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The Interactive Qabala
A Hyperpedia of En Sof Aur

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.

New to Kabbalah? Get an Overview.

Kabbalah meditation should be commenced and ended with an invocation of Malchus, to prevent ungroundedness that can come from contemplating the many lights and colors filtered through the Ets Chaim.

Here is an idea for such a meditation.

Invocation of the Orchard


Hyperpedia Index

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"Astrology is not a belief system, not a superstition, it’s one of the great symbolic languages that humans have embedded with guiding collaborative wisdom of how shall we cahoot with nature."

Caroline Casey

April, 2024

Pluto has dipped a toe into Aquarius, but it will dance around the Capricorn/Aquarius cusp for a couple of years. This is a deep study of the old ideas integrating the new ones. The rigidity of Capricorn is giving way to the rigidity of Aquarius. It's like the edge between two tectonic plates. Meanwhile, at the moment, the inner planets are all in Aries, full of energy, impulsive behavior, and wild ideas. Jupiter, thankfully, is loving Taurus, serving as a palliative.

Meanwhile, we are provided daily with a beautiful world, if we just allow ourselves to enjoy it.

Here is a new arrangement of the intial letters of Ana b'Koach, suggested by an Ifdawn user:

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, Metatron and the Salamandra: Talmud Chagigah Audio Notes.

Ifdawn Poster Collection

The Major Arcana of the Tarot

This poster shows the 22 Major Arcana of the
Tarot in the 3 X 7 array used throughout the site, and is available as a poster Here.

Major Arcana Table Using Un-Processed Rider Waite Cards - shows the major arcana in the 3 x 7 arrangement

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, Here.

This poster illustrates the basic concepts of astrology, serving as both artwork and as a reference tool - find out about it here.

Full Ifdawn Poster Collection

Ifdawn Tarot Decks

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.

Find out all about it, here.

This commentary about Pluto and its current influences is illuminating.

The section on Childhood Trauma [CPTSD] fit well in Key 2. Among many other little additions, I've' just added a beautiful deep zoom fractal extended video to Key 3.

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.

This page 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.

Having 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.

Learn Hebrew

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.

Full Ifdawn Book Collection

Learn Hebrew Videos

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.

Here 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

Here is a "Timeline of Human Spirituality"

I've added some audio clips on Key 10, and sound and video on Key 20, Key 2, and the Glyphs Page.

Practical experience of the concepts contained here is now available at the Four World Meditation and the Bodyawn Workshops.

Enjoy ifdawn Kabbalah Meditations, including "Ana B'Koach" and a primer on the Hebrew Alphabet, on YouTube.

Here are audio-only files of extended readings of the Song of Solomon, Tehillim, the morning prayers, and Jewish Kirtans.

Confused about "qabala, kabballah, kaballah," etc.? / Puzzled about the connection of Kabbalah and Tarot? - Read This

Now, a translation of P'tach Eliahu - Elijah the Prophet explains everything. Audio / video of this is available on YouTube.

Hyperpedia Index

About the Qabala: History, Overview, Bibliography, and Charts

Menorah of Emanation
Hatha Yoga and Pranayama, from the realm of Key 12
Jungian Concepts
Another view of the Sephirot: the Onion Universe.

Double Letters, Sofit Letters, & Vowels.

A Kabalistic meditation from the Siddur - A mostly visual experience so far...


These palettes can be useful:
Letter Tableau
Number Tableau
Site Index

(Keys 2,1 & 0 Remain to be Finished.)
By request, the Webmaster's chart can be seen Here.

External Link: AstroDienst does free astrological charts.

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