Questions tagged [practical-kabbalah]

"Practical Kabbalah". The use of the knowledge of the inner workings of creation and/or the names of G-d (kabbalah) to manipulate and modify the natural order of the world.

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How/Why do amulets work?

Assuming that kameot (Jewish amulets) do provide some real protection (not simply putting the mind of the wearer at ease) how/why do they work? Meaning, why would writing the various obscure names of ...
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How can one achieve k'fitzat hadereh (miraculous speedy travel)?

Rav Hai Gaon in תשובות הגאונים החדשות, מהד' עמנואל סי' קטו, עמ' 125 states that there are books which contain the practical kabbalistic methods for achieving k'fitzat hadereh (miraculous speedy travel)...
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What is this bird symbol called by the AriZal

It says it's a kamia that's frequently attributed to the Arizal but this drawing was by Rabbi Eliezer of Worms and Rabbi Eliyahu Baal Shem. I've seen this drawing in the 1855 Lemberg Sha'ar ...
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Most auspicious number of “dunks” in Mikve according to Kabbalah

I recently had wonderful experiences bathing in Mikve in Tzfat--most particularly Mikvah HaAri. I was given basic, general guidelines to bathing there, and my nephew and I enjoyed very exhilarating, ...
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Meditating on the Divine name(s)

I started reading Aryeh Kaplan's "Meditation and Kabbalah". Got to Chapter three (Rabbi Abraham Abulafia) so far and apart from being scared of the Hekhalot texts, I enjoyed the read. It resonated ...
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Do you get to keep your old nefesh and ruach when you convert?

According to our tradition, converts acquire a "new soul" in, or upon emergence from, the conversion mikvah. (Not sure of the original source for this--it may be the Zohar--but there are countless ...
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Can a Gentile create a Golem?

There is evidence that a Jew is permitted to create a Golem (though, as @ezra points out, there is evidence the other way as well in Sanhedrin 65b). Whether or not creating one is physically possible ...
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If a house has mezuzahs and one of bedroom's mezuzah isn't kosher is the entire house at risk or just that bedroom?

I read on this website the entire following article which includes major kabbalistic info about mezuzah protection and I was wondering if any major rabbi or kabbalist or anyone with the answer can ...