||AH-DOH-NAI MEL-ECH (KINGDOM)
||ASHEEM (SOULS OF FIRE)
||G'uph (PHYSICAL SELF)
Malkuth is the first sphere upon which an initiate enters the Tree of Life. It
is in this realm that you learn of the existence of other things, other than the
earth, and touch upon divine sources. Sandalphon is the name of the Archangel
that presides over this sphere and without his permission, you will not be allowed
to leave Malkuth and enter into the other spheres of the Tree of Life. Newcomers
to the Tree of Life will spend some time exploring in this sphere, some of that
time on his or her own. Eventually, when Sandalphon feels the time is right and
you have proved to him that you are ready and worthy and pure of heart enough
to enter into the other realms, he will come up to you and present you some kind
of key. This key is a symbol that you can travel to the other spheres.
Malkuth would not be the place it is without speaking a bit about the archangel
Sandalphon. First, Sandalphon has several forms that he uses, so he may not
be apparent. In his traditional male form, Sandalphon will appear as a wizard
who walks among a beautiful garden and cares for it, with magic and wonder.
In his traditional female form, he will look like a beautiful ice princess or
crystal princess. This princess form he tends to use for children. In his John
the Baptist form, Sandalphon wears sandals and shorts or even bear skins. Sometimes
Sandalphon will look like a mighty being of light or of a Pope or a some kind
of high priest. This is his Elijah form. His Elijah form is the most close that
you will come to see him in his divine form. He carries a staff in this form
to, and that staff is a symbol of his power and wisdom.
In whatever form Sandalphon uses, he is a very unique being. He usually says
very little but the little he says can convey a wealth of meaning and understanding.
A single glance is usually enough to keep you wondering for month. We have much
to say about this Archangel in this sphere because most of your encounters in
Malkuth will be connected with him. He is a master teacher, and he cares very
much for your welfare. He will use Malkuth and all of its wonder to prepare
you to embark on your journey into the rest of the Tree of Life and to meet
with its wondrous beings and wisdom and adventure.
Now Malkuth is divided into 5 sections. Most of your adventures will begin
in the center section. It is in this section that your forces are balanced and
in perfect harmony with each other. In the other 4 sections, the energy is not
balanced and this will cause you to create many wonderful adventures, and will
reveal much about yourself to you. The other sections are as follows:
- North -- Karmic forces
- East -- Desire and emotional forces
- South -- Silence and forces of inertia
- West -- Limiting and restrictive forces
Where you are in Malkuth can tell you much about what is going on or what is going
to happen. In the center, you usually are in a beautiful garden with green fields
and lots of flowers. This is a place for rest and quiet contemplation and for
experiencing what perfect balance and harmony of the self is like.
- In the North you come face to face with your karma. However, this karma
is presented to you in a most unique and wondrous way: in some kind of dramatic
adventure. Sandalphon has a castle in the North, and often you will have to
travel to this castle to retrieve some kind of tool. You may have to cross
a mote or engage in some kind of struggle to get there. However reaching this
castle or goal is a sign that you are able to balance out your human karma
and is one of the signs needed to show to Sandalphon that you are ready for
the rest of the Tree of Life.
- In the East you will meet your hearts desires and learn of emotional matters
that propel you into action. It is in this region that you will find the fairy
community, the Christmas village with the dwarfs and elfs, and your fondest
wishes coming true. Needless to say, this section of Malkuth can be very enjoyable.
- In the South you are usually alone and this adds a flavor of stagnation
to the nature of this place. The terrain here is often barren. It is here
that you learn about your own worst enemy, yourself. Through the silence here,
you come to know that your own thoughts are what keeps you from moving forward
in many situations. Your own created fears is what often stops you, because
here there is nothing but yourself. So, if you do meet something or someone
here, they are a product of your own mind reacting to the pure untouched environment.
Here is where you learn about the things you think about often, perhaps too
often, because they will manifest here for you. But know that here in the
South nothing is real but yourself.
- In the West, you learn about your limits. The Caves and dark (dark as in
your path not illuminated) regions are located here, and often you will find
yourself rummaging around in them wondering what is going on. You will come
across obstacles and challenges here to. These obstacles are usually not easily
conquered because it is here you learn where you lack skill or are limited
and can't go further until you can perfect yourself a bit more. So, while
here, if at first you don't succeed, "try try again" is the phrase to keep
in mind. There are no rewards for giving up. Only for recognition of the need
to perfect yourself and then conquering that limitation and moving on.
Now there are also three other places that are technically a part of Malkuth.
They actually are located midway up the tunnels (or paths) that lead away from
Malkuth and into the rest of the Tree of Life, but often the initiate is sent
on journeys to these places by Sandalphon to prove his/her worth; so we will mention
- The first place is located in the North-East corner of Malkuth. And it
is the "Towers of Dark and Light." A river or path passes through the center
of these towers and often you will be sent into one of the towers to get something
and bring it to the other tower. How successful you are in completing the
task will carry great weight on your admittance to the rest of the Tree of
- The second place is located in the North-West corner of Malkuth. It is
a similar place in feel and appearance, to the Towers, and it usually is marked
by two huge pillars of dark and light. This is the palace of judgment, and
it is here that you often become judged worthy to travel the rest of the Tree.
You may meet the god-figure Hermes here, as he often serves as a judge in
these matters, passing his recommendation on to Sandalphon for your admittance.
- The third place is directly North in Malkuth, and it is the Crystal Palace.
It is here that you get gifts of energy and of special skills that are dormant
within you that just need to be awakened. Sandalphon (in one of his forms)
will usually be here and he will guide you to where you need to be in the
palace and to what you will receive.
Malkuth is a very big and dynamic sphere, more so than the other spheres of the
Tree of Life. The rich diversity of the Earth Plane interpenetrates here and makes
Malkuth a magical wonderland of things to do and see. This rich dynamic base coupled
with your own human wants, desires, fears, and lacks makes your wanderings here
in Malkuth an adventure and a half. Take you time with this sphere and enjoy it.
There is a wealth of opportunity here that you should not miss for anything.