Letters of Light: A Mystical Journey Through the Hebrew

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Says the Zohar: "The process of creation has taken place on two planes, one above and one below. .. . A few women (e. of women envisioned or prophesied the messiahship of Zevi. unrestricted access to the various messianic leaders. the studies of Abrams. the wife of Jonah Valle in Prague and her two married daughters) were known as writers of their own accord and even defended the Sabbatean sect against their detractors.123 The messianic-mystical upheaval surrounding Shabbatai Zevi was unique in terms of women. addressed this question. and in the Frankist sect the messianic drama not only revolved around the female figure of the Maiden. as articulated by Nathan.
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Flames: A Chasidic Discourse on the Jewish Holiday of

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The Israeli scholar Moshe Idel, in his 1988 volume "The Mystical Experience in Abraham Abulafia," analyzed the biography of a Kabbalist born in Zaragoza in 1240, after it had been retaken by the Christians. B'reshit mysticism referred to the first chapter of Genesis ( Hebrew: בראשית‎‎) in the Torah that is believed to contain secrets of the creation of the universe and forces of nature. Abulafia's ecstatic Kabbalah, according to Idel, fused with "an unbroken chain of [Jewish] authors ... who developed a mystical trend under Sufic inspiration."
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The Hidden Power Of Everyday Things: A Complete Personology

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It is stressed that these three lights constitute one essence and one root which is "infinitely hidden" (ne'lam ad le-ein sof) [literally: hidden until Eyn-Sof], forming a kind of kabbalistic trinity that precedes the emanation of the ten Sefirot.... Ongoing interpretation of mystical texts is an important part of this class. Here I will note only some of the highlights of his intellectual and spiritual odyssey. probably in late 1239 or early 1240 and died sometime after 1291.
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Secret: Unlocking the Source of Joy & Fulfillment

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Despite the success these authors have had in popularizing Jewish mysticism, their works are either riddled with inaccuracies or plagued with the inevitable distortions of an author who is only academically involved in his subject, but remains uncommitted to its practice. But everyone can and must actualize his or her own potential, can and must reach out as far as his or her abilities can take them. Though the red string bracelet is the iconic and most commonly recognized form of Kabbalah jewelry, there is actually a great deal more to it.
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The Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path

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Indeed, the man generally recognised as the founder of Gnosticism, a Jew commonly known as Simon Magus, was not only a Cabalist mystic, but avowedly a magician� instituted a priesthood of the Mysteries and practiced occult arts and exorcisms�" 1 M. Several quotations from the Book of Proverbs exemplify the Wisdom about Spirituality that is to be found in mystical aspects of several of the major World Religions. If it was about physical offspring, then Ishmael deserves a role and a status that is denied him today.
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The Work of the Kabbalist

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For those who believe his lies, the source and outcomes is essentially the same: deception, spiritual blindness, and rejection (or false interpretation) of God's true Word! On this question. pp. 1:13–23.” Kabbalah: Journal for the Study of Jewish Mystical Texts 19 (2009): 7–142. 7. 4. 275–92. But Isaac the Blind can not possibly be credited with being the originator of the speculative Cabala, for it is far too complicated to be the work of one man, as is evident by the writings of Azriel (born about 1160), the alleged pupil of Isaac.
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The Secret Life of God: Discovering the Divine within You

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These, of course, were not new theories originating at this time, but an awakening of Jewish Gnosticism, that had been suppressed for centuries by the increasing preponderance of Rabbinism, and now reappeared not by chance, at a time when Sadduceeism, the old enemy of Rabbinism, also reappeared, under the name of Karaism. Kabbalah is the main and most widespread form of Jewish mysticism and esoterism. However, the superstitious numerology of the Cabala is not limited to the Torah.... [Experiencing God:] "Man contains all that is in heaven above and on earth below ....
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Основные положения. Схема мироздания. Система мироздания

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The power of the Kabbalah symbols and meanings is such that just carrying an appropriate amulet can focus the energies of the kabbalah in the life of a believer. The kabbalistic conception of Judaism that arose in late 13th century Castile accords well with the increased interest in esoteric discourses such as Hermeticism and Neo-pyathagoreanism. Luria’s students regarded him as a saintly individual who possessed extraordinary occult skills and charismatic abilities. for example.
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Cabalism in the Bible

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A number of prominent Kabbalists, e.g., Rabbi Pinchas Eliyahu of Vilna, the author of Sefer ha-Brit, held that only some marginal elements in the humanity represent these demonic forces. Jer. 10:2 says Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen.� But learn those ways, they did. Afterwards, it [i.e. the Supreme Cause] constructs a channel, wide as the sea, which is called Intellect [or Intelligence].
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The Sabbath in the Classical Kabbalah (Suny Series in

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Our focus in this series, Judaism, is the main distributer and vehicle of it, and Freemasonry is another. In ancient times Kabbalah was called by other names. The former represents the material, outward, perishable side of man and the universe. Rabbi Yosi then parses the second half of the verse. Idolatry, immorality, impurity, murder, persecution, hatred--the workers of all these must perforce be shut out from the Divine presence.
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