If You Don't Like Your Life, Change It!: Using Kabbalah to

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 13.77 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Ma’aseh bereshit reveals the tendency of the mystics—and later the kabbalists—to read meaning into every word of the Torah. Idel documents the emergence of the feminine power in Judaism and argues that the symbolism of the Shekhinah in medieval Kabbalah should be understood not as a Jewish response to the 12th-century cult of Mary but as an elaboration of pre-kabbalistic midrashic views about Knesset Yisrael as a metaphysical reality. and strengthens.

Continue reading

The Kabalah And The Greater Holy Synod

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 7.03 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

This practice is often felt to encourage egalita... of Jacob Frank. He took the son and placed him upon his arms. Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah also reports on the culture that is reflected in the magic evidence from the perspective of external non-magic contemporary Jewish sources. Everything we do, has a cosmic effect on the world around us and in the higher spheres of the universe. These works enrich our understanding of thirteenth-century sefirotic symbolism, as well as the Kabbalistic doctrines of mystical vision, angelology, and evil. (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism, vols. 4 and 5; 1998, 98 pp., ISBN 0-9640972-2-2; 116 pp., ISBN 0-9640972-1-4, in Hebrew) R.

Continue reading

Kabbalah: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 6.95 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Gematria is based on the relative numerical values of words. Just as human beings are made up of the various aspects of their personality, which interact with one another, so too the divine presence is pervading the universe and is present in everything. Hence must modern science come down from the pedestal of her pomp and glory, and bow her acknowledgments to the services of many a humble Christian mystic. As we enter modernity, we find scholars choosing sides.

Continue reading

The Heart and the Fountain: An Anthology of Jewish Mystical

Format: Print Length

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 6.98 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

When not extrovertive, we may say an experience is introvertive. Since the recall takes place just following a PCE, the entire complex becomes enfolded into one recognizable “experience” of the mystic, for which the mystic has evidence. All these aspects of Jewish mysticism, tainted as they undoubtedly are by many unlovely characteristics, have been eagerly seized upon by the critics in order to show the unedifying nature of the whole teaching.

Continue reading

Word of God: Bible Interpretation based on

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 13.26 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

The Master walked with Chester toward the contemplation pond. During the middle ages the Jewish Mysticism of Kabbalah came to be abused by proponents of witchcraft and Hermetic Magic. One of the most sustained criticisms of Kabbalah is that it leads away from monotheism, and towards dualism, the belief that there are two gods. Judaism teaches that the Messiah has yet to come and redeem Israel. Craning my neck upward, I tried to steal a glimpse of these mysteries — but the old man was close on my heels.

Continue reading

Soulmate Secrets

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 5.19 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Physician of the Soul. translated in Fine. I may write a movie review some other time, it could be fun, but my point here is that this tree worship of Kabbalah is literally and absolutely everywhere all around us, and undoubtedly intensifying. This includes Kabbalistic Mysticism which CANNOT BE FOUND IN SCRIPTURE (which YHWH "breathed" into being). Enoch received this deification permanently when he was transformed into the angel Metatron in 3 Enoch.

Continue reading

Hebrew Illuminations

Format: Print Length

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 9.86 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Judaism, although they claim to be monotheistic, worships Lucifer and some fallen angels at the core, and actually a goddess, using monotheism as a cover. It was Pico della Mirandola's thesis that the secret oral tradition of the Rabbinic sages were no less divinely inspired than the Law given to Moses. I use Ya’akov Yosef of Polnoy not only because he is one of the most celebrated of the early Hasidic masters but also because I believe he inaugurates a particular revolution in reading the Hebrew Bible that has become standardized in subsequent Hasidic literature. who lived and preached in Poland in the late 16th century. he “converted” to Hasidism after an encounter with the Besht.11 His Hasidic commentaries are uncharacteristically replete with complex and sometimes lengthy digressions on Talmudic passages (sugyot) both halakhic and aggadic. 142

Continue reading

Like Angels on Jacob's Ladder: Abraham Abulafia, the

Format: Print Length

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 14.89 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

By the practice of virtue and by moral perfection man may increase the outpouring of heavenly grace. This intellectual study was the main occupation of the traditional Rabbinic world. New approaches to the study of Jewish religious culture in general. and as the daughter. And tragically, some of Gods Chosen People, the Jews, instead of being satisied with pure Judaism derived from Abraham, Moses, the written Torah and the Prophets (in other words The Hebrew Scriptures), became enfatuated with Hellenistic (heathen) elements, and enticed by them, and allowed those elements to creep into and blend with Jewish spiritual speculations.

Continue reading

Heart of Prayer: Baal Shem Tov

Format: Print Length

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 13.08 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

This was the driving force behind their manifold activities. practicing alchemy in the laboratory which he and van Helmont set up in Sulzbach. a view that in many cases led them to reject the concepts of original sin. Judaism for the Jew can never be a mere soulless formalism so long as the Zohar's doctrine of Divine love is an integral part of Judaism. A truly poetic rendering of this Divine concern is given in the Talmud (Abodah Zarah, 3b), where God is described as giving instruction a certain number of hours every day, to prematurely-deceased children. "Who instructed them in the period previous to their death?"

Continue reading

Kabbala: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism and Its Secret

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 12.72 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Under Schneersohn’s leadership and after his death. 6. Oxford University Press, USA, 2005. _____. Its greatest strength continues to be a strong element of religious humanism - it does not attempt to define God and does not define what an individual should believe, but it does assume that some level of direct experience of God is possible and there are practical methods for achieving this. In the end we must come out of the realm of illusion where God is not apparent, and go into the realm of reality.

Continue reading