Overview of Tifareth
Yetziratic Text: “The Sixth Path is called the Intelligence of the Mediating Influence, because in it are multiplied the influxes of the emanations, for it causes that influence to flow into all reservoirs of the Blessings, with which they themselves are united.”
Welcome to Month 6 and the 5th sphere on our Journey!
We have just finished exploring the opposites of Netzach and Hod, of exploring the two outer pillars and the tension that lies between them, and the corresponding understanding that gives us.
Having gained the understanding of knowledge and the wisdom of the heart, we join the extremes back together into the Harmony that is Tifareth. Tifareth is often considered the heart of the Tree, just as the Sun is the heart of our solar system (this can be compared to Da’ath which is a concept we will look at after Chesed).
It is the place of harmony, of balance, where mercy and severity, form and force, male and female find themselves fully accepted and balanced between their opposite natures. Tifareth embraces the differences, embraces the full opposition, wedding them together into a glorious whole. It is the centre, the sacred marriage.
When everything comes into harmony, we find the true beauty of life. Not the passing aesthetic of pretty, but the deep sense of beauty that takes our breath away, that fills us with awe, that inspires us with the glimmer of how glorious the source of All truly is.
Tifareth is the realm of death and rebirth, not one or the other, but both, in natural cycle with each other. It is the understanding of the mysteries of sacrifice because that, too, is part of the natural cycle of ending and beginning, how one is born out of the other. The yin/yang symbol would be a useful meditative symbol for Tifareth.
Read through the correspondences and add your own thoughts and experiences as we go through various exercises to connect with the energy of Tifareth.
(DAILY) CONNECTION PRACTICE:
This meditation/connection practice should be done at least weekly and before the following exercises. To take this Work to a deeper level, do it every day, at different times, different environments, to discover the full breadth of the Harmony.