Briah (Creation); Yetzirah (Formation) and Assiah (Physicality or the World of Action). These four worldsare not in themselves different in substance, but rather they are different in nature. For example let uslook at the different natures of water. Firstly there is molecular water (Atziluth); then comes a slightlydenser form which is steam; denser still there is fluid water and finally the densest forms that of ice. Yet inall its forms, it is still 'Water'. This increasing density becomes even clearer if we use the different coloursof one of the colour scales given to the Sephiroth.
In this context Kether is the purest white and this spills over into the pale grey of Chokmah. The oppositeto white is black and therefore Binah is that colour. The word 'opposite' is usually used, but I prefer to say'complementary' when describing the sides of the Tree because this gives a more accurate idea. Left isnot considered to be in opposition to the right, but rather it is said to compliment it or to complete it. Thecolour of Daath is the palest of lavenders and is like the emergence of the first hint of the dawn of time.Just as the dawn marks the start of day, so does the lavender mark the beginning of the spectrum ofcolours; it marks a change from the black and white into the diffusion of colour. The second world is thatof the primary colours and as the highest frequency of the primary colours is blue and the lowest is red.,so is Chesed coloured blue and Geburah red. The remaining primary colour is the yellow in Tiphareth, theyellow of the sun and the Solar Logos. The third and denser world is marked by the blending andconsolidating of the primary colours. Therefore Netzach is green from the blue of Chesed and the yellowof Tiphareth. Hod is orange from the red of Geburah and the yellow of Tiphareth and finally there is thedark purple of Yesod from Chesed and Geburah. However just as Tiphareth is said to be a reflection ofKether, so to is Yesod - the moon, a reflection of Tiphareth - the sun and this also would result in the darkpurple of Yesod which is the complementary colour to the yellow of Tiphareth. The densest world is thenatural world, and the colours are those in physical manifestation. Hence Malkuth is coloured with thefour colours of the seasons; citrine of spring; olive for summer; autumnal russets and finally the densestof all 'colours' the black of winter.
Well, that is enough of the theory and I now want to turn our attention to the practical world and look athow the Tree relates to it.
Consider now that you are standing in the middle of a woodland scene. You are have nothing that isyours, you are homeless and alone. You have been wandering for a long time; it is cold and you are tired.You have nowhere to go and at this precise moment, you wish and your wish is to belong and to havesomewhere to call your own. So you clear a space in the wood and make a place where you can begin.Here now is where you will stay and here is where you will live. This is action of clearing the void intowhich manifestation can pour.
You decide that you want somewhere to live and this first notion or will is the seed of an idea and is theessence of Kether, sometimes also called the 'First Swirlings'. Your first action is to consider what soughtof house you want, for example a bungalow or a more palatial building. Having done this (Chokmah) youset about getting the detailed plans (Binah) drawn up. These plans have to be drawn up by a skilledarchitect so that the builders can follow the instructions and complete the structure so that it will last foryears. However before work can be started these plans have to be approved and have to be forwarded tothe necessary authorities for their inspection (Daath). Planning consent is given and the work cancommence.
The next stage is to collect the materials and to begin the process of preparing the foundations and thenof building the walls. This building work of Chesed however has to be tempered by the principle ofGeburah that of keeping to the plans because without a strict adherence to the plans the building mightnot only be wrong, but also quite likely to collapse. Finally the shell of bricks and mortar is complete andthen a similar process is gone through for the provision of the pipes and wiring. Your house now standsphysically complete; everything is in it and this is the stage of Tiphareth.
The services are the next stage to be connected and the various systems are then switched on so thatthe house becomes inhabitable. This is Netzach. However there is a lot of fining tuning to be done, forexample the central heating system needs to be adjusted and the timing set and the ball-cock aligned.These are actions associated with Hod. Yet there is still more work to be done, because the house has tocharacterised; it has to be painted and given a personality to advertise and to state who is going to livethere. This is Yesod.
Finally and at long last you move in to complete the process and arrive at Malkuth, the kingdom and yourhome. Yet still the principles operate over and over again because when you move in you have to clearthe rooms of all of the builders debris. You have to make a space. The decisions about the decor and the