According to the Kabbalah, the Sephirot (ñÀôÅéøÈä sphere) are emanations or manifestations of HaShem (G’d), whereby the transcendent G’d relates to the world.
The picture shows a person, listening to the music of the famous composer Johann Sebastian Bach, in whose music heavenly elements are revealed to whosoever wants to open his mind to it. A stream of transcendent emanations is like water flowing under the bridge. The fish in the water represent the never ending movements of life. They are also part of the four elements which surround the Sephirot Tree: Water (the fish), on top of that Air, the fiery angel is the Fire, and the foundation is the Earth, at the bottom. Fire is also hitlahavut, enthusiasm (ìÇäÇá flame), and the angel carries new ideas in the shape of a little human form on his arm, and holds a Torah scroll in the other arm. The human shape could also be the soul which is redeemed, alluding to a quotation from the singing angels in from Goethe’s Faust, which is written in the upper circle of the drawing, the firmament: “Wer immer strebend sich bemüht, den können wir erlösen” (we can redeem him who ever keeps striving).
The bridge is the ancient Roman bridge in the old city of Maastricht (in the Netherlands) connecting the Old World with the city of New York in the New World. Bach sits at his organ and plays his beautiful and stirring music over the city. Angels assist in bringing the heavenly message to the earth.
In a geometrical tree-like structure the ten interconnected Sephirot are depicted: