From Metaphysics to Midrash: Myth, History, and the Interpretation of Scripture in Lurianic Kabbala
draws from the Book of Yesirah, which describes the process of knowledge emanation and the sefirot (Scholem 33).
Secret fraternities like the Spanish Alumbrados (Illuminati), Rosicrucians, later Freemasons and Theosophists, indoctrinated their devotees in a bizarre mixture of ancient Egyptian, Eastern, or oriental Gnosticism, alchemy, Kabbala
, psychic powers and divination, seeking panacea, elixirs, mystical wisdom through rebirth and evolution, philosopher's stone, all seeking wisdom and a happier society.
Die ortodoks-teologiese siening is steeds dat die Kabbala
te subtiel en misterieus is om verstaan te word sonder ervare mentorskap.
According to Frantisek Langer, brother of Jiri Langer, the Jewish youth from Prague who left home to live among the Hassidim of Eastern Galicia, and author of Die Erotik der Kabbala
, "During the war he had made friends with Franz Kafka, and the two men used to go for walks together in Prague.
He acquired knowledge of philosophy, logic, Islamic history, the Muslim Sufi tradition, Muslim religious sciences, Western literature, and Kabbala
, Miejam al-mu'clllifin (Beirut, 1993), 5: 226; Carl Brockelmann, GAL, I: 434 (559), Supp.
The dreamy trance like world of the hermetic faiths- Kabbala
, Shamanism, Paganism, Hinduism, Taoism, Shitoism and Gnostic Christianity was lost with loss of the Neanderthal structure of the brain.
22) Hakan Lovgren has detailed Eisenstein's initiation into a Rosicrucian order in 1920 during his period as a volunteer with a Red Army engineering unit, and the development of his interest in occultism, theosophy, the Kabbala
, alchemy and astrology.
To enhance his understanding, Newton learned Hebrew and explored the esoteric Jewish philosophy, the mysticism of Kabbala
and the Talmud.
They argue that in the Kabbala
the miracle in the wilderness is attributed not to the Almighty but to "the ancient of days.
Daughter, sister, bride, and mother: Images of the femininity of God in the early Kabbala
4) Any criticism of the Jewish religion or its religious leaders with its emphasis on the Talmud and Kabbala
He discusses the mythogenic bases of the social character; gnosticism; Athens, Jerusalem, and Christ; gnosis, Kabbala
, and existentialism; and the complementarity between man and man as illustrated by ethics.
1970) Der Name Gottes und die Sprachtheorie der Kabbala