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The Flaming Sword
Kabbalah is the Western World’s idea of Jewish Mysticism.
Jewish Mysticism was first handed to Avraham (Abraham) and it is a sacred way to find the divinity in ourselves. As we become closer and closer to God, miracles happen and all of our needs are supplied. Because of this people view it as Magic When Christians hear the words mystic and mysticism, they immediately think it’s evil and steer clear of it.
To me this is sad because no form of drawing close to God is evil. Doesn’t their New Testament tell them to try the spirits? That doesn’t mean running from it, and spirits doesn’t mean demons.
Kether means the Crown. The Bible often talks about the Crown of Life. This is that Crown. This is the Father
Chokmah or Hokmah This is the Hebrew word for Wisdom. In Sanskrit, this would be Vishnu, or Bodhi, for wisdom. This is the Sun, the righteousness
Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
Binah is usually is translated as Intelligence, or Understanding, but is directly related to perception. In Christianity this sphere is called the Holy Spirit.
These three spheres are like the Tri-Kaya, which reside at the very root of our consciousness, but undeveloped. They are there in potential, but there nonetheless, for us to give birth. When our consciousness is fully developed, we then have elaborated our own Tree of Life, at the top of which are the three bodies as in the teachings of the Buddha, the three glorious bodies of the Soul. Immortality, perfect knowledge. Paramarthasattya, which means “perfect happiness, perfect truth, perfect knowledge.” That is the ultimate potential that we have.
That doorway in the vertical path to ascend those levels is through the use of the consciousness now, in this very moment. Not by believing or thinking, but by using energy and matter wisely.
The three spheres at the top are the three-in-one, the three forces that are behind all of creation. So in the Book of Proverbs, we find a short passage which reads,
Happy is the man that finds wisdom (Hokmah) and the man that gets understanding (Binah).
I will explain the differences in the Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Later. They are very important, as the Kabbalah is wrong in many points and by using it instead of Jewish Mysticism, you can stir up the energies that you don’t want to, or are wrong in some way
The English Definition of Mystic is a person who seeks by contemplation and self-surrender to obtain unity with God or the absolute, or who believes in the spiritual apprehension of truths that are beyond the intellect.
The English Definition of Mysticism a system that teaches belief that union with or integration with God or the absolute, or the spiritual apprehension of knowledge inaccessible to the intellect, may be attained through contemplation and self-surrender.
“When non-Jews ask about Judaism, they commonly ask questions like: Do you believe in heaven and hell? In angels or the devil? What happens to the soul after death? What is the nature of G-d and the universe? The answers to questions like these define most religions; in fact, I have heard some people say that the purpose of religion is to answer these kinds of questions. Yet in Judaism, most of these cosmological issues are wide open to personal opinion. The areas of Jewish thought that most extensively discuss these issues, The Western Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism, were traditionally not even taught to people until the age of 40, when they had completed their education in Torah and Talmud.
Mysticism in Judaism
Mysticism and mystical experiences have been a part of Judaism since the earliest days. The Torah contains many stories of mystical experiences, from visitations by angels to prophetic dreams and visions. The Talmud considers the existence of the soul and when it becomes attached to the body. Jewish tradition tells that the souls of all Jews were in existence at the time of the Giving of the Torah and were present at the time and agreed to the Covenant. There are many stories of places similar to Christian heaven and purgatory, of wandering souls and reincarnation. The Talmud contains vague hints of a mystical school of thought that was taught only to the most advanced students and was not committed to writing. There are several references in ancient sources to ma’aseh bereishit (the work of creation) and ma’aseh merkavah (the work of the chariot [of Ezekiel’s vision]), the two primary subjects of mystical thought at the time.
In the middle ages, many of these mystical teachings were committed to writing in books like the Zohar. Many of these writings were asserted to be secret ancient writings or compilations of secret ancient writings.
Like most subjects of Jewish belief, the area of mysticism is wide open to personal interpretation. Some traditional Jews take mysticism very seriously. Mysticism is an integral part of Chasidic Judaism, for example, and passages from kabbalistic sources are routinely included in traditional prayer books. Other traditional Jews take mysticism with a grain of salt. One prominent Orthodox Jew, when introducing a speaker on the subject of Jewish mysticism, said basically, “it’s nonsense, but it’s Jewish nonsense, and the study of anything Jewish, even nonsense, is worthwhile.”
The mystical school of thought came to be known as Kabbalah in the Western World, from the Hebrew root Qof-Beit-Lamed, meaning “to receive, to accept.” The word is usually translated as “tradition.” In Hebrew, the word does not have any of the dark, sinister, evil connotations that it has developed in English. For example, the English word “cabal” (a secret group of conspirators) is derived from the Hebrew word Kabbalah, but neither the Hebrew word nor the mystical doctrines have any evil implications to Jews.” End Quote
The Archangel Metatron is the twin guardian of The Tree Of Life. Through Geometry he reveals our connection with all life. Assisting us with our journey to our higher self and complete unity. He has walked upon the earth. Metatron possesses Universal understanding, spiritual knowledge and is associated with the North. Metatron brought mankind the knowledge of Jewish Mysticism
The symbol of Metatron aka Michael, the Archangel
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