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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Holy Kabbalah of Rastafari


Is it Resh Tiphareth (Hebrew) or Ras Tafari (Amharic)? Both Hebrew and Ethiopian Amharic are related languages.  Interestingly enough, author Timothy White says that Ras Tafari, who was renamed Haile Selassie following his coronation as emperor of Ethiopia, “exhibited familiarity with Cabalistic doctrines,” in his book Catch A Fire: The Life of Bob Marley. Selassie’s hand gesture in the photo above is not a coincidence, as he intentionally displays the same gesture in several other photos. 


On the Cabalistic/Kabbalistic Tree of Life the power vector known as “Tiphareth (Beauty)” is representative of the sun which is known as “Zion” in Hebrew. Tiphareth unifies the concrete and the immaterial since it is a bridge between the objective plane and the subjective plane. In Cabalistic thought, Tiphareth is also synonymous with the “King of Kings, Lord of Lords and Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah.” Meanwhile Kether represents his father who art in heaven.


When we magnify the beauty within ourselves, then beauty becomes an inescapable realty in the world around us. Fueled by love, this dedication to the cause of refinement fosters the Collective Security of the 10 power vectors that comprise Tree of Life. Once this covenant between the 10 spheres of influence has been achieved, the gift of the Holy Shekinah comes down from heaven to earth in the form of the New Jerusalem (Revelations 21:2), which is really the New HERU Salem (Peace). 

The descent of the celestial city, is the equivalent to the rise of the new day’s sun, Heru, who refuses to “Set” below the horizon. Peace of mind is what propels a man’s ascension through various stages of evolution as he reaches his highest ground.


If we were to superimpose Kemetic deities on the Tree of Life, then Heru would occupy Tiphareth, which is the sphere of beauty.