Qabala 101 - Part 11
This is Volume One Number 50
July 4, 2004
The text I'm using can be read or downloaded at
We'll be reading Chapter One Section 11
The authors of this ancient text now take us on a
tour of the Cube of Space. There are several
books describing how the Cube of Space is derived
from the Tree of Life and I won't get into that
topic at this time. What I will explain is that
the Cube of Space not only describes how the
manifest world was created, it is a blueprint for
building a Cube of Protection around ourselves and
our families and possessions.
The first four creations constituted a point, a
point without existence in space as there was not
yet any space to occupy. This is to change
rapidly as the Creator forms the Cube of Space.
The Fifth and Sixth Creation forms a line from
Above to Below. The Seventh and Eighth Creation
forms a plane by adding a second line
perpendicular to the first. The Ninth and Tenth
Creation is to add another line perpendicular to
the first two thus creating space. Until the
Seventh Creation there was no space for the Tree
of Life to occupy. Now the Tree of Life can
occupy all of space, and that space is limitless.
The Great Name Jehovah is used in creating the
Cube of Space. This name in Hebrew is Yod Heh Vau
and the Above direction was sealed with that name.
The Below direction is sealed with the same name
by changing the position of the last two letters.
If you seal Above with GOD, you seal Below with
GDO according to this Jewish formula.
The direction East was Sealed with the first
permutation of Yod Hey Vau which is Hey Yod Vau
formed by interchanging the first and second
letter of Hey Yod Vau. The West direction is
sealed with the same name by changing the position
of the last two letters thus making it Hey Vau
Yod. Using our GOD example, we seal East with OGD
and West with ODG.
The direction South is sealed with the second
permutation of Yod Hey Vau which is Vau Yod Heh.
The North direction is sealed with Vau Heh Yod.
Using our GOD example, we seal South with DOG and
North with DGO.
Another way to do this is to seal the directions
with three different Gods or Goddesses. For
example, we could seal Above with Creator God and
Below with God Creator. We could seal East with
Father God and West with God Father, South with
Mother God and North with God Mother. That way we
preserve the permutations given in the text.
Another way is to seal the directions with six
different Gods or Goddesses. For example, Creator
God Above, Destroyer God Below, Son God in the
East, Father God in the South, Mother God in the
West and Daughter God in the North. We can even
add a seventh direction and call it Within. None
of these options are explained in the text but
they probably were communicated by "word of
mouth." Certainly they are so communicated by
Kabbalists, Cabalists and Qabalists today.
We can also change the shape of the Cube of Space
into a Sphere of Space. We can use either one as a
Cube of Protection or a Sphere of Protection. For
a complete description of one possible Sphere of
Protection check out the Magickal Order of the GD at
remember, the Elemental Cross of Kabalistic Cross
are optional and are not required to form a Sphere
of Protection. In the meantime, have a great
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