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IS ANYONE ACCEPTED TO TRAINING PROGRAMS OF THE IAIS-MAKOM SPIRITUAL RETREAT CENTER—OR ARE THERE SOME RESTRICTIONS?

By iAiS | April 28, 2020

Abraham—the first Hebrew proselyte who has crossed over to the Promised Land—has always had his and Sarah’s tent open to visitors who sought their God, the God of that Promise. Theirs is an example of openness, willingness to share the incomparable intimate, direct relationship with the God of Israel with all who would respond to…

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WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THE IAIS-MAKOM SPIRITUAL RETREAT CENTER’S PROGRAMS?

By iAiS | April 21, 2020

  The trainings offered by the iAiS-MaKoM Spiritual Retreat Center are intended for Seekers who may wonder about the never-solved puzzle pertaining to the origins of the Jewish people’s extraordinary religious outlook and the unparalleled, still observable dramatic effect and inexplicable role played by them throughout history. iAiS-MaKoM Spiritual Retreat Center welcomes all genuine spiritual…

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WHAT ARE THE EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING PROGRAMS OF IAIS-MAKOM SPIRITUAL RETREAT CENTER?

By iAiS | April 14, 2020

The iAiS-MaKoM Spiritual Retreat Center’s training program entails access to a one-of-a-kind “spiritual technology” and self-transformational, initiatory praxis. The program’s outline entails a total of seven initiatory levels; however, only the first four are being formally taught through the Center.   Some of the “coaching designations” for Center’s trainings and retreat activities are:   kabbalistic…

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IS THERE SOME MODERN-SCIENTIFIC “EXPLANATORY MECHANISM” OF MOSAIC KABBALAH’S INITIATIONS AND THEIR EFFECTS?

By iAiS | April 7, 2020

There are numerous proposed theories of ASCs (altered states of consciousness) and mystical phenomena. These range from psychological perspectives (psychoanalysis, transpersonal psychology) and neurophysiology, to cognitive neurosciences, bioneurology, and beyond. [For a review of approaches, see the BLOG section [link to: “Explanatory Mechanisms of Altered States of Consciousness: A Critical Overview”] Mosaic Kabbalah, while entailing…

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WHAT IS “KUNDALINI AWAKENING” OR KUNDALINI ENERGY? WHAT’S THE CONNECTION BETWEEN KUNDALINI YOGA AND MOSAIC KABBALAH?

By iAiS | March 31, 2020

Does the would-be Mosaic Kabbalah initiate experience the rising of Kundalini-like energy, the so-called Kundalini awakening, as it is described in Kundalini yoga? The answer to this question is a conditional “yes.” The crucial difference between the two traditions is that the ancient Hebraic system is not involved with the efforts to achieve “Kundalini awakening,”…

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WHY THERE ARE SEVERAL INITIATION LEVELS IN MOSAIC KABBALAH AND WHAT ARE THEIR DIFFERENCES?

By iAiS | March 24, 2020

There are seven initiatory levels in Mosaic Kabbalah. One cannot and must not go from zero speed to a speed of light in one go; this would instantly crush the experiencer. The aim here is being in the presence of the living God—it’s a terrifying and potentially-lethal or damaging experience for one unsuitable or unprepared…

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HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE MOSAIC KABBALAH INITIATIONS?

By iAiS | March 17, 2020

Crucially—as it was in ancient times of the First Temple priests—Mosaic Kabbalah is the only mystical-initiatory system the world has known that is entirely focused on achieving access to and establishing a relationship with the Mysterium Tremendum—the “Wholly Other”—a.k.a. the God of Israel. No other praxis can or does claim the same, including all other…

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WHAT IS INITIATION? IS THAT A “JEWISH KIND OF THING”?

By iAiS | March 10, 2020

“Initiation” signifies a momentous, dramatic change in the would-be initiate’s worldview. It usually marks a period of a new, expanded self-awareness, including a modification or even full-fledged transformation of one’s identity. On bio-psychological and neurophysiological planes, such change registers as an ASC (altered state of consciousness). Different religious and/or spiritual traditions have entirely different initiations,…

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IS MOSAIC KABBALAH DIFFERENT FROM OTHER VARIETIES OF KABBALAH?

By iAiS | March 3, 2020

What was the Kabbalah at the earliest beginnings of Jewish history? What was the Kabbalah in its “Mosaic”—or the original, foundational—form? It is—in accordance with the Sôd Hypothesis—the nearly-lost initiatory system of Moses himself, the legendary adept and servant of the God of Israel. In spite of the built-in dominant exoteric (or outward, external) elements…

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WHAT AND WHERE IS THE IAIS-MAKOM SPIRITUAL RETREAT CENTER? WHAT IS ITS MISSION? WHAT ARE ITS ORIGINS?

By iAiS | February 25, 2020

The iAiS-MaKoM Spiritual Retreat Center is based in Colorado, from where the Center’s instructional activities extend to multiple annual events at locations around the U.S. and Israel. The iAiS-MaKoM Spiritual Retreat Center is presently the sole organization in the world that is teaching the heretofore-undiscovered mystical-initiatory ancient Israelite system of the First Jerusalem Temple era.…

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