Friday, November 9, 2007

The Temple and The Tree

Click To Enlarge Kircher's Image

We discussed in a recent post that in Ezekiel’s temple the water running from under it into, or even creating, the three kingdoms of glory, is the same imagery that Nephi used, but Nephi exchanged the Tree of Life for the Temple.

In ancient Hebrew thought, they were the same thing (another home run for the prophet). In Jeannette Miller's paper she says: "I will equate the tree of life with the temple." [Link]

Click to Enlarge Image

If the imagery of both the temple and the Tree of Life are depicting the same thing, could we overlay the two images and see a pattern?

Actually the bottom row of three sefira on the second image should probable be outside the temple, being law (which creates creation) and agency (man’s interaction with creation) is not redeemed creation. It is not until justice and mercy are mediated that we enter the court, or the telestial kingdom.


Anonymous said...

I would invite the Viewer of your Temple picture with circles to add a head two arms and two legs and you have Man who is the Temple of God
The Mystery is Inward and Not Outword
we visit with God by Having His Spirit in us.we sould be God's House
(Temple)and we should Know and Be Known of the Holy Ghost.

Anonymous said...

"The "Kircher Tree": Athanasius Kircher's 1652 depiction of the Tree of Life, based on a 1625 version by Philippe d'Aquin.This is still the most common arrangement of the Sephiroth and paths on the tree in Hermetic Qabalah"
The Tree that you picture is of Qabalah(Magick Masons) and not of Kaballa(Jewish Mysticism)not that either one is too godly!!!
Witch type of Qubala/Kaballa do you like to enlighten you on your quest or acension.
It is rather interesting that people like Manly P Hall,Albert Pike and Aliester Crowley were Adepts into Mysticism and always spoke of Truth but could not say Jesus was Christ,
First(Gnostic/Mysticism) because Enlightment and Acension was obtainable without Christ,
Jesus was a light but not the Light
2Peter 2:1-2 even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of TRUTH shall be evil spoken of.
And as for Jesus and Jewish Mysticism what much can they really say If they lost Messiah/Christ and thier Scribes and Readers of the Law were blind to the Truth,
Exucuses for the truth.the Blind leading the Blind
Thier concepts and creeds are in denial or inspite of the Truth.
Unable to see Messiah and in avoidance of Christ be Spoken of.
12 ¶ Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life
19 Jesus answered, Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also.
Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
The Jews prided themselves of thier much Learning, some seem to disregard Jesus' words listen with new ears
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
The Gnostic/Mystic Jews of Lucifer/Cain teaching could not know the truth because they were unable to hear him.
43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
True Enlightenment can only come thru the Holy Ghost
Not from Books(much learning)
Not from Stones(Temples)
Not of Works(good deeds/law)
and The Holy Ghost can Enlighten even the most enlearned and unread.
So the above is in responce to your Mystic Qubala Tree "Kircher Tree"
I think there were two Trees in the Garden.What was the real drama? what was the Power behind each tree? What was the Godly and Holy action?What was not? If one views the Fall as one giant step upto Exaltation it taints your whole view and the nature of God and Holy-ness.Who was Lucifer and who was God? Who was good and who was bad? Who was right who was wrong?
Who was the Liar and who was not?Does God like Obedience or Not?
Answer these "Two" questions what were the Trees and what was good and bad?