The Kaballah Demystified - Part One
- This is Volume Two Number 1
August 29, 2005
*** THE EMERALD TABLET ***
I recently wrote my commentary on the Emerald
Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus as translated by
Dr. Juliet Ashley for the following website:
http://AlchemicalOrder.com/articles/ I refer you
to that article for more information about both
spiritual alchemy and the Golden Dawn.
There is another translation of the Emerald
Tablet done by Rhodonn Starrus and Betty
Reeves which can be read on our website at:
The commentary for that version was written
by Rita Baker and myself several years ago.
*** THE KABALLAH DEMYSTIFIED - Part One ***
In the beginning there was nothing. There was no
space. There was no time. There was no matter.
There was no energy. There was no thing and there
Awareness dawned. But this awareness occupied no
space. It was not matter and it was not energy.
It was awareness and only awareness. Time may or
may not exist at this stage of evolution. But
time is immaterial for awareness is not bound by
time in any way. There is a beginning of
awareness, and without awareness there is nothing.
But we don't know if awareness ever ends. Experts
guess it may not ever end.
Awareness is proof a mind existed, for the mind is
what becomes aware. But this mind was nothing.
It had no form because there was no matter to make
a form. Without matter there is no energy for
matter is required to create energy. There was no
space because there was no matter to define space.
Mind existed because that mind was aware.
The Tree of Life.
The Tree of Life is a ten-sphere, thirty-two path
glyph of consciousness. The first sphere on the
Tree of Life is the first step in the Divine
Creation. From this beginning the Mind of the
Divine evolved through thirty-one more steps.
Thus was everything created and is being created.
The First Path.
The first path is the top-most sphere on the Tree
of Life. It is called the Crown and it stands for
Awareness. In Hebrew it's called Kether, Ketter
or Kesser depending upon the dialect of Hebrew.
Kether means Crown but the esoteric meaning
of crown is Awareness. We become aware of
things in the top of our head. This is our crown.
Our crown is Awareness.
Awareness is the starting point of all
consciousness. It is the starting point of all
creation, all creations and all creating. In
order for us to create anything in our lives, we
must first become aware such creation is possible.
We must become aware we can create and we must
become aware of the thing we are going to create.
Without awareness there is no creation.
To gain a fuller understanding of this concept,
you may want to become aware of your own
awareness. This can be done during meditation.
Become calm and peaceful, look inside yourself and
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Copyright by John Gilbert, Ph.D. 2005.