It is a great mistake to think that The Sepher Yetzirah is a book that can be understood after reading it once.
Those most qualified -- not to read, but study it -- are physicists engaged in advanced scienctific research.
By showing that the energising properties of the Autiot have a dual cosmic flow,
the way to an essential stage of modern physics is cleared: the study of consciousness,
in its material manifestations, as energy.
--Suares, SY p.41 (Carlo Suarès)
| Back Cover: Carlo Suares, Sepher Yetsira, Shambhala, 1976 |
The Qabala is the science of the structure of energy, as conceived in the distant past. The Sepher Yetsira
is the fundamental text book of this science, a precise and accurate treatise on the structure of cosmic
energy, written in a hidden code. Contemporary scientific thought seems to be reuniting with this former
way of thinking about basic matters, enriched by its researches into structures and the comparative study
of phenomena composing their different categories, into the precise nature of phenomena as a whole, and
into the analogous classification of phenomena and their connection on the same level.
In spite of the comprehensive development of psychology, knowledge of the inner man and of human
consciousness stops short at the mystery of being and existence, concluding that man has no role
in the universe. The Qabala, as expounded in The Sepher Yetsira, fills this blank in contemporary
thought which is causing such psychic and social disorder. The Qal)ala does this with an extraordinary
linguistic invention, for it formulates equations which intimate what is directly perceived by consciousness.
It formulates them in such a way that the equations are their own solutions. The movement of what they
intimate is introduced first into thought and then into the psyche.
In studying the Qabala, and particularly The Sepher Yetsira, onc must be prepared to think in a new way,
entirely different from one's usual habits, because its language is analogical and inclusive: all the
letter-numbers must be understood within fields surrounding particular aspects of energy at all its
cosmic and human levels, as well as symbolically. We must learn to read and know what each letter and
number means, and how to decipher certain combinations which have become traditionally and idiomatically
totally different from their real meaning. We have to free ourselves from the fantastic interpretations
given to The Sepher Yetsira, if we wish to understand the text directly.
Mr. Suares has become convinced that the so-called knowledge of astrology is merely a tradition
which lacks any real basis for the origin of the keywords of the planetary and zodiacal signs.
The astrology of The Sepher Yetsira is an inner exploration of the individual, revealing what
is inaccessible to every other kind of astrology.
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