Daily Zohar # 3289 – Ki Tisa – He made it into a molten calf
83. עַכְשָׁו יֵשׁ לוֹמַר, וְכִי לֹא כָתוּב וָאַשְׁלִיכֵהוּ בָאֵשׁ, וְלֹא יוֹתֵר, וְאָז וַיֵּצֵא הָעֵגֶל הַזֶּה, וְעַכְשָׁו אַתָּה אוֹמֵר וַיַּעֲשֵׂהוּ עֵגֶל מַסֵּכָה? אֶלָּא חַס וְשָׁלוֹם שֶׁאַהֲרֹן עָשָׂה, וְהַכָּתוּב מוֹכִיחַ, שֶׁכָּתוּב וַיִּקַּח אֶת הָעֵגֶל אֲשֶׁר עָשׂוּ. אֲבָל מִמַּה שֶּׁכָּתוּב וַיִּקַּח מִיָּדָם וְכָתוּב וַיָּצַר אֹתוֹ, מִכֹּחַ שְׁנֵי אֵלֶּה נַעֲשָׂה הַכֹּל. כִּבְיָכוֹל הוּא עָשָׂה אוֹתוֹ. שֶׁאִם שְׁנֵי אֵלֶּה לֹא הָיוּ, לֹא הָיָה נַעֲשֶׂה וְלֹא יוֹצֵא לְאֻמָּנוּת. אֲבָל מִי גָרַם שֶׁנַּעֲשָׂה? שְׁנֵי אֵלֶּה. (כִּבְיָכוֹל וַיַּעֲשֵׂהוּ, הוּא וַדַּאי עָשָׂהוּ) בְּעוֹד שֶׁהוּא לוֹקֵחַ מִיָּדָם, הֵם עָשׂוּ כִשְׁפֵיהֶם וְלוֹחֲשִׁים בְּפִיהֶם, וּמוֹשְׁכִים רוּחַ לְמַטָּה מֵהַצַּד הָאַחֵר.
Zohar Ki Tisa
The magicians manipulated Aaron to connect to the three worlds of Briah (Creation), Yetzirah (Formation) and Asiah (Action). It is revealed from the verse;
“וַיִּקַּח מִיָּדָם וַיָּצַר אֹתוֹ בַּחֶרֶט וַיַּעֲשֵׂהוּ עֵגֶל מַסֵּכָה וַיֹּאמְרוּ אֵלֶּה אֱלֹהֶיךָ יִשְׂרָאֵל אֲשֶׁר הֶעֱלוּךָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם.”
“He took this from their hand, and formed it with a graving tool and made it into a molten calf; and they said, “This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.”
‘He took’ implies the world of Creation because Aaron took something new, which was their gold that he didn’t have before. New things created in the world of Creation.
‘He formed’ implies the world of Formation. A newly created thing is the force in the world of Creation and it is formed and defined in the world of Formation.
‘He made it into a molten calf’ implies the world of Action, where the ‘things’ from above are manifested.
“וַיִּקַּח אֶת הָעֵגֶל אֲשֶׁר עָשׂוּ וַיִּשְׂרֹף בָּאֵשׁ וַיִּטְחַן עַד אֲשֶׁר דָּק וַיִּזֶר עַל פְּנֵי הַמַּיִם וַיַּשְׁקְ אֶת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל.”
“Then he took the calf which they had made, burned it in the fire, and ground it to powder; and he scattered it on the water and made the children of Israel drink it.”
From the story of creating the Golden Calf, we can read that Aaron did the Golden Calf as it says, He took, He Formed and he Made.
The Torah says ‘he took the calf which THEY had made’, not ‘He made’ and the Zohar explains that while Aaron, took the gold, Yonos and Yimbrus did their magic and spells, drawing the spirit from the other side into the calf.
The process of creating new things in this world requires four steps/phases.
The world of Emanation, Atzilut is where we get the ideas, These ideas are ‘filtered’ according to our consciousness. Positive people would get good positive ideas and wicked people would get evil ideas from the other side. We need to pray for good ideas that are gifts from God.
The idea is received for us in the world of Creation, which is the vision and the possibilities of the new idea that ‘pops’ into our mind/consciousness. In this world, we may experience ‘interference’ from the other-side that wish to draw this light away from us by transforming the idea to something selfish or temporary.
The planning of executing the idea is in the world of Formation. It is where we go into the small details. The manifestation is in the world of action.
During the process from Creation to Action, we need a strong connection to the Light so the final outcome would be with a strong foundation that benefits others before ourselves.