Kether, the point

Chokmah, the line

Binah, the curve

In my attempt to relate to the Qabalah in my own terms, mathematics and engineering. I am using this method because I need to relate to what I learn. I have the memory for rote but it makes more sense to me in a context.

Kether is a point, the universe is made of multiple points. Without the point, one cannot have a line or a curve or a shape. Its a scalar quantity but there are infinite scalar quantities, one to infinity.

Chokmah is the line. On the curve, the position of a point can be defined by the equation of a line. A line determines the slope of the curve, whether rising or falling or simply unchanging. A line provides for the beginnings of understanding the form of a shape.

Binah is the curve the provides the shape to a path. Its the map for a shape.

Still working on these ideas but I think I got a good start...

## 6 comments:

Don't forget the Plane.

So Binah is a Frenet (aka TNB) frame? I knew vector calc would come in handy ;-)

btw, I'd never heard the Supernals explained in this way before -- keep up the awesome :-) I particularly like these mathy explanations more than the typical ones. With those, it's disappointing to cross the Abyss and find on the other side just a replica of the same sexual-political world one was trying to escape. Perhaps it's the neoplatonist in me, but I really want to find something qualitatively different on the Other Side. It's flattering to think that mathematics will help there :-)

@RO: The plane is next. Still trying to figure it out in my own terms and how it relates to the qabalah.

@HilbertAstronaut: I hope I will not disappoint you in my mathematical explanations, given your area of expertise. I find the math and science to be a comforting blanket. (Note, the subjective analogy but hopefully I can find the mathematical equivalent to the blanket analogy). My hopes are that I can find the mathematical explanations and I can share them here. Afterall, isnt math a universal language?

Math is certainly a universal language :-) You're definitely not disappointing me -- the opposite, in fact! Please keep up the good writing! :-)

The problem i have with hermetic qabalah is that its explanations seem to be limited to sexual or political analogies. I find them limiting sometimes because they result in broken symmetries. (Hod and Netzach are the two examples that come to mind: their gender structures are not at all opposites or mirror images.) The gender analogy system seems to demand interpretation via polarity, whereas the mathematical analogies don't require this. So I really appreciate your work interpreting these images in a mathematical and engineering light :-)

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