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Yamah 04-02-2014 04:27 PM

If you want something a little deeper...

The tree of life as we have it is Good. There is a parallel tree, however, that belongs to the Qliphoth (the shells / demons). It goes up along with the tree as evil exists at every level. The one difference between the two trees is that the tree of the Qliphoth is BACKWARDS.

Adept 04-02-2014 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yamah
If you want something a little deeper...

The tree of life as we have it is Good. There is a parallel tree, however, that belongs to the Qliphoth (the shells / demons). It goes up along with the tree as evil exists at every level. The one difference between the two trees is that the tree of the Qliphoth is BACKWARDS.


Yeah like 10 - 1, not reversing right and left. Hermeticism may have switched the right and left but it's not the tree of the Qliphoth.

Also there's no evil in Judaism, not last I looked.

Adept 04-02-2014 04:49 PM

Eh I lied, there's evil but not in the dualistic sense like that.

Yamah 06-02-2014 05:54 PM

Actually the qliphothic tree runs up parallel to the... human tree? like turning a page upside down and drawing on the back.

There's actually quite a bit of dualism in Judaism, starting from the first letter of the Torah, Bet, which is numerically 2. Following this we have Tohu and Bohu, Waters above and below, Man and Woman, and the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Unity is a big part of Judaism; so is Duality. Understanding how they work together (the duality of unity and duality) is one of the great philosophical questions that Kabbalists, Chassids and Masters of Mussar struggle with.

Adept 06-02-2014 06:47 PM

Interesting!

As for the qlipothic tree though, that's still not simply switching left and right. Hermeticism is very much about the light over darkness in that context.

Yamah 07-02-2014 04:00 PM

Yup, i know. I've heard people try to make something out of this mirroring thing but i don't know think that's the actual explanation, which is why I didn't bother mentioning it in the first place. Still interesting.

ZoeZoe 24-05-2014 03:06 AM

Although I have very little knowledge of the Tree of Life, The Qabalah, the Kabbalah, the Kabalah, I feel it is the right path for me. I am studying many books, traditional one by Rabbis and newer ones by Occultist such as Knight and Fortune. It always brings such awe and respect, everytime I learn something new, everytime I can connect with the process and understand the beautiful way that God works in my life.

Jameyson72 20-08-2014 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Adept
You can assign any symbolism to the tree of life you want, and for you, it'll be valid.


This is true, but as it deviates from its original meaning, it becomes "twisted" to those who practice Judaism.

AHIYAH 16-04-2018 10:27 PM

I know where its written that the ToL is in the feminine but it must also be true that a ToL must also be in the masculine perhaps.

indefinable 07-01-2019 01:26 PM

there is something wrong about the whole thing


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