Re: Re Keith on Masters
Feb 21, 1995 03:06 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
To Jerry S.
Having read your posting in response to Keith with great
interest, I thought you would be more than a little interested to
know that the Kabbalist teaching includes its "Masters" as a
given fact of reality. The language is different, but the ideas
match exactly (IMO) what you have said to Keith.
Living "Masters" [or "Mistresses"] will be called "Rabbi" or
"Rabboni" (if very important). DIscarnate ones are called
*Maggidim* and are sometimes, or maybe often, the same human
beings - eg., one *'Hasid* I came across was being taught by a
*maggid* who had formerly been his rabbi. (This applies only
within the Jewish 'Hasidic Kabbalist tradition - "orthodox"
Judaism might well take a derogatory position vis a vis the
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