Aish (AYSh) is the Hebrew for the English man (a male person). On a side note: Adam means human and not man as commonly believed.
In a spiritual context, Aish is the lower soul, the incarnate individual character, represented in a horoscope by the sun sign and/or ascendant. In Qabalah he is the husband of Malkuth. Aish is the one in need of redemption (unlike Adam, generic or cosmic mankind).
Aish belongs to the Gematria of 311, like the following terms:
- RPAL (God the Healer): a title of Hod, the 8th Sephirah, a reference to Aish’s redemption
- Tz PQYAL (contemplation of God): a reference to Binah, the 3rd Sephirah
- KSP NMAS (reprobate silver): this phrase appears in Jeremiah 6:30. Reprobate silver shall men call them, because Jehovah hath rejected them. Reprobate silver indicates our soul or ego that needs purification and evolution. In Qabalah silver is associated with Yesod, the 9th Sephirah, the seat of the lower soul.
Interestingly, Aish (as well as Aisha) stem from the same root: ASh, meaning fire. This hints at the fact that both Aish and Aisha are made of the same substance(s). This secret is also indicated in Gen 2:23, that shows the relationship between Adam, Aisha, and Aish: And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called woman, because from a man she was taken.”
The threesome of Adam, Aish, and Asha is illustrated in Tarot card 6, the Lovers, whereby Adam is the angel (higher self), Aisha the woman, and Aish the man. You can view it here (flesh can also mean genitals).
Mind that in Aramaic, Ash also means foundation – that’s Yesod or the Yetziratic world in which Adam and Aisha were formed.
Ash belongs to the Gematria of 301, like MNVRH, Menorah, the seven-fold lamp-stand. Mind that the phrase the menorah adds up to 306, the Gematria of Aisha. The menorah is a symbol of the seven chakras in our body, which have one source (one stand): the life-power. Ash is one representation of the life-power (in Hebrew ruach chyym). Mind that it’s made of the two mother-letters A (Air) and Sh (fire). It’s the flame or fire inside us that slowly burns out as we grow old. It is also the passion of our individual existence that needs purification.