Monday, September 22, 2003

Table of Elements: Studies of the Hebrew Alphabet:

"Jewish legend has it that before Creation, the letters, representing pure Spirit, were engraved with flames in the crown of God. The letters of the aleph-beit were, in the words of 16th century mystic Moses Cordovero, 'configurations of divine light.' They predated Creation. They are the primal forces which created, and create, all worlds. They are, individually and collectively, the raw materials of creation. Like the universe and all it contains, the aleph-beit constitutes a single organism in which all parts are interrelated. The number of possible combinations and resulting manifestations of them is infinite and unknowable." (via plep)