Otzrot Hayim, Lesson 6, The “Big Mouth” of Adam Kadmon, the Beginnings of Construct Form (Vessels)
Sha'ar HaAkudim, Chapter One. This lesson begins our understanding of the formation of the expression of thought, symbolized as the light emanating from the mouth of Adam Kadmon.
Light, or thought, at this level, while taking form, still does not differentiate, and this state is symbolized as all the ten sefirot existing in a single vessel. This is the psychological state wherein which conscious thought (inner light/penimi), and unconscious influence (surrounding light/makif) conflict with one another. There is also the inner vessel (form which sees thing based on inner insight), and the outer vessel (form which sees things based on external insight). All four of these aspects exist together, (yet without harmony), within the single vessel of “big mouth.”
This lesson extracts this sublime mystical lesson from its obscure metaphors and explains it in the context of its practical psychological parameters. References are also made to different meditative practices observed by Kabbalists, and others around the world.