Sefirot

I feel hopelessly inadequate to talk about this subject, but I am going to have a go. I am back in work mode proper tomorrow so will continue on my analysis of the global markets and how we go about trading them, for now let’s learn a little more about the name of this site and its meaning to me. For those not into the spiritual esoteric I suggest you give this a miss.

For those who follow the Jewish religion we are given intricate detail how to follow the religion and when to do things; however we are also taught in a more cryptic abstract way, why we do certain things. In the ancient mystical writings of the Kabbalah we are taught in allegorical form how G-d created this world, and how it exists as part of four worlds (emanation, creation, formation, action). Because G-d is infinite and we are finite beings our ability to understand his “ways” is limited and therefore we are forced to make do with allegorical examples to try and comprehend what is meant. Here is a simplistic explanation of the Kabbalistic model of creation and its significance for Sefirot Capital. I need to stress once again this is so simplistic an explanation that it verges on the blasphemous, but I persist simply because even understanding a tiny bit is worth it.

G-d had the ratzon (will) to create a world where people would create tikkun (rectification) i.e. make good triumph over evil through their own free will. With G-d’s endless light Ein Sof  nothing finite can exist within a world of the infinite, so G-d needed his presence to tzimtzum (withdraw) to create space for the finite. Within this reshimu (void) G-d passed a kav (ray) of his Endless Light to form a spiritual world Adam Kadmon (Primordial Man) by way of 10 illuminations or powers called Sefirot. The world of Primordial Man was still too lofty for us to deal with so G-d needed further tzimtzum  (concealment / withdrawl) and the 10 sefirot of Primordial Man became separated further into stand alone vessels and from these sefirot  (vessels) all of reality exists.

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In the list below you can see the English definition of each Sefira.

Keter—Crown

Binah—Understanding

Hokhmah—Wisdom

Gevurah—Judgment

Chesed—Loving Kindness

Tiferet—Splendor

Hod—Majesty

Netzah—Eternity

Yesod—Foundation

Malkhut—Kingship

With that background when a reality exists that is compassionate the world is operating under the dominance of the sefira of Chesed. When we encounter harsh situations we are encountering the dominance of the sefira of Gevurah, the model gets even further complicated with each sefira containing the 10 sefirot and so on. For me Jung’s idea of the Archetypes shares many similarities to the Sefirot and it is the main reason why I chose this name for this site.

The world of the markets is a reality and this reality is governed by the Sefirot / Archetypes, it is up to us at Sefirot Capital to try and understand and identify under which Sefira / Archetype the markets are being influenced and to design our portfolio and our behaviour accordingly. I have no idea what that means in practice, what I do know is that the more whole we become and meet our real Self, the more enlightened we will become with what to do with our trading persona.

There is nothing scientific about what I am saying, I am merely hypothesizing that the markets are an extension of our every day reality, and within this world there is a metaphysical medium of intuitive energy that provides those with the sensitivity to tune into this flow of libido the opportunity to profit from this wisdom.

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