Reincarnation, the idea of souls returning in different lifetimes, is an extremely mystical and fascinating topic. Why is reincarnation necessary? How does it work? Does a person remember who he or she was in previous lifetimes? How does reincarnation affect one's current life? What about soul mates?
These are just some of the many questions people ask regarding the topic, and which will be answered in this highly informative and illuminating course, based upon the authoritative work of the famous Kabbalist, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, "Sha'ar HaGilgulim," or the "Gate of Reincarnations." This course is an extensive overview of fundamentals and key points concerning reincarnation, and how it affects life and history.
The course will also explains mystical concepts such as the "Sefiros," the basis of all of spiritual and physical existence, and the five levels of each individual soul. It will also make clear how education plays a key role in personal development and self-fulfillment, and specifically certain kinds of learning. As an entertaining bonus, this course will also detail some of the more famous reincarnations from past history.
Not everyone believes in the existence of the soul, but even those who do are usually unaware that it has five parts. This session looks at those five parts and how they are the basis of personal development.
Personal fulfillment, something everyone needs and wants, is not a given in life. It has to be achieved, and this lecture will look at how that occurs.
The Hebrew "pardes" sounds a lot like the English word, "paradise." This is because the first Paradise, the Garden of Eden, was in fact a pardes, that is, an orchard. It was not your typical fruit orchard, however, more like an intellectual paradise, the best kind.
A review of the first lecture.
The bread-and-butter of Kabbalah is something called the "Sefiros." In a sense, they are the spiritual DNA of all of existence, spiritual and physical. This session explains what they are and what they mean to personal development.
A review questionnaire regarding the Sefiros.
A review of the third lecture.
Review questions from the fourth lecture.
Having laid the foundation for the discussion in the previous lectures, it is time to address the topic of reincarnation head on. What is reincarnation? Why does it occur? How does reincarnation impact life and history? These questions and others will be address in this lecture and those that follow.
Review questions from Lecture 5.
There are basically three reasons to reincarnate, and this lecture discusses each of them and how they impact ones current life.
Review questions based upon the sixth lecture.
Even to the non-religious it is clear that evil exists in this world as well as good. This lecture will look at the Kabbalistic understanding of the source of evil and how it impacts a person's life.
Lecture Seven review questions.
Having discussed the idea of reincarnation, this lecture will look at some of the known and more famous reincarnations from the past.
Review questions from Lecture Eight.
With an extensive background in Talmud and Kabbalah, Pinchas Winston has authored of over 50 books on various topics based upon mainstream Jewish philosophy. His specialty is teaching complicated and often mystical ideas in a down-to-earth fashion to increase accessibility even for people with little or no background in the topic.