Monday, May 19, 2008

Kabbalah Camp For Everyone

Kabbalah is Jewish theology. The principal book of Kabbalah, the Zohar, was written by Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai about 1800 years ago. He died on Lag b’Omer (that day is commemorated this year on Friday May 23, 2008) His grave in Meron, Israel is visited each year on that day and bonfires are lit in his memory. The Zohar gives answers to basic questions such as: Who and what is man and why we are here?
For further information, I recommend: “Kabbalah for Dummies” by Arthur Kurzweil, Wiley Publishing, Inc. As to who may study Kabbalah, I will quote from his book”
“Of course, you don’t have to be Jewish to study Kabbalah. On the contrary, in today’s world, the wisdom of the great spiritual traditions is, for the first time, universally available. In the past, you may have been able to find a book here or there or spend some time with an occasional teacher from a religious or spiritual tradition that wasn’t your own. But now books , Web sites and ease of travel afford the opportunity to encounter the world’s great religious and spiritual traditions. There’s certainly nothing wrong with wanting to nourish oneself at the watering hole of any source of wisdom.

The sculpture represents my dream of a Kabbalah camp ground for every man.
This hand built fired clay sculpture is, 18” wide x 12” deep x 12” high, and is decorated with under glazes, acrylics and ribbon.