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Postby Metzareph » Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:41 pm

Are they any secret paths between the sephiroth, one that connects Kether and Chesed or Geburah for example, or Yesod and Chesed?
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Re: Secret Paths

Postby Jim Eshelman » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:34 pm

Metzareph wrote:Are they any secret paths between the sephiroth, one that connects Kether and Chesed or Geburah for example, or Yesod and Chesed?

"Secret Paths" is probably not the best word... but there are what are called "Hidden Paths" which, basically, are connections between any two sephiroth where there isn't already a known Path or where you aren't tracing over another.

So, the 16 Hidden Paths are:
10-5, 10-4, 10-3, 10-2
9-5, 9-4, 9-3, 9-2
8-2, 8-10, 7-3, 7-1
5-2, 5-10, 4-3, 4-1

Notice that, in the path of advancement (the course of initiation), these aren't at all relevant until 6=5 (Geburah), because the first one is the opening of Malkuth to Geburah.

Why are these hidden? One has to speculate. My view is that the 22 Paths identified to us (and matching the 22 Hebrew letters) were the specific ones identified as relevant to humanity, the structure of its psyche, and the path of its evolution at the present stage of our development. Nonetheless, those who have attained Geburah and higher have sometimes reported an increasing relevance of such "Hidden Paths," or at least of the theory behind them.
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Postby Metzareph » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:04 am

Thank you Jim
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