Definition of sephira in English:



  • (in cabalism) each of the ten attributes or emanations surrounding the Infinite and by means of which it relates to the finite. They are represented as spheres on the Tree of Life.

    • ‘32 of course corresponds to the Kabbalah - all paths and sephiroth total 32 paths.’
    • ‘Next is the Sephira of the Self, the Holon of the Ego, the sephira that denotes how we are both one whole and yet a single part amongst many.’
    • ‘In my own experience with Tarot I use only the major arcana, and while I am aware of some the correspondences to the Tree of Life and the sephiroth, I don't explore it so much in that way.’
    • ‘In modern or popular Kabbalah we have those practitioners who have added the idea of both an eleventh sephira and the notion of the dark side of the tree.’
    • ‘The Kabbalah speaks of visions of the sephiroth.’
    • ‘This double triangle-Seal of Solomon, star of David-corresponded to the middle sephiroth of the Kaballah tree, the sephiroth which joins heaven and earth-top and bottom of the tree-to its male and female left and right.’
    • ‘The sephira of these two heavenly bodies are connected to one another on the Tree of Life or Cabalistic glyph.’
    • ‘For example: the Kabbalist, attempting to ascend the tree of life, progresses along each of the sephiroth, starting in Malkuth and ending in Kether.’
    • ‘I've been working under the impression that none of the sephira are specifically ‘light’ or ‘dark’, but contain an amount of each.’
    • ‘This idea of separation or exile from divinity mirrors very closely the use of the Abyss on the modern Tree to divide the sephiroth representing a human being from the sephiroth representing God.’
    • ‘It's also a symbol of the Sun, not just visually but it's correspondence with Tiphereth the sephira of the Sun.’
    • ‘Assigning each number to a sephiroth… the possibilities are endless.’
    • ‘Also, they are the part of the sephiroth which the divine essence was poured into, could not contain, and from which most (but not all of the essence was withdrawn.’
    • ‘Tif'eret is the sephira of the newborn Child Lord, and of the Sacrificed King.’
    • ‘One thing that could be fun to start with would be everybody suggesting songs to represent each sephira.’


From Hebrew sĕp̱īrāh.