'Tree Of Shadow' Chapter
On the Tree of Life, I spoke of the lights of God. But for there to be the emergence of the divine lights, the God being had to withdraw portions of its essence from the whole of reality. This left shadows to compliment the divine lights. These dimensions of light and shadow not only have an impact on our plane, but they interact with each other as well. The planes of light and the planes of shadow are paired, sort of like multiversal yin-yang symbols.
You see the touch of the shadow planes in some people stronger than others. It isn’t as common, sort of like being left handed, and they do call the tree of shadow the sinister path. It’s possible to use the tree of shadow in the same way you use the tree of life. Each virtue has a companion vice. Each life affirmative ideal has its own facet of despair. The shadow and the light are not at war.
“Where there is much light, the shadow is deep” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German Playwright, Poet, Novelist and Dramatist. 1749-1832)
“When the light is crooked, the shadow is crooked” Yiddish Proverb
In the series on the Tree Of Life, I spoke of the divine lights. The emanations that gave rise to the creative process in the world and the creation of the world, these being the same thing. But in order… Seek More
You say dark and light are not really at war, yet when we think of the “bad guy” we picture them in dark clothing and hidden faces. Indeed, and there are even instinctive, intuitive reasons for that, and deeper mysteries… Seek More
People don’t believe that anything can be learned from lies, that anything can be gained from suffering. Most people’s most basic instinct is pleasure seeking, goal seeking. Got to get the thing you want. Even the noble goals are pleasure… Seek More
Another virtue? Thrift. I will go with thrift, also called prudence or sound judgement. The dedication to thrift leads to wise disposition of resources, and accomplishing the greatest good possible in the present moment, at any time. It seems very wise,… Seek More
Each sephira or shell is linked to the same planet, and each shell has a body of intelligence and individual intelligences. These spirits are called demons to use the English term, and it’s the only model of demon Kabbalists have.… Seek More
Any questions about the tree of shadow, or what someone who really follows it is like? What are they like? How do we spot them? They acquire an earthy, elemental quality. They have a positive reductionism. When all is seen… Seek More