Archive for the ‘Integral Evolutionary Kabbalah’ Category

Your Evolutionary Yes

Posted on: November 11th, 2016 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

From: Self in Integral Evolutionary Mysticism: Two Models and Why They Matter by Marc Gafni Your divine spark manifests as your drive to attain something beyond the contracted self of ego. You do not simply want to disappear into the one. Rather, you ...

Prayer Is Not Dogma

Posted on: December 10th, 2015 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

Listen to this beautiful audio recording from the World Spirituality Retreat in Esalen 2013 with Sally Kempton and Marc Gafni. The audio starts with Sally Kempton ending a meditation. While holding the energy, Marc dives right into his dharma talk on ...

Introduction to Certainty by Marc Gafni

Posted on: December 29th, 2013 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni from the version of his book Certainty, which is already published in Hebrew and which will be re-released as part of his two-volume series entitled Integral Religion. Introduction: “Through my flesh I vision God.” This quote fr ...

From the Holy of Holies: Prayer is a Realization

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 by The Editors 1 Comment

Holy of Holies with Marc Gafni, December, 2013 Marc Gafni private study session, transcribed by Adael Elizabeth Helen Bullock:   A true story for you today . . . beloved, EH. I once had lunch with a beautiful man who was a famous Buddhist teache ...

From the Holy of Holies: Kosmic Sensitivity and Dissolving the Layers

Posted on: November 30th, 2013 by The Editors No Comments

Transcribed by Adael Bullock, Holy of Holies, Private Session, October, 2013 *** Marc – So I am sensitive, I am the dynamic of kosmic sensitivity but then I have taken in this kind of infinite pain, every ripple, and I do not want to live with ...

Enlightenment of Fullness: “To Struggle is to Embrace” by Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: November 19th, 2013 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni, from his book Uncertainty, which will be re-released as part of the two-volume series entitled Integral Religion. There Is No Such Thing as Wrestling at a Distance: To Struggle Is to Embrace Rashi explains “Vayeavek” the Hebrew ...

Enlightenment of Fullness: The Great Mystery of Longing and the Tears of Union

Posted on: October 29th, 2013 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

From “The Path of Yearning” by Dr. Marc Gafni (Parabola Magazine, Summer 2006). In the world of Chassidut, all service begins with longing. But the Chassidim understood the great mystery of longing: that in relationship to God and to the ...

One Hundred Plus One by Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: October 26th, 2013 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni, from his Uncertainty book, which will be re-released as part of two-volume Integral Religion. One Hundred Plus One The Talmud has a famous comment about study: “eino domeh mi shelomed meah pa’am lemi shelomed meah vahad paam. ...

Certainty and Holographic Oneness as Spiritual Orientations by Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: October 26th, 2013 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni, from his Certainty book, which will be re-released as part of two-volume Integral Religion. R. Nachman is drawing on Biblical mysticism, which understands God’s presence in the world through the model of the sefirot, the framewo ...

Daily Wisdom: Enlightenment of Fullness — Yetzir and Yetzirah, Part II

Posted on: July 6th, 2013 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

In this second installment in a three-part essay series, excerpted from the long version of Soul Prints, Dr. Marc Gafni writes that we can transform and raise our passion and artistic creativity into a powerful drive for the sensual and the holy, re ...

Wisdom for your Week: Divine Tears

Posted on: July 5th, 2013 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

Dr. Marc reminds us here that “in the inner space between the contradictions–that is where God lives.” And he narrates further that the Talmud, in the Tractate Hagigah, states about this: “That is in the inner house. That is in the outer hous ...

Emotional Mastery is Vital to Deep Spiritual Intelligence

Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

by Marc Gafni From a work in progress, Dance of Tears: Our goal is to be able to access and listen to the voice of deep emotion and detect within it the voice of God. This is how these mystics read the text, “The masters are those who have mast ...

Every generation is part of the unfolding revelation of divinity

Posted on: November 1st, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

In today’s Daily Wisdom post on Spirit’s Next Move, I write: R. Kook, twentieth century philosopher mystic, teaches that every generation is part of the unfolding revelation of divinity.  Each generation, picking up from where the last ...

Daily Wisdom: The Mystery of Tzimtzum

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

A sacred conversation between the fourth century Babylonian Wisdom masters: “It is written that God withdraws his presence from the world to dwell in the empty space between the Cherubs in the Temple. But how could this be? Is it not also writt ...

Daily Wisdom: Crying creates the Word of God

Posted on: October 15th, 2012 by Marc Gafni 1 Comment

The ultimate revelation of tears of transformation is the revelation of nonduality. For the kabbalist, it is within the power of tears to create divinity. The Hebrew mystic knows the sacred art of creating the divine word from the prima material of h ...