Kabbala Path 18
Learning to direct your attention inward toward self-knowledge through sensory deprivation
Learning that the absence of the physical is restful
Meditation; finding your inner still-point
Acknowledgement of your extrasensory perceptions
Acknowledgement that the real self is the “being” that lives within the “wall” of the physical self; discovery of the soul within
Discovering a greater reality; seeing your Self as a being separate from both the body and the mind, with the power of omniscience that occurs only when the seat of consciousness rises to Binah
Astral traveling into the higher realms
Understanding that you already possess all that you need
Understanding that you are part of a collective whole, and must work together to advance
Understanding that restriction or freedom is your own choice
Dealing with your impatience
Dealing with the limitations of time and space; understanding that time is an illusion; ability to astral travel beyond the limits of time and space
The “wall” you have created around you allows you to increase your energy toward a specific objective
Understanding that each person is made up of lifetimes of experience, unknown to others; the journey the soul is on through these lifetimes is known only to it; therefore, we have no right to judge others, nor do they have a right to judge us
Gaining objectivity and clarity concerning your life patterns and goals
Understanding that removing the “walls” you have constructed releases energy, and allows you to continue to grow; the ability to let go of what you have built
Understanding that the “walls” we create maintain our energy and the structure of our lives
Increased desire to grow beyond your own limitations
Increased desire to serve and help others, coming from a feeling of detached nurturance, not feelings of responsibility for them
Proficiency in dealing with physical plane matters
The ability to deal with people and situations that encroach upon your “boundaries”
Stimulation of the Third Eye Center
Stimulation of the Crown Center
Precognition increased as well as channeling ability
Ability to conserve your energy and organize your resources
Being able to call upon your past experience, from this and other lives, as well as previous paths
Understanding that “everything is as it should be”
Acceptance of responsibility
Conquering your fears of the unknown
Giving up your sorrow
We commence our journey in the Sphere of Geburah, the Radical Intelligence, called Strength.
The Divine name is Elohim Gebor, the Mighty God.
The Archangel is Kamael, Prince of Strength and Courage.
The Order of Angels is the Seraphim or the Flaming Ones who are called the Order of Powers.
The element is fire.
Symbols are the pentagram, the pentagon, the sword, the horse, the wolf and the warrior driving his chariot.
The stone is ruby.
The musical note is “G.”
The mineral is iron.
Plants are absynth, rue and lambs tongue.
The incense is benzoin, sulphur or tobacco.
The planet is Mars.
The color is scarlet.
The body part is the right arm.
The chakra is the Throat Center.
The corresponding gland is the thyroid.
The magical image is a warrior in his chariot.
The mythological correspondences include all warrior Gods, among whom are Greek Athena, Roman Mars and Norse Thor.
The spiritual expression is a vision of power.
— 18th Path —
The 18th Path is called the House of Influence by the greatness of whose abundance the influx of good things upon created beings is increased; and from the midst of the investigation the hidden senses are drawn forth which dwell in its shade and which cling to it from the cause of all causes.
The Hebrew name is Cheth, which means a fence or enclosure.
The simple form of the letter means speech.
The Esoteric Title is the Child of the Powers of the Waters, the Lord of the Triumph of Light.
The color is red-orange.
The element is water.
The planet is the Moon.
The corresponding astrological sign is Cancer.
The incense is anise or camphor.
The metal is silver.
The gem is the emerald or the truquoise.
Plants or herbs are lotus, comfrey, honeysuckle and daisy.
Symbolic animals are the crab and the turtle.
The Tarot Major Arcanum card is the Chariot.
— Sphere of Binah —
The Sphere of Destination is Binah, the Sanctifying Intelligence, known as Understanding.
The Hebrew Divine Name is Jehovah Elohim, the perfection of Creation and the Life of the World to Come.
The Archangel is Tzaphqiel, the Prince of the Spiritual Strife against Evil.
The Order of Angels is the Aralim, the Strong and Mighty Ones who are also called the Order of Thrones.
The element is water.
The musical note is “B.”
The stone is black opal or tourmaline.
The plants are comfrey, fern, hemlock, ivy, hemp, mulien and musk.
The color is dark brown or black.
The planet is Saturn.
The body part is the right side of the face.
The chakra is the Third Eye Center.
The corresponding gland is the pineal.
The magical image is a mature woman.
The mythological figures include the Christian Mary, the Greek Mara, Roman Mara, Egyptian Isis and all Mother-Goddesses.
The spiritual experience of Binah is a vision of Sorrow.
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A. Record your emotional reactions to your experiences on the path here immediately upon completion. Include any physical responses or sensations.
Date of completion:
What do you think these responses indicate?
B. Use this section as a diary of your experiences during the week following your completion of the path. Be sure to include how you react to things emotionally as well as how you deal with any major issues that may arise.
C. Review the week’s experiences. How has the path affected the way you handled this week’s issues?
D. What special dreams has this path stimulated this week?