By W Wynn Westcott
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Into a Crown of glorified radiance, and we recognise KTR, Kether, the Crown, the First Sephira, First Emanation of Incomprehensible Deity, the first conceivable attribute of immanent manifested Godhead: also named ADM OILAH, Adam Oilah, The Heavenly Man, and Autik Yomin, The Ancient of days. The devout Rabbi bows his head and adores the sublime conce,ption. He is represented in the Hebrew Old Testament by the Divine Name AHIH, Aheieh, "I am" (Exodus iii. v. 4). The conscious God having arisen in His energy, there follow immediately two further Emanations, the Trio shining in the symbol of a radiant triangle.
Laid down laws. -there must be a hidden meaning. "Woe be to the man who says that The Law (Torah) contains only common sayings and tales: if this were true we might even in our time compose a book of doctrine which would be more respected. a somewhat similar declaration of a literal and a mystical meaning of scripture. The Talmud in book "Sanhedrin" remarks that Mariasseh King of Israel asked whether Moses ' could not relate something of more value than tales of Timnah a concubine, and Rachael with her mandrakes, and he is answered that there IS a concealed meaning in these narrations.
The assertion that matter exists, and is an entity entirely different from Spirit, and that Spirit-the God of Spirits --created it, must be denied, and the notion must be torn out by the roots before progress can be made. If matter exists, it is something, and must have come from something; but Spirit is not a thing, and creative Spirit, the highest SpiPtual conception, could not make matter, the lowest thing, out of nothing: hence it is not made, and hence there is no matter. All is Spirit and conception.
An introduction to the study of the Kabalah by W Wynn Westcott