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The Tefillin Files

The Story of How One Unstoppable Teenage Kid Exposed the Hidden Secrets of an Ancient Ritual

A sci-fi rendering of tefillin, its kabbalistic underpinnings, and its contemporary relevance.

i: First Contact
We sat down on padded leather chairs facing each other in the center of the room. I leaned back and was just getting comfortable when these cables started coming out of the arm of my chair...
ii: Getting Wired
"They've been around since ancient Egyptian times, when they were called totafot. We discovered that they are resonating devices, tuned to a source that exists outside our time-space continuum. The tefillin themselves don't generate worlds, but the signal source apparently does..."
iii: Playing G-d
"Look at the sphere in your hand once more," spoke my mentor. "It needs to become a distinct entity. It needs an envelope to encompass it and protect it. Pull yourself away and allow an atmosphere to develop that will distinguish between your consciousness and its own."
iv: Connecting
He pressed a switch. The head device lifted off. The cables unslithered off my arm. "Better hurry," he said. "It's only effective until sunset."
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