Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Cubes, trees, numbers, notions

Following are some of my intuitive Musings from an IPS thread on the Cube of Space.

Recent posts and thoughts led to my Musing that the center of the Cube is not The World. Rather the center is more akin to a recontextualized Ain, as in the Veil(s) of the Negative, corresponding to that virtual, core excess. Whereas the Cube as a whole (holon of anything actual) is The World. This is consistent with Saturn and material embodiment in the number 4. I’m seeing the center as more a Black Hole in that sense of the virtual.

I also note that one of Joe's sources, New Directions for the Cube of Space by Hulse, has a section called "The Tree of Life as the key to The Cube of Space" (10 et. seq.) He though has Kether as the cube as a whole and Binah as the center (12).

I'm also intuiting from using Crowley's Naples arrangement in The Book of Thoth in talking about the number 4:

"One cannot go any further into the ideal. The next step must be the Actual---at least, an approach to the Actual. There are three points, but there is no idea of where any one of them is. A fourth point is essential, and this formulates the idea of matter."

He has the first 3 points, corresponding to the first 3 Sephira, in the ideal, or virtual, as we might say. But more of an intermediate step to me from virtual to actual, since they come after the three veils as sort of Platonic ideas.

Also the idea of the Veil being the virtual center is supported by this from The Priestess:

"Regard this idea as from behind the Veil of Light, the third Veil of the original Nothing. This light is the menstruum of manifestation, the goddess Nuith, the possibility of Form.... She is the idea behind all form; as soon as the influence of the triad descends below the Abyss, there is the completion of concrete idea."

Also see Townley's The Cube of Space. On 37 the diagram shows the spheres of the four worlds, and how they interact with each other and the sphere of the Veils. He says: "Kether is, in fact, the Malkuth of the negative veils." Kether in this sense is indeed the World as the whole cube of anything. Also consistent with the prior post is the sphere of Atziluth as archetypes prior to actual manifestation: the first 3 Sephira and Daath.

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