• Early Kabalistic Literature

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    When a man arrives who wishes to obtain silver, gold, food, drink or other things, if he knows the location of these treasures, and he knows the pathway leading to them, he shall obtain everything he desires, ‘he shall enter in peace and depart’ (Hagigah 9a),’ and he shall find that which he seeks. Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 1988. _____. “The Golem in Jewish Magic and Mysticism.” Golem! Donnolo does not intervene in the text of Sefer Yesira, which he reproduces with only a few minor additions.
  • Code of the Heart

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    Enter and see the King in His beauty, and you will not be burned.”21 An essential element, the overriding emotion in this passage, is the profound fear the traveler feels. The other people teaching Kaballah out there are just as fake (though not all of them are as destructive as Berg’s cult). In the kabbalistic minds, the cross also is a type of the Tree of Life. The Promise and Problems in Mainstreaming Jewish Mysticism."
  • BARACATA METHOD OF SPIRITUAL CLEANSING

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    Through contemplation and virtuous deeds, human beings can also bring down the divine grace to this world. The Talmud says that in the world to come, those who keep the Mitzvot will dance in a circle around The Holy One, He will lead them in a dance to immortality. Menahem Mendel. 44. 234 Shi’ur Qomah. 179 Schäfer. 202–3. 72. 107. 159 Saadia Gaon. 119. 219. 127–34. 208. 41–43. 98. 201. 55. Instructive for the study of the development of Jewish mysticism is the Book of Jubilees written around the time of King John Hyrcanus.
  • Rabbi Yehuda Leove ben Bezalel: The Maharal of Prague:

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    Kabbalah was once a matter of defiance and freedom of creativity; nowadays it is most commonly perceived as a new age commercial phenomenon. Heller “Isaac Ibn Latif—Philosopher or Kabbalist?” In Jewish Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 185–223. Rabbi Yannai says in Pirkei Avot (4:15) that we do not comprehend why wicked Q: What is the origin of the Hebrew letters? These actually coincide with "the 72 names of G-d" and a book by that name by Kabbalist Rabbi Yahuda Berg, a popularizer of Kabbalah whose clients include Madonna.
  • REBBE NACHMAN'S TORAH: NUMBERS - DEUTERONOMY - Breslov

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    The human self is never a selfenclosed entity but a dynamic relationship that evolves through interaction with significant external objects (such as the mother) and their representations (the mother’s breast). Theorie und Praxis (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp. 170. That tradition (qabbalah) is divided into two parts: (1) “knowledge of God by way of the ten sefirot. One of the reasons is because it has branched out into dozens of minor religions and cults. David (1100-1180), and Moses Maimonides (1135-1204).
  • On the Wings of Shekhinah: Rediscovering Judaism's Divine

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    Kabbalah recognizes not only the essential role of the female in human reproduction but also female subjectivity. the labia. The secret of Beit Kabbalah seemed tantalizingly close — but what else was there to do? Ya’akov Yosef. 206 Muhammad. 130 Lowenthal. 219 Metatron. 198 kelippot. Christian.7 and the Kabbalah played a significant part in this process. Rooted in the ancient Egyptian Mysteries, three different versions of basically the same teachings can be identified by three different spellings: Kabbalah, Cabala and Qabalah.
  • The Essentials of Spirituality

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    These concepts appear as sources for many latter mystical traditions. The Qliphoth are the entropic, unnatural force in the Universe which drives people towards death, self-destruction and suffering. The Ukrainian uprising of Bogdan Chmielnicki swept across Poland, and many thousands of Jews were murdered by the rampaging Cossacks. Scholem's active participation in Brit Shalom was fairly short-lived.
  • Sepher Rezial Hemelach: The Book of the Angel Rezial

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    Genealogical records can’t be trusted, since those who did intermarry were often left off the family tree — or, even if their name made it onto the chart, their spouse’s and children’s names did not. One can see how this idea was appealing to a people who had suffered immense persecution. Before coming to JTS in 2006, he served on the faculties of Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion and in the Department of Religion at Carleton College.
  • In Good Hands: 100 Letters And Talks of the Lubavitcher

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    Sure, the Word of God is infallible, but man’s interpretation is not. Well, it is not my purpose in this article to give you too much information on the content of Kabbalah itself, so I will list a couple of links to Sholem’s main works in the Footnote section for those who are interested.[3] In the center of the Kabbalah Tree of Life, there is a sephira (means ‘emanation’ which is one of 10 spheroth of Tree of Life) called “Daath,” and it is symbolized by Sirius. And in the time to come they will be prepared to gaze at the soul of The mystical sense of the Law, then, is its highest and truest sense.
  • Keys to the Kingdom: Jesus & the Mystic Kabbalah

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    Sorcery is common-place in the depraved religious rituals of cabalistic Judaism. The process was arranged to shed and harmonise the Divine Infinity with the latent potential of evil. [49] The creation of Adam would have redeemed existence, but his sin caused new shevirah of Divine vitality, requiring the Giving of the Torah to begin Messianic rectification. Of all the strands of thought, tradition, and belief that make up the Islamic universe, Sufism in its doctrinal aspect stands out as the most intact, the most purely Islamic: the central strand.