Drawn from the classes of
Copyright © 1982 and 2002 by Bill Heidrick
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
|Blank Diagram of the Tree of Life|
| Diagram of the basic Tree of Life|
| The Tree of Life Meditation|
| Diagram of the Sephiroth|
|The Sephiroth on the Tree of Life|
| Diagram of the Letter Paths|
|The 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet|
| Diagram of the Tree of Life in Light|
|The 23 Paths of Wisdom|
| Diagram of the Sacred Names|
on the Tree of life
|The Kircher Tree.|
|Aleph||Value as a number: 1|
|Bet||Value as a number: 2|
|Gimmel||Value as a number: 3|
|Dalet||Value as a number: 4|
|Hay||Value as a number: 5|
|Vau||Value as a number: 6|
|Zain||Value as a number: 7|
|Chet||Value as a number: 8|
|Tet||Value as a number: 9|
|Yod||Value as a number: 10|
|Koph||Value as a number: 20|
|Lamed||Value as a number: 30|
|Mem||Value as a number: 40|
|Nun||Value as a number: 50|
|Samekh||Value as a number: 60|
|Ayin||Value as a number: 70|
|Peh||Value as a number: 80|
|Tzaddi||Value as a number: 90|
|Qof||Value as a number: 100|
|Resh||Value as a number: 200|
|Shin||Value as a number: 300|
|Taw||Value as a number: 400|
|32.||Taw: What do the words: "Totality of the material universe" mean to you?|
|31.||Shin: What do the words: "Pure, unrestricted force" mean to you?|
|30.||Resh: What do the words: "Mind, able to attach meanings to things" mean to you?|
|29.||Qof: What do the words: "Evolving meaning through form" mean to you?|
|28.||Tzaddi: What do the words: "Meditation draws wisdom from objects, experiences or states of mind" mean to you?|
|27.||Peh: What do the words: "Experience bursts upon awareness" mean to you?|
|26.||Ayin: What do the words: "Vision of limitations is limited vision" mean to you?|
|25.||Samekh: What do the words: "Improve by testing and trial" mean to you?|
|24.||Nun: What do the words: "Transform from one form to another" mean to you?|
|23.||Mem: What does: "Substance without form" mean to you?|
|22.||Lamed: What does: "Perfect balance attained between qualities" mean to you?|
|21.||Koph: What does: "Forms progress through cycle after cycle toward perfection" mean to you?|
|20.||Yod: What does: "Fiery power of creation" mean to you?|
|19.||Tet: What does: "Power that comes out of nature" mean to you?|
|18.||Chet: What does: "Contain but permit expression" mean to you?|
|17.||Zain: What does: "Divide all that can be divided" mean to you?|
|16.||Vau: What does: "Reveal the fundamental unity of all that exists" mean to you?|
|15.||Hay: What does: "Alteration of form to promote order" mean to you?|
|14.||Dalet: What does: "Shifting images" mean to you?|
|13.||Gimel: What does: "Formless material existence" mean to you?|
|12.||Bet: What does: "A way of doing" mean to you?|
|11.||Aleph: What does: "Absolute, unconditioned existence" mean to you?|
|32.||Taw||Blue-violet||a child's first breath.|
|31.||Shin||Red||hot summer and cold winter.|
|30.||Resh||Orange||autumn winds and spring breezes.|
|29.||Qof||Red-violet||spirits gather under the Moon.|
|28.||Tzaddi||Violet||glass chimes in the wind.|
|27.||Peh||Red||sounds of battle and prayer.|
|26.||Ayin||Blue-violet||chill and sudden warmth in still air.|
|25.||Samekh||Blue||ripples in a pool.|
|24.||Nun||Blue-green||a storm with sunlight through openings of clouds.|
|23.||Mem||Blue||fog creeping across a mountain.|
|22.||Lamed||Green||clouds gather above a lake.|
|21.||Koph||Violet||the sky changing through the four seasons.|
|19.||Tet||Yellow||steam bursting from the ground.|
|18.||Chet||Yellow-orange||wind blowing inside a cave.|
|17.||Zain||Orange||wind howling around buildings and great stones.|
|15.||Hay||Red||a dust storm.|
|14.||Dalet||Green||a soft breeze carrying the fragrance of flowers.|
|13.||Gimel||Blue||the calm eye of a hurricane.|
|12.||Bet||Yellow||dust devil or funnel cloud.|
|11.||Aleph||Yellow||air moving in light gusts from changing directions.|
|32.||Taw||Make a list of people you obey and people who obey you.|
|31.||Shin||Make a decision about something you have been avoiding.|
|30.||Resh||Get some sun.|
|29.||Qof||Write down a dream.|
|28.||Tzaddi||Go to a place where you have never been before.|
|27.||Peh||Watch the dawn.|
|26.||Ayin||Laugh at yourself.|
|25.||Samekh||Find one thing that makes you angry.|
|24.||Nun||Plant a seed.|
|23.||Mem||Remember a time when you changed your mind.|
|22.||Lamed||Balance a coin on its edge.|
|21.||Koph||Make a bet.|
|20.||Yod||Enter a dark room and find your way by touch.|
|19.||Tet||Eat something you have never eaten before.|
|18.||Chet||Read a poem aloud to someone.|
|17.||Zain||Smell a new fragrance.|
|16.||Vau||Listen to music that you haven't heard before.|
|15.||Hay||Go to see something new.|
|14.||Dalet||Draw a picture.|
|13.||Gimel||Write down your oldest memory.|
|12.||Bet||Visualize the face of someone who died.|
|11.||Aleph||Do something new and beautiful.|
|32.||Development of intuitions from #10.|
|9.||Dream, Imagination, astral travel.|
|31.||Rational analysis of #10 awareness.|
|30.||Rational analysis of #9 consciousness.|
|8.||Logical, practical understanding of how to deal with the physical (10) and the mythical (9).|
|29.||Emotional reaction to #10 awareness.|
|28.||Emotional reaction to #9 consciousness.|
|27.||Union of rational, material understanding (8) with emotional, material wisdom.|
|7.||Emotional, practical wisdom concerning the physical (10), the mythic (9) and the analytic (8).|
|26.||Realization of the limits of #8 material consciousness.|
|25.||Unification of the elements of dream, imagination and astral awareness into a full conception of Life.|
|24.||Feeling that something must be beyond simply physically induced emotion (7).|
|6.||Consciousness of the patterns and goals of Life.|
|23.||Thinking about the methods of day-to-day living (8) and their effects on others.|
|22.||Thinking about the patterns and goals of Life (6) and their effects on others.|
|5.||Consciousness of better patterns and goals for life --- rational moral planning.|
|21.||Feelings of a less selfish sort begin to override the more self-oriented, material reaction emotions of #7.|
|20.||The perspective on one's own life (6) gradually shifts to include the lives of others.|
|19.||Ideas of how to live better begin to change into ideas on how to help others to reach a better life.|
|4.||Contentment with personal existence is one with consciousness of, and love for, other existences.|
|18.||Rational methods are abstracted from #5 consciousness.|
|17.||Patterns of existence are abstracted from #6 consciousness.|
|3.||The highest, most abstract rational consciousness.|
|16.||Emotional feelings become unified.|
|15.||Consciousness of life becomes abstracted into consciousness of vitality.|
|14.||Rational consciousness (3) seeks a higher state of consciousness.|
|2.||Awareness of great power and vitality in all.|
|13.||The perspective on life changes into awareness of the totality of existence as One.|
|12.||Rational awareness rises into unquestioning appreciation of the One.|
|11.||The vital essence of emotion (2) rises in recognition of the One.|
|1.||All existence is One --- Beyond this are the three veils of negative existence. These three pass the extreme limits of human comprehension of infinity.|
|10.||If you just felt from your senses, without thinking, what would it be like?|
|32.||When you look out a window, what do you day-dream?|
|9.||If you could be anybody, what kind of person would you like to be?|
|31.||When you last made a mistake, what did you learn?|
|30.||What have you learned from a dream or day-dream?|
|8.||How do you get from your house to the nearest beach?|
|29.||How do you feel when you pick a rose?|
|28.||Did you ever cry or get angry while reading a book or watching a movie?|
|27.||Have you ever gotten confused by your head wanting one thing and your heart wanting something else?|
|7.||What was it like the last time you felt just plain happy.|
|26.||Do you know any unjust laws?|
|25.||What was your latest wish that came true?|
|24.||What was it like when you last thought about something very private?|
|6.||What do you do?|
|23.||Why do people sacrifice themselves for ideals?|
|22.||What about slavery?|
|5.||What is a holy war?|
|21.||Why do parks exist when city land is so valuable?|
|20.||Have you ever given directions to a stranger?|
|19.||If you could speak to everyone, what would you say?|
|4.||When you feel happy, how do you want others to feel?|
|18.||What is the difference between thinking and Logic?|
|17.||How many religious books do you know that are biographies?|
|3.||What is mathematics?|
|16.||What is crowd consciousness?|
|15.||Have you ever gotten stage fright and gone on talking anyway?|
|14.||Have you ever made a mistake that worked out better than what you wanted to do?|
|2.||Have you ever been so excited that you forgot where you were?|
|13.||Did you ever think that the whole world was your home and everybody liked you?|
|12.||Why is a collection of skills often called a single discipline?|
|11.||What is excitement?|
|1.||Why do we have words like "Universe"?|
|10.||A young woman crowned and veiled.|
|32.||Thoth Atu # XXI, The Universe.|
|9.||A beautiful naked man, very strong.|
|31.||Thoth Atu # XX, The Aeon.|
|30.||Thoth Atu # XIX, The Sun.|
|29.||Thoth Atu # XVIII, The Moon.|
|28.||Thoth Atu # IV, The Emperor.|
|27.||Thoth Atu # XVI, The Tower.|
|7.||A beautiful naked woman.|
|26.||Thoth Atu # XV, The Devil.|
|25.||Thoth Atu # XIV, Art.|
|24.||Thoth Atu # XIII, Death.|
|6.||A majestic king.|
|23.||Thoth Atu # XII, The Hanged Man.|
|22.||Thoth Atu # VIII, Adjustment.|
|5.||A mighty armed warrior in his chariot, armed and crowned.|
|21.||Thoth Atu # X, Fortune.|
|20.||Thoth Atu # IX, The Hermit.|
|19.||Thoth Atu # XI, Lust.|
|4.||A mighty crowned and enthroned king.|
|18.||Thoth Atu # VII, The Chariot.|
|17.||Thoth Atu # VI, The Lovers.|
|3.||A dark and pregnant woman wearing a crown of black pearls.|
|16.||Thoth Atu # V, The Hierophant.|
|15.||Thoth Atu # XVII, The Star.|
|14.||Thoth Atu # III, The Empress.|
|2.||A black bearded man sits astride a great gray horse.|
|13.||Thoth Atu # II, The Priestess|
|12.||Thoth Atu # I, The Magus.|
|11.||Thoth Atu # 0, The Fool.|
|1.||An ancient ruler seen in profile.|
|10.||Pick up a clump of moist earth and smell it.|
|32.||Listen carefully to a TV set for at least half an hour without once looking at it.|
|9.||Turn off the sound on a TV set and look carefully at the picture for at least half an hour.|
|31.||Call telephone information and ask for your own number and address --- even if you haven't got a phone.|
|30.||Read a children's story and write about it as if it were a news story.|
|8.||Make a detailed plan for tomorrow.|
|29.||Spend a half hour in a dark garden at midnight.|
|28.||Stand naked before a mirror and gaze into your reflected eyes.|
|27.||Copy a page from a book by hand and immediately burn the copy.|
|7.||Spend half an hour at noon in the same garden you used for # 29.|
|26.||Enter a room which has a closet. Sit there and slowly say one hundred times: "There is a monster lurking and waiting to grab me in that closet." Turn off all the lights, close your eyes and go into the closet. --- Try holding an ice cube while you say the words.|
|25.||Get some of your favorite food or drink. Wait until you are hungry or thirsty; then taste but do not eat or drink. After an hour you may eat or drink something else, but not your favorite that day.|
|24.||If you like meat, sit before some cooked meat; imagine the birth of the animal; then eat. --- If you don't eat meat, sit before a vegetarian meal; imagine someone in another country dying of starvation; eat the food.|
|6.||Rest today and think of the Sun that shines equally on all.|
|23.||Drink a glass of water and then wash the glass.|
|22.||Visit a courtroom while a trial is taking place.|
|5.||Imagine yourself on trial.|
|21.||Read a book by a prisoner who was later released. --- for example: Angela Davis, An Autobiography; the Biblical Book of Job; Mein Kampf by Hitler; the second volume of The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova.|
|20.||Go to a public place like a subway station or a bus terminal. Figure out the routine of the place. Write a set of helpful instructions on how to use the services offered.|
|19.||Take some coins. Walk downtown. Put them in parking meters (if legal where you live ... otherwise, purchase a news paper from a vending machine and leave it unread on top of the machine.).|
|4.||Feed a wild animal or bird -- not a pet or a zoo animal, but a house mouse will do for the animal.|
|18.||Wear your best formal clothing.|
|17.||Read or write a love letter.|
|3.||Find a book (go to the library for it if necessary) that gives instructions for delivering a baby. Read it.|
|16.||Show someone how to do something.|
|15.||Aside from knowledge and skill, what makes an expert different from an ordinary person? --- explain this to someone or write it as an essay.|
|14.||Talk seriously to a plant for at least fifteen minutes. Tape record this (borrow a recorder if necessary) and play it back.|
|2.||Write a description of a familiar object. Run around, jump, yell, dance to lively music, have someone tickle you. Immediately, sit down and write another description of the same object.|
|13.||Relax in a warm bath for a couple of hours.|
|12.||Try to imagine what is involved in supplying everyone in your city with food, power and water.|
|11.||Try to find out who is in charge.|
|1.||Delegate your authority today.|
Path 10, MALKUT, , meaning "Kingdom".
Mal-koot --- a as in bard. oo as in moon.
Path 32, TAW, , last letter, meaning "Cross".
Tav --- a as in father. v like "w" in English.
Path 9, YESOD, , meaning "foundation".
Ye-Sod --- e like the first e in believe. o like in bore.
Path 31, SHIN, , meaning "Tooth".
Shin --- Sh like in wish. i like in police.
Path 30, RESH, , meaning "Head".
Resh --- e like in bet. sh like in wish.
Path 8, HOD, , meaning "Glory".
Hod --- o like in bore.
Path 29, QOF, , meaning "Back of the Head".
Qof --- o like in bore.
Path 28, TZADDI, , meaning "Fish Hook".
Tsa-De --- a like in father. e like in bet.
Path 27, PEH, or , meaning "Mouth".
Pe --- e as in met.
Path 7, NETZACH, , meaning "Victory through Endurance".
Ne-Tzach --- e as in met. a as in bard. ch like ck in "ICK!" (This ch sound is not in standard English).
Path 26, AYIN, , meaning "Eye".
A-Yin --- A like in bard, but with a glottal stop, not normal to English, from an interruption of breath. Y like in yes. i like in bit.
Path 25, SAMEKH, , meaning "Prop".
Sa-Mekh --- a like in bard. e like in met.
Path 24, NUN, , meaning "Fish".
Noon --- just like the English "Noon".
Path 6, TIPHERET, , meaning "Beauty".
Tip-E-Ret --- i like in bit. Both e's like in met.
Path 23, MEM, or , meaning "Water".
Mem or Meym --- e like in bet.
Path 22, LAMED, , meaning "Ox Goad".
La-Med --- a like in father. e like in met.
Path 5, GEBURAH, , meaning "Severity".
Ge-Boo-Ra --- e as the first in believe. oo as in moon. a as in father.
Path 21, KOPH, , meaning "Closed Hand".
Kaf --- a like in father.
Path 20, YOD, , meaning "Hand".
Yad --- a like in father.
Path 19, TET, , meaning "Serpent".
Tet --- e like in bet.
Path 4, CHESED, , meaning "Mercy".
Che-Sed --- Ch is a cough-like sound. Both e's are like in met.
Path 18, CHET, , meaning "Fence".
Chet --- Ch is a cough-like sound. e is like e in bet.
Path 17, ZAIN, , meaning "Sword".
Za-Yin --- a like in bard. i like in bit.
Path 3, BINAH, , meaning "Understanding"
Bi-na --- i like in police. a like in father.
Path 16, VAU, , meaning "Nail".
Vav --- Just like English "Wow" but use an a like in father in place of the "o"
Path 15, HEH, , meaning "Air Hole".
He --- e like in bet.
Path 14, DALET, , meaning "Door".
Da-let --- a like in father. e like in met.
Path 2, CHOKMAH, , meaning "Wisdom".
Chok-Ma --- ch is a cough-like sound. o like in born. a like in father.
Path 13, GIMEL, , meaning "Camel".
Gi-Mel --- i like in bit. e like in met.
Path 12, BET, , meaning "Dwelling".
Be-Yt --- e like in bet. Y like in yes.
Path 11, ALEPH, , meaning "Ox".
A-lef --- A like in father. e like in met.
Path 1, KETER, , meaning "Crown.
Ke-Ter --- e as in met.
E-He-Ye --- First E like in met. Second e like the first e in believe. Third e like in met.
Yah --- a like in father.
YAHWEH ELOHIM, .
Ye-Veh --- Both e's like in met. V like w in wind. --- meaning "He is."
Elo-Him --- E as in met but shorter. o as in bore. i as in police.
El --- E as in met.
ELOHIM GIBOR, .
JEHOVAH ELOH Va-DA'AT, - .
Ye-Ho-Vah --- e like first in believe. o like in bore. a like in father. --- meaning "He is".
JEHOVAH TZABAOT, .
Ye-Ho-Vah or Ye-Ho-Voh, "He is" or "She is", respectively. See "Jehovah", just above.
Tse-Ba-Ot --- e like first in believe. a like in father. o like in bore.
ELOHIM TZABAOT, .
SHADDAI EL CHAI, .
Sad-Day --- First a like in father. Second a like in bard.
ADONAI MELEKH HA-ARETZ, - .
Ado-Nay --- A as in bard but shorter. o as in bore. Last a as in father.