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by BrandonLw
Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Elijah & Tikkune
Replies: 16
Views: 16766

Teiku to Tikkune, sooner than later

Shabbat Shalom! Grace be to Mother Spirit for the flow of teachings in this cycle! In regards to teiku “unresolved issues” it was written above, “ Nun in tikkune corresponds with the Messiah, for true tikkune and salvation comes into being through the Messiah; under the law and old covenant there is...
by BrandonLw
Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Heaven: Peace Between Opposites
Replies: 31
Views: 18739

Pidyon and Abraham

Shalom, Blessed be the gracious Mother who has opened the way to these teachings. Thank you Malachi and companions for tending to the fire. Based upon the readings thus far, a question into mystery comes… both Torah and Gospel give a sense of awe and respect to the act of tithing the patriarch Abrah...
by BrandonLw
Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Final emancipation from the Gilgulim
Replies: 9
Views: 8883

Yichud

Shabbot Shalom, Praise Adonai for the ongoing process of realization! Thank you for your response regarding Yichud. This aligns well with the contemplation I posted. It is difficult to put into words, but I was trying to pursue the mystery of how unity arises as many mysteries and teachings (some of...
by BrandonLw
Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Final emancipation from the Gilgulim
Replies: 9
Views: 8883

Yachid

Shabbat Shalom, peace and grace abundant! While reading Sefer Yetzirah, I encountered a teaching and I wonder if it might relate to this discussion. I too have wondered at the process of how two seemingly different or contradicting teachings can open the way for expanded consciousness that will hous...
by BrandonLw
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Being Zealous for the Lord
Replies: 11
Views: 8695

Viewing from Veils

Recent readings have brought my attention to the veils spoken of in Kabbalah which separate the supernal, moral, and action triads. As I hear about this boy and the old man, I have to wonder how much this story can draw out an understanding of these veils in a practical sense. We hear that the old m...
by BrandonLw
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Asher & Asherah
Replies: 68
Views: 51723

New Heavens

Shalom! After reading your question Sheryl, I am reminded of a question that came recently and would like to offer it in conjunction with yours. Recently in discourse, I heard a teaching that said (paraphrased), "That with every teaching that is made p'nimi, more are in makafin." I wonder ...
by BrandonLw
Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Order of St. Michael: Wisdom of the Spiritual Warrior - Templar
Topic: Invocation of Divine Guardianship - Rite One (Michael)
Replies: 8
Views: 15758

Kavvanot of the Strike

Greetings, and thank you for the sharing of this practice.

A question, if I may: What is the kavvanot regarding the difference between the use of the sword and the use of the wings in the strike? I am curious to hear what tradition speaks regarding these two methods.
by BrandonLw
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Asher & Asherah
Replies: 68
Views: 51723

Asher, Asherah

Hallelu-Imma for revelation of mysteries and for sacred community! Upon reading that Asherah is the vessal of Elohim, a question: What is said of taking up Asher and Asherah to intone as Divine Names? Can we infer they may be intoned with four different vowel sounds to emphasize certain aspects? I w...
by BrandonLw
Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Kavvanot of the Wedding Feast
Replies: 14
Views: 13336

Kavvanot of the Wedding Feast

It is very good to be given the kavvanot of the wedding feast! I would mention to add to records that the Shabbat discourse today (4/15/2012) further spoke on this topic. I appreciate the instruction and invitation for intention during the feast. This post coupled with today's discourse brought my a...
by BrandonLw
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Spiritual Alchemy
Replies: 6
Views: 7832

Hello Kathy, glad to have your post on the forum. Your intrigue toward drawing out sparks of holiness in wounded environments ties in well with recent experiences in my practice, and I am obliged to share a thought or two with the hope that the Holy Spirit might shine a little on the matter. Recentl...
by BrandonLw
Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Drunk with the Beloved
Replies: 7
Views: 6917

Filled with Life

How delightful! I just read something that reminds me of this very post! I was recently reading a collection of Rabbi Nachman's stories, and came upon the "The King and the Emperor." In this story, the emperor's daughter overcomes klippah and subjugates evil with wine (joy). In one note it...
by BrandonLw
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: A central path through the Red Sea
Replies: 7
Views: 7924

Parting of Veils

Bride and Bridegroom with us, Might the parting of the Red Sea and the Exodus from Egypt prophesy a parting of the Kabalistic veils? I notice that the parting of the Red Sea appears to correspond with the desire of the community of Israel in that generation to have freedom from bondage for the sake ...
by BrandonLw
Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings...
Replies: 3
Views: 4362

Greetings!

Welcome Tom, I too found myself drawn to the Sophian tradition after reading Living Gnosis. I can recall very vividly the transformative Summer I read that book, its passages were like fire. Before my encounter with Living Gnosis and the Sophian Tradition, I was unaffiliated with any tradition and h...
by BrandonLw
Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Transcending Identity
Replies: 4
Views: 4847

Transitory and Grounded

Shabbat Shalom! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and reflections. I find posts from personal experience guided with faith to be great teachings that I often remember. Your reflections do inspire me to share a word or two. I feel like your story has brought forward and interesti...
by BrandonLw
Sun May 01, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: The Gospel of Truth
Topic: Preaching the Gospel & Active Compassion
Replies: 2
Views: 4946

Malkut enthroned in Binah

Shabbat Shalom, I heard a teaching during discourse on this Bride’s day that spoke of the moment the Bride became the Mother. It was said that in this moment of revelation, Malkut (Daughter) was enthroned in Binah (Mother). I’m curious to hear more about what Malkut enthroned in Binah might represen...
by BrandonLw
Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Gematria: The Play of Holy Letters & Numbers
Topic: Mysticism of Zayin
Replies: 4
Views: 6949

Seven, One and Sword

I find myself curious about the relationship between seven and one, particularly in regards to the sword. It occurs to me from reading the above post that the seven is present in the physical form of the sword. The tip of the blade forms an upward facing triangle, the points of the hilt and pommel a...
by BrandonLw
Wed May 06, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: 72 Names of God: Gevurot & Hasidim
Topic: The Tenth Names
Replies: 6
Views: 7684

Reception of the Holy Spirit

Amen!

It is an empowerment and affirmation to be reminded of the vast play available in outer transmission when the inner kavvanot of a Christian, or Christ-like aspiration, is held near to our hearts.

Quite beautiful!
by BrandonLw
Tue May 05, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: 72 Names of God: Gevurot & Hasidim
Topic: The Tenth Names
Replies: 6
Views: 7684

The Tenth Name of Hasidim

Praise to the mysteries and revelation of the Holy Spirit. A question and contemplation for offering in the play of the Holy Names: The 10th Hasidim, Mem Shin Ayin, corresponds closely with the calls of John the Baptist when he declares, I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will com...

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