Answers To Frequently Asked Questions
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Question:(Last edited: Wednesday, 11 April 2012, 12:29 PM)
How can I subscribe to the One Year Online Course in the basic Theory and Principles of the Mystical Qabbalah and the Western Mystery Tradition?
In order to subscribe to the One Year Online Course in the basic Theory and Principles of the Mystical Qabbalah and the Western Mystery Tradition click here:
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 12 April 2012, 3:57 PM)
Tags: What are they and how do I use them?
Tags are keywords or phrases generated from the contents of your "interests" in your profile as well as from your blog entries, where you will find an input field called "tags". When you add any tags to your profile or blog please seperate them by commas ",". When you don't do this then several tags will appear as one single tag.
You will probably have noticed that on the entry page of this course there is a so-called "tag cloud", i.e. all the available tags are shown here in alphabetical order for public view. If there are any tags that were chosen by several forum users they show up in bigger letters. The size of the letters varies according to the number of users who "tagged" these keywords and to the number of users in total. A tag cloud is therefore a so-called weighted list.
If you click on one of the tags you will be shown all forum users who tagged this keyword or phrase.
You have the choice to either create a new tag for yourself or to choose an already existing tag by clicking it and then choose "add (keyword) to my interests". In order to maintain a certain amount of clarity in our tag cloud we kindly ask you to choose an already existing tag rather than to create a new one if the existing one reflects that which you would like to express. Example: If there is a tag called "W.E. Butler" please use the "add this tag to your interests" function, rather than creating a new tag called "Ernest Butler".
If, on the other hand, one of your interests is "Greek philosophy" and an already existing tag is called "occult philosophy" then it does make sense, of course, to add your own "Greek philosophy" tag to the tag cloud.
Please also mind that the tags are shown to the public and that our rules and policies also apply to the tags you choose. So please take care that your tags are appropriate, meaningful and significant, that they are spelled correctly, that they do not violate any rules, do not contain any advertising and are not offensive.
If you feel a tag violates any of these rules please bring it to the attention of a moderator by clicking it and choose "flag as inappropriate".
Any tags that violate our rules will be deleted by the moderators.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 12 April 2012, 4:44 PM)
Upload or change an avatar / profile picture
How to upload or change an avatar / profile picture
1. Image Properties
2. Storage Location
3. Upload your image
Please find the section "user picture" which is a bit further down. Click the button "Choose file”. This will open a small new window in which you can select your avatar image that you have saved to your harddrive before.
On the left of this small new window there are several options. Please choose “Upload a file" and then select your chosen image on the right side of the window by using the option “browse”. Browse your harddrive and select the image file and then click on "Upload this file".
4. Save and update profile
5. Change or replace an avatar image
Frequently asked questions:
Question 1: I updated my profile, but the changes do not show. Why is that?
Answer: Please read paragraph 4 of this entry.
Question 2: I wanted to change my initial avatar but it is always the old version that is displayed. I can delete it and it shows immediately, but I cannot change it. Why is that?
Answer: Please read paragraph 5 of this entry.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 12 April 2012, 4:49 PM)
Navigation or: Where am I?
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.
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:
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:
To navigate through our websites, you can use the Navigation column found at the left side of your computer monitor.
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 30 August 2012, 7:41 PM)
Qabbalah Course: No feedback for my article
Why have I not yet received any feedback for my article in the course?
Why is feedback important?
Why should you respond to feedback?
Question:(Last edited: Thursday, 30 August 2012, 7:48 PM)
Can I improve my article later on?
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:(Last edited: Thursday, 30 August 2012, 8:22 PM)
When will the next unit be accessible?
When will the next unit be accessible?
What's more, the Qabbalah online course is available in both German and English, and since we never had any online courses before up until the end of 2010, the quizzes need to be written, translated and uploaded, and in general the technical side of online learning needs to be organised and maintained, too.
Please also compare the resource "A Word to the Pioneers" which provides further information and which is accessible for all those already enroled in the course.
Is there anything I can do to support BOEL and to advance the course?
We would also like to encourage all participants in case of frequently asked questions to help us and answer these, e.g. by referring to the FAQ entries.
Question:(Last edited: Friday, 31 August 2012, 11:32 AM)
How to begin the Qabbalah Course and how to proceed
(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!)
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.
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:(Last edited: Sunday, 4 November 2012, 1:01 PM)
Tags / Alphabetical list of keywords and phrases: what is it for?
The alphabetical list of keywords and phrases on our homepage is a so-called
Question:(Last edited: Sunday, 16 December 2012, 2:42 PM)
Course or Forum?
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.
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: