A presentation by Stan Tenen
DANCE OF THE HEBREW LETTERS
How the Letters in our Hands are the Letters in our Minds
Our Hands project our conscious will (inside our mind-space) onto the
physical world (outside). We use our hands to implement our conscious
choices in the world - our hands are our Projective Principle.
It seems quite natural that the letters of our sacred alphabets come from an idealization of our own hand. We call writing hand-writing."
The Hebrew letters are traditionally said to be made of flame or
fire, and to derive from Yod - the letter Yod, "i", designating
personal consciousness - and Yad means "hand." We use our hands to
point to things in our experience in the same ways as the "quantum
state vector" designates entities in physics. Biblical descriptions
of the "hand of God" do not imply that God has physical hands.
Rather, they describe God's projection of an event into our conscious reality.
All humans, blind or sighted, young or old, can always visualize
their own hands, When we place the model hand specified by the text
of Genesis on our own hand, it fits like a glove, and we can feel it
against our skin. When we visualize our hand in our mind's eye, we
can also immediately "see" the Hebrew, Greek, and Arabic letters. As
we move our hand physically, we "see" different letters displayed in
our minds. It now is easy to understand how the letters of the text
of Genesis could be viewed, in order, as a particular meditation. We
move from letter to letter in the text by tipping our hand as we view
the sequence of letters in our minds.
This program provides our initial findings in the form of 22 hand
gestures for the 22 original letters of the Hebrew alphabet, seen in