Qlippoth An Alternative View

Qlippoth An Alternative View

Qlippoth. There is a common belief in certain circles that there are two QBL Trees of Life: the Light or Dayside Tree and the Dark or Nightside Tree.  The Light Tree, fig 1, and the Dark Tree, fig 2 (fig 1 inverted).

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fig 1
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fig 2

When displayed together they are often arranged as in fig 3.

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fig 3

There is an argument for this, but, we might also consider that when we understand all is perspective, we then realize there is only one Tree. When a body is alive, the four worlds of the QBL are engaged together like gears in a machine, fig 4. Known as the “Jacob’s Ladder” arrangement.

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fig 4

Study of this diagram reveals when the worlds are arranged as in fig 4, the sphere Daath, which traditionally does not exist, does in fact exist, because it is the Yesod of the world above.  One could describe Daath as being an apparition or alien intrusion of Yesod from the world above.

When a body dies, these four worlds disengage and the sphere Daath is no longer present.  Daath, therefore, is a quality exhibited in a body when it is alive but is not present after the point of death.

Be aware, it is not only Daath and Yesod that align, other sephirah and paths resonate with each other:  one example being Binah and Hod, Chokmah and Netzach and paths, Daleth which connects Chokmah to Briah and Peh, which connects Netzach to Hod, the tarot cards the Empress and the Tower. 

Resonating paths can be considered as combinations of notes in music that create a chord, a harmonic. When we look at fig 4 we see the four worlds, Atziluth, Briah, Yetzirah and Assiah are engaged. 

We can take this a step further by making the four worlds in to a circle, by connecting the two “X”, fig 5.

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fig 5

When we do this we find that Malkuth of Assiah aligns with Tiphareth of Atziluth.  fig 5

If we travel the tree in the conventional way, climbing vertically, the tree is always in its traditional arrangement with Kether at the top.  However, if instead of following the circumference of the wheel of the four worlds, we travel across its diameter, we arrive on the far side of the wheel to find the tree appears to be upside down with Kether at the bottom. 

This is what some would call the Qlippothic, Nightside or Dark Tree.  However, it only appears to be Qlippothic if we fail to adjust our perspective to the new environment.  Meaning, it is we who are inverted, not the tree, and it is we who need to adjust and realign to the new conditions. 

The condition is like that of being outside of the Earth in space where there is no up or down. When we travel across the diameter of the circle, we are making a dimension shift demanding we make a perspective change to adjust to our new environment, if we do not, when we arrive at our destination, the surroundings will be disordered and chaotic, a condition traditionally referred to as Hell. Regarding perception, here is a quote in the words of William Blake from his work The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, “If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite”. All this helps us understand that one man’s god is another mans demon.

See Also

QBL Dream Linguistics

Art and Magick a Presentation

Suggested Reading

Nightside of Eden                            Kenneth Grant

Typhonian Teratomas                    Mishlen Linden

Liber 231                                            Aleister Crowley

Lucifer Diaries                                   Roger Williamson

Howling at the Sky                          Roger Williamson

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