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« on: March 11, 2010, 08:35:50 AM »
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  • Lately my mom has been very much into Kabbalah. She is taking classes and sharing it with my entire family. She has bought everyone Zohars and she has been taking my father and sister with her. While these classes have really helped her be more personable and she is not so temperamental anymore, I really believe that it is not the right way for her to be going. I try and take her to mass when I can and I've been praying for her. I have also sent her books and I am trying so hard to bring her back into the Church. I really don't know how to talk to her anymore about Kabbalah because I can't find much information about it. Does anyone know if the Church has taken a stance on it? Or where I can find more information debunking it?

    Also, she told me that according to Kabbalah, the devil cannot understand Aramaic but it can understand every other language. Does anyone know if the Church says anything about this?

    Thanks and God bless you!

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    « Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 09:36:39 AM »
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  • The Kabbalah is a compilation of mystical writings by post-Temple Jews and hence, opposed to Christ and not Christina writings...

    If she wants mystical, what about Teresa Avila? John of the Cross?

    why the Talmudic, anti-Christian writings?

    Pray for her that she regain her senses......I would, if offered a copy, trash it ASAP or burn it......

    the Church is alsyas clear about what her children should read, it is not the enemy's writings!

    Look what it did to Brittany Spears......
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    « Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 10:31:37 AM »
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  • Kabbalah:
    (codified ca early 14th c.) Claimed to be a part of Torah given to Adam, the Kabbalah (the word means "tradition") is a mystical system that concerns itself with the process of creation. Because of its esoteric, gnostic elitist nature and its emphasis on magic, the conjuring of supernatural forces, numerology, astrology, reincarnation, etc., watered-down Kabbalah has become a trendy, New Age fashion.

    True Kabbalah, however, is for initiates and is not supposed to be studied until one is firmly grounded in basic Judaic principles (usually around the age of 40 among the non-Hassidic). Parts of Kabbalah are in print (the Zohar --"Book of Splendor"-- by Moses de Leon, for example), but other parts are a matter of orally transmitted, deeply secret tradition. Kabbalah has played a great role in the development of many diverse movements, including Masonry, Rosicrucianism, Renaissance-era secular and Christian thought, Aleister Crowley's Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (and other Hermetic systems), and Mormonism.


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    « Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 10:36:22 AM »
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  • In the Kabbalistic scheme, God is neither matter nor spirit, but is the creator of both. The question of the Divine nature prompted Kabbalists to envision two aspects of God: (a) God Himself, who is ultimately unknowable, and (b) the revealed aspect of God that created the universe, preserves the universe, and interacts with mankind. Kabbalists speak of the first aspect of God as Ein Sof (אין סוף); this is translated as "the infinite", "endless", or "that which has no limits". In this view, nothing can be said about the essence of God. This aspect of God is impersonal. The second aspect of Divine emanations, however, is at least partially accessible to human thought. Kabbalists believe that these two aspects are not contradictory but, through the mechanism of progressive emanation, complement one another (See Divine simplicity). The structure of these emanations have been characterized in various ways: Sefirot (Divine attributes) and Partzufim (Divine "faces"); Four Worlds of Creation in a Seder hishtalshelus (Descending Chain of realms), Azilut, Beriyah, Yitzirah, and Asiyah; the Biblical vision by Ezekiel of the Merkabah (Divine angelic "Chariot"). These alternatives are harmonized in subsequent Kabbalistic systemisation. The central metaphor of Ohr ("Light") is used to describe Divine emanations.


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    « Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 10:44:07 AM »
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    « Reply #5 on: March 15, 2010, 05:50:02 AM »
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  • Ah Kabbalah.... ... ugh..

     

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