Daily Zohar # 3192 – Chaye Sarah – Don’t get ‘Snaked’
When a person wishes to connect to impurity, the Klipot for his impure actions come and surround him and inflict the impurity on him. They walk in front of him and announce ‘Defiled, unclean’ as it says in Leviticus 13:45 “וְטָמֵא טָמֵא יִקְרָא”, “and cry out, ’Unclean, unclean!’”
Rabbi Yitzchak and Rabbi Yossei were walking from Tiberia to Lod. Rabbi Yitzchak said Balaam was wicked and all his actions were from the impure side. We learn that all kinds of magic and witchcraft in the world come from the primordial Snake. He is the force of impurity in the world and all witchcraft are called after his name. Because of that those who follow witchcraft become impure.
Snake is ‘נחש’ in Hebrew and witchcraft is ‘נחשים’. Those who ‘play’ with witchcraft connects to the ‘Snake’ and its impurity and wickedness.