A rare TV interview with Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, one of the finest and accomplished Jewish scholars in our time.
Dr. Russell Barber discuss Jewish Mysticism on The First Estate broadcast on WNBC-TV channel 4 in 1979. Recorded on a VHS tape.
The standard Jewish prayers (Amida) are based on the Kabbalah.
There are three branches of Kabbalah:
1) theoretical Kabbalah – mechanics and overview
2) meditative Kabbalah – how to obtain deeper experience with Hashem thru meditation
3) magical – how to manipulate the the physical world – Golem, amulets (not common) permitted and prohibited items need to be understood, and NOT using the Dark a divine directive before attempting this one

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