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Sefer Yetzirah



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CHAPTER : 1


1:1   

With 32 wonderous paths of Wisdom engraved Yah, the Lord of Hosts, G~d of Israel, the Living G~d, King of the Universe, Almighty G~d, merciful and gracious, High and Exalted, dwelling in eternity, whose name is Holy, and create His Universe with 3 books, with text (Sepher), with number (Sephar), and with communication (Sippur).

1:2   

10 Sefirot of Nothingness plus 22 foundation letters:
3 Mothers,
7 Doubles
and 12 Elementals.

1:3   

10 Sefirot of Nothingness: The number of
10 fingers
5 opposite 5,
with a single covenant percisely in the middle,
like the circumcision of the tongue
and the circumcision of the membrum.

1:4   

10 Sefirot of Nothingness:
10 and not 9;
10 and not 11.
Understand with Wisdom, and be wise with Understanding.
Examine with them and probe with them,
make a thing stand on its essence,
and make the Creator sit on His base.

1:5   

10 Sefirot of Nothingness:
Their measure is 10 which have no end.
A depth of beginning,a depth of end;
a depth of good,a depth of evil;
a depth above, a depth below;
a depth east, a depth west;
a depth north, a depth south;
The singular Master, G~d faithful King, dominates them all from His holy dwelling until eternity of eternities.

1:6   

10 Sefirot of Nothingness:
Their vision is like the "appearance of lightning," their limit has no end;
His word in them is "running and returning."
They rush to His saying like a wirlwind, and before His throne they prostrate themselves.

1:7   

10 Sefirot of Nothingness:
Their end is imbedded in their beginning,
and their beginning in their end,
like a flame in a burning coal.
For the Master is singular, He has no second.
And before One, what do you count?

1:8   

10 Sefirot of Nothingness:
Bridle your mouth from speaking and your heart from thinking.
And if your heart runs, return to the place, as it is written,
" The Chayot running and returning " ( Ezekiel 1:14 ).
Regarding this a covenant was made.

1:9   

10 Sefirot of Nothingness:
One is the Breath of the Living G~d, blessed and benedicted be the Name of the Life of worlds.
Voice, Breath and Speech. This is the Holy Breath ( Ruach HaKodesh ).

1:10   

2: Breath from Breath. With it engrave and carve 22 foundation letters
3 Mothers,
7 Doubles,
and 12 Elementals
and one Breath is from them

1:11   

3: Water from Breath. With it engrave and carve chaos and void, mire and clay.
Engrave them like a garden plot,
carve them like a wall,
cover them like a ceiling.

1:12   

4: Fire from Breath. With it engrave and carve the Throne of Glory, Seraphim, Ophanim, holy Chayot, and Ministering Angels.
From the 3 established His dwelling, as it is written,
" He makes His angels of breaths, His ministers from flaming fires " ( Psalms 104:4 ).

1:13   

5: With 3 of the simple letters seal "above." Choose 3 and place them in His great Name:
YHV
With them seal the 6 extremities. Face upward and seal it with YHV
6: Seal "below." Face downward and seal it with YVH.
7: Seal "east." Face straight ahead and seal it with HYV.
8: Seal "west." Face backward and seal it with HVY.
9: Seal "south." Face to the right and seal it with VYH.
10: Seal "north." Face to the left and seal it with VHY.

1:14   

These are the 10 Sefirot of Nothinginess. One is the Breath of the Living G~d. Breath from Breath, Water from Breath, Fire from water, and the extremities,
up, down
east, west
north and south.

CHAPTER : 2


2:1   

22 Foundation letters:
3 Mothers,
7 Doubles,
and 12 Elementals.
The 3 Mothers, AMSh, their foundation is the pan of merit, the pan of liability, and the tongue of decree deciding between them.

2:2   

22 letters:
Engrave them, carve them, weigh them, permute them, and transform them,
and with them depict the soul of all the was formed
and all that will be fromed in the future.

2:3   

22 foundation letters:
They are engraved with voice, carved with breath, and placed in the mouth in 5 places:
AChHO, BVMP, GYKQ, DTLNTh, ZSShRTz.

2:4   

22 foundation letters:
They are set in a circle as 231 Gates. The circle rotates back and forth.
And this is a sign:
There is no good higher then delight ( ONG ), and there is no evil lower then plague (NGO ).

2:5   

How? Weigh them and transpose them, Alef with each one, and each one with Alef; Bet with each one, and each one with Bet.
They repeat in a cycle. Therefore, everything formed and everything spoken emanates in one name.

2:6   

Form substance out of chaos and make nonexistence into existence. Carve great pillars out of air that cannot be grasped.
This is the sign: One foresees, transposes, and makes all creation and all words with one Name.
And a sign of this: 22 objects in a single body.

CHAPTER : 3


3:1   

3 Mothers, AMSh:
Their foundation is the pan of liability,
the pan of merit
and the tongue of decree
deciding between them.

3:2   

3 Mothers, AMSh:
A great, mystical, concealed secret,
sealed with 6 rings. And from it emanate fire and water,
separating themselves as male and female.
3 Mothers, AMSh, are their foundation,
and from them are born the Fathers,
from which everything was created.

3:3   

3 Mothers, AMSh, in the Universe are
air, water, and fire.
Heaven was created from fire,
earth was created from water,
and the air decides between the fire and the water.

3:4   

3 Mothers, AMSh, in the Year are
fire, water, and breath. The hot is created from fire,
the cold is created from water,
and the temperate from breath decides between them.

3 Mothers, AMSh, in the Soul are
fire, water, and breath.
The head is created from fire,
the belly is created from water,
and the chest, created from breath, decides between them.

3:5   

3 Mothers, AMSh:
Engrave them, carve them,
permute them, and with them
seal 3 Mothers in the Universe,
3 Mothers in the Year, and 3 Mothers in the Soul, male and female.

3:6   

Make Alef king over breath,
bind a crown to it,
and combine one with another.
And with them seal air in the Universe,
the temperate in the Year,
and the chest in the Soul,
with the male AMSh and the female AShM.

3:7   

Make Mem king over water,
bind a crown to it,
and combine one with another.
And with them seal earth in the Universe,
the cold in the Year,
and the belly in the Soul,
with the male MASh and the female MShA.

3:8   

Make Shin king over fire,
bind a crown to it,
and combine one with another.
And with them seal heaven in the Universe,
the hot in the Year,
and the head in the Soul,
with the male ShAM and the female ShMA.

CHAPTER : 4


4:1   

7 Doubles, BGD KPRT: Their foundation is
life,
peace,
wisdom,
wealth,
grace,
seed,
dominance.
Each has 2 sounds:
B - Bh
G - Gh
D - Dh
K - Kh
P - Ph
R - Rh
T - Th

A structure of soft and hard,
a structure ofstrong and weak,
double because they are transposes.
The transpose of life is death
the transpose of peace is evil
the transpose of wisdom is folly
the transpose of wealth is poverty
the transpose of grace is ugliness
the transpose of seed is desolation
the transpose of dominance is subjugation.

4:2   

7 Doubles, BGD KPRT:
7 and not 6,
7 and not 8.
Examine with them
and probe from them,
make each thing stand on its essence,
and make the Creator sit on His Base.

4:3   

7 Doubles,BGD KPRT,
parallel the 7 extremities. These are the 6 extremities:
up
down
east
west
north
south
And the Holy Palace precisely in the middle upholds them all.

4:4   

7 Doubles, BGD KPRT:
Engrave them, carve them, combine them,
as planets in the Universe, days in the Year, and gates in the Soul.
From them engrave 7 firmaments, 7 earths,7 weeks.
7 is therefore beloved under all the heavens.

4:5   

How? Make Bet king over life,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Saturn in the Universe,
Sunday in the Year,
and the right eye in the Soul.

4:6   

Make Gimel king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Jupiter in the Universe,
Monday in the Year,
and the left eye in the Soul.

4:7   

Make Dalet king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Mars in the Universe,
Tuesday in the Year,
and the right ear in the Soul.

4:8   

Make Kaf king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
the Sun in the Universe,
Wednesday in the Year,
and the left in the Soul.

4:9   

Make Peh king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Venus in the Universe,
Thursday in the Year,
and the right nostril in the Soul.

4:10   

Make Resh king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Mercury in the Universe,
Friday in the Year,
and the left nostril in the Soul.

4:11   

Make Tav king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
the Moon in the Universe,
the Sabbath in the Year,
and the mouth in the Soul.

4:12   

The 7 Doubles, how does one permutate them?
2 stones build 2 houses
3 build 6 houses
4 build 24 houses
5 build 120 houses
6 build 720 houses
7 build 5040 houses.
From there on go out and calculate that
which the mouth cannot speak,
and the ear cannot hear.

These are the 7 planets in the Universe:
The Sun
Venus
Mercury
the Moon
Saturn
Jupiter
Mars
These are the 7 days in the Year:
The 7 days of creation.
And the 7 gates in the Soul are
the 2 eyes
the 2 ears
the 2 nostrils
and the mouth.
And with them were engraved the 7 hours.
7 is therefore beloved
for every desire under heaven.

CHAPTER : 5


5:1   

12 Elementals: HV ZCh TY LN SO TzQ.
Their foundation is
sight
hearing
smell
speech
taste
coition
action
motion
anger
laughter
thought
sleep
Their measure is 12 diagonal boundaries:
the north - east boundary
the south - east boundary
the upper - east boundary
the lower - east boundary
the upper - north boundary
the lower - north boundary
the south - west boundary
the north - west boundary
the upper - west boundary
the lower - west boundary
the upper - south boundary
the lower - south boundary
They continually spread for ever and ever.
They are the Arms of the Universe.

5:2   

12 Elementals: HV ZCh TY LN SO TzQ.
Engrave them, carve them,weigh them, permute them, transpose the,
and with them depict the 12 constellations in the Universe:
Aries
Taurus
Gemini
Cancer
Leo
Virgo
Libra
Scorpio
Sagittarius
Capricorn
Aquaris
Pisces
the 12 months in the Year:
Nissan
Iyar
Sivan
Tamuz
Av
Elul
Tishrei
Mar-cheshvan
Kislev
Tevet
Shvat
Adar
and the 12 directions in the Soul:
2 hands
2 feet
2 kidneys
the spleen
the liver
the gall bladder
the hemsess
the kiva
the korkeban

How does one permute them? Make Heh king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Aries in the Universe,
Nissan in the Year,
and the right hand in the Soul, male and female.

Make Vav king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Taurus in the Universe,
Iyar in the Year,
and the left hand in the Soul.

Make Zayin king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Gemini in the Universe,
Sivan in the Year,
and the right foot in the Soul.

Make Chet king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Cancer in the Universe,
Tamuz in the Year,
and the left foot in the Soul.

Make Tet king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Leo in the Universe,
Av in the Year,
and the right kidney in the Soul.

Make Yud king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Virgo in the Universe,
Elul in the Year,
and the left kidney in the Soul.

Make Lamed king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Libra in the Universe,
Tishrei in the Year,
and the liver in the Soul.

Make Nun king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Scorpio in the Universe,
Mar-cheshvan in the Year,
and the spleen in the Soul.

Make Samekh king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Sagittarius in the Universe,
Kislev in the Year,
and the gall bladder in the Soul.

Make Eyin king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Capricorn in the Universe,
Tevet in the Year,
and the hemsess in the Soul.

Make Tzadi king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Aquarius in the Universe,
Shevat in the Year,
and the kivah in the Soul.

Make Kuf king,
bind a crown to it, and with it dipict
Pisces in the Universe,
Adar in the Year,
and the korkeban in the Soul.

5:3   

3 Mothers which are 3 Fathers,
from which emanate
fire
breath
and water
3 Mothers, 7 Doubles, and 12 Elementals

5:4   

These are the 22 letters which
were founded by the
Blessed Holy One
Yah, YHVH of Host, G~d of Israel
the Living G~d, high and exalted
dwelling in eternity,
whos name is Holy,exalted and holy is He.

CHAPTER : 6


6:1   

3 are the Fathers and their offspring,
7 are the planets and their host,
and 12 are the diagonal boundaries. And a proof of this,
are the Universe, the Year, and the Soul.
He decreed 12, ( 10 ), 7 and 3,
and He appointed them in the Teli, the Cycle, and the Heart.
The 3 are fire, water and breath:
fire above,
water below,
and breath, the decree that decides between them.
A sign of this is that fire upholds water.
Mem hums,Shin hisses, and Alef is the decree that decides between them.

6:2   

The Teli in the Universe
is like a king on his throne,
the Cycle in the Year
is like a king in his province,
the Heart in the Soul
is like a king in battle.
" Also every desire, one opposite the other was made by G~d " ( Ecclesiastes 7:14 ).
Good opposite evil
good from good
evil from evil
Good makes evil recognizable
and evil makes good recognizable
Good is kept for the good
and evil is kept for the wicked.

6:3   

3: each one stands alone.
7 are the divided, 3 opposite 3,
with a decree deciding between them.
12 stand in war:
3 who love
3 who hate
3 who give life
3 who kill
The 3 who love are
the heart
the ears
and the mouth
The 3 who hate are
the liver
the gall bladder
and the tongue
And G~d, the faithful King dominates them all.
One over 3, 3 over 7, 7 over 12,
and all of them are bound,
one to another.

6:4   

And when Abraham our father gazed,
he looked, saw, delved, understood,
engraved, carved, permuted and depicted,
and he was successful.
And the Master of all, Blessed be He,
revealed Himself to him,
and took him in His bosom, kissed him on the head, and called him, "My beloved".
He made a covenant with him
between the 10 toes of his feet-
this is the covenant of circumcision-
and between the 10 fingers of his hands-
this is the covenant of the tongue.
He bound the 22 letters to his tongue
and revealed their foundation.
He drew them in water,
burned them in fire,
agitated them with breath.
He ignited them with the 7 ( planets ),
and directed them with the 22 constellations.










      
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