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The Magic of Kabbalah

The Magic of Kabbalah

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The Magic of Kabbalah
The flowing fountain of Kabbalah is never severed from its source.
Kabbalah uplifts all physicality to spirituality….

The greatness of the wisdom of the Kabbalah, of the Wisdom of Truth, the true source wisdom of Israel, is that, in the abundance of its divine inspiration, it elevates and uplifts all aspects of the physical to the spiritual, and all their physical forms, both experienced and imagined, to the heights of existence [Atzilut] and supernal enlightenment.

All its ways of explaining…are always woven with his Divine Image and the existential light of his soul….

And this is the charm [segula] of the Torah of Truth [Kabbalah], that all its terms [of expression], all its teachings, all its ways of explaining – even when they descend so very low to the point of being grasped by [i.e. applicable to] the most base aspects of the lowest of people – are always woven with his Divine Image and the existential light of his soul, which always rests within him in its role as the point of one’s inner life-force.

And these things [physical concepts with their respective metaphors, terms utilized in the study of Kabbalah] proceed and become elevated, always becoming strengthened in the stamp of their true [holy essence], with no departure whatsoever from the line of Truth and from the path of Divine illumination, which goes forth - light everlasting.

[Translated from Orot HaKodesh, Vol.1:100, pg. 112 by Baruch Emanuel Erdstein.]

Rabbi Abraham Isaac HaKohein Kook (1865-1935), born in Latvia, was the first Chief Rabbi of Israel in the 20th century, before the establishment of the state. He is perhaps the best known philosopher of religious Zionism, with numerous writings on all aspects of Jewish thought, including the spiritual and the mystical.
Baruch Emanuel Erdstein was an associate editor of KabbalaOnline.org for five of the ten years he resided in the Old City of Safed, intensely studying Kabbalah He currently resides in Emmanuel, Israel. Originally from Detroit, he has an honors degree in anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has worked in cross-cultural and Jewish education for over a decade.
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September 2, 2013
The word
Thank you really much for this article but I have one distress which is the title "magic". We know that Dvarim chapter 18 verse 9-12 forbids sorcery and I didn't investigate the word "magic" intensively but it has an analogy to the word sorcery? So is it proper to use the word magic for the Kabalah?.
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