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by Mark Daniel
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Reading Ecclesiastes
Replies: 8
Views: 6360

Ra’ah: Discernment that Bears Fruit

Shalom brothers and sisters, It has been a while since adding to this post thread, but something has come up in my exploration of Ecclesiastes that I think would be good to share for our collective contemplation and practical application of the wisdom found within. The wisdom teacher in Ecclesiastes...
by Mark Daniel
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Word Plays within 'Image' and 'Likeness'
Replies: 8
Views: 4944

Re: Word Plays within 'Image' and 'Likeness'

Shalom dearest teachers, A few further insights I'm hoping may take this conversation a bit further. Tau writes above, “…in the midst of this darkness, the dream, vision of the kingdom of heaven, and that is the ‘body of vision’ that they ‘wear’ - walking with God, so they walk merged with the Divin...
by Mark Daniel
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Word Plays within 'Image' and 'Likeness'
Replies: 8
Views: 4944

Re: Word Plays within 'Image' and 'Likeness'

Shalom dearest Elders and Tau, Thank you so much for this ongoing revelation and instruction! The Psalmist writes, “You who live (yashab) in the shelter of the Most High (Elyon), who abide (luwn) in the shadow of the Almighty (Shaddai)…” There is something interesting happening in the contrast of th...
by Mark Daniel
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Crown & Waiting (Job 36:2)
Replies: 6
Views: 2590

Re: Crown & Waiting (Job 36:2)

Shalom dearest friends, As a possible expansion to this excellent teaching, I noticed that word Katar (defined as “waiting” here) can also be interpreted as “surround”, which in turn can have both the connotation of being surrounded in a supportive way (eg. surrounded by family) or in a adversarial ...
by Mark Daniel
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Supernal Faith and the Holy Atik
Replies: 28
Views: 7280

Re: Supernal Faith and the Holy Atik

Shalom dearest brothers and teachers, The past few posts have been incredible gifts of the Spirit! Praise God indeed! A few posts back a hint was left open for contemplation on the line: “...the wounds inflicted by His blow”. I wanted to share a few insights that have emerged with the hope that some...
by Mark Daniel
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Zion
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

Re: Zion

Shalom SophiasNemo, I thought I would quickly point out two resources to help you with your inquiry. First there is a post on "The Mount of Olives" that talks about Zion as often referring to the sephirot Malkut-Kingdom. The post can be found here: http://www.sophian.org/forum/viewtopic.ph...
by Mark Daniel
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Supernal Faith and the Holy Atik
Replies: 28
Views: 7280

Re: Supernal Faith and the Holy Atik

Shalom my beautiful community, Praise God for this revelation! And thank you dear brothers for this ongoing inquiry! In the past post we learned that when Yahweh moves from His place, when the Merkavah is formed and Yahweh rides from Crown to Kingdom, the Glory and Emanation Body are generated from ...
by Mark Daniel
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Supernal Faith and the Holy Atik
Replies: 28
Views: 7280

Re: Supernal Faith and the Holy Atik

Shalom dear friends! Praise God indeed for living wisdom! And for Tzaddik and Community! This line of inquiry is lighting me up! Tau, above you mention the mystery of Atik Yomin as Keter of Keter of Atzilut and as Malkut of Malkut of Adam Kadmon. This reminds me of a teaching by the Arizal (in Palac...
by Mark Daniel
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Supernal Faith and the Holy Atik
Replies: 28
Views: 7280

Supernal Faith and the Holy Atik

Shalom my beloved community! There is a beautiful teaching found in Rabbi Chaim Volozhin’s Nefesh HaTzimzum that I would like to share today, and hopefully it will act as a jumping off point to draw out more from recent teachings given on The Straight Path to God. The teaching concerns specifically ...
by Mark Daniel
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Order of St. Gabriel: Dream Union & Prophetic Meditation
Topic: Body, Gestures & Prophetic Meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 8273

Re: Body, Gestures & Prophetic Meditation

"When I see Your heavens, the work of Your Fingers" (Psalm, 8:3). May the Light of Yeshua Messiah be with you all on this Holy Shabbat! The oral stories and teachings of Yohanan the Baptist being given presently are profoundly inspiring. I feel them speaking directly to my practice and to...
by Mark Daniel
Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: A Midrash of Elijah, Elisha & Ish - Another Man
Replies: 4
Views: 1952

Re: A Midrash of Elijah, Elisha & Ish - Another Man

Praise God for these beautiful insights! And praise God for this precious opportunity to peer inward and perhaps allow a greater wisdom, understanding and knowledge to emerge in all our lives! This revelation is fillings me to the brim! I have a few insights I am burning to share. To even see this w...
by Mark Daniel
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: For My Clothing They Cast Lots
Replies: 5
Views: 3143

Re: For My Clothing They Cast Lots

Praise God, and bless the Name of God, for this continual revelation and sharing of Wisdom. With the Feast of Crucifixion and Resurrection coming soon this teaching has been very much on my mind, and I am hoping more might be shared. This teaching on the dividing of the masters body, clothes and tun...
by Mark Daniel
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Prayer & Thanksgiving: Contemplative Prayer
Replies: 4
Views: 5289

Re: Prayer & Thanksgiving: Contemplative Prayer

"Come let us sing to God, let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us sing to Him joyously in song. For God is a great God and a great King over all gods" (Psalms 95:1-3). These keys to hitbodedut are very precious! I give t...
by Mark Daniel
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Soft Emptiness (a rush of true words in poem form)
Replies: 0
Views: 1465

Soft Emptiness (a rush of true words in poem form)

There is a deep resonance in my heart today. As if from nowhere. Then again. I feel so close to it all, so close. My heart is breaking. How will I make it through today with so much beauty around me? How will I make through this day, or this hour, or this minute? I ache with the force of it all, The...
by Mark Daniel
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Empowerment of the Anointing (Isaiah 43:1-2)
Replies: 4
Views: 2481

Re: Empowerment of the Anointing (Isaiah 43:1-2)

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire...
by Mark Daniel
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Sefer Yetzirah: Book of Formation
Topic: To Return Is To Rest
Replies: 7
Views: 4114

Re: To Return Is To Rest

Thank you Elder Gideon for opening this discussion which is moving beautifully in me! I hope you may help me sharpen my understanding a little further. First, am I right to understand the running and returning of the Hayyot as a movement from the Throne of God, into the world, and back again? The ru...
by Mark Daniel
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Faith & Knowledge: The Great Power of Faith
Replies: 13
Views: 4625

Re: Faith & Knowledge: The Great Power of Faith

Thank you to the Living Spirit, and this wise community, for such beautiful wisdom. I’ve recently read about a subtlety in kinds of faith that I feel fits well within the present discussion. Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan (in Inner Space ) shares that Netzach and Hod each represent a kind of Faith (Emunah). The...
by Mark Daniel
Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Lotanic mantra
Replies: 9
Views: 5998

Re: Lotanic mantra

Thank you deeply Tau Malachi and Elder Gideon. Praise God for the deeper unfolding of this wisdom. And I pray we might go a little further together. The numerical value of the proposed mantra is 616. This means it shares a gematria with both the name ‘Jethro’ (the father-in-law of Moses) and the ter...
by Mark Daniel
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Lotanic mantra
Replies: 9
Views: 5998

Re: Lotanic mantra

Good morning brothers and sisters! While wandering around past posts I found myself captured by this mystery. The Hebrew letters of the mantra are as follows: Vav-Aleph-Chet-Vav-Tet-Lammed-Vav-Tet-Nun-Tau-Mem-Nun-Aleph The translation being: And (Vav) Sister (Aleph-Chet-Vav-Tet) Lotan (Lammed-Vav-Te...
by Mark Daniel
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Special Blessings in the Transition of Tzaddikim
Replies: 4
Views: 2507

Re: Special Blessings in the Transition of Tzaddikim

Greetings and love to you all! I am extremely grateful for the unfolding of this mystery Tau Malachi! I hope it is not too far afield to inquire how these insights might also help reveal something of the influx of ivur we see at the death of Yeshua Massiah? The movement you pick out of the slaughter...
by Mark Daniel
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Yeshua Heals A Man Born Blind (John 9)
Replies: 2
Views: 2205

Yeshua Heals A Man Born Blind (John 9)

Blessings and Light of the Holy One upon you all! I have been reflecting on Adonai Yeshua’s healing of the man who was born blind found in the Gospel of St. John, and would like to share a few insights and pose a few questions for consideration. Here is the passage: As he walked along, he saw a man ...
by Mark Daniel
Sun May 08, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: A Dream of Death and Salt
Replies: 4
Views: 2462

Re: A Dream of Death and Salt

Dearest Tau, How funny no? Just when you think that you are serving another you realize that you are the one being served. And isn’t that the way of it? That in giving we become open to receive, and as we receive the capacity to give increases, and round and round we go. There is a definite trickste...
by Mark Daniel
Sun May 01, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: A Dream of Death and Salt
Replies: 4
Views: 2462

A Dream of Death and Salt

Shabbat shalom everyone! I had a particularly interesting dream last night that I feel to share. I dreamt that a Holy Tzaddik was dying. In the dream I went to his house to help him go through the process. When I entered I found him laying in his bed. I went and sat near him and began softly recitin...
by Mark Daniel
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: 72 Names of God: Gevurot & Hasidim
Topic: First Names
Replies: 7
Views: 5574

Re: First Names

Shalom brothers and sisters! In the weaving of the First Names I’ve experienced an insight I would like to share, and hope can be elaborated on, concerning the involution (and perhaps evolution) of the Universe. According to tradition the creation of our present universe is the result of countless u...
by Mark Daniel
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: 72 Names of God: Gevurot & Hasidim
Topic: The Seventy-Second Names
Replies: 12
Views: 8948

Re: The Seventy-Second Names

Thank you so much Tau Malachi! I see the misstep in my post. And thank you for intuiting the spirit behind my writing and drawing it out! My feeling was indeed that the name would be a great force against Leviathan. As a name of Gevurot I was imagining the first Mem, which can represent the klippot ...
by Mark Daniel
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: 72 Names of God: Gevurot & Hasidim
Topic: The Seventy-Second Names
Replies: 12
Views: 8948

Re: The Seventy-Second Names

Shalom dear brothers! Our recent Feast here in Edinburgh has inspired our study group to take up a deeper contemplation of the Book of Revelation in the coming weeks. With my heart and mind very much on the Lamb of God and the Women of Light I see another possible expression of this wisdom that I ho...
by Mark Daniel
Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: My God, Our God, Your God
Replies: 2
Views: 1652

Re: My God, Our God, Your God

“Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthan?” (Mark 15:34) At the ninth hour of the crucifixion Adonai Yeshua experiences a devastating separation from “Eloi”. This discussion, coming by grace as we approach the Feast of the Crucifixion and Resurrection, has lead me to deeply contemplate this moment of separation,...
by Mark Daniel
Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Revelations of Angels in Heaven & on Earth
Topic: Tahaniel: Bowed Down of God
Replies: 8
Views: 5488

Re: Tahaniel: Bowed Down of God

Greetings brothers! Thank you both so much for these inspired insights and practices! This is precisely the flow of wisdom my heart was calling for! If I can extend the conversation a little further, I feel strongly drawn this week (and in fact my whole life) to the mystery of 'outwardly standing be...
by Mark Daniel
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Revelations of Angels in Heaven & on Earth
Topic: Tahaniel: Bowed Down of God
Replies: 8
Views: 5488

Re: Tahaniel: Bowed Down of God

Greetings brothers and sisters! This week I have been contemplating the mysteries of the Beni elohim, the archangel Tahaniel, and the wisdom of ‘bowing’. I would like to share some of these ongoing contemplations to see what it stirs. In Cosmic Christ we meet the Beni elohim at the level of Hod. As ...
by Mark Daniel
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: A Dream Discourse on Yod-Yod-Yod
Replies: 1
Views: 4811

A Dream Discourse on Yod-Yod-Yod

Good morning all! I dreamt that a teacher was explaining to me the inner meaning of Yod-Yod-Yod. He/She explained that each Yod represents an increasing sphere of influence and work. The first Yod relates to my own relationship with God and with my own perfection. The second Yod relates to my work w...
by Mark Daniel
Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Giving and Receiving Practice
Replies: 9
Views: 4319

Re: Giving and Receiving Practice

Shalom brothers and sisters, Recently giving and receiving has been a focus in my daily practice (on and off the prayer mat). This morning I would like to share an insight I've had about the relationship between giving and receiving and teshuva (repentance). We often hear that teshuva (repentance) i...
by Mark Daniel
Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Reading Ecclesiastes
Replies: 8
Views: 6360

Re: Reading Ecclesiastes

Elder Gideon, dear brother! I am struggling to express how deeply your words here have shaken me. How beautiful, how painfully beautiful, this wisdom is! Thank you brother! Praise God that such wisdom flows and can be shared and can be heard! On the darkest night of the year such wisdom can shine. I...
by Mark Daniel
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Reading Ecclesiastes
Replies: 8
Views: 6360

Re: Reading Ecclesiastes

Thank you brother Phillip for this wise reflection. I have just been contemplating Ecclesiastes and your post helped enormously. I would like to here add my own insights to your insight. The Teacher presenting the discourse in Ecclesiastes tells us clearly at the end of the book that the words of wi...
by Mark Daniel
Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:06 am
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: The Holy One in Heaven & Hell (Psalm 139:7-8)
Replies: 6
Views: 2890

Re: The Holy One in Heaven & Hell (Psalm 139:7-8)

Greetings everyone, In line with your contemplation elder Gideon concerning light and dark, inner and outer, before creation and afterwards, I thought it may be interesting to draw out something I found in Zohar: It is written: "And God said, 'Let us make Human in our image, according to our li...
by Mark Daniel
Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Following in the Way of the Spirit of God
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

Re: Following in the Way of the Spirit of God

Shalom dear Tau, A quick addition to this beautiful contemplation in the hopes it may spark more teachings. I believe the hebrew word for donkey is Pered. As Moshe Bar notes these letters P.R.D. are the same as the first three steps in the P.R.D.S. (the orchard) approach to study. What is missing is...
by Mark Daniel
Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Transforming Sin Into Righteousness: Leviticus 21:9
Replies: 9
Views: 3241

Re: Transforming Sin Into Righteousness: Leviticus 21:9

Shabbat Shalom dear brothers and sisters! If we consider the Father as Hayyah, the Mother as Neshama, and the Daughter as the Nefesh, could then the Fire be the Son (Sun), who in this family constellation would represent the Ruach? When I consider the relationship between Son and Fire I’m reminded o...
by Mark Daniel
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Awareness of Da'at
Replies: 6
Views: 3462

Re: Awareness of Da'at

Shalom, and thank you so much for this thread of wisdom! I have been contemplating the relationship you have been teasing out between self-doubt, forgiveness and power. My contemplation here very much grows out of the last point you make sister Sheryl: “in this are we not forgiving our selves and in...
by Mark Daniel
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Three Roots & Three Veils
Replies: 7
Views: 4156

Re: Three Roots & Three Veils

Elder Gideon, brother, how exciting! Contemplating your additional layer of external, internal and union has provoked a wonderful stream of thoughts! What comes forward is a possible way of furthering our discussion by reflecting on the process of deepening meditation. When we begin meditation we ma...
by Mark Daniel
Sun May 24, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Three Roots & Three Veils
Replies: 7
Views: 4156

Re: Three Roots & Three Veils

Good morning dear brothers and sisters, I have been contemplating the three temptations faced by Master Yeshua in the desert after the baptism. It began as a reflection on the trials as opportunities to uplift the energies of the lower three interior stars (a nice discussion of this in post titled '...
by Mark Daniel
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Vers 175 - Growing and Evolving in the Holy One
Replies: 5
Views: 3023

Re: Vers 175 - Growing and Evolving in the Holy One

Wonderful insights! I would like to add to what Bishop Yonah has offered. There is perhaps an interesting play on words here: the quote says, "if a person says,". But as Bishop Yonah points out God nature is essentially No-thingness. It seems to me that once this is realized completely the...
by Mark Daniel
Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Leaving the Center: A Dream
Replies: 3
Views: 2266

Re: Leaving the Center: A Dream

Wonderful resoponses! Sister Anna, the scripture verse you mention reminds me of a short poem by the sufi master Hafiz: 'Even after all this time, The Sun never says to the Earth ‘You owe me'. Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky’. And Sheryl, you mentioned both the root ...
by Mark Daniel
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:00 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Leaving the Center: A Dream
Replies: 3
Views: 2266

Leaving the Center: A Dream

I had a dream last night, and thought it may spark some discussion... In my dream I am walking through a desert. I am on my way to hear Yeshua give discourse. The walking is arduous, and I can feel my power dwindling, but I push on with all of the life force I have left, and barely arrive. I find Ye...
by Mark Daniel
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Feast of the Apocalypse
Replies: 21
Views: 8770

Re: The Feast of the Apocalypse

No, it joins perfectly. You're words struck true dear Tau. I will write again soon, when your words have been processed and lived a little more. Something inside your response shook my heart deeply. Thank you for that. But deep truths need time to grow. In the mean time I feel called to share a quic...
by Mark Daniel
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Feast of the Apocalypse
Replies: 21
Views: 8770

Re: The Feast of the Apocalypse

Shabbat Shalom dear brothers and sisters This post is in response to Bishop Yonah writing above: "I also would like to hear more about this experience of destruction and ascension within and how we share that with others?" Acceptance and surrender as the catalyst for destruction and ascens...

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