Shofar Blowing & Kabbalah


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1 Cary W = "For Rosh Ha'Shanah - The Jewish New Year, the New Moon on which Adam and Eve were created and therefore is our Mythological birthday. The four types of Shofar blasts and how it relates to Kabbalah and the Hero's Journey. Why? "Speak to the children of Israel saying: In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing the horn, a holy gathering." (Leviticus 23:23-24). Mosheh ben Maimon: (Maimonides) 1135-1204 "Wake up you sleepers from your sleep and you slumberers from your slumber. Search your deeds and return in penitence. How? Shofar Sounds: -Tekiah -- One long blast -- represents the status quo. Acceptance of where we are and who we are. -Shevraim -- Three medium blasts -- Call for Adventure: There is pain in the world that we are called to fix. -Teruah -- Ten short staccato sounds. Represent the ten spheres of the tree of life. Each note represents a digestible piece of wisdom, understanding and compassion that God feeds us as we work to fix (Tikun) the world. -Tekiah Gedolah -- One verrrrrrrrrrrry long note. Represents the new world after we have transformed it for the better"
2 Cary W = "The Sephroit or Ten worlds, dimensions or spheres of the Tree of Life correspond to every aspect of life and creation.  To blow ten notes, ten words, ten thoughts or intentions is to complete a circle of life."