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.'” 
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 Greek: ὃ οὐ κινούμενον κινεῖ, ho ou kinoúmenon kineî, “that which moves without being moved”) or prime mover (Latin: primum movens) is a monotheistic concept advanced by Aristotle, a polytheist, as a primary cause or “mover” of all the motion in the universe. 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.