Those familiar with the Kabbalah will no doubt be familiar with the ten sephirot of the Tree of Life. But have you ever wondered where the rabbis who penned the Kabbalah got the names of the sephirot from? Well, having searched the scriptures and later tradition I believe the two key verses that inspired them … Continue reading The Sephirot And The Scriptures
I have been brushing up on Hebrew this summer and in the process I uncovered some interesting correspondences between the messianic prophecies of Isaiah 11:2 and the divine emanations of the Kabbalistic tree of life. In essence, the prophet foretold that the Spirit of Chokmah, Binah, Da’at and Gevurah would be found in the Messiah. … Continue reading Christ as the Fulfillment of the Kabbalistic Search
Some unexpected questions about the Hebrew language came up for me today. While researching Hebrew letter symbolism I came across a reference on Wikipedia which suggested that "In the traditional form, vowels are indicated [in the Hebrew language] by the weak consonants Aleph (א), He (ה), Vav (ו), or Yodh (י) serving as vowel letters … Continue reading Is the name of God, YHWH, without vowels?
An unusual diagram don't you agree? It shows a Christian appropriation of the Kabbalistic ideas of Ein-Soph and the Sephiroth which I found buried in an article on Jung and Western Mysticism where the author, Dr. J. Glenn Friesen, suggests Jung owed more to Kabbalah and Alchemy than Gnosticism.
Those of you interested in the Kabbalah may find it interesting to read A Forward to Kabbalah Study for Christians, an article on Kabbalah written from a Hebrew Christian perspective. While ultimately concluding that, no, Jesus was not a Kabbalist in the modern sense of the word, the writer nevertheless commends the study of Kabbalah … Continue reading Was Jesus a Kabbalist?
Just a random thought that came to me while studying the Qabalah. In the Apocalypse of John, there are three visionary scenes where Christ reveals, “I am the Alpha and the Omega” (Rev 1:8, 21:6, and 22:13). Which as many would know, is equivalent to saying, “I am the A and the Z.” But hang on, … Continue reading Christ and Qabalah
Let’s talk about sex baby! I was reading the Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism and was drawn to this extract from Orot ha-Qodesh by Abraham Isaac Kook on sacred sexuality: “Sexual union is holy and pure, when performed in the right way, at the right time, and with the right intention. Let no … Continue reading Sacred Sex
The celebrity Kabbalah craze just keeps hitting them headlines. Here's some of the latest news and gossip. We've all heard that Deborra-Lee Furness is back in Australia with hubby Wolverine ... ahem, sorry ... Hugh Jackman for movie launches and whatnot. Well it seems while away she's developed an interest in Kabbalah amongst other things. … Continue reading Celebrity Spirituality
As I sat down to meditate upon the scriptures last night I was led to Jerimiah 51:15: He made the earth by his power He founded the world by his wisdom And stretched out the heavens by his understanding What immediately struck me was the correlation to the first three sefirot of the Kabbalah … Continue reading Keys to the Kabbalah
Some observations on the Qabalah. What has come out of my meditations is the realisation that for concepts such as Chesed (Mercy) and Netzach (Victory) to be transformative, they must cut you to the bone. So long as the sefiroth are used conventionally, they have no power to upend your world. Is that which is … Continue reading Meditations on Qabalah
Ive been reading and researching Qabalah (Hermetic Kabbalah) over the last few days. Not the silly red string fad, the real stuff, the esoteric pathworking. It is not a subject I've previously given a lot of attention too but I've been prompted to learn more given its significance for many esoteric traditions and the people … Continue reading Qabalah, Angels & Ghosts