Tree of Life

Kabbalah Tree of Life

My own Tree of Life

The 10 Spheres are the 10 Sephiroth:

  1. Kether – Crown
  2. Chokmah – Wisdom
  3. Binah – Understanding
  4. Chesed – Mercy
  5. Geburah – Severity
  6. Tiphareth – Beauty
  7. Netzach – Victory
  8. Hod – Splendor
  9. Yesod – Foundation
  10. Malkuth – Kingdom

Tarot Associations:

  1. Kether – The Aces
  2. Chokmah – The Twos and the Kings
  3. Binah – The Threes and The Queens
  4. Chesed – The Fours
  5. Geburah – The Fives
  6. Tiphareth – The Sixes and The Knights
  7. Netzach – The Sevens
  8. Splendor – The Eights
  9. Yesod – The Nines
  10. Malkuth – The Tens and the Pages

Then there are 22 lines/paths connecting each Sephirah (singular).
They begin with number 11 (after the 10th Sephiroth) and all together they are known as the Thirty-two Paths of Wisdom.

Each Path corresponds with one of the 22 Hebrew Letters:

Path 11  Aleph    joins Kether to ChokmahThe Fool

Path 12  Beth    joins Kether to  BinahThe Magician

Path 13  Gimel    joins Kether to Tiphareth –  The High Priestess

Path 14  Daleth    joins Chokmah to Binah –  The Empress

Path 15  Heh    joins Chokmah to Tiphareth –  The Emperor

Path 16  Vau    joins Chokmah to ChesedThe Hierophant

Path 17  Zain    joins Binah to TipharethThe Lovers

Path 18  Cheth    joins Binah to GeburahThe Chariot

Path 19  Teth    joins Chesed to Geburah – Strength

Path 20  Yod    joins Chesed to TipharethThe Hermit

Path 21  Kaph    joins Chesed  to NetzachThe Wheel of Fortune

Path 22  Lame    joins Geburah to Tiphareth  – Justice

Path 23  Mem    joins Geburah  to HodThe Hanged Man

Path 24  Nun    joins Tiphareth to NetzachThe Devil

Path 25  Samekh    joins Tiphareth to YesodTemperance

Path 26  Ayin    joins Tiphareth to HodDeath

Path 27  Peh    joins Netzach to HodThe Tower

Path 28  Tzaddi    joins Netzach to YesodThe Star

Path 29  Qoph    joins Netzach to MalkuthThe Moon

Path 30  Resh    joins Hod to YesodThe Sun

Path 31  Shin    joins Hod to MalkuthJudgement

Path 32 – Tau    joins Yesod to MalkuthThe World

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3 Mother Letters (representing the three elements):

  • Aleph – Air
  • Mem – Water
  • Shin – Fire

7 Double Letters (representing the seven ancient planets):

  1. Beth – Mercury
  2. Daleth – Venus
  3. Kaph – Jupiter
  4. Peh – Mars
  5. Gimel – Moon
  6. Resh -Sun
  7. Tau – Saturn or Modern Pluto

12 Simple Letters (representing the twelve signs of the Zodiac):

  1. Heh – Aries
  2. Vau – Taurus
  3. Zain – Gemini
  4. Cheth – Cancer
  5. Teth – Leo
  6. Yod – Virgo
  7. Lamed – Libra
  8. Nun – Scorpio
  9. Samekh – Sagitarrius
  10. Ayin – Capricorn
  11. Tzaddi – Aquarius
  12. Qoph – Pisces

 

Tetragrammaton and Kabbalah

The Tetragrammaton (Greek: four letters) is the name of God in the Hebrew bible,
YHVH – Yod, Heh, Vau, Heh (read right to left).

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In Kabbalah, the Tetragrammaton is also related to the four Kabbalistic worlds, the four elements, the four archangels, and the four cardinal directions. Kabbalah doctrine states there are four stages of the manifestation of creation though the Four Worlds.

 

Tree of life – The Four Worlds and the coloring of the Queen scale

My own Tree of Life with four worlds

 

 

References:

  • The Chicken Qabalah by Lon Milo Duquette
  • The Qabalist Tarot by Robert Wang