Editor's Introduction

Sephiroth HaOmer (Hebrew: ספירת העומר‎), esoterically, is the harvesting or extraction of the light from each of the forty-nine levels of the Being, which relates to the seven days of Genesis (Hebrew: Berashyth בראשית‎). The harvesting or extraction of the light (Mitzvah מצווה ,מצוה), is a labor of יהוה אלהים Iod-Hava Elohim within the heavens from the earth of the initiate who wants to become a בני אלהים Beni Elohim (Son of God). This Mitzvah מצווה (virtue) develops by eating מן Manna or מצות Matzah (unleavened bread) during 49 days.

Matzah מצות: commandment, precept; good act (deed), מצווה mitzvah, virtue; unleavened bread.

“In a person (intellectual animal) the evil inclination (or negative impression), is like yeast in a dough: it enters the belly (Hod-emotions) of a person slowly and then multiples there until (the three brains, namely, head, heart and sex) the whole body is mixed with it. This is idolatry.” - Zohar

The mystery of the Hebrew letter Mem in the words Mitzvah, Matzah, Manna, Mayim, Malkah, brings to mind the Taoist Mystery of the Golden Flower:

“By all means, it stands out with completely dazzling clarity the intrinsic necessity for a gradual ascension toward the transcendental origins of universal life. Such an ascension is going to have as its base the organic nature of the Pentad. With respect to the organic subject, ether is encountered as being closely related to woman [Malkah] or to sexuality (Maithuna); air to wine* (Madya); fire to meat (Mamsa); water to fish (Matsya) and earth to grains (Mudra). [* - The author clarifies elsewhere that the “wine” used in White Tantra is always unfermented; in other words, grape juice.] “Thus, by the intelligent enjoyment of the five “M’s” (Maithuna, Madya, Mamsa, Matsya, Mudra), that is: woman, wine, meat, fish, and grains, we invoke the power (Shakti) of the elements, bringing it to the present within ourselves here and now.” - The Mystery of the Golden Flower by Samael Aun Weor

“And the Holy One, blessed be He, shall restore the moon (in Yesod) to its full brightness and remove it from the darkness (of fornication) into which the Evil Serpent caused it to fall. As it is written: "And the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of the seven days" (Isaiah 30:26). So, what is this Light? It is the Light that the Holy One, blessed be He, hid away in the seven days of creation!” - Zohar

Therefore this harvesting starts with the first day of Genesis, where it is specified:

“In the beginning Elohim created the heavens (archetypes) and the earth (our physicality). And the earth (Malkuth) was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And (Chesed) the Spirit of Elohim moved upon the face of the waters. And Elohim said, Let there be light: and there was light. And Elohim saw the light (in Chesed), that it was good (Gedulah): and Elohim made a division between the light (of Chesed in heaven) and the darkness (of the earth-Malkuth). And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day (light).” - Genesis 1: 1, 5

As we read, this light is called “day,” and develops in Heaven, within the Monad, which, in the tree of life, is formed by the Sephiroth Chesed and Geburah. Chesed is governed by Mars and Jupiter, while Geburah is governed by Mars and the Sun.  The first harvesting of light that we psychologically perform in Malkuth is collected by Geburah; this is why it is stated that the harvesting begins on "Sun-day."

The wave offering of a sheaf of ripe grain symbolically relates to our sexual seed or grain, which is sacrifice through sexual alchemy and developing the seven solar churches, as it is stating in Revelation:

"John to the seven churches which are in Assiah: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are (in בית-לחם Beth-lehem) before his throne (the central nervous system)." - Revelation 1: 4

"I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Assiah; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea." - Revelation 1: 11

The developing of these solar churches is the Alpha or the beginning (Reishith Hebrew: ראשית‎) of the light harvest and the first fruits attained by the annihilation of our animal passions, according to things said by the first and the last to the seven churches of Revelation. After that we have to loose the seven seals of Revelation. This is done by the light of Christ.

“How hast thou fallen from the heavens (of Binah), Hellel, son of the dawn! how art thou cut down to the earth (Malkuth).....” - Isaiah 14: 12

“And Elohim said, Let the earth (physicality) bring forth grass (Hellel or generating energies), the herb (from Geburah) yielding (the light of Christ in the human) seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his (divine) kind, whose seed is in itself (these words designate the alchemists who conserve their sexual seed to advantage), upon the earth (physicality): and it was so.

And the (astral body or) earth brought forth grass (in Hod), and herb (from Geburah) yielding seed after his (divine) kind, and the (astral body or) tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his (divine) kind: and Elohim saw that it (the divine seed from Geburah) was good (work of Gedulah). - Genesis 1: 11, 12

"And Elohim said, 'Behold (alchemists), I have given you every herb bearing (the light of Christ in the) seed, which is upon the face of all the earth (Malkuth), and every (astral, mental and causal) tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for (alchemical) food. And (although) to every (emotional) beast of the earth, and to every (intellectual) fowl of the air, and to every thing that creeps upon (the instinctual center of) the earth (physicality), wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for food.' And it was so." - Genesis 1: 29-30

Hellel is the secret, hidden light within the seed fo the unleavened bread or supersubstantial bread that descends from heaven carrying the light of Christ; Hellel does it through the Divine Mother Shechinah who develops as Christic light in each one of the seven Sephiroth. She descends from Binah to Malkuth in order to Christify the seven Sephiroth and to rise them to a higher level in the light of Yetzirah.

When this is done, a festival is celebrated at the harvesting or ending of each qualification of the seven initiations, closing it with the Omega or eighth qualification in Binah (The Holy Spirit), which is what is called Pentecost (from Greek πεντήκοντα-pentēkonta - fifty).

“And he (Hellel) had in his right hand seven stars (moon, mercury, venus, sun, mars, jupiter and saturn): and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword (daath): and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. ” - Revelation 1: 16

These 7 churches in each of the 7 Sephiroth of Zeir Anpin, are the 49 days (or lights), which are also related to the period of the Passover of the 49 levels of the Being, which is also called the Feast of Unleavened Bread, or supersubstantial bread from heaven, which is spiritual truth without any mental, intellectual alteration or "yeast." The Unleavened Bread is related to the psychological work performed in the second of the three mountains that the initiate has to alchemically climb.

The 49 days represent spiritual preparation through psychological death (4+9 = 13) within the 7 lights of each of the 7 levels of the Being in order to resurrect in Binah (1+3 = 4, the tetragrammaton יהוה) in the Petecost or fiftieth day, with an incorruptible physicality in the fourth dimension. The Israelites or archetypes can only be freed from מצרים Mitzrayim at Passover, which is an alchemical transformation made in Malkuth through the 49 levels of the Being through the world of Yetzirah in order to receive the Dharma or Law through the resurrection of Binah (יהוה אלהים Iod-Havah Elohim) in our physicality, an event which is celebrated as Pentecost or Resurrection from the Dead.

“And when the day of Pentecost (from Greek πεντήκοντα-pentēkonta – fifty) was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven (of Binah) as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the (Holy) Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.” - Acts 1: 1-5

Therefore the Sephiroth HaOmer is the recollection of light from the alchemical harvesting of our own spiritual life.

This entire alchemical work is made by Moses, willpower, which is a "male" force dominating the "female" forces of Malkuth.  Remember that in the entrails of Malkuth, that is to say in Klipoth, we find two feminine forces named Lilith (darkeness) and Nahemah (evil beauty, evil Tiphereth). This is why these females are excluded from the harvesting or Sephiroth HaOmer.

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"Adam (the Microposopus) must stand on their (Saturnian) feet." - Zohar

"According to transfinite mathematics, infinite plus infinite equals the Pentalpha (Adam).  ∞ + ∞ = 5" - Samael Aun Weor

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“The Celestial Jerusalem is in the seed of the serfs of the Lord. The ancient populace worshipped corn, wheat and rice because the sacred seed is represented by them. Mayas and Nahuas symbolized the Mercury of the wise with corn. The Middle East and Europe saw the blessed seed in the wheat. China, Japan, and India saw the sacred sperm in the rice.” - The Gnostic Bible, The Pistis Sophia Unveiled by Samael Aun Weor

It is written: 

“And unto Adam (central nervous system) he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of (Eve, your genitalia) thy wife, and (like a beast) hast eaten (the seed) of the tree (of knowledge), of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not (fornicate, that is, thou shall not) eat of it (like a beast): cursed is (Malkuth) the ground (your physicality) for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it (the wisdom of heaven) all the days of thy life; (instead of the vine for the wine of wisdom) thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and (as a beast) thou shalt eat the herb of the field; in the sweat of thy nostrils shalt thou eat (unleavened) bread (or Manna from heaven. This is because, by means of sexual alchemy, the creative light, hidden in the human seed, rises up to the brain through ob and od, the nostrils), till thou (die psychologically in the 49 levels of the Being and) return unto (HaAdamah, Malkuth) the ground; for out of its (womb) wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” - Genesis 3: 17-19

"Now from the subject of grain, five types of bread that are the most broken of them all, are wheat, barley, spelt (another type of wheat), rye, and oats. Israel have been compared to them, as it says: "Israel is holy to יהוה (Chokmah), the firstfruits of his increase (Heb. תבואתה tevuatoh, also: 'grain')" (Jeremiah 2:3). Tevuatoh תבואתה is written with Hei ה (value five). When Israel will exit the exile (in Malkuth), they will be broken so that the edible (light of Chokmah) will be collected (by Binah) from the refuse, the straw, which is the mixed multitude (of egos), until (Chokmah, the light of) Israel will be picked and recognizable from them, already picked from the straw and hay (the egos)." - Zohar

Now you are prepared to study what The Zohar states:

Matzot and the Sephiroth of the HaOmer

מצות וספירת העומר

"We read that in order to raise Malkuth to (Yesod-Eden, for it to) be connected with the supernal days above (namely, Chesed, Geburah, Tiphereth, Netzach and Hod), Adam (the Microposopus) must stand on their (Saturnian) feet to count the עומר Omer. The counting of the Omer is the secret of the male (namely, Chesed, Geburah, Tiphereth, Netzach and Hod), being connected  to (the female Malkuth through Yesod,) the Holy Covenant, so women (the female Malkuth) are exempted from this Sephiroth.

Rabbi Shimon says that throughout the seven supernal days of Zeir Anpin (namely, Chesed, Geburah, Tiphereth, Netzach, Hod, Yesod and Malkuth), one of  the (seven) lower days (chakras) of Malkuth (the Muladhara) becomes holy, and this lower day is called a week. When the seven Sephiroth (spheres, chakras) of Malkuth are sanctified through the 49 supernal Sephiroth, the House (Hebrew בית Beth 2+10+400 = 7) is prepared so that Malkuth (our physicality) can join with Zeir Anpin; then it is called שבועות Shavuot Pentecost (from Greek πεντήκοντα-pentēkonta - fifty). Then the fiftieth day, Binah (the Holy Spirit), rules over the 49 days and, by way of awakening the lower beings (archetypes), produces the (Dharma) Torah.

Come and behold: this anger (or the outcome of any fustrated desire) is idolatry, the Other Side, (Klipoth) as we have said. Thus, a person must guard himself against it (any fustrated desire) and separate from it (this anger). Therefore, it is written: "Thou shalt make thee no molten Elohim" (Exodus 34:17). "Thou shalt not make thee" you shall not harm yourself. And immediately following, it is written: "The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep." (Exodus 34:18). "Keep"-"תשמר TShmor"- refers to the side of Holiness that a person (in Malkuth) should keep and not exchange it for (the idols of Lilith and Nahemah, the daughters of Klipoth) the Other Side. If he exchanges it, he becomes defiled and defiles whoever comes near him (his physicality).

This (seventh day, Malkuth, physicality) is a place called "תשמר TShmor" (keep, preserve, meaning, that we must preserve the human seed) therefore it is written, "Seven days thou shalt eat (מצות Matzot) unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month Abib: for in the month Abib (אביב spring) thou camest (sprouted) out from (the dust of) מצרים Mitzrayim (Malkuth, the earth)." (Exodus 34:18). These seven days are supernal, where we do not say whole הלל Hallel, are not like the seven days of סכת Sukkot (holiday of the booths), which are of below, where we say whole הלל Hallel. [Hallel הלל consists of six Psalms (113–118), which are recited as a unit, on holidays]

And because they are of below, it is written"seven days shall you eat (מצות Matzot) unleavened bread." The word "מצת Matzah" is found wanting, namely, missing the letter ו Vav (because Malkah, the queen without the Vav, the male, the king, Zeir Anpin, the Microposopus, is poor), that it was still (the interval) prior to the dwelling upon them of the supernal days (that incorporated) the secret of the letter ו Vav (the lovers)

[Come and behold: The various grains in Malkuth, the earth, the house, are the crystallizations of the energy arising from the life movement of the sephiroth or fruits of the tree of life; this life energy arises from the sephiroth and crystallizes as the human seed through the metabolic process of our physicality. The bread (לחם Lehem 30+8+40 = 15 = 6, Vav) which is made with these grains represents the fecundity of the womb-man, the house (Hebrew בית Beth 2+10+400 = 7, Malkuth].

If you ask: if the (sexual union of husband and wife, the) secret meaning of the feast of unleavened bread has been sanctified, why did (the Divine Mother Shechinah) go down from Her place (Binah)? Have we not learned that 'One should enhance (raise), and not lessen (lower), (the importance of) holy (alchemical) matters'? Why did She (Shechinah, the Divine Mother Binah) go down to the lower seven days?

Come and behold: it is written, "And make an atonement for himself, and for his house" (Leviticus 16:6), that one (the alchemist) who atones has to atone for himself first (meaning, he has to atone, Chesed, Geburah, Tiphereth, Netzach, Hod and Yesod), and afterward for his household (Malkuth).

Similarly this grade, started to be sanctified and to emerge into Holiness, in order to atone for Herself. As soon as She was sanctified, She had to atone for Her household and sanctify them. Therefore, She came down to sanctify Her house (Hebrew בית Beth 2+10+400 = 7, Malkuth). How are they sanctified? It is through (the archetypes  of) Israel below. Once they were sanctified (through sexual alchemy), they need to raise Her up, because when the house of the Queen (Malkuth), is sanctified, She then rises to be connected (to the Holy Spirit) with the supernal days above.

For this purpose, we make a reckoning, standing on our (Saturnian) feet, because the days that we count are supernal days (or initiations by the Saturnian Binah, the Holy Spirit).

Likewise, every time a person (alchemically) enters the supernal days, both in prayer and in praise, that person (the alchemist) must stand on his legs (Hod-emotions and Netzach-thoughts) so that the legs and body there (that is to say, prayer and praise), (are alchemically) together (with the Trimurti, Tiphereth, Geburah and Chesed, that is to say, the Monad). The legs and body MUST stand like Adam (the Microposopus) who stands with power, and not like (מלכה Malkah) a woman who customarily sits (without taking care of her negative emotions and thoughts). Also, for the praise of the Upper World.

Since is the secret of the Male (Zeir Anpin), women (מלכות Malkuth) are exempted from this counting (Sephiroth). Only the men (Zeir Anpin) are obligated to count, in order to bind each one properly. Thus, "all thy males shall appear before יהוה אלהים Iod-Hava Elohim." (Exodus 23:17), for the males are obligated to appear, but not the women. This is because the secret of the Covenant (Yesod) is in the (middle of the) Male (Zeir Anpin, the Microposopus) but not in the Female (Malkuth, where he stands). Since the secret is above, women (lunar bodies) are not obligated.

Here, we have learned a secret: throughout the seven supernal days, one of the lower days becomes holy.

This lower day is called a week, because it is sanctified from the seven supernal days. Similarly, it is so for each and every seven of these fifty supernal days, until (but not including). When there are 49 supernal days present, then below, seven days are sanctified, each one is called a week, because it enters into those seven (churches and chakras). Therefore, it is written: "Seven complete שבתות Shabbatoth (holy Sabbaths) shall there be," (Leviticus 23:15).

Because they are female, the Torah uses the feminine suffix.

When are sanctified through them, the House (Hebrew בית Beth 2+10+400 = 7, Malkuth), is prepared so a wife would unite with her husband (to practice sexual alchemy). Then it is called שבועות Shavuot (holiday of weeks',) after the females, over which the supernal days dwell, through which they are sanctified. Therefore, it is written בשבעתיכם "in your (שבעת feast of) weeks" (Numbers 28:26), that they are yours. It is not written 'in the feast of weeks', (the archetypes of) Israel below were also sanctified with them."

When we reach 49 days, that supernal day which is above them, the fiftieth day, (Abba and Ima Binah) rules over the 49 days - which are the secret of the entirety of the (Dharma) Torah, that has 49 aspects (or 49 levels of the Being, which is the sevenfold sun in each of the seven lower sephiroth). Then the supernal day, the fiftieth day (Binah), by means of the awakening of the lower beings (or archetypes), produces the (Dharma) Torah - which is the entirety of the 49 aspects (of Adam, or 49 levels of the Being)." - Zohar

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“The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.....

Jesus said:

He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world (of Malkuth); the good seed are (the archetypes) the children of the kingdom; but the tares are (the egos) the children of the wicked one; the enemy that sowed them is the devil (of lust); the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels (of Yetzirah).

As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.” - Matthew 13:24-30, 37-43

“I Yeshuah יהשוה have sent mine angel (סמאל Samael) to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of דוד David (Malkuth), and (הילל Hellel) the bright and morning star.” - Revelation 22: 16

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Those who only preoccupy themselves with their own spiritual progress and do not work for others achieve absolutely nothing. Whosoever wants to progress must sacrifice the self for others."

Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah