glossary

( Hebrew חסד means mercy or loving-kindness) The fourth sephirah of the Tree of Life. Related to the Atmic Body, the Innermost, the Inner Spirit, our own individual Divine Father. Also named Gedulah.

Related Symbols:
  • Arthurian: King Arthur
  • Buddhist: Buddha or Yidam
  • Christian-Jewish-Muslim: Abraham
  • Egyptian: Horus
  • Gnostic: The 7th Aeon
  • Hindu: Atman
  • Nordic: Odin
  • Wagner: Wotan
  • Represents: The Spirit. The Innermost. Our personal inner Father.
  • Body / World: Atmic
  • Dimension: Sixth
  • Heaven of: Jupiter and Mars
  • Level of Consciousness: Hasmalim (Kabbalah), Dominions

"Chesed, in Himself, is the Innermost; according to the Hindus He is Atman. It has been said that Chesed is directly governed by Jupiter and nothing else. This is false, because the Innermost is Martian, a warrior, a fighter. This is not accepted by many Kabbalists, who might even consider it absurd. But, whosoever has a direct experience in Chesed knows very well that Chesed is a warrior. It is the Innermost who has to be in a struggle to the death against darkness, who has to fight very hard for His own intimate realization of the Self; He is always in battle. It is obvious that He has something of Jupiter, because He can grasp the scepter of Kings; I do not deny it, but it is a false statement that He is only and exclusively Jupiterian. Atman is our Innermost, our divine Seity, the seventh principle who is in all Beings, but who is not within all human beings." - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

Learn more: Tarot and Kabbalah