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And VI. This Decad of Deific Emanations is to be conceived as first formulated on the Divine First plane of Atziluth, which is entirely beyond our II. THE CAOWN 11110["$ S[v[IIITV S .... t ... . THE DOG MAT I C & AB AL AH 47 ken; to be reproduced on the Second plane of pure Spirit, Briah; to exist in the same Decad form in the world of Yetzirah, the Third or Formative plane; and finally to be sufficiendy condensed as to be cognizable by the human intellect on the Fourth plane of Assiah, on which we seem to exist.
On wheels and was carried by Four Cherubim, the Sacred Animal Forms, which resembled the Man, Lion, Bull and Eagle, which were related to the Four quarters of the World, and to Four types of humanity. .... • - D I! ALAH The Four Letters Yod, . never be uttered by the common people, and whose true pronunciation has been for many centuries Confessedly lost to the Jews and has never been known to the Christians. (See dia). ~ews of the Kabalists on Cosmogony are not easy to explain, but as before said the Supreme Boundless God, the "Ain Suph" was not the direct Creator of the World, nor was the world made out of nothing, The highest Trinity of "The Crown, King and Queen" having arisen by Divine Emanation, its powers descended and expanded into the Seven Lower Sephiroth, and produced the Universe in their own image, a decad of forces, as a whole constituting the ADM QDMUN ,Adam Quadmun, or Adam Kadmon, the Primordial or Archetypal Man; the world produced is the existing Universe of which we have cognizance.
In this theosophy-ex nihil nihilo fit; spirit and matter are the opposite poles of one existence: and as nothing comes from nothing, so nothing is annihilated. The following seven Kabalistic ideals are of the greatest interest to students of the origin and clestinv of the world and mankind. 32 THE K A B A L A H (I) That God, the Holy One, the Supreme Incomprehensible One, the AIN SUPH, the Greek apeiros, (Zohar iii. -283) was 1lOt the direct Creator of the World ; but that all things have proceeded from the Primordial Source in successive Emanations, each one less excellent than the preceding, so that the universe is 'God Manifested,' and the last and remotest production is matter, a privation of perfection.