'Path to Yirah'
32+ minutes of immersion.
Yirah is the spiritual state associated with the Sephira of geburah. In contrast to the heart's initial, innate desire to give, deriving from ahavah, yirah expresses one's deeply felt concern and fear lest one's gift fall into the hands of an unworthy recipient who may actually misuse it destructively.
Yirah evokes geburah, the might necessary to reject and even fight against negative and destructive forces.
The two powers of ahavah and yirah are intended to complement one another and act as a pair, as the two hands of the body in their common effort to construct or as the two wings of a bird in their flight upward. In a more general sense, yirah is understood to represent one's sensitivity to the presence of another. Sensitivity gives rise to consideration of the other's feelings and respect for him (as in the idiom yirat hakavod). While ahavah motivates attraction and union, yirah stands in awe from afar.
In relation to God, there are many levels of yirah: yirat haromemut (awe in the presence of infinite Divine exaltedness), yirat hamalchut (awe in the presence of Divine kingship), and yirat haonesh (fear of punishment). This last level of yirah is not exclusively "pure" in its motivation (for it does not picture God directly as the object of one's yirah), but rather derives from the kelipat nogah (translucent shell) of one's soul experience, involving a mixture of good (for it precludes sinning) and evil (for it shadows one's consciousness with thoughts of bad consequences).
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom"
"... and behold a ladder was set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angles of God ascending and descending on it..."
'Path To Yirah' was originally released in 2006 on cassette, performed under the name Reverorum ib Malacht.