Coni Dietrich, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Sephirothic Tree consists of ten globes of luminous splendor arranged in three vertical columns and connected by 22 channels or paths.
The ten globes are called the Sephiroth and to them are assigned the numbers i to 10.
The three columns are called Mercy (on the right), Severity (on the left), and, between them, Mildness, as the reconciling power.
The columns may also be said to represent Wisdom, Strength, and Beauty, which form the triune support of the universe, for it is written that the foundation of all things is the Three.
The 22 channels are the letters of the Hebrew alphabet and to them are assigned the major trumps of the Tarot deck of symbolic cards.
Though we may be accused of indiscretion in offering our treasures so freely and promiscuously–without discriminating between the godly, the wise, the prince, the peasant–we affirm that we have not betrayed our trust.
Photographer Kim Høltermand from Copenhagen.
I SWEAR by Apollo the physician, and Aesculapius, and Health, and All-heal, and all the gods and goddesses, that, according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this Oath and this stipulation- to reckon him who taught me this Art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him, and relieve his necessities if required;