Malkut is the Kingdom of the physical.
Malkut to Yesod
Yesod is the Foundation of imagination.
Malkut to Hod
Yesod to Hod
Hod is the Glory of the rationally awake.
Malkut to Netzach
Yesod to Netzach
Hod to Netzach
Netzach is Victory of the wisdom of experience.
Hod to Tipheret
Yesod to Tipheret
Netzach to Tipheret
Tipheret is the beauty of the best place.
Hod to Geburah
Tipheret to Geburah
Geburah is severity of understanding how.
Netzach to Chesed
Tipheret to Chesed
Geburah to Chesed
Chesed is the mercy of providence.
Geburah to Binah
Tipheret to Binah
Binah is Understanding that reaches to the limit of what can be rational.
Chesed to Chokmah
Tipheret to Chokmah
Binah to Chokmah
This path is beyond the Abyss.
Chokmah is the Wisdom of not questioning power.
Tipheret to Keter
This is the last path across the Abyss of Abada.
Binah to Keter
Chokmah to Keter
Keter is the Crown of unity.
Correspondence to the Human Body.
Adapted from "Thelema Lodge Calendar", December 1989 issue.
1. First Sephira: KETER, , meaning "Crown.
2. Second Sephira: CHOKMAH, , meaning "Wisdom".
3. Third Sephira: BINAH, , meaning "Understanding"
The Latent Sephira: DA'AT, , meaning "Knowledge".
4. Fourth Sephira: CHESED, , meaning "Mercy".
5. Fifth Sephira: GEBURAH, , meaning "Severity".
6. Sixth Sephira: TIPHERET, , meaning "Beauty".
7. Seventh Sephira: NETZACH, , meaning "Victory through Endurance".
8. Eighth Sephira: HOD, , meaning "Glory".
9. Ninth Sephira: YESOD, , meaning "foundation".
10. Tenth Sephira: MALKUT, , meaning "Kingdom".
12. BET, , meaning "Dwelling".
13. GIMEL, , meaning "Camel".
14. DALET, , meaning "Door".
15. HEH, , meaning "Air Hole".
Note: There are several other Hebrew spellings for this letter, but they all have the same pronunciation. Unusual ways to spell the letters of Tetragrammaton are employed in Qabalah to obtain Gematria for the numbers of the four Qabalistic worlds. That subject is beyond the present topic, but can be taken up later if there is interest.16. VAU, , meaning "Nail".
17. ZAIN, , meaning "Sword".
18. CHET, , meaning "Fence".
19. TET, , meaning "Serpent".
20. YOD, , meaning "Hand".
21. KOPH, , meaning "Closed Hand".
22. LAMED, , meaning "Ox Goad".
23. MEM, or , meaning "Water".
24. NUN, , meaning "Fish".
25. SAMEKH, , meaning "Prop".
26. AYIN, , meaning "Eye".
27. PEH, or , meaning "Mouth". Pe --- e as in met. Alternatively: e as in bet.
28. TZADDI, , meaning "Fish Hook".
29. QOF, , meaning "Back of the Head".
30. RESH, , meaning "Head".
31. SHIN, , meaning "Tooth".
32. TAW, , last letter, meaning "Cross".
Yah --- a like in father.
Yahweh Elohim, , the divine name of Binah, the third Sephira. The first part, Yahweh, is also pronounced "Jehovah" and a number of other ways. This first part is the Tetragrammaton, the Great Name of four letters. Well supported tradition says that this name has a secret pronunciation that was known only by the High Priest of the Temple at Jerusalem and his successors. The tradition further holds that the pronunciation of this Shem, or divine name, was lost during the destruction of the Temple. There are several less well attested traditions that the pronunciation of Tetragrammaton has been preserved secretly to the present day. This name has several standardized pronunciations with many minor variations.
El, , the divine name of Chesed, the forth Sephira. This is a name of many meanings, but the most basic are: "god" and "might". The English word "all" is like this divine name both in spelling and in meaning. When the letters of El are reversed (Lamed-Aleph instead of Aleph-Lamed), La results. La means "nothing". This property of reversal of meaning on reversal of spelling is common to a number of divine names and mystical terms in Hebrew. A similar thing in English is the reversal of the letters of "God" to give "dog". El occurs in many places in the Bible. Jehovah- Yahweh is sometimes called "Ha-El", "the God". Predictions concerning the Messiah sometimes use El. El is often used to refer to gods other than those of the People of Israel.
Elohim Gibor, , the divine name of Geburah, the fifth Sephira. The meaning of this double name, taking a polytheistic view of Elohim, is "gods and goddesses are mighty". A similar double name, El Gibor, is used in Isaiah 10:21.
Jehovah Eloh Va-Da'at, - , the divine name of Tipheret, the sixth Sephira. Because Jehovah-Yahweh is a part of this name, there are several possible meanings and pronunciations. In the case of Tipheret, the Jehovistic pronunciations are prefered over the Yahwistic. Jehovah is pronounced with the aid of vowel points from the divine name Adonai. A tradition exists which relates Adonai to Tipheret and also to Malkut, the tenth Sephira. If Jehovah is pronounced with the Adonai vowels so that the meaning is "He Is", this is the method:
Jehovah Tzabaot, the divine name of Netzach, the seventh Sephira. Jehovah-Yahweh again complicates the pronunciation. The recommended method for the Tetragrammaton in this case is the same for the Tipheret name: "He is" --- Ye-Ho-Vah, or "She is" --- Ye-Ho-Voh. The strong link between Jehovah and Adonai goes beyond sharing vowel points. The Orthodox Jews usually say "Adonai" in place of "Jehovah" when reading the Tetragrammaton aloud. English translations often render Jehovah as "Lord" --- the proper translation of Adonai. This practice is explained as a showing of respect for Jehovah. Various other words are occasionally substituted: Dodi, , "Loving One", replaces Jehovah in some books. This euphemism has a similar appearance to the four letters of the proper word. A rare substitution for Jehovah is Jehovat, . Elohim is occasionally said in place of Yahweh. Ha-Shem, -, "The Name", is often used. This tendency to euphemise names for the divinity has passed into English. Many Jewish writers spell "God" as "G-d".
Elohim Tzabaot, , the divine name of Hod, the eighth Sephira. Taking the polytheistic meaning for Elohim, this name can mean either "Gods and Goddesses are a Host" or "Gods and Goddesses are Splendors." See above for pronunciation of the two components of this name.
Shaddai El Chai, , the divine name of Yesod, the ninth Sephira. This, like the divine name given below for Malkut, is a composite of several names that usually appear separately. Shaddai means "mighty" or "The Almighty"; and, when it appears separately, Qabalists say it represents Metatron, the angel of the Covenant and Prince of the Face of the Most High. El is a name of the divinity in its own right, but with Shaddai, it has a special meaning. Shaddai El or El Shaddai means "Almighty God." By the Qabalistic practice of Gematria, a sort of numerology, the numerical value of El Shaddai is 345, the same value obtained by converting the letters of the name Mosha (Moses) to number. Some authors have not made this distinction between Shaddai and El Shaddai. Mathers, in his pseudo translation and commentary on The Key of Solomon the King (also called The Greater Key of Solomon) describes a magical talisman of the Sun as representing Metatron. The inscription on this talisman is El Shaddai and the face shown is a traditional representation of Moses with horns of light.
Adonai Melekh Ha-Aretz, - , is the compound divine name of Malkut, the tenth Sephira. This name more often appears in smaller sections: Adonai, Adonai Melekh, Adonai Ha-Aretz, Melekh, and Melekh Ha- Aretz. Adonai means "Lord". Melekh can mean "King", "God", or "Idol". Melekh spelled with an Aleph means "Angel". Ha-Aretz is "The Earth".
(Path on the Tree)
|1||Kether||Primum Mobile||Milky Quartz (noncrystaline)|
|2||Chokmah||Zodiac||Mother of Pearl|
|5||Geburah||Mars||Desert Rose (hematite)|
|11||Aleph||Air or Uranus||Native Sulphur|
|12||Bet||Mercury||Feather Agate (tree agate)|
|23||Mem||Water or Neptune||Moss Agate|
|31||Shin||Fire or Pluto||Fire Opal|
|32||Taw||Saturn or Earth||Granite.|
|Key:||Tarot Cards:||Literature and Legend:|
|1||The four Aces||Books on Cosmology|
|2||The four Twos||Books on Music and Astrology|
|3||The four Threes||Books on Logic and Astronomy|
|4||The four Fours||Books on Business and Science|
|5||The four Fives||Books on Law and Religion|
|6||The four Sixes||Books on Philosophy and Society|
|7||The four Sevens||Books on Psychology and Anthropology|
|8||The four Eights||Books on Building and Repair|
|9||The four Nines||Books on History and Fiction|
|10||The four Tens||Books on Geography and Geology|
|11||The Fool||The Little Prince|
|12||The Magician||Magick in Theory and Practice by Aleister Crowley|
|13||The High Priestess||The Little Flowers of St. Francis|
|14||The Empress||The Golden Ass by Lucius Apuleius|
|15||The Emperor||The Life of Charlemagne by Einhard|
|16||The Hierophant||The Life of Muhammadby Ibn Ishaq|
|17||The Lovers||The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran|
|18||The Chariot||The Egyptian Book of the Dead|
|19||Strength||Monkey by Wu Cheng-en|
|20||The Hermit||Siddharthaby Hermann Hesse|
|21||The Wheel of Fortune||The Works of Rablais (Gargantua and Pantagruel)|
|22||Justice||The Aeneid by Virgil|
|23||The Hanged Man||Black Opium by Claude Farrere|
|24||Death||The New Golden Bough by Sir James Frazer and abridged by T.H.Gaster|
|25||Temperance||Parzivalby Wolfram von Eschenbach|
|26||The Devil||Feather Woman of the Jungle by Amos Tutuola|
|27||The Tower||The Confessions of St. Augustine|
|28||The Star||Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll|
|29||The Moon||The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire|
|30||The Sun||The Ship of Fools by Sebastian Brant|
|31||Judgment||The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce|
|32||The World||Webster's Dictionary|
10. Malkut. Pick up a clump of moist earth and smell it.
32. Taw. listen carefully to a TV set for at least half an hour without looking at it.
9. Yesod. Turn off the sound on a TV set and look carefully at the
picture on the set for at least half an hour.
31. Shin. Call telephone information and ask for your own number and address.
30. Resh. Read a children's story and write about it as if it were a new story.
8. Hod. Make a detailed plan for tomorrow.
29. Qof. Spend a half hour in a dark garden at midnight.
28. Tzaddi. Stand naked before a mirror and gaze into your reflected eyes.
27. Peh. Copy a page from a book by hand and immediately burn the copy.
7. Netzach. Spend half an hour at noon in the same garden you used
for path number 29.
26. Ayin. Enter a room which has a closet. Sit in the room and slowly say
one hundred times: "There is a monster lurking and waiting to grab me in that closet." Turn off the lights and go into the closet.
25. Samekh. Get some of your favorite food or drink; wait until you are
hungry or thirsty; then taste but do not eat or drink.