Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sabbath Soul From The Mist Of Ab Duir

Modron, Welsh Mother Goddess associated with autumn, harvest and fertility (art by Karemelancholia

סוס , Taba'ot of Evolution

Unified Nature, Taba'ot of Shabbat Consciousness

Taba'ot of the Shema

Bereshit מם

וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יְהִי רָקִיעַ בְּתוֹךְ הַמָּיִם, וִיהִי מַבְדִּיל, בֵּין מַיִם לָמָיִם ; וַיְהִי-כֵן
And Elohim said: 'Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters' ; and it was so.

וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים, יִקָּווּ הַמַּיִם מִתַּחַת הַשָּׁמַיִם אֶל-מָקוֹם אֶחָד, וְתֵרָאֶה, הַיַּבָּשָׁה; וַיְהִי-כֵן.
And Elohim said: 'Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear.' And it was so.

וְאֵד, יַעֲלֶה מִן-הָאָרֶץ, וְהִשְׁקָה, אֶת-כָּל-פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה.
and there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

וַיְבָרֶךְ אֱלֹהִים אֶת-יוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי, וַיְקַדֵּשׁ אֹתוֹ
And Elohim blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it

in the beginning of the morning, one day ...

A waking vision this shabbat morning - a mist surrounded me and filled my vision. Then, the middle of the mist parted and a mountain could be seen. Both the base and peak of the mountain extended beyond my focused field of vision, and both extended from within the mist even as much of the sloping sides of the central portion of the mountain were clearly visible. Suddenly, a pearl sphere the size of a giant hand fell from the skies within which the peak of the mountain rested. Just as suddenly, a Divine masculine hand reached down from the same skies and caught the pearl sphere in midair just before it entered the portion of the mist covering the base of the mountain to strike the sea/earth in which the mountain rested.

Two ideas came immediately and simultaneously to mind - one, that erev shabbat I had watched the video Mists Of Avalon, and two, "catching" the "falling" soul of messianic consciousness as described in Kabbalah for the Hebrew letter nun.

As I am investigating the symbolism of the vision for this entry, out of the mist it becomes clear to me a connection between the triple aspect of the Goddess Morrigan (of a singular Goddess Modron) and the three verses of the Birkhat Kohanim (of a singular Kohen).

My Fully Human feminine vision, like the hand of the Divine masculine, has "caught" the soul of messianic-shabbat consciousness falling as two opposite tiplets (v'hatum b'shesh taba'ot) extending out of the mist of Avalon (אב אלון, Av Alon - Ab Duir - a Jewish-Celtic combination meaning Ancestor Door/Oak.

Modron is associated with autumn (the "fall" season). Duir is associated with the oak "tree". This morning's hidden path divination performed with the waning cresecent moon 11% full during the planetary hour of Jupiter (door of the sabbath soul) was the card "tree in fall", a card symbolizing liberation.

Today's Torah portion is Bereshit, containing all three symbols - mist, tree and fall - were all singularly caught as one like an acorn of shabbat consciousness in my waking vision.

Related writing - Transforming Curse Into Blessing