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WHAT DOES THE NAME “IAIS-MAKOM” STAND FOR?

By iAiS | February 18, 2020
Ancient Israelite Spirituality

The acronyms “iAiS” and “MaKoM” stand, respectively, for “Institute for Ancient Israelite Spirituality” and “Mosaic Kabbalah Mysticism” Spiritual Retreat Center (in Hebrew, “Makhon le-Kabala shel Moshe”). “Ha-Makom” also means “the Place”—this is one of the special appellations of God used by the Jewish worshipers. The complete system of Mosaic Kabbalah can be generally described as…

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IS THERE MEDITATION IN MOSAIC KABBALAH?

By iAiS | February 11, 2020
What Is Mosaic Kabbalah

“Meditation refers to mental strategies whose purpose is to effect transcendent states of consciousness. . . . Whereas the intention of meditation in Asia has been the cultivation of radical transformations of consciousness with soteriological [e.g., salvational] consequences, it has been used in the West largely to enhance physical and psychological well-being. . .”¹ Yes,…

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THE MOSAIC KABBALAH CONTRAST—THE IAIS-MAKOM DIFFERENCE

By iAiS | February 4, 2020
What Is Mosaic Kabbalah

When a Seeker attends a typical Kabbalah workshop or class, perhaps one should ask the following question. Had the Hebrew slaves in Egypt employed the meditations and/or spiritual exercises that you’ve just been taught in a class; or perhaps they listened to the wonderful Hassidic stories of beggars and rich people; or kept uttering the…

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A JEWISH “SPIRITUAL WARRIOR”?

By iAiS | January 28, 2020
What is Judaism

The ancient system of Jerusalem’s First Temple priests is the Jewish spiritual warrior’s Royal Road to Divine Super Consciousness. It has been sanctioned by the authority of the Torah itself (a.k.a. the Pentateuch, or the Five Books of Moses). Called the Mosaic Kabbalah—a mystical/spiritual, bio-physiological, and psychosomatic ancient initiatory Kabbalistic praxis—it entails the worship of,…

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IS MOSAIC KABBALAH “THE ROYAL ROAD TO DIVINE SUPER CONSCIOUSNESS”?

By iAiS | January 21, 2020
What Is Mosaic Kabbalah

Mosaic Kabbalah is the heretofore-undiscovered, nearly lost ancient Israelite mystical and esoteric lore, the kabbalistic system of Moses, the legendary adept and servant of YHWH the God of Israel. In accordance with the Sôd Hypothesis, this system was the very initiatory praxis of the First Temple priestly hierarchy, which zealously guarded this precious inner knowledge…

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WHAT IS MOSAIC KABBALAH?

By iAiS | January 14, 2020
What Is Mosaic Kabbalah

The mystical-initiatory Mosaic Kabbalah system of spiritual transformations (exclusively taught at iAiS-MaKoM Spiritual Retreat Center’s training programs) is different from other, later or subsequent Kabbalahs, such as the Merkabah (or “Chariot”) school, or the Abulafian, Zoharic, Lurianic, and Hassidic systems—let alone modern-day pop-Kabbalahs. Mosaic Kabbalah enables the Liberation of Limitless Light (Ain-Sof-Aur) from Within and…

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WHAT IS MYSTICISM? DOES JUDAISM INVOLVE MYSTICISM? WHAT IS KABBALAH?

By iAiS | January 7, 2020
What is Judaism

From the perspectives of today’s Consciousness Studies and Cognitive Science, one of the most universal definitions of mystical phenomena is through the notion of alteration of consciousness. All mysticisms entail altered states of consciousness (ASCs). However, that’s where similarities end; different mystical experiences involve and are brought about by different kinds, as well as different…

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WHAT’S JUDAISM? HAS THERE BEEN AN “ORIGINAL” JUDAISM?

By iAiS | December 31, 2019
What is Judaism

Judaism is the organized-by-the-Jewish-people communal as well as individual worship of Jacob’s God (since it is Jacob who, in the Genesis, is later named Israel, “the God-wrestler”). In contrast, most other religions worship other gods. The different names of these gods aren’t “just” names: The names designate and signify different religious/spiritual conceptions and traditions. Read…

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Judaism’s Holy Book

By iAiS | December 22, 2019
What is Judaism

Perhaps for today, we can just focus on Judaism’s Holy Book. So how do we define that? Is it the Torah? the Bible? the Talmud? the Old Testament? the Pentateuch? the “Five Books of Moses”? the Tahakh books? the Hassidic teachings? the Zohar? the books of the Kabbalah? One of the challenges of the different…

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What’s Judaism

By iAiS | December 16, 2019
What is Judaism

“What’s Judaism” by Jason Robie… (webmaster)   “What’s Judaism” is a surprisingly complicated question to answer! It turns out the actual definition, in the purest sense of the word, is simply the “religion of the Jewish people.” However, as you can imagine, there is a bit more to it than that. Heck, you are visiting…

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