#15 Bo (Maqam Sigah)
Maqam Sigah - from the Persian 'third,' as it takes root from the third note of the Rast scale. Sigah is applied on holidays and for the third portions of some books of the Torah; this maqam is used for the cantillation of the Torah in Syrian tradition, and is closely associated with the holiday of Purim.
Bo - the Wind Blows
The wind blows both east and west;
East wind; unreflective, seamless embrace
West wind: self conscious, spirit of inquiry
West: conscious, linear, rational.
East: intuitive, lateral, mystical.
Both winds blow through our camp.
Why We Had to Leave Pharaoh
Western branches eastern roots –
tree of life.
Union sheleimut shalom
integrating dream –
every week a cosmic union.
Par'oh; to rend, to split --
the separator, dis-integrator.
Separate from the Other Side
we had to leave Pharaoh --
to become one with ourselves.
Exodus 10:13, 10:19