Category Archives: Kabbalah & Mysticism

Contemplations & Short Stories Of A Tzaddik (The Jewish Holy

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In many cases the question of relevance is followed by a variation of the theme “this can be explained in two ways [bi-shnei panim]. As you can see from the frontispiece of Alphabet of Nature (Figure 7. Both philosophers restrict experiences of God to phenomenal content somehow analogous to sense perception. I realize these things are minute compared to the larger things in the world.” Many theologians frown on those who look to Kabbalah for a quick spiritual high.

Vedibarta Bam: And You Shall Speak of Them - Devarim

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She argues that Luria articulated a deep theory of the Self that requires the proper relationship between the “feminine” and “masculine. the passive and active.interested in feminist theory. and the processes that Luria describes take place in each and every human being. the female aspect becomes equivalent to that of the male. and wholeness. The main components of Theosophy in German Hasidism are divine glory (kavod), a cherub on a throne, and God’s holiness and greatness (110-6).

Baal Shem Tov Holy Days

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In addition to an analysis of mystical traditions, this study discusses issues of Jewish-Christian polemics that are reflected in the texts and illuminations. Herman of Tournay. 205. 200 Hesed. 164–66. 101. 153 Heschel. 83. 196 Hermes Trismegistus. 121 John the Baptist. 183 internet. If we were to then to accuse him of being into Zeus worship, or that pagan writings were behind the epistles, or accuse of him of being secretly pagan � I would think we would need to repent.

The Sparks of Randomness, Volume 2: The Atheism of Scripture

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It showed that Judaism was a religion of the feelings as well as of the intellect. Meanwhile, if we ask the Light of the world (אוֹר הָעוֹלָם) - Yeshua our LORD - to give us the wisdom, understanding, and knowledge that we need to truly love and serve God, He will surely answer our prayer.... The message of the Rabbinical literature and of much of the Jewish mediæval literature must similarly be judged. New Approaches to the Study of Kabbalistic Life in 16th-Century Safed

The Pagan Eden: The Assyrian Origins of the Kabbalistic Tree

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We however, see a clear distinction in believing the Messiah has come versus utilizing resources which still await His coming. Ten week course taught by Rabbi Panitz at the Simon Family JCC. The commitment to historicism. even though historicism is fused with other approaches taken from the phenomenology of religion. feminist theory cannot be reduced to her work. leaving this vast theoretical discourse relatively unexplored. a scholar of Hasidism who is also a member of Chabad.

Joyce's Finnegans Wake: The Curse of Kabbalah Volume 9

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In 1530 Reubeni and Molkho met up once again. it will surprise you not at all that this is precisely what he did. Sherwin not only presents primary texts in translation, but also offers an explanation of each selection and provides a bibliography for further study. A similar tenor emerged in Strang's Order of the Illuminati. Prepared by more than four hundred scholars and specialists." There may be a veiled triangulation here. Zohn (New York: Schocken Books. on Scholem’s conflict with his father. 29. 20. 59.

Kabbalistic Astrology Made Easy

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Avigdor�s Commentary to the Forty-Letter Divine Name and Its Relation to the Commentaries of R. Canaan, T., “Haunted Springs and Water Demons in Palestine,” Journal of the Palestine Oriental Society, no. 1, 1921. First. woven from historical data. for if one were to suggest otherwise. on the contrary. that divests one’s soul of its corporeal imprisonment and attachment to the physical realm of space and time. although I cannot be absolutely certain. which is at the center of his prophetic Kabbalah. and I assume he is referring to Christian nations.rience which renders every individual messianic.

Jewish By Choice

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Other hypostasizations are represented by the ten agencies through which God created the world; namely, wisdom, insight, cognition, strength, power, inexorableness, justice, right, love, and mercy (Ḥag. 12a; Ab. Gilgul is also tied to the Kabbalah's doctrine of creation where a cosmic catastrophe occurred called the "shattering of the vessels" of the Sephirot in the "world of Tohu (chaos)". Originally articles for the Encyclopedia Judaica, the "chapters" of Kabbalah may seem disjointed, as indeed they are.

The 72 Sigils of Power: Magic, Insight, Wisdom and Change

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Then came a wolf behind him to steal the son away. This power contained in the First Cause the cabalists called "the line" ( Identity of Substance and Form. These teachings are held by followers in Judaism to define the inner meaning of both the Hebrew Bible and traditional Rabbinic literature and their formerly concealed transmitted dimension, as well as to explain the significance of Jewish religious observances.[4] Traditional practitioners believe its earliest origins pre-date world religions, forming the primordial blueprint for Creation’s philosophies, religions, sciences, arts, and political systems.[5] Historically, Kabbalah emerged, after earlier forms of Jewish mysticism, in 12th- to 13th-century Southern France and Spain, becoming reinterpreted in the Jewish mystical renaissance of 16th-century Ottoman Palestine.

Renewing the Covenant: A Kabbalistic Guide to Jewish

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Moreover.14 especially the Castilian Kabbalists who participated in what scholars are now calling the zoharic circle. in the messianic era.15 Not only did Abulafia recognize the part that Christianity played in salvation history. which is the source of truth. but in the future.17 There is also the possibility that some of the techniques he incorporated into his contemplative regimen reflect hesychastic exercises that he may have learned in his sojourn in Greece.18 Beyond these tactics.