Four Worlds of Kabbalah

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Four Worlds of Kabbalah

Rabbi Marcia Prager, ed.
A Siddur for Shabbat Morning
The "Four Worlds" of Kabbalah, as interpreted by the Jewish Renewal movement
Philadelphia: P'nai Or Philadelphia, 1992
Illustration by Mishka Luft
Deborah Kedeman and Lawrence Kushner
The Invisible Chariot: An Introduction to Kabbalah and Jewish Spirituality
The "Four Worlds" of Kabbalah, as interpreted by the Jewish Renewal movement
Denver: Alternatives in Religious Education, 1986
The letters of the Tetragrammaton, the four-letter Name of God

Four Worlds, ranging from Atzilut ("Emanation": the divine world of the Sefirot, aspects of the Godhead), through Beriah ("Creation": the world of the Divine Chariot and the higher angels), and Yetzirah ("Formation": the world of angelic beings), to Assiyah ("Making": the physical world). As the first illustration shows, these worlds are associated with the letters of the Tetragrammaton, the four-letter Name of God. the letters. The worlds are also mapped onto the human form, as shown in the second illustration.

The "Four Worlds" of Kabbalah are mapped onto the human form

Four Worlds, ranging from Atzilut ("Emanation": the divine world of the Sefirot, aspects of the Godhead), through Beriah ("Creation": the world of the Divine Chariot and the higher angels), and Yetzirah ("Formation": the world of angelic beings), to Assiyah ("Making": the physical world). As the first illustration shows, these worlds are associated with the letters of the Tetragrammaton, the four-letter Name of God. the letters. The worlds are also mapped onto the human form, as shown in the second illustration.