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.
Blanchot intuits that Kafka's forays into the liminal reaches of solitude and language bring him into the mysterious and secretive place of a potential Kabbala
(The Work of Fire 18).
(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.
"The purpose of the Golden Dawn," writes Mike Ashley, "was to study the occult sciences, especially Hebrew magic and the Kabbala
They argue that in the Kabbala
the miracle in the wilderness is attributed not to the Almighty but to "the ancient of days." From the Kabbalistic description of "the ancient of days." They deduce that it might have been how a primitive culture would have described a sophisticated machine.
(Zurich: Rhein-Verlag, 1962; Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1977)]), p.
Daughter, sister, bride, and mother: Images of the femininity of God in the early Kabbala
. Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 68(2), 221-242.
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.