Kabbalah: Book of Creation: Golem

Golem links on the Internet

Throughout history, just about every culture has its own representation of the golem- an android, robot, computer, doplanger, Frankenstein, humunculus, living statue, tulpa, etc. These beings are usually capable of independent existence from its creator's control.

Instructions to bring this creature to life are suggested to be found within the mysterious words of the Sefer Yetzirah, The Book of Creation. But to connect the puzzling phrases of letters, vowels and details of the Universe to the creation of a golem is one of the elusive mysteries of the Universe.

There are many techniques and "authoritative" instructions on how to create a golem, or bring a golem to life. But, many lack the details needed to know how to construct the golem. Most of the techniques are described in books about Rabbi Lowe of Prague and his creation of a golem. But, these stories are just stores from the authors and may not have much substance. Read about the different methods used to create a Golem.


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There are many websites with information on the golem, how to make a golem and the Book of Creation, or Book of Formation (Sefer Yetzirah in Hebrew). This page lists links I found useful in my studies. Also, see links and information on Sefer Yetzirah, The Book of Creation.

Golem Legends


Rava's Golem

Read Books online (from Google)

Golem and Psychological Issues

Golem Personality

Chaos Magick

Servitors

Creation and the Created

Androids

Building Androids

Androids and TV

Scientific Development of Humanoid Robots

Programming an Android

AIBO:

Building an Android (mostly Macinstosh as noted):

Speech

Apple Computers: Speech

Macintosh and Androids:

Cloning

Jewish Thinking and the Golem


Various Golem Stories

Solomon Ibn Gabirol

X-Files golem episode

Techniques to Create a Golem


Transmigration/Metepsychosis/Gilgulim

The Gates of Reincarnation from the teachings of Rabbi Yitzchak Luria :
http://www.thirtysevenbooks.com/ShaarGilgul/Chap03Sec02.htm

JewishEncyclopedia.com description: http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=298&letter=T

Transmigration of the Life Atoms by H.P. Blavatsky: http://www.blavatsky.net/blavatsky/arts/TransmigrationOfTheLifeAtoms.htm

What is Rebirth? http://www.tapp14.freeserve.co.uk/introbudd/whatisrebirth.html

Transmigration of Souls Part 1
http://hasidicstories.com/Articles/Themes_In_Hasidic_Stories/nigal_1transf.html

"My Golem"

http://www.sixsixfive.com/309.html

Unusual Golem Topics (some may be content restrictive to minors)

Deeper Insights into Illuminate Formula: http://www.cyberspaceorbit.com/Deeper.htm

Nosferatu's Baby (Much too much) Too hot to handle by Peter-R. Koenig:
http://www.cyberlink.ch/~koenig/fs2.htm

Golem in Film and Music

"The Golem" Live music by Gary Lucas and Walter Horn

Computer Gaming and the Golem

Cantrap Magical Technique: http://www.cantrap.net/technique/golem.html

Card Game= RhinoGolem: http://www.rhinoventures.com/golem/

Van Richten's Guide to the Created:
http://www.darkside.gr/guests/add/ravenloft/
Van%20Richten's%20Guides/vr03_03.htm

GOLEM robot project.
http://www.demo.cs.brandeis.edu/golem/ completing the Maharal's dream of artificial life does not require humanoid shape, you know! At GOLEM (Genetically Organized Lifelike Electro Mechanics), they conducted a set of experiments in which simple electro-mechanical systems evolved from scratch to yield physical locomoting machines.

Misc. Golem Links

Temple San Jose: The Golem

Parshat Behar-Behukotai - Moshe Sokolow

The Golem- A study into a Jewish Myth

Medieval Sourcebook

Golem

http://www.umich.edu/~engb415/literature/pontee/Golem/Glmsmry.html

Golem web site links

Golem Links

Louis Ginzberg, The Legends of the Jews, Vol. VI -
From Moses in the Wilderness to Esther, The Jewish Publication Society of America, U.S., 1946

http://www.levity.com/alchemy/golem.html

http://www.padedu.com/golem.html

Introductory Note to the Golem, Contemporary Interpretations
Nathan Ausubel

Angelo S. Rappoport, The Folklore of the Jews

Golem: golem.plush.org

Golem On Line

Frequently Asked Questions About Golems: http://www.everwyrd.com/golems.htm

GolemHead.com: http://www.golemhead.com/still_rab_html/rab_2.html

Phosphene Thresholds

Phosphenique Phosphene: stimulation of the optic nerve or retina producing a flashing sensation in the eye. They are a result of rapidly changing magnetic fields and occur at threshold field changes of 2­5 T/s which, at the edge of the gradient field can just about be reached with the modern high slew rate gradient systems. GvS The Encyclopaedia of Medical Imaging

Egregores

'GOTOS' an égregore or group-spirit.

Golem and Cloning Issues

Aibo

History of the Aibo: http://www.phm.gov.au/hsc/aibo/origins.ht

Virtual Humans

Animating a body

Automata/Human Simulacra

Robots


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cover"The Golem" by Isaac Singer

"Isaac Bashevis Singer's retelling of the legend of the golem is magical and compassionate, redolent with the warmth and philosophical wisdom for which this Nobel laureate is celebrated." --The New York Times

Paperback: 96 pages. Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); First Edition edition (October 29, 1996). Language: English



cover"Golem:

The Legends of the Ghetto of Prague"

By Chyiam Bloch

The Golem of Prague:

A New Adaptation of the Documented Stories of the Golem of Prague

By Gershon Winkler

cover"Der Golem"

movie on VHS or DVD

God and Golem, Inc.:

A Comment on Certain Points where Cybernetics Impinges on Religion

By Norbert Wiene