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Postby Al-Shariyf » Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:44 am

93,

The other day I was reading The Mystical Qabalah and I came across these quotes that got me thinking: "The virtue of Binah is silence....silence indicates receptivity. If we are silent, we can listen, and so learn." ("The Mystical Qabalah", pg 146, paragraphs 46-47). After reading this I automatically thought of HPK, and figured there must be a relationship between the two if the virtue of Binah is silence and HPK is all about silence. So I guess my question would be, is HPK a deification of the virtue of Binah? I'm very curious to see how these two are related.

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Re: Silence

Postby Jim Eshelman » Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:59 am

Not usually regarded as such, no. There are other places that Silence is a virtue. (In Kether in one sense; in Malkuth in another; related to Earth and Water; etc.)

The one sense where I think you could stretch this (or, find it relevant in a specialized way on a particular occasion) is that, though, a male infant, HPK is regarded often as the feminine-themed half of the twin Heru-Ra-Ha.

And HPK's surrounding egg is, of course, the womb.

But normally HPK wouldn't be a Binah correspondence.
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Postby Al-Shariyf » Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:30 am

93,
Thanks Jim, I was a little confused. I had attributed HPK to Tiphareth, but I kinda took the "silence is a virtue of Binah..." and ran with it.

There are other places that Silence is a virtue. (In Kether in one sense; in Malkuth in another; related to Earth and Water; etc.)


That makes much more sense now that you mentioned it. Thanks again.

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Postby redd fezz » Sun May 27, 2007 2:25 pm

This is from Sam Webster's website:

"Heru-Ra-Ha is the unified twin warrior before descending from Kether
to become the Silent one of Daath, Hoor-Paar-Kraat and Ra-Hoor-Khuit
in Tipareth. This is the 3. Had and Nu are the primary Binary, 1 and
0, respectively, the source of polarity. Tahuti and Maat are the
Recorder and the Record; the Judge and the Scales;
He-Who-Formulated-The-Gods and She-From-Whom-The-Gods-Are-Made. The
Scarlet Woman and Baphomet are offices as much as deities, held by the
Tantric couple that are the nucleus of the geschtalt. Therion and
Babalon are the priest and priestess who vail the mysteries with
symbol. This is the 4. The structure itself is 1. Here we have the
trinity of Nuit, Hadit and Heru-Ra-Ha, the last being the union of the
former as described as Ra-Hoor-Khuit without and Hoor-Paar-Khraat
seated on the lotus within."
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