The Authentic Tradition of the Kabala is not Jewish! The Kabala — Between the Light of “EL” and the Darkness of Yahweh!
Inside Mystery Chamber, I was convening with an old man, a man who knows the secrets of the Tradition—an Initiate. Outside, the rain was falling so strongly, that it echoed in the inner chamber. I looked around me, then precisely at him. His eyes grew brighter as he uttered :
– “You might be wondering about the Tradition. Right ! Well, it certainly goes back to Enoch-Taautus Hermes. I feel I have to inform you about it.”
He then explained that it all started with Enoch or Anak, the Canaanite-Phoenician seer at Mt. Hermon in Loubnan. You may also note that the name Hermes, given to him by the Greeks at a later stage, might be a derivative of Hermon !
Tradition says that Angels descended on Mt. Hermon and taught that seer a great universal spiritual and occult doctrine. He, Enoch, accepted it and called it the Kabala, which means ‘accepting – قَـبَلَ ’. Enoch is Henoch, Phenoch, the Phoenix, symbolizing the secret cycle and Initiation. It is death, or the end of life’s cycle and the resurrection from its ashes after three days into eternity. He is the first teacher-initiator, possessor of the true sacred hidden name, linking Humanity through an eternal concordance with the Father, God. He introduced the Tradition to Egypt later on, and became known as Thot-Taautus in the Egyptian Religion, and Herem or Haram (Pyramid), is nothing but a Temple symbol of Hermes.
A strange feeling surrounded me. In fact, a strange man was surrounding me with all his powers. Without realizing it, I became part of the secret teaching. “What was I doing here?” That same old question started to revolve inside my mind. No matter what, I have to understand.
– “After being well established in Canaan and Egypt,” continued the old man, “the Tradition spread around the world. In fact, Enock (Anak) the Canaanite was a generic name for what could be called Meta-Throne, or Metatron, the one, who stood before God. We consecrate Wednesday as his holy day.”
Enoch was known as Mithra for the Hindus and the Persians; Enki/Ea/Oannes in Mesopotamia; Nabū/Nebo in the Babylonian mythology; Quetzalcohuatl for the Mexican Aztecs; Thor in the Scandinavian tradition; Hermes-Kadmos for the Greeks and Mercury for the Romans. He was Adam-Kadmon for the Kabalists; and later became Edris for the Arabs and the Muslims, and finally Enoch for the Druzes.
Sometimes, the father of the word and of the spiritual laws was not only considered as the messenger who accepted the words of God, but was also regarded as the god of wisdom and science.
With the Chaldeans, moreover, who were savants and magi, the Kabala based on the esoteric meanings of letters and incorporating one of the ancient languages on Earth was used for the invocation of spirits, either written as in a form of talisman, or spoken as in a form of incantation. That was a deviation from its original source.
A cast of Chaldean priests at Babylon and Ur, probably, brought the tradition with them to the Land of Canaan, and they became known as the Ebraniyin, or the Abarnahara, ‘those who crossed the river’, the Aebirou-al-Naher, the Hebrews. They have changed the Authentic Tradition, corrupting it even more, thus to fit with their beginning culture, while having the Zohar as its classical form.
The Chaldeans had the God “Iao” as the secret name of their Mystery God of creation. The Hebrews who originated from Ur and Babylon have adopted Iao as their God and transformed it into Yaho, Yahweh, YHWH, considering him/her as their national power of salvation. Iao, Iaho, or Yaho would mean breath of life generated or springing forth between an upright male and an egg-shaped female, principles of Nature. Thus, Ye(a)va, Jehovah, Yahweh is the Hermaphrodite Supreme Divinity of the Hebrews, being Ievo-hevah, Adam-Eve, or Yod-Heva, hence, the Demiurge, preached by the alleged Moses !
The wise man explained and paused for a while.
A moment of silent Truth reigned inside the Mystery Chamber like an eternity…
– “Throughout history many sects, religious groups, and secret societies,” he resumed, calmly, “have adopted the Kabala in their Initiation ceremonies.”
The Great White Fraternity, the Hermetists, the Pythagoreans, the Asayas (the Essenes of Galilee and Mt. Carmel), the Therapeuts, the Nazarenes, the Gnostics, the Templars, the Freemasons, the Kabalists, the Alchemists, the Druzes, the Illuminati, the Theosophists, the Rosicrucians, and many others whether in the East or in the West, appear to have adopted the Kabala.
In fact, some of them have been influenced by the Chaldean-Hebrew Kabala, while very few, though, were Initiated into the secrets of the authentic Kabala—that of Canaan-Phoenicia and Egypt. I reckon they keep themselves hidden from the vulgar. These few Initiates hold the secrets of that authentic Tradition, and are the true faithful adepts of Hermes, the first instructor and savior of humanity, a son of God, who triumphantly will utter, “Oh men, live soberly… win your immortality, I will lead on to salvation”.
Anyway, they are that few because they are very concerned not to reveal themselves to the profane, as you already know. Indeed, many of them throughout history, were very prudent and careful not to divulge the secrets, and many have been killed by the evil powers, those who wanted to take possession of the true word, and those who have already lost it !
– “Oh wise one, where about the world these Initiates live ?” I asked him inquisitively.
– “Today, this secret Order has not differed a lot from its existence in ancient times. Other than Loubnan, it exists in Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Palestine, India, Tibet, Japan, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, and Mexico, and the New World—America.”
The sound of the falling rain outside continued to echo inside, adding a feeling of intimacy to our conversation, a bound of friendship—that of an Order ! I felt so proud belonging to an Order, ancient as Hermes and authentic as Kadmus, in days, where only Charlatans, wonder about the Earth. The many things, which have puzzled me in my life, found themselves revealed to me inside that Mystery Chamber, in the abode of the Keepers of the word ! Still, many things however, were far from being revealed to me. I felt though that time would be on my side, and perseverance and patience would be my faithful allies in that journey of knowledge. I haven’t yet fathomed what was or what is the Kabala, and what the five-pointed star would mean, except that it was the closing of the circle of the Initiates inside that Order.
The voice of that man was so strong, so authoritative that I felt loose in front of that mystical power shining in his eyes. In fact, this Initiate sitting near me, seemed to have a great knowledge of the Mysteries—the mysteries of life.
– “What is the Tradition, the Kabala ?” I asked him excitingly.
– “The Kabala—accepted by the first seer, Enoch at the top of Mt. Hermon—is figuratively represented by the Caduceus that would lead the true Kabalists up, through spiral ascension, along dualist principles, but not engaging in them or attached to them, and ultimately reaching the wings of Liberty—the wings of the Phoenix—in the abode of the One. ”
The Tradition is divided into three parts :
The first is the Divine Inspiration, revealed by the Angels of God—those Exalted Beings or Higher Selves, so to speak, and contains the Omnific Word, that was never written, but rather, given in secret from ‘mouth to ear’.
The second is the Emerald Tablet, written by Henoch himself (or by his son Methusaēl or by one of his faithful adepts) with the purest of gold, on a piece of emerald stone, and contains the process of Alchemy, which focused on a spiritual enlightenment through a change in the physiology of the body, based on a transmutation of the sexual vital force.
The third is the Sacred Alphabet, a coded work ancient as the beginning of time, in which Enoch-Thor, the Geblite, concealed these 3 aspects of the Kabala in the «Sacred Alphabet» all with the hidden meanings of the Occult Sciences. The Thrice Great Hermes—the Trismegistus—is Thoth the great, the great, the great, possessing the three parts of the Wisdom (Sophia or PhiloSophy) of the whole world: Alchemy – Astrology – Theurgy (Real Magic).
This secret knowledge of the one Divine Nature in the Trinity has been imparted only to the Initiates, who would have to interpret their visions, and discern the true hidden meanings of the Tradition by understanding the Alphabet through its letters, for each of the 22 letters, has a physical denotation, and a spiritual meaning.
The structure is Alchemical… it is the Alchemy of the Letters !
These Symbols, with which the Initiate would be engaged, hold mystical meanings that would awaken in him/ her, the unconscious and make it conscious of itself. This would then create in the Initiate an awakening state of one’s intuitive knowledge.
A moment of silence ensued…
“On the other hand,” he continued, “the Jewish tradition of the Kabala roots back, as mentioned earlier, to the time of the Chaldeans, and is essentially related to the Babylonian Talmud ! ”
It is an unwritten tradition but an oral one, and became popular at the time of the Templars in the 12th and 13th century AD ! It is based on both the Sepher Yetzirah, known as the Book of Creation or Formation, and the Zohar, or Sefer-ha-Zohar, known as the Book of Splendor or Lights.
In the Zohar, God is described as Ein-Soph, the No-Thing, the endless, the infinite and the all. It stands above the First Sephiroth, Kether, where YHWH is crowned above the principles of Dualism. Oh ! But YHWH, as we have seen earlier, is Yod-Heva, the the Androgynous Supreme Divinity of the Hebrews, the Demiurgus ! *
This Tradition teaches that God projected from himself ten rays of light: the Sephiroth. Originally, there was a unity between God and the world, but this was broken when evil appeared. The goal of the Jewish Kabalist is then to restore that unity, indeed, but a Unity with God in its own sublime definition cannot occur while worshiping Yod-Heva, aka, YHWH, and if accomplished, though very impossible, God cannot be perceived as a negation, the No-Thing, Ein-Soph, anyway !
Along with that, the Hebrew Kabala seemed to represent a complete system of symbols, angels, demons, magic, or better said, sorcery. It also includes a complex cosmology, and a proposal about the origins of humanity in the scheme of existence.
Furthermore, Jewish Kabalists believe that the language of the Old Testament contains coded secrets, so they created an esoteric system of interpretation known as gematria, by assigning a number to each of the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, originally taken from the Phoenician Alphabet.
No matter what it is all about, and no matter how one goes about it, the Jewish Kabala is a composed element of the Chaldean Kabala, and includes at the same time much of the Persian magic, or the dualist principles of Nature.
Along with that, it takes into account the main Pythagorean idea of restoring the Unity between God and man, however, the Pythagoreans believed in the Universal Mind as God, and not as a Negation. To Pythagoras, himself an incarnation of Hermes, humanity can reach unity with the One—the Monad by escaping the evil deed of the Dyad, aka, Yod-Heva !
When he finished his explanation, the Initiate brought a small box made of wood, and put it on the table just ahead of us. He took a piece of white paper rolled with a golden ribbon out of it, untied it, unfolded the manuscript, and opened it. He showed it to me. It was written in Golden ink, and I read:
1- Aleph is the Father, the Creative Force, connected with the Fire element.
2- Bet(h) is the Hermaphrodite Nature (dual-nature) of the created Kosmos. It is the Body or the Temple that holds the Spirit, associated with planet Saturn.
3- Gimel is the wandering in Nature, connected to the planet Jupiter.
4- Dalet(h) is the Door and Path to the constellation of Taurus (the Bull).
5- He(h) is the window of Revelation and Inspiration, related to the Aries constellation (the Ram).
6- Vau (Waw) is the material gain and the attraction of the physical change in man, nailing him/her to Earth.
7- Zayin is glory taken by the sword, war, connected to Planet Mars.
8- Cheth (Heth) is the power of Sexual Instinct, binding Humanity to Gemini (the twins).
9- Tet(h) is the Serpent of Foundation. It is the Mud; the Organic Earth that blossoms into Life, linked to the Cancer constellation (the Crab).
10- Yod(h) is the Hand, connected to the Water element.
11- Kaph is the Palm of the Hand, a sensible creator under the Sun.
12- Lamed(h) is the Teaching and Learning by the power of the Scepter, under the constellation of Leo (the Lion).
13- Mem is the Water of Intuition and Intelligence ruled by the Virgo constellation (the Virgin).
14- Nun is the Fish springing out of the Water, like the Child of Prophecy for the continuation of Time, manifested under Libra (the Scales).
15- S(h)amekh is the Help and Support given to escape the pointed arms of the Scorpio (n).
16- Ayin is the Eye of Providence and the Source of thinking that protects Humanity from the danger of Sagittarius (the Archer).
17- Pe(h) is the Mouth uttering Words that make changes under the planet Venus.
18- Tsaddi (Sadhe) is the other side, the Dark Side, Satan. It would hit like an Arrow, or capture Humanity with a Fishing hook under the power of the Capricorn (the Fishtailed Goat).
19- Qoph is the Keeping of Secrets inside the Back of the Head, under the constellation of Aquarius (the Water Bearer).
20- Resh is the Head that lives in Poorness, and challenges Misery for the work of Sacrifice under Planet Mercury.
21- Shin is the Abode of Mystery, where Secrets are kept close to the Light under the constellation of Pisces.
22- Tau (Taw) is the Sign of the Cross, the Initiate, and the Elected to the great Power, up in the sky, when the light of the Moon fades out.
When I finished reading, I looked at him with awe and wonder, to find his eyes meeting with mine on a higher level of understanding and commitment.
“These letters do represent the Alphabet’s Occult Doctrine, the Kabala. They are the secret keys of the universe and its absolute principles. If you know how to use them by will, since you can now identify their codes, you will be able to obtain wisdom and power,” the Master Builder explained carefully.
The 22 letters are divided as follows:
. 3 letters represent the three elements of Earth, Water, and Fire, whereas the forth, the Air element, is considered the link and the mover of the other elements.
. 7 letters represent the seven planets that influence Earth and its inhabitants: the Sun, the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, and Mars,
. The remaining 12 letters are images of the twelve signs of the Zodiac.
It was almost five o’clock, when he left the Mystery Chamber in silent steps.
As I fetched between the books at the Library of Earth, few important ones got me looking for some time, but one of them immediately caught my eyes: the Book of Enoch, the Prophet. I opened it with lots of keenness and began reading carefully. It was written in Kabalistic keys, and I have unlocked only few, as yet.
It narrates the Meeting of Enoch with the Angels of God—whose names ends all by the suffix “ēl”, like the most important ones: Raphael, Michael, Gabriel, Auriel, meaning they are the Angels of the Most High God Ēl—upon Ardis, which is the top of Mt. Armon **, and the visions he had experienced throughout the Heavenly realms. Indeed so, they elected him among all the sages of the Earth, and taught him the Tradition, asking him to convey it in secrecy, from mouth to ear, to a generation of Adepts.
That was his mission… and it had been accomplished !
Later on and when the night drew nearer and nearer, I met with the Initiate for a glass of wine, and then we parted for another Chamber, the Chamber of the five-pointed star. There, we will enter into the secret sphere of the Kabala.
Time passed… and the floating was upstream !
* According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, it is the Demiurge. The Gnostics consider the Demiurge a personification of the inferior creative power in the Universe, being the offspring of a union that had gathered Achamoth (lower wisdom) and matter. Since Achamoth herself was only the daughter of Sophía the last of the thirty Æons, the Demiurge was distant by many emanations from the Supreme God. Later on, the Demiurge was looked upon as personifying the power of evil, Satan, who, some of the Gnostics had identified with Jehovah, the Jewish God that sometimes was made identical to the great tyrant Yaltabaoth or Ialdabaoth, Son of Chaos.
** Mt. Hermon in Phoenicia—known as Jabal al-sheikh in Lebanon, and called the Mountain of the Lord, and the Mountain of Acceptance and of the Meetings by Enoch.