The Hebrew letters have special importance in the Jewish and Christian traditions. To learn more about the meanings and symbols represented in the Hebrew letters, we offer a free online course comprised of free audio lecture downloads and transcriptions of the lectures, along with illustrations and diagrams.

Get started with the first lecture of the course: Download the audio lecture 01 Alphabet of Kabbalah Introduction , or read the article.

Primarily, it is important to note that every letter carries an array of meanings that are symbolic and numeric; in order to discover the meanings hidden in scriptures and names, one needs a lot of intuition and to work deeply in Meditation.

""In Kabbalah we have to constantly look at the Hebrew letters." - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

""Before all the languages of the Tower of Babel were scattered upon the face of the earth, only one language, a language of Gold, a universal idiom existed. That language has its perfect cosmic grammar. The letters of that golden language are written within all of Nature. Whosoever has studied the Nordic Runes and the Hebrew , Chinese, and Tibetan characters, will be able to intuit such a “Cosmic Language” with its enigmatic letters." - Samael Aun Weor, Logos Mantra Theurgy

"The script of the First Root Race was written with the Runes. The mallet of Masonry comes from the arrow of the Egyptian God Ra, and this is a Rune. In that epoch, the rituals of the Polar Temple were all runic. The movements of the officials were runic. This is the divine script. Let us remember that the Swastika is a Rune. The Hebrew letters are but modifications of runic letters." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony

"The Angel Metatron, or Enoch, delivered the Tarot in which the entirety of divine wisdom is enclosed. The Tarot remains written in stone. He also left us the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet..." - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah

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The Hebrew Aleph-bet: the Letters and Their Meanings

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LetterSofit (Final Form)NameSoundOrdinal ValueAbsolute ValueReduced ValueLiteral MeaningSymbolic MeaningArcanum
א   Aleph a 1 1 1 ox, bull strength, leader, first Magician
ב   bet / Beth b/v 2 2 2 tent, house household, in, into Priestess
ג   Gimel g 3 3 3 camel pride, lift up Empress
ד   Daleth d 4 4 4 door pathway, to enter Emperor
ה   he / Hei / heh h 5 5 5 window, fence "the," to reveal Hierarch
ו   Vav u 6 6 6 nail "and," add, secure, hook Indecision / The Lover
ז   Zayin / zain z 7 7 7 weapon cut, to cut off Triumph / The Chariot
ח   Chet / cheth ch 8 8 8 fence, hedge, chamber private, to separate Justice
ט   Teth / tet t 9 9 9 to twist, a snake to surround The Hermit
י   Iod / yod / yodh i 10 10 1 closed hand deed, work, to make Retribution / The Wheel
כ ך kaph / Kaf / khaph j 11 20 2 arm, wing, open hand to cover, allow, strength Persuasion
ל   Lamed l 12 30 3 cattle goad, a staff prod, go toward, tongue The Apostalate
מ ם Mem m 13 40 4 water massive, overpower, chaos Immortality / Death
נ ן Nun n 14 50 5 moving fish activity, life Temperance
ס   Samech / sameh x 15 60 6 a prop support, turn Passion
ע   Ayin o 16 70 7 eye see, know, experience The Fulminated Tower
פ ף Peh / pei p/f 17 80 8 mouth speak, open, word Hope
צ ץ Tzadi / tsadi c 18 90 9 fish-hook harvest, desire Twilight
ק   quph / Kuf / qoph q 19 100 1 back of the head behind, the last, least Inspiration / Alliance
ר   Resh / reish r 20 200 2 head person, head, highest Resurrection
ש   Shin / sin s/sh 21 300 3 teeth consume, destroy Transmutation / The Fool
ת   Tav t 22 400 4 sign, cross covenant, seal Return / Crown of Life
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