Binah or "Holy Understanding" is the spot (sephira) on the cabalistic Tree of Life that represents the womb of creation. It is related to the priestess card in the occult tarot and Crowley's Liber 777 associates it with Isis, Cybele, Demeter, Rhea, Woman, The Virgin Mary, Juno, Hecate, Yoni, The Three Threes of the Tarot, etc. etc. etc.
The Cabala is understood to be "The Word" given to man and distorted by the Fall of Adam. It is a system using the Hebrew alphabet to discover the elements that create the universe. In the 16th century, Cabala was seen with as much suspicion as mathematics which was equated with conjuring or magic. The system of Cabala today is seen as flights of fancy to the masses but, is used extensively by those in power.
The divine level of the Cabala's three-tiered universe hosts the angels. Below this is the celestial level and at the bottom is the physical world. Cabalism provided a technology for engineering incantations that could summon spirits and influence events.
Maven is derived from the yiddish word for Binah. A maven (also mavin) is a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass knowledge on to others. And now, NASA is sending MAVEN to Mars. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, mission is being sent to the red planet to answer a fundamental question: Why did Mars dry up and cool off?
Its launch is scheduled aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Nov. 18. The mission has 20 days to depart Earth, or else stay grounded for 26 months to wait for the planets to properly align again to make the journey possible.
"When you have a planetary launch period of 20 days, and then you have to stand down for 26 months, there's a real sense of urgency in decision-making and trades to keep moving forward," Mitchell said.
MAVEN is NASA's 10th Mars mission to launch since 1996. Eight of those reached their destinations, either Mars orbit or the red planet's surface.
"We're trying to understand why the climate changed on Mars - why Mars appears to have gone from an environment that was habitable, to microorganisms at least, to one that is the cold, dry, uninhabitable environment we see today," said Jakosky, a scientist from the University of Colorado at Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. "By looking at the nature of the upper atmosphere today, we learn about the processes that control the atmopshere, and we're going to have a good understanding of what the history of the atmosphere has been."
Mitchell and Jakosky said teams are focused on keeping MAVEN on track for its Nov. 18 launch date.
In John Dee's time it was said, "some men come into this world with Cabalistical Brains, their heads are filled with mysteries….Out of the very ABCs that children are taught…they will fetch all the Secrets of God's Wisdom."