glossary

(Hebrew) לציון 'Ratzon' means 'desire or will' and קַבָּלָ 'Kabel' means 'to receive.'

Gnostic Kabbalah explains that there are two types of reasoning (intelligence); one is objective reasoning and the other subjective reasoning. Objective reasoning depends on the use of our will or Ratzon, whereas subjective reasoning depends on the use of our desire. Thus, there are two types of Ratzon: one above (willpower or Tiphereth) and the other below (desire or Nephesh).

Subjective reasoning develops through the data that we “receive” through the physical senses of the animal soul (Nephesh).

Objective reasoning develops through the data that we “receive” through the superlative consciousness or spiritual soul of the Being (Neshamah).

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