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Postby Frater56 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:45 pm

I have been watching a beginners series on the Kabbalah (I believe the exact form is traditional, practical Kabbalah). The rabbi that is teaching the lessons explains the Klipah as shells (same as our modern Qabalah). That is where the similarity seems to end.

He goes on to explain that these shells surround you like a false aura, or an egg shell, and stop divine light from reaching us. I have never heard of any such thing in our modern Qabalah. Is there something I am missing, some hidden correlation?
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Postby Jim Eshelman » Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:41 am

FWIW, I haven't heard it that way either, but it's an attempt to explain it.

The word doesn't mean "shells" in that sense, though, I think. It specifically means the "husks" or cast-off, like the chaff of grain.

In modern Hebrew, q'laf (QLP) means "peel" or "shell" (and thus, by derivation, "parchment"), and q'lippah (QLPH) means "peel, shell, husk, bark, skin," and by derived usage, "power of evil."
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Postby Frater56 » Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:27 am

Those tapes tapes are from Kabbalah.com. The rest of what the rabbi says, although not anything I have ever heard of before, seems to make a lot of sense.

I have been having a lot of wierd synchronicitous stuff happening that seems to center around the Kabbalah. I viewed 4 of the 6 tapes straight through (about 3.5 hours) and when I shut off the VCR, Fiddler on the Roof happened to be the movie playing on the TV...

There is another really good traditional Jewish site, Aish.com that has a Kabbalah section. You can also leave messages at the wall there, and there is a wall cam.
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