Adam and the Kabbalistic Tree
Using the analogy of the Tree of Life as a model of the universe, Halevi examines Adam, the first man, and takes us up fromthe earthly kingdom of the body through the worlds of soul and spirit to the crown of heaven. In modern terms, Halevi speaks of the anatomy of the psyche for the consciousness seeking contemporary reader.
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Page 15 - ... point upon which I desired to consult you", I replied, "is just that: Is she really living in mortal sin?" "Obviously", he said. "The divine command is, 'Be fruitful and multiply'. She disobeys it." "But is the command of universal obligation?" "Certainly. Give yourself the trouble of referring to the first chapter of Genesis : ' God created man in His own image, male and female, and God said: Be fruitful and multiply'.
Page 15 - End, crystalizes a realm of Limitless Light, in the midst of which, there emerges a point of no dimensions, called the First Crown. These three states of Unmanifest Existence become the negative background to the positive universe that streams through the primal point of the First Crown to evolve into the archetypal world of Emanations.