”

At the level of Adam Kadmon and Atzilut, Primordial Sophia and Primordial Logos are inseparable, and in effect are one and the same, so that we can rightly speak of Primordial Sophia-Logos, which is the “Primordial Christ.” In the Pleroma of Light (the World of Yichud) there is no separation between Sophia and Logos, but in the Entirety (the World of Perud) there is an appearance of separation in the play of Sophia and Logos; nevertheless, on the most essential level Sophia and Logos cannot be divided – they exist in a Sacred Unity, completely interconnected and interdependent.

Mother Sophia is the “ground” from which and within which all arises and appears, and into which all dissolves. Logos is the self-generating principle within Mother Sophia – that which is the cause or initiator of the arising. Daughter Sophia is the radiant display generated by the Logos, inseparable from Mother Sophia and Logos. This is a supreme mystery, the ultimate truth of which cannot be spoken, and yet we may perceive this in the state of pure radiant awareness or non-dual gnostic awareness.

What we are pointing at is how, indeed, the reality of our experience is an arising of particles/waves from an apparent nothingness (belimah, literally “without-what” or “without-substance”). According to the Sefer Yetzirah, the Sefirot and Netivot, and therefore the Olamot, are all Belimah – this profound emptiness, which is also fullness.

It is delightful to look and see beyond the relative and provisional terms used in the teachings, such as “pipes” and “spheres” and the like; in so doing we may gain some sense of the deeper esoteric meaning within the teachings. According to the Thirty-Two Paths of Wisdom, coupled with the Sefer Yetzirah, a “path” is a “state of consciousness”; in that they are associated with the holy letters it suggests that the distinction between these various consciousness-forces is a frequency of vibration in consciousness – indeed, that is the distinction of all that appears in consciousness, of the entire magical display of reality in our experience. It is all a play of sound-vibration (Logos) within the infinite space (Sophia) of the Divine Mind.

Ironically, in certain experiences of the Light Continuum we do encounter what may be called “pipes” and “spheres,” though not in any linear sense such as these terms may invoke outside of the experience. A doctrine of the generation of particles/waves out of an apparent nothingness is also innate to the experience. Interestingly enough, what we encounter is a flickering between “appearing and disappearing,” being and non-being, which as it runs out is the very foundation of the reality we experience.

This is, indeed, a fun contemplation; albeit a wild and crazy one!

May we be blessed with the Gnosis of Primordial Sophia-Logos, the ultimate truth of the Christos; amen.

Blessings & shalom!
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Logos-Sophia (Christos)

#4 Postby Leslie Kaneel » Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:56 pm

Shalom,

Yes! A beautiful Oneness of Primordial Logos-Sophia (Christos).

Although, this Primordial Oneness of Christos is at the level of apparent Nothingness/Fullness, and the organizing of the particle/wave pathways would be arising out of the Pleroma of Light and into the Entirety, to keep Logos-Sophia known as One in the Entirety would be the main contemplation, or challenge, I would think?

Perhaps the 32 paths could be thought of as "Word" through which "Wisdom" flows; or, a similar Way of seeing the Oneness in this world of duality? "The direct perception of the most essential level of reality."

Also interesting is "Primordial Sophia-Logos gives rise to five essential lights and rays; in various combinations these form the divine energy-intelligences represented by the holy letters. Thus, these lights and rays form geometrical patterns....." I imagined the geometrical shapes arising before any letters or words.??

Another amazing realization is all this is considered of the Heart, according to the Sefir Yetzirah (6:1):

"It is this fire of revelation [Ezekiel] that is said to reach "to the heart of heaven." The heart is the king over the dimension of spirit, and one travels through this dimension by means of fire.This fire therefore reaches the "heart." The Heart represents the 32 Paths on the Tree of Life."

Here one may also see how the Fiery Intelligence could be synonymous with Logos-Sophia? Many Mysteries indeed.


In Gratitude to Sophia,
Leslie.

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Reality is the Heart of the Beloved

#5 Postby Elder Gideon » Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:45 am

Shalom Leslie!

One of my favorite contemplations in Sefer Yetzirah is how the word in Hebrew for 'heart'--Leb--(Lamed + Bet) enumerates 32! Therefore, the sefirot (10) and netivot (22) all orchestrate into a fluid, dynamic multi-layered matrix of subtle and gross reality. The complexity of this is as described in the Sefer Yetzirah; the simplicity is how all of this is somehow the Heart of the Beloved.

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Energy-Intelligence

#6 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:57 am

Salutations!

An ultra orthodox Jewish person would have us believe that the Hebrew language is literally the “language of the angels and God,” and if they were a Kabbalist (a Mekubal) they would have us believe that the angels and God literally create with the Hebrew letters. Of course, in truth, whatever is symbolized by Hebrew letters transcends the Hebrew language, just as the angels and God transcend any single wisdom tradition or religion. Thus, when we speak of the holy letters we are not speaking of the actual Hebrew letters, but rather we are speaking of the energy-intelligence of Sophia-Logos within and behind them, the energy-intelligence of the Divine and the Human One of Light (Christ), of which they are an expression.

Something of this is within and behind every language of humanity in the world, though perhaps some languages are better designed to reflect the spiritual metaphysical dimensions, while others have been designed primarily with the material dimension in mind. Thus, we might rightly say that Hebrew is among those languages that tend to reflect the spiritual and metaphysical dimensions, while also functioning to communicate in terms of the material dimension.

That said, the actual letters (forms) of any language represent something of the Netivot at the level of Asiyah; within and behind is the sound of the letter, and behind that is the energy-intelligence, and behind that is the essence. At the level of the energy-intelligence it is a “being-force,” and we might speak of it as an “angel”; but the essence is in God and Godhead – the Clear Light Nature.

If we are to speak of the arising of sound-vibration, lights and rays, and the geometrical patterns and light-images to which they give rise, the potential or essence of the holy letters is within the primordial sound-vibration, just as are the potential or essence of the primordial elements (which are among the holy letters). At this level the holy letters transcend any forms they may assume in various languages – there is something of a universal language or a divine tongue. It is a language of pure sound-vibration and energy-intelligences, direct knowing.

In our experience, of course, this becomes translated or interpreted by our mental, vital and physical consciousness; hence into our own symbolic language – which represents a restricted or conditioned form of the divine tongue. Even the most lofty and spiritual of languages in the world are a sever restriction upon this universal language, just as any world wisdom tradition is a dim reflection of the Primordial Tradition within and behind them.

These essential lights and rays, are they not the display of the most essential Divine Energy-Intelligence? Are not all energy-intelligences contained within them, so that the patterns and images that arise are the expression of these energy-intelligences? As the radiant display of Sophia-Logos unfolds in the supernal dimensions the energy-intelligences of these holy letters are the patterns and images that appear; likewise, so also are the mental and vital interpretations in terms of our languages as the radiant display of Sophia-Logos transpires in our mental and vital consciousness, but in a very restricted form. Every energy-intelligence that appears, however, can be dissolved into the five primordial elements of consciousness, and the five primordial elements can be dissolved into one another – dissolved back into their true essence, the Clear Light Nature.

(With this in mind you might enjoy reading and contemplating the very first part of the fragments of the “Gospel of Mary” from the Nag Hammadi library, which is distinct from the Secret Gospel of Mary in the Sophian lineage that recorded on our website and in my book.)

Yes, indeed, we are talking about various modes and forms the Fiery Intelligence (Holy Spirit) of Sophia-Logos assumes.

In connection with this one cannot help but contemplate the Pentecost, when “tongues” of this Fiery Intelligence descended upon the heads of the apostles and they were empower to go out a “speak in tongues” that each person understood according to their “own language.” According to the Sophian Gnostic tradition this transmission of Christ the Logos transpired through Christ the Sophia (personified by Lady Miryam in the Upper Room). In speaking of the Great Vision in the Melchizedek Transmission, are we speaking of the “Upper Room”?

Here is the distinction between the apostolic succession in mainstream Christianity and the apostolic succession among Gnostics; among Gnostics it is founded upon Self-realization in Christ – Divine Gnosis, but in mainstream Christianity it is founded upon blind faith, apart from the Great Vision of Christ Melchizedek.

Elsewhere in the forums you will find a discussion of “intelligence and speech” which might be useful to this contemplation; likewise, elsewhere you will find discussions of the five elements that might prove useful – all in the divine play of primordial contemplation.

May our intelligence and speech be joined so that our Divine Nature might shine through; amen.


Blessings & shalom!
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#7 Postby Phillip » Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:54 am

Tau Malachi said:

These essential lights and rays, are they not the display of the most essential Divine Energy-Intelligence? Are not all energy-intelligences contained within them, so that the patterns and images that arise are the expression of these energy-intelligences? As the radiant display of Sophia-Logos unfolds in the supernal dimensions the energy-intelligences of these holy letters are the patterns and images that appear; likewise, so also are the mental and vital interpretations in terms of our languages as the radiant display of Sophia-Logos transpires in our mental and vital consciousness, but in a very restricted form.

I find this contemplation captivating when contemplating this metaphor in which we are speaking of creation, language. Language is the expression of intelligence, just as we have in other posts discussed the connection between speech and intelligence as akin to Eve and Adam, but both are two aspects of one body. Intelligence is the operation of language within, speech the expression of that intelligence, however, without the language to comprehend and contemplate, whether the language be a literal language, or we are thinking in math or in visualizations, here are the "forms" through which we generate Understanding... perhaps the "pipes" through which this pure energy of Wisdom can move?

I can’t help but think that we have already begun to discuss this next section:

"1:2
Ten Sephirot of Nothingness
And 22 Foundation Letters
Three Mothers
Seven Doubles
And twelve Elementals”

Which draws out these particular energy intelligences. But when I contemplate these subtle and sublime teachings, I can’t help but consider the question, might this metaphor of intelligence and speech in it’s most essential nature, as symbolized by the letters, be speaking of the construction and generation of Being, which is the foundation of all subjective experience, symbolized by “Adam” within the metaphor? Doesn’t this then become external to YHVH, and internal to us, thus what is “Intelligence” to us is “Speech” to YHVH, and what is “Speech” to us is yet removed from this primordial utterance, which is primordial "Being", that becomes translated into various forms of subjectivity as this emanation flows out into creation, formation and activity?

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Name is Image

#8 Postby Elder Gideon » Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:18 pm

Shalom Brother Phillip!

In the contemplations concluding your most recent post, I couldn't help but turn to a quote from the Gospel of Truth, which speaks very beautifully of speech as creating living soul:

"Those whose names He knew first were called last, so that the one who has knowledge is one whose name the Father has pronounced. For one whose name has not been spoken is ignorant. Indeed, how shall one hear if a name has not been uttered? For whoever remains ignorant until the end is a creature of forgetfullness and will perish with it. If this is not so, why have these wretches no name, why have they no voice? Hence, whoever has knowledge is from above." (Barnstone and Meyer 245)

You might be very penetrated by this Gospel, for it discusses intricately how living speech and light transmission are one event. The use of the word 'name', for example, is far from the one given by our parents; 'name' in the Gospel of Truth, is our Supernal Zelem, our Neshamah! :shock: This neshamah, one comes to know most intimately in the Gnostic and Light Transmission; when our soul-image is 'spoken', we discover indeed that our very existence is an aggregation of sound, lights, rays and patterns. Therefore, the Human One of Light is not a metaphor, but quite literally the groundless ground of our Being!

May all who ask, receive; may all you seek, find; may who knock, may the door of the soul open!

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Resemblance

#9 Postby Leslie Kaneel » Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:24 pm

Greetings,

A reminder, to myself, of a concept in the opening post of this topic, which , I believe, is the whole idea behind trying to achieve Christ-Consciousness. Hopefully repetition is avoided, and some sort of elaboration is achieved, on the idea of Resemblance.

"In the spiritual sense, closeness involves resemblance."(Sefer Yetzirah 1:7).

As far as I understand,

In Resemblance we are Known by and Know Sophia.

In this Likeness, we are drawn nearer; the Beginner's mind and Divine Mind meld; "Divine Vision."(Malachi's post- Wisdom Nature)

Our substance and God's substance become one; Salvation. Where Salvation is the end of ignorance and the Clear Light of Knowing (Gnosis).

Atzilut is described as Nearness (Sefer Yetzirah 6:4) and Emanation; the Universe of the Emanation of all Names, geometry, language - all things, including the "Energy-Intelligences" of the 32 Paths. But, is also where everything "dissolves" back in toward Nearness; Resemblance of the Clear Light Nature of Primordial Mother Sophia.

Questions left are, what happens first, the Calling of one's Name or the Resemblance? Or, is this a simultaneous/spontaneous process? Or it may work out differently for each individual? :?

Blessings,
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Out of the Intellect

#10 Postby Leslie Kaneel » Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:13 pm

Shalom,

Also, one must leave conceptual mind and find Mystical mind to truly understand and experience how these creation mysteries actually work in Reality.

Yes, "Reality is the Heart of the Beloved!"

May we find Mystical mind. Amen.

In Peace,
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A Garment of Paths

#11 Postby Elder Gideon » Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:28 pm

Greetings Leslie!

Great question as to which comes first, the calling of one's Name or the Resemblance. I suppose everyone will have a different angle into this most intimate experience of their neshamah, their Divine Soul. As you've asked it, the question probably cannot be answered, for the question sequences the experience in time; the conscious experience of neshamah, at first anyway, is outside of time and space. Yet, here we are, living, breathing growing beings in the grace of our Holy Soul! :lol:

Elder Sarah put this very well last night in a discourse. Neshamah, outside of space-time, is slightly 'ahead of us' in our experience and yet participates by way of our denser aspects of soul, Ruach (personality) and Nefesh (vitality). To ground this, there is Leslie here/now, reading this post and having a sequential, historical experience of the day and evening while there is an aspect of Leslie entirely outside, seeing this life and every past, present and future incarnation of her mindstream all as one, simultaneous event. :shock:

This simultaneity of our soul outside and inside space-time is how your question of can be approached. Neshamah is our unique experience of Pure Being and Ruach and Nefesh is our experience of Becoming. Does this seem like a contradiction, that we remember what we already are and have always been and ever shall be? Descriptive language in the Gnostic and Light transmission fails to speak for all of these layers of ourselves simultaneously.

In Gnostic anthologies, an exquisite parable of this paradox of experience is The Song of the Pearl. Replace the son sent on a journey for a daughter and I'd be curious to hear how it speaks to you. Her homecoming vision of her twin sibling--the Robe of Gnosis--might be a stirring way to vitally and emotionally contemplate the Thirty-Two Paths of Sophia.

Enjoy!

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#12 Postby Phillip » Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:33 pm

Shalom All!

I can't help but think that there is a very direct answer to this question of whether our Tzelem is named first or if it is after... it seems to me that the very naming IS the emanation of Tzelem.

All of reality, all realms and worlds are literally the word and wisdom of Goddess/God in the underlying language metaphor here, so I think the metaphor exists similarly in the analogy of soul and Tzelem. Just as speech is symbolic and thus reflexive of reality, both tangible and abstract reality, so to is reality symbolic and reflexive of Goddess/God, operating the same way in relationship to Goddess/God that language operates with/to us, which seems to be the central point of the metaphor. So in this sense, the naming IS the emanation of Tzelem, but it is a "naming" from the "mouth" of Goddess/God, which seems to be EMANATION.

Shalom!
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Name IS Tzelem, At One and the Same Time

#13 Postby Elder Gideon » Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:39 pm

Shalom Brother Philip!

I couldn't agree more. In your words, 'the very naming IS the emanation of Tzelem" is much more like reality. The mystery, of course, is how we find our being and becoming on boths sides of this 'mouth speaking our soul image-name'. As there is no isolating Logos from Sophia, so also is there is no isolating potential (Being) from actual (Becoming). We simply find ourselves inbetween them, as children dancing in between two, turning jump ropes of double-dutch.

We Sophians keep coming again and again to the all important word AND.

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#14 Postby Phillip » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:26 am

I can't help but contemplate this concept of Letters and Naming a bit further... aren't we talking about a transition between the world of Adam Kadmon and the world of Atzilut?

We learn that the world of Adam Kadmon is the world of letters, essential characteristics of "name". In the world of Atzilut, we have the world of Divine "names". So here we have a contemplation of this "naming" and Tzelem and which worlds we are speaking about. Can there be a "naming" at a level of being that is so sublime that it is the essence of speaking and naming, even in the metaphysical lines of contemplation we are speaking? So where is this naming happening?

It is said that Yeshua gives us this name, and we learn that the Divine name in Christian Kabbalah is associated with the Sephiroth of Tiphereth in Atziluth. In Sepher Yetzirah, the tongue and the member are both associated with Yesod, so here we have the speaking of this Tzelem, this name, and the name spoken? When we contemplate the attribute of speech and intelligence to Atzilut, we know that Intelligence is associated with Tiphereth as the union of Zer Anpin and Speech as Malkut. So could we say that this naming could be attributed to Malkut of Atziluth?

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Naming

#15 Postby Leslie Kaneel » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:44 am

Shalom Phillip!

I keep coming around to that question of,"where is this naming happening?" as well. It has been like going round in circles that end up with more questions than answers. So much so, to the point, I thought to just zip it for awhile.

I believe you're on the right level of Being with Adam Kadmon and Atzilut. The questions left are not so much of how quickly God works in us( perhaps at the speed of Light :o ), but, when can this naming happen?, and why do some not hear properly for so long? Many seemingly unanswerable questions spur off from these!

I agree, this naming could be attributed to Malkhut of Atzilut. But this conclusion comes entirely from experience rather than much study.The teachings may not back this up but my heart pounded noticeably when reading your last post here. Perhaps the teachings do back this up! :o

This certainly doesn't answer the questions, but more connections may be made toward more answers. Very intriguing!

Thank-you Phillip.

Many Blessings,
Leslie.

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Partzuf speaking our Name

#16 Postby Elder Gideon » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:31 pm

Shalom Brother Philip and Leslie!

It's delightful watching how this contemplation is overlapping with another of a very similar angle from within the Kabbalah forum with a topic titled 'The Great Partzufim & the Power of Prayer'. Reference around Sat Jul 23, 2005, where Tau Malachi posted 'The Play of Partzufim' and see what it does with our correspondences! Quite fun!

Shalom!

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Name, Zelem, and Partzuf

#17 Postby Leslie Kaneel » Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:43 pm

Shalom,

Thank-you for the direction Brother Michael; "The Play of Partzufim" definitely describes that the source of the Naming is Malkut of Atzilut!

Another post soon after, but in the same topic, is "Name of White Brilliance" which, I believe, deals with many of the questions queried in this discussion. The first paragraph:

"Here we wish to speak more precisely, for the Supernal Zelem is the Righteousness of the Light Kingdom[Malkut of Atzilut], the image of the Light-presence and Light-power in us; hence the righteousness of the soul of light in us, this is the righteousness of the Light Kingdom we are to "seek.""

After this description of the Supernal Zelem, further along in the post, is a great description of how the Naming is tied in with the Zelem and Partzuf:

"...apart from the Name, we cannot speak of the Zelem as Partzuf; the Zelem and the Name, which is spoken, is Partzuf. What does this mean? It means that the Supernal Zelem is divine potential that must be recognized and realized, actualized; in effect, it does not exist in our experience until it is actualized- hence, the speaking of the "Name."
What is a Name? It is an awareness of the Being represented by the Image, and it is the power of the Being and the Image joined, made manifest. In other words, it is the awakening of the Being, which brings the Image to life, actualizing the divine potential."

This clearly states, as far as I can see, that the Name has to be spoken before the Resemblance is able to manifest in the soul. But this whole sequence of events happens, most probably, at the speed of Light, so to us it would all seem to happen at once. :shock:
Then the Zelem and Name together are Partzuf. Where Partzuf is "the Holy woman or man ...actualizing and realizing the Light-presence and Light-power within him or herself."

The questions remaining are, why do so many not hear the Name? Or is the Name not being called at all in these circumstances?
Blockage by egoic consciousness would be part of the answer, but is it the whole answer?

In Gratitude to the Spiritual Sun (Christos).

Leslie.


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