An Interactive Qabalah

[This is a work in progress. Keep checking back for changes.]

Welcome to our little Qabalistic corner of the Web. These are Nitnorth's notes about Qabalah: things he's read, and things he's thought about those things. Some of it is gibberish, some the ravings of a lunatic, some just plain lies; and in it perhaps you'll find the occasional grain of truth ... much like life.[1] Use at your own risk. Contains material that some viewers might find unsuitable. May contain nuts.

If you know nothing at all about Qabalah, you can read my introduction, or what Wikipedia has to say about it. Otherwise, over on your left the world is at your fingertips — have at it!

Usage notes:

  1. The main image tries to cram everything it can all into one place. It's a stew of rollovers that will produce images and links. Whatever you're looking for probably is there, but you may need to hunt for it a little bit. Hover your mouse over the image; in most places where you place it, some other image will pop up. Pay particular attention at the sides of the image (worlds and triads) and at the top (pillars).
  2. Wherever you see Hebrew text in the essays, try hovering your mouse over it. It will show you the English transliterations of the words, along with their enumeration. Try it here: יהוה. Here's a transliteration chart showing how these pages represent the Hebrew alphabet in transliterations.
  3. Most pages have blocks of navigation arrows at the top. These will take you through related groups of pages in order; and where there is related information about the group, you'll also see one or more up or down arrows.
  4. Don't try to print these pages using your browser's 'print' button. You won't get what you want. Instead, use the print icon at the bottom left of the page to get a printer-friendly copy of the thing you want to print, and print that.
  5. Don't use your browser's forward and backward buttons to move between pages here. They'll take you away from these pages entirely. Instead, there are navigation arrows at the top of the text windows and at the bottom left of the page.

Other notes:

Western Hermetic Qabalah differs from classical Jewish systems in ways little and big. Where I know anything about the difference, I've tried to present at least a little of alternate points of view.

The background star images are extractions from the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) calendar — an amazing online resource. The other pictures available here are things I drew myself, or (in the case of the Tarot cards) scans from Crowley's Thoth tarot deck.

[1]Or the World Wide Web.
[1]Or the World Wide Web.
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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