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Kabbalah for the Student

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...rs of the generation, and they pretend to know the difference between the ancient books and tell which of them is worthy of study and which is not, s... ...he spiritual can beget and extend anything corporeal. This question is an ancient philosophical query that much ink has been spilt attempting to res... ...ook of Zohar, as the power of engaging in the holy book is known from our ancient sages. –The Holy Rav of Ziditshov, Sur MeRa (Depart from Evil), p 4... ...eyes of every sensible, educated person, has preoccupied humanity even in ancient days. And there are 263 Th e Pe a C e many methods to explain the... ...ence, which occupy the same world. firST mEThod: nATUrE This method is an ancient one. Since they did not find a way and an outlet to bring these tw... ...va Malchut de Yetzira World of Assiya Klipot section Places Ever ha Yarden Syria Abroad Gan Eden Eretz Israel Babel Rosh Garon Tabur Chazeh 6 4 6 4 Ra...

...tal question: What is the meaning of my life? Their interpretations of The Book of Zohar and The Tree of Life explain how we can benefit by using the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah on a day-to-day basis. Additionally, clear illustrations accurately depict the evolution of the Upper Worlds as Kabbalists experience them....

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The Coming of Messiah in Glory and Majesty

By: Juan Josafat Ben Ezra

...the whole earth an ark of testimony; and to that end will turn his Holy Spirit unto his ancient people the Jews, and bring unto them those days of r... ...ered its great weight and value, as an all-sufficient argument for the orthodoxy of the ancient system, and the heterodoxy of the commonly received ... ...be at all compared to him. His book is the finest demonstration of the orthodoxy of the ancient system of the millenarians which can be imagined; in... ...lonish captivity did possess the same assurance of the divinity of this book, which the ancient Jews had of all their prophecies when they had seen ... ...ed with all manner of rust and corruption. But as he hath justified the opinions of the ancient Millenarians from the errors and gross indelicacies ... ...ys of Ahaz, when the revolted and insurrectionary kingdom of Israel, and the kingdom of Syria, confederated against the word of the Lord, “to set up ... ...uch instant use did he intend it, that he confirmed it by two great signs; the one that Syria and Samaria should be divested of both their kings, be... ...se the evil and choose the good: the other that the rulers of Damascus and the spoil of Syria should be carried away by the king of Assyria, before ... ...at the pious Author does not seem to have been aware that there is no word in Hebrew or Syriac which denotes ‘to signify.’ They always use the thing...

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On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church

By: Martin Luther

...s. Maurice Bévenot, S. J. (Westminster, Maryland, 1957), p. 31. (Vol. 25 of Ancient Christian Writers.) 50 infanti, a child under the age of seven ... ...romises of God from the beginning of the world; indeed, whatever value those ancient promises possessed was altogether derived from this new promise ... ... through Isaiah he offered to Ahaz a sign that he would conquer the king of Syria and Samaria, to confirm in him his faith in the promise [Isa. 7:10–... ...od of souls; sons are devoured by their parents. Ephraim devours Judah, and Syria Israel, with an open mouth, as Isaiah [9:20–21] says. To these ev... ...ed a sacrament of the New Law and of the church alone. The marriages of the ancients were no less sacred than are ours, nor are those of unbelievers... ...sius, the Areopagite, was the pseudonym of the unknown author (circa 500. in Syria?) of the neoplatonic writings, Of the Celestial Hierarchy, Of the ... ...s Graeca, vol. 3. Luther was among the first to question the high repute and ancient origin which tradition had assigned to these writings when it id... ...r praying priesthood is not of God; as, indeed, it is not. But which of the ancient Fathers claimed that in this passage priests were ordained? Where...

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Links and Factoids

By: Sam Vaknin

... to settle near yet another city, Harran, on the current border between Turkey and Syria. He spent the next 60 years of his life there. Harran is 1... ...ture. The survivors - less than 300,000 - were subjected to additional slaughter in Syria. People were beaten with blunt instruments, burnt alive or... ...ic civilization), through the Canary Islands to Scandinavia. Considering that many ancient civilizations - such as Troy, long considered a mere fab... ...s etched in our minds. The crossword puzzle appears to be a British institution, as ancient as the monarchy and a lot more rewarding. The surpri... ...few months - until Faisal II of Iraq was deposed and killed in a military coup. Syria and Egypt proclaimed in a federation in February 1958. It ... ...reat_wall/ http://www.walkthewall.com/ Greek Philosophers There were so many ancient Greek thinkers that virtually every bit of modern knowle... ...onal hygiene was rediscovered only in the late 19th century, having been popular in ancient Greece and Rome almost two thousand years before. W... ...ulti-cellular organisms, such as plants and humans, evolved over billions of years. Ancient bacteria infiltrated the first eukaryotic cells - i.e., ...

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A Guide To the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...only difference between them being the manner of the logic. It is rather like an ancient tongue translated into four languages. It is self-evident th... ...en according to its power, direction and character. The wisdom of Kabbalah is an ancient and proven method. Through it, man can receive higher awaren... ...50 years). This is a life belt for our generation, since it enables us to study ancient texts as if they had been written now, and to use them as a ... ...ina) only differ slightly from the attributes of the World of Atzilut (Hochma). Syria is considered adjacent to Israel; it is called Malchut of the ...

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The Hitler File : A Novel of Fact

By: Sam Vaknin

...t it or was the data merely corrupt? Maybe the file could be opened by one of those ancient word-processing applications still in use only by my mot... ...gime in Argentina. But he was not alone. Brazil, Paraguay, Chile in South America. Syria and Egypt in the Middle East – they all volunteered to help...

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The Path of Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

...closest desire to the Creator. The neighbors of this Eretz—Jordan, Egypt, and Syria—want —want — the Land of Israel because that is where the Creator... ...lgalta to the Parsa. That Partzuf is called Atik (meaning De- tached, but also Ancient), because it is detached from the attainment of the lower ones... ...ter still belongs to the Partzuf Keter First Restriction. Thus the name, Atik (Ancient, but also Detached) means detachment from the lower ones the l... ... S W E R S W H AT I S K A B B A L A H ? Q: What is Kabbalah? A: Kabbalah is an ancient teaching that covers a number of lan- guages and many forms of ... ... Zohar, for example, was written in Aramaic, which was the spoken language in ancient Persia T H E PAT H O F K A B B A L A H 272 two thousand years... ...e was the same as all the others who lived in the area spreading from east of Syria to Meso- potamia. Abraham did not go to Egypt right away. Rather,...

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Information Technology Tales

By: Brad Bradford

...e East nourish the Renaissance. 11. The Missing Keys to Science Chest Ancient Greece’s fear of the void blocked the advance of science for millen... ...he printed word have been used. They can let you move from the peoples of ancient eras, such as the Sumerians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, on to ... ...heir memories. Boorstin relates awesome mnemonic skills that bloomed in ancient times. Take, for instance, the legendary Greek lyric poet Simonide... ... imagination with places to warehouse his memory.‖ The accuracy of our ancient forbearers‘ spoken messages rested solely upon the listener‘s memo... ...ct the sharing of problem-solving knowledge. The magic of writing broke ancient tribal bonds and passed the tribal chiefs‘ powers to warrior-leade... ...eir homeland lay along the coastal regions known today as Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and the Palestinian Territories. The Greeks named them ―phonics...

...contact between Europe and China just in time to let InfoTech wonders from the East nourish the Renaissance. -- 11. The Missing Keys to Science Chest Ancient Greece’s fear of the void blocked the advance of science for millennia, but Hindus in India and the Arabs unveil the numerical tools needed for modern science to emerge in the West. -- 12. Invaders from the North Scan...

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Essays

By: Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

...ie of our Judgement XLVIII. Of Steeds, called in French Destriers XLIX. Of ancient Customes L. Of Democritus and Heraclitus LI. Of the Vanitie of Word... ... than the best, disclaimeth all memorie, authorities, or borrowing of the ancient or moderne; whereas in course of his discourse he seemes acquainte... ...all meanes and compass to bee expressed by teares.' The invention of that ancient Painter might happily fit this purpose, who in the sacrifice of Ip... ... a more authenticall testimonie of humane imbecilitie, it is noted by our Ancients that Diodorus the Logician, being surprised with an extreme passi... ...ing by shooting of arrowes to draw God to some reason. Now, as saith that ancient Poet in Plutarch, Point ne se faut corroucer aux affaires, Il ne ... ...arie, Bishop of Poitiers, a famous enemie of the Arrian heresie, being in Syria, was advertised that Abra, his only daughter, whom hee had left at h... ...have our slaves or bond- men; and were not the Climacides certain women in Syria, which creeping on al foure upon the ground, served the ladies in st... ...ne such a beast and such a man. An Elephants keeper in a private house of Syria was wont every meale to steele away halfe of the allowance which was... ...ng Pompey he passed into Egypt, which he subdued; from Egypt he came into Syria, and into the countrie of Pontus; where hee fought with Pharnaces; t...

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Empire and Wars

By: Sam Vaknin

...while casting a disdainful glance at the native waiter). To them it looks like an ancient force of nature and, therefore, an inevitability - hence... ...uggernaut without precedent. Though history rarely repeats itself in details - both Ancient Rome and Byzantium hold relevant - albeit very limited -... ...ries of protectorates throughout Asia Minor, Greece and today's Israel, Palestine, Syria, Egypt and North Africa. As Rome's sphere of interests and... ... the very gates of Vienna, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia, Romania, Greece, Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, Israel, Egypt, North Africa including Algeria, and most o... ...llions of urban unemployed, nomads, and dislocated peasants turned brigands - from Syria to the Balkan. Osman offered to these desperados war booty... ...istan's own international status. Afghanistan is an historical buffer zone in the ancient Great Game of Central Eurasia. It is the gateway through... ...ite unpatriotic. The Arabs form the hard core of Al-Qaida. They are the Egyptian, Syrian, Iraqi etc. professional revolutionaries and terrorists w... ...lan involves immoral or even illegal acts. As international law evolves beyond the ancient percepts of sovereignty, it should incorporate new think... ...lan involves immoral or even illegal acts. As international law evolves beyond the ancient percepts of sovereignty, it should incorporate new think...

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The Path of Splitness

By: Indrek Pringi

...isdom Pg 1220 Bicycle Cards Pg 1221 Intelligence Pg 1224 Pre-History and Ancient History Pg 1266 Burial of the Dead Pg 1268 Decapitation Pg... ... Daoist Priest told him that this is what the original Yin-Yang symbol of the ancient concept of Duality looked like before the Daoist Duality of Ev... ... and regardless of size. By using the theoretical abstract straight line of ancient Greek geometry and abstract mathematics which does not exist i... ...with Daoism may mark the similarity between what I have written here, and the ancient Eastern teachings of Dualism, or Daoism. However: the ancient... ...wards. This graveness of spirit which became known as gravity comes from the ancient Latin word ‘gravitas’. These swindles of misperception go all... ...ning to burst open at any time. The artificial States of Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Syria, Israel, Saudi Arabia, guarantee that there will never be at peac...

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The Religious Dimension

By: Donald Broadribb

...under King Akhenaton. 11 It was later blended with religious elements from ancient Palestine of about the same era, as well as with organized Arab rel... ...Cyril Aldred, Akhenaten, Thames and Hudson, London, 1968; Henri Frankfort, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Harper Torchbooks, New York, 1948; A.H. Gardiner... ...irect progenitor of modern day Judaism. 13. For the overall development of ancient Hebrew religion see Helmer Ringgren, Israelite Religion, Fortress P... ...convey the feeling of finding release from the wheel of reincarnation. One ancient writer in the West has attempted to lead us to grasp what this mean... ...er the pseudonym of Dionysius the Areopagite, about 500 AD in, presumably, Syria. His topic is the nature of God: Again, ascending yet higher, we main... ...guage distinguishes between masculine, feminine, and neuter nouns.) But in Syriac (the language in which a great many of the early theologians wrote, ... ...Spirit. The Holy Spirit was, then, for them a “she.” For several centuries Syriac- speaking theologians assigned feminine qualities to the Holy Spirit... ...therwise. A reaction was inevitable. Most of the religious cultures of the ancient world were familiar with the concept of a Mother Goddess, either as... ...f Ugarit (whose onetime geographical location is now within the borders of Syria), and of course the Greeks and the Romans. Not to be too chauvinistic...

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Voices from the Past

By: Paul Alexander Bartlett

...le task of reconstructing the personality of Sappho and her background in ancient Lesbos. To my happy surprise he did so, in a work which is at once... ...eeling separate. How does one forget the battlefield? I heard the burr of ancient Egyptian. Persian was spoken by men from Ablas. Women gathered abo... ...they remained weighted to his lap. I ate supper there, lingering with the ancientness of his rooms, dark mosaics, the crowning of a king behind him,... ...o you break off?” I asked. He did not answer but said: “They knew, those ancients, how to supplicate the lowliest...they preferred the virginal...s... ...ds by the seaward window in her library... carved ivory racks hold books, ancient papyri, Egyptian clay tablets, copies of hymns. Blue from the b... ... turbans on their heads, prodded camels, heavily laden animals. Were they Syrians? Somewhere along the way I met a blind man led by a boy. The sun s... ...nly it is a delirium. I see the Library has a copy of Volney’s Travels in Syria and Egypt. I have asked for a copy. Evening In this sad world of...

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Information Technology Tales

By: Brad Bradford

...e East nourish the Renaissance. 11. The Missing Keys to Science Chest Ancient Greece’s fear of the void blocked the advance of science for millen... ...he printed word have been used. They can let you move from the peoples of ancient eras, such as the Sumerians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, on to ... ... their memories. Boorstin relates awesome mnemonic skills that bloomed in ancient times. Take, for instance, the legendary Greek lyric poet Simonide... ...is imagination with places to warehouse his memory.‖ The accuracy of our ancient forbearers‘ spoken messages rested solely upon the listener‘s memo... ...rict the sharing of problem-solving knowledge. The magic of writing broke ancient tribal bonds and passed the tribal chiefs‘ powers to warrior-leade... ...eir homeland lay along the coastal regions known today as Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and the Palestinian Territories. The Greeks named them ―phonics‖ ...

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The World Factbook: 1987

By: Central Intelligence Agency

...ri Lanka 228 Sudan 230 Suriname 231 Swaziland 232 Sweden 234 Switzerland 235 Syria 237 Taiwan (see Taiwan entry on page 274) Tanzania 238 Thailand 240... ...entirely of black African origin; some of British, Portuguese, Lebanese, and Syrian origin Religion: Anglican (predominant), other Protestant sects, s... ... services, refined oil products Major trade partners: exports Japan, Turkey, Syria, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, France, FRG; imports FRG, Japan, Turkey... ...with Kuwait; shares Neu- tral Zone with Saudi Arabia; periodic disputes with Syria over Euphrates water rights; potential dispute over water devel- op... ... Euphrates river systems contingent upon agreements with upstream riparians (Syria, Turkey); air and water pollution; soil degradation and erosion; de... ...); dry season is cooler (May to November) Terrain: generally undulating with ancient volcanic peaks, deep ravines Land use: NA% arable land; NA% perma... ... Language: English (official); Norfolk a mixture of 18th Century English and ancient Tahitian Literacy: probably high Government Official name: Territ...

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History Of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Vol. 3

By: Gaston Maspero

...History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria is the masterwork of one of the fathers of modern egyptology. This work, in twelve volumes, was translated from the French original, “Histoire ancienne des peuples de l'Orient classique” by E. L....

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Ivanhoe

By: Sir Walter Scott

...CT of merry England which is wa- tered by the river Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest, covering the greater part of the beautiful hi... ...te battles during the Civil Wars of the Roses; and here also flourished in ancient times those bands of gallant outlaws, whose deeds have been rendere... ...e reduced to some degree of subjection to the crown, had now resumed their ancient license in its utmost extent; despising the feeble interference of ... ...ipping it over the head and shoulders, in the manner of a modern shirt, or ancient hauberk. Sandals, bound with thongs made of boars’ hide, protected ... ... apt to intrude *Negro Slaves. 16 Ivanhoe upon the halls and bowers of an ancient feudal castle. The Prior mingled in the sports of the field with mo... ...unbar this churlish gate, The night dew falls, the hour is late. Inured to Syria’s glowing breath, I feel the north breeze chill as death; Let gratefu...

...Excerpt: In that pleasant district of merry England which is watered by the river Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest, covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town of Doncaster. The remains of this extensive wood are still to be seen at the noble s...

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The C‘Sars

By: Thomas de Quincey

... other city, as we are satisfied by the collation of many facts, either of ancient or modern times, has ever ri- valled this astonishing metropolis in... ...fore the Roman strength was measured against it. In Macedon, in Achaia, in Syria, in Asia Minor, in Egypt,— every where the members of this empire had... ...and within that zone she comprehended not only all the great cities of the ancient world, but so per- fectly did she lay the garden of the world in ev... ...for those who survive, no arrears of misery are allowed by this scourge of ancient days;* the total penalty is paid down at once. As respected the ha... ...t once. As respected the hand of man, Rome slept for ages in absolute *“Of ancient days.”—For it is remarkable, and it serves to mark an indubitable p... ...erself; upon which topic there is a burst of noble eloquence in one of the ancient Panegyrici, when haranguing the Emperor Theodosius: “Thou, Rome! th... ...fore his time the Orontes (that river which washed the infamous capital of Syria) had mingled its impure waters with those of the Tiber. And a little ... ...tice the rise of one great rebel, the sole civil disturber of his time, in Syria. This was Avidius Cassius, whose descent from Cassius (the noted cons... ...aluted and proclaimed; and doubtless the writer of the warning letter from Syria would now declare that the sequel had justified the fears which Marcu...

...eived in what respects it was absolutely unique. There was but one Rome: no other city, as we are satisfied by the collation of many facts, either of ancient or modern times, has ever rivaled this astonishing metropolis in the grandeur of magnitude; and not many--if we except the cities of Greece, none at all--in the grandeur of architectural display. Speaking even of Lond...

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Le Morte Darthur

By: Thomas Malory

...nd Table, there came into his hall, he sitting in his throne royal, twelve ancient men, bearing each of them a branch of olive, in token that they cam... ...etta and Cayer, to Cappadocia, to Tarsus, Turkey, Pontus and Pamphylia, to Syria and Galatia. And all these were subject to Rome and many more, as Gre... ...ere the Emperor Lucius lay dead, and with him he found slain the Soudan of Syria, the King of Egypt and of Ethiopia, which were two noble kings, with ...

... Round with his al lies of kings, princes, and noble knights all of the Round Table, there came into his hall, he sitting in his throne royal, twelve ancient men, bearing each of them a branch of olive, in token that they came as ambassadors and messengers from the Emperor Lucius, which was called at that time, Dictator or Procuror of the Public Weal of Rome....

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Droll Stories Volume II : The Second Ten Tales

By: Honoré de Balzac

...natal place. But the Author consents to spare them the flowery epithets of ancient criticism; he contents himself with wishing not to be in their skin... ...ce of velvet and satin, embroidered with fine rib- bon, in the shape of an ancient vase, the lid of which exhaled a thousand superfine odours. Immedia... ...ary. Thinking of you, I wished to arrange with you a merry feast after the ancient method, when the Greeks and Romans said their Pater noster to Maste... ...aves. I know the legend of your ancestors, who were thought much of by the ancient Egyptians, who held them in great veneration, and adored them like ... ...Chaude. By him it was replied, that he was much astonished to see that the ancient inhabitants had for- gotten the great number of convents situated i... ... T ortebras, was really the said Saracen woman, come into the country from Syria, because he had been invited to a midnight feast at her house by the ...

...s, churls, and sycophants, and Gomorrah would have been hinted at as their natal place. But the Author consents to spare them the flowery epithets of ancient criticism; he contents himself with wishing not to be in their skin, for he would be disgusted with himself, and esteem himself the vilest of scribblers thus to calumniate a poor little book which is not in the style ...

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