Here, then, is how Adam Kadmon’s inner light manages in fact to make contact with its encompassing light, bit by bit. After reporting that AV emits its inner light from its “hair”, and SaG emits its from its “ears” and below, Ramchal offers the following:
“The upper lights emit from the ‘ears’ — ten from its right side and ten from its left … down to the ‘chin’. The middle lights emit from the ‘nose’ — ten from its right side and ten from its left … down to the ‘chest’. The lower lights emit from the ‘mouth’”, then some more lights emit from “both ‘ears’ and both ‘nostrils’ … and they incorporate into the two ‘jaws’ … down to the ‘navel’” (Klallot HaIlan 1:3).
Suffice it to say that there are alternately complex and simple explanations for each phenomenon, but at bottom it comes to the fact that this is what a prophet or special soul would envision — these are simply the facts in the heavens.
(c) 2012 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman
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