Topic: Honi, Part 2. The Jewish “Rip Van Winkle.” Did he really sleep for 70 years or is this story a cover-up over the embarrassment of his murder at the hands of the Pharisees. What does it mean, “companionship or death.” Honi's grandson, Abba Hilkiah, and his strange behavior that teaches us profound lessons about character and values, and how these attitudes are what is expected of one who is to become a “miracle-worker.” The importance of “spiritual work” being done in private. The difference between the Sages of “Israel” and “Babylon,” how these terms are used as symbols to differentiate personality types and levels of psychic advancement and achievement. The responsibilities incurred by those who acquire psychic abilities.