Who put the Tree into the Tree-of-Life: A Startling Revelation.

There are moments when science, religion and spirituality come together. There aren’t as many as there should be because everyone has his own entrenched beliefs. Nevertheless, this is one of those precious moments of harmony, when we can all be in awe, when we can all see and understand that the primordial underlying structure of the physical universe, that the Bible, which is the essence of religion, and that the structure of the spiritual world are all the same, and that this is in no way random.

As we explain in much greater depth in There’s Nothing Random About the Universe, the primordial mathematical constant that controls the natural shaping of spirals, from the stars in our galaxy, to the petals on our flowers, to the shape of our seashells and our Trees, and to the growth of our populations is called Phi. Phi is a specially balanced proportion that extends between the two parts of a segmented whole and then to the whole itself (ie the short length is to the longer one as the longer one is to the entire length). Nature naturally follows this proportion at all turns, and when art or architecture does too it gives us a beautiful sense of harmony, balance, and well-being. But Phi is not only integral to the existence of the universe but to the design of the Torah as well, as we’ll show below. Moreover, as is covered extensively in There’s Nothing Random About the Universe it is uniquely connected to the number and thus the year 5778 as well.

There are 5 Books in the Torah, all of varying length, number of chapters, words, letters, verses, etc. and it was written down by hand thousands of years ago, before anyone had ever heard of primordial mathematical constants, or calculators. So it is amazing that the Torah is actually divided into specific segments using the Phi proportion with the first chapter of Numbers (Bamidbar) being the dividing point in terms of letters, of words, and also of verses that splits the Torah into two harmonic portions.

Thus:

(Genesis + Exodus + Leviticus)/ (Numbers + Deuteronomy) =

1.61803399 letters, or words, or verses

And

(Numbers + Deuteronomy)/(Genesis + Exodus + Leviticus) = .61803399 letters, or words, or verses

Also, as illustrated in The Genesis Prayer, while the collective number of words, letters, and verses in the entire Torah = 390,625 = exactly 58, they too as a whole connect with Phi in that:

(Words, Letters, and Verses in the Entire Torah)/(106 x (square root 1 + the square root of 2))

= 1.618022

Moreover, as is also illustrated in The Genesis Prayer:

The Words, Letters, Verses, Columns and Rows in the Torah = 248000 x 1.61803399

With 248 being the numerical value of Abraham and also of Mercy (Rachem)

We’ve proven repeatedly in The Genesis Prayer, in There’s Nothing Random in the Universe and in our articles the purposeful interweaving of Pi (3.1415926358…) in the construction of the Torah. Now we see that the primordial mathematical constant Phi (1.61803399) was likewise programmed in.

This is beautiful and awe inspiring for bring science and religion together, but what the Torah is really illustrating for us is the secret proportions of the Tree-of-Life or spiritual structure of the universe. It’s common knowledge amongst the sages and tzaddikim that Genesis represents Keter; Exodus, Chochma; Leviticus, Binah; Numbers, Zeir Anpin; and Deuteronomy represents Malchut, our world.

So transferring the Torah proportions to the 5 main sefirot (dimensions) gives us Keter, Chochma and Binah collectively being Phi (1.618033) times larger than the seven lower sefirot (dimensions) comprised of the 6 bundled into Zeir Anpin and Malchut. In other words the topmost 3 sefirot (dimensions) represent 61.80 % of the Tree-of-Life (the greater universe) and the bottom 7 sefirot represents 38.2%.

Traditionally, the tree-of-life is depicted like this:

K

B – Ch

G – Ch

T

H – N

Y

M

But if you picture the proportions we’ve gleaned from the Torah, then you will see a thick tall trunk topped with a heavy wide and pointed triangular mushroom top:

K




B——————————Ch

G – Ch

T

H – N

Y

M

Now You Know Why it’s called a Tree!

There are 5 Books of Moses which we now know to be divided precise into the Phi proportion in terms of Books (3 and 2), and letter, and words, and verses, but what is significant about this is that Phi (1.618033887.,.) is based on the number 5, actually the square root of the number 5. It is exactly (1 + √5)/2 if you must know. We’ve discussed the sefirot that each of the books connect with, so we know that the 5th Book, the one that repeats the Torah’s story again from Moses’ point of view, is connected to Malchut, and we’ve seen in previous articles how numerous very specific prophecies about the last exile and the end-of-days is clearly spelled out in this 5th and final Book.

We know the Torah is exceedingly redundant (probably because we’re exceedingly thick-headed) and fractal in nature in its structure patterns and coding, so it’s not surprising to find that the 5th Book (Deuteronomy/Devarim) has 34 chapters, with 34 being the 10th Fibonacci number starting from zero. Fibonnaci numbers (0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55…) are a very famous sequence formed by adding together the two prior numbers, the ratio between which approximates Phi (1.6180…). As there are 10 sefirot (dimensions) the number 10 also represents Malchut, representing an ending of sorts.

Using this as a clue, it’s further insightful that the 5th Torah portion of the 5th Book (Deuteronomy/Devarim), parsha Shoftim, begins at Devarim 16:18.

Given this, and exploiting one of the basic and most unique properties of Phi, we find that the square root of 1.618033.. is 6.18033.., or (Phi –1) and Phi2 is 2.618033.., or (Phi + 1), so examining the 3 corresponding verses in Devarim, we find a concealed Torah

message about the end-of-days, which is really the dawning of the age of the Tree-of-Life. Devarim 6:18 corresponds the square root of Phi; Devarim 16:18

corresponds to Phi; and Devarim 26:18 corresponds to Phi2.

Devarim 6:18 “Do what is upright and good in God’s eyes, so that He will be good to you. You will then come and occupy the good land that God promised your fathers.”

Devarim 16:18 Appoint yourselves judges and police for your tribes in all your settlements that God your Lord is giving you, and make sure that they administer honest judgment for the people.”

Devarim 26:18 “God has similarly declared allegiance to you today, making you His special nation as He promised you. If you keep all His commandments, He will make you the highest of all nations He brought into existence…”

In short, “Do what is right, police yourselves, and God with elevate you to the Tree-of-Life state of reality.” The Arizal and other tzaddikim and sages have explained that we are our own police and judges and that we need to guard the gates of our souls, our senses and our consciousness. Moreover, the Zohar explains that as we judge others so we will be judged, so we must zealously guard our thoughts. And the word “people” in Devarim 16:18 refers not our own people, but to all other people in the 70 nations, for we are responsible for their well-being. Our thoughts and actions affect them.

We’re being told to take responsibility for our actions and thoughts and once we truly do, we’ll realize that we’re the only ones standing in our own way from receiving the final redemption.

At the first word of Devarim 16:18, where the portion of Shoftim begins, we find the 358th Shin-Mem (ShM) letter combination in the Book of Devarim. The combination spells the word Shem, as in the “Name” of G-d.  There is an abnormal preponderance of words with this combination in the previous portion, Reah, meaning “to see,” but the 358th one at the word Shoftim (Judges) alludes to Moshiach, also of numerical value 358, and also containing the same letter combination, yet in reverse (MShYCh). The spiritual explanation is that by honest judging, the Torah is speaking about judging with Mashiach consciousness, that of thinking with and through the heart.  Also, that from these actions will come Moshiach.

The Shin-Mem (ShM) letter combination has a numerical value of 340, significantly, 10 times the value 34, the 10th Fibonacci number and final chapter in the Torah, and also 18 (Chai, life,) less than 358, Moshiach.

We’re in final part of the month of Elul, the month of preparation for Rosh Hashanah, when we should be doing Tshuvah. Literally translated as repentance, it is deep self- examination and a going back in time to undo all the negativity that we’ve created.  The Torah shows us the way.  The numbers above are all intellectual, but the path traced is spiritual.  To travel back in time we must enter through our hearts and follow our actions and their results backwards along the universal harmonic path delineated by the Phi spiral until we get to their sources, whether in our childhood or in previous lifetimes, begging forgiveness and increasing our appreciate of Hashem and our understanding of our place in His universe as we go.

Thus it’s no coincidence that the Baal Shem Tov came out to the world in Elul, in the 6th Month on the 18th day of Elul (6/18), which split the month into the Phi proportion. It was likewise no coincidence that Rabbi Shimon’s hillulah is on the 18th of Iyar (the 33rd day of the Omer), which also split Iyar into those same proportions, both dates reminiscent of .618033.. and both Tzaddiks of blessed memory adding so much understanding to our world.

Phi18 = 5778, the year 2018 CE, a scant 8 years from this Rosh Hashanah. Let’s take advantage of this opportunity to take responsibility for our thoughts and actions and thus become part of the harmony of our universe, instead of being chaotic blights upon it.  Let’s not fight this spiraling ride we’re on, but ride with it, as time spirals ever tighter to 5778, and let’s ride it as our consciousness expands and spirals upward and outward into the broad branches of the upper Tree-of-Life, the reality beyond the illusions.

Now, if it occurred to you to ask why the 187 chapters of the Torah weren’t also divided into the Phi proportion, when that would seem like an easier calculation that keeping track of hundreds of thousands of letters, know this: 187/phi = 115.57236.. and 115.57236 jubilee years (Biblical 50 year interval) = 5778.618.  Go Figure!

So where was the split at Numbers 1:1, in terms of chapters? There are 70 chapters in the last two Books, so 117/187 = .625 and 625 is the square root of 390,625, the collective number of words, letters, and verses in the Torah. It’s also exactly 5/8 as in the exactly 58 total words, letters, and verses in the Torah.

Rosh Hashanah is nearly upon us. It is truly a time of awe.

Shabbat Shalom and Shanah Tova
With love,

Ezra

Science and Spirituality Collide; The New Speed of the Sun: 600,000 MPH

Even before the dawn of civilization, man has looked to the stars for signs. Much more recently, we’ve been equipped with powerful telescopes and computers with which to gaze at them. And our astrophysicists are pretty good. After only a few hundred years of being able to make advanced calculations they’ve been able to do astounding feats, and with a precision and accuracy unheard of, except in ancient times.

Huh? Except in ancient times?

Yes, while we have ancient documents such as the Torah and ancient objects such as Joseph’s Pyramid (separate blog post) structured precisely and accurately to within several decimal places every which way they are examined, our modern scientists are extraordinarily accurate until they’re not. And then, they just recalculate. Imagine, up until recently we knew that the sun was hurtling through space around the Milky Way Galaxy at 500,000 mph. And now, all of a sudden, they tell us it’s 600,000 mph, a small shift in gears of 100,000 mph. Oops!

The size of the miscalculation is irrelevant; what’s important is that they now know what the ancient kabbalists knew. Do you think it’s a coincidence that the sun is traveling at 600,000 mph, and that there are 600,000 letters of black fire) in the Torah, or that there were 600,000 Israelites at Mt Sinai, or that, as explained by the Arizal hundreds of years ago, the soul root of Adam was divided into 600,000 parts, and that at the core of it is Uranium 238?

Huh, Uranium 238?

Yes, following the Arizal instructions, we trace the Jewish soul root back from the 600,000 at Mt Sinai to the 70 of Jacob’s family who entered Egypt to Jacobs 12 sons to the 3 Patriarchs (Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham) then to Adam, and we get:

600,000/70/12/3/1 = 238.095

The Exact Nuclear weight of Uranium 238

It’s also 42 when we invert the equation:

1/(600,000/70/12/3/1) = 42


There are no coincidences. That’s the first spiritual precept we must understand. Scientists will keep changing their numbers until the physical laws of the universe eventually match the spiritual ones. And as time speeds up for all of us, the convergence will grow more apparent.

And more crucial too, because the more accurate the scientific data, the stronger the tree of knowledge of good and evil, and thus the more destructive science can be. Or the more helpful, if the scientists wake up to the spiritual reality of the Tree-of-life.

The key here, is why the scientific accuracy in the first place. Assume for a moment you actually wholeheartedly believe in G-d, an omniscient intelligence, then was his place for us to be able to get to the moon and mars, to be able to make nuclear weapons and alter our DNA? Or was it to inspire an awe and wonder at the grandeur and possibilities of infinity (the infinite), of the limitless and boundless and fully integrated wonders of the universe, no matter where and on what scale we look. It’s only by embracing this awe that we can appreciate what we’ve been given, and the next spiritual precept to understand is that only through appreciating what we have, can we hold on to it.

As we look to the stars in this article, and use only the numbers our scientists have given us, we hope you’ll share our awe of how divinely perfect and planned out the universe really is, and of the one and only way it could have worked out so perfectly.

OK, so what does it really matter how fast the Sun is flying through space?

Because we are too. We are bound to the Earth, which is bound to the Sun, which is soaring at 600,000 mph, and at that speed the boundaries between science and spirituality are melting. As we hurtle toward the year 5778 HC, the year passed down from tzaddik to tzaddik as the year of the final redemption, only 9 years away now, the year that corresponds to 2018 CE and thus within the divine calendar to 2018 HC when G-d made his Covenant with Abraham, the veils cloaking the spiritual world from the physical are burning away at a frightening pace.

Scientifically, what it means by our speed to have been found to have increased from 500,000 to 600,000 mph is that the dark matter at the center of the Milky Way is far more massive than our physicists had imagined. They said oops, but a student of kabbalah would ask why? Why did that extra dark mass suddenly appeared 10 years prior to prophesied date of the geula (the final redemption), and also contemporaneously with the fall of the world economic systems, which lost 42% of its markets values last year, and which also happened immediately after the Large Hedron Collider was fire up back in September.

Now, scientifically, one thing cannot be connected with the other.

Spiritually, everything is connected. The outcome of an event is already present in its beginning. And energy anywhere instantaneously effects everything and everyone. These are the spiritual tenets we need to grasp, as the markets, economies,and global hostilities continue to be drawn to that newly discovered dark mass.

The kabbalists would suggest that the scientists try an experiment to change the phase of a proton on one side of the universe and check what happens to its mate on the other side of the universe. But wait, they did that, and miraculously, and instantaneously, whatever they did to one, happened to the other. That’s because the spiritual tenets exist on a higher level than the physical ones, and the spiritual precedes the physical. It’s all based on dimensionality and the relationship between the 10 dimensions (sefirot) that make up the tree-of-life reality.

By the way, there are few physicists today that would argue with the 10-dimensional structure of the universe. But instead of the integral, highly organized, and divinely planned one that the Kabbalists have been writing about for thousands of years, the 10-dimensional structure of the universe posited recently by our modern scientists is a mathematic ball of thread.

Be that as it may. the 600,000 figure is obviously not a random number, and we know from chazal (the righteous sages of blessed memory) that it relates to the letter vav, of numerical value 6, the 6 days of Creation, and the bundled 6 dimensions of Zeir Anpin, which in the tree-of-life schematic represents Heaven (H’Sham’im), the linkage between our physical world and the 3 spiritual upper worlds.

Given that we’re talking about inspiring awe, why does the Torah have (600,000-408) component letters, and not exactly 600,000?

There are several reasons, one being that 408 is the numerical value of the Hebrew letter chet (8), but we go into that discussion in depth in The Divine Calendar so we won’t do so here. And another explanation is that 408 letter vavs (which are single flame strokes) of numerical value 6 gives us 408 x 6 = 2448, the year the Torah was received by the 600,000 Israelites at Sinai.

And another of the many reasons can be found in our Rosh Hashanah prayers when we pray that repentance, prayer and charity can remove an evil decree against us. There are three words that appear above these words in tiny Hebrew letters; they are צום קול and ממון. Each of these words has a connection to tshuvah, and each has a value of 136, together they sum to 408. Which is the universe and Hashem’s way of telling us that in order to complete the Torah, to complete perfection and ourselves, we must do tshuvah (repentence, prayer, charity). This is certainly not a new concept, but just as darkness is descending around us, we’ve been given a powerful flashlight to help us find our way through it: tshuvah.

But why is this heavy dark matter happening now and what does it mean for us?

The answer lies, not far off in the center of our universe, but in the center of our solar system. In the Sun. Thanks to science, we know that the temperature of the surface of the sun is 5778 degrees Kelvin. That’s hot, but that’s also the year that’s been prophesied by the tzaddikim, and illustrated over and over again, as the year of the geula, the final redemption, and the arrival of Moshaich, the Messiah.

Think about it; it’s perfect! What is the source of all out Light? What is the source of the energy that gives us live? The Sun. So what more fitting a billboard could God give us than to post the date of the redemption in our skies, right in front of our faces, every single day, since the birth of Adam 5778 years earlier?

I can tell you with certainty that the ancient kabbalists didn’t know that the temperature at the surface of the Sun was 5778 K. It hasn’t been that long since the Kelvin temperature scale was created, or even centigrade or Fahrenheit for that matter. But they had the date 5778 HC and they showed us we can easily calculate it too based on a scale of 2/3 of the 6 sefirot, or 666.666 year intervals, but the astonishing thing here is that we can look to the same place they did, the radiance of the Light for the timing of the coming of the Messiah (H’Mashiach). Or conversely, if we want to ignore the spiritual messages, the End of Days.

Do you realize that if the Sun were to be even one degree K warmer or cooler, we’d be history, fried or frozen. That’s a pretty good reason to chose 5778 as a focal point.

And if you’re scientifically oriented, don’t get hung up in the fact that the universe is 13.7 Billion years old, because time is an illusion and can be dimensionally collapsed, and also because 137 is the numerical value of Kabbalah, meaning “to receive,” which is all we’ve been doing for 13.7 billion years. But if you are scientifically oriented you must read There’s Nothing Random in the Universe, which illustrates how most of the mathematical constants and especially Pi and Phi integrally hinge on this date, 5778 HC (2018 CE), which is also phi18.

We all know things are on pretty shaky ground right now, spiritually and physically, around the planet, and a great many of us can feel something big coming, and those that can’t are being forced to confront their demons by the unfortunate series of events that just seems to get perpetually worse.

But curiously, 6 years before 5778 HC (2018 CE), on Dec 21st 2012, the Sun and Earth will align in a way not seen in 26,000 years with the Sun eclipsing the dark center of the galaxy. And while, to many this portends the End of Days, it is probably just emphasizing the linkage between heaven and earth as we draw closer in the final 6 years, because how bad can the Light eclipsing the darkness be?

However, we can all feel the encroachment of the darkness every day as we get closer, and there are no signs times will get any easier so we need to understand what’s going on much better. And it’s important to note that the 26,000 years is based on the precession of the equinoxes,in other words the revolution against the backdrop of the cosmos and the sun of the tilting of the Earth’s axis. And moreover, that it’s not really 26,000, but more accurately 25770 years give or take 10 years or so.

We don’t mean to minimize the events that will happen around the year 2012 (5772), but its become increasingly apparent, considering the amount of greed and selfishness in our world and the lack of true spiritual (compassionate/sharing/giving/self-sacrificing) consciousness, that the darkness is necessary for us to able to see the light. The events around the world may be truly devastating on the individual, community, regional and global scale, but what 2012 marks, is not the end, but a pivotal turning point. As will be illustrated later in the article, as the Sun pulls away from the central alignment point of the serpent shaped darkness at the center of the Milky Way, we’ll all have to make a final choice: follow the Light of the Sun, or stay focused on the darkness.

Both physically and spiritually, it’s only against a backdrop of darkness that we can truly see the light shine. It’s easy (though most of us don’t do it anyway) to be spiritual when times are good, but exceedingly hard when they are not, and conversely it’s exceedingly difficult to see a candle flame in bright room, but turn out the lights, and voila.

And thanks to modern science we have the advanced equations with which to reveal the spiritual numbers that the kabbalists use to perceive the hidden universe, the numbers that lead them and can lead us to the necessary awe we’ll need to get us through the darkening days.

Through the equations below, copied from Wikipedia about the energy of black bodies, more specifically about the temperature of the earth as seen from space and the temperature of the Sun at its surface, we can perceive the spiritual relationship between Mother Earth and the Sun (father, Av) and our place in it. Since our lives depend on this connection between Earth and Sun and the relationship between them, it’s pretty important that we understand it.

It’s very technical, so unless you’re a physicist, scroll to the bottom, because the equations aren’t the point, only the results that they’ve found matter to us.

This is Science:

Temperature relation between a planet and its star

Here is an application of black-body laws to determine the black
body temperature of a planet. The surface may be warmer due to the greenhouse effect.[13]

Factors

(Image Source: Wikipedia)

Earth’s longwave thermal radiation intensity, from clouds, atmosphere and ground

The temperature of a planet depends on a few factors:

  • Incident radiation (from the Sun, for example)
  • Emitted radiation (for example Earth’s infrared glow)
  • The albedo effect (the fraction of light a planet reflects)
  • The greenhouse effect (for planets with an atmosphere)
  • Energy generated internally by a planet itself (due to radioactive decay, tidal heating and adiabatic contraction due to cooling).

For the inner planets, incident and emitted radiation have the most
significant impact on temperature. This derivation is concerned mainly
with that.

Assumptions

If we assume the following:

  1. The Sun and the Earth both radiate as spherical black bodies.
  2. The Earth is in thermal equilibrium.

then we can derive a formula for the relationship between the Earth’s temperature and the Sun’s surface temperature.

Derivation

To begin, we use the Stefan–Boltzmann law to find the total power (energy/second) the Sun is emitting:

The Earth only has an absorbing area equal to a two dimensional circle, rather than the surface of a sphere.
P_{S emt} = \left( \sigma T_{S}^4 \right) \left( 4 \pi R_{S}^2 \right) \qquad \qquad (1)

where

\sigma \, is the Stefan–Boltzmann constant,
T_S \, is the surface temperature of the Sun, and

R_S \, is the radius of the Sun.

The Sun emits that power equally in all directions. Because
of this, the Earth is hit with only a tiny fraction of it. This is the
power from the Sun that the Earth absorbs:

P_{E abs} = P_{S emt} (1-\alpha) \left( \frac{\pi R_{E}^2}{4 \pi D^2} \right) \qquad \qquad (2)
where

R_{E} \, is the radius of the Earth and
D \, is the astronomical unit, the distance between the Sun and the Earth.
\alpha \ is the albedo of Earth.

Even though the earth only absorbs as a circular area πR2, it emits equally in all directions as a sphere:

P_{E emt} = \left( \sigma T_{E}^4 \right) \left( 4 \pi R_{E}^2 \right) \qquad \qquad (3)
where TE is the black body temperature of the earth.

Now, our second assumption was that the earth is in thermal equilibrium, so the power absorbed must equal the power emitted:

P_{E abs} = P_{E emt}\,
So plug in equations 1, 2, and 3 into this and we get

\left( \sigma T_{S}^4 \right) \left( 4 \pi R_{S}^2 \right) (1-\alpha) \left( \frac{\pi R_{E}^2}{4 \pi D^2} \right) = \left( \sigma T_{E}^4 \right) \left( 4 \pi R_{E}^2 \right).\,

Many factors cancel from both sides and this equation can be greatly simplified.

The result

After canceling of factors, the final result is

T_{E} = T_{S}\sqrt{\frac{\sqrt{1-\alpha}R_{S}}{2 D}}
where
T_E \, is the blackbody temperature of the Earth.
T_S \, is the surface temperature of the Sun,
R_S \, is the radius of the Sun,
D \, is the distance between the Sun and the Earth,
α is the albedo of the Earth.

In other words, given the assumptions made, the temperature of Earth
depends only on the surface temperature of the Sun, the radius of the
Sun, the distance between Earth and the Sun and the albedo of Earth.

Temperature of Earth

If we substitute in the measured values for the Sun,

T_{S} = 5778 \ \mathrm{K},
R_{S} = 6.96 \times 10^8 \ \mathrm{m},
D = 1.496 \times 10^{11} \ \mathrm{m},
\alpha = 0.367 \

we’ll find the effective temperature of the Earth to be

T_E = 248.573 \ \mathrm{K}

This is the black body temperature that would cause the same amount of energy emission, as measured from space.

That’s what physics tells us; now, this is spirituality:

We already know what 5778 is supposed to portend and that the Sun, represents father (Av), and according to the kabbalists it also represents Zeir Anpin (6), making its speed of 600,000 mph even more fitting.

Now, that the sun’s surface temperature, or radiance, is 5778 K, is astonishing, but even more so given that as illustrated in the conclusions of the above scientific equations, the radiance of the Earth is 248.573, since 248 is the numerical value for Abraham, who is always associated with mercy(rachum) , which also has a gematria value 248.

One of the key spiritual concepts here is that this radiance of the Earth, this Light of mercy. is returning Light (Or Hazer, as it’s known to the kabbalists). The earth has no light of its own; it can only reflect light back part of the Light (heat, radiance) that Sun has blessed it with.

Now, while, it’s true that if the Earth’s temperature weren’t 248, it wouldn’t numerically mean Abraham, or mercy, it also means that it it were increased to 249 or decreased to 247, we’d have either global warming or another ice age. So that fact that the earth’s surface temperature is being increased by the greenhouse effect is just another indication of us selfishnessly and shortsightedly messing with divine intent and trying to play G-d, rather than take a clue and act like G-d (with merciful radiance).

It’s important to understand that the biblical names, especially the names of the Patriarchs, represent far more than historic figures; they represent energetic archetypes that are available for us to tap into, like the log in codes on cosmic web sites full of important information and gifts for us to download, and also full of great links to other important sites.

Moreover, given that that the exact number for the Earth’s radiance is 248.573, there are even more spiritual significances to be drawn (cosmic linkages to other key sites). And as is explained in The Genesis Prayer, the sum of the 5 Names of the 5 Books of Moses is 2480, (thus 2480+5 =2485), and just as important, the sum of all the positive integers through the number 70, as in the 70 years that Israel will attain in the year 5778 is 2485.

Just to give you an idea of how awesome a document the Torah and the divine intent that went into it, and that links its every word and letter to the cosmos, we can take the Torah’s 5 quantitative structural elements—the words, letters, verses, columns, and the rows—and collectively add them up to get 401273. Then considering that the Milk Way galaxy spirals according to the mathematical constant Phi, the resultant equation 401273/Phi (1.61803399) = 248000, shows us yet another integration of the divine schematic for the cosmos with the Torah and Earth, the intercession of the physical with the spiritual. (In The Genesis Prayer, from St Martins Press, you can read the details and see dozens of such awesome and awe-inspiring results).

That both 248.573 and 401273 end in 73 is not coincidental either, as 73 is the numerical value for Chochma/Wisdom, the 9th sefira (dimension). Indeed, the Torah’s first verse, which itself is integrally related to Phi, Pi, the 42-Letter Name of G-d(Ana B’Koach), and also to the value for Mashiach, has a numerical value of 2701, which is the sum of all the positive integers through 73.

And why 73, Wisdom?

Because just as the Torah has (600,000-408) flames of G-d’s wisdom, there is wisdom (73) for us in 248.573, and wisdom will be what is waiting for us at the end of the 70 years (from 2485 = Sum 70) since the birth of Israel in 1948 CE, for the Tree-of-life reality is wisdom. Remember, to the kabbalists, these numbers gateways, cosmic web sites. They can be the same to us as well, but at the very least they need to serve to awaken the spirituality inside us.

And since spiritually minded people have been referring to the earth as mother earth for some time now, it’s further interesting that 248 is also the numerical value of womb. In simple terms, the Sun gives, the earth receives, and uses what the sun gives to give birth to life.

To further understand their relationship we have to divide 5778 by 248.573, or 5778/248.573 = 23.2447, where we find that232 is the numerical value of the 4 aspects of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH: Av, Sag, Mah, Ban), the ineffable name of G-d.

Therefore, the relationship between the Sun, or the Mashiach Radiance, and the Earth, Abraham’s merciful nurturing radiance, is the fully expanded expression of G-d. This is the relationship G-d wants us to have with him. He doesn’t care about the numbers; He just wants us to get it, and to get it in time.

Incidentally, there were 2447 years (as in 5778/248.573 =23.2447) up to the Exodus from Egypt and the time of greatest reception of Light, the Torah at Sinai, exactly 66.6 Biblical jubilee years (or 3330 actual years) before 5778.

And to sum up the these numbers and put them into perspective: since this physical cosmic relationship between the Sun and the Earth is quoted in the temperatures 248 K and 5778 K, it’s more than curious that 5778 HC is the year 2018 CE in the Western Calendar and 2018 HC was the year of G-d’s (232) Covenant with Abraham (248), which has been prophesied over and over again to be fulfilled in 5778, which is 70 (as in the Sum of the integers through 70 = 2485) years after Israel became a Nation in 1948 CE, and is conversely the year Abraham was born in 1948 HC. Which now helps explain the scientific fact that when viewed from space, the Earth’s maximum point of reflected light is centered over Israel.

Moreover, this does help explain, as chronicled in The Divine Calendar, why King David, whose life’s midpoint ( in 2889 HC) marked the exact halfway point between Adam and Moshiach in 5778, and why he had to live for 70 years; and why the Second Temple was destroyed in 70 CE; and the First Temple in 422 BCE (422 being the gematria value of “seventy”); and also why the square root of the Hebrew year the First Temple was destroyed, 422 BCE = 3338 HC is 57.78.

Remember, these are gateways to knowledge and gifts, sites in a cosmic internet, which is why they always link one to another. And the more there are the bigger and more awesome a picture there is when you connect the dots. The only difference is that instead of G00gle’s algorithms, you need to use spiritual ones, (and trust me, spiritual ones are a lot easier to understand).

We could stop there, but it’s the nature of Kabbalah to look deeper, and when we do we find that the core temperature of the Sun is a whole lot hotter, in fact it is 156 Million degrees kelvin. And while 156 is the numerical value of Joseph, integrally linked to the Moshiach, the messiah. And while 156 =6 x 26 (the value of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH), it’s also 156,000,000 = 27,000 x 5778, its surface termperature.

Taking a second to digest this. The furnace of enormous power (156 million K) that the Sun has at its core, is spiritually the energy of Joseph (Yesod of Zeir Anpin), who represents the concentration into a point of all the energy of the 6 (as in 6 x 26) sefira (dimensions) of Zeir Anpin above it. Then from the Sun’s core this energy is stepped down 30 x 30 x 30 times to a level (5778 K) that will give and sustain life on Earth, who through the intervention of G-d’s 4 aspects (232) is defined by its own merciful nurturing returning radiance of 248.573 K.

And this is all going on against the backdrop of the expanding darkness that the Earth and the Sun are coming into alignment with, and which we can feel descending over us like a thick cold fog. One of the lessons we must take away from this cosmic equation is that we can’t just receive: we must give back if we are to perpetuate life (physically and spiritually). That these equations are connected to the Torah and its first verse are not surprising given that the verse states, “In the Beginning G’d created Heaven (Zeir Anpin) and Earth.” It continues on to say, “The earth was without form and empty with darkness on the face of the depths, but G-d’s spirit (ruach) moved on the water’s surface.”

This image of the Sun and the Earth juxtaposed to the darkness adn G’d Spirit moving across it are reflected in the picture of what our solar system will look like against the cosmos in the year 2012, and the years before and after for that matter. We can use it to glean the deeper meaning of what’s involved:

[2012-12-21]The round white spot (below the name “Pluto” is the Sun, and the half round spot between Jupiter and Uranius is the Moon. The white lines indicate the approximate boundary of the Milky Way.

In Abraham’s Book of Formation (the Sefer Yetzirah), he speaks of the 3 fathers (primordial energies), which he relates to “Earth, Wind, and Fire,” and he says “He set them in the Teli, the cycle, and the heart.” The first part, among other things, pretty obviously relates to the Earth (248), the ruach (spirit of G-d, 232) and the Sun, (fire at 156 million K and 5778 K). But, the Teli, which over the centuries has been described by the kabbalists of blessed memory as the pole serpent, a dragon, and the Milky Way galaxy, which if you look at the picture below, you’ll understand their similarity. Many of them also say that it is the axis around which the cosmos rotate.

And in Isaiah 27:1, we have a multiple references to the same Pole serpent, in conjunction with the End of Days and the final redemption: “On that day, with His great harsh sword, G-d will visit and overcome the Leviathan, the Pole serpent, and the Leviathan, the coiled Serpent, and He will kill the dragon of the Sea…”

We don’t know exactly what the Teli was that Abraham was referring to to, but the full verse from the Sefer Yetzirah is: “A proof of this true witnesses in the Universe, year, Soul and a rule of twelve and seven and three: He set them in the Teli, the cycle, and the heart.” We know the rule of 12, 7, and 3 refers to the 3 types of primordial Hebrew letters, which run on cycles and which spiritually control the planets and that these cycles also spell out 5778, but from the latest fusion of modern science and ancient spirituality we see that the universe is indeed evidence and witness to cycle of 25778 and of the year 5778 and in the heart of the Milky Way lies the darkness of the serpent that’s capable of overwhelming our souls, dragging them into the Abyss. And we also see that the universe and cosmos have been designed not only to give us Light and life, but also hope and the ability to see beyond the limitations and boundaries of our physical thoughts.

Now is the time; we need to use science to increase our awe of the divine and to take the signs that science call spell out for us to make us more spiritual and to become better citizens of the cosmos and of our communities. Now is not the time to take science as a refuge to hide behind as everything we thought we knew implodes around us.

As 2012 approaches, we all have a clear choice to make, metaphorically, we can get seduced by the Serpent and get swallowed up by the leviathan, or we can follow the Sun, the Light. The earth will be here either way, but whether we chose to follow its example of giving back and radiating the returning Light of mercy, or to keep selfishly taking, is up to each of us. Not only is the writing on the wall, but it’s in the stars. 4000 years ago, Abraham (248) wrote that ” A proof of this true witnesses in the Universe, year, Soul and a rule of twelve and seven and three,” could he have know as we do today that “twelve, seven, and three” help define the equation 401273/Phi = 248,000? Maybe not, but he didn’t have to; he had the necessary awe already. His is the energy and example we need to tap into to navigate through the darkness and into the Light.

[2012-12-21]

What was in the Beginning?

“In the beginning…”

What was there in the beginning?

The world was without form and empty, so what was there?

There were four things within this emptiness: The spirit of G-d hovering on the waters; the 42-Letter Name of G-d, the 22 letters (building blocks) and a timetable (time frame) for them all to work in.

These four aspects of G-d combined in instant precision to form the Torah and all our physical and metaphysical existence, heaven and earth. But what were these four aspects?

The Spirit of G-d on the waters is a metaphor. Obviously, waters didn’t exist before existence, but imaginary concepts did, things like the mathematical and physical constants like Pi and Phi, which turn two dimensional objects into three dimensional ones by curving space, and which fashion growth into manageable spiraling patters so they don’t spiral out of control. To us, these are numbers, but before they were assigned an endless stream of numbers for each minor iteration of physical action that they controlled, the constants were formless concepts, ideas in the imagination of G-d, ideas that when laid out simultaneously formed a sea of potential that when finally combined with the right concepts of energy bundles formed the universe nearly instantaneously.

The 22 Letters, as briefly explained by Abraham in the Book of Formation, the Sefer Yetzirah, are the 22 building blocks, subdivided into 3 sets: the 3 Mothers (E,M,SH,); the 7 doubles (B,G,D,C,P,R.T); and the 12 elementals (H,V,Tz,Ch,Tt,Y,L,N,S,A,Z,K). These building blocks of distinct energy bundles–hence their distinct numerical values–combined and recombined to form physicality, and every which way they are combined takes on a life and meaning of its own. Think of it as being reflected in humans: You have your own personal energy and attributes; then combined with your wife’s, you form a pair with different attributes and new potential; then you become a family and that potential grows and gathers new attributes, even changing your own original personal ones; then you join different communities and social groups and you then impact on society in different ways, which then shades the understanding and interpretation of your attributes. If you look inward to the eusocial community that are the cells of your body you’ll see the same set up. Look to the atoms, or the cosmos and it is still the same.

Shortly, we’ll publish an article to the site on the exact structure of these building blocks and what Abraham meant when he assigned specific ones to the planets and constellations and told us that they controlled our destiny, because they do not combine randomly and G-d did not leave everything to chance. They are set in specific rings which rotate in sequence. The 12 rings of the 7 doubles for instance need 6 full rotations to complete their cycle, making a total of 42 clicks to complete their cycle. The Mothers and Elementals each need 22 clicks to complete there cycles, and if we add these 86 clicks, with all the cyclical ordinal values of all the letters (as will be explained in said article) they add up to exactly 5778. So far, what we’ve been seeing are the hands on G-d’s clock, and sometimes just the cuckoo popping out of the clock, what we’re now privy to is the mechanism within the clock–the gears and ratchets. To most, who just want to get through life, concentrating on the obstacles thrown at them one at a time, they don’t need that privilege. For those who think there must be more to life and want to understand, there is now a means.

it is a tenet of spirituality that nothing is ever lost, once it goes from potential state to physical it exists forever, which is why so many of the Torah mathematics include the sum of all the integers through a specific number–none of the previous integers that got you to that point had been lost.  That said, the sum of the integers through 22, in other words the real numerical value of 22, is 253 and 2 x 253 = 506, the value of the Hebrew word for “Unconditional love.”  It is also the value of the first line of the 42-Letter Name, and is also the value found 3 times sequentially within the last 7 letters of that same Name.

Moreover, 253 x 22 + 212 = 5778 and 212 is the numerical value of H’Or, “The Light”

The 42-Letter Name is a multi-dimensional matrix, a scaffolding that the letters adhered to in a specific sequence, some visible to us, some not. It’s small gematria numerical value is 173, and it is the 173 keys that were given to Moses that opened the various gates of heaven to him. When the matrix is completely unfolded it is the Torah.  It comes to us simply as the Ana B’koach, and not so simply, as you can imagine such a potent tool as the entire Torah folded up into 42 visible letters would be, it can help us receive all the miracles in life we need by bending reality for us, folding up time and space, exactly as it did for Jacob and his sons. If you haven’t experiences this for yourself, or haven’t experienced it enough, you should start by reading The Genesis Prayer. After that, many deeper secrets will be revealed to you throughout this blog and many more gateways will be available to you. Indeed, the more you understand the 42-Letter Name, the more gets revealed to you anyway. I’m not saying that it is a substitute, but it’s like studying Torah on a deep level and studying a multitude of portions at once.

Until recently G-d’s timetable (or time frame) has been known to only a very select few. Now, as you can read for yourselves in The Divine Calendar and There’s Nothing random about the Universe, it’s available for all to see. So 13.7 billion years were folded into 6 days of creation, get over it; it doesn’t mean anything. That it is 13.7 speaks for itself, as this is the numerical value (137) of kabbalah, meaning to receive. The time frame is 5778 years from the Biblical Birth of Adam to the arrival of Mashiach (the Messiah) and the end of days. It has been written into the Torah, into all our mathematical and physical constants, into the 22 building blocks, and since the complete sofit numerical value (nominal and ordinal together) of the 42 letters in the 42 Letter name of G-d add up to 5778, it’s been written into the Shem Mem-Bet (Ana B’koach) as well.

Even multiply 42 x 137 and add 22. or more specifically 42.173 x 137, and what do you get?:5777.7 or 5778.

So why make all this available to us now?

Because G-d has a plan. He always did. And He wants us to know that. It’s always darkest before the light. Darkness always precedes the Light, like Bohu (chaos) before the Light in Genesis, Nachor and Haran before Abraham, Ishmael before Isaac, Esau before Jacob, all brothers, but all must absorb the darkness and be separated out like the chaff from the wheat, and incidentally (B,N,H,Y,A), the 5 Hebrew initials of their names sum to 137, while the Initials of the 4 Names Light, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (E,E,Y,Y) add up to 22. Do you recall the odd story from pasha Lech Lecha of 5 kings verses 4 kings and the 4 Kings winning? It’s all planned.

Besides being a precursor of our tribulations in present day Iraq (and the tar pits in the valley of Siddon/Saddam), this battle was a metaphor for the victory of the Light then and also in the end of days. And it’s not coincidental either that 137 + 22 = 159, the small gematria value of the 42 Letters of the Name of G-d (the upper Mem-Bet).

Oh, and if you don’t think this had anything to do with our present tribulations of our Kings getting stuck in the tar pits, please review Bereshit 14:2 and the names of the 5 Kings, Bera, Birsha, Shinab, Shemeber and the King of Bela: (BRA, BRShA, ShNEB, ShMEBR, and BLA). What do they all have in common?

The letters in common to all 5 names are Bet and Shin as in Bush. Is it any wonder that both Presidents Bush were compelled by fate to enter the battle against evil. The other common letters BRA, BRShA, ShNEB, ShMEBR, and BLA) are Resh (R) and Ayin (A) or RA, evil. It could also be Ayin-Resh (AR), meaning enemy or even vigilant. The remaining letters spell El, Amen.

It’s all been written: 22 letters, blown by the spirit of G-d and lining up on the scaffolding of the 42-Letter Name and the Torah to spell out the details of the time-line.

And as per our post titled Halfway Point it’s the 5 final letters, assocaited with judgment that will pave the way to the final redemption in 5778, which is yet another connection to the epic Biblical battle detailed above. But speaking of letters, in our next post we’ll show the symmetry and perfection in the spelled-out forms of their names and their obvious connection to 42, Mashich Ben David (424) and the year 5778.