Unauthorised aftermarket modification of the Kabbalah
I was wondering if there was a way to maximise the hexagonal symmetry of the Tree of Life and I kinda like this variant.
start with the variant where you have Da'at and not Keter, which I justify by assigning Keter the number 0 (because C is obviously one of the divine languages), with that done you're free to just push Chokmah and Binah off to the side.
Chokmah (unity), Binah (duality) and Malkut (matter/time) then stand out as fundamental anchor points.
Then we have a nice hex colour wheel in the middle. I picked primary colours for the three anchors: red for Malkut for blood/earth, also because it's the lowest energy colour. Yellow for the light of Chokmah, blue for the sky/void/space of Binah. That gives us both a wheel, and two interlocking primary/secondary triads. The colours feel roughly correct to me too.
I'm curious as to whether this configuration turns up anywhere in the literature.
I have never seen anything like it, @natecull. Intriguing...
@natecull this looks like the offspring of the kaballah and an isomorphic keyboard
@a_breakin_glass pretty much! after smoking a few colour tint pots
@natecull where’s the connections?
@zensaiyuki A very good question, and the answer is I don't have them, because I am *much* less interested in the pathways than I am in the sefirah themselves. Like, several orders of magnitude less.
I find the pathways very dubious frankly.
I know that historically, the pathways came first and 'are' the Kabbalah, but, they simply don't resonate intuitively for me nearly as much as the sefirah do.
That's why this is an 'unauthorised aftermarket mod'.
what I do glean from what little I understand of the pathways is that the right-hand side is a little 'higher' than the left, in that energy flows from the 'top down, and right to left', but...
... yeah, the whole point of this variant is to de-emphasise a vertical flow and emphasise a flat circular flow, and the centrality of Tiferet. again, this may be very nonstandard.
I see two energy flows in the inner triads:
Che -> Gev -> Yes
Net -> Hod -> Dat
@zensaiyuki I can't tell you quite why I feel this (other than that there's a very strong tradition of the Seal of Solomon being two overlapping triangles, which I read as counterrotating, and it's roughly following the classical pathways idea of right to left), except that I find it interesting that the Martinist version of the Seal appears to show something similar.
All of this may well just be random neural firings, of course.
@zensaiyuki Like one of the things I find confusing about the classical Tree is that I think it's trying to square several competing circles
* the Star of David / Seal of Solomon / Anahata ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anahata_(Heart_Chakra) ) hexagram, a triangle of Heaven, Triangle of Earth, heart center
* the Greek Tetractys, a set of 10 increasing pyramidally from the top
* a human figure
and it's doing an okay-ish job, but, these are fundamentally awkward concepts to try to unify in one 2D diagram.
@natecull the flow of energy is more important than the nodes themselves- its how the name of an angel or demon becomes the routing code for their location.
you are right that it doesn’t all fit on a 2D diagram. it’s harder to visualise but I am fairly certain traditional tree it’s a 4D subset of a 5D figure, projected crudely onto 2D
@natecull the trouble with it is in 2D it’s like an escher impossible figure. stuff doesn’t untangle until you get up to 5D
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