The Elemental Star oF David

The Elemental Star oF David

In the Book of the Zohar, the Four basic Elements are mentioned in the context of the creation of Adam – the first human, referring to the parallels between these elements and the Four Corners of the Earth, the Four ministering Angels (Raphael, Uriel, Michael and Gabriel) and more.

– The Four Elements in Kabbalah, TzFat-Kabbalah.org

How did the Star of David’s Two Triangles become the Symbols for the Four Elements?

How did the Star of David’s Two Triangles become the Symbols for the Four Elements?

The Greeks proposed the existence of five basic elements. Of these, four were the physical elements – Fire, Air, Water and Earth – of which the entire world is composed. Alchemists eventually associated four triangular symbols to represent these elements.

– Elemental-Symbols, Catherine Beyey, About.com, Altreligion.about.cm (http://altreligion.about.com/od/westernocculttradition/ig/Elemental-Symbols/)

Which Came First? The Eye Above or the Eye Below the Pyramid?

 Which Came First? The Eye Above or the Eye Below the Pyramid?

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= Beth Shammai say: “Heaven was created first and afterwards the earth was created, for it is said: ‘In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.'”
+ Beth Hillel say: “Earth was created first and afterwards Heaven, for it is said: ‘In the day that the Lord God made Earth and Heaven.'”
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+ Beth Hillel said to Beth Shammai: “According to your view, a man builds the upper story first and afterwards builds the house! For it is said: ‘It is he that built His upper chambers in the Heaven, and has founded His vault upon the Earth.'”
= Said Beth Shammai to Beth Hillel: “According to your view, a man makes the footstool first, and afterwards he makes the throne! For it is said: ‘Thus saith the Lord, The Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool.'”

* But the Sages say: “Both were created at the same time. For it is said: ‘Yea, My hand has laid the foundation of the Earth, and My right hand has spread out the Heavens- When I call unto them they stand up together.'”
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