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Qabalah 101 - Part 18

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  • John Gilbert
    Gentlepeople, This is Volume One Number 56 October 3, 2004 Thank you to those of you who wrote about the 231 Gates of the Kaballah. Your questions and
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      Gentlepeople,

      This is Volume One Number 56
      October 3, 2004

      Thank you to those of you who wrote about the 231
      Gates of the Kaballah. Your questions and
      comments are invaluable to me in writing this
      newsletter. Here's my group answer to all of you.

      The Two Hundred Thirty One Gates are unique to the
      Hebrew Language as far as I know. The Jews look
      upon their language as the Holy Language of the
      Divine and the Sepher Yetzirah is a compilation of
      how that language was used to create everything
      that is.

      The Greeks, Romans and the Sanscrit-speaking
      peoples all view their unique language as being
      the Holy Language of the Divine but none of them
      codified the creation like the Jews did. Indeed,
      they could have done so and so can you. Take the
      alphabet of your choice, calculate all of the
      possible two letter combinations of the letters in
      this alphabet. The number of permutations for a
      twenty-two letter alphabet is twenty-two factorial
      (22!). For a twenty-six letter alphabet the
      number of permutations would be twenty-six
      factorial (26!). It's always the factorial
      computation of the number of letters in the
      alphabet (x!).

      Having creating these two-letter pairs, assign a
      pair of opposite concepts to each letter pair.
      For example, you could use any of the following
      concept pairs for any of the number pairs:
      love-hate, free-bondage, anger-peace, fear-joy,
      happiness-sadness, justice-injustice,
      charity-greed, etc. When you're done, you'll have
      a set of gates similar to the set created by the
      Jewish rabbis who wrote the Jewish Kaballah.
      Congratulations.

      The next step is to meditate on these concepts
      until you understand how each causes the other to
      exist and how to unite them into one neutral
      force. Then become that neutral force. This is
      the system for meditating on the Two Hundred
      Thirty One Gates of the Kaballah.

      For my text I'm using the translation of the
      Sepher Yetzirah Chapter Three available at

      http://UniversalGnostic.com/reading/qabalah/sepher3.htm
      and quote it as follows:

      Section 1. The Foundation of all the other sounds
      and letters is provided by the Three Mothers, Aleph,
      Mem and Shin; they resemble a Balance, on the one
      hand the guilty, on the other hand the purified, and
      Aleph the Air is like the Tongue of a Balance standing
      between them.

      The sound of Aleph is the voiceless sound of air
      moving through the throat, mouth and lips. This
      sound, both voiced and unvoiced, is the basis for
      all of the vowel sounds in the Hebrew and most
      modern languages. This is one type of sound,
      those made by the throat and the mouth.

      The sound of Mem is made with the lips closed.
      Many of the consonants in Hebrew and other
      languages are made with the lips. This is the
      second type of sound, those sounds made by the
      lips.

      The sound of Shin is made with the teeth and the
      tongue. The rest of the consonants in Hebrew and
      most other languages are made with the tongue and
      teeth. This is the third type of sound, those
      sounds made by the teeth and tongue.

      The second part of this section alludes to the
      Three Pillars of the Tree of Life. One pillar is
      black and black is the color of guilt. One pillar
      is white and white is the color of purity. The
      Middle Pillar is the Pillar of Air and it
      balances both the black and white pillars.

      Likewise, the sound of Aleph balances all sounds
      made by the tongue and teeth with all the sounds
      made by the lips. This is so because the sound of
      Aleph is hidden in each and every one of the other
      sounds. The sounds made by the lips are the black
      or guilty sounds whereas those made by the tongue
      and teeth are the white or purified sounds. The
      vowel sounds made by the mouth and throat balance
      all these other sounds.

      There's a great esoteric lesson hidden here and
      we'll discuss that over the next few newsletters.
      In the meantime, have a great week.

      Namaste,
      John

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      John Gilbert and Universal Gnostic Church 2004.
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