Cube of Space
In the study of the Qabalah there is no more important glyph than the Cube of Space, with perhaps the exception of the Tree of Life. -- Dr. Paul Foster Case
 Structure of the Cube
 3 Dimensions
Correspond to the mother letters of Hebrew, the three primary elements, the three primary colours, and the three new planets (Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto).
On the Cube, these are paths between the opposite faces of the cube. They each cross the Centre of the cube when going from one face to its opposite.
The following table shows various correspondences and attributions with respect to the three dimensions.
|Dimension||Tarot Key||Hebrew Letter||Planet||Element||Colour||Metal|
|Above-Below||0 - The Fool||א||Aleph||♅||Uranus|| ||Air||Yellow||Uranium|
|East-West||12 - The Hanged Man||מ||Mem||♆||Neptune||▽||Water||Blue||Neptunium|
|North-South||20 - Judgement||ש||Shin||♇||Pluto||△||Fire||Red||Plutonium|
These are the ten emanations of number. One is the Spirit of the Living God, blessed and more than blessed be the name of the Living God of Ages. The Holy Spirit is his Voice, his Spirit, and his Word. Sepher Yetzirah 1:9
Second, from the Spirit he made Air and formed for speech twenty-two letters, three of which are mothers, A, M, SH, seven are double, B, G, D, K, P, R, T, and twelve are single, E, V, Z, CH, H, I, L, N, S, O, Tz, Q, but the spirit is first among these. Sepher Yetzirah 1:10
Third, Primitive Water. He also formed and designed from his Spirit, and from the void and formless made earth, even as a rampart, or standing wall, and varied its surface even as the crossing of beams. Sepher Yetzirah 1:10
Fourth, from the Water, He designed Fire, and from it formed for himself a throne of honor, with Auphanim, Seraphim, Holy Animals, and ministering Angels, and with these he formed his dwelling, as is written in the text "Who maketh his angels spirits and his ministers a flaming fire." (Psalm civ. 4.) Sepher Yetzirah 1:10
 Faces and the Centre
Correspond to the double letters of Hebrew, the heavenly bodies (planets) known to the ancients, and the seven colours of the rainbow. Alchemically, they relate to metals.
|Face||Tarot Key||Hebrew Letter||Planet||Colour||Metal||Seal|
|Above||1 - The Magician||ב||Beth||☿||Mercury||Yellow||Mercury||יהו|
|Below||2 - The High Priestess||ג||Gimel||☽||Moon||Blue||Silver||יוה|
|East||3 - The Empress||ד||Daleth||♀||Venus||Green||Copper||היו|
|West||10 - The Wheel of Fortune||כ||Kaph||♃||Jupiter||Violet||Tin||והי|
|North||16 - The Tower||פ||Peh||♂||Mars||Red||Iron||הוי|
|South||19 - The Sun||ר||Resh||☉||Sun||Orange||Gold||ויה|
|Centre||21 - The World||ת||Tav||♄||Saturn||Blue-Violet||Led|
He selected three letters from the simple ones, and sealed them as forming his great Name, I H V and he sealed the universe in six directions. Sepher Yetzirah 1:11
Five.- He looked above, and sealed the height, with I H V. Sepher Yetzirah 1:11
Six.- He looked below, and sealed the deep, with I V H. Sepher Yetzirah 1:11
Seven.- He looked forward, and sealed the East, with H I V. Sepher Yetzirah 1:11
Eight.-He looked backward, and sealed the West, with V H I. Sepher Yetzirah 1:11
Nine.- He looked to the right, and sealed the South, with V I H. Sepher Yetzirah 1:11
Ten.-He looked to the left, and sealed the North, with H V I. Sepher Yetzirah 1:11
These are the ten ineffable existences, the spirit of the living God, Air, Water, Fire, Height and Depth, East and West, North and South. Sepher Yetzirah 1:12
The creation of the Cube is described from the perspective of its centre. It is therefore reasonable to identify the Centre with the "spirit of the living God".
Correspond to the simple letters of Hebrew, the 12 signs of the Zodiac.
|Edge||Tarot Key||Hebrew Letter||Zodiac||Element||Colour||Alchemical Process|
|North-East||4 - The Emperor||ה||Heh||♈||Aries||△||Fire||Red||Calcination|
|South-East||5 - The Hierophant||ו||Vav||♉||Taurus|| ||Earth||Red-Orange||Congelation|
|East-Above||6 - The Lovers||ז||Zain||♊||Gemini|| ||Air||Orange||Fixation|
|East-Below||7 - The Chariot||ח||Cheth||♋||Cancer||▽||Water||Yellow-Orange||Separation|
|North-Above||8 - Strength||ט||Teth||♌||Leo||△||Fire||Yellow||Digestion|
|North-Below||9 - The Hermit||י||Yod||♍||Virgo|| ||Earth||Yellow-Green||Distillation|
|North-West||11 - Justice||ל||Lamed||♎||Libra|| ||Air||Green||Sublimation|
|South-West||13 - Death||נ||Nun||♏||Scorpio||▽||Water||Blue-Green||Putrefication|
|West-Above||14 - Temperance||ס||Samekh||♐||Sagittarius||△||Fire||Blue||Incineration|
|West-Below||15 - The Devil||ע||Ayin||♑||Capricorn|| ||Earth||Blue-Violet||Fermentation|
|South-Above||17 - The Star||צ||Tzaddi||♒||Aquarius|| ||Air||Violet||Dissolution|
|South-Below||18 - The Moon||ק||Qoph||♓||Pisces||▽||Water||Red-Violet||Multiplication|
 Relationship to other areas
 Temple of Solomon
Centre is the Holy of Holies.
 See Also
- Cube of Space : Container of Creation, The by Kevin Townley
- Meditations on The Cube of Space by Kevin Townley
- New Dimensions for the Cube of Space by David Allen Hulse