The Cabala And The Chakras
The Cabala And The Chakras
"Something comes through and the challenge is using words. But even though most of us have been misled and overly externalized through the use of words and symbols from the"real thing, words and intellect can also be placed in synergistic harmony (or otherwise mesh) with non-dual Reality as long as balance, context or perspective is maintained. Is that what wisdom is made from (or is it love)?
The teacher (authority) is inside and all authentic spiritual teachers reflect that and help us realize it. They await us in the Heart (the Center of the Universe). We receive good feelings and strength from those who speak and act from/in the Heart. So here is a small dose of the Cabala (from Jewish mysticism), It closely parallels the energy body system of yoga and attempts to remedy the patriarchal and earth negative tendencies of orthodox Judeo-Christian thought.
It is difficult to find much nature positive stuff in that predominately patriarchal and"Alien god"oriented system, but yes if you know what you are searching for it is there, especially it the marginalized traditions which were not"state"sanctioned. This was true in both Judaism and Christianity. But like most religions, a corruption has become institutionalized—i.e., they have left the garden and no longer allow for direct discourse with God.
In the Cabala there indeed seems to be a system of correspondences which parallels closely this requisite dynamic inter-relationship between spirit and nature. It seems over simplistic to solve the"problem"of embodiment (existence) by advocating escape or withdrawal. The"trick", rather, seems to be how to live a creative, loving, and fulfilling LIFE.
So the Cabala necessarily goes back to the feminine (Shekinah) in order to re-establish balance and harmony and this relationship is facilitated between Kether and Malkuth primarily.
The Kaballah is extraordinarily similar to the ancient Indian system. Although originally an imbalanced patriarchal system, the kaballah attempts to achieve balance through the emphasis placed upon the idea of the Shekinah or female mate of God. This is similar to the placement of Nature in relationship to that of Spirit, the differentiated as opposed to the undifferentiated, and/or the resolution of the apparent dichotomy between earth and heaven through the Intermediator of the divine human body, Adam Kadmon (Quadmon), which is considered by the kaballists to be the energetic template of the spiritual man (or embodied spirit).
We will not go into the voluminous and specific teachings of the kaballah (written mostly in Hebrew and Aramaic) and its most eloquent and"Authoritative book," the Zohar", here other than to show how its chakra system (called the Tree of Life) relates almost exactly to that of the Indian system.
The tree of life can be equivocated to that of the energy body connected by the psychic channels (called nadis in Sanskrit). On top is Ayin—nothingness—the unlimited, undifferentiated infinity. On the bottom is Shekinah, differentiated reality, Divine immanence, or Everything. On the very top above the tree of life resides Ayin, which is male, God, and Spirit while at the very bottom below the tree resides Shekinah, which is female, earth, and great abundance. The template is the Uniter, channel, temple, vehicle, and Intermediator,
On top of the tree of life proper is Kether (the crown) which lies directly below Ayin and represents pure divine will. This is the equivalent to Sahasrara chakra.”
The Cabala And The Chakras
The fulfillment of eschatological instruction promised by Jesus
An apocalypse (Greek: apokalypsis meaning “an uncovering”) is in religious contexts knowledge or revelation, a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities.” (Ehrman 2014, 59)
“An apocalypse (Ancient Greek: apokalypsis ... literally meaning "an uncovering") is a disclosure or revelation of great knowledge. In religious and occult concepts, an apocalypse usually discloses something very important that was hidden or provides what Bart Ehrman has termed, "A vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities". Historically, the term has a heavy religious connotation as commonly seen in the prophetic revelations of eschatology obtained through dreams or spiritual visions.” Wikipedia 2021-01-09
Total number of recorded talks 3058: Public Programs 1178, Pujas 651, and other (private conversations) 1249
“The Paraclete will come (15:26; 16:7, 8, 13) as Jesus has come into the world (5:43; 16:28; 18:37)... The Paraclete will take the things of Christ (the things that are mine, ek tou emou) and declare them (16:14-15). Bishop Fison describes the humility of the Spirit, 'The true Holy Spirit of God does not advertise Herself: She effaces Herself and advertises Jesus.' ...
It is by the outgoing activity of the Spirit that the divine life communicates itself in and to the creation. The Spirit is God-in-relations. The Paraclete is the divine self-expression which will be and abide with you, and be in you (14:16-17). The Spirit's work is described in terms of utterance: teach you, didasko (14:26), remind you, hypomimnesko (14:26), testify, martyro (15:26), prove wrong, elencho (16:8), guide into truth, hodego (16:13), speak, laleo (16:13, twice), declare, anangello (16:13, 14, 15). The johannine terms describe verbal actions which intend a response in others who will receive (lambano), see (theoreo), or know (ginosko) the Spirit. Such speech-terms link the Spirit with the divine Word. The Spirit's initiatives imply God's personal engagement with humanity. The Spirit comes to be with others; the teaching Spirit implies a community of learners; forgetful persons need a prompter to remind them; one testifies expecting heed to be paid; one speaks and declares in order to be heard. The articulate Spirit is the correlative of the listening, Spirit-informed community.
The final Paraclete passage closes with a threefold repetition of the verb she will declare (anangello), 16:13-15. The Spirit will declare the things that are to come (v.13), and she will declare what is Christ's (vv. 14, 15). The things of Christ are a message that must be heralded...
The intention of the Spirit of truth is the restoration of an alienated, deceived humanity... The teaching role of the Paraclete tends to be remembered as a major emphasis of the Farewell Discourses, yet only 14:26 says She will teach you all things. (Teaching is, however, implied when 16:13-15 says that the Spirit will guide you into all truth, and will speak and declare.) Franz Mussner remarks that the word used in 14:26, didaskein, "means literally 'teach, instruct,' but in John it nearly always means to reveal.” (Stevick 2011, 292-7)
The Holy Spirit as feminine: Early Christian testimonies and their interpretation,
Johannes van Oort, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Department of Church History and Church Polity, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
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