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By W Wynn Westcott

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Historic Ritualistic Lore and Prophecies of the longer term Made happen to guy. With 8 Diagrams. Contents: The Kabalah; the sensible Kabalah; The Dogmatic Kabalah

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Sephiroth are real, but only as conceivable by humanity. For example, the Kabalah demonstrates the grouping of the Ten Sephiroth into Three Pillars; the Pillar of ~lercy, the Pillar of Severity, and the Pillar of 1'1 ildness bet\veen them: these may also be associated with the Three Mother Letters, A, M, Sa; Aleph, ~lem and Shin. Then again by two horizontal lines we may form three groups and consider these Sephiroth tc? become' types of the T~ree divisions of Man's Nature, the Intellectual, Moral, and Sensuous (neglecting Malkuth, the material THE KABALAH body), thus connecting the Kabalah with Mental and M:Dral Philosophy and Ethics.

2) That all 'we perceive or know of, is formed on the Sephirotic type. (3) That human souL~ were pre-existent in an upper world before the origin of this present world. (4) That human souls before incarnation dwell now in an ' Upper Hall, or Treasury where the decision is made as to what earth body each soul or ego shall enter. (5) . That every soul after earth life or lives must at length be so purified as to be re-absorbed into the Infinite God. (6) That one human life is seldom sufficient; that two earth lives are necessary for almost all to pass'; .

Amen, AlVIN is from the initials of Adonai melekh 11al1~en. "The Lord and faithful king"; and the famous Rabbinic word of power used for talismans AG LA is formed of the initials of the words" Ateh gibur leolam Adonai," "The Lord ever powerful," or Ttl, potens in scecu,l'Z/,m Domine. TE1\1URA is a more complex procedure and has led to an immense variety. of curious modes of divination: the letters of a word are transposed according to certain rules and with many limitations: or again, the letters of a word are replaced by other letters as arranged by a definite scheme, often shown in a diagram.

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