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What Is Judaism

“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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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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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 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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Institute Ancient Israelite Spirituality

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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Institute Ancient Israelite Spirituality - 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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