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Revealed Invocation of Sacred Circle

#1 Postby Phillip » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:58 pm

Shalom Tau Malachi!

During a discussion a question was brought up about the Divine Names being invoked during a particular invocation. The Divine Names were invoked and explained as follows:

Yah = East
Yaweh = West
El = South
Elohim = North

Yah El = Above
Yaweh Elohim = Below

Then Yeshua in the midst, though a slight variation that I'm not remembering.

It was spoken, if I remember correctly, that this pattern represents an invocation of Light Transmission, specifically invoking Light Transmission of the Second Coming, and we discussed that diverse arrangements of Divine Names attributed to the directions can be used to unfold/invoke different countenances of the Light Presence.

So, I wanted to inquire into what more particularly can be said about this configuration, and the countenance drawn forth from such an invocation, as well as the nature of diverse configurations of Divine Names and what might be drawn forth.

It has been said in another post on the forum regarding Choirs of Angels that diverse manifestations of Angels come together in a Choir with a sometimes vast ranges of powers and diversity to impart a very particular intention, and even a matrix of souls in a body of Light Transmission manifests similarly, though here we are speaking of Divine Names, obviously MUCH loftier, yet I sense the same principle of an awareness of intentional awareness of the configuration invoked becomes quite a layer of practice important to drawing in Divine Powers to draw in more particular blessings.

This ties to another discourse topic that has fascinated me of late, that the delivery of particular blessings is a greater blessing, in that having very particular focus for blessing allows more light power to be drawn in, whereas general blessings are good, but the particular somehow creates a channel, drawing in more, helping more people, actually, though one person or specific situation comes to act talismanically, becoming a kind of delivery center for the influx of light power to many who are in need of that same blessing.

In this vein, I was interested in the particular blessing drawn forth from this particular invocation, as well more generally in the practice of diverse configurations of Divine names as a practice in being more precise and focused in drawing in blessings... looking into the potential for a more surgical movement of prayer/invocation, potentially drawing in greater light power.

May the Lord instruct us in the Blessing Way.
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#2 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:20 pm

Greetings and blessings in the light of the Messiah!

Here I will share a teaching for those who are well acquainted with our Christian Kabbalah, and so may understand what is implied.

The sacred circle can be generated in a number of ways, each a different configuration of Divine Powers, the sacred circle corresponding with Malkut-Kingdom, or the Holy Shekinah (Divine Presence). Just as the Holy Shekinah has many “faces,” or many forms of appearance, so also does the sacred circle, and these corresponds with different Divine Actions, or different blessings and empowerments.

This invocation of the sacred circle corresponds with Malkut of Atzilut and mysteries of the World-That-Is-Coming, and it corresponds with mysteries of the Supernal Light Transmission in the Second Coming of Christ in Glory. It is the expression of the sacred circle that was revealed in my experience of dancing in between life and death for eight weeks that happened about two years ago, and since that time has become the most common invocation of sacred circle in my own continuum of practice, wearing the Body of Vision that has been revealed and given.

This invocation is performed in the “way of the cross,” which means that instead of invoking the directions in the pattern of a circle, starting at one point and going around to return to that point, they are invoked in the pattern of a cross, one direction and then its opposite, and then another direction, and it’s opposite. Most often this invocation begins in the south, and then the north is invoked, and then east and west, but at times it begins with east-west and then south-north are invoked. The latter is used for the invocation of a greater influx of Supernal Light when there is a call and need for specific and measured blessings or empowerments, while the latter is used for the invocation of a greater influx of Supernal Light for the full spectrum of Light Transmission.

The use of the way of the cross in this invocation of the sacred circle is talismanic of the conscious intention for the extension of the Light of the True Cross, Seth Gadol, into all directions of endless space, into all realms, worlds and universes of the Entirety, or the Great Matrix of Creation. Likewise, in this pattern, invoking the opposites together, it is talismanic of the Non-Dual Truth of Supernal or Messianic Consciousness; hence, the Mochin Gadlut (enlightenment) that is in the Messiah.

This invocation of the sacred circle is founded upon the attributes of the directions to the Holy Sefirot, Hesed and Gevurah being the Depth of South and Depth of North and Tiferet and Yesod being the Depth of East and Depth of West. El and Elohim are the proper Divine Names of Hesed and Gevurah, but in this invocation Yah corresponds with Tiferet and Yahweh with Yesod. Usually Yahweh corresponds with Tiferet in Jewish Kabbalah and Shaddai corresponds with Yesod, and the Name of Yah corresponds with Hokmah-Abba. This shift in Names, however, corresponds with mysteries of the Divine Incarnation of the Messiah, and so the embodiment of the Spirit of the Messiah in living tzaddikim (Gnostic Apostles), or the embodiment of the full influx of the Supernal Light, Supernal Grace. If you wish to understand this shift in the attribute of the Names of God, consider the verse, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father [Abba]” (John 14:9), remembering that Tiferet corresponds with the Messiah. Then consider this, “Whoever has seen a living tzaddik in the Messiah has seen the Messiah,” remembering that Yesod corresponds with the Holy Tzaddik. Contemplate this well, and understand!

El and Elohim are in their “proper” place, and so throughout the Great Tree of Life Hesed and Gevurah remain the same, never changing correspondence throughout the Olamot, but Tiferet and Yesod change correspondences (Keter-Tiferet-Malkut and Yesod-Da’at), and in the Supernal Realization corresponding, with the Blessed Name of Yeshua, Tiferet becomes Yah and Yesod becomes Yahweh, and we may say that Malkut becomes El Shaddai, which is to say manifest in full Mercy. El and then Elohim, this is the union of Mercy and Judgment, as in the World-To-Come, the realization of the Non-Dual Truth (Amet), and Yah and then Yahweh, this is the union of the Father and Son, and the Son and Holy Tzaddik, or the full outpouring of Supernal Mercy, Supernal Grace, in this realization. Contemplate this well, and understand!

El-Elohim and Yah-Yahweh, these are extensions of the Name of God, “All in Mercy,” “All as it is in God,” realized in the Messiah. Contemplate this well, and understand!

Yah-El, this is the Supernal Light and Truth that is ever above, beyond, and the Divine Potential for ever greater influxes and embodiments of the Supernal Light and Truth; hence, the countless gradations of Supernal Consciousness-Force going beyond into the Infinite (Ain Sof). Yahweh Elohim, this is the unification of Mercy and Judgment realized, embodied, and it is the Supernal Light and Truth below, embodied, and so made manifest in the Messiah and living tzaddikim, and in the entire Living Body of the Messiah that is in the Second Coming. This corresponds to “He and His Name are One on the face of the earth This Day!” Likewise, this corresponds with the Righteous Ones (Tzaddikim), or true Human Ones, who are the image and likeness of Yahweh Elohim, Supernal Humanity. Contemplate this well, and understand!

Here we may speak an open secret. This invocation of the sacred circle corresponds with the mystery of the realization of Eheieh, the Divine I Am, or the manifestation of Asher Eheieh, “Who I Am,” and the Shekinah of the Messiah, Asherah. It is given that I may speak another secret mystery. The Holy Letters of Eheieh, Alef-He and Yod-He, correspond to south-north and east-west, respectively, in this invocation of the sacred circle, and therefore “stand within and behind,” or are “concealed by,” El-Elohim and Yah-Yahweh. As it is taught in the Holy Kabbalah, though, “concealing is revealing.” Contemplate this well, and understand!

There is a further mystery to be spoken. In the fruition of this invocation the Name of God that is invoked, intoned, is Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai. This is the Name of God of Apocalypse (Revelation). Contemplate this well, and understand!

These are the essential kavvanot for this invocation of the sacred circle, and as an expression, or emanation, of the Supernal Realization, so is it a teaching and contemplation of the Supernal Truth (Amet), and the Light-presence and Light-power of Supernal Realization is within it; hence, it is a vehicle of the Supernal Light Transmission.

This manifestation of the sacred circle, of course, corresponds with the generation of the Threefold Body of the Sacred Tau (Shin-Tau), and the secret mystery of the Blessed Name of Yeshua is in it.

Now, with this invocation of the sacred circle, so attributes of the archangels to the directions also change; all are the same as in the traditional invocation of the sacred circle, but Gabriel (Gavriel) and Uriel (Oriel) change places.

The Sacred Tau faces South, which is to say they have received the full influx of Supernal Light, or the “Fiery Intelligence,” and so embody Supernal Habad; and likewise, they are oriented to Atzilut and the World-That-Is-Coming. Thus, Michael goes before the Sacred Tau, Gavriel behind the Sacred Tau, Oriel to their right and Rafael to their left; Mercy goes before them, Judgment is their “backside,” Light-Transmission is the manifestation of their Mercy and healing is the manifestation of their Judgment, “All in Mercy” (Kol Hesed).

If and when there is Judgment it is this, the Living Presence and Power of the Holy Tzaddik is concealed and is not revealed; when there is Mercy, the Living Presence and Power is revealed, more or less, all dependent upon the love of the one receiving – hence, the desire and capacity to receive, and integrate, the Holy Light. This corresponds with what Messiah Yeshua said to his disciples when they inquired why he kissed the Magdalene on the mouth more than them, “Why do I not love you as I love her?” (Gospel of St. Philip).

As Adonai Yeshua teaches in the third chapter of the Gospel of St. John, there is no judgment in the Sun of God, but the judgment is this, that some desire the Holy Light and are willing to enter into the Holy Light, and so they cleave to the Holy Light, and are reintegrated into the Light Continuum, but those who love the darkness, who do not desire the Holy Light, and are not willing to enter into the Holy Light, will not cleave and will not be reintegrated with the Light Continuum (Yahweh, Yeshua).

It is all a matter of love, the desire and capacity to receive, and integrate, the Holy Light and Spirit, and so the Desire to Give, the desire to receive being brought into submission to the Desire to Give, which is realized in Active Compassion and Charity (“good works”).

In Mercy there are measured blessings and empowerments corresponding with the desire and capacity to receive, and integrate, the Holy Light and Spirit; when there is integration, more and more there is the Desire to Give, which is the Holy Desire of the Messiah and El Elyon, and therefore is the Holy Desire of the Sacred Tau. If and when there is a full Desire to Give, a full surrender in self-offering, then there is a full influx of Supernal Light, Supernal Grace – full revelation and realization of the Living Presence and Power of the Holy Tzaddik, which is Adonai Messiah.

There are many, though, who come only to take, who will seek to receive but give little, or nothing, in return, who have little, or no, Desire to Give; this is called the “love of darkness” and “deeds that are evil.” It is darkness, because it is not self-radiant and cannot, or will not, share or give of itself, but rather desires to steal and consume light-power for self alone, or for selfish ambition, or self-glorification (kavod ha-melekhim (“the glory of kings”). It is called “deeds that are evil,” because it is the cause of all sorrow and suffering. This state of the soul, this unenlightened condition in the mind, heart and life, is its own judgment, and the judgment is very severe!

When we cultivate the Desire to Give, and bring the desire to receive into submission to the Desire to Give, then, corresponding with our Desire to Give there is self-radiance, and so there is the reception and integration of the Holy Light and Spirit, and there is Kavod ha-Elohim (“the Glory of God”), the Messiah and El Elyon being glorified, or the Shekinah of the Messiah being manifest in greater Glory and Power.

In this we may know and understand the meaning of the “Second Coming of Christ in Glory,” as the Second Appearance of Christ in the Living Body; the Gnostics of that Holy Body being the “Clouds of Glory,” standing among the “holy saints and angels,” or tzaddikim and maggidim. Hallelu Yah! Praise the Lord!

Here we may say, on earth the Holy Tzaddik, the Sacred Tau, appears like Gavriel proclaiming the peace and joy of the Risen Messiah, and in heaven they appear like Michael, “one resembling the Messiah and El” who is a leader among the hosts of heaven. In one hand is the fear of Yahweh and in the other is the love of Yahweh, in one hand there is Healing Power and in the other there is Light Power, and Ruach Elohim, the Spirit of the Messiah (or Radiant Holy Breath of God), is in them; hence, the power of Shaddai El Hai, or Shekinah Hayyim, the Living Presence.

It has been said by the masters of the tradition that the Holy Tzaddik can invoke the “rain of heaven,” which is to say all blessings from above, and this is because one hand of the fear of Yahweh and the other is the love of Yahweh, and when their hands are joined together in prayer and in the laying on of hands, so there receiving and giving blessings or empowerments, all as Eheieh Asher Eheieh wills, all as ordained by El Elyon.

Here we shall say that Shin-Tau corresponds with Asher, and the Gory and Power, or Light Transmission, corresponds with Asherah.

It is given by the Holy Spirit that a secret mystery may be spoken. In heaven the appearance of Shin-Tau (Seth, Sacred Tau) with all of the hosts of heaven corresponds with the revelation and realization of the Holy Name of Yahweh Elohim Tzavaot, and the appearance of Shin-Tau on earth in the spiritual Community of Israel (Living Body) corresponds with Yahweh Elohim Shaddai – this is Asherah manifest in the heavens and this is Asherah manifest on earth. In the Holy Tzaddik and Community, the Living Body of the Risen Messiah, these two Divine Appearances and Divine Actions in heaven and on earth are joined as One (Achad), One Holy Asherah, the revelation of Asher Eheieh in heaven and on earth.

As we know and understand, the Body of Truth (Amet) is the Spirit of the Messiah, or Messianic Consciousness; and this Appearance and Action of the Spirit of the Messiah in heaven and on earth is the Body of Glory and Body of Emanation arising from the realization of the Body of Truth.

The Messiah is the Head of the Body, the Holy Tzaddik is the Heart, and the Community of the Elect is the Holy Body.

This Divine Appearance and Divine Action is the spiritual labor of us all in the Messiah, and the Truth (Amet) embodied and revealed in the Sacred Tau is the reality of our soul as it is in the Messiah and El Elyon; receiving the True Chrism (Anointing) we are all destined to awaken and embody Seth Gadol, Adonai Messiah.

If and when we take up the practice of this invocation of the sacred circle, so we “take the Goal as the Path,” seeking to walk in the Beauty and Holiness of Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah (Shin-Tau).

Here is must be said, there is the Perfect Light, or Pure Light, and there are imperfect or impure lights, and there is the Holy Spirit, and there is the counterfeit spirit; we seek the True Anointing in the Messiah, the anointing with the Perfect Light and Holy Spirit. This Anointing comes through the Divine Grace in Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah; every movement of Light Transmission in Gnostic Apostolic Succession is an Action of this Divine Grace, this Supernal Grace.

This is enough. Hallelu Shaddai!

Peace be with you, and may the Face of Yahweh Elohim shine upon you!
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#3 Postby Yonah » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:41 pm

Greetings!

I have just begun to scratch the surface of this post. I have read it over several times and meditated on it, but I believe it will take many more readings and much more mediation and prayer before I can trully integrate its message. There is so much contained in these words that I feel like it is a Gospel within itself.

There is one portion that stood out for me at this time.

It is all a matter of love, the desire and capacity to receive, and integrate, the Holy Light and Spirit, and so the Desire to Give, the desire to receive being brought into submission to the Desire to Give, which is realized in Active Compassion and Charity (“good works”).


This one small piece of the post grabbed me. I immediately thought of the verse in the Epistle of James that says "Faith without works is dead".

Faith can mean many things to us, but in its infancy is completely about hope and the desire to receive. I thought that the verse I mention above was about the fact that faith, without works, showed no fruit (which is true), but I now see it goes much deeper. It's not just about there not being fruit but about the entire state of the individual. Without bringing our desire to receive into submission we cannot be a full conduit of the light transmission… we must have the true desire to give so that we can fulfill the intention of creation. Without taking what we receive and giving completely and truthfully, we are not actualizing our potential or the potential of the Sefirot. The circuit is not complete and there is no reaching.

It also speaks to the fact that to desire to receive alone is not really love. Receiving is about us where giving from the heart is about everyone. When we actively and genuinely give we are honoring and loving both those that we are giving to, but also those that have given to us. We finally, truly love God, love Shekinah, love Messiah, and love Tzaddik.
The image I see when I contemplate this is all of the Interior Stars being joined to the heart and then the body of light being joined through the Sefirot to the Light Continuum and joined to all other beings. It’s a complete circuit of light fueled by genuine love.

I know there is much more to this post, but there is a wealth of truth just in the one small portion I quoted above.

Thank you Tau Malachi for being my Tzaddik, for loving God, and loving us.

Shalom, Yonah
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Middle Pillar Flux

#4 Postby Elder Gideon » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:44 am

Greetings Tau Malachi:

I too have wondered about the kavvanot of the Divine names in these directions, having seen them engaged more than once this summer in an extension of blessings and empowerments.

This shift in Names, however, corresponds with mysteries of the Divine Incarnation of the Messiah, and so the embodiment of the Spirit of the Messiah in living tzaddikim (Gnostic Apostles), or the embodiment of the full influx of the Supernal Light, Supernal Grace. If you wish to understand this shift in the attribute of the Names of God, consider the verse, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father [Abba]” (John 14:9), remembering that Tiferet corresponds with the Messiah. Then consider this, “Whoever has seen a living tzaddik in the Messiah has seen the Messiah,” remembering that Yesod corresponds with the Holy Tzaddik. Contemplate this well, and understand!


The axis of South-North, corresponding with Hesed-Gevurah, doesn't change throughout the Great Tree of Life. Feeling how Keter, Da'at, Tiferet, Yesod, and Malkut, all interchange and overlap each other as involution or evolution, is a new blessing for me to hear, applied to this Cross of Light. What you've drawn out above is this revelation of the Sacred Circle actually flowing through the East-West axis. What is standing out to me is the flux of the Middle Pillar. I never knew until now how this flux may transmit blessings from higher gradations of the Great Tree according to the Divine names called on the East-West axis.

As this post and practice of this pattern of the Cross of Light is entirely reorienting my grasp of the Tree of Life, I'm hearing a few questions. Are Gevurah and Hesed never changing because they are the essence of the structure facilitating the involution and evolution flowing through the Middle Pillar? I keep feeling like they are an axle around which the sefirot of the Middle Pillar are involving and evolving the awareness of this light as matter. El-Elohim are still, while Yah-YHVH-El Shaddai turning.

Are the generations through Jewish history generating the conditions for the incarnation of Messiah essentially a movement through the Middle Pillar? If so, am I hearing how this same movement since the incarnation of Messiah and its transfiguration of Apostles to our very day is in the Middle Pillar? I can't even ask now if this movement through the Middle Pillar is 'down' to earth and back 'up' to heaven so to speak, because the Middle Pillar, since this Cross of Light teaching, is on the east-west axis!

While there are many more questions, if these questions are near or far to the teaching and can be adjusted or drawn out, I'd be very grateful, as only after the third reading of this post did some of the consequence of what it is proposing finally catch up.

Asherah be praised for every new teaching and sanctuary for good souls!

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Union of Mercy & Judgment

#5 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:02 pm

Peace and grace to you in Messiah Yeshua!

May the Holy Spirit grant us understanding as we gaze into mysteries of Seth Gadol. Amen.

Hesed and Gevurah remain the same Divine Attribute and do not overlap with any other Divine Attribute in the Great Tree because all of the Olamot-Universes are founded upon the interaction of Mercy and Judgment, or Mercy and Severity. At the level of Adam Kadmon and Atzilut, the Realm of Yichud, Mercy and Judgment are inseparable from one another, and Judgment is not what we would generally conceive as “judgment”; this corresponds to the World-To-Come. On account of the illusion of separation in the Realm of Perud, or Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, however, Mercy and Judgment appear distinct from one another, even opposite to one another; this corresponds to This World.

Listen and hear, and understand! As consciousness expands and there is an increase of holiness, as the soul ascends, there is a different perception and relationship with Mercy and Judgment, and therefore the manifestation of the Divine Attributes, or Holy Sefirot, change, the soul moving, shifting, to a “higher,” or interior level. This expansion of consciousness and increase of holiness, or the ascension of the soul into more subtle, interior levels of nearness and union is a process of self-purification and self-offering; hence, a greater and greater self-negation.

What do we mean by “self-purification” or “self-negation”? This is the release of self-grasping, self-cherishing, and the release of play attachment and aversion in self-cherishing. The perpetual arising of an apparent “self” (Ani) is not a problem, it is a natural product of the self-generating capacity of the mind, consciousness or soul; but rather, the bondage of the soul is on account of self-grasping, or the lack of recognition of the innate emptiness of the self (Ain).

The greater our self-grasping, the greater the play of attachment and aversion, the greater the illusion of separation between “self” and “other,” and the greater the apparent separation between Mercy and Judgment. Our self-grasping is projected upon the reality of our experience, our perceptions and interpretations of our experience, and yet more, the reality of our experience is a radiant or magical display of our mind, consciousness or soul, and as such, the reality we experience is entirely dependent upon the state of our mind, consciousness or soul. If and when there is self-grasping, attachment and aversion, then the reality of our experience is “impure,” in an illusion of separation, more or less, corresponding to the degree of self-grasping, or self-cherishing.

Now, the reality of our experience corresponds with the Middle Pillar, and our various perceptions and interpretations of Mercy and Judgment, or how Mercy and Judgment arise, or appear, changes our experience of the Middle Pillar, the reality of our experience. The changing view or appearance of Mercy and Judgment corresponds with the changing level of attribution of Hokmah-Netzach and Binah-Hod overlapping on the Great Tree of Life.

Understand, Hesed-Mercy and Gevurah-Severity are, in truth, inseparable from one another, but in the ignorance, in the illusion of separation, and in self-grasping, in effect they manifest in separation and apparent opposition, more or less.

In Malkut of Malkut of Asiyah, Mercy and Judgment appear as virtually complete opposites; hence the apparent opposition, or conflict, of “light” and “darkness” or “good” and “evil.” At the level of Yetzirah there is an awareness of an interconnection and interrelation between Mercy and Judgment, but still an apparent opposition or conflict remains. At the level of Beriyah there is a greater awareness of the interconnection, interrelation and interdependence of Mercy and Judgment, but there remains a most subtle and sublime apparent separation between them. At the level of Atzilut, however, there is the awareness of no separation, no difference, but rather their sameness and oneness; hence the Non-Dual Gnostic Awareness of Supernal or Messianic Consciousness.

Look and see, and understand! Meditate upon the image of the self-offering of Adonai Yeshua on the Holy Cross, and meditate upon the appearance of the Risen Messiah, or the Holy Light above and within the Holy Cross revealed. As the symbol of the cross indicates, the “True Cross” is Supernal Realization, which is to say the dawn of Non-Dual Gnostic Awareness. The “Light of the True Cross” is the Living Presence and Power of this Self-realization, the very nature of which is conscious unification with God, the True Light.

In the Great Gesture enacted through the Holy Cross, and the revelation of the Risen Messiah through that Divine Action, the unification of Judgment and Mercy is realized, accomplished, in This World, on earth and in the heavens; hence the manifestation of the power of the Divine Name: Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai.

Here we may say that the Light of the True Cross is the power of the Middle Pillar of Atzilut, Understanding Yahweh Elohim as Da’at of Atzilut and Shaddai as Yesod of Atzilut; when this Supernal Light, or Supernal Force, is realized and embodied something of Malkut of Atzilut is manifest in This World, and while walking in This World, on earth or in the heavens, there is Habad of Atzilut and the World-That-Is-Coming.

Here we may say that the Middle Pillar of Atzilut is the Tree of Life, and the Middle Pillar of Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah is the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil; hence, the non-dual awareness of Mercy and Judgment, versus the apparent arising of Mercy and Judgment in ignorance, the illusion of separation, whether in subtle or gross.

In this Self-realization you will understand that the appearance of Shaddai and El Shaddai, or Shaddai El Hai, the manifestation of Yesod in Mercy and Judgment, or Compassion, is the same in essence and nature; therefore the Name of Shaddai is joined with Yahweh Elohim in the Book of the Apocalypse and in this invocation of the sacred circle, expressing the knowledge of all as Mercy in the End-Of-Days, Supernal Grace!

This is the realization of which Adonai Yeshua speaks at the outset of the Gospel of St. Thomas when he says that anyone who understands the secret interpretation of his teachings “will not experience death,” or rather, “will not experience judgment!”

Elsewhere we have spoken of the power of a Gnostic Apostle to release or retain sin, or the power of the Holy Tzaddik to erase, add or rearrange letters that “spell sins etched on our bones” transforming them into words that “spell righteousness” or “salvation.” Here there is a further explanation of how this is accomplished; hence, through the power of the Middle Pillar of Atzilut, which is the power of the Risen Messiah, the “Light of the Messiah,” or “Light of the True Cross” (Shin-Tau).

There is an open secret to be spoken. When the sameness or oneness of Mercy and Judgment is realized there is a suspension of Judgment, or bondage to the law (karma), and therefore the power to deliver, or to illuminate, heal and bring peace; hence, the power of the “remission of sin,” or “forgiveness of sin” in the “Blood of the Lamb,” the Spirit of Messiah. This is founded upon the recognition of Ani-Ain, Self-No Self, and the Ain Nature of All (Kol); in this Self-realization there is no longer a doer, but it is Divine Grace, the Spirit of the Messiah, that accomplishes the Divine Action with, in and through the awakened soul.

Here there is another teaching to be given. Receiving the Spirit of the Messiah in full, and integrating that Holy Light and Spirit, we become a center of this Divine Action, and the Spirit of the Messiah takes up this Divine Action through seven centers in the Body of Light, the interior stars; as we know and understand in the experience of the Supernal Light Transmission, these “interior stars” correspond with the spiritual power of the Sefirot of Construction. If and when there is the experience of full Supernal Influx, the full reception and integration of the Spirit of Messiah, the spiritual power of the Sefirot of Construction of Atzilut rays out through these “interior stars,” manifesting as them. Thus, all Supernal Blessings are received, held and imparted; hence, the flow of Supernal Mercy, Supernal Grace, through living tzaddikim in the Risen Messiah.

In this Continuum of Light Transmission the play of Mercy and Judgment, or Compassion, is this: There is a capacity in the Sacred Tau for various gradations of Light Transmission, or for measured blessings and spiritual empowerments, all according to the desire and capacity of the one who is receiving, or according to skillful means in wisdom. In this invocation of the sacred circle this is reflected and expressed in the invocation of El-Elohim and Yah-Yahweh.

This invocation of the sacred circle is, in truth, oriented to the South (Mercy). There is something we may share regarding this orientation.

In the old covenant the sacred circle was oriented to the West; and then, with the First Coming of Christ it was reoriented to the East. Now, in the Second Coming of Christ in Glory, the greater out pouring of the Christ-Spirit, the Supernal Light, it is oriented to the South. Contemplate this well, and understand!

In the fruition of the Second Coming, in the End-Of-Days (“Judgment Day”) the sacred circle will be oriented to the North. Contemplate this well, and understand!

Although there are prophecies of the Sacred Circle of the End-Of-Days, the invocation of that Sacred Circle is “Yet-To-Be-Revealed,” or “Yet-To-Be-Unfolded,” and therefore cannot be spoken. As it is, the orientation of the sacred circle to the South has recently just begun (in the past few hundred years), and its full manifestation has not yet come into being, but remains, as yet, in the future.

May the Holy Spirit deepen our contemplation of these mysteries of Seth Gadol, and so deepen our knowledge, understanding and wisdom, and our compassion. Amen.

Peace be with you!
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Middle Pillar of the Soul

#6 Postby Elder Gideon » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:53 pm

Shalom Tau Malachi!

Much gratitude for the unfolding splendor of these teachings, particularly of the Middle Pillar of Atzilut as the Tree of Life, verses Beriyah, Yetzirah, and Asiyah as the Tree of Knowledge. You have said more than can be immediately grasped of how Grace mitigates, dissolves, eases, or liberates one from the misunderstanding of the duality between Gevurah and Hesed.

Earlier this summer, in the discussion of Metatron and Sandalfon, you explained helpfully how this Severity in Atzilut may be understood in a new way:

If we wish to consider Gevurah of Atzilut, or Judgment in Atzilut (Din), it is the principle of restriction or measure, distinction and individuation, and therefore multiplicity; in Atzilut, of course, this occurs in unity, or in a non-dual reality, and as such it is, indeed, inconceivable to mental consciousness, for mental consciousness, even at its peak, is inherently dualistic.

If we understand Supernal Judgment, it is the active agent of form, direction, duration and such; and taking form as our contemplation, aware of Supernal Mercy corresponding with formlessness, in Atzilut, form is formless and formlessness is form, they are completely inseparable, non-dual. In a similar way, when we speak of an individual and the universal, so the individual and universal are inseparable. This gives us a hint to the reality of Malkut of Atzilut, the true kingdom of heaven, which is a non-dual reality or realm, the perception and experience of which arises from Non-dual Gnostic Awareness, or Pure Radiant Awareness (Supernal Consciousness).


You attributed to Hokmah-Netzach and Binah-Hod, "The changing view or appearance of Mercy and Judgment," overlapping on the Great Tree of Life. This will occupy me for some time, as these particular sefirot are as fluid as the sefirot of Middle Pillar throughout the Great Tree. It's sounding like the dynamism between Hokmah-Binah is effecting both Da'at in one olam and Yesod, suspended by Netzach-Hod in the olam above. Keter and Malkut are flickering between Gevurah and Hesed, which never change in the axis of all of this at Tiferet.

There is an open secret to be spoken. When the sameness or oneness of Mercy and Judgment is realized there is a suspension of Judgment, or bondage to the law (karma), and therefore the power to deliver, or to illuminate, heal and bring peace; hence, the power of the “remission of sin,” or “forgiveness of sin” in the “Blood of the Lamb,” the Spirit of Messiah. This is founded upon the recognition of Ani-Ain, Self-No Self, and the Ain Nature of All (Kol); in this Self-realization there is no longer a doer, but it is Divine Grace, the Spirit of the Messiah, that accomplishes the Divine Action with, in and through the awakened soul.


How sin has been removed, even 'forgotten' according to some prophets, is now being wondrously explained to me as for the first time. When the Risen Savior says in the Gospel of Mary that, "Sin has never existed, but that we create sin when mingling as in adultery, which is called sin," we're hearing how through a very sophisticated teaching. As I could no longer see Atzilut stacked on top of Beriyah, neither can I limit it to what is in the center of every nucleus of every atom. Atzilut is in the proximity and nearness to which I'm able to rest my consciousness towards in this no-thing I most essentially am. To identify with this emptiness in greater and greater degrees of transparency is to access the Middle Pillar of Atzilut, where Mercy and Judgment are increasingly synthesized, rung by ascending run, into an awareness that does not require death to see and trust, plainly and confidently.

This invocation of the sacred circle corresponds with the mystery of the realization of Eheieh, the Divine I Am, or the manifestation of Asher Eheieh, “Who I Am,” and the Shekinah of the Messiah, Asherah. It is given that I may speak another secret mystery. The Holy Letters of Eheieh, Alef-He and Yod-He, correspond to south-north and east-west, respectively, in this invocation of the sacred circle, and therefore “stand within and behind,” or are “concealed by,” El-Elohim and Yah-Yahweh.


How the Perfect Master broke through to this ground of the essential Name of God--Asher Eheieh--and spoke as it, must therefore be by way of the same process you've narrated of Yah-YHVH-Shaddai, this east-west arm of this Cross of Light intersecting with the south-north arm: El-Elohim. Taking up the Cross and following in his way now is heard differently. Faith hears judgment differently. Being alive in this world feels differently. If I'm struggling with mercy-severity, it's because I'm identifying with their duality, rather than their union.

I suppose my whole soul is arrayed from nefesh to yechidah 'up' this Middle Pillar, this east-west arm of this Cross of Light. As through a watery canal, I must move up, lock by lock, between subtler gradations of mercy-severity, El-Elohim. As this entire teaching reorients and deepens the relationship between the sefirot through the Great Tree, how does this teaching change the context of the parts of soul in the Middle Pillar? How in the soul are mercy and judgment synthesized, that they manifest what we behold in the Perfect Master and all Gnostic Apostles since?

Gratefully,

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The Soul's Ascent & Union of Grace

#7 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:59 pm

Grace and peace to you in the Holy Light of the Messiah!

The five aspects of the soul have a correspondence with Sefirot, but they also have a correspondence with the Olamot. Nefesh corresponds with the soul in Asiyah, ruach with the soul in Yetzirah, neshamah with the soul in Beriyah, hayyah with the soul in Atzilut and Yechidah with the soul in Adam Kadmon, inseparable from Or Ain Sof, the Light of the Infinite. As we know, each aspect of the soul contains all five aspects; for example, there is nefesh of nefesh, ruach of nefesh, neshamah of nefesh, hayyah of nefesh and yechidah of nefesh – this is the manifestation of the soul in Asiyah, the Universe of Making. Understanding this, something of the inner aspects of the soul is in the outer aspects of the soul, and there is something of yechidah, our unique essence or divine spark, within every aspect of the soul. The realization of the soul at any given level is the realization of the yechidah of that level or aspect.

Understanding that the soul spans all of the Olamot, and all the Sefirot, which compose the Olamot, nefesh is the vital, energetic being within and behind the appearance of the soul at each level, while ruach is the consciousness and intelligence of the soul at each level. Neshamah and hayyah are the nature and the power of the soul at each level, and yechidah is the realization of the soul’s nearness to God, and the corresponding knowledge of the will of God, at each level; at the level of Atzilut and Adam Kadmon, or the realization of hayyah and yechidah proper, there is not only the realization of nearness, but an experience of conscious union with the Messiah, or Eheieh, the Divine I Am, and nearness to El Elyon, God Most High.

As you might see in what’s being shared, the various gradations of ruach, corresponding with the five aspects of the soul, represent the various gradations of higher, more expanded consciousness and greater intelligence that are accessed as the soul awakens and becomes realized, and as such they correspond with the opening of our consciousness to new, metaphysical dimensions – hence, various perceptions concerning the arising of the reality of our experience and the interplay of Mercy and Judgment. As an example, ruach of nefesh will naturally perceive the play of Mercy and Judgment as an opposition or conflict between light and darkness, good and evil, and if the inner aspects of nefesh are accessed, or realized, that individual will strive to choose the good and do what is good, all according to their understanding. In such a soul there is a fear of the Judgment of God, or rather “punishment,” and there is a desire for the Mercy of God, or the “favor” of God and “rewards” from God, and this is good, for it is better than the wicked who have no fear or love of God, but who enact what is evil and relish in it. Yet, this gradation of view and faith is very impure, dualistic, and it is immature; it is the outer most realm of the faithful and primitive religion, and while it is an initial gradation of nefesh elokit, a godly soul, it remains bestial, nefesh behamit.

If and when ruach is accessed, and nefesh is joined to ruach, there is a natural evolution of faith and love, and so a natural evolution of the knowledge and understanding of Mercy and Judgment; hence, a growing awareness of their deeper interconnection and interaction. If and when neshamah is accessed, and nefesh and ruach are joined to neshamah, then an even greater faith and love is manifest, and a greater knowledge and understanding of Mercy and Judgment dawns; at the level of neshamah they are perceived as virtually the same, though there is still a subtle impurity of separation, subtle gradations of self-grasping, attachment and aversion. The full realization of the sameness, or oneness, of Mercy and Judgment corresponds with the realization of hayyah, and this opens the way to the experience of oneness with the Messiah, or Eheieh, and nearness to El Elyon, the realization of Yechidah.

These various gradations of the soul, and its awakening and realization, correspond with the in-betweens and heavens the soul can access, as well as the spiritual forces and divine powers the soul can access; as common sense informs us, the greater the realization of the soul, the greater is ascension and the greater the spiritual forces and divine powers it is able to invoke and commune with in This World.

On one hand there is a gradual step by step, or rung to rung, development and evolution of souls through thousands, or even tens of thousands, of lives in this process of the awakening and realization of the soul, and countless souls follow this gradual path; but it is also true that radical leaps in the development and evolution of souls is possible through the spiritual assistance of souls of a higher grade, or tzaddikim and maggidim, and likewise it is also true that a Thunderbolt Illumination is possible through Divine Grace, the Spirit of the Messiah.

If and when a holy and enlightened soul embodies the Messiah, or the Buddha, or whatever one wishes to call Universal and Primordial Enlightenment, or the embodiment of the Divine, the development and evolution of souls that have faith in that Holy and Enlightened One is accelerated so that radical leaps in the realization of souls becomes possible. Likewise, in the Living Presence and Power manifest in them, and as them, there is a Sanctuary of Grace, and a very swift Thunderbolt Illumination becomes possible.

Through the crucifixion and resurrection Yeshua Messiah has manifest what is, perhaps, the most powerful Sanctuary of Grace, and therefore having full faith in him, and enacting the love of the Messiah, cleaving to Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah, we are drawn up in the Great Ascension through Divine Grace, and a Thunderbolt Illumination is possible, and we may say is already underway among the spiritual elect in the Messiah.

If, in truth, we are living in the Second Coming of Christ in Glory and there is a greater outpouring of the Christ-Spirit, the Supernal Light, then even greater, more radical leaps in the awakening and realization of souls is possible, and there is a Thunderbolt Illumination underway with a greater number of souls in This World, in this very generation. In the midst of this, of course, so also are there many more false lights, and false prophets or false messiahs; there is also a greater play of the counterfeit spirit in these times. If, however, we go within and live within, living from our inner person and the indwelling Messiah, and we are willing to a full surrender, or self-purification, self-negation, and we open to the Perfect Light and Holy Spirit, there will be spiritual discernment and we will receive the Supernal Anointing, the full influx of Divine Grace.

This awareness was central to my experience in the desert in 1993, and again in my experience of dancing in the in-betweens in 2010; you might say it’s the essential message or spiritual labor for which the soul that is in me has been “sent.” This invocation of the sacred circle oriented to the South-Mercy that was revealed in my experience is an active invocation of this Supernal Grace, and it is an active prayer for an increase of influxes of the Supernal Light, the Christ-Spirit; hence a prayer that many more individuals might experience radical leaps in the realization of their souls in the Messiah, and likewise, that many more might experience the Thunderbolt Illumination of Supernal or Messianic Consciousness.

Listen and hear, and understand! Something of yechidah is within every aspect of our soul, and our yechidah, our divine spark, is inseparable from the Messiah, or Eheieh, and El Elyon indwells this inmost part of our soul; in any instant, Divine Grace, the Spirit of the Messiah, can awaken the inner aspects of our soul, in any incarnation the realization of yechidah is possible through Divine Grace. With God, the True Light, anything and everything is possible! Believe this, and it will come to pass according to your faith, all as ordained by El Elyon!

Consider what Messiah Yeshua said to many who were healed through him, “Your faith has healed you!” Understand, there is no greater healing of a soul than enlightenment and liberation, the Great Resurrection and Ascension!

Let us speak of Gnostic faith, or faith-wisdom. Aware of the Truth of our inmost being in the Messiah and El Elyon, aware that the Second Appearance of Christ is in transpiring in us, take the Goal as the Path, and understand that there is No Goal but the Path; living the Truth and Light revealed to us is true spiritual realization, embodiment! It’s that simple!

Taking the Goal as the Path, however, requires spiritual humility, lest it becomes nothing but a great claim of the ego in extreme self-grasping, or nothing more than hubris or arrogance – a terrible obstruction to actual Self-realization in the Messiah. Taking the Goal as the Path, aware of the Messiah in us, El Elyon indwelling us, so are we aware of the Messiah and El Elyon ever beyond us, and taking the Goal as the Path, so we enact a complete and total surrender, bowed down before our Elder Brother, Messiah Yeshua, and God Most High.

As Adonai Yeshua teaches us in the Gospel of St. Thomas, “When you see one not born of a woman, fall on your faces and worship, that is your father [or mother]” (15). And likewise, as he teaches us, “If they say to you, ‘Where have you come from?’ say to them, ‘We have come from the light, from the place where the light came into being by itself, established itself, and appeared in their image.’ If they say to you, ‘Is it you?’ say ‘We are its children and the chosen of the Living Father.’ If they ask you, ‘What is the evidence of you Father in you?’ say to them, ‘It is motion and rest’” (50). These two sayings speak directly of the union of spiritual self-worth and spiritual humility in an active and dynamic surrender, which is “taking the Goal as the Path” with knowledge and understanding, or in righteousness.

Thus as we perform this invocation of the sacred circle, inwardly we will be bowed down before Adonai Messiah and El Elyon ever beyond us, and at the same time we will be aware of our innate unity with the Messiah, or Eheieh, and El Elyon; and aware of our innate unity, and the indwelling Messiah, so we will envision and generate our body of light in the image and likeness of Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah, and in the awareness of innate unity we will perform the invocation of the sacred circle, invoking as the Risen Messiah and Hua, the Archangel of the Messiah.

As you might imagine, if this is done with full kavvanah-concentration and devekut-cleaving, the ego, the self, will merge completely with the Risen Messiah and will vanish; it will be, as it were, a moment of divine rapture, the self being transformed into Adonai Messiah, and one will not be the doer of the invocation, but rather Divine Grace, the Spirit of the Messiah will invoke! As we know and understand, there is perfect performance, perfect success, through Divine Grace, and therefore when this invocation is a Divine Action of the Spirit of Messiah it becomes a movement of Light Transmission, invoking an influx of the Holy Light, and a Thunderbolt Illumination may transpire. Hallelu Yah! Praise the Lord!

As much as unification with Messiah Yeshua, so also this invocation can be performed in unification with the Virgin Mother or the Magdalene, for all embody the same Light-presence and Light-power, the same Divine Grace; all are images in the Risen Messiah – the Sun of God.

There is an evolution of this invocation, for if and when the Thunderbolt Illumination transpires, and a soul is Anointed in full as a Holy Tzaddik or Gnostic Apostle, then this invocation of the sacred circle is manifest through the Threefold Body, and it is the Supernal Zelem of the Gnostic Apostle, or their image and likeness as the Human One of Light (Messiah), that appears; hence, there is an evolution from generation to fruition in the Way.

If and when it is revealed, or known to us, we may also generate the light body in the likeness of our Supernal Zelem and perform this invocation; until it is revealed, and we receive our “secret name,” or the “Living Father speaks our name,” there is power and great spiritual assistance in conscious unification with Partzufim, or the images in the Risen Messiah of the Holy and Enlightened Ones, and we are wise to unify our soul with them.

The spiritual power of the Human One of Light (Christ, or Messiah) and the spiritual powers of the Twelve Gnostic Saviors are in this invocation of the sacred circle, and therefore all of the spiritual power of the tzaddikim and maggidim that are in the Risen Messiah, the Pleroma of Light, is in this invocation. Contemplate this well, and understand!

There is an open secret the Holy Spirit inspires me to share. Yechidah in us is the spiritual power to speak as the Divine I Am and to accomplish all spiritual works through conscious intention, or silent volition, and corresponds with the revelation of Asher Eheieh in us, through us, and as us. Hayyah is the power in us to call upon the Names of God, and to be a conscious vehicle for the knowledge and power of the Names of God. Neshamah is the power in us to call upon archangels and greater divinities, and to commune with them and be conscious vehicles of their spiritual knowledge and powers. Ruach is the power in us to call upon all of the orders of angels and lesser divinities, and to commune with them and be conscious vehicles of their spiritual knowledge and powers; and nefesh, when joined to ruach in submission, is the power in us to commune with and move the spiritual powers of celestial intelligences and elemental forces, or the “world of spirits.” All of these powers are in the Blessed Name if we cleave and called upon the Holy Name in the Fullness of faith, and when a soul awakens in Adonai Messiah all of these powers are actualized and realized, embodied more or less.

Here I will share something more. If this invocation of the sacred circle is joined to the practice of hitbodedut through the Great Tree of Life I’ve that taught elsewhere, it is a most essential form of the “Great Convocation” in the Second Coming, and so the Four Base Rituals, in effect, become obsolete to us; the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram remains useful to us in response to powerful negativity, or dark archonic and demonic forces, or for self-purification, but the invoking and banishing through the Greater Pentagram and Hexagram Rituals, and the Lesser Hexagram Ritual, are no longer useful or needed. There may be use and need for the knowledge of how to trace sacred symbols in ceremony, but not for these rituals themselves. In place of these I’m teaching a new and more essential way of invoking all Divine Powers, of the fullness of the Holy Shekinah, a way that is accessible to anyone who wishes to take it up.

This way is founded upon the “six essential” I’ve outlined elsewhere: Cleaving in full faith to the Risen Messiah, Tzaddik and Community – each of this being one of the essentials; joined with hitbodedut, gifted worship and acts of loving-kindness, or true charity. Joined to these six essentials, this invocation of the sacred circle oriented to the South-Mercy will have its full power and effect, and the Spirit of the Messiah will accomplish this Divine Action with, in and through us, becoming manifest, embodied, as us.

This way corresponds with a Union of Grace.

This way assumes the practices of drawing out the good, the cultivation of joy, and the interpretation of all in hope, in mercy, as have been taught.

This way, of course, is very simple: It is abiding in the Threefold Sanctuary, and seeking to be the Holy Sanctuary to all your relations; hence, being “mothers” to all!

In closing I may share that this invocation is at one and the same time a banishing; Mercy and Judgment are unified in it – such is the very Nature and Action of the Supernal Light!

May the Holy Shekinah of Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai be manifest in full glory and power among us, and may the Holy Light of Seth Gadol shine upon all living spirits and souls. Amen.

God bless you!
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Archangels of these Directions

#8 Postby Elder Gideon » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:30 pm

Shalom Beloved Tau:

The Sacred Tau faces South, which is to say they have received the full influx of Supernal Light, or the “Fiery Intelligence,” and so embody Supernal Habad; and likewise, they are oriented to Atzilut and the World-That-Is-Coming. Thus, Michael goes before the Sacred Tau, Gavriel behind the Sacred Tau, Oriel to their right and Rafael to their left; Mercy goes before them, Judgment is their “backside,” Light-Transmission is the manifestation of their Mercy and healing is the manifestation of their Judgment, “All in Mercy” (Kol Hesed).


In light of all that is being shared, quite new to my hearing, I would ask what new insights these directions yield in correspondance with the Archangels of this beautiful new pattern?

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Supernal Angels of the Messiah

#9 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:42 am

Greetings and blessings in the light of the Messiah!

First it must be said that there remain many different ways of invoking the sacred circle in our lineage, including the traditional invocation that begins in the east and goes round the circle following the invocation of the Elemental Powers according to their natural order. Likewise, the attributes of the directions remain the same in other forms of invoking the sacred circle, including the traditional attributes of the archangels. As the central way of the Great Convocation of Divine Powers, though, this invocation of the sacred circle joined with hitbodedut through the Great Tree replaces the practice of the Four Base Rituals, or rather the three mentioned above. In the wonderworking art, and in many spiritual works, the traditional invocation of the sacred circle remains useful and needed, but for the generation of the Body of Light through a daily invocation of all Divine Powers and the play of Light Transmission this becomes the main practice we will teach and encourage Gnostic initiates to take up.

In general, most invocations of the sacred circle are oriented to This World, or rather the directions as they appear in our experience on this earth according to the natural order of generation. This invocation of the sacred circle, however, is oriented to Atzilut, the Supernal Universe; hence, it is oriented to the World-To-Come, or the appearance of the Lamb and New Jerusalem. In other words, this invocation corresponds with the Habad of the Risen Messiah, or Seth Gadol, and the Order of Regeneration (Resurrection).

On one hand there is there is knowledge and understanding of the archangels in creation, or at the level of Beriyah, and their celestial and spiritual reality; on the other hand, there is knowledge and understanding of the archangels in the Risen Messiah, or at the level of Atzilut, and their Supernal and Primordial Reality. There is, in truth, no contradiction between these two “realities” of the archangels, and both of these dimensions of their emanation and manifestation occur at one and the same time; but as they are in creation, or Beriyah, is who and what they are in themselves, while as they are in the Supernal Universe, or Atzilut, is who and what they are in the Messiah and El Elyon. This is true of our soul, and of the soul of all creatures, all sentient beings, there is who and what they are in creation, in themselves, and who and what they are in God, the True Light.

When the Risen Messiah appeared in This World, on earth and in the heavens, the Supernal Light and Truth of the angels and souls was revealed, actualized and realized in Hayyah Yeshua; thus, the Supernal and Primordial Reality of the archangels and orders of angels is revealed in the resurrection and, in effect, the archangels and angels in the Risen Messiah are also uplifted with all souls that cleave to Yeshua Messiah, acquiring greater knowledge and power, and glory, their Supernal Essence being realized in Adonai Messiah. As we know, in the Risen Messiah a new creation comes into being according to the Order of Regeneration, and therefore a new heaven and new earth, and new humanity, come into being; the creation, generation, of a new heaven corresponds with this greater revelation and realization of the archangels and angels in the Risen Messiah, for the archangels and angels compose the heavens.

In the play of Mercy and Judgment in Compassion, the archangels and angels continue to manifest in their celestial and spiritual reality for the sake of living spirits and souls that are, as yet, not in the Messiah; but to living spirits and souls that are in the Messiah, and so in the new heaven and new earth, the archangels and angels also manifest in their Supernal Glory and Power, their glory and power as they are in the Risen Messiah and Atzilut, the World of Sefirot.

On one hand, the angels continue to conceal their greater glory and power in order to reach out to souls at lower gradations, but on the other hand, they revealed their greater glory and power to souls of higher gradations, or to souls that have received the Spirit of the Messiah and become realized in the Messiah, more or less.

As you might imagine, in the Second Coming of Christ in Glory, with the greater outpouring of the Christ-Spirit, the Supernal Light, there is also an emanation and manifestation of archangels and angels in even greater knowledge, power and glory than the First Coming, for as the Holy Scriptures teaches us, Christ comes in full power and glory with all of “his saints and angels,” or tzaddikim and maggidim; hence, all souls and angels whose images appear in the Threefold Body of the Risen Messiah, the Great Resurrection and Ascension.

Thus, in this invocation of the sacred circle, corresponding with Malkut of Atzilut, as we are invoking a greater influx of Supernal Light, so also are we invoking an emanation and manifestation of the archangels and angels in Supernal Glory and Power, their glory and power in Seth Gadol, or the Risen Messiah.

There is a secret mystery to be spoken concerning the invocation of archangels and angels in this invocation of the sacred circle. If we were to be present with a Sacred Tau, or Gnostic Apostle, in the Continuum, and they performed this invocation, and our interior senses opened so that we were able to perceive the Divine Action in the visionary dimension, as much as surrounding them, the Pleroma of Light, and all of the living ones and angels would be within this Body of Light, or Body of Glory, and the nature of their invocations would be emanations; the Supernal Radiance and the archangels and angels would emanate, or emerge, from within them.

This reflects the reality of the soul or consciousness in Supernal Malkut, for in the experience of Supernal Realization, one’s soul, one’s consciousness, is within all that appears, and all that appears is within one’s soul or consciousness; apparent inner space and outer space are realized inseparable from one another, as a non-dual reality, and therefore, the radiant energy-intelligence and all that appears without, is also within. Such is the nature of the Supernal Body of Light, it is inseparable from the Pleroma of Light, of the Threefold Body of the Risen Messiah.

In Gnostic Scriptures, such as the Pistis Sophia, this truth and reality of the Threefold Body is revealed, for we are told that the Human One of Light, the Christ or Messiah, not only emanates and appears as a human being, Yeshua, or “Jesus,” but that the Messiah also emanates as archangels and orders of angels; hence, that archangels and angels emanate from “his” Body of Light. Likewise, we are also taught that the Names of God appear in “his” Light Body; and in Revelation, the Book of the Apocalypse, we are taught that the Names of God also appear in the light bodies of the saints, the tzaddikim, in the Messiah, the Name of the Son and the Father being “written on their foreheads.”

This reflects and expresses the essential truth of the Second Coming of Christ in Glory; hence, that the Second Appearance of Christ is in us, and as us; we being the “Glory” of Christ in the Second Coming.

Here we must say that just as the Gospel of the First Coming supersedes the revelations of God in the Old Testament, so the Gospel of the Second Coming supersedes the Gospel of the First Coming; but just as the Torah is the right foundation of the Gospel of Christ in the First Coming, so is that Gospel the foundation for the Gospel of the Second Coming. Thus, as radical and shocking as the Gospel of Christ was to many good people among the Jewish faithful in the past, so is the Gospel of Christ in the Second Coming radical and shocking to many good people among the Christian faithful in the present. Yet, as St. John writes in his letter: “We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life…” (John 1:1).

While there may have been Gnostics among the original followers of the Way, and it might be said that we are in the midst of a “Gnostic revival” I’d propose that today there is not a revival, or restoration, but rather there is a Gnostic revelation and realization, a greater progression and evolution of the gnosis of Christ, and as Christians were to the Jewish faithful, so in the Second Coming Gnostics are to the Christian faithful – there is a greater spiritual movement underway. As with the First Coming, the Second Coming is a restoration of a spirituality of direct experience and knowledge of God, and a progress in the revelation and realization of the Divine, one that leaves the ignorance, blindness, of religion behind to live in the Spirit of God, and to worship God in spirit and truth as known in the Christ, the Messiah.

Thus, what we are saying, what we are doing, in this invocation of the sacred circle is the proclamation of the greater Truth of Christ, an energetic preaching of the Gospel of the Second Coming, embodying the true Christ-Spirit, the Supernal Light, in the flesh, and letting that Holy Light and Spirit shine from within us and communicate itself to all living spirits and souls that desire to receive their salvation, their enlightenment and liberation in Christ.

As we take this invocation up, so we invoke archangels and angels to engage in this Great Work with us, and just as we embody the Supernal Light, more or less, so also we embody something of the Supernal Knowledge, Power and Glory of archangels and angels in the Risen Messiah; hence, we become conscious agents and vehicles of all the Divine Powers in the Messiah.

Now, in this invocation of the sacred circle in the Body of Light we appear as the Risen Messiah, and the Supernal Kingdom is within and all around us; and rather than the directions as they are in the natural order of generation, or in This World, the directions are manifest as they are in Atzilut, the World of the Holy Sefirot, which corresponds with the Body of the Risen Messiah. Thus, the Six Directions are the Six Sefirot in Atzilut: Hesed and Gevurah (south-north), Tiferet and Yesod (east-west) and Netzach and Hod (above-below), Malkut being the entirety and unity of these manifest together, inseparable from one another. As we form this Holy Vessel or Vehicle, so there is an influx of the Light, the Force, of the Supernals, or Habad of Atzilut; this “stirring below creating a stirring above.”

The “invocation of the archangels” joined with this invocation of Ha-Shem, or the Sacred Circle, is the raying out, or the “extension” of this Holy Light of the True Cross into Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, or into all directions of endless space, and into all realms, worlds and universes of the matrix of creation; hence, the archangels are literally emanations of this Supernal Light from the Body of Glory, just as the Light Transmission that takes place on earth is the radiance of this Supernal Light from the Body of Manifestation, which “anchors,” as it were, the Holy Light in This World.

If we contemplate the supernal reality of the archangels, they corresponds with the spiritual power of the primordial elements of consciousness or the soul arising in their innate purity, for such is the arising of the soul in Atzilut, and likewise, they are powers of the Living Word and Wisdom of God in the Risen Messiah, or Sacred Tau. All of the attributes, or knowledge and power, with which we are familiar are in these archangels, but their knowledge and power is joined with the Habad of Atzilut, and they hold the knowledge and power of the Sefirot of Atzilut with which they correspond.

Now in this sacred circle, south and east remain fire and air, but north and west shift becoming water and earth, respectively; thus Michael is Supernal Fire (Shin), Gavriel is Supernal Water (Mem), Rafael is Supernal Air (Alef) and Oriel is Supernal Earth (Tau). In the Gospel of St. Mark there is a threefold baptism of water, fire and the Spirit, and if a soul is reborn from above, and yet more is thrice born, receiving the full Supernal Influx and Supernal Habad (conscious union), the Light of the True Cross is embodied in them, and so they become the Sacred Tau, the “Holy Cross.” They, in turn, are empowered to baptize with water, fire and the Spirit, and to release and retain sin, and are a conscious agent and vehicle of the Shekinah of the Messiah, the Supernal Light Transmission.

Michael corresponds with the baptism of fire, the anointing with Supernal Light, and the power to release sin, and Gavriel corresponds with the power to baptize with living water, and the power to retain sin, and Rafael corresponds with the power to baptize with the Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim), which is the power to raise from death to life, the full awakening of souls, their ultimate healing. Oriel corresponds with the entire spectrum of Light Transmission, with and the embodiment of the Holy Light and Spirit through which there is the communication of the Christ-Spirit Mystic Word, Radiant Holy Breath and Laying On Of Hands.

Michael and Gavriel as Supernal Mercy and Supernal Judgment also correspond with the capacity of the Sacred Tau, or Holy Tzaddik, to generate the Body of Glory in countless emanations at various gradations within inner dimensions, and correspond with their capacity to generate countless emanations of the Body of Manifestation, the ongoing incarnation of the Spirit of Messiah, and, as such, Michael and Gavriel correspond to the play of measured blessings and empowerments in the wisdom of skillful means. Rafael and Oriel correspond with all of the Divine Actions of the Sacred Tau, and with their interior and exterior Presence and Power in the Messiah; hence, Rafael corresponds with the concealed Presence of the Sacred Tau and Oriel with their revealed Presence, or how they appear in the Supernal Universe and in God, the True Light, versus how they revealed themselves in Light Transmission, the Great Gesture.

In this sacred circle Metatron, or Torahkiel Yahweh, corresponds with Da’at and Netzach, while Sandalfon, or Torahkiel Elohim, corresponds with Malkut and Hod; thus, Metatron corresponds with the Habad of the Messiah in the Sacred Tau, and Sandalfon with the Shekinah of Messiah that is within and surrounding the Sacred Tau.

Understanding this, Hua, or Torahkiel Shaddai (Torahkiel Yeshua), is the Sacred Unity of all Divine Powers in the Sacred Tau, which is itself a Divine Power, the Living Presence in full array.

In terms of the Holy Partzufim, there is the image of the Woman of Light and her Holy Child, the Sun of God, Sun of Heaven, and all of the images of the Supernal Archangels and Angels, along with all of the Living Ones (Tzaddikim), are within the Woman of Light and Human One of Light, her Holy Child; hence, within the Risen Messiah and the End-Of-Days.

Understanding this, just as this invocation of the sacred circle can be joined with hitbodedut through the Great Tree, so also it can be joined to the practice of union with the Woman of Light, for it is the manifestation of the Light-presence and Light-power that is in her.

As we know and understand, in the Risen Messiah there is a new creation established in the Order of Regeneration, and we may say that the six archangels of the sacred circle correspond with the Six Supernal Days of Emanation, Hua corresponding with the Seventh Day of Emanation, the Eternal Shabbat. Thus, contemplating the Six Days of Creation as “Supernal Days” in the Messiah deeper insights into the knowledge and power of these archangels in the Supernal Universe may be acquired.

There is something more to be said concerning Oriel (or Uriel) and Yesod of Atzilut corresponding with “Supernal Earth.” On one hand, as we know and understand, this conscious evolution in the Risen Messiah is an ascension of the soul through embodiment, the fruition of which is transcendence of the necessity of physicality or material incarnation, and likewise, in the end-of-days if the world passes into destruction, the resurrection and ascension is not the transformation of the physical, but is its translation into the spiritual and supernal. On the other hand, though, the Supernal Light has the power to transform all, even the substance of matter itself, and if and when there is a sufficient matrix of souls that embody the Supernal Light in full and bring about the transformation of the matter composing their physical bodies, then it is possible for an entire world to undergo this Great Transformation. Oriel and Yesod of Atzilut as the “Supernal Earth” corresponds to these two possibilities in the end-of-days.

As we have said above, taking up this invocation of the sacred circle we generate the body of light in the image and likeness of Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah, whether as envisioned in the form taught in the tradition, or envision as revealed to us through the Holy Spirit. Thus, calling on Ha-Shem and then invoking the archangels, we envision them emanating from our body of light in the image and likeness of the Risen Messiah; taking the Goal as the Path, we invoke as the Sacred Tau.

In this we may understand the secret of the greater spiritual empowerment for this practice. The spiritual empowerment is received through a revelation by the Holy Spirit of the image and likeness of the Risen Messiah, or through an experience of visitation by the Risen Messiah, and through an experience of sacred ceremony with the Sacred Tau in the continuum; or an inner experience of Light Transmission. If in any way we feel that we are lacking the greater spiritual empowerment, as St. James teaches us, let us pray for the wisdom, understanding and knowledge of the Messiah from El Elyon, in the fullness of faith, never doubting, and let us wait upon the Holy Spirit with hope and with love, abiding in the presence of Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai.

This practice itself is a prayer and invocation of the revelation of Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah, and it is a revelation of mysteries of the Risen Messiah in the Supernal Universe. Thus, holding the conscious intention of opening to this revelation in full faith and devotion, engaging this invocation with full kavvanah and devekut, and actively waiting upon the Spirit of the Messiah, so the revelation will transpire through direct experience, the greater spiritual empowerment being given and received.

There is something that must be said concerning the Gospel of the Second Coming. This Holy Gospel is the direct experience of the Anointing, the Spirit of the Messiah, and the revelation of the Truth of the Risen Messiah through direct spiritual and mystical experience. Thus, when we come to faith in the Second Coming of Christ in Glory, so we will actively pray, asking for gnosis from the Holy Spirit, and always we will hope and strive for greater and greater revelations of the Risen Messiah, the Gospel of the Second Coming, and so labor for progression in the Gospel, a conscious evolution and expansion into the Messiah, the Christ.

In this regard, as Gnostics, whatever teachings or practices we receive we will pray and co-labor with the Holy Spirit for direct experience, direct revelation, seeking true and full gnosis of the Messiah, the Christ, laboring and hoping always for the fullest possible embodiment of the Christ-Spirit, the Holy Light; hence, always laboring for “a better resurrection,” as St. Paul encourages us to do. In this you may understand that whether or not our call and mission is that of a Gnostic Apostle in the Community of the Elect, nevertheless we all labor to be and become a Holy Apostle of the Risen Messiah, seeking our full ordination from the Messiah and El Elyon.

Here we may say, taking the Goal as the Path, and having No Goal but the Path, this is the ceremony of our ordination, and the ordination of others with us; an ongoing prayer for greater influxes of the Supernal Light and the Continuum of Light Transmission in This World.

Our is a Union of Grace in Christ, and as such the most essential keys are passionate faith and devotion, coupled with self-purification, self-negation, the transparency through which this Holy Light shines brightly and in full spectrum. If and when there is full faith and devotion, and complete surrender, the Christ-Spirit, Divine Grace, will take up this Divine Action with, in and through us, and so accomplish this Great Work in us. This is the promise made to us by Christ and God, the True Light – our “salvation,” our enlightenment and liberation, is assured!

O Kodesh Achad, Holy One, we pray, let Seth Gadol be revealed among us in full, and empower us to stand among the Living Ones, the Tzaddikim, giving Life and Light. Amen.

Peace be with you!
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Mutual Evolution

#10 Postby Elder Gideon » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:09 pm

Shalom Tau Malachi:

On one hand there is there is knowledge and understanding of the archangels in creation, or at the level of Beriyah, and their celestial and spiritual reality; on the other hand, there is knowledge and understanding of the archangels in the Risen Messiah, or at the level of Atzilut, and their Supernal and Primordial Reality. There is, in truth, no contradiction between these two “realities” of the archangels, and both of these dimensions of their emanation and manifestation occur at one and the same time; but as they are in creation, or Beriyah, is who and what they are in themselves, while as they are in the Supernal Universe, or Atzilut, is who and what they are in the Messiah and El Elyon. This is true of our soul, and of the soul of all creatures, all sentient beings, there is who and what they are in creation, in themselves, and who and what they are in God, the True Light.


It will take some time to absorb and integrate what you've shared here. I'm hearing mysteries of Malkut of Atzilut I never could have imagined which are new in our generation. I praise Her for revealing the beginning of something entirely wonderful into which we may enter with open, trusting hearts.

You spoke a powerful key to us in assembly recently regarding the reality verses the experience of Atzilut to Beriyah. The reality is Atzilut between every thought, is the gathering of our elements into pure Spirit Space every night in dreamless sleep, and is the Presence of Awareness remembering all as the radiance of our mind even in the afterlife above. The experience, however, is not Atzilut, but Beriyah. For most of us, thoughts arise throughout our day in duality of self and other, inside and outside; dreams at night are driven by fear, desire, and self-cherishing; the afterlife below is when most 'come to', having forgotten they've died. While Atzilut is the reality, Beriyah is our experience.

Here, for the first time in my hearing, the maggidim exist in Atzilut and Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah. I cannot speculate of their awareness of Atzilut prior to the First Coming, but your discussion above of the Second Coming is suggesting that as Yeshua united who we are as we are in ourselves (Beriyah, Yetzirah, Asiyah) with who we are as we are in El Elyon (Atzilut) so all powers, even Archangels, were united with who they are in the worlds of perud with who they are in the world of yehud.

This simple, simple distinction makes all-important the teachings I've for years taken for granted, such as the Perfect Master saying,

"Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father," (John 14: 11-12)

and

Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.’ (John 3:3)

This being born from above, according to your most beautiful attributes to the Archangels of the three baptisms, is the full and complete influx of who we are as we are in El Elyon. Your response has raised the bar very high of such teachings of the Master, in respect of who we are as we are in El Elyon. For this, I'm very gratefully humbled.

In spiritual self-worth, I'd like to learn more about this gap in our experience in Beriyah, Yetzirah, and Asiyah, from the reality in Atzilut. If we, with the maggidim, have one existence in such distinct experiences as perud and yehud simultaneously, then this reconciliation through Yeshua in the First Coming is clearly ongoing through us in the Second Coming. What is new of the new heaven and new earth now sounds like what is revealed of all beings present as they are in God. How is it that the Human One had to become incarnate, crucified, and recognized resurrected, to effect this newness, this reconciliation of all beings, spiritual and material, with who they are as they are in God?

Be praised, El Elyon, for your New Ones, whom you have made a little lower than elohim/maggidim, and crowned with glory and honor.

Gratefully,

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Regeneration of Creation in the Messiah

#11 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:39 pm

Grace and peace to you in Hayyah Yeshua!

The nature of the Realm of Yichud is the realm of being, and it is the eternal realm, while the nature of the Realm of Perud is the realm of becoming, the matrix of creation, or space-time. Thus, where Atzilut and Beriyah overlap on the Great Tree of Life is the intersection of being and becoming, or timeless-eternity and time-eternity, which is very mysterious from the perspective of our mental consciousness. All in a mystery, though, being and becoming are inseparable from one another, and so also the eternal realm and space-time, and through the process of becoming, creation, space-time, the Divine Potential of the eternal realm, the Primordial and Supernal Universe, is actualized and realized, embodied. On one hand this actualization and realization of the infinite Divine Potential transpires through an evolution from within creation, the Spirit of God orchestrating the development and evolution of life into ever higher, more self-aware and intelligence forms of life. On the other hand, joined with this, there is an ongoing process of Divine Revelation, influxes, as it were, of the Holy Light and Spirit from above, beyond, the matrix of creation. Through this twofold action there is a greater and greater realization of the Divine Potential, and in that the Divine is Infinite and Eternal (Ain Sof), there is no end to this evolution and realization in the Divine, and of the Divine.

In some mysterious way the Divine, Elohim, also evolves through the process of creation; but then there is the aspect of the Divine that does not evolve, Yahweh, “That Which Was, Is and forever Shall Be.” In this we have a deep contemplation of the Name of God, Yahweh Elohim, especially when we recall that as human beings we are created in the image and likeness of Elohim, and that we receive our Hayyah Nefesh, living soul, from Yahweh Elohim.

If we wish to add to this contemplation, on one level El-Elohim corresponds with the Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim) driving the evolution of life in creation, and Yah-Yahweh corresponds with the matching process of the revelation of the Divine. As we know and understand, these two Divine Actions are inseparable from one another, and are completely interconnected, completely interwoven.

At the very heart of this play of creative evolution and the revelation of the Divine is the Human One, and the generation of the Human One (Adam, Seth). As we know, in humankind there are, in effect, three “races” corresponding with Cain, Abel and Seth, the material, bestial humankind, the psychic, faithful humankind, and the spiritual elect, or “true humanity.” According to Jewish Midrashim, Cain and Abel are conceived through improper unions of Adam and Havvah, and so do not represent the true generations of the Human One (Adam), but Seth is conceived in a luminous embrace of Adam and Havvah in the fullness of love, and in that embrace below they invoke the union of Yahweh and Elohim above, and there is an influx of a greater Fiery Intelligence into Seth; thus, he is the image and likeness of Adam ha-Rishon, the true generations of the Human One emerging from him. This opens the way for the coming of the Messiah, for it is the generations of Seth, true humanity, that are able to receive the Spirit of the Messiah and embody it in full (Shin-Tau, Sacred Tau).

In the Gospel of St. Philip, as we know, Christ first comes to gather his own, those souls of the race of Seth, the spiritual elect, and he comes to ransom some, souls of the race of Abel, faithful humankind, and he comes to purchase some, souls of the race of Cain, material or bestial humankind; “his own,” however, are those destined to be and become as he is, the Christ, and those ransomed and purchased are uplifted to become Christ-like, and to eventually be joined with “his own,” the race of Seth, or true generations of Adam, the Human One.

Of course, in speaking about the three races we are speaking about three principle stages or gradations in the development and evolution of souls within the human life-wave, whether in this world or other world-systems, and as we know, there are many gradations of evolution within these three, each of the three having three grades within them, and all manner of grades within these. In order for the Divine Incarnation of Christ to transpire in a world, however, the race of Seth, or the spiritual humanity, must come into being, for it is through the Community of Spiritual Elect that the Soul of the Messiah is embodied, and the Spirit of the Messiah is received, in any world-system.

This is also true from one generation to another, and from one age to another; the ongoing reception of the Christ-Spirit and revelation of the Divine transpires through the spiritual humanity of that generation and time, and through the spiritual elect the Holy Light and Spirit rays out to faithful and bestial humankind, and many are uplifted and redeemed in this way.

Here we may say, just as a great matrix of souls from the race of Seth, or spiritual humanity, received the Spirit of the Messiah in the First Coming, so now a greater matrix of souls from the race of Seth, or spiritual humanity, is receiving the greater Supernal Influx, the greater outpouring of the Spirit of the Messiah.

Here we may speak an open secret. If and when a spiritual human receives the full influx of the Supernal Light, the Christ-Spirit, and embodies the Christ-Spirit in full, that individual no longer a spiritual human being, but they are a Christed being; hence, Supernal Humanity. This is the new humanity in the Risen Christ, a supernal and divine humanity, which can be rightly called “more than human.”

Now, until the Messiah appears in a world, and in the heavens that are associated with it, the play of creative evolution and the revelation of the Divine transpires through spiritual, astral and material light, and the peak spiritual realization is that of the spiritual dimensions and mental consciousness; hence various gradations of higher mental consciousness reaching into gradations of cosmic consciousness and the overmind. In this peak of spiritual realization there are intimate gradations of nearness to the Divine, but even at the inmost gradation of nearness a subtle and sublime separation or dualism remains, and therefore the bondage of souls to the ignorance, and to the law and gilgulim remains. Thus, correspondingly, until the Messiah comes, and there is an influx and revelation of the Supernal Light and its Primordial Essence (Clear Light Essence), the manifestation of archangels and angels in a world, and in the heavens associated with it, is spiritual and astral, not supernal, for the Supernal Realization, the incarnation and revelation of the Messiah, has not transpired. When the Messiah, the Supernal Human Being, appears in a world, and in the heavens associated with it, however, and that Supernal Light is “brought down,” embodied, along with the transformation of humanity receiving the Supernal Light, the Spirit of Messiah, so are the world and the heavens associated with it transformed; with a new humanity there is a new heaven and new earth, a new embodiment of higher, expanded consciousness and greater intelligence, and therefore a greater peak realization, supernal and divine.

All who are able to receive the Supernal Light, the Spirit of the Messiah, are transformed and uplifted, on earth and in the heavens, among human beings and among angels, and this reception of the Supernal Light is, indeed, the revelation, the recognition and realization, of who and what spirits and souls are in the Light Continuum (eternal realm) and God, the True Light.

Who and what we are, and all sentient beings are, in the Light Continuum and the Holy One is made manifest and revealed in Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah. The stories in The Pistis Sophia of the greater revelation, and the teaching of the inner and secret Gospel, on the “Mount of Olives” expresses this truth, and we continue to experience this revelation through the ongoing play of Light Transmission with Gnostic Apostles and their assemblies; “Mount of Olives” being a codeword, as it were, for this Light Transmission.

If and when we experience inner gradations of Light Transmission, and the interior Light-presence and Light-power of a Holy Tzaddik, or Gnostic Apostle, is revealed, are we not beholding who and what we all are in the Light Continuum and God? And in such a moment, isn’t our soul elevated, and have we not become something of that Living Presence and Power in order to see and hear, and so recognize and know it? Indeed, we are experiencing something of Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah, in such moments, as surely as we do in mystical experiences arising through our continuum of prayers and meditation, and our ongoing communion with the Messiah and El Elyon!

As we learn in the Gnostic gospel, Pistis Sophia, this ongoing revelation, or Light Transmission, occurs on earth and in the heavens, and in all manner of in-betweens, and therefore, it occurs among archangels and angels of creation, archons and their angels, arch demons and demons, luminous and dark spirits, and so on; this Light of the True Cross (Shin-Tau) extends into all realms associated with this world, or any world-system in which it is realized and embodied.

If and when influxes of the Supernal Light are invoked and received in this world, on earth, so the influxes of the Supernal Light are also made to shine in the heavens, and within various realities in-between, for all of these dimensions of existence, consciousness, are interdependent and interconnected, and all occupy the same space at the same time.

The distinction between angels and human beings, or maggidim and tzaddikim, is this: A true human being, a righteous one (tzaddik), incarnate in the material dimension, the physical world, can invoke and embody the Supernal Light, the Christ-Spirit, on earth, and this Divine Action, as it were, creates a circuit through which this Divine Power flows, reaching all; apart from the physical, the embodiment, the circuit is incomplete, and the greater potential of this Divine Presence and Power is not actualized and realized, but remains in potential, unrealized. It is on account of this, that although human beings are created a “little lower” than the angels of creation, with the coming of Christ they are uplifted and exalted beyond the angels of creation, evolving to be something more than the angels; hence, evolving into supernal divine beings. Through this ascension and enlightenment of human souls, however, so are the angels uplift and exalted, and they are also drawn up in the Great Ascension, and so they are manifest in greater knowledge, glory and power in the Messiah, the Christ.

As perhaps you might imagine, understanding sentient existence to include lesser and greater divinities, and all manner of spiritual beings-forces that are unenlightened and bound up in the ignorance (demiurge, or the “Other Side”), there are many spiritual entities that are envious and jealous of this power in human beings, and therefore seek to steal or control this power, wishing to dominate and bind human souls to themselves, and there are those whose envy and jealousy becomes rage and hatred, who seek to oppose the Kingdom of God, prevent its manifestation on earth and in the heavens, and so seek the complete perversion and destruction of humanity, and specifically the race of Seth, spiritual humanity. As much as a ministry and outreach to the various races of humankind and angels of God, so there is a spiritual labor in the Risen Christ for the enlightenment and liberation of these spiritual beings-forces as well, and in the ascension of the Human One so are many of these archonic and demonic forces delivered and redeemed, drawn up in the Great Resurrection and Ascension. Thus, there is a play in the Light Transmission of the pacification, enrichment, subjugation and transformation of archonic and demonic forces, or klippotic forces, though those that are unwilling to receive the Gospel, the Holy Light, and unwilling to the ascension, will pass into destruction in the End-Of-Days.

As we know and understand, souls of human beings are very interconnected and intertwined with spiritual forces, divine, archonic and demonic, and as such, in the harvest of souls, as much as a labor for the deliverance and redemption of human souls, so there must be a labor for the enlightenment and liberation of the spiritual beings-forces that form the great matrix of creation, and as much as on earth, in the material dimension, there must be a spiritual labor of Light Transmission, or “preaching the Gospel,” in the astral and spiritual dimensions, and the realms and worlds that appear in them. In a manner of speaking, very often there must first be a conversion of spiritual beings-forces connected with a soul before the soul can receive the Gospel, and likewise, as a souls receive the Gospel, so spiritual beings-forces connected with the soul are influenced and uplifted. Thus, we may understand that our earthly ministry and our ministry in inner, metaphysical dimensions, is completely interwoven, inseparable from one another.

In this we may recall what St. Paul teaches us in his Letter to the Ephesians:

“For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers [archons], against authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness [ignorance], against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places”
(6:12).

The very nature of human souls, unenlightened or enlightened, is that they are conduits, channels, or vehicles of spiritual forces, whether divine, archonic or demonic, and are able to merge with and manifest all manner of spiritual beings-forces. As we are taught in Genesis, we are created, formed and made in the image and likeness of Elohim, and our soul is an emanation, “breath,” of Yahweh Elohim, and so we are created to embody Ruach Elohim, the Spirit of the Messiah, and this is God’s will for us, our divine destiny. In the unenlightened condition, however, most souls in mass humankind become unconscious conduits of archonic and demonic forces; hence, the present darkness that rules the world and unenlightened human societies.

Understanding this, the greater Divine Action of the Risen Christ is in the “heavens” and among the spiritual forces that form the great matrix of creation, and so it is with Gnostic Apostles. The greater power of this Divine Action, however, becomes manifest when the Christ-Spirit and true kingdom of heaven is embodied in this world, on earth, for then the circuit, the channel-way, is formed for the full outpouring of Supernal Grace, Supernal Mercy.

This, of course, is the very intention of this invocation of the sacred circle, corresponding with Malkut of Atzilut.

As, no doubt, you can recognize, given the present darkness, ignorance, that rules this world, and understanding that much of humankind, as yet, remains an unconscious vehicle of archonic and demonic forces, there is a great need for the labor of spiritual humanity opening to the Supernal Light, the Christ-Spirit, and embodying that Holy Light and Spirit in this generation, in these times, as in every generation and age. The times in which we are living, however, are very critical to the future of humankind on earth, and we are in the midst of a Kali Olam (Hebrew for Dark Age), and as such there is a special need for an active invocation and integration of the Supernal Light, the true Christ-Spirit.

This was very clear in the cycles of visions that arose with my soul’s dance in between life and death two years ago, and in significant points of transition in that dance, when the soul that is in me was free to pass away from this life and body. Aware of how critical this period in human history is, and how essential the “anchoring” of the Supernal Light, Christ-Spirit, is at this time, here and now, the soul that is in me could not bring itself to pass into a new incarnation, or to depart this world for another, or pass beyond, but rather the love that is in Christ compelled a return to this body, this life, this world, at this time, so long as it serves Christ and is pleasing to the Mother.

I imagine in this experience that God blessed me with I have come to a deeper understanding of the saying of St. Paul, “For me to die is gain, but to live is Christ.”

I share this because it is from this dance with the Holy Shekinah beyond the body that many new teachings and revelations of the Christian Kabbalah, or Gospel of the Second Coming, are emerging from, along with teachings on this reveal invocation of the sacred circle and a most essential manifestation of the Way for our generation, and the generation to come. More than this, though, I share this to say how very important receiving, holding and embodying the Christ-Spirit is in community, in the Living Body of Christ, at this time; hence, wearing the Body of Vision of the Risen Christ.

What each of us does in this co-labor with the Christ-Spirit matters, and it will make a great difference now, and into the future. Believe this!

Our Father, our Mother, Yahweh Elohim, we pray, the harvest is plentiful, please send many laborers into the fields that we might gather in as many living spirits and souls as possible, and so bless and glorify You (Atoh). Amen.


Peace be with you, and God bless you!
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Our Labor

#12 Postby sheryl » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:19 pm

Shalom Dear Tau,

Greetings in the delight of Asherah!

What gifts This World is receiving through these new revelations! My gratitude to Mother and for the one who chose to remain among us.

As you spoke of the labor of the race of Seth and how it began with the luminous embrace of Adam and Havvah, the labor of the many souls incarnating afterwards, which our study of Torah reveals, came to mind. The labor that is before us this day came to mind as well. As they labored to bring about the incarnation of the Messiah, we in this day labor to bring about Supernal Humanity.

You spoke of a new humanity that came into being with the birth of Seth, and I am wondering if this is the same mystery that is reflected in the teachings of the fruit of a luminous joining between two Supernal Humans?

Much gratitude for the empowerment for this new invocation of the Sacred Circle. In the initial practicing it came to mind that though you have laid out the general practice for us, this is something that arises for each us uniquely, but today I feel to ask a specific question. Perhaps other novices will have the same question.

In previous instructions on generating a Sacred Circle with correspondences to the Holy Sefirot, there are often chants given, in accordance with the kavvanah of each direction. I would be grateful to hear if there are specific chants that correspond with the kavvanah of this new invocation.

Praise to Mother for these empowerments!

May our kavvanah and devekut be strengthened and may many laborers be raised up to join in this Great Work.

With gratitude,

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Order of Regeneration...going beyond

#13 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:44 am

Greetings and blessings in the light of the Messiah!

The chant in the directions is the single intonement of the corresponding Name of God, El to the south, Elohim to the north, Yah to the east, Yahweh to the west, Yah-El to the height and Yahweh Elohim to the depth; with the final Name of God, though, it is chanted, intoned, three times, and with the third intonement Yahweh Elohim is joined with Shaddai, and so Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai is intoned. This is the essential invocation, and then, as inspired, the archangels are invoked, their respective names being intoned.

In this invocation of sacred circle, Michael is before us, Gavriel behind us, Rafael to our left, Oriel to our right, Metatron above, Sandalfon below and Hua is the radiant image of the Body of Light generated as Hayyah Yeshua, or Great Seth. In this invocation, as has been shared, instead of envisioned as magically appearing before us as though invoked from outside of us, the archangels are envisioned as emanating from within the Body of Light, akin to certain experience of Light Transmission within the Continuum.

If, on occasion, we were inclined to a prolonged chant when the invocation is complete the chant of the Blessed Name of Yeshua, Ya-Ha-Sha-Va-Ha could be taken up; or, alternatively, the chant of the Name of the Shekinah of Messiah, Asherah, Ah-Sha-Ra-Ha. This, though, would be an addition to the revealed invocation, extending the practice. If we were to do this, the conscious intention, or point of kavvanah, would be the raying out of the Holy Light in the world, or the greater outpouring of the Fiery Intelligence upon all flesh.

Likewise, if we were inclined to do so, on occasion we might take up the Woman of Light chant, Isha Ha-Elyona, Imma Israel, at the very outset, and the invocation of the sacred circle would represent the appearance of her Holy Child, and performing the invocation we would abide in union with her Holy Child, the Risen Messiah.

These additions correspond with the nature of the revelation in which this invocation was seen and heard, or known, and so join with it very well, but the essential invocation is the Names of God, and the extension of the invocation is through the seven archangels.

There are many different ways that we can perform this invocation of sacred circle, in prayer, or in a full ceremonial way with movement and gestures joined with the intonements; rather than a single way, there is meant to be a multiplicity of ways, open to the flow and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Yet, ideally, when possible, we may be shown, and experience this invocation, in prayer, and in ceremony, with a Tau or Elder, and receive a special empowerment for the practice in this way; the greater empowerment, of course, being an experience of actual Light Transmission with a Tau or Elder, a lineage-holder moving in the Continuum.

In this practice there is in our heart the intention of the Great Gesture as though a Sun of Heaven; hence, the offering of our light and life for the deliverance and redemption of all.

There is also another intention, for as I’ve shared above, this is at one and the same time an invocation and banishing, and so we hold the intention of banishing false lights and the counterfeit spirit, from us, and from others. As we know and understand, along with influxes of the Perfect Light, the True Light, and the Holy Spirit, so there are many false lights, false prophets and false teachings, inspired by the counterfeit spirit, or spirit of the anti-Christ, and so we pray that the True Light and Holy Spirit might be discerned from false lights and the counterfeit spirit, we pray for the shattering of the four great klippot, and for the uplifting and reintegration of all sparks. This prayer is a conscious intention held within and behind the invocation, joined with the conscious intention of the influx of the Holy Light.

As we know and understand, klippot are distortions of the Holy Light and barriers to the full reception and integration of the Holy Light, and therefore, naturally, we intend the removal of distortions and overcoming of barriers as we invoke influxes of the Supernal Light.

There is something more to be said concerning the three races in the generations of Adam, the Human One, and the fourth race, the new humanity, supernal and divine, that comes into being with the Risen Messiah, or Seth Gadol. The generation of the three races corresponds with the natural order of generation, which remains in bondage to “original sin,” self-grasping in ignorance, but this fourth race, this new humanity, corresponds with the Order of Regeneration – the Risen Messiah and the Supernal Light Transmission. The children of this race, the new humanity, are not born according to blood and flesh, or the coupling of male and female on a physical level, but rather, they are born of the Christ-Spirit, the Supernal Light; hence, they are reborn from above, from heaven, and so they embody something of the kingdom of heaven on earth.

In this new humanity, regardless of the outward appearance of female and male, there is a union of female and male in the soul and in the Body of Light, the full image and likeness of Adam Ha-Rishon, and so of Yahweh Elohim, and the individual is self-generating, self-begetting, without an apparent partner, conceiving, gestating and birthing children of heaven and God through the Light Transmission.

Of those who are reborn from above in this way it is written:

“Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God, he [or she] remains a priest forever” (7:3).

This speaks of who and what we are in Christ and God, the True Light, and being “reborn from above” means the dawn of this awareness, the remembrance of who and what we are in Christ and God, and the embodiment of that Living Presence and Power.

The “Supernal Male,” this is the Messiah; the “Supernal Female,” this is the Shekinah of Messiah – this is within each Gnostic Apostle, and in each initiate in Christ, more or less.

Or we may speak of this same truth another way, Christ the Logos is the “Supernal Male,” Christ the Sophia is the “Supernal Female” – one Holy Christos, and this is within each Gnostic Apostle, and within each initiate in Christ, more or less.

This new humanity, of course, is not of this world, this earth, or the heavens associated with it, but they are of the new earth and new heaven in Christ, or the “Aeon of Perfect Light.”

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Keter in Malkut, Malkut in Keter

#14 Postby Elder Gideon » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:31 pm

Shabbat Shalom Tau Malachi:

There is a secret mystery to be spoken concerning the invocation of archangels and angels in this invocation of the sacred circle. If we were to be present with a Sacred Tau, or Gnostic Apostle, in the Continuum, and they performed this invocation, and our interior senses opened so that we were able to perceive the Divine Action in the visionary dimension, as much as surrounding them, the Pleroma of Light, and all of the living ones and angels would be within this Body of Light, or Body of Glory, and the nature of their invocations would be emanations; the Supernal Radiance and the archangels and angels would emanate, or emerge, from within them.

This reflects the reality of the soul or consciousness in Supernal Malkut, for in the experience of Supernal Realization, one’s soul, one’s consciousness, is within all that appears, and all that appears is within one’s soul or consciousness; apparent inner space and outer space are realized inseparable from one another, as a non-dual reality, and therefore, the radiant energy-intelligence and all that appears without, is also within. Such is the nature of the Supernal Body of Light, it is inseparable from the Pleroma of Light, of the Threefold Body of the Risen Messiah.


Recently exploring these directions on the spine of a mountain ridge under the Milky Way elicited new questions, the most beautiful of which came from Elder Sarah, who asked of the mystery of the linear and circular sefirot implied by this invocation. You wrote about this very recently, when you said, "This invocation of the sacred circle, [is] corresponding with Malkut of Atzilut." I'm feeling in this invocation a deeper and very detailed shift in the process of embodiment, which you also say is at the same time transcendence.

If we remembered the circular sefirot correctly, Keter is nearest to Ain Sof Or, encompassing all sefirot, making Malkut the center point. In the linear sefirot, this is reversed: Malkut encompasses all sefirot, making Keter its secret, center point. The Ari of Safed mediated the apparent contradiction of the circular and linear emanations, proposing they arose simultaneously.

The center of these directions is Malkut of Atzilut. Am I hearing that the one standing in and as this center is the embodiment of the influx of these directions? If this is the seventh direction, what does that now suggest in this True Cross of the Second Coming?

When we invoke in the Gnostic Wedding Feast, "You and your Name are one upon the face of the earth!" we were suddenly curious to ask how this You, which is Atoh, a cognomen of Malkut, relates with your Name in light of these seven directions.

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Mystery of Atoh in the Second Coming

#15 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:07 pm

Peace and grace to you in Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah!

The circular Sefirot form the environment, the conditions, as it were, for the linear Sefirot to emanate and be revealed; at the level of Adam Kadmon and Atzilut, or the Primordial and Supernal Universe, this is a simultaneous event, for in the eternal realm there is no time, no “before” and “after,” but rather it is the eternal now. At the level of Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, however, first the circular Sefirot come into being, and then the linear Sefirot. Contemplate this well, and understand!

If you wish to gain insight into this mystery, consider the generation of humankind on earth. First, an entire environment must form and evolve to generate and sustain life, and then the life-wave must develop and evolve to generate and sustain intelligence, self-aware life, or humankind. Once material, bestial humankind appears, then psychic, or faithful humankind and spiritual humanity can emerge and appear within the human life-wave, the revelation of the Divine can begin in the world, and through a process of conscious evolution the coming of the Messiah can transpire in the world, here on this earth.

In the Realm of Perud, first there must be the environment, the necessary conditions, and then the Human One appears, and so the Messiah appears; first there is the generation of the Holy Vessel, or Vehicle, and then there is the revelation of the Divine, or Divine Influx.

According to the Holy Kabbalah, the linear Sefirot are in the image and likeness of the Human One. Contemplate this well, and understand!

There is an essential truth to be known of the wonderworking art, or divine theurgy. If and when the environment or conditions are created for something to manifest, in that very instant it will manifest. Thus, in wonderworking, we labor to co-created the necessary conditions for the manifestation of our conscious intention, understanding when the necessary conditions are present, that intention will be fulfilled and made manifest.

This is practical wisdom we glean from our knowledge of circular and linear Sefirot as they occur in the Realm of Perud. This truth, though, is founded upon the wisdom we glean from our knowledge of the circular and linear Sefirot in the Realm of Yichud, which corresponds with the Risen Messiah and Supernal Grace.

As we know and understand, our salvation is already accomplished in Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah, and in Malkut of Atzilut; and yet, there remains this play of becoming, of conscious evolution, of progress in the Gospel. In that our salvation is already accomplished in Hayyah Yeshua, and we abide in the Sanctuary of Grace, through Divine Grace radical leaps in the realization of our soul, or progress in the Gospel, are possible, and likewise, a Thunderbolt Illumination is possible. All we need to do is engage an active and dynamic surrender to Divine Grace, the Spirit of the Messiah, and so co-create with Divine Grace the conditions necessary for her full Divine Action; in any instant that the necessary conditions are manifest, so Divine Grace takes up her full Divine Action with, in and through us, accomplishing the Great Work.

This is how greater influxes of the Supernal Light, the Supernal Consciousness-Force, are invoked and manifest; and this is the intention of this revealed invocation of the sacred circle, and by “revealed” we may say that it has already transpired, is transpiring, and will transpire, through Divine Grace – it is a manifestation of this Supernal Grace.

Here we may say, if and when performed with full kavvanah and devekut, cleaving to the Risen Messiah, Holy Tzaddik and Community, this sacred prayer-ceremony, is the manifestation of the circular and linear Malkut of Atzilut, or Shekinah of the Messiah. Contemplate this well, and understand!

Here we may also say that there is a simultaneous manifestation of Light Transmission corresponding with Direct Light and Indirect Light in this invocation of sacred circle, both “light-streams” and “radiant influence,” or the masculine and feminine mode of Light Transmission.

Now, concerning the seventh direction (or the eleventh direction), this is within, and this is You (Atoh); this is the Sacred Tau and the Shekinah of the Tau.

Abiding in the awareness of a Union of Grace in Hayyah Yeshua, and becoming a conscious vehicle of Supernal Grace, this is You (Atoh); in that very instant, there is the manifestation of you as who and what you are in the Light Continuum and the Holy One – the truth of the Cross of Light within you.

This corresponds to the teaching of Adonai Yeshua, “You are the light of the world!”

In the Book of the Apocalypse the Risen Messiah proclaims, “I am Alpha and Omega,” which in Hebrew is: “Anoki Alef Ve-Tau,” or “Eheieh Alef Ve-Tau.” Atoh is Alef-Tau joined to He, and corresponds with the Shekinah of the Messiah, the Living Presence and Power of the Anointed who is Alef and Tau.

Regarding this, first it must be said that we have revealed a secret Name of the Messiah, Anoki Alef Ve-Tau, or Eheieh Alef Ve-Tau, and we may say that in the Christian Kabbalah Atoh (You) corresponds with the manifestation of the Divine Power, or the realization, of this Holy Name. Contemplate this well, and understand!

Consider this. Anoki, or Eheieh, corresponds with Keter of Atzilut, and Alef corresponds with the union of the Hokmah and Binah of Atzilut (the Supernal Father and Mother), and Vau corresponds with the Six of Atzilut (the Son), and Tau with Malkut of Atzilut (the Holy Bride); likewise, “Alef and Tau” also corresponds with the entire Alef-Bet, which is to say the spiritual power of all the Netivot of Atzilut. This entire array of Supernal Powers, the Divine Attributes of El Elyon, is in the Spirit of the Messiah, and so a soul that is anointed with the Spirit of the Messiah and embodies the Spirit of the Messiah in full, becomes a conscious vehicle of these Supernal Powers, corresponding with the Name Adonai and Atoh.

We witness this in Adonai Yeshua, and yet more in the revelation of Hayyah Yeshua.

Adonai Yeshua, is the appearance this Divine Presence and Power puts on walking in this world, and that appearance corresponds with Malkut of Asiyah; as we know and understand, there are three light vestures, or the Threefold Body, within and behind this, which corresponds with inner dimensions of Asiyah reaching into Yetzirah, Beriyah and Atzilut, respectively.

(Here you may note, dear brother, that I amend a teachings given years ago concerning the three light vestments spoken about in Pistis Sophia, in answer to your question elsewhere.)

As we know, Adam Kadmon and Atzilut are inseparable from one another, the Realm of Yichud, and so the Supernal Powers are within the inmost light vesture, or Body of Truth; then the spiritual powers of archangels, great cosmic forces and neshamot are within the next inmost light vesture, or Body of Glory, and the spiritual powers of the order of angels, world of spirits, celestial and elemental forces, are within the outermost light vesture, the Body of Manifestation (or Emanation). This is within and behind the appearance of Adonai Yeshua, the Perfect Tzaddik, and when he receives and embodies the Supernal Influx in full in Malkut of Asiyah, the Supernal Light streams out and radiates out, penetrating and pervading all that is within these three light vestures, or Threefold Body.

Here, perhaps we may contemplate what is said of the spiritual power in the Blessed Name of Yeshua Messiah, the Holy Name to which it is said that all spiritual beings-forces are “subject,” and before which “every knee shall bend,” and “every head shall bow”; and likewise we may contemplate what is said of Melekh Messiah, that the Risen Messiah is the “King of kings” and “Lord of lords.”

As we know, the fruition of this Divine Action in Messiah Yeshua transpires through the crucifixion and resurrection, the revelation of Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah.

With the appearance and revelation of the Risen Messiah in This World, this Great Work has been accomplished; and yet, this Great Work, this Great Gesture, is ongoing, and the revelation of the Risen Messiah is ongoing in This World – the Continuum of Light Transmission is manifest as the Living Body of Christ in the Second Coming, the Community of the Elect, or spiritual Community of Israel drawn from within all peoples, all nations.

Here we may say, the true Community of Israel is not of the natural order of generation, or a birth of the flesh and blood, but rather it is of the Order of Regeneration, a rebirth in the Spirit from above, from the true kingdom of heaven, Malkut of Atzilut.

In the same way that Adonai Yeshua is the appearance the Spirit of the Messiah “puts on” in the First Coming, and within and behind this appearance there were these three light vestures, or the Threefold Body of Melchizedek (or Melekh Messiah), so is the Living Body, or the “Community of Israel,” the appearance the Spirit of the Messiah “puts on” in the Second Coming, and therefore, joined with the maggidim, the angels, in the Messiah, they are the “Clouds of Glory” of the Messiah’s Second Appearance.

In this we may understand that the Holy Tzaddik, or Sacred Tau, and Community is the Second Appearance of Christ – the Living Body of Christ, spiritual, psychic and physical; the Threefold Body of the Sacred Tau is inseparable from the Threefold Body of the Risen Christ, and this Threefold Body extends through the entire Community, each initiate, each soul received and joined to the Living Body, being a vehicle, an appearance, of this Living Presence and Power of Christ, more or less, all according to the degree each initiate is able to cleave and abide in the Sanctuary of Grace, the Threefold Sanctuary of Melchizedek.

Here we may say, perfect cleaving, perfect devekut, is the experience of union. In this regard we may understand that devekut is everything!

Now, Yeshua is the appearance the Christ-Spirit puts on in the First Coming, and this Holy Light rays out from that Divine Center, and this corresponds with Malkut called Adonai, and Atoh; the appearance the Christ-Spirit puts on in the Second Coming, however, is many men and women of God, and this Holy Light rays out from multiple Divine Centers, and this corresponds with Malkut called Elohim, and Atoh. In this we may understand that Atoh, the Shekinah of the Messiah, expands, increases and is greater in the Second Coming; hence, the spiritual meaning of the “revelation of the Mother” and “full reception of the Holy Bride” in the Second Coming.

If I cleave to the Risen Messiah, and cleave to the Holy Tzaddik, and cleave to the Community in the love and faith of Christ, and I engage this invocation of the sacred circle with full kavvanah-concentration, then I am an emanation of the Living Presence and Power of the Risen Messiah, Tzaddik and Community, and the full force of that Living Presence and Power is made manifest in that place, in that moment, and so streams out and radiates out from that place (Makom, Atoh).

This exactly is our intention in this invocation of the sacred circle.

In closing I can share that another way to extend the practice of invoking the sacred circle is the chant of the secret Holy Name Eheieh Alef Ve-Tau: Ah-Ha-Yah, Ah-Va-Ta, holding the conscious intention of the gathering of living spirits and souls in New Jerusalem, the fruition of the Second Coming.

O Yahweh Elohim, we pray, may all be uplifted in Hayyah Yeshua, may all living spirits and souls awaken in You (Atoh). Amen.

Peace be with you!
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Glory Body of Tzaddik

#16 Postby sheryl » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:01 am

Shalom Dear Tau,

May the Mercy of El continue to bring an outpouring of new teachings!

In contemplations arising after reading the many recent posts, some thoughts and questions came to mind.

In the thread on the Kings Heart, you speak of tzaddik as soul and companions gathered around as body, saying:

There is something to be said, however, of a tzaddik and their disciples, or their companions, in this world, and the truth of the co-arising of heaven and earth. The tzaddik corresponds with heaven, for they are completely oriented to the kingdom of heaven (Light Transmission), and they “come from heaven,” descending, as it were, from heaven; and their disciples, or companions, at least at the outset, are oriented to the earth, and “come from the earth,” and so are ascending, as it were, from earth to heaven. In the meeting of the tzaddik and their disciples, heaven and earth are meeting, and are united, and though we may speak of tzaddikim whose entire labor may be in inner dimensions, the greater manifestation of a holy tzaddik here in this world come through the disciples that gather around them, and that take up their spiritual work with them, the retinue, the assembly, the community, determining the degree to which they can communicate, or transmit, the power of their spiritual realization, or engage in the Light Transmission in this world. In a manner of speaking, the holy tzaddik is like the soul, their disciples, or companions, are like the body, and it is through the body that the soul is revealed, moves and acts in this world, while, at the same time, the soul is the life and light of the body.


In considering what is being revealed, it comes to mind that this is related to the mystery of Atoh, that it is through the heart connection between tzaddik and companions that Atoh, the Shekinah of the Messiah, expands, increases and is greater in the Second Coming; hence, the spiritual meaning of the “revelation of the Mother” and “full reception of the Holy Bride” in the Second Coming.

You continue, saying:

If I cleave to the Risen Messiah, and cleave to the Holy Tzaddik, and cleave to the Community in the love and faith of Christ, and I engage this invocation of the sacred circle with full kavvanah-concentration, then I am an emanation of the Living Presence and Power of the Risen Messiah, Tzaddik and Community, and the full force of that Living Presence and Power is made manifest in that place, in that moment, and so streams out and radiates out from that place (Makom, Atoh).


Can we say that it is not 'us' who stands at the center of this new invocation of the Sacred Circle, but vehicles for this expansion, increase, of Atoh, Shekinah of Messiah? The gradation of which is determined by our heart connection with tzaddik? The root for the Light Presence and Power that arises and emanates rests in the emanation of the tzaddik as soul moving through the body of companions?

And can we also say that this extension of Atoh is the increasing manifestation of the Glory Body of Tzaddik, through a grounding in the physical via the body of companions, extending throughout the inner realms?

Also, in considering the questions and teaching on circular and linear Sefirot, is it possible that a tzaddik be placed in a situation, through apparent tragedy, creating an intense heavenly focus, without disruption or distraction of the material realm, so that the conditions necessary for a greater manifestation of the Glory Body might be established?

I am awed and astounded by these thoughts and will be grateful for correction and adjustment.

May the Glory Body of Tzaddik increasingly emanate throughout the heavens!

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Growing the Holy Body

#17 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:11 am

Grace and peace to you in Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah!

The one standing in the center of the circle, the seventh direction, is who and what you are in Christ and God; it is the Inner Tzaddik, the indwelling Christ. In much the same way that Yeshua, Jesus, was an appearance Christ put on, so is the person of this life, the Outer Tzaddik and you, the Community; Tzaddik, or Apostle, and Community is the Second Appearance of Christ, the vehicle of the Christ-Spirit in the Second Coming.

The Outer Tzaddik and Inner Tzaddik are one and the same Light-presence (Christ) and Light-power (Holy Spirit), but each of us is a unique individual emanation of the Light-presence and Light-power, so Outer and Inner Tzaddik are Two in One, and Tzaddik and Community are Many in One. The entire purpose of the Outer Tzaddik is the realization of the Inner Tzaddik, the Christ-Spirit in one awakening the Christ-Spirit in another, and when awakened, so the Christ-Spirit moves to communicate itself to others, and awaken itself in others, and the Living Body of Christ grows and increases.

Naturally, when a spiritual practice is revealed to a tzaddik, or generated by a tzaddik, something of the spiritual power of their realization is in that practice, and so there is a blessing of the tzaddik in that practice, and taking it up we receive that spiritual power, that blessing. The practices that are revealed and generated, and those they take up by the tzaddik, are emanations of their Threefold Body, and so the power of the Threefold Body is in them, and as we take them up we join ourselves to this Threefold Body, and we expand that Body of Light, on earth and in heaven.

The Threefold Body of a tzaddik in the Messiah is an emanation of the Threefold Body of the Risen Messiah, and the tzaddik and community is the emanation and expansion of this greater Threefold Body, and so it is with all tzaddikim and communities who receive and embody the Spirit of the Messiah. Thus, in the practices revealed and generated there is the spiritual power of this greater Threefold Body in them; hence, the spiritual power or blessing of the Risen Messiah and all living tzaddikim in the Messiah is in the practices that are shared.

When we take up the spiritual labor of our tzaddik and community we are joined to the Threefold Body, and our physical presence and person in this life becomes an expression of the Body of Emanation, or Manifestation, and our subtle body, our body of light, becomes an expression of the Body of Glory; quite literally, we are in the Threefold Body of Melekh Messiah and the tzaddik, and we are emanations of the Threefold Body of the Messiah and tzaddik, vehicles of the Spirit of the Messiah on earth and in heaven.

The greater our heart-connection and our cleaving to the Risen Messiah and our tzaddik, the greater the flow of the Spirit of the Messiah with, in and through us, and the greater our spiritual realization in the Messiah, the greater our embodiment of the Shekinah of the Messiah, Atoh. In this we may understand that we have every good reason to strive always for a greater progress in the Gospel, or a greater spiritual realization in the Messiah, for in so doing we manifest the Shekinah of the Messiah in greater glory and power, and we are empowered to be of greater benefit to living spirits and souls. In this you may understand that we do not just strive to be good and faithful disciples, or companions, but we strive to be and become living tzaddikim, and yet more, we strive to be and become the Messiah, the Anointed of God.

Thus, as much as seeking to join ourselves to the Threefold Body of the Risen Messiah and tzaddik, so we labor for the full generation of the Threefold Body with our own soul, an even greater manifestation of the Shekinah of the Messiah, Elohim, Atoh.

As we know, the Divine Action in a tzaddik is dependent upon their assembly, the more auspicious their assembly, the greater their revelation and the Divine Action with them; as such, the greatest manifestation of the knowledge and power of a tzaddik is in an assembly of tzaddikim – a circle of tzaddikim acting together with one mind and heart in the faith and love of Christ. In a Gnostic community this is our noble ideal and aim, to be a gathering of tzaddikim, righteous ones, fully engaged in the Great Gesture, the Great Work.

As we take up this invocation of the sacred circle, is this not the Goal we take as the Path?

What does it mean to be a tzaddik, a righteous one? It is living, and therefore being, who and what you are in Christ and God, understanding that all souls as they are in God are tzaddikim, righteous ones, and are supernal and divine.

There is something to be said of the Body of Manifestation, or the embodiment of the Supernal Light, the Christ-Spirit. As we know and understand, souls are established in the heavens through enacting righteousness and spiritual realization on earth, and it is here, in incarnation on earth that soul progress in their spiritual realization in Christ; it is here, in this world, that all tikkunim and realization is accomplished. Therefore, revelation and realization, or embodiment in this world, is the ascension of souls, and is the expansion and regeneration of the heavens; the greater the embodiment of the Holy Light and Truth on earth, the more that Holy Light and Truth rays out in the heavens, being actualized and realized. Thus, always we labor for a greater embodiment of the Supernal Light, the Christ-Spirit, in this world so that the glory and power of the kingdom of heaven will grow and increase on earth and in the heavens.

It is true, the Spirit of the Messiah and the Mother will use all circumstances, situations and events of our lives as vehicles of the ongoing revelation and Light Transmission, and whether apparently auspicious or apparently inauspicious, in all that transpires in our lives the Mother is laboring for a greater embodiment and manifestation of the Spirit of the Messiah in us. Thus, indeed, through an apparent tragedy the Mother can bring about a greater revelation and realization in a tzaddik, and so bring about a radical shift in the Continuum and Community, a radical “upgrade,” if you will.

As we know, there is a play of makifin and p’nimi in the aspects of the soul, and in wisdom, understanding and knowledge (Habad); hence, a play of what is encircling, transcendent, known in heaven and the light body, or in peak experiences, and what is internalized, embodied, and so revealed and realized on earth. At the outset of the full breakthrough into Supernal or Messianic Consciousness there are aspects of the soul that remain makifin, and likewise, much of the Supernal Habad remains makifin. Thus, once the full influx of Supernal Light occurs there must be an ongoing labor to make what is makifin p’nimi, or to internalize and embody the inmost aspects of the soul and the greater Habad, and this will require time and various life experiences, a process. As much as apparently auspicious circumstances, so apparently inauspicious circumstances, or tragic circumstances, may very well be part of this process, and given the very nature of life in this world, the dance of beauty and danger life this is, tragic circumstances must necessarily be an integral part of makifin becoming p’nimi, or a greater embodiment of the holy soul, the Supernal Light and Supernal Habad.

Though the initial breakthrough into Supernal or Messianic Consciousness, and even before, through the development of consciousness beyond the body in higher gradations of mental consciousness, cosmic consciousness, a tzaddik may have direct perception and awareness of realities in the inner, metaphysical dimensions, and so have knowledge of the realms, worlds and universes of the inner dimensions, and of afterlife states, the tikkunim of souls, and so on, all in their Body of Light, Body of Glory. If, however, it happens that there is some tragedy, some terrible accident, and the soul of the tzaddik dances for some time in-between life and death, naturally there will be a greater embodiment of this perception and awareness, or this knowledge and power, for the person of that incarnation, the nefesh and ruach, will have a much deeper and more intimate experience of the realities in-between. Likewise, in a conscious return to incarnation there will be a greater influx of the soul, a greater manifestation of the inner aspects of the soul in the incarnation, for in a manner of speaking, they have been “sent again by God,” and very likely they will return with a greater message and mandate, joined with greater knowledge and power. In effect, it could very well be akin to an entirely new incarnation, the soul returning with new revelations and teachings of a much higher grade than before.

This has certainly been true in my own experience, and interestingly enough I cannot separate the experience of initial breakthrough to Supernal Consciousness during a desert retreat in 1993 from the dance in between life and death two years ago; they are as though one revelation and realization, one experience, but outwardly appearing many years apart, at two different points in space and time. In some way an apparent tragedy, and the dance in between it invoked, completed the breakthrough, or rather, completed the embodiment and realization, opening the way for a greater revelation and greater engagement of the Light Transmission.

If one person in spiritual community goes through such an experience, and through it there is a greater influx of the Supernal Light, or a greater embodiment of the Spirit of the Messiah, then each member of the community, and the entire community altogether, has gone through something of the experience, more or less, and so there must be a greater influx of Supernal Light in the community. As new revelations, and new teachings and practices are shared, so something of this greater influx of Holy Light is received in community, and if the teachings and practices are taken up in full faith and devekut, so there is an opening to the direct experience of a greater influx of the Supernal Light with companions of the community.

If and when there is a greater influx of Holy Light with any person in spiritual community, the Holy Light embodied rays out to all, and all receive something of that Holy Light, each according to their desire and capacity to receive, and integrate, the Holy Light.

As you might imagine, greater and greater influxes of the Supernal Light are possible, and if and when more individuals in a community are able to open and receive direct influxes of Supernal Light, becoming centers of this Divine Grace, this Divine Action, the greater glory and power of this Divine Presence, the Shekinah of Messiah (Elohim, Atoh), is made manifest.

In this sacred dance it is not only the Body of Glory that has been increased, but so also the Body of Emanation, or Manifestation; and we are called and ordained to continue to grow and increase this Holy Body, and to let this Holy Light shine with, in and through us, and as us.

This period of time is, perhaps, among the most critical periods of human history and evolution – there is a radical acceleration of consciousness underway, and a greater revelation of the Divine, the Messiah and God the Mother, and we are here as messengers and midwives of the Mother, and as the Living Body of the Messiah in the Second Coming. It is an incredible blessing to be living in these times, engaging in the Great Work during a most crucial period on earth.

In a manner of speaking, this very invocation of sacred circle is the action of a messenger and midwife of the Mother, the Woman of Light and her Spiritual Sun.

May the Solar Body of the Resurrection be manifest among us in full glory and power, and may all living spirits and souls be blessed with the peace and joy of the Risen Messiah. Amen.


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Ma'aseh Bereshit and Merkavah

#18 Postby Elder Gideon » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:56 am

Shalom Tau Malachi:

There is something to be said of the Body of Manifestation, or the embodiment of the Supernal Light, the Christ-Spirit. As we know and understand, souls are established in the heavens through enacting righteousness and spiritual realization on earth, and it is here, in incarnation on earth that soul progress in their spiritual realization in Christ; it is here, in this world, that all tikkunim and realization is accomplished. Therefore, revelation and realization, or embodiment in this world, is the ascension of souls, and is the expansion and regeneration of the heavens; the greater the embodiment of the Holy Light and Truth on earth, the more that Holy Light and Truth rays out in the heavens, being actualized and realized. Thus, always we labor for a greater embodiment of the Supernal Light, the Christ-Spirit, in this world so that the glory and power of the kingdom of heaven will grow and increase on earth and in the heavens.


As I'm reading, contemplating, and opening to other layers implied by these very intimate teachings of Apostle and Community, I'm hearing something from many months ago on a Shabbat that might now have some ground here in this thread to unfold how practices such as these six directions are vehicles. By vehicle, is meant literally what transports, conveys, or carries. When we hear of a merkavah as a chariot, the mekubalim are intending something precisely shared in your post above, of how one ascends in inner space, even if dangling beyond the body between life and death, to return with a message, which is a vehicle, a merkavah, of something of the same experience. The embodiment of your experience in desert retreat in 1993, realized in the apparent tragedy in 2010, has changed your vehicle, your merkavah.

I've understood that what prepares and establishes a vehicle is the Work of Creation, Ma'aseh Bereshit, which is our formative education of the mysteries of the metaphysical dimensions within-behind all natural phenomena. One is learning the rules and laws of ebb and flow, ignorance and awareness, and the play of spiritual forces within and all around oneself in every infinite direction. This work is the awareness of the invisible layers of context in which one is inextricably embedded. The knowledge of this is the awareness of how conditions invoke or obstruct movements of beings-forces. This itself is very powerful: To consciously generate the conditions below, which stir above.

There's something so parallel of this Work of Creation, this Ma'aseh Bereshit, with what I'm hearing of the circular sefirot. Both are contextual. Both are conditions which must grow and evolve to support the Work of the Chariot, Ma'aseh Merkavah: the movement of influx and transcendence consciously approaching nearer and nearer to the Holy One without lapsing into overwhelmed unconsciousness.

If there's any relationship between what I'm hearing of circular sefirot with Ma'aseh Bereshit, then it leads me to further inquire how influx and embodiment is in any way related with linear sefirot and Ma'aseh Merkavah. This has occupied me some time now and how they might relate with the vehicle of the practice of these six directions completely fascinates me.

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#19 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:52 am

Peace and blessings to you in the blessed Name of Yeshua Messiah!

On one level Ma’aseh Bereshit, the “work of creation,” corresponds with the magical, or “practical,” Kabbalah, the knowledge of the hidden spiritual being-forces in creation and how to move or direct those spiritual forces; hence, knowledge of the wonderworking art. While Ma’aseh Merkavah, the “work of the chariot,” corresponds with the meditative Kabbalah, the knowledge of how to invoke revelations of the Divine, luminous and lucid dreams, and visions; hence knowledge of revelations and prophecy. Thus, on one level these are two branches of the Holy Kabbalah, which are joined to a third branch, the contemplative Kabbalah, gazing into the Word and Wisdom of God, and seeking the enlightenment of the Holy Torah and Gospel.

Ma’aseh Bereshit also corresponds to the spiritual work of a co-creator laboring with God for the evolution and perfection of creation, and Ma’aseh Merkavah corresponds to the spiritual work of seeking a vision, and bringing a vision for the people, which guides our labor of conscious evolution towards the perfection of the human one and creation according to the will of God. Necessarily, these two spiritual labors go hand-in-hand with one another, for there can be no co-creation with God, and no conscious evolution to generate the image and likeness of God, without the revelation of God, or knowledge of God and God’s will.

On this level the mysteries and knowledge of the Holy Sefirot, circular and linear, is present, and is integral, to both the work of creation and work of the chariot, and the greater the knowledge and understanding of the Holy Sefirot, the greater the works that can be done, either in the work of creation or work of the chariot.

On another level, however, Ma’aseh Bereshit and Ma’aseh Merkavah correspond with two stages in spiritual practice, and the mystical journey; hence, the “generation stage” and the “fruition stage,” respectively. We may understand this in the following way. When we first take up a spiritual practice, at the outset, in truth, it is conceptual, and at best it is a flight of fantasy; the chants, visualizations, gestures and such, are all concepts, or symbolic structures, we create and generate, and there is little, if any, energy or life in them – it is all a play of creative and controlled imagination. It can begin in no other way, but as we do this, if we are faithful and continue the practice, over time there can be a shift in our experience, and here and there energy, life, will enter into these constructed mental forms, and something of the Divine Presence and Power they represent will enter into them, taking them up, and moving through them. When this happens Ma’aseh Bereshit becomes Ma’aseh Merkavah, the work of creation, or generation, becoming the work of the chariot, more or less. As perhaps you might imagine, there are many gradations of this shift, and therefore early on, and usually for quite some time, there is an admixture of things imagined, concocted, or conjured, along with actual spiritual and mystical experiences, and inspirations and revelations of the Spirit of God; hence a mixture of truth and falsehood, the real and unreal. Likewise, in the revelations of the Spirit of God there are various gradations, through luminous spirits, angels, archangels, spirits of tzaddikim and navim, or “saints and prophets,” to direct revelations of the Spirit of God, or direct knowledge, understanding and wisdom through the Spirit of Truth. Thus, throughout much of the journey the experience of the initiate in prayer and meditation may go back and forth, dancing in between the work of creation, generation, and the work of the chariot, fruition.

There is another layer of meaning of the work of creation and the work of the chariot joined with this, however, for at the outset, though we have received the Christ-Spirit in part, we have not received the Christ-Spirit in full, and likewise, though receiving the Holy Light from above, there must be a labor for the integration and full embodiment of what we have received. Until we receive the Christ-Spirit in full, and there is a greater integration of the Holy Light from above, we are not self-generating, and there is, in effect, an experience of the Christ Presence coming and going from us, and very often it may seem as though the Christ-Spirit is not with us, and we are not able to abide in communion at will, or communicate something of the Christ-Spirit at will, but rather, sometimes we can, sometimes we can’t, and it is a great mystery to us why the Christ Presence comes and goes.

As we know, there is something more involved in this, for receiving the Holy Light from above, so the serpent power is awakened in us, and awakened, then it must be uplifted; uplifting the serpent power, the interior stars must be opened, or generated in full, and with the uplifting of the serpent power, the generation of the interior stars, there is a greater and greater generation of the body of light, our subtle body being transformed, first by the spiritual light, and then by the Supernal Light. When, under most conditions, we can invoke influxes of the Holy Light from above, and set the serpent power in motion, and uplift the serpent power to the heart, brow or crown, then we pass from the generation stage of the path to the fruition stage, and we have become self-generating to some degree, and so more and more we can entertain direct communion when we wish, and communicate something of this Light-presence and Light-power when we wish, under most circumstances. If and when we are able to uplift the serpent power, and bring it into repose or cessation in the brow star, then we will receive the Christ-Spirit in full, and experience the breakthrough into Supernal or Messianic Consciousness; hence, we will become fully self-generating, a “Sun of Heaven,” and this is the completion of the fruition stage – the full manifestation of the Gnostic Apostle, the Sacred Tau.

Throughout the fruition stage, more and more the initiate is becoming a conscious vehicle, or merkavah (throne-chariot), of the Light-presence (Christ) and Light-power (Holy Spirit), and in completion of this fruition stage it becomes constant, the Living Presence no longer coming and going, but abiding, indwelling, embodied in full, and so the fruition stage is called Ma’aseh Merkavah, the work of the chariot. Initially, at the outset of the spiritual life and practice, there is a labor to create the conditions necessary for this action of Divine Grace in faith, a labor of generation in an active and dynamic surrender, and so this stage is called Ma’aseh Bereshit, the work of creation. As you might imagine, an initiate can dance in between these two stages of the Gnostic Path for some time before passing fully into the fruition stage; and this is called the “dweller on the threshold.”

On a certain level, understanding Ma’aseh Bereshit and Ma’aseh Merkavah in this way, both in terms of spiritual practices and the path, there is a correspondence of Ma’aseh Bereshit with the circular Sefirot and Ma’aseh Merkavah with the linear Sefirot; hence, the generation of the conditions, the environment, through which greater light and holiness come into being and are realized, or are made manifest. In this we may recall that the linear Sefirot appear in the image and likeness of the Human Being (Partzufim), which is the image and likeness of Yahweh Elohim, the Holy One, and they are called the superior Sefirot, or superior Lights; hence the realization of the Attributes of the Divine, the realization of Ratzon Elyon, or Eheieh.

As we know, the Names of God and Partzufim (Atzilut) are the vehicles of the tikkunim-mending or the Primordial Sefirot (Adam Kadmon); hence, it is through the linear Sefirot that the tikkune of creation becomes possible and is accomplished. The full power of the Names of God and Partzufim is in the Spirit of the Messiah, and it is manifest and revealed in Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah; hence, it is manifest and revealed as the Threefold Body of the Risen Messiah.

In this, perhaps, we may understand that the Human One of Light, the Great Seth, the Risen Messiah, is the true Holy Merkavah of Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai, or rather, that the Threefold Body generated through Supernal Grace is the Holy Merkavah, and so also is the Blessed Name, Adonai Yeshua Messiah.

Here we may share an open secret. Adonai corresponds with the Body of Emanation, Yeshua corresponds with the Body of Glory and Messiah corresponds with the Body of Truth; likewise, Shaddai, Elohim and Yahweh also share the same correspondence with the Threefold Body, respectively.

Now, as perhaps you have intuited, this invocation of the sacred circle revealed in the Light Continuum (Yahweh) is an emanation of the power of the Threefold Body of the Risen Messiah in the Second Coming, or the Age of the Holy Spirit, and if and when performed with full devekut, or full faith and love, in the very action of performing this invocation the power of that Threefold Body is made manifest, moving with, in and through us, and manifesting as us.

It must be said, though, that in order to call upon Ha-Shem (The Name) we must keep the essential commandments of the Lord, Adonai, and as we know the most essential commandment, the one through which all are kept, is that we have the love of Christ, and that we love one another as Christ loves us. This, in truth, is cleaving to the Risen Messiah, the Apostle and Community; if we think we cleave, and imagine we cleave, but we do not have love, and so love God through loving one another, then, in fact, we are not cleaving in full, our devekut is impaired, imperfect, incomplete.

As we know, the third commandment says, “Do not make wrongful use of the Name of the Lord (Yahweh),” or “Do not take the Name of the Lord in vain.” Here we may say, if we do not have love, but we call upon Ha-Shem, it is wrongful use of Ha-Shem and is in vain; but if we have love, receiving the Spirit of the Messiah, the Names of God are ours as a gift, and in righteousness, in love and compassion, we may invoke them and intone them, blessing the people and the land, manifesting the kingdom of heaven on earth, and so glorify Yahweh Elohim, El Elyon.

In this, perhaps, we may understand the nature of self-generation and the work of the chariot; the very nature of self-generation is love and compassion, the full generation of the Sacred Heart of Christ and the Virgin of Light – hence, the desire for a full self-offering, the Great Gesture.

We begin in the “fear of the Lord,” which is to say “faith in the Lord,” but the maturation of this fear, this faith, is love, and the nature of love is that we draw near, desiring the most intimate union, and the fruition of love is the experience of conscious union, the embodiment of the Messiah, the One Anointed with the Supernal Light and Spirit of Yahweh.

Here we may speak a simple mystery concerning the popular verse among Evangelicals, John 3:16.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.”

God loves the world, God loves all beings, and so God gives Godself to all, and is the All-Giver; to draw near on a spiritual level happens through resemblance, or likeness, and so it is through a full self-offering that we draw near and enter into union with God, the True Light.

The love of Christ, the love of Tzaddik, the love of Community, naturally extends to the love of our neighbors, the love of the world, all our relations; the very nature of this invocation of sacred circle is this love, the Spiritual Sun in us offering Light and Life to the world, to all who desire to receive it.

Here we may say that the only begotten Son of God is the Messiah, incarnate in the person of Adonai Yeshua, and also in us, and to the extent we enact a full self-offering in love, so in us God continues to give God’s Son for the deliverance and redemption of all, the Spiritual Sun shining from one generation to another for the enlightenment of all (Kol, Shaddai).

In this we may understand, as the Apostle and Community is the Living Body of Christ in the Second Coming, and Christ is the head of that Holy Body, so is the Apostle and Community the Living Merkavah of Christ, and Christ is the “rider in the chariot.”

Now, if we wish to contemplate the merkavah, on the most basic level it is the soul or consciousness, which receives the Christ-Spirit and becomes the vehicle of the Christ-Spirit, the mental, vital and physical consciousness, or the mind, heart and body, and the holy merkavah is formed through the integration of the Christ-Spirit with all levels and aspects of our consciousness, so that more and more the Christ-Spirit takes up our person and life, and becomes incarnate, embodied, in us. The more this transpires, the more we experience a radical transformation in consciousness, and the more we embody a new and higher consciousness in Christ; at the same time there is an increasing development of consciousness beyond the body, and a growing capacity to shift our center of consciousness from the physical body into a subtle body of light. This is the generation of the holy merkavah proper, and through this the soul can descend and ascend, or run and return, through the inner dimensions, and through the realms, worlds and universes that are in them. Although we may speak of a certain completion of the fruition stage of the Gnostic Path, and the generation of the Sacred Tau, or Gnostic Apostle – the breakthrough to Supernal or Messianic Consciousness, there is, in truth, no end to this process of embodying a higher, more expanded consciousness, and the development of consciousness beyond the body. This “completion” is, indeed, the full awakening or enlightenment of the soul in Christ, but there are greater and greater influxes of the Supernal Light, the Christ-Spirit, that are possible, and a greater and greater embodiment of Supernal Habad is possible; this apparent “end” is, in fact, a new beginning, and marks a radical acceleration in the evolution of the soul – entering into Supernal Consciousness one becomes aware of countless gradations of Supernal Consciousness, an endless evolution and expansion of consciousness and intelligence into Ain Sof, the Infinite.

The initial breakthrough into Supernal Consciousness is the beginning of a new cycle of the development and evolution of souls, passing beyond mental consciousness into Supramental Consciousness, and through a play of the soul descending and ascending, running and returning, in the Spirit of the Messiah greater influxes of the Supernal Light are invoked and greater Supernal Habad is embodied and communicated. As we know, there is Habad that is makifin, encircling or transcendent of an incarnation, and Habad that is p’nimi, internalized, embodied in an incarnation, and naturally, with time, more of the Habad that is makifin at the outset of Supernal Realization becomes p’nimi. Thus, in effect, the embodiment of the Light-presence and Light-power increases and expands, and becomes more integrated into an incarnation over time, and the longer the duration of life from the initial breakthrough, the more this Holy Light can be embodied and take up the Divine Action in This World.

In a manner of speaking, this is an evolution of the merkavah, understanding the person and life of a tzaddik or apostle as a merkavah, chariot, of this Light-presence and Light-power; from the initial breakthrough, through various cycles of the incarnation, naturally there is a greater and greater manifestation of the power of the Threefold Body in the person and life of the tzaddik or apostle. This is transpiring continually, but at times there are radical progressions or evolutions, ones that might rightly be called “revolutionary,” for they correspond with greater revelations of the Light Continuum, or Christ and God, the True Light.

At the outset, in the initial experience of Supernal Consciousness there is a direct experience of the Great Vision in the Clear Light and the generation of the Threefold Body, and there is a “Body of Vision” that manifests. This Body of Vision corresponds with Supernal Habad, and it is an energetic transmission, the vehicle of transmission being the tzaddik or apostle and their teachings, their gospel. As perhaps you might imagine, with the continued evolution of consciousness through various gradations of Supernal Consciousness, this Body of Vision evolves, and therefore teachings and practices of higher gradations are given, and new revelations are shared. If and when there is a more radical progression or evolution there will be a more radical out pouring of new revelations, and new teachings, and there will be an increase and acceleration of the Continuum of Light Transmission.

This spiritual movement, however, is not isolate to the experience of spiritual progress and realization with the tzaddik or apostle, but in order for revelations and teachings of a higher grade to be given there must be spiritual companions who can receive and understand them, and likewise, for an increase of Light Transmission, there must be spiritual companions who can receive, integrate and embody greater influxes of the Holy Light. Thus, with the progression or evolution of the Body of Vision with the tzaddik or apostle, so there must be a progression or evolution of the community – the Apostle and Community together being the Holy Merkavah of Christ that changes, progresses, evolves.

Now here I can share that apart from the very severe circumstances two years ago, which facilitated a dance of the soul, descending and ascending, and running and returning, through realities in-between for eight weeks, I cannot see how a more radical progression of the Body of Vision could have occurred in these times. Although it is possible that through intensive prayer and meditation in prolonged spiritual retreat that similar mystical experiences could have occurred, it would not be the same, and likewise, it would not have involved the community as these circumstances did, for in various ways our entire community went through this experience together, and through it all of us have progressed in the Gospel and have been elevated through Divine Grace. Likewise, because of the severe circumstances, something of the rite of ransom was able to be enacted, taking the suffering of the world into the suffering in our experience, and so in this way dispelling suffering and dispelling barriers to greater influxes and transmissions of the Holy Light. What may be called “tragic circumstances” became the vehicle for a radical progression in the Gospel through Divine Grace, and so became a great blessing and empowerment, unimaginably great! Praise God!

As we know, in giving and receiving, taking the suffering of others upon ourselves in Christ, so we seek to give others our light, our peace and joy in Christ, and we may say that this invocation of the sacred circle is the giving of our light, our peace and joy in the Risen Christ.

Here I’m inclined to pause and abide, waiting on the Holy Spirit.

O Adonai, we pray, let the Light of the True Cross shine from within us and let it bring happiness to all living spirits and souls. Amen.

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#20 Postby Anna » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:15 pm

Greetings in the Light of Messiah!

Praise to Our Holy Mother for such astounding teachings given here!

In the orientation of Sacred Circle to the South, the verse from Matthew 12:42 comes to mind:
“The queen of the South will rise up at the judgement with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and see, something greater than Solomon is here!”


In the Templar section of the Forum there seems a hint that the Queen of the South is Kali Imma, the Dark Madonna, Mother of Kali Shemesh, the Dark Sun, the “face of the Messiah in the Apocalypse.” This face is what I am seeing in this section of these new teachings:
The Sacred Tau faces South, which is to say they have received the full influx of Supernal Light, or the “Fiery Intelligence,” and so embody Supernal Habad; and likewise, they are oriented to Atzilut and the World-That-Is-Coming. Thus, Michael goes before the Sacred Tau, Gavriel behind the Sacred Tau, Oriel to their right and Rafael to their left; Mercy goes before them, Judgment is their “backside,” Light-Transmission is the manifestation of their Mercy and healing is the manifestation of their Judgment, “All in Mercy” (Kol Hesed).


Now an intriguing idea is coming up with this idea of the Black Madonna. Is the Woman of Light giving birth in this Kali Olam, Dark Age, actually Kali Imma?

I am also intrigued by the mention that this orientation of Sacred Circle to the South just began in the last few hundred years. Considering the appearances in 1531 of the Mother as Our Lady of Guadalupe, who is often called by her devotees “Virgen Morena,” Dark Virgin, I am seeing her as Kali Imma and the Woman of Light at one and the same time! It is interesting to note that the place of her appearances in Mexico lies approximately 10 degrees of latitude south of Jerusalem. Perhaps in this technical sense she could also be thought of as the Queen of the South.

Guadalupe came in a very dark time to bless and heal her children, and to assure them that she would hear and answer their cries and prayers. May our Merciful Mother guide and uplift spirits and souls in these challenging times!

Shalom!
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Kali Imma & Or Imma

#21 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:25 am

Greetings and blessings in the light of the Messiah!

In the Sefer Yetzirah and the Zohar south corresponds with Hesed-Mercy, while north corresponds with Judgment-Gevurah. Concerning Kali Imma, the “Black Mother,” according to the tradition, “She is black to those who do not know her and do not draw close, but to those who know and love her she is white brilliance.” Thus, to those who do not know her, she appears fierce and terrible, and appears to correspond with judgment, but in reality, as she is in herself, she is pure mercy, and she is very, very sweet, complete loving-kindness. It is the same with the apocalypse, for to many it appears as judgment, and yet it is a time of Supernal Mercy and Grace, the fulfillment of all in the End-of-Days.

Here we may speak an open secret, End-of-Days, which is the beginning of the World-to-Come, is a cognomen of Kali Imma, and, indeed, in the Second Coming we face towards the End-of-Days with joy, knowing in it the dawn of the Day of Be-With-Us, the World-to-Come. Hallelu Imma! Praise the Mother!

The Second Coming begins in a Kali Olam, “Dark Age,” and we may say that it is the darkness of the Holy Mother’s womb and the pangs of giving birth; and so it is now, and shall be, her labor pains are growing, increasing, until the time of giving birth. When she gives birth in full, and her Holy Child is taken up in divine rapture, this is the time of the Great Resurrection and Ascension in the End-of-Days. She who appears as Kali Imma will be revealed as Or Imma, the Mother of Light, the Woman of Light, and she has the wings of the Great Eagle, the power of the Great Ascension, or Great Exodus.

We may recall that Guadalupe is called “She who appears as a Flaming Eagle from the Land of Light,” and that her appearance occurs in the midst of a very dark time, a virtual apocalypse for the people, both the Spanish and Aztecs having been caught up in great darkness, great ignorance, and during a time of “inquisitions” and genocide, great evil. She loves all, and she blesses all, however, and calls all to herself, and she proclaims the dawn of the “Age of Flowering,” or “Bursting Forth Into Bloom,” the time of the Second Coming of Christ in Glory. She is, indeed, the Dark Virgin, and yet, to those who know her and love her she is the Virgin of Light, the Woman of Light, appearing in This World, heralding the World-That-Is-Coming; and while the entire matrix of creation is her body, she is the World-That-Is-Coming, the Pleroma of Light.

As I’ve shared, the practice of the Woman of Light joins this invocation of the Sacred Circle very well, and the very nature of this invocation is the revelation of El Elyon and the Messiah through the Virgin of Light, or God the Mother.

In Guadalupe, however, are all aspects of the Mother and all aspects of the Holy Bride, and so she is Imma Gadol, the Great Mother; as we know and understand, the Second Coming is the revelation of God the Mother, El Imma, Elohim Imma.

These Names of the Mother reveal a deep mystery of the Mystical Union in this invocation of the Sacred Circle, for El and Elohim correspond with the Mother, and Yah and Yahweh correspond with the Father, and these Names of God are brought into union; and we may say that Shaddai, the Almighty, the Breasted One, is the Name of their union, the Supernal Light pouring out from the union of the Supernal Mother and Father, and the Daughter and Son – and we are the daughters and sons, appearing “like unto the angels” in the Second Coming. Contemplate this well, and understand!

All aspects of the Holy Mother are in Guadalupe; she is the emanation of El Elyon as Imma, Mother.

If we wish to contemplate the Mother of Life, Supernal Havvah (Eve), who conceives, gestates and gives birth to the Great Seth, isn’t she the Merkavah of Life and Light, the vehicle of the revelation of True Humanity, the Divine Incarnate? Indeed, she is Bereshit-Creation, and she is Merkavah-Revelation; it all transpires in the Mother, and it all is the Mother.

Now, this union of Father and Mother, Son and Bride, this is the conception of the Great Seth (Shin-Tau), and the one who stands in the center of the Sacred Circle is this Holy Child, and it is you or me when we invoke Ha-Shem in the fullness of love, the love and compassion of the Great Mother for all her children, holding all in our heart as she holds all in her heart-womb.

With regard to Kali Imma and Kali Shemesh there is something we must say, she and her Sun are the manifestation of perfect skillful means in wisdom, and so she and her Sun are able to appear in all realms, including hell realms, for the liberation of living spirits and souls bond up in them. Kali Imma is the Mother of Great Skillful Means in Compassion, and so she is the perfect emanation of the Holy Mother for the preaching of the Gospel in a Kali Olam. Who better than her and her Sun?

Here we may say, Kali Imma is Crazy Wisdom, and her tzaddikim, righteous ones, and those who labor for the salvation of souls in Crazy Wisdom, using every possible means, peaceful, blissful and wrathful, for the deliverance of spirits and souls. If you inquire as to what Crazy Wisdom is, it is the play of Light Transmission in the Wisdom of Ain (No-Thingness, Emptiness); hence, the awareness that sin and death, and bondage, have never substantially self-existed. This awareness is called “pure righteousness,” or being “without sin.” Contemplate this well, and understand!

As we know, Kali Imma is the most “vertical” aspect of the Holy Mother who brings the awareness of complete transcendence and liberation, and yet, she is the aspect of the Mother who heals illness, and grants all manner of material blessings and boons, and in a word, she is very “earthy.” This reflects that she is the Mother of Non-dual Gnostic Awareness, the realization of the Entirety and Pleroma completely interwoven and inseparable from one another; and as for her appearance as the Virgin of Light, this is the Perfect Thunder Intelligence that dawns with this Holy Awareness. Contemplate this well, and understand!

Although there are various anthropomorphic images and names, and gender, associated with Mother Wisdom, she is the personification of the True Nature of All and the Enlightenment of All; Mother and Daughter Clear Light in union!

Do you know who or what you are in essence? Look and see, and so acquire Wisdom!

Here we may say, Wisdom is the inmost essence of Knowledge (Da’at, Gnosis).

There is something more to be said of Kali Imma in closing. She is the Mother of Great Magic-Power, and here we may say that there is great magic-power, or manifesting power, in this invocation of the Sacred Circle, both the power of Yesh Mi Ain, “something from nothing,” and Yesh Mi Yesh, “something from something.” Something from nothing corresponds with Yah-Yahweh and something from something corresponds with El-Elohim; when Yah-El and then Yahweh Elohim is intoned, whether something from nothing, or something from something, so what is intended, or what is thought and envisioned with full kavvanah and devekut, comes into being and is manifest. Contemplate this well, and understand!

There is something more of Kali Shemesh, the “Black Sun,” to be said in closing as well. First, as we know, this is a particular emanation of the Holy Tzaddik, or rather the Messiah, who has the most intimate knowledge and understanding of Kali Imma, being the emanation of her wisdom. Yet, this is the truth of Gnostic Apostles in This World, for they appear “black,” and they are concealed in this world, and although they revealed themselves, still they are concealed, the greater Light-presence and Light-power that is in them being hidden in This World, and only revealed in full in the World-to-Come. As we know, there is a play of concealing for the sake of revealing, that the Kingdom of God might be made manifest and known in This World; when it is known in This World, the greater revelation of the Kingdom of God is destined for us in the World-to-Come. Hallelu Yah!

I will praise my Mother and bless her Holy Name, for she is wise and she is good, and she is the All-In-All. Hallelu Asherah!

In Guadalupe do we not have a revealed image of Asherah in the Second Coming?

In the midst of this Great Darkness may we see and receive the Holy Light, and cleaving, may we arise with the Lord, Adonai, on the Day of Be-With-Us! Amen.

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Arising of the Human One

#22 Postby Elder Sarah » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:19 am

Shalom,

Praise be the Holy Shekinah for revealing such mysteries!

For some days now, I have been contemplating a few posts back on this subject and am watching a few questions arise. Most specifically, this statement is standing out,

“The circular Sefirot form the environment, the conditions, as it were, for the linear Sefirot to emanate and be revealed; at the level of Adam Kadmon and Atzilut, or the Primordial and Supernal Universe, this is a simultaneous event, for in the eternal realm there is no time, no “before” and “after,” but rather it is the eternal now. At the level of Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, however, first the circular Sefirot come into being, and then the linear Sefirot. Contemplate this well, and understand!”

I am struck by the idea that the conditions; Circluar Sifirot and the emanation; linear Sefirot are a simultaneous event at the level of Adam Kadmon and Atzilut while in Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah the Circluar Sefirot must first come into being. I am wondering is this idea can be connected to something found in a post long ago in the Secret Sayings of Mary (saying 68 ) where you mentioned,

“We may speak a secret, not speaking it: Something arises from Nothing, and it is pure; Something arises from Something and it is impure - the former is Emanation, the later is Creation, Formation and Making. The distinction is the Presence of Awareness through which the nature of reality, the nature of consciousness, is recognized and realized.”

Can we say the purity mentioned here, as in Something arising from Nothing is similar to the simultaneous movement of the Circular and Linear Sefirot in Atzilut and Adam Kadmon? That somehow Creation, Formation and Making represent various gradations of the need for the arising of the Circular Sefirot first and then the Linear Sefirot?

This leads to another question that came up while studying this most subtle and sublime post, you mentioned,

“According to the Holy Kabbalah, the linear Sefirot are in the image and likeness of the Human One. Contemplate this well, and understand!”


WOW! This is a most mysterious statement! This says, that which comes into being through the establishment of the conditions might also be that which brings the awareness to the Nothing that Something is? In other words, Can we say the awareness of the emptiness of all things has much to do with Creation, Formation and Making becoming Emanation and this is done through the Human One, the Messiah?

May the Awareness of the Human One of Light dawn throughout all of Creation!

Abiding in much Praise and Thanksgiving,
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A New Gospel

#23 Postby sheryl » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:12 am

Shalom Dear Friends!

Praise to the Holy One who gifts humanity with a New Gospel!

Your query is quite an interesting contemplation, Elder Sarah. It seems to bring integration to many teachings on tikkune - that perhaps another definition of tikkune is Creation, Formation and Making becoming Emanation! Wow!

Tau Malachi, it has come to mind in practicing to ask if the New Invocation of the Sacred Circle will alter any of our other practicing in the Second Coming? If we will see the shift of Divine Names and Archangels in other practices, for example, as related to the Interior Stars?

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The Vehicle of Tikkune: True Humanity

#24 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:03 am

Peace and grace to you in Hayyah Yeshua!

The Human One is the culmination of creation, and is the Divine Intention at the very outset of creation; hence, we are taught that the Holy Light of the first day of creation is “stored up for the righteous,” those who become true human beings. As we know, the fruition of the Human One is the “Second Adam,” the Great Seth, the Risen Messiah, who is the first born of a new humanity, supernal and divine; hence, a true humanity of the Order of Regeneration, reborn from above, and therefore able to receive, integrate and realize that Holy Light of the first day, the Supernal and Primordial Light.

Listen and hear, and understand! The Holy Light of the first day of creation corresponds with the radiance of Yichud, Adam Kadmon and Atzilut, and Yichud is the primordial and supernal universe inseparable from one another, the eternal realm. There is no time in the eternal realm, no past, no future, no before, no after, there is only now, always, and all that was, is or will be, is a present reality in the eternal realm, or timeless-eternity. Thus, the arising of the circular and linear Sefirot is simultaneous, now. All in a great and supreme mystery, though, time-eternity arises from timeless-eternity, and the play of space and time in various dimensions, spiritual, astral and material, comes into being, and the play of creative evolution comes into being, and so the circular Sefirot come into being, and then the linear Sefirot in Perud, the Divine Potential of Atzilut, timeless-eternity, becoming actualized and realize through Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, time-eternity. In the dawn of Supernal or Supramental Consciousness timeless-eternity and time-eternity, or being and becoming, are recognized as inseparable from one another, and in some mysterious way they are completely interdependent and interconnected, such as cannot be explained in mental consciousness.

Here we may speak the crux of a great unfathomable mystery. The Human One is, in effect, the First Intention and Thought of the Most High at the very outset of creation, and therefore, the entire coming into being of the Human One, the entire evolution and realization of all creation, is in the Mind of the Most High, as it were, and as such is a reality, and exists, in the eternal realm, Atzilut. In this regard, all that will transpire has transpired, and is predestined, certain; and yet with the arising of time-eternity, the Realm of Perud, there is a play of randomness, fate, determination and providence, which is to say a play of uncertainty. This is addressed is a very simplistic way in “Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ” using the analogy of a chess master and a game of chess, but truly it is a very deep and complex mystery, one that can only be known and understood through direct experience in Pure Radiant Awareness, or in the World-to-Come.

The truth of Reality as It is, and God as God Is, is to vast and complex for us to comprehend in mental consciousness, but in the experience of Supernal or Supramental Consciousness there is the capacity to look and see Reality as It Is, and to experience conscious union with God, and therefore know God as God Is. This is the destiny of spiritual humanity, an evolution into Supernal Consciousness in which the great mysteries of creation are known and conscious union with God is realized, and embodied.

From the perspective of God and Godhead, everything that will ever be realized is realized – all is perfect and complete in God, the True Light; yet, in effect, all arises from an unconscious primordial union, in ignorance, and our innate union with the universal and God is a potential that must be actualized, or recognized and realized, and so embodied. The truth and reality of creation and our soul, our being, which is known to God, must be realized by us. All in a mystery, though, in that the inmost part of our soul is inseparable from God and Godhead, and from Or Ain Sof, we will discover that all the while there is this aspect of our soul, our being, that has never departed from the Light Continuum, the eternal realm, and that has always been awake, realized, or in conscious union; it is an experience of what can only be called “holy remembrance,” and yet, in truth, the principle of memory as we understand it does not apply. In some way, however, all in a great mystery, the play of creative evolution is necessary and integral to this realization, and this, too, is known and understood in Supernal Consciousness. There is, in truth, no explaining this, but rather, what can be explained, taught, is how to engage a conscious evolution into expanded states of mental consciousness and greater mental intelligence, and how to pass beyond mental consciousness into gradations of Supernal or Supramental Consciousness; hence, the Path to Enlightenment, or Self-realization in Christ. In the dawn of Supernal Consciousness there will be no need for an explanation, but the soul will see and hear, and know, through direct experience of Truth Consciousness, Enlightenment.

Now the linear Sefirot are the focus of the Zohar, and most teachings of the great mekubalim, because they are the vehicle of the tikkune of the World of the Holy Sefirot, or The Name, and so are the vehicle of the perfection and completion of creation according to Ratzon Elyon, the Will of the Most High. They are in the image and likeness of the Human One because they are actualized, realized and embodied through the Generations of the Human One of Light, the Messiah, being the conscious agents of this tikkune, or the perfection and completion of God’s creation as co-creators. In other words, an awakened and realized human soul, supernal and divine, is the conscious vehicle, conduit or channel of these Divine Attributes, these Supernal Powers, and through these, acting as a conscious agent of God’s will, the original Divine Intention, so that Divine Intention is manifest in full, and creation is uplifted, perfected and made complete.

This invocation of the Sacred Circle, corresponding with Malkut of Atzilut, is an expression of this Divine Action through the Generations of the Human One in the Risen Messiah.

In terms of something from nothing, and something from something, something from nothing is pure emanation, and is grace, and something from something is impure emanation, and is the play of the law, or cause and effect; something from nothing is the very essence and nature of our being, while something from something is the play of becoming, or creative evolution. In the experience of Supernal Consciousness, though, there is the recognition of the Ain Nature, or Clear Light Nature, of all, and as such, the innate emptiness of all is known and understood, and all is recognized as pure emanation; hence, there is an awareness sin and death have never substantially self-existed, there is only bornless being ever pure, ever virgin, without taint, trace, mark or stain, without beginning or end – perfect and complete!

Now, in terms of the evolution of spiritual practices in the lineage with the sharing of this practice; first, it must be understood that all of these practices have been generated from Supernal Realization and in the awareness of the Second Coming, and that all the while the Sacred Tau of the lineage have taught living in the Second Coming. There is, now, a progression of the Gospel of the Second Coming underway, and there are new revelations and new teachings being given, revelations and teachings of a higher, inner grade, but in general most of the teachings and practices remain completely valid and useful just as they are, for they too have been drawn from direct experience of the Light Continuum in Supernal Consciousness. If there is something to change, for many practices I’m inclined to teach a more essential way of them, aware of the plight of these times and this generation, and likewise, aware of the thunderbolt movements of the Supernal Light, which can be accomplished through more essential practices if there is full faith and devotion, and love in Christ. As I’ve shared, what I see in the Mother is a new way, a most essential way, that anyone who desires can take up, and that is intimately connected with this invocation of the Sacred Circle; hence, attachment to the Risen Messiah, the Gnostic Apostle and Community in full faith and devotion, gifted worship, hitbodedut (secluded prayer and meditation), joined to good works, acts of loving-kindness, charity. Any further practices taken up have their foundation in this most essential way, and are the expression of this way. In this way radical progressions in the realization of the soul in Christ are possible, and likewise, a Thunderbolt Illumination is possible.

This way, of course, relies on the play of Light Transmission through a Gnostic Apostle and Community, the Living Body; and as such, sacred friendship, discipleship, companionship, is the cornerstone, just as it was in the Original Church before the dawn of orthodoxy and the loss of the Christ-Spirit, the Supernal Light. Thus, the development and evolution of an actual sacred friendship is at the very heart of this way, for it is through this that the Light Transmission happens, and greater spiritual assistance can be given to us by tzaddikim in the Messiah.

There are, however, more essential methods of many practices that I’m inclined to share with time, making them more accessible to this generation, and future generations of the Kali Olam.

In terms of such things as the attributes of archangels to the interior stars, just as with the correspondences of the Holy Sefirot, this invocation of Sacred Circle changes nothing at all; the only change would be that if the archangels were emanated from the corresponding interior stars in the light body, the directions of Gavriel and Oriel would change, but not the interior star from which they emanate.

We may say this, however, that with the influx of the Supernal Light, so the Supernal Presence and Power of the archangels is in us. Thus, when we receive the Supernal Influx, or Christ-Spirit in full, so the generation of the interior stars and body of light is transformed, becoming supernal; hence, the body of light becomes a manifestation of the true kingdom of heaven, the Supernal Shekinah (Asherah).

I will share an open secret with you. Already there is fullness in Christ, one just needs to recognize and realize it. This is the truth of the Union of Grace. Contemplate this well, and understand!

May we recognize and realize the truth of the Virgin of Light and Risen Christ, and so realize all in pure emanation, bornless being. Amen.

God bless you!
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#25 Postby Elder Gideon » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:09 am

Shalom Tau Malachi:

As we're hearing nuances now between the Sacred Circle manifest in This World and the World-to-Come, between Malkut as this physical world and the supernal world, I'm inclined to ask about the axes of the Six Directions, each of which holds one of three corresponding Mother letters: Alef, Shin, and Mem.

In a traditional model based in Sefer Yetzirah, Alef spans the direction of Above and Below; Shin spans the direction North and South; Mem spans the direction East and West. Their three-dimensional intersection, of course, is Tau. Shall these directional correspondences of the Mother Letters remain in our contemplation of this Sacred Circle of Supernal Malkut, or does the pattern change?

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Sacred Circle & Cube of Space

#26 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:51 pm

Greetings and blessings in the light of the Messiah!

In the same way that the attribute of Gavriel and Oriel to the directions changes in this invocation, while Michael and Rafael do not, so the attribute of Mem and Shin would change in our contemplation of the Cube of Space in conjunction with this invocation, but Alef and Tau would not change. If we contemplate Mem, Mem corresponds to the play of measured blessings, and to various balances of Mercy and Judgment, and as such, contemplating the Cube of Space in conjunction with this invocation of Sacred Circle, Mem would correspond with South-North, and El-Elohim; and here we might note the Elohim ends with Mem. If we contemplate Shin, the letter of the Shekinah and Spirit of the Messiah, Shin indicates the full spectrum of Light Transmission, and Supernal Influx, and as such, contemplating the Cube of Space in conjunction with this invocation of the Sacred Circle, Shin would corresponds to East-West, and Yah-Yahweh; and in this we might note that it is Shin added to the Great Name that generates the Blessed Name of Yeshua (Yod-He-Shin-Vau-He).

The attribute of Alef to Above-Below remains just the same, and becomes an intriguing contemplation in the unification of the Names of God above and below, and likewise, Tau remains the same, the generation of the Sacred Tau, or Holy Cross, in the center of the circle, the seventh, or eleventh, direction, and so also in the Cube of Space, or in New Jerusalem.

We also cannot help but notice that Mem and Shin are in the Name of Messiah, the Anointed, in this very same order; in that this Sacred Circle of oriented South-North and then East-West, so this attribute follows.

Here we may recall that the manifestation of the Cube of Space corresponds with Malkut, and so this attribute of Otiyot-Letters corresponds with Malkut of Atzilut; different attributes may occur at different levels, however, and those corresponding to This World and those corresponding to the World-to-Come are different.

I do not feel an inclination to venture too far into this subject, but this should give kavvanot for a deeper contemplation.

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Makafin and P'nimi in the Sacred Circle

#27 Postby Marion » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:44 pm

Shalom!

I have been contemplating what was said above: Yah-El is concealed, potential and Yahweh-Elohim is the presence and power of God, revealed, actualized, embodied.

It was also said that: this circle “corresponds with the generation of the threefold body of the sacred tau (shin-tau) and the secret mystery of the blessed name of Yeshua is in it.”

In contemplating the Blessed name of Yeshua in the context of the revealed circle several questions arose. Can we see the Yod and Heh beginning the name as concealed corresponding to Yah and El respectively? Likewise, can we see the Vau and the last Heh as revealed, corresponding to Elohim and Yahweh? I was also wondering, contemplating these concealed and revealed aspects if we could see the letters of the Name and names of the circle as corresponding to partzufim? Where, Yod-Father, concealed, Heh-Imma (mother), concealed, Vau-Son-revealed and Heh-Nukvah (daughter)-revealed. Because Yod extends to become Vau just as the extension of the Father is the Son. Also we can say that the Son is the revealed aspect of the Father and the Daughter is the revealed aspect of the Mother?

In the name Yeshua there is a Shin in the midst (yod-heh-shin-vau-heh). I was contemplating the Shin as the Human One (the Great Seth, Shin-Tau). One who stands with their head in the height and their feet in the depths. Who embodies the Spirit of God, Ruach Elohim in this world. In this regard, I was contemplating the three Yod that make up the letter Shin. I have heard it spoken that Shin corresponds to the threefold body. I have also heard it said that Yod is the hand of God, Which is Supernal grace, salvation. Then would this Shin in the midst have to do with the Great Liberation? I was also wondering about the enumeration of Shin, 300. Three Yod enumerates 30 (10+10+10) Could we see the Shin as and extension of these three Yod in the ten sefirot of Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah? which on the great tree would extend to Tiferet of Atzilut.

If we can contemplate the Yod-Heh of the Blessed Name as concealed, the Vau-Heh of the Blessed Name as revealed, and the Shin in the midst, I was also wondering if you could attribute the threefold body to the three aspects of the name as well?

There is a larger question within all of this. Is this Sacred Circle revealing what was previously concealed? that is, making makafin p'nimi? This reminds of what was said about the second coming. That instead of God revealing Godself in Asiyah, Asiyah ascends to God. I am still contemplating this mystery, it seems like a change in view or vantage point. Much like re-orienting the sacred circle would do. Where instead of the human one looking from earth to heaven, the Human One is elevated to Heaven. In the posts above it was said: "Taddikim are the image and likeness of Yahweh Elohim." Can we say that this Sacred Circle is revealing God through the Human One?

With this shift, is there also a shift in the way that Tzaddikim are permitted to work in this world? and what may be revealed in this world? Is this how the heavens are purified and the second coming happens? What more may be said of this?

Peace be with you in the name of the Risen Messiah, Amen!

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#28 Postby Tau Malachi » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:57 am

Grace and peace to you in Hayyah Yeshua!

Yes, indeed, Yod and He can be viewed as corresponding with Yah and El, and Vau and He final with Yahweh and Elohim, respectively; as we know, in the Second Coming Malkut is called Elohim, indicating the full manifestation of Malkut of Atzilut, or the Shekinah of the Messiah. In this pattern, contemplating the corresponding Partzufim, Yah is Abba, El is Imma, Yahweh is Ben (or Zer Anpin) and Elohim is Nukva (or Kallah). Thus, the Mother and Bride correspond with the south-north axis, and the Father and Son the east-west axis, and in the center is the fullness of Male and Female above and below joined as one (Achad), mystery of the bridal chamber.

Shin corresponds with the mystery of the bridal chamber and the Supernal Influx; equaling 300, it represents the transformation of all the Sefirot of Perud, Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, by the Supernal Light, understanding each Sefirah to contain all ten, equaling 300. It also alludes to the full Supernal Influx through a realization reaching into Adam Kadmon, hence the full embodiment of the Soul of the Messiah in Adonai Yeshua. This greater embodiment of Supernal Influx, however, required Corbin, a holy sacrifice, and as such does not transpire until the appearance of the Risen Messiah, Hayyah Yeshua.

There is a play of the number 30 with the three Yod, which points to Lamed in the Name El and Elohim, Mother-Bride, the Shekinah of the Messiah; Lamed by its shape, reaching above all other letters, indicates a key power of the Great Ascension within Lamed – hence, the evolutionary impulse towards enlightenment and liberation imbued into souls and creation.

Understanding the attribute of the letters of the Blessed Name to the Olamot, Yod-He corresponds with the Body of Truth, Shin with the Body of Glory, and Vau-He with the Body of Emanation or Manifestation.

Now this invocation of the sacred circle was revealed in a movement that enacted something of the rite of ransom, a play of corbin for the people, and through this movement much that was previously makifin in my experience became p’nimi, such as, for example, a more intimate knowledge of the in-betweens of the afterlife because of a deeper experiential acquaintance in this body and life. The very nature of this invocation of the sacred circle is for the sake of greater influxes of the Supernal Light and Truth, and greater embodiment of the Supernal Consciousness, and as such makifin, encircling knowledge, being made p’nimi, internalized knowledge.

There is an ongoing revelation of the Divine, and there is an ongoing evolution of consciousness, and these together bring about the possibility of new revelations and teachings, and greater movements of the Light Transmission in This World. Likewise, there are cycles and seasons of revelation, and there is secret knowledge that is held by tzaddikim and maggidim that cannot be revealed until due season, or until divine permission and authority is given for the revelation. As well as much makifin becoming p’nimi through the movement in which this invocation of the sacred circle was revealed, so also divine permission and authority was given for knowledge held in secret to be shared at this time.

There can be much knowledge given through the experience of the Perfect Thunder Mind (Supernal Consciousness), and through prophetic and apocalyptic visions, which can only be spoken in due season, and so tzaddikim in the Messiah must wait until the time comes to speak it so that the conditions are present for it to be well received by those who are to hear it. Apart from those conditions these messages, or illuminations and revelations they carry, would not be well receive, or understood in their true meaning and context; therefore, they must wait to disclose them. The same is also true among maggidim, the angels of God, they also hold secret knowledge that they cannot share until it is time. This secret knowledge, though, informs tzaddikim and maggidim in their spiritual labors for greater revelation and the harvest of souls, and because of it they are able to labor to co-create the conditions necessary for greater revelation, and greater Divine Action; in a manner of speaking, this prophetic knowledge of the Kingdom of God guides their spiritual works and their prayers.

As we labor for greater influxes of the Supernal Light and Truth there is, indeed, a labor for purification and consecration of the seven heavens, aligning and harmonizing the interior powers and realms so that a greater Supernal Influx becomes possible. In the First Coming the revelation had to transpire first upon the earth, and then in the heavens, but in the Second Coming it transpires first in the heavens, and then upon the earth, as taught in the twelfth chapter of the Book of Apocalypse following the appearance of the Woman of Light. This invocation of the sacred circle, very specifically, shifts the matrix of powers and realms in the heavens, and so invokes greater influxes of Supernal Light and greater revelations of the Messiah and God the Mother.

The shift in the matrix of powers and realms in the heavens, of course, corresponds with a greater revelation of the archangels and angels in Christ, or their essences in the Supernal Universe. As we invoke and pray in the Blessed Name, so this greater knowledge and power of the maggidim comes into play and radical shifts in the matrix of spiritual forces becomes possible.

As you might deduce, giving greater strength to the angels of God, the True Light, so also this invocation diminishes the power of the angels of archons and demons.

Here we may say, if we take up this invocation of sacred circle with full faith and love in Christ, through it new illuminations and revelations will transpire in our experience, and as we speak them, just as the Zohar teaches, there will be the generation and creation of new heavens and new angels, pure realms within the heavens formed of Supernal Light and Power beyond the influence and dominion of the klippot. This, naturally, brings about greater influxes of Supernal Light and Power into This World through the Living Body of Christ. Thus, through this invocation of the sacred circle there is an ongoing generation and evolution of the Body of Glory and Body of Emanation arising from the Body of Truth (Amet).

In this, perhaps, we gain further insight into the great power that is in the Blessed Name, the spiritual power of Yichud, or Adam Kadmon and Atzilut.

O Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai, may all our relations be blessed by You this day as on the Day of Be-with-Us. Amen.

God bless you and keep you – Shabbat Shalom!
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Yah YHVH

#29 Postby Elder Gideon » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:22 am

Shabbat Shalom Tau Malachi:

Trust in YHVH for ever,
for in Yah YHVH
you have an everlasting rock.
(Isaiah 26.4)

This invocation of the sacred circle is founded upon the attributes of the directions to the Holy Sefirot, Hesed and Gevurah being the Depth of South and Depth of North and Tiferet and Yesod being the Depth of East and Depth of West. El and Elohim are the proper Divine Names of Hesed and Gevurah, but in this invocation Yah corresponds with Tiferet and Yahweh with Yesod. Usually Yahweh corresponds with Tiferet in Jewish Kabbalah and Shaddai corresponds with Yesod, and the Name of Yah corresponds with Hokmah-Abba. This shift in Names, however, corresponds with mysteries of the Divine Incarnation of the Messiah, and so the embodiment of the Spirit of the Messiah in living tzaddikim (Gnostic Apostles), or the embodiment of the full influx of the Supernal Light, Supernal Grace.

I rejoice to see in these teachings of Revealed Directions the very pairing of Divine Names such as Yah (East) and YHVH (West) in scripture, drawing out immense implications in our Christian Kabbalah.

As is shared above already, Imma corresponds with El and Nukva-Kallah corresponds with Elohim; the Divine Feminine spans the South-North axis. Abba corresponds with Yah and Zer Anpin-Ben corresponds with YHVH; the Divine Masculine spans the East-West axis. That the prophet Isaiah calls this attribute 'the everlasting rock' sends us down several possible paths of contemplation.

You spoke of this verse in Isaiah in a recent Zohar discourse, Tau, of Yah YHVH being the Messiah. This is compelling for many reasons. Yesod, which we attribute to the West, is Hebrew for the word Foundation. Also, Yesod is the final extremity of Zer Anpin, being the member that transmits to Malkut; this same principle of Partzuf below is literally Tzaddik. In other words, Tzaddik 'below' is our experience of Zer Anpin at Yesod 'above'. Finally, 'the everlasting rock' is the keystone metaphor locking together the Perfect Master's Sermon on the Mount:

‘Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!’ (Matthew 7:24-27)

How profound are these Revealed Directions! The Father is revealed by the Son, the Everlasting Rock, whom we are so fortunate to encounter in Living Tzaddikim, the Foundation of the World!

Perhaps Our Mother may have more to share, being the South of this mystery, and Her Daughter the North and its manifestation as the World-That-Is-Coming!

Gratefully,

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Re: Divine Names in the Directions

#30 Postby Tau Malachi » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:52 am

Grace and peace to you in Hayyah Yeshua!

On one level we may say that El corresponds with the World to Come and Elohim corresponds with This World; in the Infinite One these are, in truth, inseparable, just as is the Pleroma and the Entirety, or Yichud and Perud. In that Elohim is the extension of El, so we may say that the World to Come is the foundation of This World (Zer Olam), understanding that This World, a new heaven and earth, is manifest with the appearance of the Messiah.

Yah Yahweh, this is the Middle Pillar, the power of the Infinite One, in which all is reintegrated and unified; hence, the power of the Messiah. The Infinite One is the source of our being, our light and life, and all reality, and therefore truly is our “everlasting rock,” or “foundation.”

The new heaven that is revealed in the Messiah corresponds with the World-That-Is-Coming, and is beyond the seven heavens; it is the Pleroma of Light, Realm of Yichud, hence, it is the unification of souls with the Infinite One, or full reintegration of souls with the Light Continuum, Yahweh. The seven heavens are gradations of nearness in the Realm of Perud, while the eighth heaven corresponds with unification. The seven heavens remain in the gilgulim, while the eighth heaven corresponds with enlightenment and liberation. Thus, we seek to “build our house” upon the desire for unification, or full reintegration with the Light Continuum, the Infinite One, Yah Yahweh; this is the Messiah, the Anointing.

On another level, El Elohim, this is the Holy One creating heaven and earth, and manifest as heaven and earth, and Yah Yahweh is the One Life-Power in which all that appears is unified; the Sacred Unity underlying all (Kol). Understanding this, body and soul, material and spiritual, is all realized as the emanation of the Infinite One, the Light and Spirit of the Infinite One. Yah El and Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai, corresponds with this realization; Yah El, Supernal Realization, Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai, its embodiment, the Shekinah of Yeshua Messiah.

“Trust in Yahweh forever, for in Yah Yahweh you have an everlasting rock.”
Indeed! Hallelu Yah! Praise the Lord!

This World becomes manifest when we are aware of all in Infinite One and the Infinite One in all; when there is the realization of full unification with the Infinite One, this corresponds with the World-That-Is-Coming.

May we be blessed to realize the innate unity of our being, material and spiritual, with the Infinite One. Amen.


Shabbat Shalom!
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Re: Divine Names in the Directions

#31 Postby staroath » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:12 pm

Shalom!

With working with a few companions reviewing the revealed sacred circle I came up with a little study that I thought would be perhaps helpful to some. This is a brief summary of the above writings by Tau Malachi concerning basic attributes of the circle and brief summation of the chant:


This invocation of the sacred circle is, in truth, oriented to the South (Mercy). There is something we may share regarding this orientation.
In the old covenant the sacred circle was oriented to the West; and then, with the First Coming of Christ it was reoriented to the East. Now, in the Second Coming of Christ in Glory, the greater out pouring of the Christ-Spirit, the Supernal Light, it is oriented to the South.

The sacred circle can be generated in a number of ways, each a different configuration of Divine Powers, the sacred circle corresponding with Malkut-Kingdom, or the Holy Shekinah (Divine Presence).

This invocation of the sacred circle corresponds with Malkut of Atzilut and mysteries of the World-That-Is-Coming, and it corresponds with mysteries of the Supernal Light Transmission in the Second Coming of Christ in Glory.
This invocation of the sacred circle is founded upon the attributes of the directions to the Holy Sefirot, Hesed and Gevurah being the Depth of South and Depth of North and Tiferet and Yesod being the Depth of East and Depth of West. El and Elohim are the proper Divine Names of Hesed and Gevurah, but in this invocation Yah corresponds with Tiferet and Yahweh with Yesod.

The chant in the directions is the single intonement of the corresponding Name of God, El to the south, Elohim to the north, Yah to the east, Yahweh to the west, Yah-El to the height and Yahweh Elohim to the depth; with the final Name of God, though, it is chanted, intoned, three times, and with the third intonement Yahweh Elohim is joined with Shaddai, and so Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai is intoned. This is the essential invocation, and then, as inspired, the archangels are invoked, their respective names being intoned.

El-Elohim
El and Elohim are in their “proper” place, and so throughout the Great Tree of Life Hesed and Gevurah remain the same, never changing correspondence throughout the Olamot, but Tiferet and Yesod change correspondences (Keter-Tiferet-Malkut and Yesod-Da’at), and in the Supernal Realization corresponding, with the Blessed Name of Yeshua, El and then Elohim, this is the union of Mercy and Judgment, as in the World-To-Come, the realization of the Non-Dual Truth (Amet),

Yah-Yahweh
Tiferet becomes Yah and Yesod becomes Yahweh, and we may say that Malkut becomes El Shaddai, which is to say manifest in full Mercy. Yah and then Yahweh, this is the union of the Father and Son, and the Son and Holy Tzaddik, or the full outpouring of Supernal Mercy, Supernal Grace, in this realization.

Yah-El
Yah-El, this is the Supernal Light and Truth that is ever above, beyond, and the Divine Potential for ever greater influxes and embodiments of the Supernal Light and Truth; hence, the countless gradations of Supernal Consciousness-Force going beyond into the Infinite (Ain Sof).


Yahweh Elohim
Yahweh Elohim, this is the unification of Mercy and Judgment realized, embodied, and it is the Supernal Light and Truth below, embodied, and so made manifest in the Messiah and living tzaddikim, and in the entire Living Body of the Messiah that is in the Second Coming. This corresponds to “He and His Name are One on the face of the earth This Day!” Likewise, this
corresponds with the Righteous Ones (Tzaddikim), or true Human Ones, who are the image and likeness of Yahweh Elohim, Supernal Humanity.

Yahweh Elohim Shaddai
There is a further mystery to be spoken. In the fruition of this invocation the Name of God that is invoked, intoned, is Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai. This is the Name of God of Apocalypse (Revelation)

Here we may say that the Light of the True Cross is the power of the Middle Pillar of Atzilut, Understanding Yahweh Elohim as Da’at of Atzilut and Shaddai as Yesod of Atzilut; when this Supernal Light, or Supernal Force, is realized and embodied something of Malkut of Atzilut is manifest in This World, and while walking in This World, on earth or in the heavens, there is Habad of Atzilut and the World-That-Is-Coming.
In this Self-realization you will understand that the appearance of Shaddai and El Shaddai, or Shaddai El Hai, the manifestation of Yesod in Mercy and Judgment, or Compassion, is the same in essence and nature; therefore the Name of Shaddai is joined with Yahweh Elohim in the Book of the Apocalypse and in this invocation of the sacred circle, expressing the knowledge of all as Mercy in the End-Of-Days, Supernal Grace!

These are the essential kavvanot for this invocation of the sacred circle, and as an expression, or emanation, of the Supernal Realization, so is it a teaching and contemplation of the Supernal Truth (Amet), and the Light-presence and Light-power of Supernal Realization is within it; hence, it is avehicle of the Supernal Light Transmission.

Thus as we perform this invocation of the sacred circle, inwardly we will be bowed down before Adonai Messiah and El Elyon ever beyond us, and at the same time we will be aware of our innate unity with the Messiah, or Eheieh, and El Elyon; and aware of our innate unity, and the indwelling
Messiah, so we will envision and generate our body of light in the image and likeness of Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah, and in the awareness of innate unity we will perform the invocation of the sacred circle, invoking as the Risen Messiah and Hua, the Archangel of the Messiah.

As much as unification with Messiah Yeshua, so also this invocation can be performed in unification with the Virgin Mother or the Magdalene, for all embody the same Light-presence and Light-power, the same Divine Grace; all are images in the Risen Messiah.
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Sefirot, Supernal Archangels and Partzufim revealed circle

#32 Postby staroath » Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:47 pm

To continue with the very brief essentualization, and with the words of Tau Malachi:

As we take this invocation up, so we invoke archangels and angels to engage in this Great Work with us, and just as we embody the Supernal Light, more or less, so also we embody something of the Supernal Knowledge, Power and Glory of archangels and angels in the Risen Messiah; hence, we become conscious agents and vehicles of all the Divine Powers in the Messiah.


Sefirot:
Now, in this invocation of the sacred circle in the Body of Light we appear as the Risen Messiah, and the Supernal Kingdom is within and all around us; and rather than the directions as they are in the natural order of generation, or in This World, the directions are manifest as they are in Atzilut, the World of the Holy Sefirot, which corresponds with the Body of the Risen Messiah. Thus, the Six Directions are the Six Sefirot in Atzilut: Hesed and Gevurah (south-north), Tiferet and Yesod (east-west) and Netzach and Hod (above-below), Malkut being the entirety and unity of these manifest together, inseparable from one another. As we form this Holy Vessel or Vehicle, so there is an influx of the Light, the Force, of the Supernals, or Habad of Atzilut; this “stirring below creating a stirring above.”

Archangels:
The “invocation of the archangels” joined with this invocation of Ha-Shem, or the Sacred Circle, is the raying out, or the “extension” of this Holy Light of the True Cross into Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, or into all directions of endless space, and into all realms, worlds and universes of the matrix of creation; hence, the archangels are literally emanations of this Supernal Light from the Body of Glory, just as the Light Transmission that takes place on earth is the radiance of this Supernal Light from the Body of Manifestation, which “anchors,” as it were, the Holy Light in This World.

If we contemplate the supernal reality of the archangels, they corresponds with the spiritual power of the primordial elements of consciousness or the soul arising in their innate purity, for such is the arising of the soul in Atzilut, and likewise, they are powers of the Living Word and Wisdom of God in the Risen Messiah, or Sacred Tau. All of the attributes, or knowledge and power, with which we are familiar are in these archangels, but their knowledge and power is joined with the Habad of Atzilut, and they hold the knowledge and power of the Sefirot of Atzilut with which they correspond.

Now in this sacred circle, south and east remain fire and air, but north and west shift becoming water and earth, respectively; thus Michael is Supernal Fire (Shin), Gavriel is Supernal Water (Mem), Rafael is Supernal Air (Alef) and Oriel is Supernal Earth (Tau). In the Gospel of St. Mark there is a threefold baptism of water, fire and the Spirit, and if a soul is reborn from above, and yet more is thrice born, receiving the full Supernal Influx and Supernal Habad (conscious union), the Light of the True Cross is embodied in them, and so they become the Sacred Tau, the “Holy Cross.” They, in turn, are empowered to baptize with water, fire and the Spirit, and to release and retain sin, and are a conscious agent and vehicle of the Shekinah of the Messiah, the Supernal Light Transmission.

Michael corresponds with the baptism of fire, the anointing with Supernal Light, and the power to release sin.

Gavriel corresponds with the power to baptize with living water, and the power to retain sin.

Rafael corresponds with the power to baptize with the Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim), which is the power to raise from death to life, the full awakening of souls, their ultimate healing.

Oriel corresponds with the entire spectrum of Light Transmission, with and the embodiment of the Holy Light and Spirit through which there is the communication of the Christ-Spirit Mystic Word, Radiant Holy Breath and Laying On Of Hands.

Michael and Gavriel as Supernal Mercy and Supernal Judgment also correspond with the capacity of the Sacred Tau, or Holy Tzaddik, to generate the Body of Glory in countless emanations at various gradations within inner dimensions, and correspond with their capacity to generate countless emanations of the Body of Manifestation, the ongoing incarnation of the Spirit of Messiah, and, as such, Michael and Gavriel correspond to the play of measured blessings and empowerments in the wisdom of skillful means.

Rafael and Oriel correspond with all of the Divine Actions of the Sacred Tau, and with their interior and exterior Presence and Power in the Messiah; hence, Rafael corresponds with the concealed Presence of the Sacred Tau and Oriel with their revealed Presence, or how they appear in the Supernal Universe and in God, the True Light, versus how they revealed themselves in Light Transmission, the Great Gesture.

In this sacred circle Metatron, or Torahkiel Yahweh, corresponds with Da’at and Netzach, while Sandalfon, or Torahkiel Elohim, corresponds with Malkut and Hod; thus, Metatron corresponds with the Habad of the Messiah in the Sacred Tau, and Sandalfon with the Shekinah of Messiah that is within and surrounding the Sacred Tau.

Understanding this, Hua, or Torahkiel Shaddai (Torahkiel Yeshua), is the Sacred Unity of all Divine Powers in the Sacred Tau, which is itself a Divine Power, the Living Presence in full array.

In terms of the Holy Partzufim, there is the image of the Woman of Light and her Holy Child, the Sun of God, Sun of Heaven, and all of the images of the Supernal Archangels and Angels, along with all of the Living Ones (Tzaddikim), are within the Woman of Light and Human One of Light, her Holy Child; hence, within the Risen Messiah and the End-Of-Days.

Understanding this, just as this invocation of the sacred circle can be joined with hitbodedut through the Great Tree, so also it can be joined to the practice of union with the Woman of Light, for it is the manifestation of the Light-presence and Light-power that is in her.

May Blessings ray out!
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Prayer Weapons revealed circle

#33 Postby staroath » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:12 am

In conclusion I take the liberty of repeating here some valuable teachings from Tau Malachi taken from another section of the forum. This is a very small summary on the use of the prayer weapons in the revealed circle and much more can be learned if one gazes deeply into all the writings in their original form:

First, in the revealed invocation of the sacred circle in the Second Coming the masculine and feminine elements are set to their natural polarity, so that fire is opposite water, and sky, or air, is opposite earth, and so it forms a dynamic interaction of the Divine Powers in the sacred circle. This, of course, contrasts the traditional directions of sacred circle, which are set in the pattern of the most subtle to least subtle element; hence, air, fire, water and earth.

The shift in directions also aligns the wand and cup with south-north, and the dagger and pentacle with east-west; hence aligning the prayer weapons corresponding with mercy and severity with these respective arms of the cross within the sacred circle. Interestingly enough, El-Elohim corresponds with mercy, and Yah Yahweh with judgment, or severity, indicating that the understanding of mercy and judgment is radically transformed in the World-To-Come, and likewise, indicating the complete unity of mercy and judgment in the World-To-Come, or Supernal Universe. The unification of mercy and judgment, of course, is enacted through the unification of Yah-El and Yahweh Elohim above and below.

In this invocation of sacred circle, judgment corresponds with removal of klippot, or barriers to the reception of blessings and Light Transmission, and aligned with Yah-Yahweh this reminds that blessings, or bounty, and the Holy Light are ever present, there is simply a need for purification, or the removal of obstructions. Mercy corresponds with the play of measured blessings, and various gradations of Light Transmission, which makes blessings and Light Transmission accessible to all, to each according to their desire and capacity to receive, and so is aligned with El-Elohim. Taking up this invocation of the sacred circle, if our intention is judgment in this way, and if we intend full vigor, we would use the dagger and pentacle together; likewise, if our intention is mercy in this way, and we wish a greater outpouring of mercy, we would use the wand and cup together.

Yah-El above corresponds with infinite Divine Potential, and with Pure Mercy, Supernal Grace; taking up the wand and sphere, drawing upon this Pure Mercy in Hayyah Yeshua, we enact invocations of something from nothing, Yesh Mi Ain.

Yahweh Elohim below corresponds with the full manifestation of Divine Providence, or Divine Sovereignty, or the Holy Shekinah manifest in full glory and power, and this is called the “Day of Judgment”; taking up the holy staff and sphere, drawing upon Pure Judgment in Hayyah Yeshua, we enact invocations of something from something, Yesh Mi Yesh, which is to say radical transformations in the play of fate and destiny, moving great power in the matrix.

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Re: Divine Names in the Directions

#34 Postby Martina » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:09 am

Dear Sister!

Thank you very much for this essentualization. It is very helpful!

In gratitude,
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