The tree contains ten sephiroth or luminous emanations consisting of the Supernal Triad, an upper triplicity of divine force, (analogous to the Christian Trinity), along with a sepentary expression of energy and force, i.e., the seven rays. The Tree of Life can be likened to an immense circuit or vast energy system, where power flows from the apex of the Supernal Triad down the Tree and up again.
From Tiphareth we can ascend further up the Tree into the transpersonal or universal realms. But along the path and between Tiphareth and the direct influences of the supernal spheres, is the “invisible” sephira of Daath. Also known as the Door and the Abyss, Daath is said to “veil” the upper Triad. In terms of pure Qabalistic doctrine, Daath is not represented in the Tree and is not actually considered a sephira. But the experience of Daath is requisite to cross the Abyss (the gulf or gap in consciousness) separating theSupernal Triad (the creators) and the world below (the created.) The Qabalah states that the level of Daath is as far as the Higher Self or Soul can go. Those seeking union with the Divine “must leap across the Abyss, fearlessly and unaided, creating for him/herself the transition of Daath.” Another important idea associated with Daath is that of knowledge of or conversation with the Holy Guardian Angel, i.e., Angel of the Presence. This idea refers to the fusion of personal light, Soul light and the light of the Presence. The ultimate experience of Daath, however, involves willfully relinquishing one’s acquired powers. In other words, Daath requires a willing sacrifice to God’s Will. These ideas are clearly suggestive of the need for building the Antahkarana and facing the encounter between the Angel and the Dweller. Entrance into Daath represents development of the intuitive faculties, the higher initiations and ultimately, Monadic realization.The sign allocated to this part of the path is Aquarius, and its symbolic representative is “The Star.” Our Sun’s present transit into the sign of Aquarius and its relationship to this part of the Tree should be looked at with special interest since it represents a highly potent confluence of energies.
- Donna M. Brown; THE AQUARIAN AVATAR and THE QABALAH
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shall be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy Goddess, I will also forget thy children.“
- Hosea 4: 6