Binah

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In the Qabalah, Binah is the third of the ten Sephiroth on the "Tree of Life." Its meaning is Understanding. The other Sephiroth are: Kether, Chokmah, Chesed, Geburah, Tiphareth, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, and Malkuth.

Qabalistic Attributions

The following attributions are taken from 777, by Aleister Crowley. The small "#" links will show the full column of that attribution (i.e. all the names, planets, parts of the soul, etc.)

  • Key Scale: 3 (#)
  • Name: Binah (Understanding) (#)
  • Astrology: Saturn (#)

Godforms

  • Thelemic: Babalon (#)
  • Egyptian (selection): Maut, Isis, Nephthys (#)
  • Egyptian (practical): Nephthys (#)
  • Hindu: Bhavani (all forms of Sakti), Prana (as Force), Yoni (#)
  • Scandinavian: Frigga (#)
  • Greek: Cybele, Demeter, Rhea, Heré, [Psyché, Kronos] (#)
  • Roman: Juno, Cybele, Hecate (#)
  • Christian: The Virgin Mary (#)

Tarot

  • General Attribution: The 4 Threes, and Queens (#)
  • Titles & Attributions
    • Wands: Virtue (Sol in Aries) (#)
    • Cups: Abundance (Mercury in Cancer) (#)
    • Swords: Sorrow (Saturn in Libra) (#)
    • Discs: Works (Mars in Capricorn) (#)

Colors

  • King Scale: Crimson (#)
  • Queen Scale: Black (#)
  • Emperor Scale: Dark brown (#)
  • Empress Scale: Grey flecked pink (#)

Material Correspondences

  • Animals: Woman [Bee] (#)
  • Plant: Cypress, Opium Poppy [Lotus, Lily, Ivy] (#)
  • Precious Stone: Star Sapphire, Pearl (#)
  • Perfume: Myrrh, Civet (#)
  • Vegetable Drug: Belladonna, Soma (#)
  • Mineral Drug: Silver (#)
  • Alchemical Metal: Iron (#)

Magick & Mysticism

  • Element: Root of Water (#)
  • Magical Weapons: Yoni, the Outer Robe of Concealment [The Cup, the Shining Star] (#)
  • Magical Formula: BABALON (#)
  • Parts of the Soul: Neshama (The Intuition) (#)
  • Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomancy: The Plane, also the Diamond, Oval, Circle, and other Yoni Symbols (#)
  • Chakra: Visuddhi (Larynx) (#)
  • The Soul (Hindu): Higher Manas (#)
  • Quarter: — (#)
  • Order of Qliphoth: Satariel (Hiding) (#)
  • Forty Buddhist Meditations: Compassion (#)
  • Magical Power: The Vision of Sorrow [Vision of Wonder] (#)
  • System of Taoism: Kwan-se-on, The Yin and Khwan (#)
  • Figure related to Pure Number: The Triangle (#)

The Four Worlds

  • Heaven of Assiah: Shabbathai (Sphere of Saturn) (#)
  • God Name in Assiah: Jehovah Elohim (#)
  • Archangel of Assiah: Tzaphkiel (#)
  • Angels of Assiah: Aralim (Active ones, thrones) (#)
  • Divine Name of Briah: AL (#)
  • Angel of Briah: Kerubiel (#)
  • Choir of Angels in Briah: Kerubim (#)
  • Palace of Briah: Hekel Qadosh Qadeshim (Palace of the Holy of Holies) (#)

Quotes

  • The pure essence of Magick is a function of ultimate atomic consciousness, and its operations must be refined from all confusion and contamination. The truly magical operations of Love are therefore the Trances, more especially those of Understanding; as will readily have been appreciated by those who have made a careful Qabalistic study of the nature of Binah. For she is omniform as Love and as Death, the Great Sea whence all Life springs, and whose black womb reabsorbs all. She thus resumes in herself the duplex process of the Formula of Love under Will; for is not Pan the All-Begetter in the heart of the Groves at high noon, and is not Her "hair the trees of Eternity" the filaments of All-Devouring Godhead "under the Night of Pan?" (Little Esssays Towards Truth, "Love")
  • In short, Binah is the substantive vehicle of every possible phenomenon, physical or mental (Regardie, 1994)

References

  • Crowley, Aleister. (1982). 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings. York Beach, Me. : S. Weiser.
  • Crowley, Aleister. (1996). Little Essays Towards Truth. Tempe, AZ : New Falcon Pub.
  • Regardie, Israel. (1994). A Garden of Pomegranates. Saint Paul, Minn., Llewellyn Publications.
Correspondences in the Tree of Life from Liber 777 Tree of Life | 777 Tables | Qabalah

The Sephera: 1 Kether, 2 Chokmah
3 Binah, 4 Chesed, 5 Geburah
6 Tiphareth, 7 Netzach, 8 Hod
9 Yesod, 10 Malkuth

The Key Scale—the numerical organizational tool of the Tree.

Major Correspondences:

Astrology
Decans
Astrological Angels
Godforms
Tarot
Colors
Elements

The Four Worlds

The Four Worlds
Correspondences of Assiah
Correspondences of Yetzirah
Correspondences of Briah

Material Correspondences:

Animals
Plants
Precious Stones
Perfumes
Drugs
The Human Body
Metals

Magick & Mysticism:

Magical Weapons
Magical Formulae
Magical Powers
Parts of the Soul
The Four Quarters
Tetragrammaton

Alphabets
Eastern Mysticism
The Grades of the A.'.A.'.
Alchemy
Pentagram & Hexagram
Judaica
Genii of the Twelve Hours
Geomantic Intelligences
Lineal Figures & Geomancy
Figures related to Pure Number
Qliphoth & Infernals
The Perfected Man
Sepher Yetzirah
Transcendental Morality
Legendary Orders of Being

The Paths:

11 Aleph
12 Beth
13 Gimel
14 Daleth
15
16 Vau
17 Zain
18 Cheth
19 Teth
20 Yod
21 Kaph

22 Lamed
23 Mem
24 Nun
25 Samekh
26 Ayin
27
28 Tzaddi
29 Qoph
30 Resh
31 Shin
32 Tau
32-bis
31-bis

Document Source

  • This page was originally sourced from Thelemapedia. Retrieved May 2009.