Lesson 7, The Seven Heavens & their Angels. How Rabbinic Judaism is as much a descendant of the Essene school, as it is the Pharisee school. References from the books, Shoreshei Shemot and Malakhei Elyon, on the names of angels, and how our list in Hebrew Enoch is unique, and not found in later literature. How it is strange that the angels and heavens, as discussed in the Zohar, do not always coincide with the Enoch sources. This class emphasizes the fundamental differences between systems based on personal experience, and those based upon philosophical speculations. Examples are made from the Talmud Hagigah, and an episode from Rabbi Yaakov of Merush, who would communicate with angels, and ask them what Heaven says about Jewish ritual law practices. References are also made to Josephus, Qumran, the laws of teaching Ma'aseh Merkava, and the difference between the original Sitrei Torah (secrets of the Torah), and the later Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism). Introduction into the 72 Angelic Princes over the nations, and their relationship to the planets.