Re: Kabbalah Follow up Posted by Ted Fitzpatrick on October 08, 1998 at 02:21:26:
In Reply to: Re: Kabbalah LATE FOLLOW UP posted by Enoch on September 22, 1998 at 22:44:13:
Thanks for the follow ups - unexpected and sweet.
Lurianic Kabbalah, as I understand it, appears to be a linear notation of events re: creation-
but if perhaps understood from creation itself - is trans-temporal
-a temporal, i.e. "nonlinear"
If "God" brings back the "sparks" from the broken vessel
then "eternity" is "rescued" - a glass bead is a spark -
a game is like evolution on the Galapagos Islands - a
neverending story of "creation" - hence eternal -
as we must participate as a " restitution" of the divine
spark ( ie. ourself) Essentially - Luria presented the Western World
with a non-linear version of Japanese Shintoism - just get rid of the
Sephirot symbolism - like Mount Sinai on Mount Fuji.
Luria saw linear - ism as a myth - and broke through to the essence
of "creation" being essentially "timeless".
I also read Foucault's Pendulum -- a good book By Umberto Eco -
it is flawed by it's emphasis on conspiracy theories taken
to the extreme as a literary genre. Otherwise it is an intelligent
reading -- but Jorge Luis Borges is better -- and Michel Foucault would have
laughed all the way to the "Order of Things"
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