Lesson 2
Traditional Meanings

Read Chapter 2 of Donald Tyson’s book, Power of the Word, formerly titled Tetragrammaton.

Copy and paste the following questions into a new post to your Ning MemberFiles AOM 1st Degree study hall, insert your answers andpost them with the subject line: Tetragram Lesson 2 from ________ (yourmagikal or priestly name)

1. According to Qabalists, what is the Tetragrammaton?

2. What is the Sepher Yetzirah?

3. Fill in the blank: He [the Father God] sealed the Height with _____.

4. Fill in the blank: He sealed the Depth with _____.

5. Fill in the blank: He sealed the East and West with _____ and _____.

6. Fill in the blank: He sealed the South and North with _____ and _____.

7. Now, what do you think is the point that the Sepher Yetzirah is trying to make?

8. List all of the Sephiroth and what they mean in English.

9. Which four Sephiroth represent our Quaternity?

10. How do you think Kether may relate to the Quaternity?

11. What are the Sephiroth?

12. The holy name YHVH is sometimes specifically assigned to Tiphareth. Why?

13. T/F – Malkuth acts of is very active, has its own independent power,and is superior to Binah.

14. What is the primordial Torah? How do you think it differs from the Torah of today? How do you think it is similar?

15. For each numerical value, show how Tetragrammaton is written out:

45 –

52 –

72 –

63 –

16. Explain how Kether came about, and what it is.

17. What is a shemittah?

18. Which shemittah are we currently in? How does it affect our world today,how did it affect the world in the recent past, and how may it affect the world in the near future?

19. What was the previous shemittah? How did it affect the world?

20. What is the coming shemittah? How can we expect it to affect our world?

21. Do some digging. Find out when the previous shemittah, the shemittah we are in now, and the coming shemittah began or will begin.

22. How do the letters of Tetragrammaton correspond to the human body?

Essay 1 – Based on what you have read about the nature of each letter of the Holy Name, how is their correspondence to the human body appropriate?Please explain in two paragraphs or more.

Essay 2 – Look up information on the seven chakras. Might Tetragrammaton be a Jewish form of the chakras? Support your answer. Also, do you think that the seven lower Sephiroth might correspond to the chakras? If so, explain.If not, why not?