Cosmic Reference Library Source Sheet
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The Lulav is Palm, Myrtle, Willow. It is the magick wand that was used in ancient water drawing ceremonies connected to Sukkot. It is waved in the 6 directions – ending by raising to the sky and then the earth, which mimics the rain falling to earth. It also makes the sound of rain as it is waved, like a rain stick.
Lulav (Palm, Myrtle, Willow)
It is made up of 3 piece of myrtle, 2 willow, 1palm branch as well as an etrog (citron).
In the choice of plants – it also illustrates the connection to water (EJMMM)
- Palm is dry
- Willow is connected to water, and dries out during the week
- Myrtle retains its moisture during the week
- Etrog is a vessel of moisture
The parts of the Lulav also represent parts of the body and the letters of the Tetragrammaton