Jewish Mysticism
The heart of man does not receive wisdom except by means of the ear, for from there they comprehend the stream that gushes forth from the spring of his supernal wisdom, may he be blessed, to the lower pool … for from the source of the supernal wisdom, which is the supernal faith, flow forth thirty-two paths, the wondrous hidden sources, to the lower faith. Similarly, the physical heart, which is in its pattern, receives from the way of the ear, for the supernal is the ear and the lower the heart, and the supernal crown, which is the essence of this stream, is in the pattern of the ear that receives from what is above it, which is the speech.

Translated by Elliot Wolfson in “Megillat ‘Emet we-‘Emunah- Contemplative Visualization and Mystical Unknowing,” Kabbalah- A Journal for the Study of Jewish Mystical Texts 5 (2000)- 55-110.