Category Archives: Kabbalah & Mysticism

THE KABBALAH OF PRAYER

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All of the successful politicians and celebrities, and many professional athletes, are controlled by the Illuminati through Freemasonry and Kabbalah. I looked and lo, a stormy wind came sweeping out of the north-a huge cloud and flashing fire, surrounded by a radiance; and in the center of the fire, a gleam as of amber" (1:1,4). Then, Babylon became Persia, and the Parthian Empire (247 BC – 224 AD) around the time of the destruction of Jerusalem.

Kabbalistic Writings on the Nature of Feminine and Masculine

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Even more importantly, it's not anyone's personal opinion of how the universe works. I’m being paid 500 rupees (translation: $8) for 12 hours of work and I don’t even care because I’ve lost the ability to feel all emotions. 4:00 a.m. Blumenthal, Understanding Jewish Mysticism, New York 1978, pp. 56-84 for Hebrew Readers P. It is truly a universal body of knowledge that offers intuitive spiritual truths intended to illuminate the mind. 1) The highest level of Being/Non-Being is called Ain-Soph (Eyn-Sof) which is translated as: "The No-Thing Without End". "IT" is infinite, omnipresent and omnipotent and therefore, cannot be comprehended by the finite mind.

Thomas Vaughan And The Kabalah - Pamphlet

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Neither Talmud presents Rabbi Ishmael as a player in Merkabah study and practice. This diagram is commonly known as the Tree of the Sefirot or the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Most academic libraries will have Dialogue in their collection of journals for those seeking a print copy. Kugel, James, The God of Old: Inside the Lost World of the Bible, New York: Free Press, 2003. Here in our Kabbalah section you can find out more about this inspiring book and prepare yourself to become immersed in the teachings of the Kabbalah.

God Is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism

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While Maimonides and his followers regarded man as a fragment of the universe whose immortality is dependent upon the degree of development of his active intellect, the Zohar declared him to be the lord of the Creation, whose immortality is solely dependent upon his morality. Don Isaac Abarbanel.activities involving dream questions and the commanding of angels or other heavenly beings. several major Kabbalists from the generation of the expulsion also promoted a messianic program. probably from ha-Levi’s circle.11 The expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 and their subsequent forced conversion in Portugal in 1497 created a major crisis in the Jewish world. they were also deeply affected by Christian theology. especially Ines of Herrera and María Gomez. giving further impetus to messianic expectations. his message is not couched in the terms. who lived in the dangerous frontier between Catholicism and Jewish beliefs.

Quantum Qabala

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Hence to say that 'God's Holy Name is no other thing than these lights' is but to say that the Sefirot which represent the world as the copy of an ever-active, ever-energising God, sum up all that the Divine Name stands for. One reader suggested it's a Purim drash, a silly homily composed during the prior holiday of Purim, where farce, satire, and the outrageous reigns. Abraham migrated from Ur of the Chaldees to Canaan under what he believed to be Divine guidance and there established a religious community which was both monotheistic and non-Idolatrous.

The Mystical Origins of Hasidism

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How long had she been watching me through the peephole? Professor Gershom Scholem rightly deduced that the formation of the Kabbalah "proper" or the Kabbalah as we know it today, took place in the thirteenth century. Northvale, New Jersey: Jason Aronson Inc, 1994, 219 pp. He responded to this stimulus with a tremendous, creative outpouring—the type of creative response Gnostic myth and symbol were meant to evoke, and evidently had evoked across a millennium of history. To others it appears as nonsense or worse.

Kabbalistic Metaphors: Jewish Mystical Themes in Ancient and

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The notion of reincarnation, while held as a mystical belief by some, is not an essential tenet of traditional Judaism. Over time it became a reference to doctrines of esoteric knowledge concerning God, God's creation of the universe and the laws of nature, and the path by which adult religious Jews can learn these secrets. This last point has a somewhat Christian tinge, as indeed other Christian ideas are also found in the Cabala, as, e.g., the trinity of the Sefirot, and especially of the first triad. [But on three powers in the one God compare Philo, "De Sacrificio Abelis et Caini," xv.; iaem, "Quæstio in Genes." iv. 2; and F.

Beloved of My Soul: Letters from Rav Brandwein to Rav Berg

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Matt has divided his book into sections based on topic, each entry containing an excerpt from the spiritual text. On the road to divine nothing, he must cast off all individual qualities and distinctiveness, making himself infinitesimally small, indeed nothing, in order to pass through “The Gateway of Nothingness” of which the Rabbi speaks. “The casting off of physicality” attained in prayer also belongs to nothingness, identified with the state of pure spirituality.

Angels At Your Doorstep (Modern Applications for Ancient

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At this point. it certainly behooves us to recall the centrality of this Psalm to Christian thinking about the Passion of Christ. the language of Psalm 22 and Matthew 27 reflects an inner divine cry—a calling out of yearning from the divine Son to the divine Father. was articulated: As they were walking. why have You abandoned me?” Though somewhat marginal to my specific literary concerns here. unlike the many instances in The Zohar: Masterpiece of Jewish Mysticism

Get Ha-Shemot - Divorce of the Names

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We will also consider some of the themes held in highest regard by both the kabbalah and the tarot, such as the healing of the world through the restoration of balance between the masculine and feminine, and the recovering of cosmic consciousness without renouncing the world. He is the author of one of the most important Kabbalisitc texts – Pardes HaRimonim (The Pomegranate Orchard). But there are aspects of Philo's angelology which are strange to Rabbinic modes of thought.