Compiled, Annotated & Explained
by
Reb Yakov Leib HaKohain, Founder & Spiritual Director
DONMEH WEST


The Ten Sefirot, or "emanations" or "enumerations", form the very heart of all Kabbalistic theology and theosophy. The Sefirot are the ten archetypal attributes or characteristics of the Godhead. A distinction is made in Kabbalah between the unknowable Godhead, the Eyn Sof or "infinite", and the knowable qualities of God, represented by the Sefirot.

The idea of ten archetypal qualities first appears in an enigmatic pre-kabbalistic text, the Sefer Yetzirah. They are next found in the Sefer Bahir, one of the earliest treatises of Kabbalah-proper. As Kabbalah developed the Sefirot have been given different meanings, each later meaning superimposed over the earlier ones. The arrangement of the Sefirot in the "Tree of Life" (Etz Chayim) has also differed slightly.

It is necessary to visualize these Ten Sefirot as being connected by "Pathways" that go both down and across the diagram -- and particularly the Pathway of the "Central Column" (Sefirot 1, 6, 9 and 10, the sum of which, incidently, equals 26, the Gematria of the Hebrew letters YHVH, the name of God). The Central Column and the two side columns have also been identified with the central nadi and the two side channels of the Tantric Kundalini system of chakras.

Click on the appropriate Sefirah on the above image, or on one of the following links, for more information.

  1. Keter
  2. Hokhmah
  3. Binah
  4. Hesed
  5. Din/Gevurah
  6. Rachamim/Tiferet
  7. Netzach
  8. Hod
  9. Yesod
  10. Malkhut
 


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES:
| Sabbatai Zevi | Jacob Frank | Reb Yakov Leib HaKohain |
| A Critical Re-Assessment of Sabbatai Zevi |
| Reb Yakov Leib HaKohain's Professions of a Holy Sinner |
AUDIO LECTURES ON KABBALAH BY REB YAKOV LEIB HAKOHAIN:
| The Zohar |
ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES OF "YALHAKIAN" NEO-SABBATIAN KABBALAH:
| Knowing the Unknowable |
| A Brief Note on Enlightenment |
| A Neo-Sabbatian Discourse on the Son of God |
| A Primer of "Yalhakian" Neo-Sabbatian Kabbalah |
| Participating in the Continuing Incarnation of God |
| Sabbatai Zevi's 'God of the Faith' | Evolution of the Ego |
| Two Torahs of Kabbalah: Torah D'Atziluth & Torah D'Beriah |
| On the Limits of Antinomianism | The Transformation of God |
| Commentary on the 13th Century "Treatise on the Left Emanation" |
| A Selection of Neo-Sabbatian Quotations Culled from Various Sources |
KABBALISTIC WRITINGS OF REB YAKOV LEIB HAKOHAIN:
| Commentaries on Rabbi Azriel of Gerona's 12th Century Text, "Explanation of the Ten Sefirot" |
| Kabbalistic Genetics of the Holy Seed & Reclaiming the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel |
| A Commentary on the Book of Job | Kabbalah and the Interpretation of Dreams |
| To Die for the People: A Kabbalistic Reinterpretation of the Crucifixion of Jesus |
| The Shemot Shel Katzar Tikkunim: Revealing the Concealed Names of God |
| The Christian Myth of Melchizedek vs. Hereditary Jewish Priesthood |
| The Apocrypha of Jacob Frank | The Tikkun of Raising Animals |
| Appointment in Smyrna: A Neo-Sabbatian Odyssey |
| Sabbatai Zevi and the Mystery of the Red Heifer |
| The Kabbalah of the Hindu Mantra "OM" |
| The Mystery of the Middle Column |
| The Hidden Structures of Water |
| Exegesis on the Rod of Aaron |
| Book of Silence |
ROADMAPS TO GOD:
| Ten Sefirot of Jewish Kabbalah | Sufi Lion of Bektashi Islam |
| Mandala of Tibetian Buddhism | Seven Chakras of Tantric Hinduism |
| Ox-Herding Pictures of Zen Buddhism | Rosarium Pictures of Christian Alchemy |
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