glossary

The second book of Moses in Hebrew is called שמות Shemoth (“names”), but was translated in English as “Exodus.” It recounts the escape of the archetypes of Israel from slavery in matter, "Egypt," thus it explains symbolically how souls return to the "promised land." 

All of the Monads depart from the absolute abstract space in order to manifest in the universe, and in Kabbalah this transmigration or dispersion is called "exile" or diaspora. This is why many Kabbalists state that the souls here in this physical world are in exile. Exile or diaspora means the dispersion of the names (שמות Shemoth), the archetypes, from the absolute (the Ain Soph) into matter (Egypt, the wheel of samsara). Therefore,  Exodus or Shemoth means the return of the names, the archetypes into their proper place in the Absolute.

Lern more: Moses, the Exodus, and the Staff of Aaron and Exodus

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Tremendous is the effort and the vigilance that is needed from second to second, from moment to moment, in order to not fall into illusions. One minute of unawareness is enough for the mind to be already dreaming about something else, distracting it from the job or deed that we are living at the moment."