Zakar / Male

200 20 7
Gematria: 227

Neqivah-Nuqvah / Female

5 2 100 50
Gematria: 157


5 50 10 20 300
Gematria: 385

The Transformation of the Feminine

Genesis 1:27      So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Genesis 5:2      Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

In these polarities we find a definition of the role of the sexes that may come as a surprise to the reader. In Zakar, the principle of indeterminacy is active; all possibilities may come into existence, but it is only in Neqivah that the Cosmic Aleph is active.

The letter-numbers which designate the male Zakar are 7 constricted by containers that are both factual (20) and cosmic (200). The number seven is familiar to us being that of a state of transition: the seventh note of a scale is constantly tending towards a new octave, a seventh chord in cusic is a means of modulation to a new key. The number 7 is potentially open to anything which may happen to alter a previously established pattern. Eretz, as we have seen in the third "day" of Genesis I,11-12, responds with a yielding of the cosmic life and produces beauty and a infinte variety of vegetation though each species is limited to the capacity of its own seed.

    Suares, The Cipher of Genesis p.98

Genesis 1:25      And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

     Whereas Eretz is thus enclosed in its natural repetitive process, Adam's blood is open to every transfiguration. For over and beyond everything that creepeth upon the earth, which can only develop after its own kind (Genesis I, 25), Adam -- as mankind, both male and female -- is given a special "blessing." This blessing receives a different response from man and woman.

    Suares, The Cipher of Genesis p.98

The man, unconsiously driven by his inner 7 toward an ideal cosmic 200, is constantly being upset by, and upsetting history. The woman delays her factual realization (50.100) in order to safe-guard the home (2.5).

Here we find ourselves at the center of one of the essential themes of the Qabala, and one of critical relevance for our times. The psychological and spiritual development of mankind is dependent on the evolution of femininity.

     In order that Aleph should be born into human society, the passive female side of Adam, obviouisly, must transform itself and rise above the female "containing element" (the body). Until this has happened, the activity of the male will only be chaotic agitation. The theme of the necessary transformation of the feminine is very important in the Bible. We shall meet it again in for feminine types of Esha, Hhevah, Sarah, Rebecca and Rachel, etc ... up to Mary, mother of Jesus. All these are symbolical personifications of what women must learn to become.

    Suares, The Cipher of Genesis p.98

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