The 4 Worlds of Hermetic Qabalah

A Tarot Journey

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Just as from Kether to Malkuth there is a successive movement from the abstract to the manifest, so there is in the Kabbalistic worlds from Atziluth to Assiah:

AtziluthArchetypal World (World of Emanations) or Divine World
BriahCreative World or World of Thrones
YetzirahFormative world
AssiahManifest or Material World

Four Worlds (linear)Click images to enlarge

Four Worlds (traditional)

These four worlds can be considered as a linear hierarchy, with each world containing its own full Tree, in which Malkuth in one world becomes Kether of the world below, and Kether of one world becomes Malkuth of the world above (as shown to the left). Malkuth is seen as the complementary fulfillment of Kether: the first is Divine Immanence, the latter Divine Transcendence. (1)

To the upper right is the traditional view of the Four Worlds mapped onto the sefirot. Following the Kabbalistic holographic principle, each world maps onto the Tree, but each…

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