By Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
‘Think for a minute approximately what electrical energy is and the way we use it, and you'll have a few proposal, even if approximate, of God. We use electrical energy to warmth and light our homes, and gear every kind of machines and home equipment, yet we need to be very cautious of the way we deal with it, for you possibly can reason an coincidence. Direct touch with an electrical present may be deadly. with a purpose to harness and use it with out hazard, we need to channel it via transformers. an analogous could be stated of God: God is sort of a natural present of electrical energy which has to go through transformers sooner than it reaches us. And the transformers that God makes use of are the numerous luminous beings that populate the heavens, recognized to culture because the choirs of angels or angelic hierarchies. it really is via them that we obtain divine lifestyles; it's via them that we will be able to keep up a correspondence with God.’
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
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And all these elements are interdependent. Similarly. the sephiroth are linked to each other by channels of communication known as 'paths' . These paths . twenty-two in all. :! J Kaph The twenty-two paths and ten sephiroth add up to what is known as the thirty-two 'paths of wisdom.. which belong symbolically in Chokmah. You will better understand the nature and function of these thirty-two paths if you see that they relate to the thirty-two teeth of a human being. Indeed. do we not speak of 4 The names of the five aspects of each sephirah are given in Hebrew characters alongside the il lustration of the Sephirotic Tree at the end of this volume.
Quite apart from those who will try to use them in the worst kinds of magical practices, there are many who, failing to understand their sacred nature, will imagine that they can stroll among these names as they would stroll through a public park, and juggle with the sephiroth as though they were balls. You must approach this knowledge with great humility and reverence if you are to gain any real enlightenment from it. It is not enough just to read these figures two or three times and to memorize the names so that you can use them every now and then in your conversations.
This is what the Seraphim are saying, and this is why the word holiness is an integral part of their name: Hayoth HaKadesh, creatures of holiness or Holy Living Creatures. The head of the angelic order of the Seraphim is Metatron, the Prince of the Face. As his name indicates, Metatron is the only creature who can see God face to face, and it was he who spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai . No human being, however exalted, can b e i n direct contact with God, for God i s a consuming fire that would immediately reduce 46 Angels and other Mysteries.
Angels and Other Mysteries of the Tree of Life by Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov