Goddess Worship in the Hermetic Qabalah


(I accidentally left out a few Paths in this diagram. It should also be noted Binah is Saturn

🌙 I realized today how to rethink the Tree of Life to better reflect Goddess worship 🌙

In the traditional interpretation, Chokmah is in Sephira 2 because in Judeo-christian religions the masculine image of God, the Father, is assumed to be the highest “point of contact” compared to the feminine image of God in Sephira 3, previously assumed to be Binah.

However, Chokmah translates to “Wisdom.” In the Bible, a primary source for Qabalah, Wisdom is personified as Sophia. In Gnostic Christianity the personification of Sophia is not just a literary device. Sophia is the Lost Goddess of Christianity, the Isis-like Mother seen in the gnostic text Thunder.

What if your highest point of spiritual contact, the One you pray to, is a Goddess? Then clearly Chokmah/Wisdom refers to the Mother not the Father.

This causes us to reconsider the “Pillars” of the Tree of Life.

With the feminine Pillar now on the right, which is the left if we think of the Tree as the front of a person, then the astrological correspondence makes more sense than before.Arguably the combination of Jupiter and Venus is a more feminine combo than the combination of Mars and Mercury.

This shift of masculine-feminine polarity in the Pillars of the Tree of Life causes a fundamental and profound change in how we understand both the Tree of Life and the Tarot.I will need to contemplate this much further 🧐

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