By W Wynn Westcott
Old Ritualistic Lore and Prophecies of the longer term Made take place to guy. With 8 Diagrams. Contents: The Kabalah; the sensible Kabalah; The Dogmatic Kabalah
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The Hosts of Angels of the Sephiroth are Chaioth ha kodesh, Auphanim, Arelim, Chashmalim, Seraphim, Melakim, Elohim, Beni Elohim, Cherubim, and tenthly the Ishim who -are the Beatified Souls of men and \\-'omen. The Fourth vVorld of Assiah is filled with the lo\vest - beings, the ,Evil Demons, Kliphoth or Qliphoth, the cortices or shells, and with all so-called material objects, and to this world belong men, the Egos or Souls imprisoned in earthly human bodies. This world also has its ten grades, each one more far from the higher forces and forms, each one more dark and impure.
THE PRACTICAL KABALAH 26 The Kabalists discovered deep meanings in each Hebrew letter, common and finals, and found secrets in large letters, misplaced letters and in ,vords spelled in unusual manners. At different times they represented God by an Aleph, A; or by a Yod, I ; or by a Shin; or by a Point; or by a Point within a circle; or even by a Triangle; and by a Decad of ten yods. GE1\lATRIA was a mode of interpretation by which a name or word having a certain nuinerical value was deemed to have a relation with some other words having the same number; thus certain numbers became representative of several ideas, and were considered to be interpretative one of the other.
The views of the Kabalists on Cosmogony are not easy to explain, but as before said the Supreme Boundless God, the" Ain Suph " was not the direct Creator of the World, nor was the \vorld made out of nothing. The highest Trinity of "The Crown, King and Queen" having arisen by Divine Emanation, its powers descended and expanded into the Seven Lower Sephiroth, and produced the Universe in their own image, a decad of forces, as a wh~le constituting the ADM QDMUN Adam Quadmun, or Adam Kadmon, the Primordial or Archetypal Man; THE DOGMATIC KABALAH 49 the world produced is the existing Universe of \vhich we have cognizance.