This section explores the Matrix of Meaning for the Hebrew Alphabet. The 27-letters of the Hebrew Alphabet (22 medial letters, plus 5 final-letter forms) are traditionally arranged in three layers of nine letters each. The first set of nine, Alef through Tet, represents the Archetypal; the second letter, Yod through Tzadi, represents the Inner/Spiritual; and the third represents the Outer/Physical.
From TORUS, Vol. 2, #4:
When we understand the meaning of the Archetypes, we naturally also understand the Inner and the Outer levels as well. Each level proceeds along the same idealized life-cycle starting with the Unity of the Consciousness (at each level). Each, in turn, proceeds from Unity through 7-stages until it returns to nourish the next whole level or generation of life. (For further details on the toroidal 7-stage process, see the work of Arthur M. Young.)
THE 27-LETTER MATRIX OF MEANING — DIAGRAMMATIC OVERVIEW
Illustrations in this section make use of letter-icons, one for each Hebrew letter. These icons contain keywords about each letter, designed to aid in remembering its logical placement in the Matrix of Meaning.
Hebrew Alphabet-Matrix: Vessel & Flame Mirror Arrangement
A view of the entire Hebrew Alphabet-Matrix, with an explanation of the meaning-structure of the matrix itself.
Each letter-icon is in its appropriate position on the matrix, illustrating the vessel/flame mirror symmetry
of the letters' meanings in this arrangement.
A MATRIX OF MEANING FOR SACRED ALPHABETS: LETTERS IN RELATIONSHIP
The most important quality of the posters and discussion in this section is that they demonstrate the operational meaning of each letter in relationship to the other letters, based on a natural model of unity — the hypersphere. At the abstract level, the 27-letters correspond to the basic pointing directions in hyperdimensional space; in principle, any quantum state vector can be specified by a combination of these pointing directions. At the personal level, the 22 letter-gestures (in the section elsewhere on this site, on Hebrew Alphabet Gesture Posters) can be used to project meaning from one's mind into the world. In many cases, spelling Hebrew root words by means of these gestures directly demonstrates the functional meaning of the word.
A dictionary of examples, and samples of correspondences between Hebrew and English words is possible, and will be presented when it's available.
Some of these posters were used in our videotape presentation, A Matrix of Meaning for Sacred Alphabets; some are from the Meru Foundation Journal, Torus, Vol. 2 #4. New material will be added as available.