Segol talks for some time aboue the golem operation which is almost always closely related to the Sefer Yetzirah in the manuscripts she studies. As she talks about the gathering of dirt, I am thinking over the long relationship my practice has had with dirt, beginning almost a decade ago when a spirit suggested that I might find the ‘church of dirt’ more suited to my work and disposition, a church that my spirits have repeatedly rooted in an ambiguously Levantine antiquity. It seems like just one more way in which the SY work seems to be one of the capstones of the practice that I already have.
Thinking in a more apophatic fashion about the kabbalistic material has also encouraged me to look at other places where over-coding associations has obscured more potent and dynamic mysteries. I’ve already talked about pulling geomantic signs away from the associations that they have with planets and zodiac and replacing them with connections to the mysteries of the tree of life, but one of the things that also sits uncomfortably for me there are the elemental associations with the lines of a geomantic sign.