Most people think of angels as ethereal beings, dressed in white, diaphanous gowns, with gossamer wings and shiny halos. Nothing could be further from the truth. Angels are very real, but they have no physical substance. So, who are the angels, and how do we contact them? Migene Gonzalez-Wippler, author of The Kabbalah & Magic of Angels, explains.
Spiritualism, occultism, shamanism—Judaism? Few spiritual traditions are more closely associated with the modern, rationalist worldview than Judaism. It’s not just our affinity for western education, our inclination toward medicine, the sciences and winning Nobel prizes. There seems to be a well-known and ancient association between Jews and hard intellectualism. “Talmudic logic” is a by-word...
Advancing to higher levels of ritual magic with purpose and power requires an exaltation of consciousness—a spiritual transformation that becomes an antidote to the seeming banality of modern life. Lyam Thomas Christopher's Kabbalah, Magic and the Great Work of Self Transformation provide the power and guidance to advance as such. An essay/review by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke.
According to Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis, author of The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism, a myth is not "something that never happened," a good myth is about something that happens all the time. How do you define mythology, and is it an important concept in your spiritual life? Rabbi Dennis explores the mythology of the Jewish religion and how mythology can be applied in modern life.
Lyam Thomas Christopher, author of Kabbalah, Magic, and the Great Work of Self Transformation, examines the alchemical relations between the magic of Kabbalah and the Golden Dawn.
As a young child, in my native Puerto Rico, I lived most of my life under the towering power of the Catholic Church. I attended Mass and took Holy Communion every Sunday. I went to confessions on Saturday evenings, accompanied by my mother and other ...
Though I grew up in a modern household, my family belonged to the Orthodox branch of Judaism. We kept a kosher home, observed the major holidays, my sister and I went to Hebrew school — and yet, I never heard the word “Kabbalah.” It was not until I ...