Mysteries of Israel | Thematic day tours

Thematic day tours


Kabala

Kabala is the mystic doctrine of Judaism, believed to be hidden in the secret interpretation of the Torah and the Bible and given to Moses in secret on Mount Sinai. The doctrine was passed by word of mouth to chosen people until it was revealed by Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai in his book on enlightenment (Zohar) 2,000 years ago.

Related tours:
Jewish and Kabala mysteries in Jerusalem
Jewish and Kabala mysteries in the Galilee

Gnosticism
The early Christian mystic tradition was related to the Gnostic movement that existed in Egypt and throughout the Middle East 2,000 years ago. Jesus was seen as a teacher who revealed divine truths and a way to enlightenment, and Christianity was seen as a spiritual way in which one can become near to God whilst living. The world was seen as a battlefield between good and evil, light and darkness.

The Gnostic Christian tradition passed from Egypt to Syria and Israel, appearing in monasteries like Mount Sinai and Mar Sava. Rooted in Armenia, from there it passed to the Balkans, appearing as the great Bogomil movement that shook the Balkan Peninsula from the 10th to the 14th centuries. Balkan Gnosticism next spread to Western Europe, appearing in southern France as the Kathar heresy, persecuted by the Catholic Church. Today this tradition exists in the Hestecia meditation practices of orthodox monks, and in the concept of Theosis (man becoming God), which exists within the Armenian, Coptic, orthodox and Syrian churches. The modern Gnostic movement is that of the White Brotherhood, emerging first in Bulgaria and later in France, in the 20th century.

Related tours:
Christian mysteries in Jerusalem
Christian mysteries in the Galilee

Chivalry
The chivalric ideal of the Middle Ages came to fulfillment in the crusades to Israel. The crusaders knew the legends of Roland and the knights better than they knew the Bible and saw themselves as knights fighting the battle of good against evil. Many chivalric orders, like those of the Templars, Hospitallers and Teutonic knights, started in Israel, and many still exist until today, with their members coming to Israel. The legends of the Holy Grail are related to Israel, along with the legendary spear of destiny and figures such as Gaudefry de Bullion, Richard the Lion Heart and more.

Related tours:
Christian mysteries in Jerusalem
Christian mysteries in the Galilee

Earth energies
Before man there was the earth. We came from the earth and we shall return to the earth. The earth is our great mother and is a living being that radiates energy. In our tours we try to reconnect to the earth by experiencing the real nature of Israel. If the earth is indeed a living creature (the Gaya theory), then some places upon it radiate more than others. Israel is such a place.

Some claim that there are energy lines running through the earth and that Israel is a meeting place of some of these energy lines, with geodetic and geographic importance in relation to the rest of the world.

Related tours:
Hiking in the Galilee

Desert weekends

Sacred architecture
Some of the most interesting buildings in the world are found in Israel. This includes the Dome of the Rock, a monument of Islamic architecture; the Bahai gardens and temple in Haifa, a world wonder; numerous churches of all kinds; “sermons in stone,” built by the Freemasons; and the remains of the Jewish Temple. Add to this the fact that all nations of today and past cultures created their buildings here using architectural traditions and forms from their homeland. This makes Israel heaven on earth for those who are interested in sacred architecture and art.

Related tours:
Jerusalem seminar

 

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