1040. ALSO, we have learned in the "Book
of Concealed Mystery" that when the Most Holy Ancient One desired to see
whether the judgments could be mitigated, and whether these two could adhere
together, that then from the side of the Woman there went forth a vehement
judgment, which the world could not bear. 1
1041 Whence it is written: "And Adam knew Eve
his wife" (Gen. iv. 1). And she conceived and brought forth QIN, Qain,
and said: "I have acquired a man with Tetragrammaton."
1042. And She was not perfect, because She had
not been mitigated, and the powerful serpent had transmitted unto Her the
pollution of severe judgment; and therefore She could not be mitigated.
1043. When therefore this man Qain proceeded
from the side of the Woman, he went forth rigorous and severe; severe in his
judgment, rigorous in his judgment.
1044. But when he had gone forth, She Herself
became thereafter weaker and more gentle. And there went forth another and
1045. And the former one was removed, which was
so vehement and rigorous that all the judgments could not be mingled together
1046. Come and see. What is written? "And it
came to pass when they were both in the field." "In the field," which is known
to be the supernal (field); "in the field," which is called the field
of the apple-trees.
1047. And this judgment hath conquered his
brother because he is stronger than he, and hath subdued him, and hath
concealed him in his own power.
1048. Then therefore, that Holy God was stirred
up regarding this--may His Name be blessed!--and took him away from the midst
before him, and placed him in the mouth of the Great Abyss.
1049. And enclosed his brother by immersion in
the Great Sea, so that he might temperate the supernal tears.
1050. And from them men descend in the world
according to their path.
1051. And although they are concealed, yet are
they extended mutually in themselves and from one body.
1052. And from that body descend the souls,
NShMThHVN, of the impious, of the sinners, and of the hardened in spirit.
1053. From them both at once, dost thou think?
No but one floweth down from the one side, and another from the other.
1054. Blessed are the just, whose NShMThHVN,
souls, are drawn from that Holy Body which is called Adam, which includeth all
things; the place, as it were, wherein all the Crowns and Holy Diadems are
associated together, arrayed in the equilibrium of balance.
1055. Blessed are the just, because all these
are holy words which are sent forth through the Supernal Holy Spirit, the
spirit wherein all the Holy Ones are comprehended; the spirit in whom the
supernals and inferiors are collected together (otherwise, whom the supernals
and inferiors hear).
1056. Blessed are ye, O Lords of Lords, Reapers
of the Field, who know and contemplate those words, and know well your Lord,
face to face, and eye to eye; and through those words worthy in the world to
1057. This is that very thing which is written,
Deut. iv. 38: "Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that
Tetragrammaton, He is Elohim (HVA HALHIM), in the heavens above, and
upon the earth beneath: there is none other."
1058. Where Tetragrammaton is the Ancient of
Days. Hoa Ha-Elohim, that is the One, blessed be His Name for ever, and
unto the Ages of the Ages.
"Book of Concealed Mystery," ch. iii. §§ 27-31.
Chapter XLIV: Further Remarks Concerning the Supernal Man