• The Kabbalah of Love: The Story of a Soul

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    Everything was brought forth by the Spirit of God. The Zohar made its first appearance in Spain in the 13th century, and its contents show incontestably that not alone must the work, as a whole, be considerably later than the 2nd century (although many an idea and doctrine certainly does go as far back as that, and further too), but that it could not possibly be the production of a single author or a single period of history.
  • On the Concept of "Providence" by the Jewish Sages

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    The article stated 3 things about it: 1) that it is an ancient tradition and only taught to advanced students of the Torah by which I read 'not to be taken casually' and 2) that some say it is black magic or evil and 3) some say it is just nonsense. Like Dunash he attributes the corruption of the text (almost certainly correctly) to the incorporation into it of marginal notes and commentary material.' By implication Saadya locates this added material in the second half of the work (his chapters 5-8) when he remarks that there is little new in them and he does not intend to devote much effort to expounding them.
  • The Laws of the Angels - Hilchot Malachim (with Sod

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    As a producer of sports films, Bram couldn’t quell the urge to film and share his path to enlightenment. The kabbalists believe that the 70 elders, later called the Sanhedrin, of all the Twelve Tribes were the mediators at the Mount Sinai and heard God speak, which was in addition to what Moses wrote down. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 2004. _____.“Introduction.” In The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, volume one, xxxi-lxxxi. This class will explore chronologically the roots of Jewish mysticism in the Tanakh; its emergence in apocryphal and extra-biblical literature in the Second Temple period; ecstatic visions and utterances in the New Testament; early rabbinic approaches to secret knowledge; late antique traditions of heavenly ascent and magical power (especially Heikhalot literature); the emergence of Kabbalah in medieval Europe; and modern and pop-cultural forms of Jewish mysticism.
  • This Land is My Land: Rebbe Nachman of Breslov: History,

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    With the Assyrian numbers, additional layers of meaning and mystical relevance appear in the Sepiroth. Huss, Boaz, 2007, “‘Authorizes Guardians’: The Polemics of Academic Scholars of Jewish Mysticism Against Kabbalah Practitioners,” Political Encounters: Esoteric Discourse and its Other, O. Only later did the term begin to denote “mystical theology,” which included direct experience of the divine (See Bouyer, 1981).
  • Overcoming Alienation: A Kabbalistic Reflection on the Five

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    Afterwards He brought out that light which is the celestial mother, and when she bare a child, then He called Himself 'that I am' (ăshěr ěhěyěh). 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. But these legendary teachings were largely untapped until the 13th Century,when there appeared a book of writings called the Zohar or Book of Radiance. It has, and continually uses, objective criteria to make it consistent with, and as reliable as, halacha.
  • The Meditation Practice Within Kabbalah

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    Frank, a Polish Jew, self-proclaimed that he was the reincarnation of Sabbatai Tzvi “AND” the patriarch Jacob of the Bible, and reportedly created a virtually new religion with extremely unique, but extremely wicked and satanic, doctrines such as “ purification through transgression ” (‘sinning brings man closer to god’), annual springtime “ spouse swapping ” ritual, and ultimate deifying of man, claiming himself to be one of the trinity, and more, earning a special name for his way: the “Frankism.” The Sabbateans’ beliefs are very similar to Gnosticism or Greek philosophy, but they were extremely depraved, purposefully committing all kinds of evil acts claiming that those acts will bring their gods closer to them.
  • Seek My Face: A Jewish Mystical Theology

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    There appears to be a slight contradiction on the hereditary oral transmission of these secrets. Wisdom and Intelligence are the second and third of the Ten Sefirot. The prevailing opinion--among theologians as well as in the mind of the ordinary man--seems to be that Judaism and mysticism stand at the opposite poles of thought, and that, therefore, such a phrase as Jewish mysticism is a glaring and indefensible contradiction in terms. Rabbi Ginsburgh painstakingly explains and demonstrates how meditation is meant to refine our intellect to become a channel for Divine consciousness, so that it can infuse our day-to-day consciousness.
  • The Science of Kabbalistic Astrology: Cancer

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    In a 2012 video, Cahn quotes from the Zohar [the mystical rabbinical writings behind the Kabbala] and presents his view of Golgatha [Gulgalta]. This is a false statement as It is not a religion. This class will explore some fundamental principles of Kabbalah. In another of his works, "Studies in Ecstatic Kabbalah," Idel wrote on "the hypothesis that Jewish-Sufic tradition existed in the East, and likely also in Palestine."
  • Honey from the Rock, Special Anniversary Edition

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    A: The Talmud and Kabbalah teach that the Hebrew letters used today were those used by Moses. Rather, the celestial par adise is simply one place or hekhal within the various levels of the celestial realm. So I would refrain from calling a Muslim, a Sahabi, the Masih ad-Dajjal. In the 'Asiyyatic ( ) world are the ofanim, the angels that receive the prayers and control the actions of men, and wage war against evil or Samael ("Masseket Aẓilut," in Jellinek, "Ginze Ḥokmat ha-Ḳabbalah," pp. 3-4).
  • The Kabalah And The Hidden Things Of The Law

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    The Jewish Prayer Book echoes much of the theological sentiment of the Zohar. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005. _____. “Lying on the Path: Translation and the Transport of Sacred Texts.” In The Unknown, Remembered Gate: Religious Experience and Hermeneutical Reflection in the Study of Religion, 17–42. Jacob's vision of the ladder to heaven is another text providing an example of a mystical experience.