Daily Zohar # 2843 – Ha'azinu – Holy Ancient
The Keter of Arich Anpin that has in it the root of Chokmah, ‘חכמה סתימאה’ and it is the most concealed because it is close to the Endless. From the Chokmah of the supernal Keter spreads out the supernal Chessed. The head of Keter created the vessel for the levels below it that formed Chokmah and Binah, father and Mother. They receive the light from the beard of Arich Anpin to channel it to the 32 paths. These 32 paths revealed in the 22 letters and God’s 10 commands of Creation.
The light of the beard of Arich Anpin, ‘Mazal’ begins to be revealed in the levels below in the form of three columns, Right, Left and Center that stem from the three heads of Keter of Arich Anpin.
As we learned before, the Hebrew letters are vessels and the Nikkud (Vowels) is the light that animate the vessel and cause it to ‘radiate’ its light. The process of spreading the Light down the levels to the tenth Sefira of Malchut is represented by the letter ו Vav. It’s the aspect of the six sefirot of Zeir Anpin. The light of the upper three sefirot is represented by the Nikkud of Cholam (top dot), Shuruk (Middle dot), Chirik (bottom dot).
This Nikkud is the aspect of the light from Chokmah, Binah and Da’at flowing down and sustains Zeir Anpin that is the channel of light to Malchut..
The Zohar explains that Atika Kadisha (means ‘Holy Ancient’) comes from the unknown source (רדל”א) that includes everything. The heads of Keter and the three columns are included as one in Atika Kadisha.
The unknown source is not counted as one of the Sefirot and not even as Keter to them.