Qaheen / Cain and Hevel / Abel

Qaheen/Cain
50/700 10 100
Gematria: 160/810




Archetypes of Genesis


Where is Biblical Literalism When You Really Need It?


The true identity of Qaheen, Cain, is one of the deepest and most powerful secrets of the Qabala. We can set the stage with a short comment from Gershom Scholem, in a discussion on "GilGul, the Transmigration of Souls" which will also provide a reference point for comparing Suares' revelation of the Qabala with prior formulations, in this case Lurianic Kabbalah:

This Gnostic element in the reevalutation of Cain's soul, which is now perceived as a "great soul," is one of the most remarkable and one of strangest parts of Luria's doctrine, within a system that was stricktly Jewish. It is also among the most interesting ideas in Lurianic thought, for which there is no precedent in earlier Kabbalah. This innovation demonstrates the possibilities for the development of Gnostic ideas within the context of strictly Jewish traditions. Chapter 21 of Hayyim Vital's Sepher ha-Gilgilum (The Book of Transmigrations) is extremely revealing in this respect: the image of Cain is whitewashed there to the extent that he is now seen as a prophet. The interpretation by the author (or of his teacher, Luria) of the passages about Cain and Abel in the Tikkunei Zohar, which emphasizes entirely different points and employs a completely new tone in reading, are indicative of a very strange process deserving of the closest attention. The transmigration of the soul sparks originating in Cain and Abel play a central role in Lurianic discussions, and we can clearly discern the fascination of these Kabbalists with the idea that many of the noblest souls participated in the first murder. The secret interconnections among the sparks whose root is Cain's soul, among whom he includes many of the noblest and most important firgures in Jewish history (including himself), are developed by Vital in great detail. Cain's soul stems from the side of the judging powers (Adam's "left shoulder", Din), while Abel's came from his father's right shoulder (Hesed). In the present situation of the world, the powers of Hesed, the giving and out-pouring of grace, enjoy a higher status than the receiving and constricting powers of Din; but some day, when all the souls shall be restored, "Cain will be infinitely higher than Abel."

      Gershom Scholem, On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead, Schocken, 1991, p.236


Scholem's reaction to this twice-strange "whitewash" is palpable. How can "Cain ... be infinitely higher than Abel?" Infinitely higher.

This aspect of the myth is Gnostic only by reflection, since it is exactly what the text of Genesis says when understood in the original semantically-accurate energy/consciousness language of the Qabala.

Suares' Qabala seems to carry us beyond even Luria into Scholem's "strangeness." Qaheen/Cain is not just a "prophet," he is revealed as YHWH incarnate, the vocation of every human being.

Here is the core of the myth of primal murder:

Gen 4:8   When they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Or is it:   On the borders of consciousness, Cain was exalted over Abel, his brother died?


Iblis, by posing as a prospective convert, succeeded in obtaining from Adam the secret knowledge as to the identity of Adam's wasi. Being told that it was Abel-Al-Qa'im bi-rutbati'l - Batin wa't- ta'wil he sowed dissension between the brothers Cain and Abel, making the former jealous of the latter's Wasaya, and thus inciting the murder of Abel. Here occurs the curious phrase describing the murder of Abel by Cain-qatalahu qatlan diniyan waba'da dhalika tabi'iyan he killed him first in the religious then in the natural sense.

      Bernard Lewis, An Ismaili Interpretation of the Fall of Adam,
B S O S, VOLUME IX: 1937-39. [ Full Text]

Qaheen - Cain, the archetypical god of Self awareness. Qaheen, upon discovering Self or Soul or Spirit as well as his connection & import to the higher planes, slew his lesser self or animal-soul represented biblically by Hevel (Abel). The number 7.    
Limited Glossary


Old gnostic territory, see the Cainites and Irenaeus. What is new is the meaning of the inner structures of Cain and Abel.

A myth in which un-conditioned consciousness (Cain) confronts conditioned existence ("Abel, Abel, all is vanity") and the "wisp" of conditioned existence (2.5.30, a simple life in movement) dissolves and returns his "blood" to the "earth," would have to be disturbing ("strange") to the defensive ego. Our "sheep" are naturally afraid of Cain.

The Play:

Is the eternal play between the two partners in the game of life-death versus existence, Aleph versus Yod, Cain versus Abel, YHWH versus Adamah, Jacob/Israel versus Esau, as the two-fold energy developes the theme of consciousness exiled in manifestation. Genesis begins, Bereshyt, with the statement of the dynamics of this interplay, and unfolds though the Chapters and Generations. At this stage, Genesis 4, we have the first statement of the theme of the two brothers, or counterparts, who will play their parts throughout the Bible to symbolize the game of Genesis in human consciousness.

With Cain and Abel, the first procreated humans, we have the first archetypes of differentiated human consciousness after Adam and Eve. Perhaps part of the problem is that we don't take these "primitive moral stories" seriously enough and ask ourselves why, psychologically, they are there in the most basic strata of the collective development of human consciousness as recorded in our earliest Book in the first place. If we did, we would want to know more about what these "archetypes" really mean.


Hevel/Abel
30 2 5
Gematria: 37


Abel: hebel (Hebrew) [from the verbal root habal to breathe, blow, be vain, transitory] Breath, mist, vapor; by extension, emptiness, fruitlessness, vanity.

Qaheen, "acquired from YHWH" means: Qof-Yod-Noun: 100-10-700:
Cosmic Aleph/Consciousness-Existent-Indeterminate.

Abel, acquired from nobody, means: Hay-Vayt-Lammed: 5-2-30:
Archetypal Life-Individual Container-Organic Movement.

In short, Qaheen is the goal of human evolution and Abel is the transitory dream within us that hinders that evolution.

And the story has always been told by the Abels of the world. Listen: the primal murder is your own unthinking acceptance of Abel's version, which teaches you to fear your own realization.

The story of the Generations of Man begins here, as the archetype of Adam begins to develop in time and duration. All souls (except the souls that remained behind in Adam) will descend from the souls of Cain and Abel, according to Lurianic Kabbalah.

Now we can look at the context for the incarnation and development of human (differentiated and individualized) consciousness on earth, Genesis I and II.

YHWY does not appear in Genesis I. He is foreshadowed in Gen. I,26, when Elohim "creates" Adam (YHWH=26). The equation appears for the first time in Genesis II, 4-6: "Here are the generations of Shamaim and of Eretz, created the Yom that YHWH Elohim made them." We can understand Elohist/Yahwist theories as derivatives or inheritances of a deeper truth, and understand Genesis I as the development of the universal life-energy as seen from the outside, in its evolutionary aspect. With Genesis II, we begin the exposition of this energy as seen from the inside, in its essential aspects.

In Genesis II, 4-5, YHWH appears intertwined with Elohim as the two energies act together. YHWH appears alone, for the first time in the Bible, in Genesis IV,1, when not the narrator, but Hheva, Eve, says: I have acquired man et YHWH .

     


Eve is mentioned exactly twice (in contrast to Esha, "woman") in Genesis. The first time in Genesis 3:20:

And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

The second time, in her only speech and last appearance in the Bible, a woman opens her mouth at the scene of Creation and says something so powerful she still hasn't been heard. The translators, fingers in their ears, have given us "I have begotten a man with the aid of the Lord," or with fewer made-up words, the odd "I have acquired a man from the Lord."

Which is the first time that YHWH is mentioned alone, without Elohim, in the Bible and it is by Hheva.

Almost every word in this short phrase presents a problem to translators.

Acquire: the root Qana, Qof-Noun-Hay, appears 12 times in Genesis and only 84 times in the whole Bible. It is almost always found in a commercial context: purchase with "buy" being the most common usages. Only once is it spelled with two Yods as qaneetee.

A man: Aleph-Yod-Sheen is the archetype of Man as adult, not as a male or a child.

Et: Aleph-Tav. This word, often totally ignored by translators, is supposed to be the definite direct object, not found in English. It occurs only 8 times in Genesis and 22 in the whole Bible. Here we find a preposition inserted (from, by) to mediate between "man" and "God" where none exists.

The Lord: Yod-Hay-Way-Hay completes the totally odd construction leaving the translator with the problem of explaining God's role in Cain's birth (just exactly how did God help Hheva "acquire a man"?) and the implications of some kind of "special birth" for Cain, that is not specified for Abel.


Eve says, simply,  Qaneetee   I have acquired   Esh   man   Et   from a to z   YHWH.


We have seen the schema "Aleph-Tav" ignored in Et Ha-Shamaim and Et Ha-Eretz.

This Et, every time that it is used, indicates that the schemata referred to are equations in the form of blunt formulas wich include (from A to Z) the premises and the conclusions of given processes. They are, therefore, if we understand their unfoldment, both the summing up of the problems and their solutions.

        Suares, Cipher of Genesis, p.134


The true meaning of this statement, "I have acquired a man who is YHWH in every aspect" is a flash of insight that "pierces through the entire process of duration."

Now we can look at "acquired." Qaneetee, Qof-Noun-Yod-Tav-Yod contains the schema of Cain, Qod-Yod-Noun. How strange, why use Qaneetee in a place that forces the contortions of "I have begotten (with the aid of)" and "acquired" (what does that mean?). And why with the birth of Qaheen, using the same letters? For the odd usage of qaneetee look here .

Qaneetee permutes the Yod-Noun of Qaheen to Noun-Yod, placing Tav in a sandwich between Yod-Yod, the existences of both the objective and subjective spheres. Tav, cosmic resistance, is the Chalice which receives the overflowing Cosmic Aleph of Qof, producing Aleph-Yod-Sheen, the fire-in-existence, Man. This Man is Aleph-Tav YHWH, the two lives of the container and contained, material and spiritual reality in existence, fertilizing each other. This Man is Qaheen, Cain.   Ha-Ita, the first verb of being in the bible -- the earth ha-ita desolation and waste -- is related: a Noun/50 for a Hay/5 and a Yod/10 for a Hay/5.

To summarize:   Qof was factually alive in the double being of Man, the living fire, who was, in every way, YHWH.

"This double impregnation can only occur in Man and as long as it does not occur YHWH is immanent but unborn. (Cipher, p.103)"


It should be obvious by now that this understanding of the "equations" (the interior structural-energetic meanings) of Genesis 4:2 explodes the myth from the inside out. It seems hard to conceive of progress when our core beliefs are based on the psychological development and defenses of Bronze-Age tribal minds.

Or, do we really think that our fragile, primitive ego (Abel, wisp, vanity) would choose to know the truth about itself? And its understanding of "God's Word?"

If we have been following the development of "energy/consciousness in the universe" from Bereshit, the inverse reflection of spiritual reality in the translated "stories" or encoded texts of Genesis will come as no surprise, though the "deep soliloquy of consciousness" contained here may take longer to fathom.

    For the moment, notice the difference between these three births: (a) In the case of Qaheen, Hheva entirely overlooks the role of Adam; this corresponds to the obliteration of Joseph, spouse of Mary, by the Church.

Hheva declares and affirms: I have acquired Eesh, the living cosmic fire, which is YHWH (the process of life-in-existence). In other words, she is defining the terminal omega of the allegory: the resurrection through womanhood of the immeasureable energy incarnate in existence. No passage in Genesis is clearer than this, or as total and absolute. The ending of the allegory is fully implied in its beginning. Qaheen is YHWH incarnate. Any other interpretation is psychological murder.

(b) Hevel is nothing more than the carnal proliferation of the female in Hheva. This son has nothing of Adam, or rather he has from Adam solely the dam (blood in Hebrew: the blood which Adamah drinks). (c) With the birth of Set, who takes the place of Hevel, Hheva recognized that it is Elohim who is there. Elohim, it will be recalled, is the evolutionary process within the duration of existence. It is this Set who will become the mythical ancestor of the human race.

Suares, CoG p.135


Ge 4:25
And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
Vayeda Adam od et-ishto vateled ben vatikra et-shemo Shet ki shat-li Elokim zera acher tachat Hevel ki harago Kayin.


What, suddenly My exact words aren't good enough for you?

It should also be obvious that orthodoxy, which usually places such great emphasis on literality, is driven to back-flips when dealing with what Genesis 4:2 actually states. Here is a variation (found in both Jewish and Christian apologetics) of the "Satan/Samael was Cain's father" theory.

The Samael Defense (The Devil did it):

Kabbala: Zohar 1:37a R. Hiyya said: "The sons of God were the sons of Cain. For when Samael mounted Eve, he injected filth into her, and she conceived and bare Cain. And his aspect was unlike that of the other humans and all those who came from his side were called sons of God." (Patai81:471)

Samael and the Serpent

A final reference to Lilith is taken from Zohar III, 76b-77a. While the portion from 76b has little, if nothing, to do with Lilith, it is worth quoting if only for its reference to the sexual relationship between Eve and the snake. It reads:

After the snake had lain with Eve and cast filth upon her, she bore Cain. From here all the generations, the wicked of the world, draw their origin, and to the generation of the demons and the spirits they owe their being with all their characteristics. Therefore the spirits and the demons are half like human beings below and half like angels above. Similarly, when the other spirits were procreated by Adam, they too were of this nature, half from below and half from above. After they had been procreated by Adam, he produced from these spirits daughters who resembled in beauty both the upper and the lower worlds. Therefore it is written, "the sons of God saw the daughters of man that they were fair . . ." (Genesis 6:2), and they all went astray after them.

Lilith in the Zohar




The clearer the truth, the deeper the regression, in this case to hallucinosis, seeing demons and serpents and angels where there are none. The text simply says:

"I have acquired a man who is (from A to Z) totally YHWH."



See: YHWH | I am Cain II | Canaan | Hheva

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Jorge Luis Borges: Three Versions of Judas
Blavatsky's Take on Cain
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