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Question:

Are all participants of the Qabbalah course also members of BOEL?

(Last edited: Thursday, 27 December 2012, 12:31 PM)
Answer:

No, they are not. Our free one year Qabbalah online course in the basic theory and principles of the Mystical Qabbalah and the Western Mystery Tradition is open to non-members as well.

Question:

Can I improve my article later on?

(Last edited: Thursday, 30 August 2012, 7:48 PM)
Answer:

You can always improve your article by responding to feedback and also by making additional points later on, when your understanding has improved.

By improving your article you will receive more points as well.

Question:

Course or Forum?

(Last edited: Sunday, 16 December 2012, 2:42 PM)
Answer:

In the Qabbalah course, the purpose is to learn and study together, however in the General Open Forum, the man focus is not on learning and study, but on meeting and discussing, and of course you are invited to participate in both the course and the forum ;-)  Please note however that  the course and the forum each serve a different purpose:

What is the difference between the Qabbalah Course and the General Open Forum?

In the Qabbalah Course there are several units which offer you teaching materials that introduce and elaborate on important basic aspects of magic, Qabbalah and the Western Mysteries. These texts are written by Salomo Baal-Shem, and they are a part of the theoretical training of the outer court of the Brotherhood of the Eternal Light (BOEL) during the first year of training.

When you participate in the Qabbalah Course, you are asked to read these lesson texts and discuss them with your fellow students.
This means that students write articles about the topic of each unit and about further aspects of the subject and share their insights in order to deepen their understanding.
In the Qabbalah Course there are senior BOEL students who give support and guidance, if necessary.

Just as it is common-place in other courses, e.g. at university, we ask participants to refer to the lesson texts when they write their articles and their feedbacks on the articles of their fellow students.This is an excellent opportunity to share your thoughts and your opinion on the teaching materials with like-minded people.

The General Open Forum:
If you would like to write about off-topic subjects as well, or if you do not wish to study in the Qabbalah course, but would like to meet like-minded people nevertheless, then you are welcome to participate in our General Open Forum, for this is the right place to do so. In the General Open Forum you can discuss with other participants all the subjects and topics on magic, ritual, Qabbalah etc. that you would like to share. In the General Open Forum, we will not discuss the course materials, of course, for you can do so in the course if you so wish.

Question:

How to begin the Qabbalah Course and how to proceed

(Last edited: Friday, 31 August 2012, 11:32 AM)
Answer:

(The following applies when you are enroled to the Qabbalah course. If you are not enroled to the Qabbalah course, the links will not work.)

Please start the course by reading: Welcome and Introduction to this Online Course (Start here!)

Then proceed to this link.
The next step after having introduced yourself is to read the Overview of our Training
Further information on the course is given in the "How to begin?" section.

In general, the course works as follows:

Go to this page (it will open in a new window). Here you will find the contents of the course in the middle column. You have to go through everything from top to bottom, because activities in this course are conditional.
That means you cannot access an activity or resource unless you have completed the previous one. (There are some exceptions to this rule, e.g. you can always access the Technical Questions Forum.)

Please take care that you finish and submit any quiz you have started, like the introduction quiz, so that you can proceed to the next activity.

If  the quiz does not show correctly, please read our FAQ entry on this "Quiz does not work".

We wish you all the best for your studies!

Question:

Login Problem?

(Last edited: Monday, 30 December 2013, 1:46 PM)
Answer:

If you have not been online for a few weeks or longer and could not log in to your existing account, please read the following:

We have upgraded the forum and course system recently. Now everything works very well again, even with several improvements, and faster than before
Unfortunately password handling has changed and could not be migrated.

This means that you will need to reset your password. You can use the "Forgot my password" link on the login page. That will immediately send an email to your registered address with a link that allows you to set a new password (feel free to use the old one again).

Question:

Member

(Last edited: Wednesday, 19 June 2013, 11:47 AM)
Answer:

If you wish to become a member of the Brotherhood of the Eternal Light, we ask you to apply for membership. Please read the information about our Correspondence Course on our website. Then fill in the questionaire and send it to the email address provided.

If you have any questions that are not already answered on our website or in our FAQ, you can ask them in our General Open Forum in the section "Questions about our Courses, our Training and our Work".

Please note that our free one year Qabbalah online course in the basic theory and principles of the Mystical Qabbalah and the Western Mystery Tradition is open to non-members as well.

Within the Qabbalah course, you will recognize BOEL members by the members' sign beneath their avatar (profile picture). Within the General Open Forum, you will recognize members of BOEL by the appropriate additions to their nicknames as described in the "Rules, Policies and general Information" in "3. Names and Titles".

Question:

Navigation or: Where am I?

(Last edited: Thursday, 12 April 2012, 4:49 PM)
Answer:

To find out in which forum or course you are at any given moment, please have a look at the upper area of your computer monitor.
Directly underneath the seal of the BOEL you will find the words Brotherhood of the Eternal Light Courses
and beneath that, please find a line which looks like this:

  • Home/ Site pages FAQ English

This indicates you are on the entry page of our learning and community platform. The entry page allows you to log into your account and to access our international and German courses and forums as well as to reread our "Rules, Policies and general Information" that you agreed to when you registered with the site.

If you browse our General  Open Forum you will find the line "General Open Forum" beneath the seal of the BOEL and beneath it you will see a line that looks like this:

  • Home /► My courses/ BOEL-Forums

if you browse our free one year online course in the basic Theory and Principles of the Mystical Qabbalah and the Western Mystery Tradition, you will find the line Qabbalah and the Western Mysteries beneath our seal, followed by a line beneath which looks like this:

  • Home/ My courses/ Qabbalah Course/ General/ Introduce Yourself!

To navigate through our websites, you can use the Navigation column found at the left side of your computer monitor.
The Navigation column is titled "Navigation" and is found directly underneath the line starting with

  • Home/ ... ►...

 

Question:

New Account

(Last edited: Friday, 28 December 2012, 1:04 AM)
Answer:

If you encounter problems in creating your account the following should help you:

1. Do you use Internet Explorer? There are often difficulties with Internet Explorer. Please try another browser like Firefox or Chrome. Both of these work fine with our site and they are safe browsers.

2. Please check whether you have cookies enabled for www.boel-mystery-school.org.
If you haven't, please activate cookies now. (If you do not know how to do this, please search the internet for instructions or tutorials.)

3. Please go to "Create new account" by using this link:
http://www.boel-mystery-school.org/courses/login/signup.php
and fill in the form.

Username: Please use only low case letters (i.e. abc...z)  for your user name, and chose one word only.

Captcha: Can you see the "captcha"? If you cannot, please activate JavaScript in your browser and try again.

Do you get an error message "Incorrect sesskey submitted, form not accepted“?
If so, please try again and please avoid surfing any other of our websites during the registration process, for this will create a new session key and cause the above mentioned error.

If you have done everything right and it still does not work, please check the requirements for your username (used for login only) and your password:

4. Requirements for login name and password:

Username: Please use only low case letters (i.e. abc...z)  for your user name, and chose one word only.

Password: The password must have at least 8 characters, at least 1 digit(s), at least 1 lower case letter(s), at least 1 upper case letter(s), at least 1 non-alphanumeric character(s) 

5. If you filled in each required field including the captcha and have clicked "Create new account", and you are re-directed to the same page, please check the following:

  • Did you get the "captcha" right? (If there is a new one this means you got it wrong)
  • Have you marked the box for the site policy agreement?
  • Please check whether the system has given you a notice on which of the fields is still missing or whether your password was not secure enough.
Question:

Qabbalah Course: No feedback for my article

(Last edited: Thursday, 30 August 2012, 7:41 PM)
Answer:

Why have I  not yet received any feedback for my article in the course?
If you have not yet received any feedback for your article so far it will surely help if you give feedback to your fellow students first, for some of them will most likely give you some feedback on your articles in turn - which is how the course is intended to work. (Please also compare the resource "What are the benefits of the forums and how forum posts are rated" that is found in the course for those enroled to it).

Why is feedback important?
The Qabbalah course is for free but you will get the most out of it if you put some effort into it yourself.
The feedback of your fellow students is designed to help you in your understanding of the lesson texts and therefore it will also help you to improve your article. Thus you will receive more points which in turn will enhance your overall assessment of the course.

Why should you respond to feedback?
If participants do not respond to the feedback they already have received, this is likely to discourage further feedback, doesn't it? Also, the feedback is a means that is supposed to help students to improve their articles - which is why high quality feedback is also rated - and isn't it a pity if it is ignored....?
(Furthermore, maybe you will find that high quality feedback is sometimes as difficult as writing a high quality article - or at times maybe even more difficult.)

Question:

Tags / Alphabetical list of keywords and phrases: what is it for?

(Last edited: Sunday, 4 November 2012, 1:01 PM)
Answer:

The alphabetical list of keywords and phrases on our homepage is a so-called
"tag cloud". Tags consist of any single word or any phrases that are added by our forum users either to their "interests" (in their profiles) or to their blogs in the identically named input field. Tags have to be separated by commas in order for the system to realise which words belong to a single tag. (When you use any other punctuation mark this will not work.)

Tag clouds are used to visualise information. If there are any keywords or phrases that were tagged by several forum users they show up in bigger letters. In this way the size of the letters grows or diminishes according to the number of users who tagged it. A tag cloud is therefore a so-called weighted list. By looking at the tag cloud you can see at a glance which tags are most important to our users, and which are less important.

If you click on any of the tags displayed in the tag cloud you will be shown all forum users who tagged this keyword or phrase and you will also be shown all blog posts that contain this keyword or phrase.


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