Identified by Kaballah as "the Sephirah Kether," this Sphere of Aura-energy encompasses the top of the head, dome of the skull, upper brain-tissues and metabolic glands; any or all of which can become 'sore' or traumatized by a crisis of OVERVIEW, PERSPECTIVE and "OUTLOOK."
The Sephirah (or Branch of The Tree Of Life) called KETHER in Kaballah connects the individual with "Macroprospectus" or the ability to see the Whole of one's reality from the perspective of our Creator. Not only the poet Burns but all of us at times have wished the gift "to see ourselves as others see us;" and it is here at Kether that this is possible.
The word Kether means "Summit" or PINNACLE; a tall peak from which one can see everything around you. Anything that centers the attention at the crown of the head is Life's way of telling us that WE MUST CLIMB ABOVE OUR NORMAL LIFE, AND LOOK AT OUR PLACE IN THE WHOLE SCHEME OF THINGS.
Naturally associated with Meditation, Contemplation, Fasting and other forms of "withdrawal from the world" as Mystical Tools, Kether is associated in Kaballah with BREATH; Breathing Meditations are an automatic and easy method of attaining contact with this very 'other worldly' yet profoundly important Sephirah.
Like all Branches of The Tree Of Life, Kether connects us with FOUR LEVELS of the Spiritual Hierarchy or "chain of command." Anytime your search for Holistic Synthesis or Wholeness points to this Sephirah, there is a strong probability that YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT THIS CHAIN OF COMMAND IN SOME WAY before your crisis or problem will resolve itself completely. The Four Levels of this Branch Of Life are:
The Physical Level of Hierarchy in all Sephiroth is the same; ASTROLOGICAL INFLUENCES and/or THE "I CHING" LIFE-CALENDAR. For any event involving this Sephirah that began suddenly and has not diminished since then, the Life-Calendar is probably the source of the influence; you should be able to see the pattern clearly (including when to expect it to end) by reading the Year-Hexagram from that Calendar. Any PROCESS that seems to be EVOLVING into ever-changing forms over a long period of time is probably due to ASTROLOGICAL CHANGES affecting one's place in the world around you, as reflected by Planetary Changes. Note that you will need both a Natal (Birth) Horoscope AND a Transit Chart for the current year, in order to understand these Planetary Cycles. The Planet URANUS directly governs this Sephirah in Astrology.
The Science of Kether is DIVINE TANTRA; the practice of RELATING directly with the Creator, one on one. Called "walking with God" in Kaballist tradition, Divine Tantra is neither 'prayer' nor "ritual," nor anything else short of A COMPLETE "PARTNERSHIP" between the Self and it's Source. This is not an easy Science to either describe OR to attain! The few who have attained it in all of history are remembered as the great Mystics, Sages and "holy men" of all cultures.. and they each used personal, unique methods of attaining their Communion, so one cannot even mimic them to attain the same results. Indeed, the only thing that they all had in common is that THEY GAVE THEMSELVES TO GOD SO COMPLETELY THAT GOD WAS "IMPRESSED," and rewarded their devotion with his FRIENDSHIP.
"Walking With God" normally begins with "Talking To God." Spending extended periods of time earnestly calling-out in one's thoughts, asking the Creator to hear you and help you find him.. perhaps over the course of YEARS OF TIME, if necessary.. and honestly telling him how you feel about yourself, about him, about life the universe and everything else that matters to you, is A GOOD BEGINNING! This "one-way conversation" between oneself and (apparently!,) nobody else at all CAN be rewarded by a sudden and quite amazingly 'personal' ANSWER. The answer may be anything from the trivial to the earthshaking, but you will know that AT LAST the conversation has gotten underway. Divine TELEPATHY.. the sudden realization of thoughts springing to mind, 'flavored' with another sense-of-self than your own.. is normally the first sign that the monologue is becoming DIALOG. From there to Partnership is really a quite short journey.
That journey from Dialog to Partnership is composed of "Covenanting" or 'making a deal' with your Creator about how you two should relate henceforth. You may TRY to get him to do as you ask without asking anything in return!.. but it did not work that way for this writer. Most Mystics have learned that relating means each party making concessions to the other (such as 'oh, alright; I will give up insisting on THAT LITTLE THING I WANT, if you promise to help me with THIS instead.') Relating with ANYONE is like that; and with our Spirit-Parent, the relating is slightly more-so.. for God remembers our words exactly as spoken, and we simply cannot 'fake it' with him. But really, WHAT COULD THAT MATTER?! Once you have established a sworn Partnership of eternal mutuality with the fellow who started the universe spinning, could there ever be anything 'wrong' in your life again? Divine Tantra may be the hardest Science of them all, but it is ALSO the most lastingly REWARDING.
Most western societies know of the great "Spiritual Intermediaries" who caretake our relationship with the Great Spirit, and refer to them as "Archangels." Asian societies normally call them "Boddhisattvas" and will need to turn to their own cultural traditions for guidance in contacting the right Bodhisattva for their Kether-related problems.. though ANYONE can call upon ANY Spiritual Authority and get useful results. The Archangel of Kether is called "Metatron," and he connects us with our Creator in the form called "Primum Mobile" which is the Latin for 'First Mover' or THE ORIGINAL, FIRST LIFEFORM.. "God." The Hebrew 'name for this being is "Ahih," denoting the sound of BREATH inhaled and then exhaled.
The Angelic Order (or lineage of Devic Spirit-Workers, if you prefer) who serve this Sephirah are called the Chioth Ha Qodesh, or "Four Holy Living Creatures" (the 'Tetramorphs' of Ox, Man, Eagle and Lion who represent the raw materials out of which all created forms are combined.) When one contacts the Archangel Metatron and requests his help in contacting the Creator, these Tetramorphs respond by revealing themselves to us as the four "Identity-Strands" discussed in THE PERSONAL IDENTITY SECTION of this Manual.
To contact the Archangel of Macroprospectus in the most direct way possible, jot-down the names just mentioned and then click-on KABALLAH-CIRCLE RITES where a reliable, long-used Ritual Meditation is listed.. and simply perform it as shown, inserting the proper names where prompted. This will trigger as much immediate Spiritual HELP for your problem or crisis as possible right now.
Repeated contact with this Archangel (asking each time for yet MORE clarity of Overview and more help with solving the specific details of your crisis or condition) over a period of days or weeks may prove extremely useful.. since it is only after fully INTEGRATING all four 'strands' of Identity-material of the Chioth Ha Qodesh, that full Self-Overview can occur, finally ending your Kether-related problem.
The "Aspect" or FORM of the Creator connected-with at Kether (Ahih, the Primum Mobile or First Spirit) is neither male nor female, old nor young nor any OTHER adjective. 'He' is simply HIMSELF.. or, as he has said several times to others who know him, "I AM THAT WHICH I AM." Strangely enough (for we DO tend to think ourselves 'unworthy' of his affection without all sorts of self-purifications and ascetic self-denials,) all he really wants of us is be as simply 'there' as he is. When we, too, can say "I AM JUST WHAT I AM" he will be pleased with our progress!
Naturally, we will NEVER be able to say that until we LIKE as well as respect ourselves AND EVERYONE ELSE IN THE UNIVERSE. Because he made all Souls with a perfect reason for being as they are, Ahih does not consider a person to have 'grown up spiritually' until they SEE and ARE HAPPY with the reason for their unique package of individual traits. How happy are YOU with your 'lot in life?!' If VERY, then Ahih is VERY near to you, and will listen to you with great interest. If you are NOT very happy with your self-package, he will be elsewhere, and leave his assistants to look after you.
Self-Image, Self-Loathing, Self-Love and Self-Acceptance are a few of the words frequently discussed wherever people are trying to get close to this strangely serene yet immensely loving fellow. Those who know him can tell with one quick earful how others are doing in their practice of Divine Tantra; having said and heard it all already, in their own Journey back to the Source, all words about Love, Life, Joy and Peace are but echoes of ONE HAND CLAPPING. The hand is HIS, but the applause is for all of his children.
Called AMEN (or Amon or Amun, the Goat-headed God) in the ancient Egyptian "paut Neteru" or Great Company of the Gods.. and considered the god of "Origins" who existed alone before giving birth to the other gods.. the God-Aspect of Kether has always been associated with Immortality and finding one's place within Eternity. You may think of Amen/Ahih as ORIGINATING YOUR OWN FUTURE, requiring you to 'concieve-of' or imagine the world you need for your own happiness, and then 'populating' that world with your own preferred Images of happy relating. Amen teaches us that Life is made in our OWN Image, for us each. No higher Truth exists on The Tree Of Life!