Archive for the ‘Cycle of Time / Holy Days’ Category

Choosing the Right Trumpeter

Posted on: December 21st, 2015 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

Happy Holidays 2015! May we all know which call to respond to when the timing is right. The following story is from Soul Prints by Dr. Marc Gafni: One of the overwhelming reasons that responding to a call is such a high-stakes proposition is that you ...

L’Shanah Tovah U-Metukah: Re-Reading Rosh Hashanah

Posted on: September 25th, 2014 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

Enjoy this excerpt from the new book Tears: Reclaiming Ritual, Integral Religion, and Rosh Hashana by Dr. Marc Gafni that will be published with Integral Publishers. An earlier version of this article was published in 2008 as part of a longer article ...

The Kiss of Death – Marc Gafni

Posted on: January 15th, 2011 by Marc Gafni No Comments

by Marc Gafni The biblical myth archetypes associated with the ultimate unitive consciousness found in the Temple’s Holy of Holies are Nadab and Abihu. They are the sons of High Priest Aaron. The high priest is the paradigm of love. His sons in ...

Giving in Love: Story of the Holy Snuff Box: Part Twenty: Marc Gafni

Posted on: April 30th, 2009 by Marc Gafni 3 Comments

A Shamanic Story Story of the Snuff Box The story of the holy snuff box. Here is the story as I heard it. Everybody knows that Holy Beggars hold the world together. Thus would one modern master introduce the following sacred story. Never, never pass ...

Why IS this night different then all other nights: Rabbi Marc

Posted on: April 8th, 2009 by Marc Gafni 1 Comment

a Post in honor of Passover dedicated to holy brother k.d. why IS this night different then all other nights… The night of the biblical myth ritual is called “Leil Shimurim – A Night of Guarding/Watching.” Instead of being the audience of ...

The Feast of Tabernacles {Sukkot} and Eros: Marc Gafni

Posted on: October 15th, 2008 by Marc Gafni No Comments

advanced post for those initiated into kabbalah: The Baal Haleshem says explicitly that the cherubs are Ze’ir Anpin {the masculine expression of the divine} and Nukva {the feminine manifestation of the divine} (Sha’arei Haleshem, section 1:17; se ...

Passover and Victim Consciousness מהו הרעיון העצמתי ביותר שיש לחג הפסח לתרום לחברה המערבית המודרנית? זהו הנושא של הטור שלנו השבוע

Posted on: June 27th, 2008 by Marc Gafni No Comments

  מהו הרעיון העצמתי ביותר שיש לחג הפסח לתרום לחברה המערבית המודרנית? זהו הנושא של הטור שלנו השבוע. שאלו מישהו – מדוע אתה עונה לטלפון? הו ...

A Poem, Two Offerings of Words to Honor the Holy Days

Posted on: February 20th, 2008 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Pulling out the chair Beneath your mind And watching you fall upon God- What else is there For Hafiz to do That is any fun in this world! If someone sits with me And we talk about the Beloved, If I cannot give his heart comfort, If I cannot make him ...

Purim and the Carnival of Alternative Selves

Posted on: January 13th, 2008 by Marc Gafni No Comments

by Marc Gafni Things are rarely what they seem, Skim milk masquerades as Cream –W. S. Gilbert, H.M.S. Pinafore According to the Kabbalah, Purim is an explosive time of paradigm shift and radical change. We all have a Purim dimension to our pers ...

The 15th day of Shevat: “Tell them that I was here Before”

Posted on: January 13th, 2008 by Marc Gafni No Comments

by Marc Gafni On the fifteenth day of Shevat we celebrate the planting of trees. A day of myriad symbols and images—all holy and sweet. There are two ways to probe the essence of a holy day. One is as a scholar, the other as a spiritual anthropolog ...

Passover Seder; Remembering the Future

Posted on: January 13th, 2008 by Marc Gafni No Comments

by Marc Gafni The Seder is a mystical magical night. It is the Jewish Fourth of July commemorating the annivarsary of our freedom, celebrating the liberation and birth of our nation. But it is ever so much more than that. It is the night when parents ...