tour de force
of modern Western Qaballism,
A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism
,Gareth Knight gives these attributes for
:GOD NAME:An ancient bearded king, seen in profileGOD NAME:
h y h a
– EheiehARCHANGEL:MetatronORDER OF ANGELS:
Chaloth ha Qadesh
, Holy Living CreaturesMUNDANE CHAKRA:Primum Mobile. First Swirlings.VIRTUE:Attainment. Completion of the GreatWork.TITLES:Existence of Existences. Concealed of theConcealed. Ancient of Ancients. Ancientof Days. The Smooth Point. ThePrimordial Point. The Most High. TheVast Countenance. The White head. TheHead Which is Not. Macroprosopos.SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE:Union with God.ATZILUTHIC COLOR:Brilliance.BRIATIC COLOR:Pure white brilliance.YETZIRATIC COLOR:Pure white brilliance.ASSIATIC COLOR:White, flecked gold.VICE:[
Knight gives none. However, the vice best assigned to
and Pluto would seemto be raw hunger for power in any form.The major sin of
would be denial of the unity of God.
]SYMBOLS:The point. The point within a circle. Thecrown. The swastika.
As he tells us:Kether is the fount of Creation, the point where life wells up from the deeps of theGreat Unmanifest. It is manifestation on the point of becoming manifest, the centrecrystallised in the midst of Non-being, containing within it the potentialities of all tocome. It is the supreme height of Godhead . . . .. . .[It] is the Primal Glory, because no created being can attain to its essence. Wereany created being to attain to its essence, which according to the Spiritual Experience isUnion with God, it would by that very fact become uncreate. Yet this is the goal of allevolution as the Virtue of Kether reveals, Attainment, Completion of the Great Work.The Great Work, a term often met with in magical and alchemical writings, is the greatwork of life itself, the death of free-moving spirit into form and its subsequentregeneration.
Mythologically and religiously speaking, all the Creator Gods, Male and Female, are associated with
, especially the uncreated (“Bornless”) ones which, arising from the Waters of Chaos, create theuniverse out of Themselves or Nothing (
). These include the Egyptian Gods Djehuti, Black Isis, andOsiris; the Northwest American Indian create-trickster Raven; the North American Indian spirit Spider-Woman; and all the other Gods that created the Universe and all in it from nothing more than their ownsubstance, and were Themselves created by no other God.
is the first and highest of the Supernals, the triad of
at the top of the Tree of Life.
represents God the Creator;
2, represents Adam, Man, father of humanity;
3, represents Eve, Woman, mother of humanity; and the three Supernals together represent humanity in its unfallen state in the Garden of Eden, able to walk and talk with God andunderstand the languages of all things. The Supernals as a collective also represent the Enlightened Oneswho have achieved Samadhi and have become One with all things (
itself represents attainment of