“פֶּה אֶל-פֶּה אֲדַבֶּר-בּוֹ, וּמַרְאֶה וְלֹא בְחִידֹת, וּתְמֻנַת יְהוָה, יַבִּיט”
“With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of YHVH”
God tells us that he speaks to Moses face to face, not like other prophets that receive the message through visions or dreams.
Revelations through ‘visions’ is the ability to see images of this world and understand their spiritual roots. This may be confusing but for example if the vision includes water then the spiritual root is Chassadim. If the water represented by heavy storm or rough seas then the that represents judgment over Chassadim and negative outcome. Sex is unification. It could be positive and could be negative depend on the ‘story’ of the vision.
Rabbi Shimon tells that when God revealed himself to Moses it was with a vision of a burning bush that wasn’t consumed by the fire.
The word ‘בַּמַּרְאָה ’ ‘In a vision’ also means ‘in a mirror’. The world of Malchut is a reflection of the spiritual world. It is more accurate to say that the final ‘product’ of the spiritual roots can be ‘visualized’ only in Malchut.
The numerical value of ‘in a vision’ is 248 as the number of body parts and the number of positive precepts in the Torah. We have total of 613 precepts, 248 instructions to do actions that help us connect to the Light and 365 precepts that teach us to avoid negativity and maintain the light we earn.
The prophets saw visions, which are spiritual but dressed with garments of this world. Moses saw differently because, as the Zohar explains, he could see everything like a bride and groom are totally undressed while in unification. That aspect of seeing the Light without garments will be when Moses and Elijah come to the world with Mashiach.
The secrets of the Torah are under garments of this world. We need to connect to the Right column and Chassadim though the study of Torah, and follow the precepts in order to connect to the roots of the Torah and understand this world.