How did Kabbalah Begin? Brief History of Jewish Mysticism

I have been looking into mysticism recently due to the fact that i dont know much about it and have been curious ever since i first heard of it, so i did a little searching and came across this video going into jewish mysticism and i found it really interesting. What are your thoughts on the ideas presented in the video by some of these writers from the past?

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What ideas?

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Such as “you can’t ever know what God does, just what God doesn’t do.”

-maimonides

Though maybe that is more of a statement/quote than an idea…

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That’s a very good video, thanks for sharing!

I noticed how he mentioned The Merkabah and The Sephirot on The Tree of Life. What’s interesting about those elements is that there was a Judaism wholly centered around catching a glimpse of God’s Chariot in The Second Temple Era, and the direct inspiration of that Tree most likely dates back to Ancient Assyria! Though Kabbalah didn’t officially take shape until The Middle Ages, it seems to me that some kind of Proto-Kabbalah existed even before then.

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It’s a great quote. If we posit Him (because Jesus), then He does nature and the transcendent, incarnates and acts ineffably by the Spirit. He doesn’t do any of this in any detectable, rationally inferable way in nature. As He’s great and good, He’s also competent: He fixes everyone in the transcendent.

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Folks don’t know what they’re missing, not knowing the God who is sovereign over space and time and who intervenes in rationally knowable ways into his children’s lives.

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