Mishkan ha-Echad

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Creation Is A Form Of Divine Self-Articulation

"The Kabbalist exults in the notion that God creates the world through some supernal and mysterious manifestation of language. This may take the form of permutation of letters, in the tradition of the Sefer Yetsirah, the uttering of mysterious divine names, or some other aspect of verbal self-revelation. A key symbol for the emergence of the sefirot is the movement within God from thought (Hokhmah and Binah) to voice (Tif'eret) to speech (Malkhut). This is to say that Creation is a form of divine self-articulation."

- Arthur Green, A Guide to the Zohar
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