Read Chapter 5, The Kabbalistic Tetrad, in The Hebrew Goddess, by Raphael Patai.  Send your answers in an email to the Mystery School with HebGds 5 from ___________ (your magikal name) in the subject line.

1. To where can the roots of the Kabbalah be traced?

2. What does Kabbalah mean?

3. What is the Merkaba, and what purpose does is serve?

4. What is the most important work of the Kabbalistic movement?

5. What was one of the most important and lasting innovations of Kabbalism?

6. List the four divine elements of the Kabbalistic tetrad, and the letter of the tetragrammaton represented by each one.

7. Name nine other countries where religious tetrads existed. (You will have to read ahead to get all nine.)

8. Of what does the divine tetrad consist?

9. Of what two things is the daughter the goddess, in these tetrads?

10. What is a mythologem?

11. The mythologem of ____________ _____________ is quite common all over the world.

12. What name was earned by the permanent union of Father and Mother?

13. Why were the King and Matronit called “lovers”?

14. What was the visible expression of the separation between the king and the Matronit?

15. What is imitateo dei?

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