Posts Tagged ‘ mysticism ’

Kabbalah, Supernatural Bug Juice, and Other Camp Delights

February 24, 2014
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The Path of Names

Ah, Jewish summer camp memories: Bunk raids, incessant singing, daddy longlegs crawling everywhere, and of course mystical, supernatural adventures. Maybe not that last one, unless you’re the protagonist in Ari Goelman’s debut novel, The Path of Names. Dahlia, a sarcastic 13-year-old, is a newcomer to sleepaway camp but has already noticed some weird occurrences.…

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The Magical Ba’al Shem of London

November 13, 2013
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Rabbi, kabbalist, alchemist, sorcerer. The CV of Rabbi Dr. Hayyim Samuel Jacob Falk, otherwise known as…

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Treasure Hunt in Prague

July 26, 2012
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In the late 1500s, Prague was a cultural hotspot. The reigning monarch of the Holy Roman…

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Aliens in the Bible?

March 23, 2012
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The earliest writings of Merkavah mysticism date back to the…

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Electric Golem

February 16, 2012
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The 1920 German silent film The Golem is a classic…

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Praying in the Fields

December 29, 2011
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In the sixteenth century, kabbalists living in Safed developed an elaborate ritual…

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Finding God in Madonna

September 29, 2010
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What sort of spiritual seeker uses Madonna as…

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