Is there a book for Kabbalah. Like how Catholicism has the Bible.
Also could you tell me something about Kabbolism…all I know about it is that Madonna converted to Kabbalah and you have to wear a red bracelet.
Kabbalah Kaballa Kabbala Kabala Cabala Cabbala Caballa Cabbalah by any form of transliteration, is Jewish. Kabbalah as it is promoted by the likes of Madonna, Brittney and Demi bears little resemblance to the Kabbalah as taught by experts such as the late Gershom Scholem and the rabbis of old. Places like the Kabbalah Center teach a New Ager mish mash of various forms of occult/esoteric ancient eastern mysticism from Golden Dawn to Rosicrucian teachings and rely heavily on the medieval superstitions and amulets that were used to symbolize various powers. Often they attempt to integrate these often unrelated esoterica by imposing concepts from other sources into the Zohar and Sephir Yetzirah by way of some of the modern translations. Madonna and other followers of what they call Kabbalah even try to separate it from Judaism outright by stating that Kabbalah isn’t Jewish, but a separate religion.Traditional Kabbalah isn’t a religion of itself, it is medieval Jewish mysticism that attempts to understand and gain deepest insight into what the Kabbalist sees as the underlying or hidden meanings of the Torah. If one is not fluent in the Torah in Hebrew, it is impossible to be a genuine Kabbalist. I am not one of those people; my Hebrew is that of a novice, so I do not claim to be an expert on Kabbalah. I can understand basic explanations of it written for the layman in much the same way that I can grasp parts of astro-physics from the writings of Stephen Hawking. I believe that without a working knowledge of Torah in Hebrew as a prerequisite to Kabbalah study, it would be akin to a layman with only a high school level of physics knowledge claiming to be able to grasp the intricacies of Quantum physics because they read a popular text on the topic and follow a guru scientist. Unless one has a thorough knowledge of the Torah and Gematria (Hebrew numerology and mystical meaning associated with each letter) as prerequisites to study of Kabbalah, you aren’t going to be able to understand what a Kabbalist knows. Discovery relies on those prerequisites in order to explore the Kabbalah’s deepest meanings found in the Torah and to employ the power that is believed to emanate from them. You cannot separate Kabbalah from Torah.The pop version of Kabbalah calling it a religion independent of Judaism is another form of replacement theology. As other religions that sprang up in a similar method, they take elements of Judaism and use its terms and concepts in ways that are often contradictory to its teachings. The New Ager Kabbalist often dishonors what the Kabbalist believes are it’s deepest truths. Kabbalah tattoos of the name of God are a prime example of that kind of disrespect. Adopting somewhat superstitious rituals that became associated with Kabbalah as of prime importance to obtain great power is yet another example. While sexist attitudes may have been a reason that women were not considered as Kabbalah scholars in the past, it also lingered as women were not historically the ones devoted to Torah study giving them prerequisite knowledge necessary to enable them to begin what the Kabbalist considered the most advanced level of Torah. Many Jewish women now study Kabbalah. The prerequisite of being over 40 is also now not always followed if the knowledge of the student is adequate as deemed by the rabbi who is teaching the lessons. Some claim that Jews were remiss in keeping this knowledge ” secret” from everyone else. The Kabbalah was not taught to all as it was believed by them to contain wisdom that gave them great power and with great power came great responsibility. They wanted to only share it with those who were prepared and would handle such power without abusing it or dishonoring God.If you separate Torah and Judaism from Kabbalah, you don’t have Kabbalah. I am not really interested in devoting the time or energy that would require me to become a Kabbalist. I prefer to read the works written by Gershom Scholem and Aryeh Kaplan and other respected authorities on the topic. Gershom Scholem was considered the world’s foremost modern expert on Kabbalah in his lifetime, having a chair at Hebrew University named in his honor. I know I can’t be an expert on everything, so I try to find the experts to help me with a layman’s working knowledge on topics that interest me. If New Age religion is your cup of tea, and you want to call the mix of many different eastern mysticisms and “ shamanism” Kabbalah, so be it. My essay addresses the emergence of yet another new belief claiming to be the original that is based on corruption of an established one.Copyright © 2006 mama_pajama_1Now I’ll add to what I wrote then:I cannot recall the name of the program, but I recall channel flipping one night and I caught Madonna on a nationally televised interview that she said that the Kabbalah she follows is ” not Judaism”, she said it was an ” entirely separate religion”. This is a false statement as It is not a religion. It is PART of a study of Torah, using mysticism. As one who values honesty, I speak out when I see someone misrepresent any aspect of Judaism.Unfortunately, The Kabbalah Center teaches things AS Kabbalah that have nothing to DO with Kabbalah. All one has to do to determine this is to look at their OWN web pages. I shall copy paste from a Q&A page at their site( note that all caps are MY emphasis )”Is Kabbalah Jewish?IT IS QUITE UNDERSTANDABLE THAT KABBALAH COULD BE CONFUSED WITH JUDAISM. it goes on ..and then..The second reason why so many people of different faiths become connected to Kabbalah is that IT IS A WAY OF LIFE THAT CAN ENHANCE ANY RELIGIOUS PRACTICE. Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and Jews use Kabbalah to improve their spiritual experience.” .I highlighted those two things because they MISREPRESENT KABBALAH. Kabbalah is DEPENDENT on Torah precepts. If a religion is in CONFLICT with Torah it can NO way “ENHANCE” ANY religious practice. Polytheism is at odds with Torah, the Christian notion of a tripartate God is at odds with Torah. This does not mean that Kabbalah is not meant as universal wisdom, BUT MISREPRESENTING WHAT Kabbalah is. ..is just ONE of the main reasons why The Kabbalah Center is widely CRITICIZED by Orthodox Jews who take seriously the deep meanings of the most advanced level of Torah study
Stephen Hawking: No God Gods No Heaven No Afterlife.. is stephen hawking right/wrong. true/ false.
is there a god or godsis there a Heaven?is there a Afterlife.is stephen hawking right / wrong.yes/ notrue / false?
All the evidence is there to show he is correct and has been for a very long time!Academia states that in the absence of proof of the existence of something it must be deemed not to exist until verifiable proof is found – thus god is held not to exist pending some sort of verifiable evidence.The bible is what is called “Faction” A fictional story set in a factual time and place. Thus the time, place and real historical characters are all correct but the fictional characters and stories are not!There is not one single mention of Jesus in the entire Roman record – that is right – not one! At the same time as he was supposed to have been around there were a number of Jews claiming to be the messiah – all of whom are well recorded!There is not a single contemporary record from any source and even the bible mentions of him like all other references were not written until many years after his supposed death!He was supposed to have been a huge problem to the Romans and produced wonderful miracles but still not one contemporary record?Even the bible mentions of him like all other references were not written until many years after his supposed death!Pilate is recorded in the Roman record as a somewhat lack luster man but no mention of a Jesus, a trial or crucifixion that would surely have been used to make him look brighter!At best he was an amalgam of those others but almost certainly never existed!The Roman Emperor Constantine produced the bible and he was a pagan not god! He took the Jewish religion and basing it on the Mithras religion, organized it into Christianity and then into the Holly Roman Catholic Church!! Not in Israel or any of the countries of supposed origin but entirely ITALIAN!Not one word of it is contemporary with the period and was not written until several hundred years after the period the story is set in!! How did the apostles write their books more than a hundred years after they would have been dead?What a wonder full disinformation and deception campaign he waged against his Jewish enemies by turning them into his invented Christianity – so good in fact that Christians are still following the deception to this day!The first person to provide a shred of verifiable evidence for God will become world famous and mega rich!! Ain’t happened yet and it never will!So how does this primitive belief survive? The answer is simple and very down to EarthAcceptance of a supernatural claim tends to promote cooperative social relationships. This communication demonstrates a willingness to accept, without skepticism, the influence of the speaker in a way similar to a child’s acceptance of the influence of a parent. By encouraging this kind of behavior where the most intense social relationships occur it facilitates the lack of skepticism and deters more open minded thinking.They are christian, Muslim or the other religions depending where they were born simply because they were indoctrinated by their parents as very young children. They will go on to indoctrinate their own children and those will go on to indoctrinate their grandchildren!Atheists have the intellect to see through the conditioning and escape into the real world!Agnostics have the intellect to see through the conditioning but lack the courage to throw of the conditioning entirely.Sadly Christians are still held firmly prisoner by the self perpetuating brainwashing!
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The book IT by Stephen king, deeper meaning.
Is there a deeper meaning in the book IT by Stephen King? Because I made some observations about it:1. Is IT, the monster, something to do with the universe or religion? Because It could be satan, and the turtle could be a spider.2. The turtle/tortise, could it represent something? Because I remember when…
I’m sorry, I have to disagree with the first two answerers MIGHTILY. Stephen King often instills deeper meaning in his books. Take The Green Mile for instance. Not only is the entire thing a statement against the death penalty, but the main character’s initials are J.C. as in, Jesus Christ. King has admitted this is intentional (and was destroyed by critics over it). He makes statements about religion often as well as social commentary.As far as IT goes… what IT is mostly is a book about the magick of childhood and how when you are grown, the magick disappears. In the book, IT is the “negative” power, or Satan, if you like. It is bested by the “ggod” power, that is in and behind the kids. The turtle is not the “good” power. S.K. has written many times about what he called The Subaudible in “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon,” as in a God that is omnipresent but does not care or interfere in any way.Stephen King’s influences are wide and varied; it very well could be that he had read Mr. Hawking’s book, too. :0)As far as the space thingy, there is no way to know if it’s made up or not. I hope to never find out.
how to understand physics/cosmology like Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
Im a junior in highschool, an average student, i have a C in physics and im not really all that smart, but Ive always been and still am interested in learning more. In class, we had a talk about creation and people brought up the big bang theory, string theories, etc but no one could explain it and it didn’t…
It appears that you have much learning ahead of you, and it’s good that you’re interested. There are many good books and websites to learn from. Try your public library.Physics/science/cosmology will never coexist with religion as long as religion resorts to magical gods.For thousands of years, people have said that their god was behind what they didn’t understand — life, lightning, stars, earthquakes, the origin of life, the world or the universe, etc. Positing a god to supposedly answer a question solves nothing. It just stops you from asking more questions.It used to be that science couldn’t answer the question about the origin of the Big Bang, but that didn’t mean we should make up a god and say that it was the cause. Within the last few decades science has discovered some good answers.There are many well-respected physicists, such as Stephen Hawking, Lawrence Krauss, Sean M. Carroll, Victor Stenger, Michio Kaku, Alan Guth, Alex Vilenkin, Robert A.J. Matthews, and Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek, who have created scientific models where the Big Bang and thus the entire universe could arise from nothing but a quantum vacuum fluctuation — via natural processes.In relativity, gravity is negative energy and matter is positive energy. Because the two seem to be equal in absolute total value, our observable universe appears balanced to the sum of zero. Our universe could thus have come into existence without violating conservation of mass and energy — with the matter of the universe condensing out of the positive energy as the universe cooled, and gravity created from the negative energy. When energy condenses into matter, equal parts of matter and antimatter are created — which annihilate each other to form energy. However there is a slight imbalance to the process, which results in matter dominating over antimatter.I know that this doesn’t make sense in our Newtonian experience, but it does in the realm of quantum mechanics and relativity. As Nobel laureate physicist Richard Feynman wrote, “The theory of quantum electrodynamics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And it agrees fully with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as she is — absurd.””To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.”— Isaac Asimov”As far as I can see, such a theory [of the primeval atom] remains entirely outside any metaphysical or religious question. It leaves the materialist free to deny any transcendental Being… For the believer, it removes any attempt at familiarity with God.”— Georges Lemaître, Catholic priest who first proposed what became the Big Bang TheoryFor more, watch the video at the 1st link – “A Universe From Nothing” by Lawrence Krauss.-
I dislike Stephen Hawking.
I really do. I mean, he is so blatantly arrogant, and almost everyone just goes along with him. He seems to steal other people’s observations. Even Hawking’s Radiation was “discovered” by him AFTER “Hawking’s work followed his visit to Moscow in 1973 where Soviet scientists Yakov…
Stephen Hawking has produced two seminal works in physics. He has proved that black holes, rotating, translating or otherwise, simply by virtue of being black holes, radiate energy. This is an incredible feat of mathematics and physical understanding. Secondly, he proved that if you counted all the particles that went in, being so specific as to count how many protons, electron, neutrons, etc, and counted the number of particles radiated away through hawking radiation, they would come out to be the same numbers! Once again, an incredible feat of mathematics and physics.What the Russians did was to prove the conjecture in the limited case of rotating black holes. hawking expanded, and proved incontrovertibly a much more general principle. Secondly, he didn’t name the radiation after himself, astrophysicists did that collectively. Also, if you read his books, you would find him to be very humble and humorous.Finally, HE DOESN”T WRITE THE SCRIPT DOES HE? The man has ALS, the few sentences you hear his synthetic voice say take half an hour a piece to get constructed. he communicates with his TAs and Research assistants by small movements of his mouth to indicate yes or no answers while they are writing for him. AND THAT”S FOR EACH LETTER!You should really learn about people before you make judgments about them, this is entirely unfounded.
Atheists: When Stephen Hawking talks do you listen.
Given I have an interest in cosmology and astrophysics Stephen Hawking is amongst the academic minds I listen to on a regular basis. His book A Brief History of Time was an early influence on me getting interested in the first place.He writes in an easy manner which keeps complex jargon to a minimum and he knows how to write for the layman which is an ideal skill in a science communicator. Certainly it’s not one always shared by many of his peers.As a physicist he’s perhaps a B rank theorist. I don’t think he’s regarded as first rank by the physics community but it probably depends on who you talk to. His fame was struck during his famous duel with Leonard Susskind and Gerard t’Hooft over information loss. What was shaping up to be his biggest blunder turned out to be one of his greatest successes. The result of which was his notion of Hawking radiation. He will earn a guaranteed Nobel prize IF we can find a way to prove the existence of Hawking radiation. If it exists (and most scientists believe it does) it would reveal a great deal about the nature of black holes as well as the future of the universe. However proving it exists is the difficult part given it’s minute radiative influence is probably drowned out by even the CMBR. I imagine we will detect it eventually but unlikely within Hawking’s lifetime which is sad as you don’t get Nobels posthumously. That’s life I guess.Away from physics Hawking as a public spokesman for science is a voice (or at least a synthesiser) often heard on many topics about life and Humanity’s future as a species. Given he’s speaking outside of his field he’s no longer talking with authority, however due to his intellect and well reasoned mind it’s a voice worth taking the time to listen to whether you agree with it or not. Personally I don’t always agree with Hawking’s take on things.His fears on artificial intelligence are I suspect far too melodramatic but I share his concern over advertising Earth’s location to the galaxy deliberately. Such an act risks either getting unexpected attention, or more likely is just a total waste of time and energy.So yes, when he talks I listen, but before I make any decisions on anything he’s said I will be checking to see what others are also saying about it.
Stephen Hawking’s Many Theories.
Can anyone give me a summary of Stephen Hawking’s many theories/beliefs? Thank you so much!
To be honest, Stephen Hawking has almost no real theories attributed to him. In my opinion his name is much bigger than his work. His main contributions to physics came in the 70’s. It was at this time that he worked on the mathematical framework of General Relativity in cosmology and how it fit in with certain cosmological models. In this work, with Roger Penrose, he advanced the notions and mathematics of singularities, a huge topic in black holes.He later proposed the notion of Hawking Radiation. This is the mechanism by which Black Holes lose mass and energy. Previously it was thought that there was no way for black holes to relinquish the energy and mass they absorbed. However, his work is entirely hypothetical. There is no current possible mechanism to test out his hypothesis and thus prove it. As far as we know, it could be wrong.That is really the extent of his contributions to science. After that time period, he concentrated most of his time and work writing books for the general public. He did attempt to propose more ideas, but almost all of them either turned out to be wrong, or he later recanted the ideas. One famous example was the argument he made stating that anything that came out of a black hole must be “new”. In other words, it had no relation in any way to the stuff that went in. Hawking later conceded that he was wrong about that and lost a bet to another physicist.When you add it all up, he actually hasn’t done nearly as much as people seem to think.EDIT @John W>The thing to add to permeative pedagogy answer is that Hawking radiation has been observed in event horizon analogs such as a sonic black hole, a refraction layer or cryogenically cooled liquid hydrogen.No it has not. You are false on that account. First off, Sonic Black Holes are merely analogs to gravitational black holes and any observation of “Hawking Radiation” from a sonic black hole would not prove it can happen in a gravitational black hole. At most it would suggest it might be possible, something we already think. Second, no one has found evidence of radiation of phonons from a sonic black hole anyway. Even setting up a sonic black hole is extremely difficult let alone studying it.>Hawking radiation has been observed.Again, false.>Also if Hawking radiation did not occur then the black holes created in colliders like CERN’s LHC or even in our upper atmosphere by far more energetic cosmic rays would eventually result in the Earth being consumed by a black hole.Very tenuous argument here if you ask you. There isn’t even any proof that these micro black holes exist, let alone that if they did, they would be able to swallow up the entire Earth eventually. The mechanics of a micro black hole (assuming it does exist) could be entirely different. Possibly they have their own mechanism for decaying that does not work for regular black holes. Just saying that because we exist proves that micro black holes exist and that they perform hawking radiation is very bad logic. I hope you are not a scientist for everyone’s sake.>It’s amazing how otherwise educated people would consider Hawking radiation untestable.As I’ve already stated, it is CURRENTLY untestable. We have no current mechanism or experiment for proving hawking radiation exists. This is a fact. I personally believe we will not soon see the technology or instance to actually measure it either. It’s amazing how otherwise educated people would baselessly attack the claims of someone without fully reading it or doing even basic research.
Stephen Hawking books .
I have read a couple of them, my favorite would have to be “A Brief History of Time “..he fascinates me to no end, and everything that those books have taught me leave up for days locked in a pensive trance..cant really explain it, but have you guys ever read books on other scientist’s theories,…
Kind of ironic isn’t it? The more advanced we become, the less obvious we are of what goes on around us. You’re looking at the fall of the Great American Empire here. When I went to school many many years ago, you learned how to read. Our country was number one in education in the world. Today we are a sad 12th in education. I blame it on lackadaisical ignorance of parents who seem to think they need to reason with 3 year olds rather than to reprimand them. You DO NOT have to beat a child to raise him to respect. You NEED to gain control over that child and direct and teach him. When I came home from school, you did your homework before play. Our children today at the age of 17 can’t make change in their fry cook jobs for cripe sakes. They CANNOT spell, they CANNOT read and comprehend, they are for the most part totally ignorant. Unless America wakes up and finds a way to educate our children, finds a way to wake up ignorant parents, we are doomed.
So how many people arguing about what Stephen Hawking wrote in his book have actually READ it.
It’s not even scheduled to hit bookstores until next week. Either a lot of people here have managed to snag advance copies, or they’re arguing from ignorance based on a few out-of-context quotes which have appeared in newspaper articles.So those of you talking about it on here, have you read the whole…
What about the atheist on this site defending what he wrote? They haven’t read it either, so I can assume their out of context quotes are just hog wash too.
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