Adam Kadmon, the Body of God

Adam KadmonAlthough this picture is more often shown with a male figure[1], here you can see the "Adam Kadmon", אדם קדמון, meaning Primordial Man and sometimes also called the Body of God. This shows how the Tree of Life relates to the human body — that is, how the Microcosm reflects the Macrocosm.

The tree I show here is the Ari Tree, which differs from traditional Hermetic Qabalah. This way, you can explore some other thinking about the letters and numbers. There is also yet another Tree in use, the Gra.

In this display, I took the liberty of associating Sephiroth with planets the way they are in Hermetic Qabalah (hence the colors I used), and I assumed that the Tarot trumps associate with letters as Crowley describes them in his Book of Thoth rather than following the numbering of the 32 Paths (that is, The Fool with Alef rather than with Path 11).

Note the assignment of Tarot trumps to letters, not path numbers! This means that anything you see relating cards to pairs of Sephiroth are accidents. Got that? Okay. …And of course, these pure chance arrangements, such as having The Sun join Tiphareth (Sun) and Yesod (Moon), make much less sense than traditional Hermetic Qabalah, which has The Sun joining Hod (Mercury) and Yesod. Right? Much less sense.

[A] The FoolAlef, א, The Fool

[B] The MagusBeth, ב, The Magus

[G] The PriestessGimel, ג, The Priestess

[D] The EmpressDaleth, ד, The Empress

[H] The StarHeh, ה, The Star

[V] The HierophantVau, ו, The Hierophant

[Z] The LoversZain, ז, The Lovers

[X] The ChariotCheth, ח, The Chariot

[T] LustTet, ט, Lust

[Y] The HermitYod, י, The Hermit

[K] FortuneKaph, כ, Fortune

[L] AdjustmentLamed, ל, Adjustment

[M] The FoolMem, מ, The Hanged Man

[N] DeathNun, נ, Death

[S] ArtSamekh, ס, Art

[O] The DevilAyin, ע, The Devil

[P] The TowerPeh, פ, The Tower

[C] The EmperorTzaddi, צ, The Emperor

[Q] The MoonQoph, ק, The Moon

[R] The SunResh, ר, The Sun

[Sh] The FoolShin, ש, The Aeon

[Th] The UniverseTau, ת, The Universe

[KTR] Kether, Crown

[XKMH] Chokmah, Wisdom

[BYNH] Binah, Understanding

[XSD] Chesed, Mercy

[GBVRH] Geburah, Strength

[TPART] Tiphareth, Beauty

[NCX] Netzach, Victory

[HVD] Hod, Splendor

[YSVD] Yesod, Foundation

[MLKVT] Malkuth, Kingdom

[1]Unless I wanted to photograph myself naked, this is the model I had. And believe me, you don't want to see me naked.
[1]Unless I wanted to photograph myself naked, this is the model I had. And believe me, you don't want to see me naked.
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An Interactive QabalahThe Mother lettersSeven of Swords A Brief Introduction to QabalahNepheshSix of Swords Kether, the CrownNeshamahFive of Swords Chokmah, WisdomThe Veil of ParokethFour of Swords Binah, UnderstandingPermutations of the NameThree of Swords Daath, KnowledgeThe Three PillarsTwo of Swords QliphothThe ProfaneAce of Disks Chesed, MercyReflectionKnight of Disks Geburah, StrengthRuachQueen of Disks Tiphareth, BeautySefer Yetzirah, the Book of FormationPrince of Disks Netzach, VictorySeverityPrincess of Disks Hod, SplendorThe simple lettersTen of Disks Yesod, FoundationWhat is a Soul?Nine of Disks Malkuth, KingdomThe SoulsEight of Disks AlefThe Supernal TriadSeven of Disks BetThe FoolSix of Disks GimelThe MagusFive of Disks DalethThe PriestessFour of Disks HehThe EmpressThree of Disks VauThe EmperorTwo of Disks ZainThe HierophantAdjustment ChethThe LoversAeon TethThe ChariotArt YodAdjustmentThe Chariot KaphThe HermitDeath LamedFortuneDevil MemLustThe Emperor NunThe Hanged ManThe Empress SamekhDeathThe Fool AyinArtFortune PehThe DevilThe Hanged Man TzaddiThe TowerThe Hermit QophThe StarThe Hierophant ReshThe MoonThe Lovers ShinThe SunLust TauThe AeonThe Magus The Qabalistic WorldsThe UniverseThe Moon Atziluth, ArchetypesAce of WandsThe Priestess Briah, the CreativeKnight of WandsThe Star Yetzirah, the FormativeQueen of WandsThe Sun Assiah, the ActivePrince of WandsThe Tower The court cardsPrincess of WandsThe Universe The AcesTen of WandsHebrew alphabet transliterations The KnightsNine of WandsThe Triads The QueensEight of WandsThe Qabalistic Veils The PrincesSeven of WandsThe Name of Names, YHVH The PrincessesSix of WandsAlef The TensFive of WandsAyin The NinesFour of WandsBet The EightsThree of WandsCheth The SevensTwo of WandsDaleth The SixesAce of CupsThe double letters The FivesKnight of CupsGimel The FoursQueen of CupsHeh The ThreesPrince of CupsKaph The TwosPrincess of CupsLamed The 32 Paths of WisdomTen of CupsMem The AbyssNine of CupsThe mother letters Adam Kadmon, the Body of GodEight of CupsNun AlchemySeven of CupsPeh The Alef-Bet in Space and TimeSix of CupsQoph The Ari TreeFive of CupsResh The Astral TriadFour of CupsSamekh BalanceThree of CupsShin The double lettersTwo of CupsThe simple letters The Ethical TriadAce of SwordsTau the Flash of LightKnight of SwordsTeth The Gra TreeQueen of SwordsThe Tree of Life The 72 Hidden Names of GodPrince of SwordsTzaddi The Tree of LifePrincess of SwordsVau The Hebrew alef-bet letter classesTen of SwordsYod MercyNine of SwordsZain The Presence of the Most HighEight of Swords