||[Dec. 24th, 2008|09:37 am]
"Keys to the Kabbalah" The late (Dr.) Alan Bain PDF file ( and possibly the language of creation..)
THE KEYS TO KABBALAH
prompted by : Pope Benedict on the "language of creation" (ABC)
By Europe correspondent Emma Alberici
Pope Benedict said that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behaviour was as important as protecting the environment. His words have angered gay groups and activists who have labelled his comments irresponsible and unacceptable.
Pope Benedict was delivering his end-of-year speech to senior Vatican staff. He said that defending God's creation was not limited to saving the environment, but was also about protecting man from himself.
It was not "out-of-date metaphysics" to "speak of human nature as 'man' or 'woman'", he said.
It came from the "language of creation, despising which would mean self-destruction for humans".
Addendum: 27th. December 2008
One reference : Sefer Yetzirah (emol org)
Sefer Yetsirah - The Creation of a Formation
By R. Zucker
The Hebrew name of "Sefer Yetzirah" ("Sefer Yetsirah") in English is the "Book of Creation" or the "Book of Formation."
This cryptic manuscript has evoked speculation and controversary for centuries. Those who discover this strangely written manuscript have pondered its meaning with a variety of interpretations.
Some believe that the "Sefer Yetzirah" is about the creation and manipulation of the Universe. Some have claimed that it holds the key to the creation of a golem, an artificial man. Others say, it's both.
You've found this page because of your unusual interest in this unusual manuscript. It is an obscure subject with very little explanation other than the numerous attempts at authors to try to decipher its cryptic messages.
Known to the English speaking world as The Book of Creation (or called the Book of Formation), it is probably the most important of all the Kabalistic texts.
"Sefer" means book. "Yetzirah" (also spelled as Yesirah, Yetzira, Yetsira) means creation. Sometimes, the word formation is used. Traditionally, the word is usually spelled with a z instead of a s.
The secrets within the text of the "Sefer Yetsira" were passed on in the Hebrew oral tradition, called Qabala, for centuries until it was written down in the 2nd century B.C.E. by Rabbi Akiba ben Joseph. But, the myth of this curious book dates back to Abraham the Patriarch and Moses.
I'll leave it at that. All I can say is that "I understand" - from a Google cache...
"In a way, all the Sefer Yetzirah is doing is reading the book of Genesis very closely. Usually, when we read the creation account at the beginning of the Torah, we take it somewhat for granted. God says "Let there be light," and there's light. The Sefer Yetzirah, however, hones in on the "says." It observes that God's "speaking" is the way in which God creates. We are not completely sure, but many scholars believe the magic word "Abracadabra" derives from the Aramaic Avrah KaDabra, meaning "I create as I speak." If this etymology is correct, Abracadabra really is a magic word; it is a performative speech act, just like the ten utterances of creation in the Genesis account."