What's the Best Qabala site?

Discussion in 'Judaism' started by al-Hallaj Kabir Ali, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. And I don't mean that Madonna shit!
     
  2. the dauer

    the dauer Member

    Hi al-Hallaj.

    Generally in English when something is spelled qaballa with a q it's referring to hermetic qabala while if it's kabbalah with a k it's referring to the Jewish stuff. There are a lot of pages with information, however, because kabbalah isn't one system but rather a collection of systems that share things in common the information can vary a little. Also some approaches are from a traditional perspective and some more scholarly. Some of these resources incorporate hasidus (imo an important development in Jewish mysticism) while others do not. The following sites may be of interest:

    http://inner.org/
    (more traditional site. A lot a lot of info from a more hasidic perspective.)

    http://www.ucalgary.ca/~elsegal/Rels463/Rels463_index.html
    (academic. some nice translations of a few primary sources.)


    http://www.kabbalaonline.org/
    (more traditional. hasidic perspective.)

    http://www.learnkabbalah.com/
    (more contemporary. very good with analogies for certain concepts, and fairly unadorned, plain English explanations.)


    http://www.kabbalah.info/
    (Same lineage as the guy who started the kabbalah centres but took it in a different direction. In my experience some of their students get a little fanatical. One of the things they do is try to talk about kabbalah in the framework of modern science.)

    http://www.gatherthepeople.org/Downloads/MYSTICAL_CREATION.pdf
    http://www.gatherthepeople.org/Downloads/NOTHING_BEING.pdf
    (The first one is a very very brief description of the kabbalastic understanding of creation and the second is a hasidic anecdote about the significance of action vs. spiritual devotion.)


    http://emol.org/kabbalah/seferyetzirah/
    (info on sefer yetzirah)

    http://www.barmitzva.org/Kabbalah/138_Openings.htm
    (very important text circa the 18th c. by R. Moshe Chaim Luzzatto.)


    http://www.qlipoth.com/Default.aspx
    (This one is a very cool gematria calculator)

    http://www.milayomit.com/index.html
    (Goes over the Torah one word at a time.)

    http://myjewishlearning.com/ideas_belief/KabbalahMysticism.htm
    (a lot of different essays, many taken from books, about kabbalah from both traditional and academic perspectives.)


    Okay, that's a fairly diverse selection. Try not to get lost. :) --Dauer
     
  3. Thanks! I have been looking into "The Work of the Chariot" but I know there'a a lot out there. I come from the viewpoint of Carlo Suares, if that helps, but it probably is Hermetic. Agains, thanks!
     
  4. the dauer

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