Contemplation of God, Great Spirit who looks upwards from Binah to Keter.
Beholder of God, looking down to Earth through the Holy Soul, Neshamah.
Rav-malach Tzafqiel, Mashal be-Shabbatai,
Your holy name is Contemplation of God!
Accept my imagination of you, Great One:
standing upon the clouds,
clothed in dark blue and gray,
bearing a staff of implacable fire,
whose wings are dark, warm red
like molten rock and whose pale face
is calm and radiant with silence.
I call upon you Tzafqiel,
Archangel of Binah,
Lord of the Angels bearing
God's Full-Moon Throne,
Master of Silence and Forgiveness,
Caretaker of the righteous flames
aroused in the holy soul of those who dare
to contemplate the Fiery Root!
O lead me back to the One,
our paternal flame,
our quiet paternal harbor!
I pray to you, looking upwards
to Yechidah within the depth of bliss!
I pray to you, looking down
into stormy oceans of impermanence!
Send forth your rays of light
to raise me from cold waves
of ever-changing matter.
Lift me out of the turbulent oceans
of illusory floods and storms!
May I find your luminous thread,
the strand of warmth which you unfurl
from your position near the purity of the One,
close to the No-Thought,
beholding the No-Being,
resting upon the invisible Naught.