The Tree of Life

“The Qabalah, that is, the Jewish Tradition concerning the initiated interpretation of their Scriptures, is mostly either unintelligible or nonsense. But it contains as it ground-plan the most precious jewel of human thought, that geometrical arrangement of names and numbers which is called the Tree of Life. I call it the most precious, because I have found it the most convenient method hitherto discovered of classifying the phenomena of the Universe, and recording their relations. Whereof the proof is the amazing fertility of thought which has followed my adoption of this scheme.” (1)
For to him the Universe will then begin to appear as a coherent and a necessary Whole
“The Tree of Life has got to be learnt by heart; you must know it backwards, forwards, sideways, and upside down; it must become the automatic background of all your thinking. You must keep on hanging everything that comes your way upon its proper bough.” (2)
External links:
Hermetic Qabalah (Wikipedia)

(1) Crowley, Aleister  – “Little Essays Towards Truth”, “Man” (1938)
(2) Crowley, Aleister – “Magick Without Tears”, Ch. IV (1954)
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