Physicist Samuel Bousky "The Creative Law" (Qabalah) -  Neville Goddard Student

Physicist Samuel Bousky “The Creative Law” (Qabalah) – Neville Goddard Student

For those of you when reading Neville’s  lectures find his references to the Hebrew Alphabet (Qabalah, Kabbalah, Cabala which he learned from Abdullah) somewhat frustrating and unintelligible, I came across a book with a paraphrased lecture series by physicist Samuel Bousky who in his own words said, ” he does not consider himself to be a religious man but a man of science. He had no interest in the Bible before he heard about some of its mysteries from the late Neville Goddard.” The lecture is a good intro to the subject.

Neville’s Lectures mentioning the Hebrew Alphabet (Qabalah or Cabala as it was printed in Neville’s lectures)
“Freedom for All” (1942) [FULL BOOK]
“The Father”
“The Cabala”
“A Confession of Faith”
Where Are You Staying?
The Sower
“Be Imitators of God”
“Judas the Revealer”
“Ask What I Shall Give You”
“A Confession of Faith”

Excerpt from The Quantum Gods. The Origin and Nature of Matter and Consciousness

Samuel Bousky a research physicist specializing in the application of laser technology to high density data recording systems. (The Symbolic Qabalah can be described as a metaphysical, high density data recording system.)

The following section explains the methods that Samuel Bousky has used to uncover the Creative Law. In the process of its description, he gives many examples of the application of the Literal and Symbolic Qabalah to scripture. The information is taken from a series of taped lectures Sam gave at Finca La Follenca, a residential growth center in the south of Spain, in the spring of 1972.

I think it is important to point out that Sam does not consider himself to be a religious man but a man of science. He had no interest in the Bible before he heard about some of its mysteries from the late Neville Goddard.

The Creative Law


The Creative Law, as it is presented here, was formulated by Samuel Bousky of Redwood City, California. He is a research physicist specializing in the application of laser technology to high density data recording systems. (The Symbolic Qabalah can be described as a metaphysical, high density data recording system.) He says that decoding scripture with the use of the Qabalistic code is his hobby.

In a statement as to how he discovered it, Sam says: ‘I didn’t hear voices or have any visions; nor did I read it in a book. I put it together like a jigsaw puzzle, only, for me, it was more difficult since I didn’t recognize the pieces when I first saw them.

I think it is important to point out that Sam does not consider himself to be a religious man but a man of science. He had no interest in the Bible before he heard about some of its mysteries from the late Neville Goddard.

Sam discovered – or, more accurately, rediscovered – it, by applying the codification systems of the Literal and Symbolic Qabalah to the Hebrew text of the Bible. Although the source of this material is the Bible, he does not claim (nor do I) that the Creative Law should be believed simply because the Bible is its source. Belief or faith in something should be used as a hypothesis is used in science – a temporary model for, or method of, discovering what is actually true or useful. It is not necessarily the truth itself.

In 1969, Sam gave two weekend seminars on the Creative Law for me and my associates at Bridge Mountain Foundation, a small residential growth center in Ben Lomond, California.

Since then many of those present, including myself, have applied its principles successfully to various aspects of our lives. In using the Creative Law, I have concluded that it is the method by which each human being creates and sustains his or her thoughts, feelings, and behavior. It is how we program our minds with attitudes, assumptions, and beliefs. It is how we create mental images of ourselves called egos. It is how we participate in socially created systems, such as the existing religious, economic, and political systems. It is the way we create the circumstances of our lives, and the events which we either call accident or assign to fate.

It is also a law not unlike the laws of gravity and electromagnetism. It is in operation in our lives whether or not we are conscious of its existence, and whether or not we believe it to to be good or bad.

Before we knew about the many physical laws that affect us we were more or less subject to them. Now that we understand them we have gained the ability to use them. As a result, our ability to change things for what we consider to be the better has increased a thousand fold.

For most of us the principle called the Creative Law is deeply subconscious. Nevertheless, it is active in the lives of all of us.

Such laws do not have a built-in morality. They function in directions both for and against us. If we wish to utilize a law to improve our circumstance then we must first make it conscious to ourselves and understand its principles.

This law, unlike the laws of physics, operates not only in the physical world but also in the spiritual and psychological worlds It therefore is harder to pin down in laboratory situations and will probably not be discovered by science for quite some time, if ever. There is, then, no proof that the Creative Law exists nor that it functions in the ways that are described here. But scientists have no proof that gravity and electricity exist as they conceive them; nor do they know exactly what they are. Science has simply learned to utilize them and describe their functions.

The way that scientists prove the existence of some law or principle is by showing that other scientists in a different laboratory can use the law and get the same results. This is the way you will prove to yourself the existence of the Creative Law in the laboratory of your own life.

The following section explains the methods that Samuel Bousky has used to uncover the Creative Law. In the process of its description, he gives many examples of the application of the Literal and Symbolic Qabalah to scripture. The information is taken from a series of taped lectures Sam gave at Finca La Follenca, a residential growth center in the south of Spain, in the spring of 1972.

At the beginning of the lectures, Sam points out that each one of us is a creative being. By this he means that we are creative far beyond the usual connotation of that word. We are not only creative in the artistic or constructive sense but we are able to change basic things in our personal and interpersonal lives.

Again, there is no way to prove this fact. It can only be proved by each person who tries it and finds that it works for him in his daily life.

The Four Levels of comprehension in the Bible

As I have mentioned, Samuel Bousky uncovered the Creative Law (or principle) by applying the Literal and Symbolic aspects of Qabalah to the Hebrew text of the Bible*. In order to understand the Creative Law and appreciate its significance, the way in which it was unearthed should be understood.

“In addition to Qabalistic references Sam uses some definitions and meanings
obtained from the Unity Dictionary and Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance.

The Bible is written on four levels of comprehension – the historical, allegorical, cryptic, and Qabalistic levels.

The Historical Level

The historical level of the Bible is a narrative of the events which took place in the lives of the Jewish and Christian peoples over a period of some 4.000 years.

The Allegorical Level

The allegorical level of the Bible is a hidden description of a step by step process of personal spiritual evolution. To paraphrase Sam’s statements, he says that the whole allegorical story of the Bible is the development from Adam to Christ of each individual human being. Adam is prototype Man, the animal nature. Christ is the God-Man, the divine nature. The Bible is a detailed story of that growth, its pitfalls, the directions it takes, and the guidance needed when taking the journey.

All the names in the Bible, especially those of the Old Testament, are codified personal names representing stages of consciousness. All the places in the Bible are conditions under which these states of consciousness exist. These states and conditions of consciousness refer to stages that each individual human being goes through in his or her personal growth.

The Bible actually states that there is allegory in it. Paul says: For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and one by a freed woman. He who was of the slave was born after the flesh. He of the free woman was by promise. These things are an allegory, for these are the two covenants, one from Mt. Sinai and one from Jerusalem.’ (Galatians, 4.22-0)

Let us see, then, what the allegory of Abraham and his two sons might also be saying: Abraham means the state of faith or the beginning of spiritual growth; Sarah, the name of the free woman indicates the state of bringing forth divine consciousness: Hagar, the slave woman, means consciousness of the material world or the facade of the personality: Sarah gives birth to Isaac which means the joyous dawning of divine consciousness while Hagar gives birth to Ishmael which is the state of listening inattentively: Sinai refers to some moral code or law enforced on an individual from the outside while Jerusalem, a contraction of two Hebrew words – yara, which means outward flow, and shalom which means peace and harmony – indicates a natural out flowing of a morality which comes from inner harmony.

By introducing the allegorical meanings, we can see what Paul was probably saying: If you place all your faith in the facade of your materially oriented personality you will attain only a limited awareness, one which requires a moral code to prevent you from being too destructive. If, however, you invest your faith in the bringing forth of your divine nature, you will experience a joyous dawning of divine consciousness within you, one that requires no outside moral code, since you will be in harmony with the universe.

The Cryptic Level

The Cryptic level of the Bible is the secret code or cipher that is hidden within the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The Hebrew alphabet is one in which every letter is also a word. Each letter, as we have said, is also a number and has associated with it an archetypal idea.

The first letter, aleph, is an outpouring of breath. It has no sound of its own except when associated with a vowel sound. Aleph itself is the expiration or expression referred to in the Bible as The Word (of God). Aleph corresponds to A in English, is numerically 1, and, as a word, means ox. The ideas associated with aleph are power or strength, insemination or initiation of the creative power.

The second letter, bayt, is the number 2 and means house. The idea associated with bayt is that which goes on within (us).

Ghimel is the third letter, numerically s. meaning camel. The idea behind ghimel is transition or movement.

Dallet equals and means door. It indicates egress or ingress, or the crossing of a threshold or barrier.

It would take a tremendous number of words to describe fully the archetypal idea behind each letter. These words would tend to be interpreted differently in various cultures and at various times. To preserve their essential meaning, the archetypal ideas contained in the Hebrew letters are presented in pictorial form in the Tarot, using universally understood symbology. Our modern playing cards are derived from the Tarot deck. The fifty-two cards in the modern playing card deck came from what is called the minor arcana (pictures containing mysteries). The major arcana of the Tarot deck consists of an additional twenty. two picture cards. It is in the latter that the archetypal ideas are to be found.

There are over three hundred versions of the classical Tarot, Less than ten of these are readily available today. Since all the decks are slightly different and give different Hebrew letter correspondences, I should mention that Samuel Bousky uses the Tarot deck published by the Builders of the Adytum, in Los Angeles, California and the meanings given in Paul Case’s book.

The following is an example of how the Tarot is substituted for the corresponding Hebrew letters to expose a greater under standing of their meaning. (The cards give so much intuitive understanding that any attempt to put their total significance in words is to lose their essential message. It is like describing any picture; what is derived from the picture is dependent on the mood and insight of the observer and the depth of his under standing of what he sees.)

Abram is the name of the patriarch of the Jewish people. The literal translation of Abram is ‘Mighty Father’. The cryptic significance of Abram is found by laying down, side by side, the four Tarot cards which represent the ideas contained in the four Hebrew letters which spell the name. Anyone who tries this will find that these pictures contain a tremendous amount of information. Within our context here, their message can be stated briefly as the initiation of the mighty power within (each of us). The word which best expresses the state of consciousness meant by the name Abram is faith.

Later on in the Bible, God changes Abram’s name by adding a fifth letter, H. to his name making it Abraham. The literal translation of Abraham is ‘Father of a multitude of things (within ourselves)’. The cryptic significance is found by placing the Tarot card for the Hebrew H in the middle of the four cards representing Abram. The additional card changes the meaning of the state of consciousness called Abram. Abraham now means “the realization of the expression of the mighty power within (each of us)’In short, what was once pure faith is now a faith that we are conscious of and can, therefore, use.

Other cryptic meanings are derived from the numerical correspondences. The following is an example.

In Genesis, ‘Abram went in search for Lot (who had been captured by the Edomite Kings) and took with him three hundred and eighteen servants born in his own household.’ We might ask how Abram, having arrived poor in Canaan, a little over a year before, was able to get to the point of having three hundred and eighteen servants born in his own household. Wherever scripture is translated into nonsense, you can be sure that, there. you will find a message in code.

Abram, as we have suggested, means faith. Lot, decoded, means that which is hidden’. So, when in faith you go in search for that which is hidden you are to take three hundred and cighteen servants from your own household (house indicating that which is within). The key to understanding this statement is found in the number 318. Since each Hebrew letter is also a number, we simply substitute the corresponding letters for the number: 300 = sheen; 10 = yod; 8=chayt; the word that they spell is the verb ‘to meditate. The statement simply means that if you want to find what is hidden, meditate.

In the Book of Revelation, chapter 14. we find, ‘A lamb stood on Mt. Zion and with him one hundred and forty four thousand, having his father’s name written in their foreheads… and they sung a new song and no man could learn that song but the one hundred and forty four thousand which were redeemed from this earth.’

The key to the above statement is in the number 144.000 100 = gof, which means the back of the head; the medulla oblongata (in the back of the head) is the source of material, or physical, awareness. 40-mem, which means water or spirit. 4 = dallet, indicating the crossing of a threshold. 1,000 means association or advancement. The Biblical phrase then can be read as follows: Those who succeed in advancing their consciousness from the state of material awareness (back of the head) to the forehead (the location of the third eye or ajna chakra which, when opened, gives spiritual awareness) are the ones who shall redeem themselves (gain the freedom of their divine nature).

The Qabalistic Level

The Qabalistic level of biblical comprehension is more difficult to describe. This is because it covers a vast amount of information. This level includes all the information held within the symbolism of the Tree of Life with its ten Sephiroth acting in four Qabalistic worlds. It also includes the twenty-two paths which connect the Sephiroth in each of the four worlds and the significance of the over four hundred titles, assignations, and correspondences which are found in the symbolic Qabalah.

Some of the vast amount of symbolism connected with the Symbolic Qabalah is presented graphically in the first chapter.

The Tree of Life, the backbone of the Qabalah, is referred to directly in only two books of the Bible — the first and the last. In the garden of Eden there are two trees. One is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil which God tells Adam (mankind) to leave alone. The other is the tree of life, of which God tells Adam to partake freely.

The name Tree of Life comes from two Hebrew words which can be translated as “plan or concept of existence. The diagram of the tree consists of ten Sephiroth or spheres which are arranged in three columns vertically and seven levels horizontally. The top sphere, called Kether (Crown), represents heaven and the bottom sphere, called Malkuth, represents earth.

Scripture refers often to various aspects of the tree. This is also part of the Qabalistic level of comprehension found in the Bible. In Matthew there are references to the kingdom of heaven. The original Greek word from which heaven is translated is plural. A more accurate translation would be ‘kingdom of heavens’. This refers to the seven heavens, or levels of the Tree of Life.
Solomon’s temple with its two columns with a door in be tween also refers to the tree and its three columns. Christ is crucified between two crosses bearing the two thieves. The two outer columns of the tree represent that which robs us from being ‘on the path’ or in balance. The center column of the tree is appropriately called the Path.

The Sephira (sphere) on the fourth level on the middle column, half way between heaven and earth is called Tiphareth which means beauty. This is the level of Christ consciousness. Christ, as with all names in the Bible, refers not to a personage but to a state of consciousness which the man Jesus is said to have achieved. The top sphere, called heaven, is also called “Father’ because heaven refers to the heaven within’, which cryptically is found in the Hebrew word for father. The Bible * See Pp. 28, 29, quotes Jesus as saying, ‘No one comes to the Father except by me’ (John, 14.6). The state of consciousness called Christ which Jesus was personifying is the state of Love. This state on the Tree of Life must be passed through to get from the lowest state to the highest state.

In Matthew (1.17) we find: ‘There are fourteen generations from Abraham to David and fourteen generations from David to the carrying away into Babylon and fourteen generations from Babylon to Christ’. The key is the number 14: 10 = yod which indicates power; 4 = dallet which denotes significant change, or progression. The statement means that there are four major stages of progress: Abraham, the state of consciousness of faith, trust or conviction, which corresponds to the tenth Sephira: David, the state of the recognition of the divine power within, which corresponds to the ninth Sephira; Babylon, a condition of consciousness in which there is confusion, disharmony, or division, which corresponds to the seventh and eighth Sephiroth which are not on the path, signifying the confusion most of us experience in the dichotomy between our thoughts and feelings: Christ, the state of consciousness we call Love, occupies the sixth Sephira on the fourth level of the Tree indicating inner beauty.

Extracting the Creative Principle from Genesis

To discover the Creative Law, Samuel Bousky opened the Bible to the first page. He applied the principles and understanding which he had gained from the Literal and Symbolic Qabalah to the Hebrew.

The source of the Creative Law is the first book of Moses, called Genesis. But Genesis is not the real title of the first book of the Bible. The accepted title comes from the Greek translation of the Hebrew word which means ‘generations’. The Hebrew word from which Genesis is derived is not found in the first chapter at all but in the second which reads, ‘And these are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created’. (Genesis, 2-4-).

Traditionally, the first word of a chapter in Hebrew is also the title. Breshith is the first word and therefore the proper title of the chapter. Breshith according to Sam means ‘the Principle’. The second word in the Hebrew is bara which is translated as ‘created’. But bara can also be translated as ‘creates’ (present tense). All the English versions imply that we are about to learn how creation was created at some time in the past. It actually indicates that we are about to learn the principle of creation which is active in the present.

Through mistranslation, the title and meaning of the first chapter was included in the text, thereby hiding its true meaning. Another mistranslation is found in the ending of the first chapter. In the Hebrew, the first three verses of the second chapter are part of the first; all seven days of creation are included in the first chapter.

Placing the first word, breshith, in the title, the second word, bara, becomes the first word of the first line. The second word is Elohim which is translated as ‘God’ in English. Elohim is both a masculine and feminine word, and is plural. To Sam. this word indicates a trinity of divine forces. To me it indicates something else. For the present, we will use Sam’s definition of divine forces and discuss them in more detail later.

The phrase which begins the Bible can thus be translated as follows: “The divine forces create that which to us (which to us’ is normally translated as ‘even’) is the heavens and that which to us is the earth.”

As we have said, the word ‘heavens’ refers to the stages of consciousness through which we evolve and these are symbolized in the Tree of Life by the seven levels of the Sephiroth. Earth refers to the material existence symbolized by the tenth Sephira in the lowest of the seven heavens.

This indicates that the Elohim are creating not only the physical world but also the emotional, mental and spiritual realms as well.

This is an important point since, in the development of the model of psychometaphysics which we are leading up to thoughts, feelings, and matter are aspects of one continuous process, and not separate phenomena as commonly assumed.

The next statement in Genesis is a preamble to the seven days of creation, and not a part of them: ‘And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.’ (Genesis, 1.2.)

The words ‘without form’ are from a Hebrew word which also means superficial; upon is also lofty. “The face of is the Hebrew equivalent of awareness. ‘Deep’ indicates surging waters and Qabalistically refers to the process of visualization. ‘Spirit means breath or that which emanates forward. ‘Move’ means to hover or concentrate over. ‘Waters’ denotes visions or imagination.
The preamble to the seven days of creation can thus be translated (or decoded) as follows: “Our material existence was meaningless and superficial. We are unaware of the potential we would have in an elevated awareness so the essence of the divine forces within us our spiritual selves) are concentrating on this awareness to attain the heights of creativity.’ Another way of reading this is: ‘The divine forces within us vitalize an imaginative activity through the concentration of awareness.”

The First Day of Creation

And God said, Let there be light: And there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.’ (Genesis, 1.3-5.) • This description of the first day and those following are paraphrases of the biblical text used by Samuel Bousky.

‘Said’ means desire or determination. ‘Light’ is illumination or comprehension. ‘Day is the present or awareness of the now, and refers to a stage in a process. ‘Night’ means obscure or unawareness of the present. In the first day there are four basic qualities referred to, which we can place under the heading of determination: desire (from the word ‘said’), awareness (in the sense of changing from an unaware state to an aware state). decision (determination to effect a change), and selection (the identification of what is to be changed).
It is interesting to note that at the end of each ‘day’ the Bible says: ‘And the evening and the morning were the … day.’ As we grow in awareness, at first we don’t comprehend (evening) and then we do (morning). In modern thinking, we would, of course, refer to a day as morning and night. ‘Day’ refers to a stage in a process and not a definite period of time.

The Second Day

“And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.’ To paraphrase the text, the waters below the firmament were divided from those above.

“Firmament’ is from the verb to pound or make firm. It means to make firm a distinction. ‘Waters’ denotes imaginative thoughts or the process of visualization. On the second day, then. a distinction is made between a visualization which we intend to materialize and one which we do not. The second day des cribes an evaluation which follows the determination of the first day (stage)

The Third Day

On the third day the water is gathered together to let dry land appear. The land is called earth and the land brings forth grass, herbs, and fruit trees yielding seed after its own kind. This stage which talks about the bringing forth of life for the first time we will refer to as the stage of conception.

The Fourth Day

“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: … and God made two great lights … to rule the day and the night… he made the stars also … And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.’ (Genesis, 1.14-19.)

The sun, moon, and stars, etc. form the background of the manifestation to come. We will refer to this stage of our creative process as attitude, since it is the mental framework or background for our individual creative endeavor.

The Fifth Day

“And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth … God created great whales, and every living creature that moves in the waters. (Genesis. 1.20-23.)

This stage has to do with movement above and below the waters (the visualization) and refers to the feeling or emotion we add to our process of visualization.

The Sixth Day

On the sixth day God creates the living creatures of the earth – cattle, beasts, creeping things, etc. He creates Man in his own image, both male and female and gives Man, ‘dominion over the earth and all that is upon it. (Genesis, 1.24-31.)

The key to the sixth stage is that God creates a duplication or reflection of himself. Man in the visualization process.

The Seventh Day

‘On the seventh day God ended his work which he had made: and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.’ (Genesis, 2.2-3.)

This statement, in bad English, is actually a mistranslation. It more correctly should read: ‘And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it because in it rested all the work which God created to be made. The two statements indicate two different stages of creation. First the creative act takes place in the spiritual realm. then the formation occurs in the physical. The Samuel Bousky translation states that the creative act has already taken place in the spiritual realm, but the formation has not yet occurred. This stage of the creative process is a stage of expectant inactivity or gestation.

The seven days of creation, then, describe a process which occurs within each of us.

Since the process is indicated as occurring on the spiritual plane’ it is something that we do within ourselves. This is a meditation done without any outward physical activity. ‘Spiritual’ is simply an archaic way of referring to the essential self or the ‘I’ of the individual.

The model of psychometaphysics, which we are leading up to is an attempt to describe the nature of the ‘I’. At this point in our search, suffice it to say that in using the Creative Law you will experience, more directly than words can indicate, the basic, creative nature of your ‘I’.

The Bible says that Man is created in the image and likeness of God. The Hebrew word for image comes from the verb ‘to shade’. The noun means shadow, fantasy, illusion, or resemblance. The noun, translated as ‘likeness’ means resemblance, similitude, model, or likeness in the sense of a blood relationship. The word image suggests that we are not talking about the body, personality, character structure, or ego of man but some non-physical aspect. The phrase means that Man is the duplication of a divine essence (called God). In the New Testament Jesus states that it is not he (his physical personage) who does the work but that it is the father within who does it.

You are not your body, mind, or personality. These are the activities of the real ‘you’ which is a spiritual essence. This spiritual essence is like God. It is basically creative.

The Principles of the Creative Law

The Creative Law is actuated by using two basic creative capabilities: creative imagination and feeling. It also requires faith in its deepest sense.

We tend to think of faith as mental or intellectual acceptance. The word in Hebrew is translated as faith, belief, or conviction. In the biblical Book of Hebrews it says, ‘Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things unseen.’ Faith is the basis of things expected or the evidence of things yet to be experienced. Also in Hebrews, we find, Through faith we under stand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that things which are seen are not made of things which do appear.’ God, under the name Jehovah, means the power of the divine essence within us.

In Hebrew, ‘word’ means exhalation or expression. Samuel Bousky decodes this to mean, ‘Your worlds (things you are involved in) are created by the expression of the divine capability within you.’ Faith, then, is a motivating pattern within your inner consciousness. It is the investment you have made in your deepest expectations about yourself and life. Faith is manifested in your actions and feeling and not necessarily by your words and thoughts.

There are three basic principles of creativity: first, a union must occur between the male and female aspects of our nature; second, there has to be a vitalization; third, there must be some direction which guides the process to fruition.

The male aspect can be called determination. The female aspect is visualization. The union occurs through the channel of activated intelligence or imagination. The switch which turns the process on (vitalization) is feeling or emotion.

The key to all dynamic processes, including the Creative Law, is the Tetragrammaton in the Qabalah. The Tetragrammaton is the ‘Name’, translated as ‘Lord’ in the Authorized Version, and as ‘Jehovah’ in the Revised Version of the Bible. The Tetragrammaton is not the name of a personage. It is a cryptic formula related to the Hebrew verb “to be”. Its closest translation is:

That which was, that which is, and that which will be.’ This ‘Name’ is spelled yod-hay-vahay. It is the fourfold process called God, as described in Chapter One.

Any dynamic system has the four aspects of force, pattern, activity and form (which the Tetragrammaton refers to). To sprinkle a lawn you need the force of the water pressure, the pattern (structure) of the hose to guide the force, the activity of the water moving through the hose, and the form or result which is the watering of the lawn.

These four aspects echo throughout the Bible in both its construction and what it says. In Revelation there are the four beasts: the lion, eagle, bull, and man. (Aside from their biblical significance, they represent the four fixed signs of the zodiac.) The four gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John portray Christ as a servant, king, man, and divine being.

The Creative Law has these four aspects within it. Determination is the force, visualization is the patterning, emotion is the activating factor, and the fourth aspect, form, corresponds to the gestation period in which the process is allowed to bring forth its result.

These four principles can be applied to the physical world as a whole. The forces of the physical world are the gravitational, electromagnetic, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. Samuel Bousky equates the pattern or structural aspect with space itself. The activity is time. The form is matter.

There is an old Qabalistic doctrine which states: “As it is above, so it is below.’ Sam has taken this to indicate that there are spiritual equivalents to these four physical manifestations of force, pattern, activity, and form. According to him the analogous spiritual dimension corresponding to physical space is existence. Corresponding to the dimension of time is consciousness (awareness of existence). The fourth aspect, relating to matter, he refers to as something akin to the Sanskrit akasha. The only word in English which may be adequate is ‘etheric (matter). In the spiritual world, there is something which has the qualities of matter, which acts as a recording medium. The akasha, or etheric matter, records all events in consciousness as our bodies record all the events in our lives.

Corresponding to the forces of physics are the forces of the spiritual realm. Sam’s conception of the spiritual forces is based on the name Elohim. The name of God in Genesis who creates the world is Elohim. God, known by this name, is ‘The only one God from which all things come.’ The name is both masculine and feminine and is plural. The first syllable. El is composed of aleph lammed Aleph indicates divine energy: lammed indicates that which stimulates. The El, then, indicates the idea of force. Since Elohim is plural, then it must indicate forces.

The only words in the Bible, also translated as God, which are compounds containing the syllable El are: El Chaddai which decodes as ‘life’; El Elom which decodes as ‘mind’; and El Elyon which means ‘soul’. Sam considers the three forces of the spiritual world, collectively known under the name Elohim, to be the life force, mind force, and soul force.

Further, he considers that the three forces which operate in the spiritual world affect us in different ways. The life force sustains life as we know it. The mind force causes our thoughts and self consciousness. The soul force stimulates our personal growth. Sam believes also that it is these three forces which are referred to as the ‘Father, Son, and Holy Ghost’.

This decoding of the name Elohim to indicate the forces of life, mind and soul implies a certain kind of cosmogony. In this picture of reality, the self seems to be subject to these preexisting forces whose source remains unknown. If it is true that the life force sustains all life forms including ourselves and the soul force stimulates our evolutionary growth in consciousness and the mind force produces our self-consciousness and the very thoughts that we think, then what is left for the self to do? Is it the self that initiates the creative process? Or does the mind force produce the creative thought at the urging of the soul force? What then is the self?

In part two, entitled ‘Psychometaphysics’, I will derive a radically different interpretation of the name Elohim, and therefore a different cosmogony. Although Sam and I differ on this point, our differences have no effect on the efficacy of the Creative Law.

The fact is that the Creative Law works. I have used it, as have many of my students and friends. I have found it in many forms, for example in Maxwell Maltz Psychocybernetics.Several growth-oriented psychotherapies and training courses use it. And elements of the creative process are used in Gestalt Therapy and Psychosynthesis, as well as being incorporated in self-improvement schemes including hypnosis techniques.

As with any real law of nature, it works whether or not you are conscious of it or believe in it. Everyone uses it and is affected by it even though it remains deeply unconscious for the overwhelming majority of people on this planet.

The Technique of the Creative Law

Introduction I hope that in presenting the Creative Law technique in its practical form that the reader may recognize it as a process he or she is already using to some degree. I also believe that it is much better to learn the technique first hand from someone who knows how to use it, and is aware of the effects it can have on one’s life, rather than to attempt to get it from a book.

I am presenting it here because it exemplifies the process described later under the heading “The Co-Creation’ in the second part of this work. To describe these creative processes philosophically would, I believe, tend to give the reader the idea that the processes are spoken of in a metaphorical way. Neither the Creative Law nor the process of the Co-Creation of Matter and Consciousness are metaphors or parables. They are the practical means whereby creation takes place on both personal and universal levels.

The First Stage

The first stage is concerned with your determination. There are four aspects of determination which should be considered: 1) you must be aware of or believe that there is something available to you which will better your life in some way: 2) you must have a real desire to get what you want; 3) you must make a firm decision to do something about obtaining what you want; 4) you must select precisely what it is that you want as an end result.

The Second Stage

The second stage is one of consolidation. In this stage you must evaluate the desire which motivates you to want what you have chosen in the first stage. Is what you desire now what you will want later? Are you sure what you want the end result to be? Is it the ultimate goal or something only part way toward gaining it? Through this stage of evaluation you must make firm your selection of the end result.

Check with yourself and see if it is really all right if : 1) you use this technique for getting what you want (some with conventional religious upbringing may find this a difficult question); 2) it is correct, in your own estimation, to get what you want. If the answer to either of these questions is ‘no’ then simply do not use this process until you feel right about doing it.

The Third Stage

The third stage is the conception stage. You must conceive a Visionary activity (use your imagination) that indicates or intimates that what you want has already taken place. Your men tal scene must show that what you desire is already yours. You must contrive a scene which you can casily believe. You must see yourself as a participant in your scene.

The Fourth Stage

The fourth stage is concerned with your background attitude. Your attitude produces the motivating feeling with which you will vitalize your creative process. Your attitude is carried for ward through the process and will effect the result.

If your attitude toward what you are doing is negative then the result of your effort may well turn out to be destructive for you, rather than creative. There is no morality built into it. It is simply that you will reap what you sow’. By ‘negative’, I mean an attitude of doing it out of fear, anxiety, disgust, revenge, or with the intent to do harm or manipulate someone. By positive attitude I mean doing it out of charity, empathy, gratitude, or joy. This means that a positive state of mind is required. To try to undo something with your creative power is less effective than creating something better in its place.

Secondly, don’t be a ‘do-gooder’. Your attitude may not be as pure as you think it is. Don’t interfere with other people’s lives. If you are trying to impress someone then you’re missing the point. This process is for you to become more in touch with your deepest nature, not to enhance your ego.

The Fifth Stage

Stages one to four are really planning stages. The fifth stage is where you actually begin to do something. Sit back and close your eyes. Get a feeling of being centered deep within your self. Allow yourself to relax as fully as you can while remaining totally awake. Play through the scene you have been planning in your imagination. It is very important that you see yourself as participating in the scene as an actor plays a role. Do not see yourself outside the scene as if you were watching a movie or you will not be a participant in the result. Run through the scene in the present tense. In your imagination you should be participating in a scene that is happening now. If you set it up to happen in the future or past it will always be happening in the future or past and you will never experience it in reality.

While running through your scene, do it with deep feeling Experience now the feeling you would have if the scene desired was actually taking place. Feeling is what turns the switch on and makes it happen. The emotion you add to your scene is what vitalizes it. The more fervently you can create the appropriate feeling, the better.

It is also important to bring your senses into play. See yourself and the scene in as much detail as you can. Touch, taste, smell, and hear as much of what you are creating as you can. Some people have difficulty visualising the scene in pictures. Don’t let this stop you. It is the intent and basic ideas which are important and not a three-dimentional color vision; remember that, in imagination, what you place there is simply there because you intend it to be there. It will remain as long as your intent remains.

The Sixth Stage

The sixth stage has to do with reflection and conviction. The scene you have created with its emotional content is a reflection of your desire. In another sense, the scene is reflected back to you. Although it often does not occur in the first few times you try this technique, you will feel something happen within you as you energize the scene with your emotion. You will gain a feeling of conviction, a sense that the scene is taking hold. It is feed-back from your emotional circuitry.

The Seventh Stage

The seventh step requires that you stop your effort and ‘rest expectantly. Here, you take your mind off what you have done and allow the universe to bring it forth into manifestation. This is the gestation process. After planting your seed do not disturb.

To nourish your creation simply know that it is on the way to fruition. The Bible indicates that harvest time always follows seed time.

Here are some additional helpful hints that you may find

1. Many people find it difficult to pick out something which they really want in life. It is best to find something simple to try at first, to prove that you can do it successfully. When Samuel Bousky first taught it to me he suggested using the creative process to find a quarter (American 25 cent piece). Out of twenty-two people present who tried this eighteen were successful in the period of one week. Another test’ is to use it to find a parking space in front of or near some place you are going to in the city in the near future. Another simple exercise is to have some long-lost friend contact you again through writing or calling you on the phone. The confidence you gain from starting with these simple things will help you when you are attempting something much more important.

Among other things you may want to do with the process is worry about things that may happen in the future, you may notice that you are using the same process to create for yourself something you don’t want. Rather than worrying about getting a job, or passing an examination, set up your scene showing yourself as having got the job or having passed the exam.

The creative process can be used to improve many aspects of your life. You can improve your memory, state of being, thinking habits, your health, and change the circumstances of your life in many ways.

2. Make your scene as general as possible at first. If you are inexperienced in using the process and you have not yet established a firm belief in its effectiveness, do not try for miracles. Your imaginative scene should not include such details as time factors and specific ways in which you want your results to take place. So in finding a coin, for example, do not visualize the exact time and place in which you will find it. Your scene should generally imply a place and you should leave the time it takes you to find it to ‘circumstance’.

An effective way of being general and dealing with difficult scenes is to set up a scene showing you and a friend having a conversation. In the imaginary conversation hear yourself saying to your friend that you have received or achieved what you wanted.

3. It is fine to repeat the creative process to get something Allow time to pass before you repeat it for the same thing. Once or twice a day is sufficient. Used too often it loses its effectiveness. When repeating it, always have the attitude that it is already on its way to fruition and that you are helping it along.

4. Remember that it will take time for your creative efforts to manifest in your experience. Be patient. You have been doing this process unconsciously for years. It may take some time for your old unconscious creations to be replaced by your conscious ones.

5. The seven stages of the creative process are actually one stage. If you were perfectly clear about what you wanted, and had no conflicting mental attitudes or doubtful feelings, then what you received would be a perfect reflection of your intent. After practising the seven stages for a while, you may find that you only need to intend for your intention to become manifest.
Additional References in the Bible.

Other statements can be found in scripture which refer to the Creative Law: Jesus said. “When you pray, enter into your closet and, when you have shut the door, pray to your father which is in secret and your father which seeth in secret will reward you openly.” (Matthew, 6.6)

Jesus said, ‘When you pray, believe that you have already received and you shall have it.” (Some Bibles mistranslate this as ‘will receive’) (Mark. 11.2) And, ‘Commit thy works unto the Lord (inner power of being) and thy thoughts shall be established.” (Proverbs, 163)

The fourth commandment reads: “Observe the sabbath day to keep it holy as Jehovah, your God, commanded you. Six days shall you labor and do all your work, but the seventh is a sabbath to Jehovah, your God. In it you shall not do any work, not you or your son or your daughter or your man servant or your maid servant or your ox or your ass or any of your cattle or the sojourner within your gates that your man servant and maid servant may rest as well as you.”

Jehovah. your God’ means the creative power of being within you; ‘son’ means the act of using your creative capability:

daughter is your ability to conceptualize: ‘man servant’ means anxiety: ‘maid servant’ means fear; ‘ox’, in this case, means your ability to analyse; ‘ass’ refers to a reassessment: ‘cattle’ means inner turmoil; sojourner’ is alienation; ‘gate’ indicates thought.

To paraphrase the fourth commandment according to Samuel Bousky: ‘Remember, in the release stage, to maintain it faith fully as your inner divinity requires. Maintain your activity through six stages, but the seventh stage is a release to your inner divinity. During it, there shall be no activity, not within you, nor of your creative power, nor of your conceptive ability. Do not be anxious, fearful. Do not analyse or reassess it. Do not allow any alienation or turmoil to fill your thoughts, so that your anxiety and fear may rest as well as you.’


What all this implies is that each of us is experiencing now exactly what we have created for ourselves. All human beings on this planet live in a pure democracy (all political connotations aside). Each of our innermost desires counts as one vote in the overall election of reality.

At first, this suggestion seems highly unlikely. Even if we our selves are not suffering in some way, we know of many whose circumstances leave much to be desired. Why, then, are people creating misery for themselves? Why is mankind often imposing war, starvation, slavery, and repression on itself?

Could it be that the Creative Law operates in a destructive way when left unconscious? Perhaps those who are consciously using their creative capabilities are more successful in life than those who are not or don’t know about it.

Perhaps those who believe that fate or some outside God is the only source of their circumstance find themselves unmotivated to seek their own personal creative capacity. Perhaps it is a religion, philosophy, or political system which reinforces and sustains the idea that circumstance cannot be overcome by the individual. Do we not tend to believe that some God, or leader, or society itself, is ultimately responsible?

Perhaps it is because most people do not have direct experience of their own true nature as creative beings. Most of us are still identified with being a body or a mind and can conceive of nothing more. Perhaps we are at the stage of evolution in which survival is still the motivating factor in most of our lives and these so-called spiritual endeavors are left to those who are al ready surviving successfully. Perhaps all of these factors contribute to the way things are.

The purpose of this work is to help change all that. It is my belief that once people get in touch with their true natures and utilize their creative capabilities consciously the world will be a much better place. I base this belief on the assumption that each of us essentially wants the same thing: a harmonious life of fulfilling work and loving relationships with others, based on the freedom and dignity of the individual. I believe that if consciousness is increased by each individual then social systems will evolve which will reflect and aid the evolution of consciousness for all.

I realize that this is a Utopian vision and that Utopias are frowned upon these days. But if you had your choice, isn’t that what you would want? But my purpose in writing this is not to describe a Utopia. It is to describe the nature of reality as it is now. From this description certain things will be seen as keys to improving life as we know it. The model of Psychometaphysics which follows, and the subsequent chapter on a method of consciousness expansion called Enlightenment Intensive hold some important and practical keys to bringing about this improvement.


Love, Jeff. The Quantum Gods. The Origin and Nature of Matter and Consciousness. New York: Samuel
Weiser, 1976 and 1979.

Love presents “Qabalah” in the light of Samuel Bousky’s teachings. While no works by Bousky are listed
among Love’s references, Love does mention a “lecture given by Samuel Bousky at Bridge Mountain
Foundation, Ben Lomond, California, 1969.”

Three books by Samuel Bousky are circulating:
1. Mystical Heritage. Trinity Center: J & L Publications, 1992
2. A Likely Story. Trinity Center: J & L Publications, 1993.
3. The Wizard of Oz Revealed. Weed: Writers Consortium, 1995.

Neville’s Lectures mentioning the Hebrew Alphabet
“Freedom for All” (1942) [FULL BOOK]
“The Father”
“The Cabala”
“A Confession of Faith”
Where Are You Staying?
The Sower
“Be Imitators of God”
“Judas the Revealer”
“Ask What I Shall Give You”
“A Confession of Faith”