Isaac Luria taught what amounts to a 16th-century version of a gnostic myth, organized around three main themes: tzimtzum [“contraction”], shevirat ha-kelim. Rabbi Isaac Luria () is among the most influential, and remarkable, Kabbalists of all time. Called the Ari, or Holy Lion (the name is an. Lurianic Kabbalah takes its name from Isaac Luria (–), one of the great sages of Kabbalah. Lurianic Kabbalah is considered modern Kabbalah.

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Lurianic Kabbalah

The Lurianic mythos brought deeper Kabbalistic notions to the fore: The Lurianic Kabbalah Rabbi Isaac Luriawas perhaps the most visionary and original of the theosophical Kabbalists.

I may also be wrong about any of it- this is just my take on the subject matter, and I am not a Hermetic. As the sephirot emerged within vessels, they acted as ten independent Iggulim forces, without inter-relationship.

Despite a previous post that indicated I planned to go forward with the former, I am currently reconsidering the latter. Isaiah Horowitz Abraham Azulai. The Mitnagdim disagreed with Panentheism, in the early opposition of the Mitnagdic leader, the Vilna Gaon seeing it as heretical. In Hermetic Kabbalah as I understand it, Yesod is related to the Astral plane- a realm of ideas and concepts- patterns and thought.

Enclothement Hitlabshut and the Kabbalah of the Ari from inner. It is the theosophical Kabbalah, with its descriptions of the nature and vicissitudes of the godhead in relation to the world that provides a theoretical foundation for the Kabbalah as a whole, as well as for the later Jewish mystical tradition of Hasidism.

These models can be readily distinguished according to the their basic intent with respect to God: Lights flashing and recoiling from the eyes, nose, mouth and ears of the Primordial Man emanate the ten archetypal values, the Sefirot and the 22 holy letters Otiyot Yesodwhich were to be the building blocks of the universe and the structural elements of all things.


The New Kabbalah holds that any act which furthers the values of the Sefirotthe value archetypes through which the world was created; any act that brings knowledge, wisdom, understanding, love, justice, compassion, beauty, etc.

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The rapidly growing interest in the Kabbalah in recent years, amongst Jewsand non-Jews alike, suggests that the message of the New Kabbalah is an ecumenical and multi-cultural one.

It represents things like the divine covenant between the Creator and the created. Lurianic Kabbalah has been accused by some of being the cause of the spread of the Sabbatean Messiahs Shabbetai Tzvi — and Jacob Frank —and their Kabbalistically based heresies.

The spiritual paradigm of Creation is transformed into a dynamical interactional process in Divinity.

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Its the base code of the Matrix, except the characters are in Hebrew. Ein-Sof is completed only through the restorative acts of humankind. Binah Understanding is the first feminine principle in Lurianic Kabbalah. Medieval Kabbalah incorporated motifs described as ” Neoplatonic ” linearly descending realms between the Infinite and the finite” Gnostic ” in the sense of various powers manifesting from the singular Godheadrather than plural gods and ” Mystical ” in contrast to rationalsuch as Judaism’s first doctrines of reincarnation.

Shneur Zalman of Liadi edited Yosef Vaynberg, transl.

It’s a model of everything, and how the universe works. Due to this deeper, more internal paradigm, the new doctrines Luria introduced explain Kabbalistic teachings and passages in the Zohar that remained superficially understood and externally described before.

The Differences Between Lurianic Kabbalah and Hermetic Kabbalah, Part 1 — Yetzirah Games

Active Tikun rectification of lower Creation can only be achieved from Below, from within its limitations and perspective, rather than imposed from Above.

The Hasidic doctrine of Tikkun holds that a person’s soul exists in sympathy with the people and objects inhis environment, in such a manner that each moment in a person’s life presents an opportunity to “raise the sparks” that only he or she can redeem.

A Chesed person is giving, forgiving, and probably beloved. Higher strata of reality are constantly enclothing themselves within lower strata, like the soul within a body, thereby infusing every element of Creation with an inner force that transcends its own position within luriaic universal hierarchy.


The vitality first shone to Adam Kadmon “Primordial Man”the realm of Divine Willnamed metaphorically in relation to Man who is rooted in the initial Divine plan. Selected Bibliography If you entered this site via a search engine, and there are no “flash contents” on the left hand side of your screen, the site will function better if you click here and go directly to www.

Where Cordovero described the Sefirot Divine attributes and the Four spiritual Realmspreceded by Adam Kadmonunfolding sequentially out of the Ein Sof, Luria probed the supra-rational origin of ludianic Five Worlds within the Infinite.

The ideal of a restored and redeemed world, which overcomes chaos and evil, gives meaning to that which is senseless, and concretizes the abstract values represented in the Sefirotis the highest possible perfection, a perfection that assures the completion of Ein-sof the Infinite God.

The first and most notable difference between the two traditions is that they each have their own version of the Tree of Life, a central glyph that describes the nature of creation and the forces at play in the universe.

Tohu is characterised by great divine Ohr Light in weak, immature, unharmonised vessels. Divine Transcendence – the Divine perspective, is Monistic, nullifying Creation into illusion. In the Hermetic tradition, as I understand it, it seems to be much more concerned with time, and death, and is called the Dark Mother.

This revealed new doctrines of Primordial Tzimtzum Withdrawal and the Shevira shattering and reconfiguration of the sephirot. Divine manifestations enclothe within each other, and are subject to exile and redemption:.