The Tree of Life and the Sephiroth can be looked at on different levels. Although created by Kabbalists the tree can be easily applied to other religions and esoteric teachings; it is that basic and fundamental. But first and for all, it is a blueprint of the human being, and everything on the Tree of Life is a reflection of what happens inside oneself. Therefore one should see, and experience, the Tree of Life inside oneself. The Sephiroth have each their own respective place on the Tree, and they relate to each other in particular ways, depending, for example, on the Paths that connect them. What the presentation will give you here is the basic information based on Ben Ward’s own studies and insight. The Kabbalah is not a rigid system and there is a lot of flexibility in its interpretation.
The Kabbalah also attaches great importance to each letter and its numerical value, but that is a whole field (Gematria) which by itself we cannot go into here.
The sephiroth are emanations from the divine. They are strongly defined by number and place on the Tree of Life. But what are they? According to Israel Regardie they are considered "to be substantial principles of power-vessels, or categorical ideas in which the consciousness of the universe expresses itself". Sounds mind blowing, doesn't it? They are like vessels or channels, in which and through which the divine powers can manifest themselves in their creative evolution. They are spheres of light, receptacles that hold particular energies as they stream down from the divine source. They are like different potencies emanating from the divine. They are constantly there, always active, never ceasing. They are a medium between the divine, the Absolute (Ain-Soph) and the physical world as we know it. They are characterized by limitation, measure, and concretization. They are gradations of powers, that is why they have different places on the Tree of Life. They are the substance of reality. They emanated from the divine, but are uncreated. The created universe that followed is just a reflection
BEN WARD - LIFE MEMBER OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY IN AMERICA. HE IS A RETIRED CEO WHO HAS DEVOTED HIS TIME TO THE MYSTERIES OF LIFE. ACCORDING TO BEN WARD, THE STUDY OF THE KABBALAH IS THE PREMIER MODALITY AND MODEL FOR HAVING LIFE’S MYSTERIES UNVEILED.
This is a video. Discussion will follow afterwards.
Friday, September 15, 2017
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Tracy Gee Community Center
3599 Westcenter, Houston, TX 77042
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