The Zohar, Chapter “BeHukotai (In My Statutes),” Item 5: …and the awakening of the act above depends on the words of the mouth. As we need to evoke the higher holiness with deeds and words, those who come from the side of impurity should awaken their side with deeds and with words.”
Item 6: And although Balaam was the greatest of all the wizards in the world, Balak was a greater wizard than him, since in magic, Balak was greater than the sages….
What does it mean “to awaken impure forces with our deeds and words”? Isn’t it better to keep silent, inactive and not to awaken the “sleeping dog”? No! Our advancement finds its path between our actions and words that in turns appeal to impurity and sacredness.
The “magic” means using the power of the Creator for the sake of confusing people and showing them their true evil nature. Those are the forces that are hidden within us and without which we won’t be able to reveal our egoism.
Angels of evil who work within us are: Balaam, Balak, Azazel, Aman, and others. These names imply the forces of the shattering of the soul; they represent its separated parts, not some “outside powers” since the only power that ever works outside of us is the Creator.
Before shattering, all souls were interconnected within one whole, harmonious system and were merged with “the One, the Single, and the Only.” After shattering, these parts obtained a new type of connection that brought them certain “benefits” and at the same time prompted them to “kill” each other.
Similarly, one nation becomes allies with another only to conquer “the third party.” This force is called “impure” because on one hand, it is a miraculous power of unity that comes to us directly from the Creator, on the other hand, we use it with a wrong egoistic intention – to harm others.
If we knew how to use this power, we would be able to thrive for a short period of time, but it is obvious that this prosperity will come to its end shortly. All evil people and dictators begin with encouraging people to unite, to help each other, and to build socialism because an evil force cannot attain power over a human being if it doesn’t hide itself behind a “good” mask.
The evil force “buys” a person by presenting with him “a partial truth” that serves as a cover for a big lie. It seems to us from the outside that we are getting a great “offer,” but in fact this “offer” is a well concealed lie with the purpose of deceiving and using us.