It’s Getting Warmer. What does that mean, physically and spiritually. Whether is man-made or natural global warming makes no difference. The temperatures are rising. We’ll start off by looking at where they are going, but rather than an apocalyptic discussion of what that will mean for the coastal nations and cities, we’re going to tackle the nature of temperature itself and surprisingly how the temperature scales and modern are built into the design of the Future Holy Temple, as laid out by the Ramchal and the visions of Ezekiel.
Even before Japan declared Fukushima another Chernobyl, both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reportedthat the global average surface temperature for 2010 had tied the record set in 2005. The analyses differ slightly; nevertheless, using the NOAA version, the average 2010 temperature was 1.12 degrees Fahrenheit above the average for the 20th century, which is 57 degrees.
At our current pace of global warming, it’s only a matter of time, maybe just 6-7 years before the average 100-year surface temperature inches up to 57.78 degrees Fahrenheit, or numerically exactly 1.00% of the Sun’s surface temperature as measured in Kelvins, 5778 K.
If 5778 (2018 CE) weren’t just around the corner(6-7 years from now) and if 5778 wasn’t the date the tzaddikim advised us the final redemption and tree-of-life reality would happen, then it could be just another cool (hot) coincident. But they are, so the special temperature confluence can’t be overlooked, which makes it even odder that the two places this global temperature increase is centered on is the Arctic Circle and Israel.
So what is temperature and what on Heaven or Earth does it have to do with the Future Holy Temple?
Temperature measures heat, a thermodynamic derivative of energy and light, and the Fahrenheit scale, created in 1724, set the freezing point for water—the molecule necessary for sustaining all life on our planet—at 32 degrees and the boiling point at 212 degrees.
The Celsius scale, created in 1744, translated that 32 degrees F to 0 degrees Celsius and that 212 degrees F to 100 degrees Celsius. And then the Kevin scale, created in 1848, further adjusted those scales so that 0 Kelvin, or absolute zero was –459.67 degrees F.
So Man took water and measured energy’s (light’s) effect on it and developed a scale, actually 3 scales, all correlated. But what did G-d do? Besides making the water and the light and man? According to the kabbalists, He designed the universe around the structure of the Tree-of-life, which consists of 32 paths of wisdom, further broken down to 10 dimensions and their interlinking 22 connections.
Since those 10 dimensions are further broken down to another 10 sub-dimensions each, there are a total of 100 sefirot (dimensions), thus we have right away the obvious comparisons between 32 and 100 attributes of the Tree-of-life and the 32 and 100 degree critical temperature points of water,
This just happens to be a natural correlation between man’s science and G-d’s; nevertheless, the point of this article is to illustrate how G-d designed the Future Holy Temple—a pure extension of the greater universe itself—around those same proportions inherent in the temperature readings of water and light.
These revealed proportions are based on the dimensions given to us by R’ Chaim Luzzatto in his Mishkney Elyon written between 1722 and 1729, which he derived from the description of the Future Holy Temple in Ezekiel 40-43.
It’s funny how the two major temperature scales (Fahrenheit and Celsius) would come into being within the same 20-year window that the thin esoteric book by R’ Chaim Luzzatto, the celebrated kabbalist, did. Hmm!
According to the dimensions given by R’ Chaim Luzzatto, the Future Temple is constructed along the lines of the 10 sefirot of the Tree-of-life through the 32 Paths of Wisdom. To that end, the Alter, at the exact center of the concentrically arranged Temple, is 32 cubits square, and also exactly 32% of the inner courtyard’s dimensions. The inner courtyard, which is 100 cubits square is at the very center of the outer courtyard, and is likewise exactly 32.0% of that outer courtyard, which is 312 cubits square. Simply put, 100/312 = 32.0% and 32/100 = 32.000%
So lets look at this simple structure closer. Water freezes at 0 and 32 degrees, totaling 0 + 32 = 32, and it boils at 100 and 212 degrees, or 312, so how much of a coincidence do we think it is that the Future holy Temple is designed into concentric squares with 32 at the center, 100 in the next outer square, leaving 212 as the distance from that square to the outermost one, which is 312 square. Pretty cool, right?
And this is only the beginning…. Part II to follow soon