This project takes advantage
of hypertext to make immediate the connections between many disciplines
including Jungian metapsychology, Yoga philosophy, astrology, Tarot,
and Jewish Mysticism - Kabbalah. The Tree of Life is a map; with HTML,
it becomes clickable - the correspondences can be shown or hidden
instantly, in vibrant, full color.
This site is designed to
be a study aid, to be combined with other books, Tarot cards of your
own, and any other implements your tradition calls for. The creator of this site does not claim to be a "Jewish Authority," and acknowledges that Tarot and many other traditions mapped in this site are not part of the Jewish practice in any way. Western adaptations of Kabbalah are seen as "incomplete" in Jewish thought - but for non-Jews Tarot and Astrology can be seen as "filters" through which they might catch a glimpse of the beauty within, as if "peering through the lattices." In this way, I hope to broaden the image that the larger world has of Judaism and the Torah, which truly is the wellspring of Kabbalah.
Saturn is powerful now, in the first decan of Aquarius, squaring Uranus, mid-Taurus, a volatile arrangement. Jupiter is retrograding back into Acquarius, both planets bringing focus to higher community ideals. All the while, in the background, Pluto is digging deep into the last decan of Capricorn, re-shaping the bones of society, government, political fortunes, civil order, infrastructure, etc. Mars enters Libra on September 16, where he's prone to be combative, and also possibly productive when it trines Saturn around September 27.
In the spirit of the times, I've pulled this nightmarish 16th century depiction of a Saint and a Magician with his familiars and made it into a poster:
As an antidote to Brueghel, here's an hour of Thai monks chanting sutras in Pali, Sanskrit and Thai, with high definition looks at multiple Buddha statues - a great use for your computer! [Full Screen]
Everybody Stay Healthy!
Here are my audio notes after seven years of studying Tractate Chagigah of the Talmud, which is considered a foundational text of Kabbalistic thought, with the earliest discussions of Ezekiel's visions of the Chariot, stories of the four rabbis in the garden, the Pardes, the Seven Heavens, Rabbi Akiva, Shimon Bar Yochai, and the Salamandra:
Talmud Chagigah Audio Notes.
Lockdown has given me time to create new posters. Check 'em out!
The Major Arcana of the Tarot
My latest creation is a poster with all of the 22 Major Arcana of the
Ifdawn Tarot in a single array,
The Tree of the Arcana
I used a 15th century book ornament for the frame of this poster of the Tree of the Sefirot
showing the placement of the Major Arcana,
The Ifdawn Tarot is a recasting of the Rider-Waite deck, using an array of photo collage and Google DeepDream imagery. It also includes many of the varied correspondences detailed in the Ifdawn.com website, with the frames of each of the Major Arcana displaying the fragrance, the stone, the Hebrew letter, meaning and gematria, and other information.
I've finally gotten around to
creating a simple chart of Key Concepts of Astrology, something I've been meaning to do
for a long time, as a study aid and as a piece of art - it's here.
New commentary about Pluto and its current influences are here.
Here's a new section on Childhood Trauma [CPTSD] in
Key 2. Among many other little additions,
I've' just added a beautiful deep zoom fractal
extended video to Key 3.
Posters of images from this site and other similar diagrams
are now available for purchase. More will be added regularly, so keep checking back. And thanks to the people who have been getting stuff. It's great to see my work getting shared in the real world. Here are the posters:
In 2014, Ifdawn.com celebrated its 20
year anniversary. What started out as a research project in 1994 ballooned
into the labyrinth that's here today. In those days, it was
futuristic - when we had dialup, and everything took a while
to upload. This entire set of pages, this "proto-wiki," was created in notepad, in simple, raw html. So it may seem a bit archaic - an "archaic revival"
we could say.
here alone, that you're reading right now, has had about a million
and a half hits from around the world in those 20 years. 16%
of those visits are people staying for more than an hour, which
delights me. Thank all of you people who have enjoyed the page
and sent emails. The web has changed so much that now communication
is completely different. This is me on Facebook. Please let me know you came from here so I know you're not a 'bot.
finished most of the work you see here by 2004, the ifdawn site was mostly dormant while I deepened my focus on the Hebrew letters and their permutations.
Here is a booklet I've created for learning to read Hebrew, with large, clear writing and explanations that go perfectly with the videos ~ it's called Learn Hebrew.
It explains and teaches the basic alef-bet, the double letters, the vowels, and how to read. There are two sizes and both cost $10.
Here are the videos I've created for people to learn Hebrew from. There are videos that explain and teach the basic alef-bet, the double letters, the vowels, and how to read words.
are the latest Ana B'Koach videos,
and there are pdf files to print out and a variety of posters
available to purchase.
Ifdawn Posters - See a Growing Selection of My Artwork as Posters