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Messenger: I-Man Sent: 1/4/2017 11:24:17 AM

The pre-coronation name of Ethiopian Emperor #Haile Selassie the First was "Tafari Makonnen". This name #Tafari (or Teferi) is the #Ethiopic form of Tiferet.

Tiferet ("Adornment", Hebrew: ת;פ;א;ר;ת; [tifˈ;ʔ;eʁ;eθ;]) alternatively Tifaret, Tifereth, Tyfereth or Tiphereth, is the sixth sefira in the kabbalistic Tree of Life. It has the common association of "Spirituality", "Balance", "Integration", "Beauty", "Miracles", and "Compassion". Tiphereth is associated with divine love, with healing, balance and harmony. In comparing with Eastern traditions, Tiphereth is usually associated with the central #Anahata chakra in tantric tradition, which contains many of the same #archetypal ideas.
The #astrological correspondence is the sun, and the #zodiac associated with #Tiferet is #Leo.

In the #Bahir it states: "Sixth is the adorned, glorious, delightful #throne of #glory, the house of the world to come. Its place is engraved in wisdom as it says 'God said: Let there be #light, and there was light.'" In Christian Cabala, Tiphereth is especially associated with Jesus Christ, 'God the Son' (as opposed to Kether, which is God the father, and Yesod, the #Holy #Spirit). This is because this is the sephirah in which the divine force 'sacrifices' itself, transmutating into the forces of energy and matter, in order that creation might come to be. It is the sephirah in which 'God becomes a mortal man'. Illustrative of the process of Tipharet is Jesus' teaching in the Book of John, "No one comes to the Father except through me". Kether is raw energy as the Godhead and is as such unknowable by the conscious mind; Tiphareth (the son) balances the force and form of Kether and #Yesod respectively allowing Kether to assume a knowable form. A #Christian #mystic, in relating to Jesus, repeats the process in the other direction, by transmutating that which is lower, in order to achieve the divine. In terms of the Kabbalah, Tipharet encompasses not only "God the Son" but also the related myths of Osiris and other sacrificial gods.

#Tiferet can be also a variation of the word "#Tifarah" and in Modern #Hebrew used in Israel is translated as "Glory" (from God "Elohim, Adonay)
teachingsofhismajestyTipharet is associated with the four sixes of the tarot as well as the Princes and Emperors cards, Ra, Rama, Buddha, Apollo, Adonis, God the Son (Jesus), Phoenix, Lion, Bay, Laurel,
Tiferet is the force that integrates the Sefira of Chesed ("compassion") and Gevurah("Strength, or Judgement (din)"). These two forces are, respectively, expansive (giving) and restrictive (receiving). Either of them without the other could not manifest the flow of Divine energy; they must be balanced in perfect proportion by balancing compassion with discipline. This balance can be seen in the role of Tiferet, wherein the conflicting forces are harmonized, and creation flowers forth.
Tiferet also occupies a place on the middle pillar, and can be seen as a lower reflection of Kether, as well as a higher reflection of Yesod and Malkuth. Tiferet relates to the sun, and as such, it takes a central place in the lower face of the Tree of Life, much in the same manner that the sun is at the center of the solar system.

Tiferet is unique amongst the Sephirot as it is connected to all the other Sephirot (except Malkuth) via the subjective paths of the unconscious. Its position down the center between Keter and Yesod indicates to many Kabbalists that it is somewhat of a "converting" Sephirot between form (Yesod) and force (Keter). In other words, all crossing over the middle path via Tiferet results in a reversed polarity. The law of conservation of energy and mass tends to corroborate this in all cases of energy transmutation, a sacrifice is necessary so a new form may be born.


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