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

The YHVH and the Final Redemption

G-d’s timing can be found in His Name for He and His Name are One. His Wisdom is boundless, yet it’s there right in front of us for all to see, and always has been.

According to the Zohar Pinchas 293, “…For the Holy One, blessed be He, and His Shechinah are voice and speech of every angel, and in every voice and speech of Torah, and in every voice of prayer, and in each single precept, and in every place of His rule, among upper and lower beings. He is the life of everything. He carries everything.”

And in the Zohar Pinchas 294, the spirit of Moses, known as the Faithful Shepherd, continues, “Just as there is no speech without voice and no voice without speech, so there is no Adonai without the Yud Hei Vav Hei [YHVH]…”

Nothing exists or happens without the YHVH thus one would expect there to be much wisdom to be gleaned from it, and indeed all wisdom can be gleaned from it, but even just superficially, we can see and understand how the timing of the geula (final redemption) can readily be seen shining on it’s surface, much the way the Sun’s surface (known to the kabbalists as Zeir Anpin) burns at 5778 K, the perfect temperature to give life to the Earth.

There are 4 spelled-out aspects of the Tetragrammaton, corresponding to 4 spiritual levels:

Chochma (YVD HY VYV HY) of numerical value 72

Binah (YVD HY VEV HY) of numerical value 63

Zeir Anpin (YVD HE VEV HE) of numerical value 45

Malchut (YVD HH VV HH) of numerical value 52

And as you can see there are 9 letter Yuds in the expanded Name, with the letter Yud(Y) being the spiritual seed of the entire YHVH..

And as we’ve explained in The Genesis Prayer and in several articles already: 9/(the 42-Letter Name) = the 70 faces of the Torah + Pi (3.1415926)

9/.123049… = 73.141593

So how surprising is it that when we individually divide the 4 aspects of the YHVH by the number 9, representing the 9th sefira (dimension), that of Chochma/Wsidom, we get:

Chochma 72 72/9 = 8

Binah 63 63/9 = 7

Zeir Anpin 45 45/9 = 5

Malchut 52 52/9 = 5.778

Total: 232 25.778

It’s pretty clear that there is a message within this wisdom.

But if we take the results one step further:

Chochma 72/9 = 8 we get 8/72 = .11111…

Binah 63/9 = 7 we get 7/63 = .11111…

Zeir Anpin 45/9 = 5 we get 5/45 = .11111…

Malchut 52/9 = 5.778 we get 6/52 = .1153846153846…

Or alternatively:

80/72 = 1.11111111

70/63 = 1.11111111

50/45 = 1.11111111

60/52 = 1.153846153

The series of 1’s obviously represents unity, but while there are exactly 115.3846 jubilee years from Adam through 5769 (2009 CE), which just happens to be 9 years prior to 5778 (2018 CE), the 8th root of PI is precisely 1.15383506784 as well.

Things that make you go Hmmm!

The YHVH, 42-Letter Name, 9, Pi, and 5778; All linked together.

And speaking of that, not only does the 4th root of (72*63*45*52) = 57.078…but 5778/173 (the small gematria value of the 42-Letter Name, also known as the 173 Keys given to Moses) = 33.39 and the square root of 33.39 = 5.778

HMMM!

There is infinite wisdom in the YHVH, so what will happen in 5778?

We’ve discussed innumerable connections between Mashiach and the Divine Calendar and the number 8. Moreover, the aspect of the YHVH spelled YVD HH VV HH, of numerical value 52, represents Malchut, the final level (sefira) from which we saw 6/52 = .1153846, along with all its connections to 5778; thus the equation utilizing the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David (424) divided by Malchut, or 424/52 = 8.153846 must mean something to us as well.

The number 6 also represents Zeir Anpin. And Malchut is to Zeir Anpin as Adonai, of numerical value 65, is to the YHVH, thus the simple equation 1/153846 = 6.50000*10-6 is quite telling as well, with Malchut reflecting Adonai

As Moses said in the Zohar,“There is no Adonai without the Yud Hei Vav Hei [YHVH]…”

It all comes together in 5778; the perfect fusion of Zeir Anpin and Malchut in the Tree-of-Life reality, the full manifestation of Mashiach, and all things returning to the state of Creation through the 42-Letter Name, which, as the tzaddikim have said, is so necessary for the geula (final redemption).

Shabbat Shalom

Ezra

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Right Place, Right Time

Just a quick note to let you all know that you are in the right place at the right time. If you have been counting the Omer, you’ve been using one of David’s Psalms in the shape of a menora and counting one word each day and one letter of its central column each day. Today is the 33rd day. In another blog we’ll reveal why certain of the days have extra special energy, notably the 8th, 25th, 33rd and 49th days, but today, is L’ag B’Omer, the gematria of which is 358, that of Mashiach, when the kolel of the 7 letters is included. It is the hillula of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, who has a spark of Moses, who was an aspect of H’Moshiach.

The 33rd day of the Omer is kabbalistically hod of hod, or the 5th level (sefira) of the 5th level, and thus is related to the very center of the
counting, the 25th day or 5 x 5, 8 days earlier. And by the way it’s no coincidence that the first 8 words of the Torah have 33 words and a total value of 3003.

Here is what we can reveal today, the sum of the words/letters counted through the midpoint in the (through the 1st Mem in Yamim) counting is 5778 including the kolel for the 25 days and the sum of the square roots of those 25 words is 345, that of Moses. Remember 5778 is 9. or 3 x 3. years from now, 3330 years after the Torah was first received in 2448 HC. And as unconceivable as it is, up to that 25th word, the sum of the square roots of the 24 words is 333.078 or 3330 years and 78, as in the initials of Etz Chaim, the tree-of-life.

But what puts us in the right place at the right time is that the sum of the square roots of the 33 letters we counted through this evening is 220.095 or 5/12/2009, May 12th 2009, tonight. And the sum of the square roots of the sofit values of the same 33 letters is 256.44, the numerical value of Aaron, Moses’ brother and another aspect of Mashiach.

Today, the energy of Mashiach that was earned during 8 days of Pesach this year is being revealed to us and for us through Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and was marked on a counting system invented thousands of years ago.

For once, we are in the right place at the right time. Let’s take full advantage of it and change the world. See you all soon on facebook.

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On Track for Mazal and Love

This weekend we read Parsha Shemini, meaning the 8th, the 28th portion in the Torah. A fews days earlier we celebrated the 8 days of Pesach and read from Ki Thisa and the 13 Attributes of G-d (Exodus 34:5-7).

As usual the clues to the secrets of the Torah portions are concealed within their first few words. The parshat of Shemini begins with the 3 words “V’yhy byom HaShemini” (” ויהי־ביום־השמיני”), “And it came to pass on the eighth day,” whose total value is 504. Now this is very interesting because the Talmud states that in this portion at Leviticus 10:16 is found the midpoint of the Torah in words, which most people have understood as a place where there are an equal number of words before and after this point, but they are wrong. The midpoint that splits the number of words in two equal parts is at Leviticus 8:15, which can be easily verified with word-counting software.

Nevertheless, at Leviticus 10:16 is found the midpoint of the Torah in terms of the 77 pairs of the mysterious double (twin) words–words that are duplicated side by side like railroad tracks running through the Torah, often words with the exact same vowels too and which have seemingly no reason for being duplicated.

Here at Leviticus 10:16 are found the two words darosh and darash ( “דָּרֹשׁ דָּרַשׁ” ), each with the value 504. Most scholars translate them as one word, “inquired,” but darosh (“דָּרֹשׁ”) conveys future tense and darash (“דָּרַשׁ” ) conveys past tense, thus the act of inquiring has the answer already implicit in it, or in other words, “Ask and ye shall receive,” or “Ask, because on the spiritual level you’ve already received.” It’s easy to see how one could make this mistake since 504 is the numerical value for the word chatzot, meaning “midnight,” or “half,” or “middle, and unbelievably, there are exactly 50 (fifty) 504‘s in the Torah, 25 in each half once it’s split at darosh darash.

And yet another important fact overlooked by Torah scholars for millennia is that 504 is the exact square root of the collective number of words, letters, and verses in the Torah, since as R’ Chaim Vital of blessed memory points out, all Torah light is spread through squaring, this central place in the double words can be viewed as the central point of spreading for all the Torah light.

The combined value of the two twin words darosh and darash (דָּרֹשׁ דָּרַשׁ) is 1008, or 1000 (keter) plus 8. Not coincidentally there are 77 twin words in total as the sum of the first 8 words in the Torah is 3003, which is the 77th Triangular number, and thus the sum of all the integers from 1 to 77, the sum of all the latent energy in all the whole numbers through 77.

According to the Arizal, 77 is Mazal (MZL), as is the number 8, and as is the 8th of the 13 attributes, which we just so happened to have read this week as well. And as we discussed it our last article, the sum of the 9 (3 x 3) words up to the 8th attribute (through the 7th) is 1089 or 332. And incidentally, there are 33 letters in those first 8 words of the Torah.

It’s also noteworthy that 504 = (248 + 256) is the sum of the values of Abraham (248), or alternatively Bamidbar (Numbers, 248), and of both Aaron and the “Ark of the Covenant” (256), or alternatively Devarim (Deuteronomy, 256), two Books and numbers at the heart of the Torah. And while (256 – 248) = 8, its more significant because the letter koof (“ק”), whose value is a perfect 100 which can be split 50/50, is found 2488 times through Leviticus 8:15, the Torah’s midpoint in words, and 2568 times through the midpoint in Leviticus 10:16, its midpoint in twin words, both of which are found in parasha Shemini , the eight (8th). Incidentally, 2488 is the year Moses died. And as we discussed in the last article, the sum of the gematria sofit of the 13 attributes up to the 8th one is 3339 and 3339/13 = 256.8.

According to the Maharal, “Whenever we find the number 8 used, it is in reference to something that brings one into the spiritual realm;” it’s going one above the limitations of the 7 states ( sefirot) that lead from the 3 levels of the divine spiritual world to the physical one. Thus the equation 504/8 = 63, which gives us the numerical value of Binah (63), the first of the 3 upper sefirot, is by no means a coincidence, and just a reinforcement of the fountain of mazal available to us through these connections.

We know from the Arizal that there are two numbers that connect us to Binah and thus help us to go above our limitations, which is a connection to mazal, 8 and 13, which is why there are 13 attributes and which is one reason the 13 attributes are read during the 8 days of Pesach and are thus connected to Shemini, the 8th. Mathematically, it also just so happens that 33 times the sum of the integers though 13 also equals 3003, just like the first 8 words or 33 letters in the Torah. All Kabbalists know that 91 is the numerical value of the word Amen (” אמן”) which is kabbalistcially represented by the potent unification of the Tetragrammaton (יקוק) with Adonai (אדני) and that through the unifications we get closer to the Creator, what few realize is that 91 is the sum of the integers through 13, or ( 1 – 13) = 91, and we know from chazal that this summing up is equivalent to the accumulative energy and attributes of all that’s inclusive, and thus a more powerful force to be reckoned with.

Of further note, while the mathematical definition of a triangular number gives us (77277)/2 = 3003, more significantly is that of the 1024 different word values in the Torah, there are exactly 77 repeated only once, in other words: Of the 80,000 – (3 x 8) words in the Torah, there are only 77 with unique values, and also as we’ve said, 77 twin pairs. There are no coincidences in the Torah, not even the fact that 8 times 77 equals 616, the numerical value for the H’Torah ( ” התורה” ), “The Torah” itself, or that the gematria ketana, of value 616 is calculated as 6+1+6 = 13, and can be represented as the letters vav-alef-vav, ( ” ואו”), which we know from the Arizal connects us to aspect of the spelled out Tetragrammaton (“יוד־הי־ואו־הי “) at the level of Sag or Binah, the 8th sefira of numerical value 63, just like 504/8 = 63 and just like the sum of integers from 8 to 13, the two numbers associated with mazal/fortune, in other words (8+9+10+11+12+13) = 63, the value of Sag, Binah.

And if we go back to where the portion Shemini started–V‘yhy byom HaShemini” (” ויהי־ביום־השמיני”)–we see that the initials of the first 2 words total 8 and the initials of all 3 words, “And it came to pass on the eighth day” total 13.

And for complete disclosure the sum of the numbers in between them (9+10+11+12) = 42, as in the 42 letters of the 13 attributes through the 12th word, and of course the 42-Letter Name that has the power to channel the mazal when used correctly.

In summation, kabbalists would use this portion, especially the darosh darash (” דָּרֹשׁ דָּרַשׁ”) at Leviticus 10:16 to connect to improving their good fortune and mazal, which we’re told is what the 8 days of Pesach connections are supposed to help us do. The numerical value of 8 as in Shemini, the 8th, helps us to go above creation, which we can read as destiny, and is illustrated by one last divine equation: 8, representing mazal, times the sum of the integers through 13, which represents mazal , the 13 Attributes of G-d and the numerical value of ahava אהבה)) “love” is 91 x 8 = 728, as in the 7 words and 28 letters of the Torah’s very first verse and Creation itself.

And for those that understand, the first letters of the first 8 word of the Torah add up to 28, alluding to Shemini, the 28th portion in the Torah, and spelling out B’ahava vav-alef-vav.(באהבה־ואו”), or “Lovingly vav” at the level of Sag/Binah. Both mazal and love await those that get closer to the Creator and the Torah and through these powerful connections we all have the opportunity to go beyond our destiny.

And so it did come to pass this past 8th day of Pesach, and will come to pass after 8 years as the tzaddikim have advised: B’ahava (In Love). In the end as in the beginning.

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