SOMETIMES WHEN WE UNITE THE SACRED, THE HOLINESS IS SO OVERWHELMING THAT IT SHATTERS THAT WHICH IS MEANT TO CONTAIN IT
But not just Kabalah, physics too. When you have much water to hold, you need a deep enough bowl; when you have something of great weight, you need a broad, sturdy support to ensure its safety.
Copyright A. Barclay. Brown "Calli" ink on natural vegetable parchment.
Amulet dividing the unified; Shem Ha-Meforash Y-H-V-H or "The Living Name Pronounced as it is Spelled". The Lost Word. The Unutterable.
Its gematria is 26, the total of the numbers of the sefirot of the middle pillar of the Eytz Chayim/Tree of Life: 1+6+9+10. Keter plus Tiferet plus Yesod plus Malkhut.
This piece is meant for meditation on the Most Divine Name, before its overwhelming unity is achieved. Because one is not allowed to divide This Name after it has been written, the compartments must be drawn first, before the letters are written. The resulting two-letter Names still retain a level of qedushah, of holiness; however their inherent powerful presence is more manageable for humans...less intensely full & focused.
Tonight we celebrated the New year of the Trees: T"U b'Sh'vat igiya, chag ha-ilanot...
Many-coloured wines, tree-fruits, nuts, olives, carob...one of the most sensual meals of the Jewish Year.
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