It’s considered to be part of practical Kabbalah and is also highly syncretistic, featuring elements from not only jewish belief but also greek and egyptian religion including prayers to foreign gods and rituals to gain wealth. I have also read somewhere that the Sephirot are by some Kabbalists worshiped as divine emanations of the Ain Sof and treated as distinct deities. Doesn’t the belief and practice of such things make these jews heretical and polytheistic? I’m not a jew btw, I’m just a gentile interested in mysticism who is currently reading a lot about Kabbalah and I’m wondering how jews have solved this particular issue that seems to be in conflict with the teachings of the Torah.
If Sorcery is forbidden in the Torah, then how come texts like Sepher Ha-Razim exist?
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