“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, whether formal or not. Everything, or just some things, typically are dissimilar: their respective methods, aims, experiences, and, of course, the results.
Ask yourself the following questions (and realize that only an esoteric system such as Mosaic Kabbalah can answer them—since these questions are deliberately, specifically embedded in Mosaic Kabbalah):
Why would the Hebrew God prohibit human beings eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? Doesn’t He want humans to know the difference between what is good and what is bad?
Does it make sense that Jacob a.k.a. Israel, the Forefather of the Jewish people and ostensibly one of the top spiritual people humanity has ever known, is presented by the Torah as a cheat, a liar, and a thief who robs his father-in-law?
And what possible meaning could those spotted, striped, and speckled sheep of Jacob have?
These and hundreds of other koan-like riddles, metaphors, and stories contain the nearly-lost, awesome Mosaic Kabbalistic system. Once seen for what it is, it will reveal its incomparable status as the unique spiritual heritage of the Jewish people, and of humanity as a whole. Visit the pages, What’s Judaism’s Holy Book? and What is “Kabbalah Religion”?