Zadok Dahan



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Fast Facts
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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Zadok
Function: 
Spiritual Teacher
Traditions: 
Meditation, Poetry, Philosophy
Main Countries of Activity: 
Israel
Date of Birth: 
16/02/1978
Place of Birth: 
Israel
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
Yes

Biography

Zadok Dahan was born on February 16th, 1978. He is 31 years old, married and has two children.

He has lived his whole life in Pardes Katz, a very poor neighborhood in Bnei Brak, Israel, and had been an ordinary boy until his early adolescence. His life was very difficult, yet he says it is that life that enables him to relate to each and every human being.

One morning at the age of fifteen Zadok had a forced out-of-body experience and floated around his room and house. He was shocked and fascinated by the experience, and at that moment his life changed completely. The only form of spirituality available to him in those days was, naturally, Judaism, so Zadok became religious in order to try and understand the meaning of the experience he had had and of life in general. But even though he had found grace and wisdom in the Scripture and the words of various rabbis, he eventually came to see the spirituality he had found in the Jewish religion as redundant, burdensome and misleading. After his first out-of-body experience he had had many revelations and prophecies, which became more and more intense until he could burst out of his human form and merge with the Divine.

From his own description:

As a child I was different from other boys. It was as though “fate” was directing me toward some very specific point. I was a meditative loner. A verbal description of some of the things I felt would make rational people call me insane, and I would understand that, for I myself am a skeptic who rejects spiritual and other phenomena, knowing instinctively that human nature is false and the ways of man are dishonest. Nevertheless, unusual as it may sound, the following is an absolute truth which I can share with or prove to anyone willing after a period of learning.
In those days, when I was about eighteen years old, I began to feel distanced from the Jewish faith and people in general and chose complete solitude. Three intense months of solitude, constant self-scrutiny and meditation brought me to the night which has opened my eyes and which I will never forget. I felt as though I was drowning in a sweet whirlpool of whole, uncompromising energy, a deep, unstopping buzzing sound encircled my whole being and I felt that I had to go to bed and rest, that it was too much, that I could not bear such power any longer, it was killing me. The lights went off, darkness covered me, and the energy shone and burned, stronger and stronger. I seemed to have stopped breathing; I could listen to the fading sound of blood flowing through my veins, to my quiet pulse, to the Awareness watching me, - rather than the other way around, - growing and never stopping, and a spot of bright golden light seemed to light up in my eyes, which were closed to the darkness, and draw me to it until my heart stopped beating and my breathing ceased. I floated as a chariot over endless dimensions, observing without emotion, looking upon an ocean of light shimmering like golden ripples, and as the lights were descending, I ascended toward a Divine whirlpool of energetic light, terrifying in its infinite power. If I must describe it in words, it may resemble a feeling of eternal joy, one that has no limits of space or time. I felt that if I kept looking at the Divine for even a little longer, I would not be able to return to my body and would, in fact, die physically, and remembered Moses who had turned his face away from God: “18: And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. 19: And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. 20: And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. 21: And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: 22: And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: 23: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen” (Exodus 33, 18-23).
And so I turned away from the Divine light and went back down toward the golden light, and then to the darkness and to my bodily eyes. But before I turned down toward this world, I could take a look at the end of all life and I saw the final meaning of all life, one that can only be hinted and directed toward, but no more. Then I rose and sat up on my bed, eager to tell the world what I had seen and knowing that I must go a long way before I am ready and fit to give a glimpse of this mystery, which we all share, to humankind. It sometimes amuses me that this entire universe is but a grain of dust near the infinity of the Divine which has revealed itself to me, this Earth – even less than that, and what is going on on it – less still. Even then I felt that any verbal description would inevitably be lacking, yet I also understood that there was no avoiding it in the human world I live in.

During that period, Zadok remembered having a similar experience as a child; at the age of seven he had his first conscious Divine revelation. Having returned to his body, he realized that he lacked the intellectual and emotional tools which would allow him to share this divine experience with humankind and that he must grow and mature until his spiritual training is complete. He had forgotten this and other spiritual experiences for a while, until he had one again as an adult. Zadok has some memories of his infancy and early childhood, and in one of his poems he describes his own birth and what his experiences before it:

Before I was Born

Magnetic forces moving around the ….
Had awakened their Presence upon the …
And pulled me out of the whirlpools of power;
My bold face resembled
One who had been awakened before time
While they were pulling.
Awake!
It is time to be
Reborn.
Toward a lower light they pulled me,
A light that shone like golden ripples,
Radiating peace, tranquility –
And rest.
It scared me as it was so far below
That pure, innocent sublimity
From which I had been ripped.
The Presences took me
To the great darkness,
In which then appeared figures of light in all the colors of the rainbow
And put on images and forms;
The wisdom of creation and the wheels that turn it.
In that realm I was shown all the options
Which would befit the level of the spirit.
The spirit examined them and cast lots
While the babies were in their mothers’ wombs.
On the thirty-eighth day I was drawn toward the fetus in my mother’s womb;
I marked it with the sign of the spirit and its fate was sealed,
To be my dwelling while I pass through this world.
Till it was born, my spirit still moved upon the face of the deep,
And I saw many sights and fates
During that stage.
I visited it but little before birth
And knew the course of the entire life
And all the secrets of him
Who would be me in this world.

In the hours before my birth
I stood upon the darkest sky
With the Eternal Presence by my side.
Again I saw the course of my entire life
And said: Why live this life if it is known already?
My spirit then joined the baby, and I forgot my life’s events.
I stayed until my birth,
Refusing to go out into the world,
But when my struggle was over,
My head could feel the air,
My face awakened,
My eyes were fresh
And looked upon the present the way a very old man does.

After the great revelation he had at the age of nineteen, Zadok abandoned religion, having realized it only holds him back and prevents his access to all humankind. He found in it nothing but a hidden obstacle, very remotely connected to “God”.

During his twenties he led a seemingly ordinary life, away from public attention, all the while growing and maturing so he could guide people and light their way toward the narrow entrance to the Divine kingdom, from which they had been banished as they became human beings.

Right now Zadok is about to publish his first collection of poems – “Fervor Of The Inverted Sword” - which contains various messages and spiritual descriptions, and is working on his second book, in which he will fully uncover his intellectual approach. He has also begun lecturing in order to show people easier ways to open up and witness the spiritual world.

Teachings

Most of Zadok's work is in Hebrew and German at the moment, and will be translated to English in the near future. Zadok wrote a poetic guidance book, “Fervor Of The Inverted Sword” expressing his deepest wisdom and inspiration. Also, Zadok talk and write about wide varied of human issues. You can sign up on the facebook page or the mailing list to get updates about his writing and activities.

http://www.zadok.me

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