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Yetzirah

 
Adam Kadmon
Atzilut
Beriah
Yetzirah
Asiyah
 
 The world of Yetzirah is an intermediate level, the transitional grade of creation between the higher spiritual (Beriah) and the lower psychic (Asiyah) grades. 

This is the world of lower spiritual revelation, corresponding in part to the "Imaginal" world of Suhrawardi and Ibn Arabi; the theme of lower spiritual worlds constituting an Intermediate region between the physical and the higher spiritual or divine worlds. 

 
Suhrawardi and Ibn Arabi  Luria
Malakut 
.region of pure souls and angels
Beriah 
Archangels and Pure Souls 
Barzakh or Mithal 
the "interworld" or "imaginal" region intermediate between pure spiritual and  normal material.
Yetzirah 
angels; higher  thought­forms 
Assiah 
lower angels, mixture of truth and falsehood 
Physical  Physical 
 
Note the strong "angelological" emphasis; below the Divine World of Atzilut there are no less than three different orders of Angels; one for each of the subdivine Worlds (Assiah, Yetzirah, Beriah).  Here we find repeated the theme of spiritual hierarchies that was of great importance in the philosophies of the Neoplatonists such as Iamblichus, Proclus, and Dionysius.
 


 
 
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