Mount Meru = 須弥山 =須彌山 = ཪི་རྒྱལ་པོ་རི་རབ་ = Great Meru is a sacred mountain with five peaks in Hindu, Jain as well as Buddhist cosmology and is considered to be the center of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes.
The axis mundi (also cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, center of the world, world tree), in religion or mythology, is the world center or the connection between Heaven and Earth. As the celestial pole and geographic pole, it expresses a point of connection between sky and earth where the four compass directions meet. At this point travel and correspondence is made between higher and lower realms.
Communication from lower realms may ascend to higher ones and blessings from higher realms may descend to lower ones and be disseminated to all. The spot functions as the omphalos (navel), the world’s point of beginning.
_is an Assyro-Babylonian system of numerology later adopted by Jews that assigns numerical valueto a word or phrase in the belief that words or phrases with identical numerical values bear some relation to each other or bear some relation to the number itself as it may apply to a person’s age, the calendar year, or the like.
Shemhamphorasch = שם המפורש = is an originally Tannaitic term describing a hidden name of God in Kabbalah (including Christian and Hermetic variants), and in some more mainstream Jewish discourses. It is composed of either 4, 12, 22, 42, or 72 letters (or triads of letters), the last version being the most common.
Nei Tan_Interior alchemy or inner elixir. Contrasted with Wai-tan (exterior alchemy), or techniques of concocting the elixir of immortal transcendency by cooking certain substances in a cauldron. In Nei-tan the ‘substances’ are the basic elements of life—chʾi (vital breath), ching (generative essence), and shen (spirit)—and the ‘cauldron’ is the practitioner’s own body. Important in the development of Nei-tan was Chang Po-tuan (984–1082), who shifted the emphasis away from chemical transmutation to interior achievement of immortality (see hisWu-chen pʾien, Essay on the Awakening to the Truth).
Dante, under the guidance of Beatrice, completes his journey to the afterlife by leaving the earth and rising through the ten celestial heavens of the ancient cosmos. Join Dante and Beatrice as they encounter blessed spirits in the seven planetary spheres (Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn), the sphere of the Fixed Stars, the Primum Mobile, and the Empyrean heaven.