THE ART OF THE ETZ KHAYYIM
(Hebrew for "The Tree of Life"
(Drawings by Adam Blatner)
Posted July 31, 2013 (though drawn over the previous 30 years)
I have been charmed by the Kabbalistic Tree of Life diagram, a
"map" of the stages of emanation from the Divine to the Mundane
(going out or down), or (going up) the various levels of
meditation and contemplation that hint at successively higher
levels of mystical enlightenment. I write of the significance of
this latter process in another website. It is the form, though,
that offers an opportunity for elaboration in many ways, a form
that represents the vertical axis that hints at the "Great Chain
of Being," and the horizontal axis that hints at the range or
extent of the variety of elements to be integrated.
So I've drawn a number of pictures of these designs!
Others of course have created elegant pictures of the Tree of
|The Kairotropister is a device that, were
it to have 3-dimensional form, looks something like this:
|A diagrammatic expression of how these
|These are from the odd book titled The
Anatomy of the Body of God
|by Frater Achad. Interesting permutations
| Textured Tree
| Circle Geometry