Thursday, April 22, 2010

Beyond Holiness

Achrei Mot - Kedoshim

וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, אַחֲרֵי מוֹת, שְׁנֵי בְּנֵי אַהֲרֹן--בְּקָרְבָתָם לִפְנֵי-יְהוָה, וַיָּמֻתוּ.
and the LORD spoke unto Moses, after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they drew near before the LORD, and died ... Vayikra 16:1

These two Torah portions are filled with what to do and not to do to attain "holiness." Interestingly however, there is a madreigah beyond holiness and beyond the limits of these two Torah portions ... the existence of this mystery madreigah beyond holiness is hinted at in the next Torah portion, Emor ...

And the LORD said unto Moses: Speak unto the priests the sons of Aaron, and say unto them: There shall none defile himself for the dead among his people;

except for his kin, that is near unto him

Holiness has its limits. The mystery madreigah beyond holiness transcends those limits, with Divine blessing.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Circles Of Life And Light


וּשְׁלֹשִׁים יוֹם וּשְׁלֹשֶׁת יָמִים
three and thirty days ... Vayikra 12:4

וְשִׁשִּׁים יוֹם וְשֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים
threescore and six days ... Vayikra 12:5

The time of purification offered by a mother in intercession for a son is three and thirty days. The time of purification offered by a mother in intercession for a daughter is threescore and six days (three and three and sixty days). The difference between these two amounts of time is not only three and thirty days, it is two magical letters lamed.

The Circle of Life

Three is a number of the Goddess. As a female, a daughter is a living incarnation of the Divine Feminine principle. On account of this, through her mother's intercessory period of purification and recovery from childbirth, a daughter enters into an extra three days specifically set aside through which is purified her incarnate connection to the Divine Feminine principle. At her birth, a daughter is already directly connected into to her own Divine Feminine source. Her mother's intercessory time provides space in time for that connection to become purified in a world made with time. This is the reason a woman does not have to undergo brit milah (circumcision in time, in Jewish tradition) to reconnect to the Divine source. A female is born already connected to Her source and to the endless Divine circle of life. The ritual period observed by a daughter's mother purifies the daughter's born connection within the context of spacetime. A female is born a priestess of Goddess. Threescore days are equal to sixty days directly corresponding to the magical letter samech, the creation letter corresponding to ordination and to the endless cycle of life.

The Circle of Light

The two extra magical letters lamed (each with a value of thirty) contained within the time of a mother's intercession on behalf of her son come together to create the number of magical samech (with a value of threescore or sixty), the number of connection into the feminine circle of life and light (sovev kol almin). Through his mother's time of intercessory purification and recovery from childbirth a son becomes encircled and protected by the encircling Divine Feminine Light called sovev kol almin, the encircling encompassing Divine energy which is perceived as universally permeating yet transcendent, supraconscious and elusive by the masculine mind. Thus, the perceptually transcendent Divine Light (as taught by many patriarchal religious teachings) is actually a Light of the Divine Feminine, and while it may be perceived as transcendent by the masculine mind, to the feminine mind, there is no separation in the Light - it is ever whole and complete.

Taken together, the differences between the purification periods observed by a mother for her daughters and sons reflect the fact the a mother is acting as a priestess of the Divine Feminine with these observances. Through the days of a female, a daughter is herself ordained a priestess of the Divine Feminine. Through the days of a male, a son is encircled and protected by the Light of the Divine Feminine.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Nadab and Abihu's Fashion Faux Pas


וַיִּשָּׂאֻם בְּכֻתֳּנֹתָם, אֶל-מִחוּץ, לַמַּחֲנֶה
and they carried, them in their tunics, out of the camp ... Vayikra 10:5

The Hebrew word for cotton, namely כֻּתְנָה, comes from the same root as does the Hebrew word (בְּכֻתֳּנֹתָם) in the excerpted phrase above translated as "them in their tunics". The root (כתן) refers to a light-weight garment.

Unlike everyone else, the sacred garments of the kohanim were supposed to be fashioned from the mixtured fibers of wool and linen. Yet, obviously oblivious to the high fashion of the time, and having not developed a unique style of their own, into sanctuary of the Temple went Nadab and Abihu wearing stylishless singularly plain cotton tunics - an unfashionable fashion statement undoubtably earning them no brownie points with the Shechinah. Their fashion faux pas got them zapped. They should have each listened to their coaching on what not to wear on an important date. LOL. Moral of the story - live dangerously and be yourself because bad style is better than no style at all. LOL.

I haven't decided yet which black gladiator sandals to acquire for this summer's wardrobe. This dressy pair is one I am seriously considering - they're awesome - and, both wicked and classy at the same time. These sandals are the epitome of heavy-weight fashion.

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