The Tree Of Life originates in Ancient Kemet as a product of the Ancient Egyptian Mystery System as recorded in the Metu Neter, The Great Oracle of Tetuti on the Egyptian System of Spiritual Cultivation.
The Tree Of Life represents the 9 Emanations that shape all Physical reality from Atoms to Galaxies as well as describing the 11 Spheres which make up the Spiritual Anatomy Of Man.
The Tree Of Life & The Emanations Of Physical Reality
The following are Manifestations of Physical Reality that are produced by sound vibrations projected into Primordial Matter during the Process of Creation according to the Metu Neter.
I) Omnipresence: Produced when the sound ‘Au” is projected;
ii) Omniscience: Produced when the sound ‘Hu” is projected;
iii) Omnipotence: Produced when the sound ‘Kri” is projected;
iv) One-ness: Produced when the sound ‘Shri” is projected;
v) Duality: Produced when the sound ‘Hlri” is projected;
vi) The Laws Of Nature: Produced when the sound ‘Hri” is projected;
vii) Harmony: Produced when the sound ‘Kli” is projected;
viii) Individuality: Produced when the sound ‘Ai” is projected;
ix) The Physical Plane: Produced when the sound ‘Va” is projected;
The Process of Creation that results in Conscious Existence and Objects working in Harmony within the Physical plane thus consists of a series of specific Sounds or Vibrations made into the Primordial Energy/Matter or Nun.
Creation progresses with each Vibrration to build the various planes which eventually make up the Manifestation we call Objective Physical Reality and the Subjective Conscious Identities within it represented in the form of a Tree diagram with 10 Nodes known as the Tree of Life.
The Tree Of Life & The Spiritual Anatomy Of Man
The same Tree diagram showing the creation of all aspects of Physical and Subjective Reality represented by the following 11 Neter on the Tree Of Life are also a description of theSpiritual Anatomy of Man from the Lower Material to the Higher Divine Spheres.
The following 11 Spheres on the Tree Of Life represent the Divine Essence in Man that is connected to all things;
0) Sphere 0: The true unseen essential Divine Nature of Man as Energy which can neither be created nor destroyed represented by Amen the source of all Life and Consciousness;
i) Sphere 1: The True Divine unconditioned Self of Man in the likeness of the Essential Nature Of Man represented by the Neter Ausar;
iii) Sphere 2: The Source Of Divine Wisdom which Orders the Manifested Universe represented by the Neter Tehuti;
iii) Sphere 3: The Source Of the Life Force (Ra) represented by the Neter Seker;
iv) Sphere 4: The Source Of the Laws of Divine Truth and Justice in the Universe represented by the Neter Maat;
v) Sphere 5: The Enforcer of the Laws of Divine Truth and Justice or Karma in the Universe represented by the Neter Herukhuti;
vi) Sphere 6: The Manifestation Of The Individual Will in the Universe represented by the Neter Heru;
vii) Sphere 7: The Manifestation Of The Individual Imagination in the Universe represented by the Neter Het Heru;
viii) Sphere 8: The Manifestation Of Individual Emotions in the Universe represented by the Neter Sebek;
ix) Sphere 9: The Manifestation Of Motherly Nurturing in the Universe represented by the Neter Auset;
x) Sphere 10: The Manifestation Of The Earth in the Universe as the Locus Of Man’s Consciousness represented by the Neter Geb.
The Purpose Of Human Existence According To The Tree Of Life In The Metu Neter
Human purpose according to the Tree Of Life In The Metu Neter is derived from Sphere 6 which denotes the aspect of the Human Will in the form of the Neter Heru.
The Will has the freedom to follow or reject Divine Law and the Emotions which is the basis of Human Dvinity because Human Will unlike Animal Will is not limited only by Natural Forces.
As such, through the exercise of Will or Heru Man must decide whether his Energy will be directed towards the Divine Upper Spheres or if the Emotions of the Lower Spheres bound to the Earth will dictate his existence and the outcome of his life.
Human existence and the outcomes in one’s Life are determined purely by whether one directs their Will towards the aspects of the Higher Self or those of the Lower Self as represented by the various Neter and the qualities they embody.
Man’s spiritual quest is therefore to strive upwards towards the Divine Spheres (Spheres 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and 0).
Its interesting to note that Sphere 3, 2 and 1 are the same shape as the Pyramids and they reflect the meaning behind the design of the Pyramids when a Pharaoh is buried in a pyramid and his mummy is placed at the bottom.
The bottom of the Pyramid represents Spheres 3 and 2 and his spirit rises upwards to Sphere 1 at the top of the pyramid in order that the Pharoah may return to the original Divine essence of Man.
The Metu Neter is Mankind’s oldest Spiritual System and dates back to Ancient Kemet (Egypt) as part of the Ancient African Nile Valley Culture going back as far back as 5000 BC.
The Tree Of Life is therefore a reflection of Mankind’s oldest Spiritual Heritage and Wisdom which integrates an understanding of the Physical Universe and the purpose of Man’s role within it in the Life on Earth in which his Consciousness and Will are Manifestations of a Higher Self to which he must find his way through the proper exercise of his Will.
The Neteru of the Metu Neter have been given different names across different Cultures such us The Orisha of the Yoruba and The Ancient Dieties of Western Cosmogony in Ancient Greece and Rome such as Thoth and Zeus. The Tree of Life has also appeared as part of other traditions namely the Kabbalah but its origins lie in Ancient Kemet as a much older Civilization than the Judeo-Christian Civilization that produced the Kabbalah.