Heaven, and they could also be said to allude to the twelve signs of the zodiac. [For more information see: The Zohar. Soncino Edition, 1984. Vol 1, pp 77-78.]
For a full version of the Shema see: http://www.jewfaq.org/prayer/shema.htm
3 For example, The story of the twelve sons of Jacob in the Book of Genesis. See especially, Genesis, Chapter 49.
4 See: A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, by Alice Bailey. Lucis Press, 1989. Pp 536-544.
See also: http://members.optusnet.com.au/~astroqab/golden.htm
said by the
5 It is mankind are
the Fixed cross, and initiates on the Cardinal cross. (See Esoteric Astrology, by Alice Bailey.) That is because the Great Mother (H) is the initiating principle in the lives of average humanity up until the first initiation. It is then that they symbolically climb onto the Fixed cross and
by the initiate the initiator of
Daughter (h) does purely 'external' the evolutionary
not have her own cross manifestation, and the and creative forces of
and the Father experience. The because she is a direct focus of the other three
This seven-fold division
of an inner three
and an outer four) reflects the theosophical division of the seven planes into a higher three ('arupa', or formless) and a lower four ('rupa', or form-based). Similarly, the seven rays are divided into three greater 'rays of aspect' and four lesser 'rays of attribute'. The accompanying tables also divide the seven into three interior „principles‟ and four exterior „elements‟ which is another way of expressing this concept.
In the English transliteration of YHVH, the second Heh
lower-case 'h' in order to distinguish it from the upper- case 'H' of the first Heh (i.e. of the Mother principle).