Zohar Pinchas, Vol. 20 (English)/Vol 15 (Hebrew)
Continued from previous DZ
One of the most important actions of the offering of the בִּכּוּרִים Bikurim is פדיון הבן, ‘Pidyon Haben’ ‘Redemption of the first born’. There is a special process in the presence of 10 men, the parents give money (5 silver coins) to a Kohen (a man from the genetic line of the priests) to redeem their child and connect him to Chokmah and Binah.
The vessel accepts the light and reveals it, so the action of connection to Bikurim is a female aspect. The first born child for Pidyon HaBen is the first child that came out of a woman. If a woman had miscarriage then there is no such process. It is also not required when the grandfather is a Kohen or a Levi. They are already connected to Chokmah and Binah and genetically connected to the higher levels. The Kohen and a Levite were already selected by God to serve the Holy so they are not to be redeemed.
When a man and a woman join to make a child, the man ‘יורה’ (=216+5) shoots out seeds from his penis, which is Yessod. Yessod is the ninth Sefirah counting from Keter. The seeds are the aspect of the letter Yod, numerically 10 for the ten Sefirot.
The child of man is called אדם, numerically 45 and in small number (4+5) = 9. It represents the 9 month of pregnancy and the child that comes out is the aspect of the tenth and a completion of the process.
When the child is the first fruit of the woman he needs to be redeemed from the upper levels in order to follow his work in the world of Malchut.