According to this
book, the "Kabbalah may be defined as the esoteric Jewish
doctrine. The word Kabbalah comes from the Hebrew root QBL,
meaning 'to receive,' and refers to the passing down of
secret knowledge through an oral transmission."
Kabbalah -- which can be spelled
with a C or Q -- is an ancient form of Jewish mysticism. Turning Biblical
truth and imagery into occult myths and suggestions, it has evolved through
the centuries -- usually behind closed doors and in secret societies.
But these hidden
mysteries are now communicated openly through the Internet,
popular books and celebrities such as Madona. Highlighted at
Gorbachev's 1997 State of the World Forum, it has drawn
followers among the world's elite as well as the stars of
We offer you this
information, not to build interest in occult arts, but to alert
Christians to a deception likely to be promoted in today's
thrill-seeking, open-minded, pluralistic atmosphere.
"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty
deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the
basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ." Colossians
"TREE OF THE COSMOS"
-- This book cover symbolizes the beliefs of Boehme [Jacob
Behmen]. The upper portion depicts the Kabbalistic unity of
deity. The hexagram in the top circle [often
called the Star of David]
is actually two intertwined triangles. Shown separately
side-by-side below the hexagram, those two opposite triangles
are labeled "Nature" and the "Eternal."
The larger sphere at
the bottom is called the "Solar World." Surrounding the sun in
the center are the signs of the zodiac. As in alchemy and other
occult systems through the ages, the Kabbalah includes