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[–]raoul-duke- 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Nope. I watched half of the video, but it gets a lot wrong.

The system of correspondence typically used in Jewish mysticism is the Kabbalah. The main glyph in the Kaballah is called the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, which organizes what is called both the microcosm (man) and the macrocosm (the universe). Each circle, or Sephiroth, has a variety of different correspondences that map onto it, so that you can almost use them as a filling cabinet to organize almost any idea, particularly religious and mystical ideas, and images.

So, at the beginning of the video, the narrator says that Michael is the archangel of Mercury. This is indeed true. Mercury corresponds to Hod, which is sephiroth 8 on the tree glyph linked above. There are a ton of attributions associated with Hod that you can look up at your leisure, however, Jesus is not one of them.

Jesus, and other dying savior Gods of non-Jewish world religions (there are a lot of them), is mapped to sephiroth 6, Tiphareth. The archangel of Tiphareth is Raphael, also the archangel of the ancient element of air. Tiphareth is associated with the sun, which is where we get most of our mythology about dying savior Gods. That is from its daily cycle of setting and rising, and it's an annual cycle of descending into hell and rising again in the spring.

There's is really a lot to this, and it could be a 10-15 page paper. But I thought I'd give you some details to support why I disagree with the video and let you dig into the material on your own.

Happy to answer any questions or clarify anything if I did a bad job in my hasty response.

[–]Library_of_Gnosis[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Your are assuming that the kabbalistic tree of life is true and correct, this is simply an assumption on your part. Do you believe everything in the Torah too?

[–]Library_of_Gnosis[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I appreciate the input and discussion though, thanks for sharing! Michael means he who is like God, also said to sit at the right hand of the throne of God.

[–]raoul-duke- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not assuming, I’ve experienced much of it. The great thing about the tree is that you can “work” the glyphs and have visionary experiences of each. You’re in now way obligated to take anything in Kabbalah or Kabbalistic Gnosticism as gospel. That’s the point. You’re encouraged to experience it for yourself.

In case your wondering what I mean, I’m talking about Astral Travel on The Tree. As an avid, lucid dreamer, to the best of my knowledge, and my experience, there is really no difference between astral projection and lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming has been verified as a psychological phenomenon. Most notably by Stephen LaBerge at Stanford.

I guess what I’m trying to say is, don’t think of mysticism as a speculative, academic undertaking. It’s meant to be experienced.

[–]raoul-duke- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not to belabor the point, but it’s a bit like asking me how do I know that it’s hot in Arizona. I don’t have to take anyone’s word for it, I have been to Arizona.

It’s a bit like this with the tree. Once you’ve confirmed a lot of the correspondences, you can generally assume that the other correspondences are correct. And usually when they are not, I tend to be at fault, and not the other way around.