glossary

Also spelled Shechinah, Shekhinah, Shekina, Shechina, Schechinah, etc. (Hebrew שכינה) Literally means "dwelling place." A feminine noun. In Kabbalah, the שכינה is the feminine aspect of God (the Divine Mother) that inhabits the temple when Israel is in harmony with God.

"...the word 'בהבראם Be’Hei-baram' signifies that the heavens and the earth were created by the Shekinah, of which the letter Hei is the symbol..." - Zohar

Shechinah is the feminine Divine force of God. She is the Divine Mother whose essence, feminine force or creative force is in exile (not active in us). She is the creative force of God that abides in the Chakra Muladhara. The Divine Mother Kundalini is the erotic, sensual chaste loving force underlying within the Church of Ephesus, whose veil covers the mystery of Daath. She is the fiery power within every Elohim.

The exile of the Shechinah means the exile from the chaste powers of the Kundalini by means of fornication and the falling into Klipoth through the Kundabuffer.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"We must accept our burdens gracefully, for when the student takes the Path, he is often plunged into ranges of experience which other men escape, in order to teach him to have command of himself in his environment, and thus learn the reason why he has been placed there."