Archive for the ‘Hebrew Wisdom’ Category

Daily Wisdom Post: You are beautiful!

Posted on: June 14th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

The most important thing we can ever tell someone else is, “You are beautiful.” ...

Daily Wisdom Post: Love Letters & Love Numbers

Posted on: June 2nd, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

In biblical mysticism love and oneness are identical. ...

Daily Wisdom Post: Heart Love

Posted on: May 21st, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

In reaching for the awakening of love, we do well to bear in mind the teaching of mystical master Menachem Mendel of Kutz. ...

Daily Wisdom Post: The Great Dancer

Posted on: May 21st, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

The truly great dancer - like all lovers- flows with the fullness of being. She trusts the universe. She knows she will always fall right so she allows herself to fall into the erotic rhythm of life. ...

Daily Wisdom Post: The Music of the Temple

Posted on: May 11th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

One of the places where we overcome alienation and step inside to an act of surrender is the sacred realm of music. ...

Daily Wisdom Post: Teshuva

Posted on: April 26th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

In our previous post we introduced a provocative Hebrew wisdom masters koan, "Great is teshuva, for in it intentional sins become great merits. ...

Daily Wisdom Post, Love the Stranger as Your Self

Posted on: March 18th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

You must embrace all of your light as well as all of your darkness. Any part of me that I split off and reject is in exile. ...

Daily Wisdom Post, Aleph

Posted on: March 10th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

The third stage to which Hebrew mysticism invites us--each in our own way--is the experience of unity consciousness as the guiding principle of our lives. This is the final stage on our journey. ...

Daily Wisdom Post, Radical love …

Posted on: March 10th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Love is a radical redrawing of boundaries and complete revisioning of the whole notion of self-interest. A revisioning is, of course, a deepening of perception. ...

Daily Wisdom Post, As You Love Yourself

Posted on: February 25th, 2012 by Marc Gafni 1 Comment

Of course, to remind another of their full beauty you have to be fully aware of your own. The Baal Shem Tov has a wonderful teaching on the biblical mandate "love your neighbor as you love yourself." ...

Daily Wisdom Post, Soul Print Hints

Posted on: February 25th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

A word in the Zohar used for those souls who are living their story is lechisah, meaning "whisper." To live your story is to be able to hear the intimate whisper of divinity erotically caressing your life. ...

Daily Wisdom Post, Unique Self, The Taste of the Tree

Posted on: February 10th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

The goal of the erotic life is to engage every area of our lives with the mantra of lismah beating in our breasts. This means being fully present for each thing itself without needing always to justify our activity by recourse to some external gain.. ...

Daily Wisdom Post, Creation Stories

Posted on: December 27th, 2011 by Marc Gafni No Comments

The trees are part of the Goddess's erotic manifestation. The central symbol of much of the ancient pagan cult in biblical Canaan was the Ashera tree. ...

Daily Wisdom Post, The Temple Mysteries and the Next Stage in the Evolution of Sex!

Posted on: December 27th, 2011 by Marc Gafni No Comments

To be in Temple consciousness is to be in God--eros pure and simple. This shift in consciousness is hidden within the folds of biblical myth text itself. ...

Daily Wisdom Post, Before God…., by Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: December 22nd, 2011 by Marc Gafni No Comments

To be in Temple consciousness is to be in God--eros pure and simple. This shift in consciousness is hidden within the folds of biblical myth text itself. ...