05 Oct

God in All Moments: Mystical & Practical Spiritual Wisdom

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Judaism is a relatively ancient faith which grew up in the near East having a man named Abraham as its traditional earthly founding figure. AZ: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies. Jewish tradition tells that the souls of all Jews were in existence at the time of the Giving of the Torah and were present at the time and agreed to the Covenant. Kabbalists recommended a variety of practices that could be considered worship. called Connections. but prayer has to be reconceptualized in nontheistic contexts. the 1993 ArtScroll edition of the Torah. or as vehicles that draw positive divine energy into these realms.19 3.

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05 Oct

The Sefirot: Ten Emanations of Divine Power

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It is not without irony that Scholem's most celebrated works were written in German or Hebrew yet his most popular and arguably most influential work Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism was written in English at a time when most scholarship in Judaica was still being written in German. Almost all modern Jewish academic scholars believe that De Leon himself authored the Zohar, although many Orthodox kabbalists continue to accept De Leon's attribution of it to Simeon bar Yochai.

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05 Oct

The Kabbalah of the Ari Z'al, According to the Ramhal

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The secret society is a system and order of controlling the participants through Kabbalah. The church’s history with mystics actually goes back to the Jewish roots of the faith. Act in order to understand them in thy wisdom and thy intelligence; so that thy investigations exercise themselves continually upon them; also thy speculations, thy knowledge, thy thought, thy imagination; make things to rest upon their principle "The Ten Sefirot are like the fingers of the hand, ten in number, five corresponding to five.

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05 Oct

Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem in

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It's no secret that celebrities have found Kabbalah, a branch of Jewish mysticism traditionally restricted to married men over forty who had mastered other aspects of Jewish law and learning. Therefore, she can become another wicked goddess, such as Lilith and Babalon, when she is angry. Your favorite teacher on TV or on YouTube may be, and highly likely to be, a false teacher. They also observe many rituals and strictly adhere to customs and traditions of elders, wearing kippah (skull cap), tallit (prayer shawl), tefillin (phylacteries), using symbolized Hebrew letters, amulets and talismans, chantings and prescribed prayers, and infinitely many more.

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04 Oct

Kabala: Digital Age Edition

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This question is significant for the history of Jewish mysticism. imparted only in very exclusive circles of disciples. eat only what you need.” showing them where they keep the snow and hail. about him scripture says: “Do not let your mouth cause your body to sin” (Eccles. where they keep the souls of the righteous.”6 The Babylonian Talmud tells a story in which Rabbi Ishmael sees God sitting on His throne in the Temple. including Ezekiel’s vision of God.8 But rabbinic literature of the next several centuries shows little recognition of those traditions. one glimpsed and went mad. and Rabbi Akiba. “A maidservant saw at the Red Sea what Isaiah and Ezekiel did not see.

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04 Oct

Getting Zohar; July 2004

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Browse a selection of my available library on Qabalah, parapsychology, Hermetics and other occult topics. For central to this ancient system of knowledge is the notion that we are each cloaked in physical form in order for our soul to carry out a unique mission for the Almighty. Similarly, after it … [Read more...] Mysticism is not new to Judaism. The goal of this gathering was to bring together scholars of different religious traditions to discuss themes related to religion and spirituality.

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04 Oct

The Mystical Origins of Hasidism (Littman Library of Jewish

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This first Sefirah contained within itself the plan of the universe in its entire infinity of time and space. For example. vaya scholars are interested in terms such as devekut and concepts such as the tzaddik and how Hasidim adapted or revised classical kabbalistic metaphysics. and the essential equality of all modes of divine worship. using external Polish. among many others that followed. What we get in the Old Testament are the ground-work and the scaffolding, the indispensable beginnings of the edifice; but not the edifice itself.

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04 Oct

The Wisdom of Sigmund Freud

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One of these was the famed Italian Kabbalist Mordecai Dato. but his greatest gifts were in the realms of imagination and charisma. It is undeniable that God Himself, in Revelation 11:8, declares that in the last days just prior to Christ�s return, one of the most wicked places on earth will be Jerusalem and Israel. It is for this reason that Kabbalah is regarded as an esoteric offshoot of Judaism. Moshe Idel has opened up research on the Ecstatic Kabbalah alongside the theosophical, and has called for new multi-disciplinary approaches, beyond the philological and historical that have dominated until now, to include phenomenology, psychology, anthropology and comparative studies. [56] Historians have noted that most claims for the authority of kabbalah involve an argument of the antiquity of authority (see, e.g., Joseph Dan's discussion in his Circle of the Unique Cherub).

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04 Oct

Word of God: Bible Interpretation based on

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Shlomo. 57. 179 Breslav Hasidism. 195. 8. 215 Blake. 5. In some writings, the various partzufim are assigned the names of biblical figures: Jacob and Israel; Rachel and Leah. Probably entrusted formerly only to oral tradition, the ancient names were written down by the mystics of the geonic period; and so Hai Gaon (in Eliezer Ashkenazi's collection, "Ta'am Zeḳenim," p. 56b) mentions a large number of such works as existing in his time: the "Sefer ha-Yashar," "Ḥarba de-Mosheh," "Raza Rabbah," "Sod Torah," "Hekalot Rabbati," "Hekalot Zuṭrati."

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04 Oct

Sophia Volume 16, Number 2

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God, Master of all creation knowledge and wisdom surround him (Prov. 3:19) Love and Mercy are before His glory (Ps. 89:15) [4] Goodly are the luminaries which our God created, Full of splendor they radiate brightness; They rejoice in their rising and exult in their setting (Ps. 19:6) performing with reverence the will of their Creator (Ps. 103:21)[5] Glory and honor do they give to His name, He called forth the sun, and it shone; All the hosts of heaven give him praise (Ps. 148:2-3); [1] Liturgical poems, many of them post-Biblical, post-Talmudic compositions.

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