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Tuesday, 13. May 2008
Kabbalah Is Easy – Here’s Why
Many people think about Kabbalah as a very difficult, complicated wisdom whose subject matter is mysterious and indefinable. Open up the main Kabbalist textbook, the Talmud Eser HaSefirot, and you will be confronted with lengthy descriptions of mysterious spiritual essences such as Sefirot, Partzufim, and worlds. Or take a look at Kabbalah's fundamental text—The Book of Zohar, and you will find beautiful, albeit incomprehensible verses, such as "The rose among the thorns," or "That hall has many hidden treasures one upon the other. In that hall there are 50 closed gates that are meant to block access to the Light."
But what is the meaning of all this? If Kabbalah is a wisdom that has been scrutinized for millennia, then there must be a simple, sensible explanation to its content. And in fact—there is.
Until recently, Kabbalists were not eager to give this explanation to just anyone, and had carefully guarded the essence of Kabbalah. Today, however, a new era in Kabbalah has arrived and Kabbalists are openly offering us the simple, straightforward explanation of what Kabbalah is about: learning to implement the spiritual principle of "loving others as you love yourself."
The more one studies the works of Kabbalists, the more one realizes that they only speak about this one thing: how to attain true love for one's neighbor. This thought of "loving thy neighbor" is interwoven throughout every Kabbalistic composition ever written. All the complex terminology, all the diagrams and formulas that fill the books, are explanations of this one principle. The terms and diagrams represent vectors and forces, which in turn express feelings, sensations, desires, and the relationships between all of us.
But in Kabbalah, one does not seek to realize the principle of "love thy neighbor" for its own sake. Rather, this is done for a higher purpose—to feel the Creator, who is defined as Nature’s all-inclusive force of unconditional love. Hence, other people and the love you develop for them are all but a means to attain unity with the Creator—the quality of love.
This is also the reason that in Kabbalah, "loving others" is not just empty words, which we usually say carelessly, and immediately go back to our selfish concerns. Many people and methods also speak about "loving others," but experience shows that relating to other purely by this principle is impossible no matter how hard we try.
This is where the method of Kabbalah differs from all other methods: It gives the average person in our world the ability to develop the quality of absolute love—known as the Creator. Kabbalah teaches a person how to perceive the whole of humanity not as bodies, but as souls, and thus reveal that we are all interconnected. Only the revelation of this interconnection among us really enables people to start loving others.
However, without the exalted purpose of feeling the Creator—the sensation of absolute love, eternal existence, and perfection, one would never feel that he needs to feel the connection to others. But once a person sees that by loving them and bestowing upon them, he will attain a higher spiritual sensation, the Creator, then he begins seeing others in an entirely different way. He sees that the people around him are there for a purpose, that they are a means one has to work with in order to attain the level of the Creator—the level of love and bestowal.
On later stages of spiritual development with the method of Kabbalah, you discover even greater truths: that other people are not just a means to attain the Creator. They are all actually parts of you—precisely the parts of you that allow you to feel spiritual sensations of perfection and eternity.
Kabbalah may seem like a very complicated science, but in fact, it talks about one simple principle - "love thy neighbor as yourself."
Bnei Baruch - Kabbalah Education & Research Institute is the largest group of Kabbalists in Israel, sharing the wisdom of Kabbalah with the entire world. Study materials in over 25 languages are based on authentic Kabbalah texts that were passed down from generation to generation.
I really like Bnei Baruch stuff. It's a great - if not the best - source for introductory material on Kabbalah. Read first: Myths About Kabbalah.
Monday, 07. April 2008
"What is this web performance all about?" – you may be asking yourself.
Well, I have been working with numbers for thirty years and I am trying to associate numbers with letters and symbols. The aim of the following pages you can visit is being as a survey, I am offering to you on my knowledge and experiences with the subjects named.
Get a new perspective on the world of numbers! A place for exploring, discovering, merging, playing and looking up for interesting information on numbers and letters.
Rodurago Cypheron - New Perspectives on the World of Numbers by Selim Oezkan. (English Version)
Well done website containing interesting information and nice "Online-Algorithm-Quizzes".
"Ein neuer Blick in die Welt der Zahlen" - Sie fragen sich, was es mit dieser Website auf sich hat?
Nun, da ich mich seit fast 30 Jahren mit Zahlen befasse und versuche, Zahlen mit Buchstaben, Symbole mit Zahlen usw. in Verbindung zu setzen, stelle ich einen Gesamtüberblick über meine Erfahrungen und mein Wissen dazu auf diesen Seiten zusammen.
Wagen Sie hier einen neuen Blick in die Welt der Zahlen! Ein Ort zum Entdecken, Erforschen, Ausprobieren, Spielen und Nachschlagen im Zusammenhang mit interessanten Informationen zu Zahlen und Buchstaben.
Rodurago Cypheron - Ein neuer Blick in die Welst der Zahlen von Selim Oezkan. (German Version)
Sehr schön aufgemachte Seite mit viel Wissenswertem und originellen "Online-Algorithmus-Spielen".
Friday, 07. December 2007
Kabbalah TV Channel
The Kabbalah TV channel offers live stream TV broadcasts in 5 languages,
24 hours a day.
Kabbalah TV - the daily Kabbalah lessons of Michael Laitman, PhD as well as a selection of Kabbalistic feature films and documentaries. Viewers are welcome to ask questions related to the material during the lessons, and get them answered live. (Lessons are broadcasted from the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education Center, Israel.)
To turn on the sound press the speaker button in the bottom right corner of the player, use the volume control to adjust the sound level.
To switch into full-screen double-click inside the media player. Double-click agian will bring you back.
Tuesday, 09. October 2007
Music of Kabbalah / Musik der Kabbalah
Tuesday, 23. January 2007
Most of the numerologist are using only Pythagorean numerology that is popular especially in the west. But my experience with Indian Numerology in India - the spiritual center of the world - has resulted in using both numerology systems. The systems are totally different, they use totally different numerology vibrations, different numerology calculation methods. And I wonder which system is better, the new one called Pythagorean Numerology or the old one Chaldean Numerology, that is more spiritual.
There is the Universal Consciousness also known as Chaitanya that is often mentioned in Numerology.
Numerology Explained: Professional Numerology by Johny Cusante.
Highly recommended. Very well done!
Tuesday, 02. January 2007
07 - Is this your lucky number?
Is this your lucky number? Seventy-seven things you need to know about 07.
2007 ends with a number seen as special around the world. To Christians it represents perfection, while Muslims speak of seven heavens. To others it is lucky, magical or powerful (as well as being the spot count on a ladybird). So will the coming year be special too?
Read more ...
Saturday, 09. December 2006
Key to the Tarot & Study of the Tarot & The Egyptian Revival
Free e-Books (pdf):
The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by Arthur Edward Waite.
(originally published 1910)
An Introduction to the Study of the Tarot by Paul Foster Case.
(originally published 1920).
The Egyptian Revival or the Ever-Coming Son in the Light of the Tarot
by Frater Achad. (originally published ca. 1923)
Saturday, 07. October 2006
The Virtual Numerologist
Tuesday, 21. February 2006
On this page, I have calculated the Life Path number for each of the US Presidents. The purpose of this study is to determine how the nine Life Path numbers each score in producing quality individuals to serve as our leader. Then, how do these leaders lead based on this important factor associated with their birth? In the near future, I will be adding a second page, taking a look at the candidates for the 2008 election.
The first question I asked when numerology was exposed to me was why does it work. The second question was how does it work. Well, if we could answer these questions it wouldn't be an occult study, would it? Is it a God force? Do numbers have vibrations or something like that? Who knows? Just be objective and give it a try.
Numerology by Michael McClain (English)
Sunday, 27. November 2005
If you are new to Kabbalah, and want to know what it is, or if you know a bit about Kabbalah and want to deepen your knowledge and practice, you are in the right place.
Tuesday, 22. November 2005
The Pythagorean Tarot
Why a "Pythagorean" tarot? This deck began as a project to embody my interpretations of the tarot, based on traditional iconography, archetypal imagery and Pythagorean numerology, into a deck for my own use.
The Wheel of Fortune turns; while one declines
Another is upraised, but she assigns
The fate who holds the hidden axle pin,
The sacred source where destinies begin.
Ensure each turn of life the soul refines!
The Pythagorean Tarot - A tarot system based on Pythagorean numerology and ancient Mediterranean spirituality.
An Interpretation of the Major and Minor Arcana by John Opsopaus. (English)
Tuesday, 18. October 2005
Kosmic Kabbalah Art
This combination of Kabbalah, meditation, and modern conceptual art produced a large series of kabbalistic/meditative paintings executed in watercolors and pen-and-ink. Friedman has developed his own original system of translating kabbalistic concepts into graphic shapes and colors based primarily on Sefer Yetzirah (the Book of Creation). Friedman is well-versed in classical Torah Texts (both conventional and esoteric) he is primarily self-taught, and prefers the way of the mystic - as independent and non-denominational as possible.
Below him is the red-haired Daughter Nukba, the 'vessel' who receives and channels all of these states of consciousness and gives birth to her Baby - Beriyah (the world of Creation), Yetzirah (the world of Formation) and Asiyah (the world of Action).
Kosmic Kabbalah Art by David Friedman.
Check also the teachings. (English)
Sunday, 16. October 2005
666: What’s in a Number?
The issue of FATE magazine that you are holding in your hands right at this moment is issue number 666. The 666th word in this article is "dead." Does this make you just a little bit nervous?
If it does, you are not alone. There is a name for your condition - "Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia" - the fear of the number 666.
Everyone has at least one or two superstitions that we feel somehow comfortably obliged to observe. My father was a geologist and a high-degree Freemason. He was for the most part a very logical and scientific man. Still, he was oddly superstitious about little things like spilling salt and walking under ladders.
Read more ...
Tuesday, 12. July 2005
Terror Attack Numerology
Elsewhere: Are your eyes attracted to 11.11? by Uri Geller.
I am very sceptical of this statement. It's juggling with figures.
Thursday, 02. June 2005
Kabbalah - Kabbala
Eines gleich vorweg: Ein ziehmlich schwieriges Thema. Dies wird nicht der letzte Post dazu sein.
Kabbalah then, is the occult or mystical branch of the religion, the inner or esoteric counterpart to the outer or legalistic doctrine, the Torah or "Law", just as Sufism is the occult and mystical tradition within Islam.
The Kabbalah by M. Alan Kazlev. (English)
A lot of Kabbalah material and online edition of Sefer Yetzirah.
Who am I and what do I exist for? Why was I born? Where did I come from? Where am I heading? Have I already been here? Will I return here? What is my role in the universe? ... Can I attain complete fulfillment in this lifetime, and if so how? ... The single answer to all these questions is attaining the perfection of upper world, which is filled with pleasures. This is the essence of the wisdom of Kabbalah, which provides a practical method for understanding the goal of creation and our purpose in life: achieving tranquility, eternity, and unbounded joy while still living in this world. In this manner a person takes control over his life and transcends the boundaries of time and space.
The Wisdom of Kabbalah by Bnei Baruch. (English & German)
A very large site, first take a look at their Beginner's Guide to Kabbalah before you look to the harder stuff.
... allgemein unterscheiden wir drei Kategorien der Kabbala: die Theoretische, die Meditative und die Magische ...
Die mystische Seite im Judentum: Kabbala / Kabalah von David Gall, haGalil onLine. (German)
Sehr gut hier die Beschreibung über die Schulen.
Die moderne Form - Neo-Kabbalah: The Kabbalah Centre - with Online Courses.
Achtung! 1969 gründete Philip Berg das erste Kabbalah Centre in Tel Aviv. Von den 2004 weltweit 50 Lokalitäten sind die in Los Angeles und London am wichtigsten, doch existiert auch eines in Hannover. Das Vermögen der Organisation soll sich auf etwa 25 Millionen US-Dollar belaufen. Der Bewegung gehören schätzungsweise 60 000 bis 200 000 Klienten an. Bekannt wurde sie, weil sich zahlreiche Prominente lautstark zu den Lehren bekennen, darunter die Popsängerin Madonna mit Ehemann Guy Ritchie, Britney Spears, Mick Jagger, Winona Ryder, Gwyneth Paltrow, Elizabeth Taylor, Paris Hilton, Paul Newman, Jeff Goldblum, Monica Lewinsky, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Naomi Campbell, Victoria und David Beckham. Jerry Hall soll sich inzwischen wieder distanzieren ("Ich wusste nicht, dass man zehn Prozent seines Einkommens spenden muss, um durch die Wundertür zu gehen", wurde sie in der britischen Presse zitiert). QUELLE: Wikipedia