Each cosmic window and holiday or festival have specific tools assigned to them and they are not there to make the festivals more interesting, fun, or to break up all the eating rituals and customs. Food and the Torah are constant throughout the schematic and process, but 4 cosmic holidays have specific instruments: Rosh Hashannah has the shofar; Sukkot, the 4 Species within the sukkah and under the sach; Chanukah has the menorah or 44 lights; and Pesach, the matzah.
This year, more than ever in our history, more than ever in the 3333 years since we entered the desert, it is imperative we make the Sukkot connections with deliberate consciousness and that we utilize the G-d given technology at our disposal to make the highest possible linkages to Binah and Moshiach Consciousness for ourselves, for Israel, and for the world. As our Earth’s protective magnetic field precipitoulsy weakens, more than ever do we need to call upon and use ever spiritual tool at our disposal to draw down the energy and radiance from above. When we are called to the Torah we are supposed to channel and share our energy with the entire congregation. Even more so when we are called before the King of Kings and receive his blessings and energy for the new year; we are supposed to share it with the entire world, hence the holiday of Sukkot. Through the proper meditations and the implementation of ancient knowledge with the proper traditional technology the well-springs can open and flow for everyone.
We hope to explain many of the secrets and the kavannot of the shaking or waving of the lulav within the sukkah. This year, if we shake with our hearts, we can shake the world awake and shake open the gates. Let us do it together.
The technical design of the 6 elements of Sukkot, including the designated 4 species, is purposefully aligned with the 4 Essential Elements of Binah and with the Future Holy Temple. This is to afford us a means to access that higher level consciousness, the consciousness of One(ness) with the Cosmos, while still on this physical plane.
The four (4) sets of Essential Elements are comprised of the 4 Matrixes of Triplets concealed within the Torah: The 42-Letter Name or 14 Triplets; the 72 Triplets or Names; the 11 Triplets of the Torah’s First Verse; and the 15 Triplets of the Shema. The four (4) species are the Lulav (לולב), the Hadas (הדס), the Aravah (ערבה), and the Etrog (אתרוג). Right off the bat, the value of the first two species Hadas (הדס) and Aravah (ערבה) have the average numerical value of 173, that of the 14 Triplets of the 42-Letter Name, our ladder through the 7 levels and 6 dimensions of Zeir Anpin up to the Gates of Binah, in much the same way that the final Gate to the Holy of Holies in the Future Holy Temple is the 6 cu x 7 cu x 2 cu thick Gate of 42.
Regarding the daily shaking of the four species, there are 5 sets, each of which is done in the 6 directions of the Magic Essential Cube of Creation of Constant 42, for a total of 30. This corresponds to the 30 blasts of the shofar in each set on Rosh Hashannah and to the large letter Lamed(ל), which is spiritually connected to Binah and which has the numerical value 30, and which is found in the Torah reading just prior to Rosh Hashannah. The letter Lamed(ל) has a complete value of (30 + 12) = 42, as in the 42-Letter Name and the 42 letters of the Name YHVH (יהוה) that are concealed within the first verse of the Shema. The Name of the letter Lamed (למד) has the numerical value of 74 or (70 + 4), representing the 70 branches of the Tree-of-life and the 70 Nations with whom we are supposed to share the energy revealed on Sukkot together with the 4 species, our tools this Cosmic window or holiday to download that energy. It also represents the 70 years of Adam and of some of the exiles, and of King David at the center of Spherical Time, along with the 4 exiles. To fulfill our responsibility of sharing the light with the 70 nations we are given the opportunity each day for 7 days to connect with the 4 final letters (בסהג) of the names of the 4 species, which add up to 70.
Most important, they connect with the enlarged letters Ayin (ע) and Dalet (ד) of the numerical values 70 and 4 respectively from the Shema’s first verse, also known as the 15 Triplets of the Shema, one of the 4 Essential Elements. The two words (Shema and Echad) that contain those two enlarged letters in the Torah together with the kolel (1) have the value 424, as in Moshiach Ben David Consciousness, which is partially why the silent line that follows if has a value of 1358 or 1000, represent the level/dimension of Binah where the universal consciousness awaits, and 358, the value of Moshiach.
That letter Lamed (ל) connects to the Lamed (ל)of Lulav (לולב), the closed palm plant that serves as the central column among the 4 species. According to Abraham Avinu, it is also the letter Lamed(ל) that along with the letter Pe (פ) controls the month of Tishrei (Libra), the month in which we do both the shofar blowings and the shaking. It is also the lamed (ל)of the word Aleph (אלפ, the first), and when the controlling letters of Tishrei, the letters Lamed(ל) and Pe (פ) are completed with the letter Aleph (א) they spell out the word Aleph (אלפ), connecting them to keter and to the beginning, as in Aleph B’Tishrei (permuted to spell Bereshit (בראשית), “In the beginning”). It also connects the month of Tishrei and all the holidays in it to the upcoming prophesied 1000 (eleph, אלפ) years of Binah consciousness, the Great Shabbat.
The 6 directions that are key to the activities of the waving of the 4 species are aligned with the 6 bundled dimensions of Zeir Anpin, the channel for the projection of physicality. In the hierarchy they reside beneath the dimension of Binah and are surrounded by it spiritually, metaphysically, and dimensionally. It is a barrier we cannot cross and is separated by a firmament and in the case of the sukkah, by the roof or sach. Most things in Kabbalah come in threes (3‘s) or triplets, conforming to the basic simplex or Tetrahedron, and corresponding to the 3-column archetype of our 3-dimensional universe. The 3 shakings that we make per each of the 6 directions of our essentially cubic sukkah, correspond to the 3 beats per type of blast of the shofar that we just did on Rosh Hashannah.
Therefore, there are (6 x 3) = 18 shakings in total per set, and as Rav Abraham Brandwein of blessed memory points out, “The Lulav hints at the vertebral column that has 18 vertebrae, and every movement indicates vitality. Thus all 4 species need to be damp and alive and not dry.” The 18 shakings also correspond to the value of the word, chai(חי), life. And straightening this connection is that the word value of lulav is 68, as in chaim (חיים), life and as in the Tree-of-life. Important to these connections is that the square root of 18 is 4.2426… as in Moshiach Ben David consciousness and the YHVH (יהוה). It is partially for this reason that one of the main Torah hyperdimensional cubic arrays, is that the Torah verses form a perfect 183 cube plus the 13 verses of the 10 Commandments that were given separately in the Tablets.
With 18 shakings per each of the 5 sets, plus the shaking at the blessing there are 91 total shakings per day, which corresponds to the numerical value of amen and the all-important unification (אהדונהי) of G-d’s Names the YHVH (יהוה) with Adonai (אדני) that we should meditate on whenever we same Amen. The purpose of this unification is to help unite the 6 dimension of Zeir Anpin with the 7th, our world, Malchut, the vessel for the projection. Thus united, it helps form a ladder to the edge of Binah. United, the value 91 is thus (7 x 13), with 13 being the value of Echad (אחד), meaning One. The word ladder, sulam (סלם) itself has a value of 130 or (10 x 13), as does Sinai, as in Mt Sinai. It is for this reason that the word Succah (סוכה) has the value 91. It is designed to help us to integrate the inner and outer light. In the cubic structure, the 6 dimensions of Zeir Anpin are the faces of the cube and the inner core is the 7th dimension.
Altogether, all 4 species–the Lulav (לולב), the Hadas (הדס), the Aravah (ערבה), and the Etrog (אתרוג)—have a combined gematria of 1024, which is 210, or 322, matching word for word the exact number of differing word values in the Torah, and also the number of vertices in a 210 hypercube.
During the 7 days of Sukkot while in the Sukkah, we are drawing directly from the Binah hyperspace, and over those 7 days we are making 210 shakings, aligned in 5 sets of shakings in the 6 directions of the cube per day (5 x 6 x 7). The Israelites lived in Egypt for 210 years and we are commanded to make 210 Shakings in the Sukkah, our incubator, like Egypt was for the Israelites on their way to reach the level of Binah/freedom at Mt Sinai.
We do 1 additional shake with the blessing each day except the Sabbath when we do not hold the 4 species. Therefore, adding the (210 + 6) = 216 waving in total aligns the entire 7 days to the 216 Letters in the 72 Triplets, another one of the 4 Essential Triplets incorporated into the technology of Sukkot.
It is well known that the maximum height of a sukkah is 20 cubits, though what is concealed in that cubic space that contained within that maximum 20 cubit cube are 20 concentric cubes, each diminished by 1 cubit at a time. In other words, there are 20 cubes within one another like Russian dolls. If these cubes were stacked on top of one another, we would have a towering stack of 20 cubes equal to 20+19+18…1, which equals 210 cubits in total height and 44,100 cubits³ in total volume, as in the word Emet (אמת) of numerical value 441 times 100, the value of the permeable roof, sach (סככ) that is set at a maximum of 20 cubits. The number 20 (twenty) in Hebrew is written Esrim (עשרים) of numerical value 620, the same as the word, Keter, the highest dimension, and the same as the 620 letters in the 10 Commandments and the value of the 62 Yuds (י) amongst those 620 letters. This is like the Holy of Holies in the Future Holy Temple which measures 20 x 20 x 20 cubits cubed. Meanwhile, the Hebrew word for “the Mountain is “Hhar (ההר)” of numerical value 210.
Then when the 3 waving per direction are considered over the full 7 days, there are 210 x 3 or 630 total waving in the 7 days, and 630 is (10 x 63), the value of the Aspect of the YHVH (יוד־הי־ואו־הי) in the level of Binah. The number 10 always corresponds to the 10 sefirot (dimensions), and in this case to the 10 sub-dimensions (inner sefirot) within Binah. During the entire process of Sukkot, we’re drawing down the energy from Yesod of Ima (Binah) so we see how the overall Binah connections are very fitting and part and parcel to the technology involved in the shaking.
The 630 total waving is significant because the 3 expansions of the YHVH (יהוה) contains 3 YHVH (יהוה) or Fronts of the Name, totaling 78, one Name for each level, and the resultant Backs of the Name total 630. By performing the shaking properly during the holiday, we are filling in the Name YHVH (יהוה) for the Creator, who has gifted us the Fronts during that cosmic window.
Concealed within the 30 letters, corresponding to the 5 sets of 6 shaking, in the 630 total Back of the Name, are the 6 letters Dalet (ד) and one Tav (ת), as in the 6 – 1 dimensional structure of Zeir Anpin and Malchut. These Dalets (ד) and Tav (ת) total 424, as in Moshiach Ben David. Moreover, the ordinal value of (דת) is 26, as in the Name YHVH (יהוה), representing Zeir Anpin.
For these reasons it is very important to do the full 7 day cycle of shaking, and even though we do not physically handle the lulav and etrog on Shabbat, we should go through the motions and meditations as if we were. This is what Rav Berg of blessed memory did and we diligently went through each one of the mock shaking with their associated kavonnot. This is what I suggest you do as well. We must utilize ALL of the technology available to us.
More important, is to do the shaking in a sukkah. Technically they can be done anywhere, though the technology was designed to work inside the sukkah, the cubic structure Your car’s engine will work whether it is in your car or not, but you will not get very far unless it is.
Over the 7 days of Sukkot, we are making 70 sacrifices to disperse the energy through the 70 branches of the Tree-of-life and to share that energy with the 70 nations of the world. Each of these sacrifices corresponds to a specific one of the 70 sub-sefirot that comprise Zeir Anpin and Malchut in order, as we descend through them during the 7-day period.
The following connections should be made in your head at least once every day of the holiday–the more often the better–in order to orient yourself and prime all the elements of your tools. For maximum effect do the Ana B’koach and the Shema in the sukkah each day; this unites the Upper and Lower 42-Letter Names within the 14 and 15 Essential Triplets, a connection that is necessary according to the Arizal for any prayer to reach and enter Heaven, in other words, Binah. Over the 7 days of the Cosmic window we are doing the waving in the 6 directions of the Sukkah and Zeir Anpin, in other words, 42 total directions, like the constant 42 of the Magic Essential Cube of Creation (Zeir Anpin).
The Sukkah (סוכה) has a numerical value of 91 as in the Path of One (1 – 13 – 91 – 455 – 1820) so when we consider the 20 cubits ideal and maximum height of the Sukkah, we realize that its volume is (91 x 20) or 1820 as in the 1820 YHVH (יהוה) in the Torah. This is the radiance we should always feel and share within the Sukkah. That value 91 is (7 x 13) as in Echad (אחד), One, throughout the 6 dimensions of Zeir Anpin plus the inner core of the 7th dimension, Malchut.
This is the same radiance we get from the Blessing of the Cohanim when done properly and from the recitation of the Ana B’koach or 42-letter Name. Within the 42-Letter Name Matrix that is a ladder from our world or existence through Zeir Anpin to Binah, like the Sukkah and like the 91 doubled words in the Torah, the first line has the numerical equivalent (506) of the complete value of Moshiach Ben David consciousness. The next 3 lines or rungs on the ladder have the numerical value 1820 as in the 1820 YHVH (יהוה) in the Torah and the Sukkah. While the last 3 lines, levels, rungs have the numerical value of 1375, the Phi angle 137.5o and Primal Frequency radiance angle associated with the 50 cubit or Binah height of the Gates of the Holy Temple (1375”). When we multiple the 1820 by the radiance factor 1375 we get 2502500 as in the 2 Candles, ner (נר) of numerical value 250 that are the two columns (pillars) of the 14 Triplets of the 42-Letter Name Matrix, and we get (1820 x 1375) = (5 x 500,500) with 500,500 being the 1000th Triangular Number, or sum of the integers from 1 – 1000, as in the 1000 Lights and sub-sefirot of Binah. This is how the 42-Letter Name Matrix becomes even more than a channel or ladder through Zeir Anpin and becomes a beacon for Binah itself. Moreover, within that first level of the 42-Letter Name Matrix, the second Triplet (יתץ) has the numerical value 500 while the last Triplet in the Name (צית) is also 500.
We must also keep in mind that the 112 initials of the 112 Triplets total 5005, or exactly 1/500th the radiance of the 1820 YHVH (יהוה) and 1/100th of the 1000 Lights of Binah or 500,500.
The 2 Candles of the 42-Letter Name Matrix as previously discussed are part of the 13 Candles of the 112 Triplets associated with their respective 4 sets (2 in the 14 Triplets Matrix; 9 in the 72 Triplets Matrix; 1 Candle for 11 Triplets in Bereshit; 1 candle for the 15 Triplets of the Shema). 13 Candles make One network and act as One. This is akin to the two massive Pillars (Columns) astride the 50-cubit high gate to the Holy Temple Tower. Their Names are Boaz (בעז) and Jachin (יכין) of numerical value 169 or 132. Their ordinal value is 70, as in the 70 branches of the Tree-of-Life and 70 levels of Zeir Anpin represented by the 2 columns of the 42-Letter Name Matrix. While the value 70 is also a reference to the 70 Nations or branches we are watering on Sukkot, the value 169 or 132 is also 168 plus 1 or (4 x 42 and One).
The 4 Species
When you assemble your 4 species, also known in some parts as light swords, you should keep in mind that the 4 elements correspond to the 4 letters of the YHVH (יהוה): Hadas (י), Aravah (ה), lulav (ו) and Etrog (ה). Please note that the word sword in Hebrew (חרב) also has the numerical value 210.
On Rosh Hashanah we utilized the Aspect of the Names YHVH Av (יוד־הי־ויו־הי) and YHVH Sag (יוד־הי־ואו־הי) to help us make the proper shofar connections. As the Arizal further explains on Sukkot we utilize the Aspect of the Name Ban YHVH (יוד־הה־וו־הה). The 3 branches of the hadasim (myrtle) correspond to the (יוד) of the Name YHVH (יהוה) spelled out at the Aspect of Malchut (יוד־הה־וו־הה) and to the sefirot (dimensions) of Chesed-Gevurah-Tiferet. The 2 willow (aravot) branches correspond to the (הה) of the same Holy Name and to the sefirot of Netzach and Hod. The lulav corresponds to the (וו) of that Holy Name and to the sefirot of Yesod, while the Etrog (Citron) corresponds to the final (הה) of that Holy Name and to the sefirot of Malchut of Yesod. You should repeat these connections in your head often as you prepare for each set of shakings to align your antennae just right and to process what you are doing with consciousness.
The Name of the YHVH Aspect Ban (יוד־הה־וו־הה) has both a numerical value and ordinal value of 52 which is aligned with and the same as the ordinal value of the Etrog (אתרוג). It was Abraham Avinu in his book Sefer Yetzirah, The Book of Formation, who shared with us that the universe was created with Books, text, number, and communication, all of whom are spelled sefer (ספר) and have the ordinal value 52, just like the highly valued Etrog (אתרוג). Their (ספר) numerical value is 340 or 8 x 42.5o, the complementary angle of radiance through the universe. When we take the 4 Species whose values sum to 1024 and add them to the 336 letters in the 112 Triplets of the 4 Essential Elements, we get 1360, or (4 x 340): Books, text, number, and communication.
The numerical values of Hadas and Aravah together equal (69 + 277) = 346 (שמו), and since those two species correspond to the letters (יה), they spell out “The Name YH (יה–שמו).” As stated earlier, they equal and encapsulate two sets of the 42-Letter Name, or (2 x 173), which incidentally are the 173 Keys to Heaven the Zohar tells us was given to Moses. The three sides of the sukkah itself form the shape of the letter Bet (ב), completing the B’YH Shemo (ביה–שמו) sequence that comprise the 6 specific letters at the top of the 248 columns of the Torah which are not designated as the letter Vav (ו). Collectively, their numerical value is 363, that of H’Moshiach. The spirit of H’Moshiach consciousness if found in the radiant Primal Frequency of the Ether (27.5 Hz) as 1/27.5 = .036363…. This is the frequency we should attune to during all the wavings.
As for the lulav, it can be said that the word lulav (לולב) represents the entire Torah in two different ways. It begins with Lamed (ל) and ends in Bet (ב) and moreover, it also ends in the letter combination Lamed-Bet (לב), as in the first (ב) and last (ל) letters of the Torah. This letter reversal is an allusion to the recycling of the Torah that occurs during this period, when we read the last verse of the Torah and immediately twist it back to the beginning and read from Bereshit.
While the numerical value Hadas and lulav together (68 + 69) equals 137, the numerical value of kabbalah, meaning “to receive” and “parallel,” the numerical value of Hadas (הדס) and Aravah (ערבה) and lulav (לולב) together equals 414, which is twice the numerical value of Or (אור), light, or 2 x 207, thus representing the running and returning light, ascending and descending the ladder.
As for the 4th species, the etrog (אֶתְרוֹג) has the numerical value 610, as in parnesa (sustenance) and ma’aser (tithing), and their corresponding kabbalistic meditations for drawing the Shefa into our lives. This numerical connection makes logical sense, considering that the Etrog corresponds to the malchut of yesod, the place where we earn our parnesa (sustenance).
Traditionally, Israelites around the world take great care in selecting their Etrog. Outside the holiday of Sukkot it is just a very expensive lemon. For a specific seven days each year, the 4th species, the Etrog (אתרוג) connects to Keter (כתר) and Chochma (חכמה) and Binah (בינה) and Da’at (דעת), whose 4 final letters (רההת) add up to the same 610 as Etrog (אתרוג). Moreover, those final letters of the 4 upper dimensions include the two Hei (הה) of the YHVH (יהוה) between the Tav and Resh (תר) and when added to the value of the Etrog (אתרוג) that has its own Tav-Resh (תר), we get 620, Keter (כתר) with all that that represents. Thus, the Etrog (אתרוג) has the power to unite us with the highest levels of attainment, if for only a specific 7 days each year. These two letters Hei (הה) are the Holy letters of the Name YHVH (יוד־הה־וו־הה) that the Arizal advised us we should connect with the Etrog.
While the initials of the 4 species, Lulav (לולב), Hadas (הדס), Aravah (ערבה), Etrog (אתרוג) add up to 106 or 1/4th of 424, the value of Moshiach Ben David, the internal letters collectively add up to 848, or twice 424. This is the same as the cube root of the 610-value of the Etrog (אתרוג) is 8.48093.
As we hold the Etrog in our hand, we should stop and take note that its 610 value is also the value of the 3rd tier of the 42-Letters of the Upper Name of 42, the YHVH (יהוה).
The last of the 4 species, the Etrog (אתרוג), also has the same numerical value as H’Adam (the Man) when utilizing the sofit value of the H’Adam. Even though all 4 kingdoms on Earth are created with the same triplet encoding, which are based on the same 4 nucleotides, only ”The Man” was Created to be a participant.
The 610 value of the Etrog (אתרוג) is also naturally aligned with the 610th Triangular Number since it represents all the integers from 1 to 610, and that is 186,355 or the speed of light (186,282 mps) plus 73, as in the sefira of Chochma (73) and the Torah’s first verse, the 73rd Triangular Number.
Nevertheless, the total value of the 4 species (610 + 277 + 68 + 69) is 1024, which not only matches the 1024 unique word values in the Torah, but it is also 32², as in the 32 Paths of the Tree-of-Life and the numerical value of the Lamed-Bet (לב) from lulav (לולב). These final two letters of the Lulav (לולב) spell out the word Lev, heart (לב), which is also why on the return stroke of each shaking we figuratively and literally connect the shaking with our hearts.
It is also representative of the number of vertices (points) on a 10-dimensional hypercube, which encompasses all 10 dimensions of the Tree-of-Life. In simpler terms, the 4 species combined connect us to the 1024 portals of the Torah as they exist in the spiritual and metaphysical hyperspace called Binah, the universal consciousness. Moreover, not coincidentally (32 x 32) cubits is the measure of the Holy Altar in the center of the concentric courtyards of the Future Holy Temple.
Fortunately, this connection to the 1024 portals happens for us automatically once we incorporate that understanding into the consciousness of our shakings. To fulfill our responsibility of sharing the light with the 70 nations we can connect to the 4 final letters (בסהג) of the names of the 4 species, as they add up to 70.
A key word/concept that has an ordinal (inner) value of 32 is “The Light (הָאוֹר) from the 4th verse of the Torah.” During the shakings we were commanded to be the conduits of The Light. Remember, the value of the internal letters of the 4 species was 4 x 212, “The Light (הָאוֹר).” And the final letters in “The Light was Good (הָאוֹר כִּי טוֹב)” also equals 212, as in “The Light (הָאוֹר).” And who was the Light good for? The answer is found in the ordinal (inner) value of “The Light was Good (הָאוֹר כִּי טוֹב),” which is 70.
Moreover, of the 91 doubled words in the Torah, the most numerous doubled word (איש איש) is found doubled 16 times, or 32 times in total. Its ordinal value is (32 – 32).
Another word that has the ordinal value of 32 is lulav (לולב), matching the numerical value of the letters Lamed and Bet (לב), which as we said spells Lev, the Hebrew word for heart. This is another connection to the 32 paths of Wisdom, which is in essence the Tree-of-Life (Etz Chaim), as represented on Sukkot by the lulav, who’s standard gematria value is 68, which as we noted earlier is that of chaim (life). We also mentioned that the Altar in the very center or heart of the concentric Courtyards of the Future Holy Temple is (32 x 32) cubits. Since the Inner Courtyard measures (100 x 100) cubits, the distance from the Altar to the edge of the Inner Courtyard is 68 cubits on all sides. So, when stand in our sukkahs doing the shakings, we can connect to and imagine that we are at the central Altar in the Future Holy Temple and extending our lulavs outward, metaphorically and metaphysically, to the boundaries of the Inner Courtyard. Once placed at the central Altar or Holy of Holies, the surrounding Inner Courtyard or Temple Building respectively is 100 x 100 cubits. You should feel that solemnity and those proportions while doing the shakings inside the Sukkah—its walls will expand to accommodate you.
The Future Holy Temple is already here spiritually and the more we connect to it the quicker it will be here physically. The same is true for the Tree-of-Life. It is through the Aravah (ערבה) or willow branches that we have the additional ability to align and connect with the 10 dimensions and 32 Paths of Wisdom this the Tree, as the complete value of Aravah (ערבה) is (277 + 43) = 320, as in the (10 x 32) and as in the 320 Holy Sparks that we are supposed to gather from the physical realm and elevate to the spiritual one.
The complete gematria value of the word Lulav (לולב) is (68 + 32) = 100, which is also the value of sach (סככ), the thatched roof of the Sukkah, an extremely important component in the Sukkot technology. The sach represents keter, the highest sefira, and is evocative of the height of the Future Holy Temple, whose tower stands 100 cubits tall. The complete value of sach (סככ) is 137, as in “Kabbalah,” meaning “to receive” and “parallel.” That value, 137 is also the same as that of the two species Lulav (לולב), the Hadas (הדס) together.
So when we shake the Lulav we not only want to bring it back to our heart, lev, but we want to mediate on the light and love channeling back and forth through it, as we stand both in our succahs and in the center of the Future Holy Temple, channeling for the entire world.
Now, if we add all the elements of the holiday together, we get 100 (Sach) + 91 (sukkah) + 1024 (4 species) = 1215, which as we have previously explained is the dawn of time and Creation, 12:15am, and as Rav Abulafia explained, it is the gematria value of the phrase “Combination of the letters,” and also of “70 Languages,” that are the 70 branches of the Tree-of-life that represent the 70 nations that we mediate for on Sukkot. This aligns with the final letters of the 4 species (הסבג) that add up to 70. It is also the value (1215) of the first 3 Triplets (9 letters) of the Torah, and of the 11 unique letters (בראשיתלהםוץ) of the Torah’s first verse whose ordinal value is 130.
In the portion of the Torah read just prior to Sukkot, there are 11 extraneous dots over the letters, a phenomenon that occurs 10 times in the Torah. Now, while the last of those 11 letters in the words under the 11 dots is the letter ayin, with a value of 70, the complete value (standard and ordinal) of all 11 letters under the dots is 422, which is the exact numerical value of the word “seventy (70).” These, of course, connect to the destruction of the first Two Holy Temples in –422 BCE and in 70 CE, respectively.
Once again, it is our responsibility to mediate on sharing this light with the 70 Nations, and this is why we were blessed to be the channels and given these magnificent divine tools to use. As it says in Isaiah 56:7, ” I will bring them to My holy Mountain and make them rejoice in My House of Prayer…For My House will be called the House of Prayer for all the nations.”
These self-same 70 Nations are gathering this year to attack Israel, as the Zohar prophesied nearly 2000 years ago. Every manufactured twist in the world tension brings the world closer to global war and mayhem, yet by fulfilling our G-d given role, we can inject enough Binah consciousness into the world, and have mercy rain down instead.
Given the importance of the sharing of the light with the 70 nations at the end of the 70th year, the letter Ayin (ע) with the numerical value 70 stands out as the 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, so it is not coincidental that there are 16 or 42 in the names of the 4 species, or that 610, the value of the 4th species is the 16th Fibonacci Number. The sum of the ordinal values of those 16 letters is 151, as in the value of the Name, Ehyeh (אהיה) spelled out (אלפ–הה–יוד–הה) which is the Name of G-d that it is at the level of Binah from where we are drawing down the energy through the 4 species.
I highly suggest you use a kabbalistic siddur (prayer book) for doing the shakings in order to make the proper, purest, and highest connections. The proper connections to the Names for the 6 directions can be found in the Daily Zohar. It is complicated technology and when we are going through the repeated circuits of the shaking/waving we become one with the mechanism. The tools cannot do the job alone though. The process needs us to manually do the movements and make the right visual connections to the associated Names of G-d; everything else is divinely driven.
The kavanot of the shaking of the Lulav (4 species) in 6 directions, according to the detailed instructions of the Arizal is extremely complicated, and they are meant to integrate the expanded Name Ehyeh (אהיה) and the YHVH (יהוה) in 18 segments along 3 axes covering two concentric spheres like the Inner and Outer Courtyard of the Future Holy Temple.
This kavannot is aligned with and akin to the upper Essential Cube of Creation of Binah. It is a hypercube, an expansion from the 3-dimensional simple cube, hence two concentric cubes or spheres. Or more correctly, the 3-dimensional simple 6-sided Essential Cube of Creation of Zeir Anpin is a contraction or restriction in kabbalistic terms from the Binah hypercube. In the hypercube each of the 6 sides of the 3-dimensional simple cube expand into an entire new cube, making 7 in total. Hence the 7 Ehyeh (אהיה) of the Torah and the expanded Names Ehyeh (אהיה) in all 6 directions, with the inner cube of Zeir Anpin having the YHVH (יהוה) in the same 6 directions.
The meditations for this spiritual technology are to draw the light from Tenuvah, the lower level of Binah (Imma) with the Name (אלף הא יוד הא) of numerical value 143. We draw it into the 3 Aspects (Av, Sag, Mah) of the YHVH (יהוה) and then seat it into our hearts with the 4th Aspect (Ban) for a collective value of 232. Together, they equal (143 + 232) = 375.
With the 49 letters in those 5 Names, the total value is (375 + 49) = 424, Moshiach Ben David consciousness.
As previously stated, with the 1 additional shake with the blessing each day for 6 days we do a total of (210 + 6) = 216 waving, aligning the entire 7 days to the 216 Letters in the 72 Triplets. Thus the 5 meditative Names associated with those 216 shaking/waving work out to a value of exactly (375 x 216) = 81000 = (34 x 1000), connecting us to the Binah hyperspace network in all its glory, and moreover to the full network of the (79,976 + 1024) = 81,000 words and word values in the Torah. This is especially appropriate given that those 1024-word values match the value of the 4 species waved on Sukkot, (610 + 277 + 68 + 69) = 1024.
Meanwhile, the complete numerical value of the cube, the Sukkah (סוכה), is (91 + 37) = 128, as in the backs of the 4 Aspects of the YHVH (יהוה), 128, whose average is 128/4 = 32, like the square root of the 4 species whose collective value is 1024 or 322. The 128 value of the backs of the 4 Names is also equal to 27 and they align with the 128 set of root vectors of the E8 Lattice that complement the other 112 set of its root vectors, and that comprise the consciousness of Binah, as recently explained.
The Sword of Moses
When you do the waving properly you figuratively carry the extraordinary Sword of Moses as your 4 species. The final letters of the 4 species (הסבג) add up to 70, as do the final letters (מיכ) in the 42-letter Sword that match the 42nd Triplet (מיכ) in the 72 Triplet Matrix, while its last 4 final letters (מכבי) of the last 4 words when taken in reverse order as the Sword is meant to, equal 72.
מִי-כָמֹכָה בָּאֵלִם יְהוָה, מִי כָּמֹכָה נֶאְדָּר בַּקֹּדֶשׁ; נוֹרָא תְהִלֹּת, עֹשֵׂה פֶלֶא
When extended to the last 5 final word letters (מכבימ), they equal 112 as in the 112 Triplets that comprise the 4 sets of Essential Triplets; and then with the next 2 that equal 70, they make the final 7 letters (מכבימכנ) of the final 7 words are equal to (112 + 70) = 182 or (7 x 26), which represents the YHVH (יהוה) throughout the 7 dimensions of Zeir Anpin-Malchut that align with the 7 tiers of the 42-Letter Name and 7 days of Sukkot.
The final letters of the last 11 words equals 704, derech, Path, as in the 4th line of the 42-Letter Name Matrix (בטרצתג) that is also 704; and the final letters of all 12 words of the Sword is 784 or 282, koach (power) squared, referring to the balanced link or entanglement on either side of the central 14 within the Essential Cube of Creation, whereby all vectors much equal 42.
Meanwhile, the last 7 letters (מִי-כָמֹכָה בּ) equal 137, matching the name of the angel of the beauty of the Torah and Kabbalah meaning parallel and to receive and the two species Lulav (לולב) and the Hadas (הדס) together. And when extended to the final 9 letters they equal 168 or (4 x 42); and to the last 10, their total is 208, as in (8 x 26).
As previously explained, the point of the Sword is the Alef (אלף), which with its cross axes 4 component letters that equal 32 structurally represent the 4-sides of the revolving Sword.
מִי-כָמֹכָה בָּאֵלִם יְהוָה, מִי כָּמֹכָה נֶאְדָּר בַּקֹּדֶשׁ; נוֹרָא תְהִלֹּת, עֹשֵׂה פֶלֶא
The Alef (אלף) is in the 42-letter Sword followed by the value 375 (עֹשֵׂה), as in the 375-value of the Name of Binah (אלף הא יוד הא) coupled with the 4 Aspects (Av, Sag, Mah, Ban) of the YHVH (יהוה) that are jointly associated with the Sukkot waving of the Sword.
While the final letters of the 4 species (הסבג) add up to 70, their 4 initials (העלא) plus the structural Alef (א) of the positioning of the 4 species is 107, as in the 107th Triangular Number, associated with the Spherical Time radius 5778 and as in the 107 numerical value of the 6 directions of the Magen David.
Nonetheless, the connections to 7 and 70 are meant to align us with the lunar year (shanah) and the Cosmic Wheel, as they carry us upward and closer to the enlightenment of Binah, the 8th realm/level/dimension/sefira, which is why there is a celebration of the 8th Day, Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah. The numerical value of shanah (שהה) is 355 and its cube root is 7.080 as in the value (708) of the Upper 42-Letters of the Name YHVH (יהוה) hidden in the 248 word, 1000-letter Shema, and also as in the number of Days in 2 Lunar Years as we previously saw incorporated in the Cosmic Rings of the Cosmic Wheel that fit together like gears of a Swiss clock.
On the opposite side of the Cosmic Wheel, we also get realigned as we go through the 7-Day x 7-week Omer period and reach Binah again on the 50th Day, Shavuot, 212 Days later. It is a process figuratively aligned with the 7 “Turning of the Darma” in Sat Yoga.
The Hakafot (Encircling)
Here is the secret to our universe. All spiritual light (energy) enters from a single point. It is spread outward to the 6 directions forming a cube. This branching outward is Zeir Anpin. It is singularly masculine energy. It is non-physical. During the branching or radiating outward, the energy goes through a 6-step down process. This is also why the Bimah where the Torah is read in a synagogue is supposed to be 6 steps up. This is why males, who align with this energy, are the appropriate channels for this energy, and why they need to do the proper shakings of the 4 species in the Sukkah.
All 210 shakings must be done properly and completely and then they must be processed with a final step to transfer the energy into our world.
At the end of each daily shaking there is a special encircling that is performed, and at the end of the 7th day there are 7 encirclings, making 13 in total, all with their special kavanot. Those 210 shakings/13 encirclings gives us a ratio approximately equal to 10Phi(φ) or 1.618…. Most congregations do not shake the 4 species in the Sukkah, and of those few that do, most do not shake on Shabbat. I was gabbai and announcer for my Rav, may his memory be for a blessing, and on Shabbat we would lead about 200 men through all the shakings (without the physical species because that is prohibited) with the appropriate kavannot. He explained that the technology had to be completed. Now we can understand why. Time travels in circles.
This encircling process is necessary in order to transfer and manifest the energy drawn from the Point of Potentiality (Binah) through the 6 levels of Zeir Anpin into our world, Malchut. The circle is the vessel for the light energy of Zeir Anpin. The circle is feminine energy. The circle is the interface with the world of Malchut, a world devoid of its own energy. Malchut is the physical world. It is a world of illusion. Women, females, are represented by the circle and the circling. The anthropomorphic analogue of Zeir Anpin and Malchut is the penis and the womb.
The Zohar spends an inordinate amount of time discussing the spiritual male – female energetic dynamic as if its understanding was the most important of all. Because of whom we are it is hard for us not to read sexual references and attractions into the spiritual metaphors whenever the terms male and female, masculine and feminine, vessel and penetration are utilized. The truth is that we are just reflections of spiritual, metaphysical, and physical processes that are yet to be understood. The trick is to learn from the levels above and apply them here below, not the other way around, as we customarily do, inflicting our beliefs or the ones we are told we should believe by the mainstream media and social mobs onto the metaphysical world.
The Torah provides hints to us in the meeting place of the Patriarchs and their future wives, or Matriarchs. When the women were first met, they were standing by the wells. And in the 40 years in the desert, it was Miriam who was in charge of the traveling well that provided water for all the Israelites.
The encircling we do, both men and women separately, on Simchat Torah and Shemini Atzeret on the 22nd day of the cosmic Holidays transfers the energy from the circling the men did in the Sukkah to our lives in this world and embeds it for the coming year, like the harvesting and storing of the crops typically done this time of year.
The process does not end there. Once properly coupled, the radiant feminine energy must focus back on Zeir Anpin, which is why homes are typically cube shaped. The receptive feminine vessel must focus on building a household and reflect back on her source of light through Zeir Anpin. It this way the couple can draw the maximum amount of energy and their household can grow every which way, including in their individual and joint stature. If the circle of feminine radiant energy is too attracted to physicality or to other sources of light the circle will pull apart, break up, and energy will be inadvertently siphoned off into the physical world, draining the marriage, the masculine energy channel, and the household. This is what the Adam and Eve story is all about.
By circles, we mean to say spheres. The world of Malchut is all about circles, spheres. This is why the planets are round and their orbits are rounded. Circles and spheres are self-contained and can exist as beautiful bubbles in the world of Malchut without a masculine counterpart, but they will not be connected to the infinite light of Binah. Masculine energy cannot persist without a connection to the light source. Masculine energy that is connected to the light source but not properly coupled is a live wire and risks shorting out.
The world of illusion is designed to attract and tempt circles with promises of easy energy, but there is no real energy in that world. It is an illusion. Physicality only sucks energy; it does not share it. As the designed interface, feminine energy/vessels have a natural affinity for physicality, but masculine energy can be drawn to those illusions as well, and that is even more dangerous.
The cosmic window of Sukkot is a way to reorder and realign the natural flow of energy. The Holy Temple is the way to do it permanently. This is why the Holy Temple is designed in squares and cubes with no octagons, circles, or domes to short-circuit and cut off the energy, which would otherwise radiate outward to the edges of the spherical Earth.
What is round are the sefirot (spheres). The dimensions are spherical because they are vessels that house the different worlds (levels).
Sukkot is usually the time of joy, and the energy of rejoicing is drawn down upon us by our actions within the succah for the entire year. This year, it is the time of action, when what we do has the power to determine the sake of humanity. Evil and its conduit, the Erev Rav, are running rampant throughout the world. Physically, it may be too late; spiritually, we have the tools we need to triumph. This Sukkot, let us put joy in our hearts; let us stand at the Altar of the Holy Temple as we stand within our sukkahs; let us use the gyrating wand of the 4 species to channel the energy and consciousness of Binah into our lives and out to the whole world; and let us bring Moshiach consciousness to the world once and for all.
Secrets of Hazeinu and Sukkot
In the Shabbat just prior to Sukkot every year we read the Song Hazeinu which refers to the future coming of Moshiach. This Song is split into 2 columns for most of the page, a huge departure from the normal Torah structure forming a large letter Hei (ה). There is also an enlarged single letter/word Hei (ה) near the beginning of this portion/Song. It is the initial of the 6th verse. The enlarged letter Hei (ה) represents among other things, the 5 Names associated with the mediations for the waving during Sukkot that connect us to Binah.
Within the YHVH (יהוה) the last Hei (ה) represents Malchut with the implied value 5, and the first Hei (ה) is Binah with the implied value 50. All the enlarged letters in the Torah represent the sefira/dimension of Binah, and all the special Heis (ה) in this portion/Song do as well. What is also special about this Song is that while 60% of the verses in the Torah begin with the letter Vav (ו), here, through the end of the split columns, only 4 of 43 verses do, 9.30%.
The first verse that has the initial Vav (ו) is the 15th, as in the 15th of the month of Tishrei, when we are commanded to celebrate the festival of Sukkot, living in Sukkahs. The next two are the 19th and the 20th and the last is the 37th; altogether (15 + 19 + 20 + 37) = 91, as in the numerical value of the Sukkah (סוכה), 91 and its ordinal value 37. It is during this festival when we switch our prayers from dew (טל) of gematria katan string value 93 and of numerical value 39, as in the two middle verse numbers (19 + 20), to rain. As the Arizal said, the full explanation of tal (טל) would take 80 pages, such as there being 39 Letters in the 4 Aspects of the YHVH (יהוה) that are an integral part of the waving mediations. The dew is specifically mentioned in the 2nd verse of Hazeinu.
As stated above, the complete numerical value of the cube, the Sukkah (סוכה), is (91 + 37) = 128, as in the backs of the 4 Aspects of the YHVH (יהוה), 128, whose average is 128/4 = 32. It is also as in 27 and the 128 set of root vectors of the E8 Lattice that complement the other 112 set of its root vectors, and that comprise the consciousness of Binah.
We recognize the value 91 as the 13th Triangular Number in the cosmic and Torah Path of One (1 – 13 – 91 – 455 – 1820) and now we learn that this aligns with the value (1300) of the full 52 initials of the portion Hazeinu plus 5 for the enlarged letter Hei (ה), which itself aligns with the Name of the YHVH Aspect Ban (יוד־הה־וו־הה) of numerical value 52 and the ordinal value of the Etrog (אתרוג). This is the Name whose 4 spelled out letters are associated with the 4 species of Sukkot. Meanwhile, the four 5-dimensional hypercubes (15 + 25 + 35 + 45) = 1300 = 5/7 x 1820.
The first 6 of those initials that total 1300 equal 345, as in Moshe and as in the 5th Triplet in the 72 Triplets. Nonetheless, the first 13 initials equal 424, Moshiach Ben David, and the total value of the 5 Names. All the connections are designed to orient and align us with the One Creator and with Oneness so that we can elevate to receive Moshiach Ben David consciousness.
The spelled-out milui value at the level of Ban (יוד־הה־וו־הה) for the entire set of initials is 4995, as in the 27 letters of the Alef-bet or (5000 – 5).
The complete values of the Sukkah (סוכה) and the Sach (סככ), the 5th and 6th elements of Sukkot, (128 + 137) = 265, the value of the 3rd Triplet in Pi (π), whereas the 4th Triplet is 358, Moshiach, and the 2nd and 3rd together (159 + 265) = 424, Moshiach Ben David.
The Sukkah (סוכה) represents the Essential Cube of Creation of Zeir Anpin/Malchut and is one of 6 or Vav (ו) elements/tools used in Sukkot to draw the Light from lower Binah or Yesod of Imma, where the upper Essential Cube of Creation is lodged. This is why it is concealed within the Song of Moshiach/the Song of the Future/the Song of Binah within Hazeinu, Chapter 32 of Devarim.
The numerical value of the 4 species from those 6 elements— the Lulav (לולב), the Hadas (הדס), the Aravah (ערבה), and the Etrog (אתרוג)—is (610 + 277 + 68 + 69) = 210 = 1024 = 322. The main element of those 4 species, the one that represents Zeir Anpin and that is represented by the Vav (וו) of the YHVH (יוד־הה־וו־הה) is the Lulav (לולב) that begins and ends with 32 (לב) twice and has an ordinal value of 32 as well.
As previously explained about the Sukkot connections, the Lulav (לולב) has a complete value of (68 + 32) = 100 that aligns it with the Central 322 cu Altar at the center of the Future Holy Temple and the 1002 cu walled Inner Courtyard that surrounds it, which further aligns with the freezing point of water 32o F and its boiling point 100o C or 212o F, as in the Outer Courtyard’s net (312 – 100 cu) = 212 cu width, the value of “The Light (הָאוֹר).”
The numerical value of the 2 species Hadas (הדס) and Aravah (ערבה) equals 346, not only making their average 173, the 40th Prime Number and the katan value of the 42 Letter Name, but equal to the total ordinal value of that special set of 39 first initials in Hazeinu until the end of the split 2 columns. Then, as we know, 137 is the 33rd Prime Number, the Fine Structure Constant, and Kabbalah, meaning “to receive” and parallel; it is also the numerical value of Hadas (הדס) and Lulav (לולב) together. Completing the set of Prime Numbers integrated in the technology embedded into the Torah, is the 12th Prime Number (37), the ordinal value (37) of both the Sukkah and the thatched roof, or Sach (סככ), the 6th element, whose standard value is 100, like the Inner Courtyard and the Lulav. This, of course, gives the permeable roof Sach (סככ), the complete value of 137, which means it is aligned with and embodied with the ability to receive from Binah.
With the various Sukkot connections to 37, we are continuing the Rosh Hashanah connections we made 15 days earlier utilizing the back of the Aspect of the YHVH Sag (יוד־הי־ואו־הי), reflecting the verses 15 and 37 of Hazeinu, leaving us the 20th and 19th as in 2019 found 3 times in the first 1000 digits of Pi (π), including the final ones (…42019). We should point out that (15 + 37) = 52, as in the 52 verses in Hazeinu that connect to the Aspect of the YHVH Ban (יוד־הה־וו־הה), Malchut of Yesod of Zeir Anpin, and to the 52 Days from Rosh Chodesh Elul when Moses ascended to retrieve the Second set of Tablets to Shemini Atzeret, and the end and culmination of the festival period.
The complete value of the 6 elements of Sukkot is (1215 + 152) = 1440 = (122 x 10) = (6 x 240) applying all 6 elements against Amalek and doubts, both of numerical value 240. This makes the ratio of their standard value over their ordinal value or 1215/152 = 5.4, as in the 54 portions in the Torah cycle and the 9 initial Vavs (ו) in Hazeinu. That value of 54 out of the 1300 total for the Hazeinu initials aligns with the 13o or 54-unit shift to the Phi (φ) proportion from the 11 and 11 odd/even Alef-bet split.
The gematria katan value for the 6 elements of Sukkot is 90, the numerical value of mayim (מים), water, in the aspect of Heaven (שמים), which explains why we make the connection to water and joy in the sukkah during Sukkot.
Meanwhile, the Essential Cube Alef-bet order value for the 6 elements of Sukkot is 4258, reflecting the Day of Creation, Day 258 in the Cosmic Wheel, with the Singularity 42, but most notable of all is that their component letters value is 1557, the sum of the 10 primordial component letters (דוזיכנסרךן) whose ordinal value is 112, as in the 112 Essential Triplets, and whose Pi (π) value for the 10 letters is 611, Torah. The value 1557 as previously noted is also the sum of the square roots of the 127 possible combinations of the first 7 words of the Torah. It is also the sum of the entire phrase, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” We can understand from this the significance of the 6 individual elements of Sukkot and their names to the elevation of our consciousness as they have the ability to connect us to a level in Binah before even the formation of the 27 letters.
We can also understand their place in the cosmology of our existence as the Cosmic Wheel has been metaphysically arranged so that the first 42 and 216 Days, aligned with the 14 Triplets and 72 Triplets respectively, takes us to the Day of Creation, and the next 27 Days, aligned with the 27 positions and letters of the Essential Cube of Creation, take us through the holidays to Shemini Atzeret, with Rosh Hashanah beginning immediately after the 5 Day of the 5 final letters of judgment, and starting the counting of the 22 letters through Sukkot.
By the way, the ordinal value of those 5 final letters (ךםןףץ) is 73, as in the higher sefira Chochma (Wisdom) and the value for the Torah’s first verse which is the 73rd Triangular Number, the sum from 1 – 73. The end is in the beginning. Moreover, the complete value of those 5 final letters (ךםןףץ) is (280 + 73 + 5) = 358, the numerical value for Moshiach. The end is in the beginning.
Also, we do not make the connections in the sukkah if it is raining, but we keep it in our minds as we do them elsewhere.