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Hebrew Letter Yod

Posted on | August 11, 2006 | 1 Comment

Hebrew Letter “Yod” (Yode):
The Creative Hand/Spark of God.

The symbol of the spark of divinity in Man “Christ in you” communicated via the 14th degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. The letter/symbol associated with Virgo. Also the sign associated with the Tarot Major Arcana card “The Hermit” – the bringer of light.

My birthday is August 23, so I’m a cusp between Virgo and Leo.

Resources:

Hebrew for Christians

Alph-Bet

Psyche.com

From Albert Pike’s Morals and Dogma (the basis of Scotish Rite Freemasonry):

In the East of the Lodge, over the Master, inclosed in a triangle, is the Hebrew letter YOD. In the English and American Lodges the Letter G.’. is substituted for this, as the initial of the word GOD, with as little reason as if the letter D., initial of DIEU, were used in French Lodges instead of the proper letter. YOD is, in the Kabalah, the symbol of Unity, of the Supreme Deity, the first letter of the Holy Name; and also a symbol of the Great Kabalistic Triads. To understand its mystic meanings, you must open the pages of the Sohar and Siphra de Zeniutha, and other kabalistic books, and ponder deeply on their meaning. It must suffice to say, that it is the Creative Energy of the Deity, is represented as a point, and that point in the centre of the Circle of immensity. It is to us in this Degree, the symbol of that unmanifested Deity, the Absolute, who has no name.??Our French Brethren place this letter YOD in the centre of the Blazing Star. And in the old Lectures, our ancient English Brethren said, “The Blazing Star or Glory in the centre refers us to that grand luminary, the Sun, which enlightens the earth, and by its genial influence dispenses blessings to mankind.” They called it also in the same lectures, an emblem of PRUDENCE. The word Prudentia means, in its original and fullest signification, Foresight; and, accordingly, the Blazing Star has been regarded as an emblem of Omniscience, or the All-seeing Eye, which to the Egyptian Initiates was the emblem of Osiris, the Creator. With the YOD in the centre, it has the kabalistic meaning of the Divine Energy, manifested as Light, creating the Universe.

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