The Kabalistic Tree of Life

The Kabalistic Tree of Life

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At the core of Kabalistic teachings is a diagram called The Tree Of Life. It symbolically represents a process that describes the way Kabalists believe the universe came into being. It represents aspects of our selves and the journey back to oneness. Interestingly, Kabalist's view of the evolution or emanation of the universe is in many ways quite similar to explanations given by modern scientists. Kabalists believe that the universe began from a singular source, a dot in the center of nothingness that contained infinite energy. This energy then split into ten energy centers known as the 10 Sephiroth or spheres. The Tree of Life diagram shows the ten energy centers connected by 22 interconnecting pathways. When considered along with the energy centers, called Sephiroth, they are collectively known as the 32 Paths of Wisdom. Each energy center carries its own sphere of influence within each of the four auric bodies or worlds, as described in Kabbalistic teachings. Thus, each energy center symbolically represents areas of universal and human consciousness that function in their own unique way.

The 32 Paths of Intelligence outlined in the Tree of Life relate to the 384 Lines of the I-Ching within the 360° astrology wheel. Thus directly linking together the components of Beyond Human Design. Understanding the relationship between the Paths of Intelligence on the Tree of Life and their integration provides a useful tool for understanding where and how life’s issues affect behavior.

It has long been hypothesized that the paths of intelligence in the tree of life unfold in accord with the process of individuation or psychological development as it unfolds in life. As an individual becomes increasingly aware and conscious, they evolve along a predetermined pattern that follows the paths of intelligence and result in increasing balance and harmony in that person’s life. This sequencing is similar to the balance described in Taoist traditions and in accord with the traditions of the I-Ching.