"The Way of G-d"
Part 3: "The Soul, Inspiration, Prophecy, and the Supernatural"
Chapter 2: "Theurgy"
One thing we can say about physical things with absolute certainty is that
they're bound and restricted to space, time, certain natural phenomena,
etc. But that's simply not true of spiritual things -- unless they're
connected to physical things. And that's why the soul is bound and
restricted while it's here on earth, when it never would be bound like that
in its own realm.
In any event the limitations of the physical can't be denied, and the soul
must bear with them (the way we all have to bear with our own limitations).
But G-d has seen to it that there be ways for us to transcend our physical
limitations to some degree, to soar above and beyond all physical
restrictions even while in the world, and to glimpse into and grasp the
spiritual in ways that would normally be denied us.
In fact, it's that ability that enables us to elevate the world both down
here and up in the transcendent forces. We'll begin to explore how that
connects with theurgy next time.
This series is dedicated to the memory of Yitzchak Hehrsh ben Daniel,
and Sarah Rivka bas Yaakov Dovid.
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