Kether

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

Qabalistic Attributions

The following attributions are mostly 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: 1 (#)
  • Name: Kether (Crown) (#)
  • Astrology: Pluto (#)

Godforms

Tarot

  • General Attribution: The 4 Aces (#)
  • Titles & Attributions
    • Wands: The Root of the Powers of Fire (#)
    • Cups: The Root of the Powers of Water (#)
    • Swords: The Root of the Powers of Air (#)
    • Discs: The Root of the Powers of Earth (#)

Colors

  • King Scale: Brilliance (#)
  • Queen Scale: White brilliance (#)
  • Emperor Scale: White brilliance (#)
  • Empress Scale: White flecked gold (#)

Material Correspondences

  • Animals: God [Swan, Hawk] (#)
  • Plant: Almond in Flower [Banyan] (#)
  • Precious Stone: Diamond (#)
  • Perfume: Ambergris (#)
  • Vegetable Drug: Elixir Vitæ (#)
  • Mineral Drug: Aur. Pot. (#)
  • Alchemical Metal: Metallic Radix (#)

Magick & Mysticism

  • Element: Root of Air (#)
  • Magical Weapons: Swastika or Fylfot Cross, Crown, [The Lamp] (#)
  • Magical Formula: — (#)
  • Parts of the Soul: Yechidah (The Self) (#)
  • Lineal Figures of the Planets, &c., and Geomancy: The Point (#)
  • Chakra: Sahasrara (above Head) (#)
  • Quarter: — (#)
  • Order of Qliphoth: Thaumiel (#)
  • Forty Buddhist Meditations: Indifference (#)
  • Magical Power: Union with God (#)
  • System of Taoism: Shang Ti (also the Tao) (#)
  • Figure related to Pure Number: — (#)

The Four Worlds

  • Heaven of Assiah: Rashith ha-Gilgalim (Sphere of Primum Mobile) (#)
  • God Name in Assiah: Eheieh (#)
  • Archangel of Assiah: Metatron (#)
  • Angel of Assiah: Chaioth ha-Qadosh (Holy living creatures) (#)
  • Divine Name of Briah: AL (#)
  • Angel of Briah: Yehuel (#)
  • Choir of Angels in Briah: Seraphim (#)
  • Palace of Briah: Hekel Qadosh Qadeshim (#)

Quotes

  • Kether: The First "Emanation" of the Absolute. Kether is in Malkuth and Malkuth is in Kether, but after another manner, Malkuth reflects Kether, for that which is above is like that which is below, and that which is below is like that which is above. (Little Essays Towards Truth)
  • The word "ineffable" means beyond description, beyond speech. It refers to Kether, the ultimate Unity which is beyond all Understanding and cannot be comprehended even through the highest Wisdom. (Helena & Tau Apiryon, 1998)

References

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.