posted on Oct, 25 2014 @ 09:58 AM
a reply to: fakedirt
My treading down Jewish Mysticism began through direct experience, which lead me into Torah study, which lead me to studying of the prophets and
getting into numerology, studying and meditating on the nature of the Merkhaba, geometry, and now recently into looking into the Zohar and later
Hermetic texts. I do have a few individuals I talk to that live, eat and breath Kabbalism, one of whom is from a purely Jewish perspective who
attempts to learn the original Rabbinic interpretations and several of whom are from a more universalist perspective who try to understand it within
the broader context of mysticism on a more global scale.
I do not have a teacher guiding me in oral tradition, which I would enjoy, but unless such a person was a Rabbi who learned from a Rabbi, how could I
know they were teaching me correctly, and even then as a Goyim, how could I ever know they are teaching me correctly? I do have several of what the
Jews might call Maggida or extradimensional guides showing me visions and whispering allegories in my mind while I read a text, unlocking deeper
layers of understanding. One thing Violet Firth mentioned early in her book on Kabbalah that I do think resonates with me is that through the addition
of outside practitioners, Kabbalism has grown to become a much richer tradition, so there is edification in learning the Hermetic understandings even
if they are not studied by Rabbis.
The reason that I am most interested in Kabbalism is that I was not Jewish. I knew nothing of Hebrew or the Jewish faith when these experiences began
happening, and Kabbalism and broader Jewish Mysticism are the only traditions that have accurately described the experiences I've undergone. Not to
mention the lettering I saw dancing before my eyes was clearly Hebrew. So, apparently, if nothing else, the Maggida that is compelling me apparently
comes from a Hebrew tradition, so for me to ignore Kabbalism is for me to miss out on much of the communication that is being bestowed upon me.