reply to post by CosmicEgg
Its amazing how you make so many assumptions about me. I have many books, on Tarot (from the hebrew Astharoth btw - akin to astarte, ishtar, tara -
the divine mother in other words. Theres a deep kabbalistic reason, beyond the fact of their being 52 weeks in a solar year, why there are 52 cards in
a standard playing card deck) Gnosticism, Hermeticism.. basically western and eastern esotericism. I am educated in these fields. Probably not as much
as you, since i dont agree with its philosophy, but i understand it well.
Judaism is a religion fearful of divination and very deeply superstitious anyway
Um. right. How is ritual, and chant superstitious, but tarot cards are not? As above, so below as the saying goes. All ritual has specific meaning,
and produces a desired unconscious or metaphysical effect on reality. Thats why Judaism has rituals at synagogue or the many specific prayers in their
As for fearful of divination? I guess you have to be philosophically minded to appreciate what 'idolatry' means. It essentially means attributing
power to anything else other than the 1 G-d. Judaism realizes that this world was created by G-d to make a 'home' for himself in the lower worlds.
This is accomplished when human beings put aside their ego, humble themselves, and submit to his will by performing the 7 laws of Noah. This is
ultimately an expression of love, because it allows one to connect with their very root and source; and therefore touched by his will. G-d is the
very source of reality and it is completely and blatantly wrong to engage in divination when simple prayer, faith and acceptance is all thats needed.
When you connect your mind to an 'angel', or a archetypal intelligence, you are turning away from G-d and focusing on some small aspect within the
spiritual reality. This affectively makes G-d irrelavent. He created us with free will; and as apart of free will, we have a choice to draw G-d into
this world, through action, and prayer, or ignore him, and separate him. This is what tarot actually means. Its the feminine youre turning to. Youre
separating G-d from his divine presence. This is what paganism, ultimately, is about. Focus on immediate things which can benefit us in someway, is
not only selfish and arrogant, it gives one a very false sense of power.. This in fact strengthens ones ego and feeling of separateness from the unity
of this world with the infinite. Thus divination/practical kabbalah is prohibited. Even despite this, measures can be taken to protect oneself from
the evil eye, and other occult mechanics used by others. Some just bypass this because faith ultimately is all one needs. His mind is percolated with
the presence of his source; and he feels his love and compassion for him. And this in turn anables him to show greater compassion and love for others.
I already gave you a deep, logical and true reason why psychics and predictions are only half true. half, because they only refer to a potential
reality. Up there, in the 'heavens', a likely course exists which based on your current patterns of behavior, will happen if you dont change. Prayer
changes that entire pattern. It draws down G-ds miraculous name - the tetragrammaton, which symbolizes a force beyond the forces of nature (to prove
this, the lower name Elohim, which means 'powers' has the same gematria as HaTeva - nature. Also, the gematria of Kli YHVH, vessel of YHVH - alluding
to nature, is 86. Its pretty clear.) to change and and overturn the prediction.
You think its 'kindness' to believe in predestinationism? You think its kindness to scare somebody out of their whits by predicting that their first
wife will die? Wow. You got a very interesting and demented appreciation of morality if thats the case. I want someone to believe in the infinite, and
in a ultimate good. I dont want him to be contained by evil, or doom. No. We are from an infinite source, and when we attach our hearts to that source
we can accomplish miraculous things.
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