Keter Elyon


The Supreme Crown


Keter is the uppermost aspect of the Sefirot that can be contemplated by humans.

Even so, this Sefirah is rarely discussed by the Kabbalists.

Later traditions speak of it radiating 620 "pillars of light."

Human Imagery (Primordial Man)

  • Crown 
  • The hoary head. 
  • The hairs of the beard.

Names of God

  • The point at the tip of the letter "yod" in the Tetragrammaton (the four-letter name of God).
  • Ehveh (a form of "I shall be").


  • None.

Other Symbols and Images

  • Primordial Ether
  • "Nothingness," the negation of all thought.
  • "He."
  • Arikh Anpin--the Longsuffering (literally: the Long-faced) One.
  • The Ancient Holy One.
  • Before.
  • Supernal East.
  • The origin of Will,
  • The dew of Hermon.

Source: Prof. Eliezer Segal