At the dawning
of Creation, the knowledge of the Cosmic spiritual forces was believed known
to the first person, that being Adam.
The first Hebrew to spread the mystical teachings of the Kabbalah to his
twelve children, the tribes of Israel, was Abraham.
Eastern mysticism grew from these teachings and focused on the higher
insights induced by altered states. The purpose of
Kabbalah is to master the process of conscious and deliberate thinking,
speaking and acting here on the earthly plane.
Parallel to the higher, angelic realms, the basic teachings of Kabbalah
contain insights and practical applications
that can be accessed by all. By meditating on the shapes and sounds of
Hebrew letters one may engage the
force of breath and the Divine Presence. In doing so Kabbalah helps
individuals explore the essence of
personality and awareness in an endeavor to encounter the true self.
Practical Kabbalah, Rabbi Laibl Wolf, Australia