The Energy at the Dawn of Creation.

The Arizal explains that the Zohar tells us that the Torah existed for 2000 years before Creation, and that it existed in a form in which all the 79,976 letters would appear to be jumbled to us today.  In other words, what is written in the Torah and was frozen in time once the letter were rearranged to form the narrative we know today, was formerly written in a potential state, whereby the events of our Biblical past could have played out differently.  Adam didn’t have to sin.

Nevertheless, he did, and we have to struggled and fight our way back to the Tree-of-Life reality that existed prior to that initial sin.  As part of that process (the easy part) we study the secret coding of the Torah (Sod Torah), which R’ Abulafia of blessed memory calls the deepest level of Torah understanding (that we’re capable of at any rate).

But what are we really doing when we examine the gematria and the permutations of the letters and words of the Torah?

Yes, we are revealing the underlying technology that the Torah was designed with, and occasionally by doing so, yes, we are revealing hidden blessings, prayers, and specific gateways. And yes, with each revelation into the magnificence of the Torah we bring more awe of the Torah and G-d into our lives and the world and thus bring ourselves and others closer to G-d ( a thoroughly worthy cause unto itself).

But what are we really doing when we rearrange the letters according to ancients codes that seem to exist before time? At times, it feels like all the letters of the Torah are on stone wheels, each with all 22 (or 27) letters embossed on the–79,976 wheels in all.  At other times, it’s as if the Torah was an enormous multi-dimensional matrix, with gateways and portals  appearing at the intricate junctions and apexes, each leading us to other portals.

But what are we really doing?

When we reveal and understand the codes that permute the letters, we are in essence re-scrambling the letters to the primordial state they were in before creation, to the state of potentiality. We are connecting ourselves to energy of purity that existed before the sin of Adam, to the energy of the Tree-of-Life. We are connection ourselves to the energy that knew no limitations, the energy that houses all possibilities.

What is this like?

It’s like converting the aging cells of our bodies back to pure undifferentiated stem cells that still have to potential to be anything our bodies need, that are young, disease free, and full of youthful health.

This is what we are really connecting to.  What we do with that energy is up to us.

As for the state of the Torah before Creation, we know, for sure, of the formal order of at least 42  of the 79,976 letters, the first 42.  Prior to Creation the first 42 Letters of the Torah were the 42 letters of the Shem MB, the 42-Letter Name of G-d, which is known as the Ana B’koach. This is why when we do the Ana B’koach (See the book The Genesis Prayer), we often see miracles; we are connecting to that primordial energy of pure potential, which means our reality can shift instantaneously.  This is the power of the Tree-of-life.

When we were given the Torah everything was already set (fixed), and both time and a time-frame indelibly established, events had already played out and future events had already been determined. But…

But we were also given, a gateway out (beyond). Adam left Gan Eden with the Ana B’koach, the 42 letters that tap into  the energy he was forced to leave behind. That 42-letter matrix is still here with us today, and still access all that beautiful potential energy. It is our key back in.  As the Zohar puts it, it is the 173 keys to Heaven given to Moses (the small gematria of the 42 letters totals 173).

This is why we study the codes.  It’s all about the Tree-of-Life.

Chag Sameach


What the 10 Sefirot Reveal?

Tonight is the hillula of the Arizal, one of the greatest kabbalists of all time and to whom we owe most of our understanding (even if only on a limited basis) of the Tree-of-life. It is in his merit that we share today new revelations about the Tree-of-life. And as Abulafia said, nothing gets revealed without heavenly permission; everything in its time. As you’ll see now is the time. Rabbi Chaim Vital of blessed memory, the Arizal’s prized student and redactor, explained that the Tree-of-life was directly connected to the 42-Letter Name through the 10 sefirot (dimensions and 32 Paths of Wisdom that interconnect them, but it seemed in conflict with other commentary that described it was 10 sefirot and 22 linkages for a total of 32. Nevertheless, what neither he, nor anyone that we know of, has ever written about is that the 42-Letter Name also connect to the Tree-of-Life through the 42 letters in the 11 Names of the sefirot (including the all-important balancing dimension of Da’at, located between Chochma and Binah).

Now, we can’t tell you how they interact–anymore than Chaim Vital did over 400 years ago–but we do know, as the sages have told us, that it’s the understanding of the 42-Letter Name that will bring the geula (final redemption) and we can show you how the 42 letters of the 11 Names in the Tree-of-life mathematically spell out the date for the geula, the same date given to us by Rav Yehuda Halevi Ashlag, of blessed memory.

But first let’s examine what a little understanding can connect us to. First and foremost we must understand that, as explained by Abraham in his Sefer Yetzirah, the Hebrew letters are the building blocks of the universe and that how they recombine determines both the physical and spiritual (energetic) structure of the universe, so they are a lot more than squiggles on a page. Every word and name they form has significant individual meaning with far-flung consequences we can’t see nor fathom. And it’s only through the translation of gematria and simple mathematics that we get even a glimpse into that deeper meaning and purpose.

The 11 Names of the sefirot that make up the dimensional structure of our greater universe (Keter, Chochma, Binah, Da’at, Chesed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, and Malchut are spelled in Hebrew:












It’s well known from the writings of the Arizal that the initials of these sefirot (without the inclusion of Da’at connect to the 5 letters of the name Israel through it’s value (541+5 = 546), and some people know that the first 4 initials of the upper sefirot (Keter, Chochma, Binah, Da’at) add up to 32, as in the 32 Pathways themselves. But what no one has written about that we know of is that there are 11 sefirot, 22 outer letters in the 11 Names, and 20 inner letters, and that the ordinal value for the letter C, T, and R, spelling Keter (CTR) are 11, 22, and 20; therefore, it’s through the spelling of these 11 Names that we can eventually connect to Keter, the crowning sefira.

And the timing for accessing that crowning level is found within the numerical value of the first and last letters of the 11 sefirot: 1985 plus 32 for the kolel of the 32 Paths equals 2017 (5778). Morever, the total value of the 42 letters in the 11 sefirot is 3342 and 3342- 11 (kolel) = 3331. And 3331 years (66.6 jubilee years) from 2448 HC, when the Israelites left Egypt and received the 10 Commandments, equals the end of the year 5778 and a new beginning, for it’s in the beginning where we found the 42-Letter Name and the Tree-of-Life.


A similar parallel exists between the structure of the Tree-of-life and 10 plagues that preceded the last opportunity we had for achieving the Tree-of-life reality.

The 11 initials of the 10 plagues numerically equate to 541, the numerical value of Israel. The last two initials of the 11 words in the 10 plagues are M-B, as in the Shem MB, the 42-Letter Name. And with that, we’ll segue into the hidden spear in Washington DC that also points to 2018 (5778 HC) in our next article.

The 10 plagues, Final Installment

…continued from the 10 Plagues and the Final Redemption

We’ve seen how the 10 plagues were more for the benefit of waking up the Israelites to the tree-of-life reality than shaking up the Egyptians, and how that were even more for our benefit as we deal with the same spiritual afflictions our brethren faced 66.6 jubilee years ago, when they too stood before the 50th gate of darkness. We’ve also seen how the dates of the Divine calendar were programmed into the 40 letters of the plagues so that the dates 3760 (0 CE), 26.26 jubilee years after the Exodus, and 5778 (2018 CE), 40 jubilee years later were highlighted, and connected to Moshiach (the Messiah), the geula (final redemption) and the the 42-letter Name of G-d (Ana B’koach).

Now, we’ll examine specifically how the final and 10th plague, the death of the first born, relates to us and our generation.

Interestingly enough, the two initials of the last plague, the killing of the first born, make up the last of the 11 initials and are Mem and Bet as in the Mem-Bet, or 42-Letter Name of G-d, and if we were to add the value of the missing vav (6) or the omitted 41st letter mentioned in the previous blog the 352 times that the initials Mem-Bet appears sequentially in the Torah, we’d get 358, the numerical value of Mashiach, the Messiah.

Furthermore, we’ve seen the sum of the gematria sofit values of the 10 plagues is 5546, which is 232 (the value of the 4 aspects of the Tetragrammaton) less than 5778, the year prophesied by the tzaddikim for the arrival of Moshiach, but if we sum up the square roots of each of the 10 plagues, again utilizing gematria sofit and this time add the square root of 232 we get 314…. the numerical value of Shadai, Mettatron, Pi, etc), just like the first 11 letters of parsha Bo (VYEMR YHVH EL) where we find the last 3 plagues.

Shadai (ShDY) is the Name of G-d, placed on every Jewish door post as protection against negativity and for those that understand, as a gateway to the world above, so it’s very fitting that 314, Shadai, would be at the entrance to the Tree-of-life reality, just as the place the Israelites crossed the Sea of Reeds was PI-Haraoth.

It was Rabbi Chaim Vital of blessed memory who taught that all Torah light is spread through squaring so we know that this is no coincidence and, as detailed in The Genesis Prayer, we’ve already established the overwhelming evidence and significant connections integrally linking 314 (PI to several decimal places) and the Torah, the 42-Letter Name, and 358 (Mashiach); and then again to the year 5778 in There’s Nothing Random in the Universe.

In one of chazal’s prophecies it says. “Like the days you left Egypt, I will show you wonders”. This is a reference to the final redemption.

According to the tzaddikim, Moses’ staff was engraved with both the Shem Mem-Bet (42-Letter Name) and the 72 Names of G-d, which are derived from the three consecutive 72 letter verses that narrate the crossing of the Red Sea (Sea of Reeds).  And it took the power of the 42-Letter Name coupled with the 72 Names to help the Israelites break through the final barrier of illusions, which is why the special 3-columned structure of the Song of Moses, praising G-d for the deliverance from exile, is in paragraph 42 of Shmot (The Book of Names, Exodus).

Moreover, while all 11 initials of the 10 plagues sum up to 541, the numerical value of Israel, the 3 initials of the first and last plague together, are Dalet-Mem-Bet, which spells out the 65th of the 72 Names of G-d, Dalet-Mem-Bet. Meanwhile, the numerical value of the initials Dalet-Mem-Bet is 46, that of meah, Hebrew for 100 and “100 Gates” or Meah Sharim (MEH ShYRIM) is 46 + 420 = 666.

But this connection to 100 is deeper than at first appears because the sum of the ordinal value of the 11 initials (D,Z,C,A,D,SH,B,E,Ch,B,M) of the 10 plagues is 100.  And to a kabbalist, 100 is always keter (the highest sefira) and we further know from the Arizal that the 10 plagues are analogous to the 10 sefirot stretching from dam (blood) representing malchut to the death of the first born, representing keter.

Now, the meaning of 100 gates, used in Genesis 26:12, is twofold: first they represent the fully blossomed tree-of-life with the 10 sub-sefirot (dimensions) for each of the 10 sefirot, but it can also represent both the 50 positive gates of Binah (Understanding) and the corresponding polar opposite 50 gates of negativity. 66.6 jubilee years (50 year intervals) ago in 2448 HC, the Israelites were able to shed their disbeliefs and illusions and swinging from one extreme to the other they were able to transverse all 100 gates in a single moment that split the Red Sea.

That seminal moment is available to each of us today, their counterparts in this divine plan. And like the Israelites back then, we too will have to come together, pool our strengths, and utilize the Names, which is why now after 3330 (66.6 jubilee) years the understanding of the Names are being made available to everyone, not just the selected few who have safe kept and guarded them for us all these generations. It was Rabbi Abraham Abulafia who advised that no secret gets revealed without Heavenly permission and according to chazal, “when the student is ready the teacher will come,” not the other way around. Though we think we are the ones seeking it out, it’s really the knowledge that finds us.

The 11 Initial Letters

There are 11 unique letters in the first verse of the Torah, corresponding to the 11 spices of the Holy Temple and there are 11 first letters of the 10 plagues. The tzaddikim from Abraham to Abulafia to the Arizal have taught us to permute and roll the letters, and when we do so with these 11 initials we get both the Shem Mem-Bet (the 42-letter Name)and the Ayin-Bet Shemot (the 72 Names). Once the letter Tzaddi is broken into its component nun and yud, these 11 letters (D,Z,C,A,D,SH,B,E,Ch,B,M) can be permuted to form:

Keter (C)

Echad (E,Ch,D)

Mem-bet (M,B)

Ayin-Bet (A,B)

Shaddai (Sh, D, Y)

Nun (N)

It’s said by the sages that in the time of Mashiach, the Messiah, the Tzaddi will split into Nun and Yud, then the Yud will change direction to face forward) and then reconnect.

The significance of this permutation is that they spell out Echad, One, as in “G-d is One;” Mem-Bet, as in the 42-Letter Name of G-d, and the 42 places the Jews journeyed through on their way to Israel, and then Ayin-Bet, as in the 72 Names of G-d, both of which were used to split the Sea of Reeds according to the sages; Shaddai, the Name of G-d that appears on all mezuzot and that starts of the mathematical constant Pi: and the letter Nun, whose numerical value is 50 as in the 50th Gate, which the Israelites were at before crossing the Sea of Reeds.

The letter nun (50) also represents the 50 times the Exodus is mentioned in the Torah; as in the 50 days from the Exodus to the reception of the Torah at Mt. Sinai, as in the 50 component letters used to construct the 27 letters of the Hebrew alphabet; and as in the length of the biblical jubilee year (50 calendar years) used to reckon the arrival of H’Mashiach.

In many senses the 10 plagues were a cleansing of the Jewish and world soul, the nefesh housed in the blood, in preparation for the reception of the Torah 50 days later. Nefesh has the numerical value of 430, and the exodus in 2448 HC marked the end of the Israelites 430 years of exile.

An alternative way to permute the 11 letters also forms koach, strength, as in Ana B’Koach, and Eden, foundation, as in Gan Eden, the Garden of Eden, where the tree-of-life (10 sefirot) metaphorically grows. Koach has the numerical value of 28, a number very central to the entire Torah and Divine calendar and also the number of letters in the Torah’s first verse, where the 42-Letter Name is derived from.

Koach (CCh)

Mem-bet (M,B)

Ayin-Bet (A,B)

Shaddai (Sh, D, Y)

Eden (E,D,N)

The Hebrew year 5778, the year given as the year of the Final Redemption, is 2018 in the Western calendar and 50 years earlier, one jubilee year, was the year 1968, the year of Revolution. It’s no coincidence the Beatles’ song Revolution came out that year. 1968 was the year the Vietcong launched the Tet Offensive and the world witnessed the My Lai Massacre; the year the Warsaw Pact invaded Czechoslovakia to crush the Prague Rebellion; the year of Black Power demonstrations in Howard University, the Mexico City Olympics, etc; the year of student protests in Poland and Germany and Tlatelolco Massacre of the students in Mexico; the year the French Government was brought to the brink of revolution under siege by the student protests; the year of the Cantonsville Nine war protest and student war protests in universities all over the US; The year the war protestors clashed with the Chicago police outside the Democratic National Convention; the year Martin Luther King was assassinated and the riots that followed; the year Robert F Kennedy was assassinated; the year Nixon became president; and the year the Gold Standard was legally dropped and the dollar decoupled from gold, sealing the fate of the US economy; and finally, the year Saddam Hussein took power in Iraq, setting us up for where we are today, ironically (coincidentally) mired in yet another Vietnam. 1968 was 32 Years before the 2000 millennium.

The year of Revolution, 1968, began the final jubilee year, the last of the 66.6 jubilee years from the Exodus to the Final Redemption, the last of the 40 jubilee years from 3760 (0 CE) to 5778, corresponding to the 40 letters of the 10 plagues, and the 40 chapters in Exodus.

So, yes, history will repeat itself. And yes, things will get ugly. But, yes, this exile will end.   We need to do our part though by embracing the tree-of-life reality and getting past the illusions that keep us all prisoners in this exile.   If the Israelites could jump 100 gates from the 50th gate of negativity to the 50th gate of Binah, so can we.  G-d created the time frame of 5778 (2018 CE) for our generation, for us, and He is no less with us today than He was for our ancestors.

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The Origen of the 5778 Prophecy; A Secret Passed from Teacher to Student

Traditionally Kabbalah has been passed down from teacher to student and that goes doubly for its secrets, guarded by righteous souls, tzaddiks, from the corruption of man’s evil inclination and from the erev rav (Mixed Multitude) that would stop at nothing to put and end to the flow of this secret knowledge of hope and salvation.

In the words of Rav Abraham Abulafia, we can reveal only the secrets we’ve been given permissi0n to, which is why each tzaddik revealed publicly through their writings only some of their knowledge and concealed the rest in private lessons from select teacher to select student. And this is the way it was since ever since Adam and Enoch. Some tzaddikim of blessed memory revealed much more than others and caused seminal changes in the way kabbalah was learned and studied, like Abraham Avinu and his Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Formation), and Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai with the Zohar (The Book of Splendor), and Rabbi Chaim Vittal with the Writings of the Ari, and Rabbi Abulafia with his many books, and finally with Rav Yehuda HaLevi Ashlag (H’Sulam) whose translation and commentary on the Zohar opened up Kabbalah for our generations.

The prophecy of Mashiach’s arrival and the geula in the year 5778, which we’ve supported in dozens of blog posts, numerous articles, and in the books The Divine Calendar, The Genesis Prayer, and There’s Nothing Random About the Universe through thousands of citations, Torah revelations and explanations was passed down through the ages and eventually to me from my teacher from his teacher and uncle, HaRav Yehuda HaLevi Ashlag (H’Sulam) of blessed memory. And with only 9 years to go, we’re passing it on to you.

Based on the ancient prophecy that the Messiah would arrive in the 6th millennium, it was determined that there was a total of 6000 years, which they divided into 3 periods of 2000 years each, (recall the 8th of the 13 attributes (Midot) Notzer chesed l’alefim” meaning, He preserves kindness for 2000 years”).

The first two periods of 2000 years passed well and good, bringing us 4000 years deep into the prophecy, which is 4000/6000 or 2/3 of the way through it. It’s important to note that 2/3 is the same as .666666, and that the real meaning of 666 is 2/3, which is the spiritual distance that we must travel up the 6 midot (sefirot/dimensions) of Zeir Anpin, which is the bundled 6 dimensions of heaven that link our world to the upper worlds. And 2/3 of the way through the dimension of Tiferet (associated with Jacob) is where the boundary between the world is found, the boundary that klippot (negativity) cannot penetrate. This is where the lowermost extremity of the intellect (personified in Leah, meets the uppermost limit of the physical/emotional personified by Rachel. It’s where the two drops from below rise up to meet the one drop from above, where our work and faith meet the blessings.

It’s a spiritual tenet that no matter how far we go, we still have to travel further, an endless string of 2/3 journeys, each a platform to build the next level. We’re in the final third, the final 2000-year period, which they further broke up into periods of 666.666 years each, or exactly 1/3 each of 2000 years.

As it turns out, when you start counting from the birth of Adam, 2/3 of the way through that last 2000-year period, or (.666666 x 2000), we get the year 5333, when the Arizal, Rabbi Isaac Luria, passed away, which is why in our blog we constantly point out the encoded Torah connections to the Arizal; never mind, that without his help, we’d still be in the dark ages as far as Kabbalah is concerned.

This leaves one last period of 666.666 years and just as they had twice before, they took 2/3 of the remaining period for a 3rd time and got 666.666 x .666666, 444.444 years. And adding these 444.444 years to 5333 gave them 5778. Since they rounded the figures off in their heads the decimal places are irrelevant.

I hope this satisfies all who have requested information about the source of the prophecy. Permission had not be granted until most recently to reveal this to the world, but more importantly, you are all now emissaries of the light of the unbroken chain. Secrets not shared for thousands of years are now available to you for sharing. And for using to transform yourself (ourselves) and our world.

This is not an intellectual debate. Spiritually, we don’t even tap directly into the intellect (though we delude ourselves that we do). We can only achieve things through actions, our actions. If we go 2/3 of the way, the light does the rest, the caveat being that we don’t know where the 2/3 point is, so we have give 100% effort 100% of the time.

With 9 years to go until 5778, we need to all be links in the unbroken chain; we need to take up the mantel of the tzaddikim and base our lives on giving, not receiving; sharing, not despairing, and teaching, not preaching. We’re all at different placing in our journeys and all have different G-d given talents to bring to the table, and those are what we need to share, but no matter what our journey, none of us are yet 2/3 of the way there. We’ve all got a long way to go, and there’s world of people who need our help.

– Ezra