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QABALA HOME

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

Fall / Winter 2020

The chart for the 2020 U.S. Election is a case study of the transformation of government - the three heavies, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are conjunct in Capricorn. In every way this speaks of the transformation of authority, and all around the 20th degree, cusping the third decan - the synthesis of, in this case, cosmic, Pluto-saturated Capricorn. All of this is squaring Mars, in Aries - but retrograde. While the adults crunch the big issues, Mars is in the corner, retracing his steps, re-imagining what his yang energy is for, how to better use it.

Let us invoke the better result, the healthier outcome, the safer world. May Jupiter and Saturn reconcile before the higher judge, Pluto, in the High Court of Capricorn. May Mars learn to curb the impulsiveness of Aries, his muse, and learn the depth of Scorpio, his roots, and where he is most at home.

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!

Lockdown has given me time to create new posters. Check 'em out!

Check out my readings from Talmud Chagigah, some of the basic texts of Kabbalah.

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, Here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Major Arcana Table - shows the major arcana in the 3 x 7 arrangement

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
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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...

Bibliography

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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