In recent years, it's become fairly easy for the general public to find information about Kabbalah, the tradition of Jewish mysticism. What makes this site different is its emphasis on Kabbalah's application in popular culture, superstition, and folklore. This is known as Kabbalah ma'asit: Practical Kabbalah. In searching bookstores, libraries, and the internet, I have found few English sources which focus their attention exclusively on these subjects. This site is a compilation of my personal research, and a companion piece to the information already available to the general public.
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Articles are grouped by topic. If you are unfamiliar with practical Kabbalah, it is suggested you start with "The Practice" and "Holy Letters."
What is practical Kabbalah? Can it be called magic?Who were the people who utilized it, and what rules did they follow?
Words, and the Hebrew alphabet itself, were at the center of practical Kabbalah.
Over the centuries, practical Kabbalists created variety of objects to keep their owners from harm.
The Jewish take on demonology, including their origins, classification, Lilith, and Ashmedai.
A golem is an artificial man created by means of practical Kabbalah. Explore the famous legend and the mysticism behind it.