The Standard Model of Physics is just an array of all known
fundamental particles and forces, with a slight hierarchical arrangement,
called generations of matter, based upon energy levels, while the Sephirot, or
Tree of Life, is explicitly hierarchical with energies increasing with
increasing closeness to the Absolute.
following diagrams show the Standard Model of Physics and the Standard Model of
the Kabbalah side by side. The Standard Model in physics refers to the grid of
quarks, leptons, and bosons. All matter
is combinations of these. The first
three columns correspond to all matter.
The first column is matter as we observe it at normal energies. Combinations of quarks give rise to protons
and neutrons, and with the addition of electrons and neutrinos, comprise all
the "particles" of matter that make up our everyday world of atoms,
molecules, and us. The next two columns
describe matter at progressively higher energies, often only observed with
massive high-energy colliders. The last
column corresponds to light and all forces, except gravity, which enables all
these particles to hold together and allow us to see and feel them.
The Kabbalah, on the other hand, is explicitly hierarchical,
and shows the emanation of reality descending in real-time from the unknowable
Absolute on top, to God the Father, God the Mother (Holy Spirit) and God the
Son, down to the world of appearances, namely, our observables, at the bottom.
Note that the Standard Model of Physics is radically
reductionist, showing that fundamental reality is in the smallest particles,
and the world is created as emergent properties from this source. This is known to scientists as "weak
emergence", and is considered a reasonable, but so far unexplainable,
model, especially with respect to life itself.
The Model of the Kabbalah is the reverse, and shows the world is an
emanation of God, the emergent properties from God creating the world from the
Source down. This is known to scientists
as "strong emergence", and is not well respected because it is too
much like "magic", and physicists do not like anything that smacks of
metaphysics. Strong emergence seems to
be a better candidate for the creation of anything. Art, music, architecture, and all works of
engineering start from a strong idea, and manifest under the guidance of some
plan. Bird nests, beaver dams, spider
webs, and countless other examples in the real world point to strong
emergence. The idea that properties are
somehow emergent from the accumulation of smaller parts strikes me as not only
magic, but creepily black magic.
The Standard Model of Physics
The Sephirot of the Kabbalah
This diagram represents one of the
possible results of mapping the Standard Model of Physics onto the Sephirot. This shows that protons, neutrons &
electrons, all matter, the Holy Spirit which permeates and fills all things,
corresponds to God the Mother on the left pillar, the pillar of Earth, or Boaz. Light and energy, all forces, corresponds to
God the Father on the right pillar, the pillar of Heaven, or Jachin. Mind is represented by the Middle Pillar,
manifesting as God the Son, recognized by all mystery schools and religions as
the sacrificial representative of God on earth, acted out in the theater of
life and ritual as Hiram Abiff and each candidate, who is always placed exactly
between the two pillars upon entering the lodge. It is ironic that the Standard
Model of Physics, which purports to be the total understanding of Reality,
ignores the entire existence of life.
the Father, G(F), manifests
as Light and Force. The proper speed of Light is infinite. At this speed, time slows to a stop, so God
the Father's clock never moves. This
means that God the Father is everywhere at once, and everything that happens,
happens now, from His viewpoint. All the
changes in the world, including our free-will choices, are obviously seen by
Him, but this does not necessarily mean that He controls or even influences
them. The aspect of Force, modeled by
bosons, holds all the "particles" of "matter"
together. If God the Father disappeared,
the world would be instantly plunged into darkness, and the bonds that hold all
fundamental particles together would break.
God the Mother, G(M),
manifests as Matter and Charge. Matter
is modeled as different arrangements of Fermions (Quarks and Leptons). In our local universe (at our levels of
energy), the first generation of Matter is manifested, and called by us protons
(2 up quarks and 1 down quark), neutrons (1 up quark and 2 down quarks),
neutrinos, and electrons. At higher
energies, other "particles" appear, perhaps related to higher
dimensions of God as reported by gnostics and theological hierarchies, such as
the Kabbalah. But in this study, we are
concerned with the local universe as experienced by us, at our energies, our
matter, our time, our gravity. If God
the Mother disappeared, all matter would instantly disappear.
together, we have a description of the Standard Model meaningful to theologians
as well as physicists. God the Mother
provides all matter. God the Father
provides the energy that holds matter together, and fills Her with Light. Truly, a marriage made in heaven. The Standard Model of physics maps so readily
onto the Kabbalah because of its clean separation between the roots of matter
(God the Mater, or Mother) and the source of Force and Light (God the
Because physics and theology are both attempts to explain
the nature of the universe, and are therefore describing the same phenomena, it
is inevitable that they are compatible views.