Assyrian Tree of Life

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Assyrian Tree of Life

Post#1 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:58 pm

http://www.atour.com/education/pdf/Simo ... OfLife.pdf

http://www.assyriatimes.com/engine/modu ... oryid=3426.

Very interesting possible Assyrian origins of The Tree of Life diagram; with attributed qualities linked to Sephirot through Mesopotamian gods and their divine numbers. In reality Qabalah as we know it today has been influenced by everything from Egyptian to Neoplatonic thought, but Assyriologist Simo Parpola definitely makes a good point of the Sephirot and their attributes fitting perfectly into a Mesopotamian system.

With Sin(Nanna) in Binah, Samas(Utu) in Geburah, Istar(Inanna) in Tiphereth, Ninurta in Netzach, and Nergal in Yesod it gave me a few issues with this Assyrian arrangement; but here's a couple of things to keep in mind:

1. The Chaldean order of planets we are use to is great for magickal hours/days, but who says the Sephirot themselves are planetary? In the Sefer Yetzirah the 7 double letters take on the roll of planetary forces (vertical paths), not necessarily the Sephirot.

2. This Assryian Tree is based on a sexagesimal system, which is different from the standard decimal we us in Qabalah.

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