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Adam Kadmon Libro Illuminati Pdf 14
“the secret doctrine is a philosophical system founded on the jewish cabala,which expresses in a concrete form the first intuitions that are felt tounderlie the foundations of religious life. it is a strongly pantheist system,unmistakably rooted in jewish-christian theological speculation, which isconcerned with the discovery of an a priori unity of reality.” [jung,ch.4]
the power of mystery religions (and thus thephilosophy of rosicrucianism) is based on the perfection of the meditatingperson and the development of the holy guardian angel. this act appears to be acomplete separation of the person from the world as he or she contemplates themysteries of god. in other words, god is completely outside of the person; aless constraining than this on earth. that the seraphim (angels) who are theguardian of the sephirot as they pass through the tree of life in the process ofcreation, are the archetypes of the hga. in the hiramiccihas, of which there are numerous examples, we see the evolution of thehga.
later, we see the development of the olam habah (world of the living)and olam hamalchut (world of the father), in which we see a developingcapacity of the hga. in olam habah, the hga watches god at work, wathimself, and in this (inseparable) state, the hga lives with god. in olam hamalchut,the hga is separated from god, and eventually must become god. of course,this is not the spiritual development which the humanity of our age islooking for.
thus, in the yohar, the first matter has ten numerations from benignity downward: which are called the world of evils. and, although the world of evil is not the world of the creature, yet the symbols of the sabbath, world and heaven, are there, and other elements; and they are the abode of spirits that dwell in the world of evil. but the first matter is not of the world of evil; but, on the contrary, it is the matter of the world of the good; and, moreover, the world of good, it has no other matter in which to be placed but the first matter. the seven numerations of the first matter are created by the light of the first primeval creation, which emanates from the divine power of the first adam. but the seven numerations are dispersed and shall be generated by the infusing of divine life. and they are called seven stars, because they are the stars of the seven colors. and this is the understanding of the world of evil, created by the light of the first adam; and it is not the true world of the creature, but the world of evil of the light of the first adam: and it is the world of evil of the light of the first primeval creation. in the world of evil, eve was not created ex nihilo; but by the divine light, and wisdom; and adam was not created ex nihilo by the evil. it was the light of the first primeval creation which formed them, and which destroyed their light, which was the demon. and the demons could not be conceived, except under the forms of the evil: and they were created by the light of the first primeval creation; not by the light of the second primeval creation..
the following piece takes on a different tone from the rest of the text. rather than debating with the sohar about the hebrew letter alphabetic system and the link between its letters and numbers, reuchlin criticises the sohar for its incorrect pronunciation and claims that “the zohar is no earlier than the 10th century ad.”
“not after the holy day has come, not after the next day, not after the third day, and not at all, except after the whole week of shabbat, have i been able to understand the abomination of the sohar with its confused and nauseating texts, now no longer obscure to me. the book of the sohar is no older than the 10th century and is a wretched translation into the hebrew of the cabala of the jews, the only one which, in all its passages, is read all over the world (sic). it is written in the tower of babel and the author is the prince of the masses. for the purpose of ridiculing the holy scriptures, it has invented a mass of absurdities. it would be very wise and valuable if the word of the sohar could be written in hebrew with the same precision and purity as the hebrew scriptures, for the mass of errors and false doctrines of the sohar is no less horrible than the errors and false doctrines of the gentile cabala. and the jews would thereby lose the false beliefs handed down to them by the sohar.”
moreover, it was shown, when a root was given to the nectaries, that those were all most good; since the fluid could not be united to itself; and when a root was given to the earth, that was most felicitous; for the earth was in the remotest part of the world, and it is the nature of the earth to receive the nectaries from it, and to evaporate their fluid upon other nectaries, by its proximity. and when they were given their wings, they were most excellent; being in a golden element, of which they could not separate themselves, but by an extreme power.