The Ketoret and the Plague
Did Rabbi Shimon warn us about the Corona virus nearly 2000 years ago and more importantly, did he also give us an antidote?
Zohar 12:468: It is a standing decree before the Holy One, blessed be He that whoever looks at and reads every day the section of the preparation of the ketoret, he is protected from all things evil and sorcery in the world, from mishap, from evil thoughts, from harsh judgment, and from death, and shall not come to harm on that day, for the Other Side may have no power over him… Rabbi Shimon said, if people would know how exalted the concept of the ketoret is before the Holy One, blessed be He, they would take every single word in it and raise it as a crown on their head like a golden crown…If he concentrates on it every day, he has a portion both in this world and in the World to Come. Death is banished from him and from the world, and he will be protected from prosecution in this world, from the ordeal of Gehenom and from judgment in this world.”
Regarding the incense, or Ketoret (קטרת), that has the power to end plagues, we wrote about this in 2015 and it is time to update it with new revelations.
Of all the processes and tools G-d gave to us regarding the Holy Temple and the Mishkan (Tabernacle), nothing is more powerful as a protection against the forces of evil than the 11-incense. In Vayak’hel, the Zohar Vol. 12:466 tells us that “whoever smelled the smoke coming from the pillar rising from the smoke raiser, would cleanse his heart totally to worship his Master, and the filth of the Evil Inclination would pass from him…nothing in the world breaks the Other Side except incense… It can revoke sorcery, and evil things at home.”
The Hidden Incense
We find the word for the 11 incense Ketoret (קטרת) hidden twice in the 42–Letter Name matrix. In Exodus 30:8, after G-d states that Aaron should light the incense twice a day, the ketoret offering is described as “Thus, for all generations there will be incense before G-d at all times,” indicating it was meant to outlast the presence of the Mishkan and Holy Temples.
The first time we find Ketoret (קטרת) in the 42-Letter Name starts with the letters (קרט) of the 2nd line (קרעשטן) in the matrix and continues upward with the letter Tav (ת) of the first row of the matrix. In this case, the letters in Ketoret (קטרת) overlap the name of evil and darkness, satan (שטן), like an antidote, just as the Zohar describes. For anyone that has not been following this series from its inception, you can find the entire work here.Similarly, the second time we find the 11 incense Ketoret (קטרת) hidden inside the 42-Letter Name matrix begins with the koof(ק) of the 5th line of the matrix and continues upward with the letters (טרת) of the 4th line. The 5th line of the 42-Letter Name matrix also contains the first part (טן) of the hidden satan (שטן) in the matrix.
Embedding satan is like creating an antidote or serum from the venom of the snake that bit you, or from the antibodies from someone who survived an infection. You cannot just defeat your enemy you must recognize him first.
The smoke from the 11-incense is known in the Torah as Ashen (עשן) of numerical value 420 (or 10 times 42), and it too is found sequentially within that same 2nd line (קרעשטן) intertwined with the letters in Ketoret (קטרת).Surrounding the embedded word for the 11 incense, Ketoret (קטרת), are the letter pair (בט), which have the numerical value 11, and they too are repeated twice.
As explained by Rav Kook, of blessed memory, the ketoret linked the material and spiritual realms. As opposed to ordinary smoke, the ashen rose straight up, connecting our physical realm with the heavenly, much as the 42-Letter Name does.
The final column of the 6 column 42-Letter Name matrix also contains the word for smoke ashen (עשן), within the same first 5 rows that concealed the 2 Ketoret (קטרת), the 2 letter pairs (בט) equaling 11, and the 2 satan (שטן) that the incense counteracts. Moreover, the two letters (ץג) of the 5 final ones of those lines that were not utilized in the word ashen (עשן) have the numerical value of 903, which is the sum of all the integers from 1 to 42.
The embedded technology of the smoke from the incense continues rising upward through the first and uppermost line of the 42-Letter Name, the line associated with the dimension of Chesed within Zeir Anpin. This final processing point before our prayers are elevated has the gematria of 506, and as delineated in The Genesis Prayer, this is also the same numerical value as “Unconditional love,” and it is also the complete gematria value of “Moshiach Ben David.” The value 506 also matches up with the 506 times that the 14 triplets that comprise the 42-Letter Name are found within the Torah, and as recently explained 506 is the numerical value of the term “Corona virus (נגיף קורונא).”
The value 506 also equals the sum of the squares of the integers from 1 to 11. Thus, we find that just as our prayers, which the 42-Letter Name has processed through Zeir Anpin, are about to rise to the level of Binah, they are strengthened through the power of the 11-incense and are exponentially magnified. This first line is the nexus to Binah through Da’at, the 11th sefira.
Just beneath the central letter pair (בט) of the 5th line of the matrix that equals 11, we find the letter pair Lamed-Pe (לפ) of numerical value 110, or (10 x 11). We have previously discussed how these 2 letters (לפ) represent the primordial forces (movements) of the vortex and the spiral and represent the Shofar with its innate power to confuse the satan.
In the final 7 letters of the 42-Letter Name matrix we find the value 506 two more times. In the same way that we saw the word ketoret stretched across two rows, we find that value 506 beginning with letter koof(ק) on the 6th row continuing with the consecutive (שקו) of the 7th row. Then in the final or 7th row of the 42-Name Matrix we find that the final 4 letters in the matrix also equal 506, or (12 + 22 + 32 + 42 + 52 + 62 +72 + 82 + 92 + 102 + 112).
The altar upon which the incense was placed in the Mishkan is called in Hebrew the Mizbeach (מזבח) of numerical value 57, the same as the 1st triplet of the 3rd line of the 42-Letter Name matrix (נגד). Notice how the Triplet (נגד) is situated just below the words for ketoret and smoke (ashen) within the matrix.The word ketoret means connecting, and the entire 42-Letter Name matrix is designed for us to connect to and elevate to the realm of Binah in a safe and pure way.
Aaron’s name is the one associated in the Torah with Moshiach. We know from the tzaddikim that the deep understanding and use of the 42-Letter Name will help bring about Moshiach in our lifetime, therefore understanding that the ketoret, according to the Zohar Vol. 12:470, “creates unity, above and below, so that everything becomes one,” we can further understand why is was indelibly embedded in the 42-Letter Name, one of the 4 Essential Elements (Forces) of Creation.
It was Rav Brandwein, may his memory be for a blessing, that said, “It is through the understanding of the 42-Letter Name that we will get the deep understand to bring about the geulah (final redemption).”
Let There Be Light
It started with Creation.
Only 3 verses into the Torah, it states: “God said, “There shall be Light, and the Light came into existence “וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי אוֹר; וַיְהִי-אוֹר.” Rav Brandwein also explained that the final letters in the Torah point to the future. Nothing that, the 4 final letters of “Let there be Light and there was Light (יריר)” equal 420, so with the kolel, they also equal 424, the value of Moshiach Ben David. Therefore, the future outcome of injecting Light into our world, is both the path of the 42-Letter Name through all 10 dimensions, and the arrival of Moshiach Ben David.
With the final letters of “God said” equaling 240, all 6 final letters with the kolel equal 666, or the spreading of Light through the Alef (111) in all 6 directions and dimensions of Zeir Anpin.
The two times G-d spoke the word Light (אוֹר) have a numerical value of 414, and with the kolel for the 6 letters they too equal 420. The initial 4 letters of “Let there be Light and there was Light (יאוא)” equal 18, as in Chai, life, and of note is that the square root of 18 is 4.242640… The form of (יאוא) obviously mimics the form of the Tetragrammaton(יהוה) and Ehyeh (אהיה). When we spell out the letters in the acronym and Name (יאוא) they add up to (20 + 111 + +22 + 111) = 264, as in is a self-referencing 4.242640…
Moreover, the powerful acronym and Name (יאוא) represents two divine elements of Light and two divine elements of being. The two elements of being are composed of the Names YHVH (יהוה) and the 22nd of the 72 Names (ייי). This Name (יאוא) is the essence of Creation. These 4 words were the first words spoken by G-d in our Creation. This was before any separation in our realm.
The ordinal value of the 13 letters in “Let there be Light and there was Light” found in Genesis 1:3 is 110, the value of Nes (נס), miracle and the back of the letter Alef (אלפ). Is there a connection here to the 6th row of the 42-Letter Name?
The first letter pair (יג) stands for 13 in Hebrew. The second pair(לפ), as we just discussed, has a value of 110, while the final pair (זק) stands for 107 in Hebrew, as in the sum of the integers from 1 – 107 that equals 5778.
Each of the repeated phrase in the verse, “Let there be light (יְהִי אוֹר),“ have the gematria of 232, the same as the 4 aspects of the Tetragrammaton(יהוה), separated by a Vav(ו) or conduit. Two verses later, when the first day concludes, we see in Genesis 1:5 that “One day יוֹם אֶחָד “ has the ordinal value of 42 and the numerical value of 111, the same as Alef (אלפ), giving it a complete value of 153, and just so the Creator’s signature would not be missed, we find the numerical string 111 used for the 1st time in Pi at digit #153.
The Hidden Cube
As a bridge between our world and the hyperspace dimension of Binah, the power of the 42-Letter Name is virtually unlimited. It is a channel for the Light. We also know it as the 14 (יד) Triplets. As we saw in the previous section in this series the 11 Triplets of Creation operate on the level of Binah. We have also seen numerous links and intertwining of these two sets of Triplets, these 2 Essential Elements of Creation. One more link is found at the center of the 42-Name matrix, like crosshairs.
The numerical value of the central line of the 42-Letter matrix has a value of 704. When we combine it with the value of 14, representing the 14 Triplets, as in the letter pair (די) immediately above it, and with the value of 11, representing the 11 Triplets, as in the letter pair (בט) immediately below it, we get (704 + 14 + 11) = 729. The value 729 is special, not just because it is the value of the 2nd line (קרעשטן) of the 42-Letter Name matrix, which literally means “Tear out satan,” but because 729 forms a cube of 93 and also a square of 272. The value 27 is representative of the 27 letters, or force-imprints, in the Hebrew alef-bet. It is also 3 cubed (33), a cube formed by the 27 letters.
As an aside, the sum of the square and also cube 27 and cube 729 is 756, the base measure of the Pyramid. Another square/cube is 64, which is 43 and 82, and its sum is 72. The reason these work out this way is that both numbers are powers of 6, reflecting Zeir Anpin and the 6 directions/dimensions. For example, 64 is 26 and 729 is 36.
This bringing together of these two Essential Elements in a 3-dimension cube is significant. As for the other two Essential Elements the 1000 letters of the Shema form a cube of 103 and the 216 letters of the 72 Names form a cube of 63. Together the 3 cubes (729 + 1000 + 216) equal 1945 or 1948 with the kolel, the date Abraham was born and that Israel became a nation. Even more important is that this cubic structure provides a further clue to the proper integrated arrangement of the 4 Essential Elements (Forces). For anyone that has not been following this series from its inception, you can find the entire work here.
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