I just registered for another class in religious and magical studies at my University. Jealous? Last semester, I took Magic, Science & Religion—a course on the complexity of human relationships and communication with the Divine, and religious/political movements in culture—and will soon be taking Jewish Mysticism, Magic & Lore. Squee!
My professor informed me that my total lack of experience with, and rudimentary knowledge of, Judaism would actually be an asset rather than a disadvantage. She claimed that most students who come from a Jewish tradition are usually quite challenged in their understanding of their ancient roots, and have to endure a re-education and often a personal transformation. It can be really difficult for them to process, she said.
I am so looking forward to this class! I was raised a protestant Christian, in a faith and household that embraced Christianity’s ancestral religion of Judaism. It always seemed natural to me that Christian were decedents of the Jews, in religious belief and tradition. I can’t wait to learn more about the history and form of the Hebrew language (an animistic syllabary), and the evolution of Judaism from polytheism to monotheism. SO EXCITED!
In addition to this class I’m also taking others that have nothing to do with religion or magic…so they don’t count and aren’t worth mentioning. Tee hee.
Love & Education,