Re: the Kabbalah קבלה
By: Aeons_Wing / Novice Jun 18, 2008
Post # 2
Interesting, impressively elaborate... getting a little too commercial, but at least it gets seekers to think about other paths of magic that are out there. Paganism's been kind of overly dominant, not that there's anything wrong with Paganism but psions or chaotes or ceremonials rarely get a word in anymore. :-p
speaking as a "jewitch", i find the kabbalah to be fascinating. it IS getting to commercial though. traditionally you can't learn kabbalah until you're forty (and male!) so i'm glad that that's changing, but at what cost, ya know?
Aeons_Wing: Judaism has a strong shamanic background that we've had to hide to keep us safe. During the Inquisitions a lot of our sacred texts were burned, and we had to hide a lot of our traditions so that the Christian majority wouldn't think of us as a threat. Here's a link that talks about this: http://home.earthlink.net/~ecorebbe/id15.html