Gra 7 4/8/13. The Erev Rav, Messianic Travails & the Psychological Redemption. Even Sh'lemah, Chapter 11. Part 1. Before redemption can come to the world, it must first be experienced psychologically within the soul/mind of each individual. The coming of Mashiah requires specific psychological steps before there is an external manifestation in the political/social arena. Readings include the Sefer Ba'al Shem Tov and his similar views to those of the Gaon herein. The dangers of religious extremism. The five psychological/behavioral types that define the Erev Rav (mixed multitude). How Esav, Yishmael and the Erev Rav are all psychological archetypes. The real meaning of redemption. The real reason why there will be such a terrible time before Mashiah can come.