Tree of Life history and research. Celtic Tree of life and how it relates to Tree of Life Tattoos.A research, design and history page about the Tree of life thru the ages to its now modern use as a Tattoo design.
✣ "Mer" means Light. "Ka" means Spirit. "Ba" means Body. Mer-Ka-Ba means the spirit/body surrounded by counter-rotating fields of light, (wheels within wheels), spirals of energy as in DNA, which transports spirit/body from one dimension to another.
The letter "beit" is the second letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and begins the first word in the Torah, "Bereshet" or "In the Beginning." Having a solid foundation on the baseline, this letter represents a house or "home." The numerical value of the letter is two, reminding us that the world is comprised of pairs: man and woman, day and night, holy and secular.
Psalm 145:19 The 20th letter, reish, has a bent shape like that of a tzadhe, also bowed in repentance to G-d. The reason one might ask for forgiveness is to repent for sinful behavior. The title "rasha," implying a "wicked person," begins with a reish. the repentant pose of the reish shows that even a rasha can return to G-d. When a person completely repents, they become a "rosh," a leader as opposed to a follower. [last paragraph is awesome, won't fit. :(]
Psalm 145:10 The letter "yud" is the tenth letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and is the first letter in G-d's Holy Name (The Tetragrammaton.) Being the smallest letter, it is made of only one part, symbolic of the Oneness of the Lord. It's numerical value of ten is found often in Jewish history: 10 Commandments, 10 Plagues upon the Egyptians, 10 tests of Abraham's faith, and 10 men needed to form a minyan (quorum) for public prayer. [last part wouldn't fit]
Philip S. Berg aka Rav Berg was an American Rabbi and dean of the worldwide Kabbalah Centre organization. Berg believed that the philosophy of Kabbalah should not be taught exclusively to a select few Jewish scholars but become a shared wealth of practical wisdom available to all of humankind.