Aima (Hebrew AIMA, “mother”) is the maternal principle in¬†Kabbalistic¬†thought associated with¬†Binah, the third¬†Sephirah¬†in the Tree of Life, and paired with Abba, “father,” an aspect of the second Sephirah¬†Chokmah. Some Kabbalistic writings distinguish Aima, the bright fertile mother, and Ama, the dark sterile mother. Such distinction is incorporated in the¬†gematria
since the values of the letters in Aima add to fifty-two equaling the value of Ben, “son,” while those of Ama add to forty-two, a number associated with severity.¬†A.G.H.


Greer, John Michael. The New Encyclopedia of the Occult. St. Paul. MN. Llewellyn Worldwide. 2005. p. 9