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Torah Explained for Atheists part 3. Rabbi Ba’al Shivah

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I am going to open this piece with an exposition of the 4 rabbi’s that went into Paradise or PaRDeS and the exegesis of the story.  Later, I will return to the intro to the The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, translated with commentary by Daniel C. Matt.  Those portions that are not sourced come from the Zohar.  Let’s begin. 

The version in the Babylonian Talmud, which is the best-known, may be translated:

The Rabbis taught: Four entered the Pardes. They were Ben Azzai, Ben Zoma, Acher and Rabbi Akiva. Rabbi Akiva said to them, “When you come to the place of pure marble stones, do not say, ‘Water! Water!’ for it is said, ‘He who speaks untruths shall not stand before My eyes’ (Psalms 101:7)”. Ben Azzai gazed and died. Regarding him the verse states, ‘Precious in the eyes of G-d is the death of His pious ones’ (Psalms 116:15). Ben Zoma gazed and was harmed. Regarding him the verse states, ‘Did you find honey? Eat as only much as you need, lest you be overfilled and vomit it’ (Proverbs 25:16). Acher cut down the plantings. Rabbi Akiva entered in peace and left in peace.[3]

In the commentary printed beside the Talmud text, Rashi says that Ben Azzai died from looking at the Divine Presence. Ben Zoma‘s harm was in losing his sanity. Acher‘s “cutting down the plantings” in the orchard refers to becoming a heretic from the experience. Acher means “the other one”, and is the Talmudic term for thesageElisha ben Avuya. Rabbi Akiva, in contrast to the other three, became the leading Rabbinic figure of the era.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardes_(legend)#Exposition

“Again and again Rabbi Shim’on waxes eloquent in the praise of those who study Torah, especially those who do so after midnight.  They indeed take the place of the priests and Levites of old, ‘who stand in the house of the Lord by night.’  Those who awaken nightly to study the secrets of Torah become the earthly attendants of the divine bride, ushering Her into the chamber where She will unite at dawn with Her heavenly spouse.”

This is interesting to me for a few reasons, the reference to studying Torah at midnight is interesting because it is after midnight that one practices black magick in Voodoo, modern Voodoo is based on the 6th and 7th books of Moses.  Voodoo is something you use when you have no resources and you are fighting an enemy with all the resources.  This passage portrays the Levites as a kind of Guardian, hyper vigilant to an attack from the enemy, standing in a heightened state of suspicious awareness while everybody else slumbers.

“Torah, in the Zohar is not conceived as a text, as an object, or as material, but as a living divine presence, engaged in a mutual relationship with the person who studies her.  More than that, in the zoharic consciousness Torah is compared to a beloved who carries on with her lovers a mutual dynamic courtship.”

Remember if you will my theory that the cult of the Augures who created the philosophy of law, science, and religion in the West were associated with India and the Hebrews.  The High Priest of the cult of the Augures meditated on the divine law that infused the universe, he didn’t create the law and he was subject to it.  Even the separation of powers of the president is modeled after the Philosophy of the Augure cult.  Think of Torah as the divine law that governs events in the universe.

“The beloved in the nexus of this rrelationship is entirely active.  She sends signals of her interest to her lover, she intensifies his passionate desire for her by games of revealing and hiding.  She discloses secrets that stir his curiosity.  She desires to be loved.  The beloved is is closed in an erotic progression before her lover out of a desire to reveal secrets that have been forever hidden within her.

…the day when God gave Torah to Israel and proclaimed His love for her in the song of songs.”

a rhetorical tautology of God giving man a soul by giving him philosophy…

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“In the Zohar, the true subject matter that the kabbalist finds in every verse is the hieros gamos itself, the mystical union of the divine male and female – the eros that underlies and transforms Torah, making it into a symbolic textbook on the inner erocit life of God.”

I am going to paraphrase a bit, many of the texts that make the Zohar are of the stories of the rabbis under the tutelage of Rabbi Shim’on.  They like the apostles of Jesus wander and teach others, in that journey, as they are having this mystical conversation on the nature of reality and remembering their experiences and what they learn, they often encounter people and beings that have more awareness of certain principles that govern the universe and human behavior than they do.  This knowledge also enters into their canon.

“The world as first created was a true Garden of Eden because the blessed Holy One and the Sheckinah were fact to face, joined in constant embrace like that of the upper sefirot Hokhmah and Binah.  Divine blessing thus coursed through the system without interruption…”

At this point in time the Jewish people didn’t believe in making visual artistic depictions of men or animals because they feared it would lead to idolatry, but here I can trace the rhetorical tautologies and movement of ideas in this fashion.  

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According to the Dalai Lama, Samantabhadra is the highest form of Buddha.  I think he meant this because this form of the Buddha represents God as the Creator in his male and female aspect, if you ponder you realize that in order to create you have to include feminine and masculine.  It might interest you to know that Heinrich Zimmer whose work was published and edited posthumously by Joseph Campbell had determined in his investigations that Buddhism was an offshoot of Hinduism as the Buddhas came from India and Nepal.  

Here the author makes mention of the myth of Plato which I will expound on for those of you who are not aware of it, and he connects it with the early Jewish myth, which is not only interesting in its implications it is also appropriate in light of my theories.

The Symposium Quotes
 “According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.”
“…and when one of them meets the other half, the actual half of himself, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other’s sight, as I may say, even for a moment…”
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When he said this he was using the word Philia, or Brotherly love, or fraternal love, making a reference to a philosophical family, notice the word philosophy has the words philia and sophia in it.  The single soul would be Sophia, or Psyche, or Torah.  This also has to do with the Philosophy of Greek Astrology if that is interesting, you can read this piece that I wrote.  https://thoughtuncommon.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/philosophy-of-astrology/
hermaphrodite (n.) Look up hermaphrodite at Dictionary.comlate 14c. (harmofroditus), from Latin hermaphroditus, from Greek Hermaphroditos (Latin Hermaphroditus), son of Hermes and Aphrodite, who, in Ovid, was loved by the nymph Salmacis so ardently that she prayed for complete union with him and as a result they were united bodily, combining male and female characteristics. Also used figuratively in Middle English of “one who improperly occupies two offices.” As a name for the condition, Middle English had hermofrodito (late 14c.), hermofrodisia(early 15c.). As an adjective, from c.1600.  http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=hermaphrodite
“Adam and eve according to the aggadah, were siamese twins, conjoined back to back.  This single being is that described in Genesis 1:27:  “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”  …in the following chapter is the separation of this pair, in which they are first turned to face-to-face to one another, …  They had to be “sawed apart” so they might be properly united.”
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If we wanted to get really esoteric I could trace this idea all the way back to India for you.  Do you double dog dare me?

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I entered in piece and left in piece so I will leave it to the rest of you to figure out who burns the plants, who drops dead, and who goes insane.

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11:11 Rabbi Ba’al Shivah

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I am trying to figure out how to tell you this, without freaking you out.  Many of you have noticed a bizarre and unexplainable energy shift at 11:11 where for no particular reason you find yourself looking at the clock at exactly that time, over and over again.  You are going to have to meditate on this in order to unlock deeper personal meaning.

In gamblingsnake eyes is the outcome of rolling the dice in a game and getting only one pip on each die. The pair of pips resembles a pair of eyes, which is appended to the term ‘snake’ because of the long-standing association of this word with treachery and betrayal. The dictionary of etymology traces that use of the term back to 1929,[1] although it may be traced all the way back to the ancient Roman dice games, where ‘Dogs’ represented two ones. They referred to this as “the dog throw”. In modern parlance, it refers to such a roll in any game involving dice. Snake eyes also refers to looking one way and passing the ball the other way in the game of Taps.

Lucifer is the god of luck.  Lucky fire.  Not in a bad way in a good way.  When the moneyed powers feel that they have all of the cards in their hands and they can’t lose the god of luck tips the scales in his favor and in the favor of the righteous.  I am telling you this because this is what was revealed to me.  I kick more light than most people but I have been waiting until the correct time in order to convey this to you.  Because you weren’t ready for it.  The continuing worsening of the world situation and opened your minds, a little, and you are able to conceive of a deeper level of meaning instead of the happy horseshit being spewed by the fruity spiritualists trying to keep you in an unconscious state of malaise.

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Each 1 symbolizes on letter in god’s name.  God is a reptilian.  He looks like a human because he is an alien hybrid.  Still he is very self conscious about his face, which is why he doesn’t like people looking at his face.  God, while being much younger and boyish looking, always looks like a youth of about 18 years of age in perfect health.  But he is self conscious about his face as it looks different to himself than it does to everybody else.  Also he is characterized by the way in which people consistently reject him and panic at what he tells them.  His relationships with people communicate to him that he is hideous and ugly.  He feels about himself the way he is treated by people.

Prosopagnosia (Greek: “prosopon” = “face”, “agnosia” = “not knowing”), also called face blindness, is a cognitive disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired, while other aspects of visual processing (e.g., object discrimination) and intellectual functioning (e.g., decision making) remain intact. The term originally referred to a condition following acute brain damage(acquired prosopagnosia), but a congenital or developmental form of the disorder also exists, which may affect up to 2.5% of the population.[1] The specific brain area usually associated with prosopagnosia is the fusiform gyrus,[2] which activates specifically in response to faces. Thanks to this specialization, most people recognize faces much more effectively than they do similarly complex inanimate objects. For those with prosopagnosia, the ability to recognize faces depends on the less-sensitive object recognition system.

Because he doesn’t think like other people he no longer listens to faces, being an empath and a sympath he knows what people are thinking and feeling, and he knows that faces lie.

Yaldabaoth[edit]

A lion-faced deity found on a Gnostic gem in Bernard de Montfaucon’s L’antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures may be a depiction of the Demiurge.

In the Ophite and Sethian systems, which have many affinities with that last mentioned, the making of the world is ascribed to a company of sevenarchons, whose names are given, but their chief, “Yaldabaoth” (also known as “Yaltabaoth” or “Ialdabaoth”) comes into still greater prominence.

In the Apocryphon of John c. 120-180 AD, the Demiurge arrogantly declares that he has made the world by himself:

Now the archon (ruler) who is weak has three names. The first name is Yaltabaoth, the second is Saklas (“fool”), and the third is Samael. And he is impious in his arrogance which is in him. For he said, “I am God and there is no other God beside me,” for he is ignorant of his strength, the place from which he had come.[23]

He is Demiurge and maker of man, but as a ray of light from above enters the body of man and gives him a soul, Yaldabaoth is filled with envy; he tries to limit man’s knowledge by forbidding him the fruit of knowledge in paradise. At the consummation of all things all light will return to thePleroma. But Yaldabaoth, the Demiurge, with the material world, will be cast into the lower depths.

Yaldabaoth is frequently called “the Lion-faced”, leontoeides, with the body of a serpent. We are told also[24] that the Demiurge is of a fiery nature, the words of Moses being applied to him, “the Lord our God is a burning and consuming fire,” a text which Hippolytus claims was also used by Simon.[25]

In Pistis Sophia Yaldabaoth has already sunk from his high estate and resides in Chaos, where, with his forty-nine demons, he tortures wicked souls in boiling rivers of pitch, and with other punishments (pp. 257, 382). He is an archon with the face of a lion, half flame and half darkness.

Under the name of Nebro (rebel), Yaldabaoth is called an angel in the apocryphal Gospel of Judas. He is first mentioned in “The Cosmos, Chaos, and the Underworld” as one of the twelve angels to come “into being [to] rule over chaos and the [underworld]”. He comes from heaven, his “face flashed with fire and whose appearance was defiled with blood”. Nebro creates six angels in addition to the angel Saklas to be his assistants. These six in turn create another twelve angels “with each one receiving a portion in the heavens.”

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Don’t forget that the last god in the old 7 planet astrological system is Saturn, Cronos, time, he eats his children, everybody dies.  He is the last god of death (titans) and Jupiter, Zeus, yhwh is the first god of life.  Should the gods of life not perform their duties, the authority returns to the god of death.

That is right, the creator is also the devil.  The 4 letters of his name represent the 4 elements, a world at war with itself.  Contemplate the 4 directions of the cross without a center.  Love, justice, wisdom, responsibility, as you move away from the center you move towards corrupt expression.  In order for it to be loving, just, true, and responsible it also has to be all of the other things at the same time.  They are all connected in the center, in the source.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bellum omnium contra omnes, a Latin phrase meaning “the war of all against all”, is the description that Thomas Hobbes gives to human existence in the state of nature thought experiment that he conducts in De Cive (1642) and Leviathan (1651). The common modern English usage is a war of “each against all” where war is rare and terms such as “competition” or “struggle” are more common.[1]
That is what necessitated god’s having to incarnate in order to sympathize with humans.
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Shin the Hebrew word for spirit is the fifth element, the Quintessence.  It is the authority of reason in man.  It harmonizes and coordinates all of the elements.  Yehoshuah, Joshua, the perfection of yahweh.
Tiferet (“Adornment”, Hebrew: תפארת [tifˈʔeʁeθ]) alternately Tifaret, Tifereth, Tyfereth or Tiphereth, is the sixth sefira in thekabbalistic Tree of Life. It has the common association of “Spirituality“, “Balance“, “Integration“, “Beauty“, “Miracles“, and “Compassion“.
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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiferet

Tifaret is the Solomon of the tree of life, it brings all of the righteous people from all over the world together under the auspices of reason, making everybody equal under reason, aequalitatus sub ratio.  

Now contemplate this, in the parable of the prodigal son, the son that leaves and squanders his inheritance represents mankind.  While the son that never leaves represents the angels.  The reason that the son is welcomed back is because that is the purpose of his having left.  Life on earth, exists so that we can perform THE WORK OF GOD, TO BE LIKE GOD, TO UNDERSTAND GOD, TO TAKE IN ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. 

Theurgy (from Greek θεουργία) describes the practice of rituals, sometimes seen as magical in nature, performed with the intention of invoking the action or evoking the presence of one or more gods, especially with the goal of uniting with the divine, achieving henosis, and perfecting oneself.

  • Proclus (c. 480): theurgy is “a power higher than all human wisdom embracing the blessings of divination, the purifying powers of initiation and in a word all the operations of divine possession”[1]
  • Keith Thomas: “Spiritual magic or theurgy was based on the idea that one could reach God in an ascent up the scale of creation made possible by a rigorous course of prayer, fasting and devotional preparation.”[2]
  • Anne Sheppard: “Theurgy, the religious magic practised by the later Neoplatonists, has been commonly regarded as the point at which Neoplatonism degenerates into magic, superstition and irrationalism. A superficial glance at the ancient lives of the Neoplatonists, and in particular at Eunapius‘ Lives of the Sophists, reveals a group of people interested in animating statues, favoured with visions of gods and demons, and skilled in rain-making”[3]
  • Pierre A. Riffard: “Theurgy is a type of magic. It consists of a set of magical practices performed to evoke beneficent spirits in order to see them or know them or in order to influence them, for instance by forcing them to animate a statue, to inhabit a human being (such as a medium), or to disclose mysteries.”[4]

Theurgy is the work of god. 

I can’t find any good sources online but the word theater comes from the word theory and theurgy.  Both of which have the greek word theos (god) enthusiastic, enthusiasmos, en theos, in god.
Psychodrama is an action method, often used as a psychotherapy, in which clients use spontaneous dramatizationrole playing and dramatic self-presentation to investigate and gain insight into their lives.[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychodrama
Psalm 8a

For the director of music. According to gittith.b A psalm of David.

1Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!  You have set your glory in the heavens.

2Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.  3When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?c 5You have made themd a little lower than the angels and crowned themf with glory and honor.  6You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under theirg feet: 7all flocks and herds,and the animals of the wild,8the birds in the sky,and the fish in the sea,all that swim the paths of the seas.

(Joshua and Kimberly, read Hebrews 1, the whole chapter and meditate on it.)

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THE INEFFABLE NAME, RABBI BA’AL SHIVA REVEALS OCCULT SECRET

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The reason that the ineffable name can’t be pronounced is because it is “pronounced” with your thoughts, actions, and emotions, as well as your words.  The Greeks Hellenized and the Greek God Zeus, Jupiter, Jove became the Jewish god Jehovah.

A forgotten concept in early philosophy was Praxis, it means walking your talk, letting your philosophy inform your behavior.  The words practice and process come from that word as in due process.  Since in the cult of the Augures even the high priest was not above the law even he had to adhere to the Praxis.  If your philosophy didn’t get results in the world it was invalid and you were irrational, lawless, godless.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praxis

Jesus was called the Logos because he was the incarnation of logic, he practiced the sciences of the day, philosophy, praxis, debate, and healing medicine.  He was a wandering philosopher and a shaktipat guru.  All of the sciences have the suffix “ology” as do all of the philosophical arts.  He was the son of god because he was reasonable, just as the high priest of the cult of the augures, from where the word Auctoritas or authority comes from had to obey and communicate the law like a prophet.  He did not arbitrarily manufacture the law like a tyrant.  The law of reason, success in relationship, was pre existent and immutable.

Philia (/ˈfɪljə/ or /ˈfɪliə/) is one of the four ancient Greek words for love.

Philia (Greekφιλία) in Aristotle‘s Nicomachean Ethics is usually translated as affectionate regard or “friendship“.[1]

A true friend is one soul in two bodies.

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The word philoish, or philosophical family, from which the word philosophy means when multiple people subscribe to the same philosophy or world view and praxis.  Jesus followers were those like a guru.  They were his philosophical family, they subscribed to his world view.

Logic (from the Greek λογικήlogos)[1]

Logic was studied in several ancient civilizations, including India,[4] China,[5] Persia and Greece. In the West, logic was established as a formal discipline by Aristotle, who gave it a fundamental place in philosophy. The study of logic was part of the classical trivium, which also included grammar and rhetoric. In the East, logic was developed by Buddhists and Jains.

Logic is often divided into three parts, inductive reasoningabductive reasoning, and deductive reasoning.

24“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

28When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

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