Isaac Luria taught what amounts to a 16th-century version of a gnostic myth, organized around three main themes: tzimtzum [“contraction”], shevirat ha-kelim. Rabbi Isaac Luria () is among the most influential, and remarkable, Kabbalists of all time. Called the Ari, or Holy Lion (the name is an. Lurianic Kabbalah takes its name from Isaac Luria (–), one of the great sages of Kabbalah. Lurianic Kabbalah is considered modern Kabbalah.
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Isaac Luria — also known as the “Ari Zaal,” or “Divine Rabbi Isaac,” — was, and remains to this day, unarguably the greatest Kabbalist in world history. His doctrines, based entirely on the Old Testament and Zoharanticipated virtually world-for-word — or at the very least, concept for concept — the theory of the ” Big Bang ” origins of the universe in astrophysics.
Thus, the cosmogony of a 16th century Jewish Kabbalist was literally validated by modern science four hundred years later. The details of Luria’s Kabbalah are far too complicated kabablah be discussed here.
Suffice it to say that his doctrine of SheviretHaKelimor “Shattering of the Vessels,” was at their core and profoundly influenced all subsequent Kabbalistic theosophy. Put simply, the doctrine of Sheviret HaKelim states as does also the 20th century Big-Bang theory that the Universe i.
From this cataclysm, “Holy Sparks” flew luriabic in all directions, some returning to their Source, others kabbalzh into the world of “things” and “beings. Again, modern Chaos Theory in physics states much the same principle when it proposes that all disturbed systems seek to return to their pre-existent state of “quasi-stationary equilibrium.
One hundred years after Luria, inthe Jewish Messiah and avatar, Sabbatai Zevibegan completing the Tikkun Olam through various “strange gestures,” including his conversion to Islam.
Thousands of his millions of followers followed him into this “Holy Apostasy,” as did the followers of Yakov Leib Frank into Christianity another hundred years after that. On-line lessons on the Lurianic Kabbalah, by the students luriaic the early 20th century Lurianic teacher Rabbi Yehudah Ashlag. Although these materials also contain some critical elements, these informative scholaristic essays include interesting and useful information.
Lone Star Kabbalah by Dr.
An overview of all the main Kabbalaistic themes. Follows the Lurianic paradigm. The Tanya of R. Shneur Zalman of Liadi edited Yosef Vaynberg, transl. The Problem of Exoteric and Esoteric in Judaism. Creation, Fall and Redemption.
Luria’s Theory of the soul. The Tree of Life according to Isaac Luria.
Some lines of Orthodox Judaism deriving from the Lurianic Tradition. Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto. The Baal Shem Tov.
Lurianic Kabbalah today – the school of Rabbi Ashlag. Antinomian Judaism Stemming from the Lurianic Tradition.
Secular and Gentile Kabbalah. Kashmir Shaivism and Lurianic Kabbalah – Parallels.