By Piers Moore Ede

This is often the tale of a guy who launched into a quest that many folks have dreamed approximately. upset via a global addicted to fabric wealth and clinical truth, he made up our minds to go back and forth around the globe looking for whatever extra significant: the paranormal, the magical. His trip takes him from snow-blanketed villages within the Himalayas to tiny, covert groups of whirling dervishes in rural Turkey; from the world's greatest spiritual pageant at the banks of the swollen Ganges to a dappled, historical Sufi region in Delhi. Lyrical and clear-sighted, "All sorts of Magic" is an interesting exploration of the hidden international of miracles that's immediately deeply own and common in its scope.

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The element of Tammuz is water. It shares this element with the month of Cheshvan, whose sign is Scorpio. The similarity between these two months (Tammuz and Cheshvan) is contained in the meaning of the Hebrew names of their signs. Sartan (Cancer) contains the word Satan, and akrab (Scorpio) contains akar (uprooted, destroyed) and bet (house). This 38 TAMMUZ-CANCER (CRAB) denotes that the Flood that destroyed the world, which was full of adultery and uncontrollable evil expression, occurred during the month of Cheshvan, whose element is water.

Coming as it does after the month of Tishrei, which is full of festivals, culminating in the festival of Simchat Torah (The Joy of the Torah), the month of Cheshvan is set aside for the integration of the sacred joy one experiences during Tishrei. As Nissan, with its festival Passover, corresponds to Tishrei (six months later), Iyar corresponds to Cheshvan. We may therefore expect to find many examples of correspondence. The letter Vav of Iyar symbolizes Joseph, the sixth of the seven "shepherds" of the Jewish people (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph, and David), who correspond to the seven attributes of grace, power, beauty, victory, glory, foundation, and kingdom.

The sight and divine awareness of Nissan is aroused from Above (just as-usually-sight is associated with some external object in the field of vision), and brings a person to realize the divine Providence. This was clearly revealed to us in the great vision of the grace of God that the Jewish people experienced at the crossing of the Sea of Reeds; as it is written (Exodus, ch. 14, vol. 31), "And Israel saw the great Hand . . " So, too, in all future generations, a person may merit the grace of God by his divine service, in realizing that it is due only to one's God-given strength and inspiration that one can engage in such divine service.

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