Jewish Mysticism
Come and see. When the Holy One, blessed be He, created man, He took his dust from the place of the Temple, and He built his body from the four sides of the world, for all of them gave him strength. Then, He endowed him with the spirit of life, as it is said, “and He breathed into his nostrils a living soul” (Gen. 2-7). Then, he stood and realized that he is [composed] of above and below, and therefore he cleaves to and knows the supernal Wisdom. In this manner all men in the world are integrated above and below, and all those who know how to become sanctified in this world as is appropriate, when they give birth to a son, they draw down upon him a holy spirit from the place where all holy things come forth, and these are called the sons of the Holy One, blessed be He, since the body is made in holiness as is appropriate, so too they give him a spirit from a supernal holy place as is appropriate, and in this manner it is stated.

Translated by Hartley Lachter