The sephirah that possesses all the memory of the world

October 19th 2023

A human being, as a microcosm that reflects the macrocosm, is the repository of the entire memory of the world. Human beings possess within themselves the archives of the universe, archives that are also represented symbolically in the Tree of Life by the sephirah Daath*, Knowledge. Daath is original matter, the primordial matter over which God breathed in the beginning of the world in order to fertilize it. Since matter is the substance of Creation, it is able to hold memory. And the Spirit awakens this memory by moving lightly over matter just as the wind makes the strings of an Aeolian harp vibrate. Daath is only rarely mentioned in the Kabbalah. This eleventh sephirah is traditionally located on the central pillar of the Tree of Life, between Tiphareth and Kether.*

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