A F Crowley
What existed before creation?
What existed before God?
This is not a question of faith or unfounded belief. This not a question of religious doctrine or even the limited view of modern science, which is only just beginning to stumble tentatively into the world of creation.
True science does not say “It does not exist”, true science says “I, with my limited means, cannot prove it to be so, yet”. True science
is a never ending journey of discovery.
Bereshith bara Elohim et hashamayim
ve’et ha aretz (Genesis 11)
This may be translated in its simplest form as: ‘In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.’
This well known Biblical phrase has become
so often repeated, that it has been reduced and accepted with nonchalance. But this phrase contains within it, the entirety of creation and the creative process of the physical Universe and the many dimensions beyond. It harbours the immense knowledge of the cosmos and
all the possible aspects of life. These words convey that “In the beginning, God created
all that is and will be in the heavens and all
that is and will be in the physical Universe”.
Moreover, one word alone in this phrase contains the keys to the mysterious symbol of the Tree of Life and the hidden secrets of the creation of the physical world and of our own place on Earth. This key is the word Bereshith. It is made up of two words, “Bera” and “Shetha”; Blessed Six.
The study of the Sephirotic Tree of Life is to begin to study the unfolding of this sacred term; to study the Tree of Life is, in reality,
the devotional study of the profound wisdom buried deep within this simple expression.
The Sephirotic Tree is the never ending revelation of this ancient knowledge and all that endlessly continues to flourish from it.