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3. Primary Written Sources of the Mystical Qabalah

C. Sefer HaShmoth (Book of the Names)

It is said, "The Sefer HaShmoth (Book of the Names) is as much like a book, as the Sabbath is like the regular days of the week." On the one hand, the Sefer HaShmoth is a book of Divine Names of fundamental importance to qabalistic meditation and magical/occult practices. As such, it is a valuable key that can help open locks guarding the mysteries that lay hidden in Hebrew (and Arabic) qabalistic books, and provides Names of Power by which one can light the entire Tree. Secondly, it is the primary source of "Angelic Tree Language," comprised of one series of Tree-maps that allude to distinctly different paths of ascension through the planes of consciousness, and a second series that allude to different stations of perfected souls who have completed the ascension.

It is said that Adam gave the book to his son Seth and it was then passed down the generational line to Enoch son of Yared. When Enoch ascended and "walked with Elohim," he took the book with him. The Sefer HaShmoth came back into the world again with the Covenant of AbrahamThe Hebrew word for "covenant" is Bírith (tyrb lit. Promise, Circle, Chain).. Abraham gave the book to Ishmael, Isaac, and his offspring by his concubinesThe reader again is referred to the Lech Lecha section of Torah Bíreshith.. Isaac's copy was handed down to Master Mosheh and was later sealed in the vault of the first Temple of Jerusalem. Buried in the Temple vault, access to the book was limited to those who had the psychic skill to "see/read" it in Yetzirah (Astral World of Formation), and the strength to survive the impact of its power without shattering their shells.The shattering of the shells results in death.

The powerful Sefer HaShmoth resurfaced in the early 1970's, when it was transmitted through the gentleman responsible for the creation of the Work of the Chariot Trust. For a series of nights, he would awaken in the early hours and record the succession of Sinatic Hebrew Divine Names and Trees of Life he would see as intense light patterns, using the level of psychic mediation described in the Sefer HaZohar (Book of Splendor) as "One-Twentieth Cloudy Mirror." (The various designations regarding the mirror of consciousness in the Zohar refer to different degrees of vision. "Clear Mirror" denotes the consciousness of Messiah. "Dull" or "Cloudy Mirror" denotes the vision of Prophets. "One-Twentieth Cloudy Mirror" denotes the conscious dream state and "One-Sixtieth Cloudy Mirror" the normal dream state.) He assembled the sequence of Names into a book as he was instructed, with one Name on each page. The Names are followed by the series of Angelic Tree Language. The Work of the Chariot Trust subsequently published Sinatic Hebrew, Ezra Hebrew, and English versions of the Sefer HaShmoth in 1971-72. Most of the Working and Perfect forms of the Tree of Life that appeared in those books had never been seen before. The complete list of Divine Names contained in the Work of the Chariot edition is provided in Appendix A of the book Qabalah: The Mystical Heritage of the Children of Abraham.

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