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).

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"In these studies of Kabbalah, we need to be practical; there are authors who write marvels, but when one looks at them, one realizes that they have not lived what they have written; they did not experience it in themselves, and that is why they are mistaken. I understand that one must write what one has directly experienced by oneself. I have proceeded in this way for my part."

Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah