Rabbi Ba’al Shiva Explains Torah to Atheists Part 2



“Those who are wise will shine like the radiance(Zohar) of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.”  Daniel 12:3

The Zohar (Hebrew: זֹהַר, lit. Splendor or Radiance) is the foundational work in the literature of Jewish mystical thought known as Kabbalah.[1] It is a group of books including commentary on the mystical aspects of the Torah (the five books of Moses) and scriptural interpretations as well as material on mysticism, mythical cosmogony, and mystical psychology. The Zohar contains a discussion of the nature of God, the origin and structure of the universe, the nature of souls, redemption, the relationship of Ego to Darkness and “true self” to “The Light of God”, and the relationship between the “universal energy” and man. Its scriptural exegesis can be considered an esoteric form of the Rabbinic literature known as Midrash, which elaborates on the Torah.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zohar

All of my quotes that I do not specifically annotate, The Quotes that I have selected are from the introduction to the Pritzker edition of the Zohar by Daniel C. Matt.

“The zohar represents a hidden radiance issuing forth from the highest sefirotic realms, a showering of sparks lighting up all that comes in its path.”


A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive. (Albert Einstein, 1954)



“…there is an assimilation of the kabbalist to the biblical description of Moses as he emerged from the Tent of Meeting, his face flowing with the radiant presence of God.  But the kabbalist is also Moses’ brother Aaron, the ancient priest whose face shines with divine presence as he bestows the blessing of God’s own countenance upon the children of Israel.”  “Eden is the “upper world” a recondite and inward aspect of being that is mirrored in the “garden”.


“But she too(the shechinah) is a garden…” “Somewhere between this world and Shekhinah stands the “Garden of Eden” that contains the souls of the righteous, both those who have completed their time on earth and those not yet born.”  “The kabbalist sitting and studying Torah with his companions in an earthly garden – physically in Castile, but imaginatively in the Holy Land – is aware that at the same moment the righteous in the Garden of Eden are also engaged in such a study.  Their garden is open from above, because it is taught that God Himself descends into that Garden to take delight in the souls of the righteous.”   PONDER THE RHETORICAL TAUTOLOGY BETWEEN THE CHAKRA SYSTEM IN INDIA IN WHICH THE SAHASRARA THE SEVENTH CHAKRA KNOWN AS THE THOUSAND PETALED LOTUS IS AT THE TOP OF THE HEAD, THIS IS NOT AN ACCIDENT, IT IS INDICATIVE OF A COMMON ORIGIN.  

At this point I am going to back track because I have gotten ahead of myself and I missed some stuff.

In the series of homilies by various speakers around a particular verse or moment in the scriptural text, the Zohar takes its readers through multiple layers of understanding, reaching from the surface layer of “plain” meaning into ever more profound revelations.  A great love of language is revealed in this process; plays on words and subtle shadings of meaning often serve as ways to a total reconfiguration of the Scripure at hand.  For this reason, the endless fascination with the mystery of words, including both their aural and graphic manifestations.”

What I find interesting about this paragraph is how it confirms my research.  As a linguistic philosopher I have realized that I have a linguistic fetish.  A linguistic fetish is fairly uncommon.  This innate desire to play with words.  Mike Myers has one, Will Ferrell developed one later in his career.  I can actually recognize Freemasons by their rhetoric, their sense of humor and how they express themselves.  Many will scoff at my saying this but their are people whom I have told that they sound like Freemasons and they later confirmed that they were.

There is not a single mystical interpretation of a verse or passage that is the secret in the eyes of the zohar.  “Secret” (sod in Hebrew; raza in Aramaic) is rather a method, a way of reading that contains endless individual secrets within it.

The language of sefirotic symbolism offers the Zohar limitless opportunities for creative interpretations of Scripture.  On the other hand, the Zohar’s speakers and authors exult in the newness and originality of this exegesis.  Rabbi Shim’on and his disciples speak glowingly of hiddushei Torah, novellae in Torah interpretation, and their great value.  God and the angels join in rejoicing over each new insight.  But the Zohar also seeks to deny the newness of kabbalistic interpretation.  Not only is the work itself allegedly an ancient on: the interpretive craft of the Zohar goes to a higher, deeper, and hence also more “ancient” level of text.  As the highest rung within the Godhead is sometimes called Attiqa, the elder or “ancient one,” so does profound interpreatation take Torah “back to its antiquity,” to its original, pristine, highest state.”

Notice the simlarity in phonology between the word sod for secret and the meaning of the Hindu word Sat:

Sat (Sanskrit: सत्) is a Sanskrit adjective meaning “the ideal; pure and true essence (nature)” of an entity or existence in the Vedanta. It can thus be concluded as “the self-existent or Universal Spirit, Brahman“.


It can simply be said to be the present participle of the root as “to be” (PIE*h₁es-; cognate to English is).

The concept is famously expressed in a mantra found in the Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad (1.3.28),

Asato mā sad gamaya / tamaso mā jyotir gamaya / mṛtyor mā amṛtam gamaya
“lead me from delusion to truth; from darkness to light; from mortality to immortality”

Sat has been adapted as: sattva “purity” and satya “truth”.

Its negation asat consequently refers to nonexistence and falsehood.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sat_(Sanskrit)

This community viewed the Torah as an object of love, and an eros of Torah study is depicted in many passages in the rabbinic aggadah,  Based on biblical images of feminine wisdom,  Torah was described as the daughter and delight of god, and as Israel’s bride.  Study of torah, expecially the elaboration of its law, was described by the sages as courtship and sometimes even as the shy, scholarly bridegroom’s act of love, the consummation of this sacred marriage.”  

I would like to point out a few things at this point.  The fact that they use the word eros to describe love is very telling and I will explain.  When the Jews hellenized the absorbed Greek Philosophy and Culture, funny thing is they were originally responsible for it so it was in a way a reacquainting of itself with itself.  If you are familiar with my theories and my tracing of philosophy and religion to it’s origins in India this might not come as much of a surprise to you.  The writers could have chosen between one of 4 different types of love to describe the relationship between the kabbalist and the Torah, they could have chosen agape, (unconditional love) storge (familial love) or philia (brotherly love, kind of misleading, think of a philosophical brotherhood that may or may not fight, like the dominicans, or jesuits, or shaolin monks, or knights templar)  instead they chose eros (erotic love).

Eros (/ˈɪrɒs/ or /ˈɛrɒs/; Ancient Greek: ἔρωςérōs “love, mostly of the sexual passion”) is one of the four words in Ancient Greek which can be rendered into English as “love”.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eros_(concept)

I am going to expand on this concept a little more.  This is a direct homage to the relationship between Eros and Psyche.


In psychology, the psyche/ˈski/ is the totality of the human mind, conscious and unconscious. Psychology is the scientific or objective study of the psyche. The word has a long history of use in psychology and philosophy, dating back to ancient times, and has been one of the fundamental concepts for understanding human nature from a scientific point of view. The English word soul is sometimes used synonymously, especially in older texts.[1]

The basic meaning of the Greek word ψυχή (psūkhē) was “life” in the sense of “breath”, formed from the verb ψύχω (psukhō, “to blow”). Derived meanings included “spirit”, “soul”, “ghost”, and ultimately “self” in the sense of “conscious personality” or “psyche”.[2][3]


What we see when we meditate is that the kabbalist is a philosopher, meditating on the law of the universe Torah.  It is only the philosopher that has a soul, as he sits in contemplation of the Laws governing the universe.  Only the Kabbalist is “inspired”.  If you are familiar with my theories on the origins of religion, philosophy, and eventually the sciences, and are entire Western concept of thought it goes back to a Pre-Greek Cult known as the Augure’s.

The high priest of the Augure’s was not above the law and he didn’t create the law, he expounded the law.  This law was reason and the nature of the universe.  The above video is very important for my theories and philological investigations.


Saraswati (Sanskritसरस्वती, Sarasvatī?) is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and nature. She is a part of the trinity of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. All the three forms help the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in the creation, maintenance and destruction of the Universe.[1] The Goddess is also revered by believers of the Jainreligion of west and central India.[2]

She is generally shown to have four arms, which represent the four aspects of human personality in learning: mind, intellect, alertness, and ego. Alternatively, these four arms also represent the four Vedas, the primary sacred books for Hindus. The Vedas, in turn, represent the three forms of literature:

I can’t find a good source for this so you are just going to have to take my word as a jnana guru and a shaktipat guru.  Saraswati order monks wear saffron.  Below you will find a picture of my guru wearing saffron with Saraswati, her name is Gurumayi Chidvilasananda.


h b. `Umar said: “The Prophet peace be upon him saw me wearing two garments dyed with saffron, so he said: “These are the clothes of the unbelievers, so do not wear them.” [Sahîh Muslim (2077)]


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Abdel Bary, Failed British Rapper, Beheading.

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But the barbarian with the British accent is widely believed to be a Muslim militant from London.

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said earlier in the week that investigators seeking to identify Jihadi John were “getting warm.”

They should be on fire.

Jihadi John has already been identified by several Brit papers as Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a 23-year-old failed rapper who left London and joined the radical ISIS militants last year.



The two terrorists who murdered British soldier Lee Rigby on a southLondon street fought with guards yesterday in the dock of the court yards from the grieving family of the soldier they butchered as a judge sentenced the mastermind of the attack to die in prison.

Michael Adebolajo, 29, who hacked at Rigby’s head, was sentenced to a whole-life term for leading the first al-Qaida- inspired terrorist attack on British soil to claim a life since the 7 July bombings eight years ago. The sentence means he is unlikely to ever be released.

His accomplice, Michael Adebowale, 22, who stabbed at the soldier’s torso, was ordered to serve a minimum of 45 years in jail. Both men had been convicted unanimously by a jury in December.





Quranism is a gateway to Salafi ism.


According to Kepel, Salafist jihadism combined “respect for the sacred texts in their most literal form, … with an absolute commitment to jihad, whose number-one target had to be America, perceived as the greatest enemy of the faith.”[4]

 but even more dangerous was theMuslim Brotherhood, who were believed by Salafi Jihadists to be excessively moderate and lacking in literal interpretation of holy texts.[4] Iyad El-Baghdadi describes Salafism as “deeply divided” into “mainstream (government-approved, or Islahi) Salafism”, and Jihadi Salafism.[3]

According to Mohammed M. Hafez, contemporary jihadi Salafism is characterized by “five features”:

  • immense emphasis on the concept of tawhid (unity of God);
  • God’s sovereignty (hakimiyyat Allah), which defines right and wrong, good and evil, and which supersedes human reasoning is applicable in all places on earth and at all times, and makes unnecessary and un-Islamic other ideologies such as liberalism or humanism;
  • the rejection of all innovation (Bid‘ah) to Islam;
  • the permissibility and necessity of takfir (the declaring of a Muslim to be outside the creed, so that they may face execution);
  • and on the centrality of jihad against infidel regimes.[5]



Introduction to Torah for Atheists, part 1.


Here is my introductory course to Torah for Atheists.  As I have explained before the people that wrote the bible didn’t take it literally, it was written in a kind of code, PaRDeS, a mythological history that can’t really be decoded unless one is familiar with cabala, and the tree of life.  It was written in this way so it wouldn’t immediately give itself to being understood by non Jews, because it was insulting as an alternative history to a group of people bent on global domination and hostile to any other perspective but their own.

The Quotes that I have selected are from the Pritzker edition of the Zohar by Daniel c. Matt all of these quotes in this piece will be from the introduction, not the actual text.


“the sixth sefirah is represented by the third patriarch, Jacob, also called Israel.” “Jacob is in the sense the perfect human- a new adam.” “In balancing their own lives, the people of Israel imitate the God who stands at the center between right and left, balancing all the cosmic forces.”  

In the Bahir it states: “Sixth is the adorned, glorious, delightful throne of glory, the house of the world to come. Its place is engraved in wisdom as it says ‘God said: Let there be light, and there was light.'” [1]

Tiferet is the force that integrates the Sefira of Chesed (“compassion”) and Gevurah (“Strength, or Judgement (din)“). These two forces are, respectively, expansive (giving) and restrictive (receiving). Either of them without the other could not manifest the flow of Divine energy; they must be balanced in perfect proportion by balancing compassion with discipline. This balance can be seen in the role of Tiferet, wherein the conflicting forces are harmonized, and creation flowers forth. Tiferet also balances Netzach and Hod in a similar manner. In that case Hod can be seen as the intellect where Netzach is seen as emotion.


“Moses is the single human to rise to the level of Tiferet, to become ‘bridegroom of the sheckinah'”.  “When gathered in Yesod, it becomes claer that the life animating the sefirot, often described in metaphors of either light or water, is chiefly to be seen as male sexual energy, specifically as semen.” 

The reason this is important is because of the connection not only to Taoism but also to the Occult Philosophy of India.

Ojas is a Sanskrit word which literally means “vigor”. According to the principles of Ayurveda, it is the essential energy of the body which can be equated with the “fluid of life”. Those who practice Ayurveda say that Ojas is the sap of one’s life energy which, when sufficient, is equated with immunity and, when deficient, results in weakness, fatigue and ultimately disease.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ojas

From my perspective this is a rhetorical tautology and this only happens when their is a common origin.  It is a pattern that is identical to another pattern and therefore congruent.

“The biblical personality associated with the ninth sefirah is Joseph, the only figure regularly described in rabbinic literature as a tsaddiq or ‘righteous'”

Yesod, the foundation, also represents the penis, Jacob rejected the sexual advances of Potipher’s wife, this sexual good taste and purity and abstinence from unclean women is an aspect of the personality of yesod.

The sephirah of Yesod translates spiritual concepts into actions that unite us with God.

It is often associated with the Moon, because it is the sphere which reflects the light of all the other sephirot into Malkuth, and it is associated with the sexual organs, because it is here that the higher spheres connect to the earth.


“The Great Drama of Religious life, according to the kabbalists, is that of protecting Sheckinah from the forces of evil and joining Her to the holy Bridegroom who ever awaits Her.  Here one can see how medieval Jews adapted teh values of chivalry – the rescue of the maident from the clutches of evil…”

to learn more read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtly_love

The Sheckinah is god’s holy spirit, the holy Ghost of the Catholic Church, the reason the RCC made it androgynous I suspect is because of a historical breach between them and the Jews.  It was a kind of retaliation, The Catholics expected the Jews to follow them and be more like them and give up their sovereignty.

Of further interest, the Holy Spirit was a concept that came from the Evolution of Philosophy, having come to the conclusion that a God must exist for various reasons it became apparent that god was also not in our universe but outside of it, furthermore, like a person sitting in deep meditation he didn’t move, anything that moves in our world is not god.  So god in the form of the prime mover unmoved, worked his will on the earth through his feminine side which was in fact the Holy Spirit or the Sheckinah.  This idea was also taught by the Pythagorean Math cults.

The unmoved mover (Ancient Greekὃ οὐ κινούμενον κινεῖ,[1] ho ou kinoúmenon kineî, “that which moves without being moved”) or prime mover (Latinprimum movens) is a monotheistic concept advanced by Aristotle, a polytheist[2][3], as a primary cause or “mover” of all the motion in the universe.[4] As is implicit in the name, the “unmoved mover” moves other things, but is not itself moved by any prior action. In Book 12 (Greek “Λ”) of his Metaphysics, Aristotle describes the unmoved mover as being perfectly beautiful, indivisible, and contemplating only the perfect contemplation: itself contemplating. He equates this concept also with the Active Intellect.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unmoved_mover

“The primary function of Religious life, with all its duties and obligations, is to rouse the Sheckinah into a state of love.”

As we continue investigating we will see they are talking about erotic love.

The entire Zohar appears to have been written by Moses de Leon.  He appears to have entered a trance like state which is common in Qabbalistic meditations, there are even descriptions of how to do it, in Qabbalistic literature.  Of further interest the author also mentions Jacob Boehme the creator of the Illuminati entering into a similar trance like state and writing “under the force of mystical inspiration.”  I personally, am not without my own experiences in this regard, and I am sure those of you familiar with my work will agree with that.  What is interesting is that this inspired writing and the congruence and agreement with other inspired writings seems to determine cannonicity to a certain degree.  One inspired writer can often tell if and when another writer is also inspired, and their is no enmity between them.

As further evidence that the bible and other Jewish religious books were written in a kind of code I offer this testimony:

“In this context, the Zohar may be viewed as a grand defense of Judaism, a poetic demonstration of the truth and superiority of Jewish faith.  Its authors knew a great deal about Christianity, mostly from observing it at close hand but also from reading certain Christian works, including the New Testament, which Dominicans and other eager seekers of converts were only too happy to place in the hands of literate and inquisitive Jews.  The kabbalists’ attitude toward the religion of their Christian neighbors is a complex one, and it also has come down to us through a veil of self-censorship.  Jews writing in medieval Europe, especially those promulgating innovative religious teachings that were controversial even within the Jewish community, must have been well aware that their works would be read by Christian censors (often themselves Jewish apostates) who would make them pay dearly for outright insults to the Christian faith.”

“…this was also the era when the Christian image of the Jew as magician and devil-worshipper was becoming rampant.”

I have decided that I am going to conclude here and separate this section from the next section which will discuss the tora as a philosophy and as a soul which confirms a lot of my theories on history, linguistics, and philology.


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