The Path of Kabbalah: Revealing the Hidden Wisdom

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Kabbalists state that there is no reality at all, but something called His Essence, the Upper Force, and this is what we perceive as our world. As uncanny as it sounds, this notion hides in its wings the very prospect of freedom, for every person, for every nation, and for the entire world. The structure and the perception of reality are the surface of this book. But the story of humanity, or more accurately, of the human soul, is the undercurrent that drives the reader forward in this book. It is about you, ...

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Overview

Kabbalists state that there is no reality at all, but something called His Essence, the Upper Force, and this is what we perceive as our world. As uncanny as it sounds, this notion hides in its wings the very prospect of freedom, for every person, for every nation, and for the entire world. The structure and the perception of reality are the surface of this book. But the story of humanity, or more accurately, of the human soul, is the undercurrent that drives the reader forward in this book. It is about you, about me, about all of us. This book is about the way we were, the way we are, the way we will be, and most importantly, it is about the best way to get there. In this neatly structured composition, every part speaks of a different aspect of Kabbalah.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780973231595
  • Publisher: Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Laitman, PhD, is a professor of Ontology, a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah, and an MSc in medical Bio-cybernetics. He is founder and president of Bnei Baruch and Ashlag Research Institute (ARI), two Israel based international educational organizations with branches all over North America and Canada, Central and South America, as well as Eastern and Western Europe. On his website, kab.info, he teaches free, live daily lessons on Kabbalah and spirituality to an audience of approximately two million people worldwide, simultaneously broadcast and translated into eight languages: English, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, French, Turkish, and German. Prof. Laitman also presents regularly on Channel 66, which is distributed by Israel's Satellite TV provider, YES.
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Table of Contents

1 The Beginning 2 The Great Illusion 3 Between Creator and Creature 4 The Evolution of the Soul 5 The Awakening of the “Point in the Heart” 6 Kabbalah as a Means of Attaining Spirituality 7 Landmarks 8 From Above to Below 9 Cause and Consequence 10 What Exists Between This World and the Next? 11 Faith Above Reason 12 Freedom of Choice -- To Operate Above Nature 13 Questions and Answers 14 Phases of Spiritual Evolution 15 The Purpose of Creation 16 Persistence 17 The Recognition of Evil 18 The Attributes of the Light 19 Building an Inner Attitude 20 Discovering Spiritual Properties 21 Correcting Our Desires 22 The Right Way to Advance 23 Spiritual Reward 24 The Sensation of the Light 25 Linking the Worlds 26 The Body at the End of Correction 27 Questions and Answers 28 The Structure of the Upper Worlds 29 Altruism 30 What Does Kabbalah Deal With? 31 The Structure of the Upper Worlds 32 Fundamentals 33 The Four Phases in the Evolution of the Vessel 34 The First Restriction -- Screen -- Partzuf 35 Expansion and Withdrawal of Light 36 Entrance and Exit of Lights in the Partzuf 37 The Birth of the Partzufim 38 Reality in General 39 Nekudot DeSAG 40 The Second Restriction 41 The World of Nekudim 42 The Division of Rosh DeSAG to Five Phases 43 The Birth of a Partzuf from the Upper One 44 The World of Correction 45 The World of Atzilut 46 The Worlds of BYA 47 The First Man 48 The Rising of the Worlds 49 The Formation of the Worlds of ABYA 50 The Birth and the Breaking of Adam ha Rishon 51 Basic Terms 52 Questions and Answers 53 Proper Study 54 About the Study 55 The Beginning of a Kabbalist’s Way 56 From a Kabbalist’s Notebook 57 Questions and Answers 58 Religion, Prejudice and Kabbalah 59 Religion or Science? 60 Kabbalah in our Lives 61 Uprooting Prejudice 62 Questions and Answers 63 Genesis 64 The Seven Days of Creation 65 Abraham the Patriarch 66 The Inner Meaning 67 Prayer 68 The Meaning of the Jewish Holidays 69 The Reception of Light on Holidays 70 A Holiday as a Means for Correction 71 Talk 72 Questions & Answers
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  • Posted November 18, 2010

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    Are you up to the challenge?

    I found this book generated a real variety of emotions as I read it. I ranged through being inspired, frustrated, encouraged, connected, disconnected, passionate, confused, etc. Most of the time I was in agreement with what I was reading and occasionally I was in complete disagreement. Ultimately I was intrigued, fascinated and left wanting even more. This book truly challenged me to become a better person.

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  • Posted February 8, 2010

    Got Kabbalah?

    E=mc2. It's a simple equation yet its implications could, and do, fill volumes. Kabbalah is the the revelation of His Godliness to his creatures. Simple. But reading all the books dealing with authentic Kabbalah, much less the books by authors who don't know what they're talking about, would be a daunting task indeed.
    Michael Laitman comes to our rescue with his book, The Path of Kabbalah. In this book he manages to explain the what, why and how of a very complex subject and present it in a digestible form. It appeals to both the beginner and the experienced student of kabbalah.

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

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    The structure of reality

    The Path to Kabbalah, by Dr. Michael Laitman, teaches us the authentic Kabbalist view of the true structure of reality and how and why we have come to perceive it as we do. It teaches us about the human soul, past present and future and explains the interconnectedness of all souls and existence itself. More inspiring than merely informative, this book is for all students of Kabbalah to read over and over again. I would not recommend this as a first read on this subject, but it is a must read once you begin to go down the Path of Kabbalah.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

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    Real freedom is available for individuals

    When I started reading The Path of Kabbalah I soon realized this is a book that teaches that real freedom is available for individuals, nations and the world. This wisdom contains the structure of reality and our perception of reality as the basis of the path of Kabbalah. The Path of Kabbalah is a wonderful book of instruction on changing our perceptions in order to awaken to the actual realities and freedom that can be ours in this lifetime.

    Detailing our past, present and future and the world view that determines how we see things, and how our perception decides our reactions, feelings and reality as well as the importance of changing our perception in order to change our reality.

    I found the question and answer section in parts one through seven particularly helpful in expanding on and clarifying passages in each chapter. Answers to such as: What is life for? Can we influence the events of our lives? and How do our thoughts affect our environment?

    The chapter on Genesis, the seven days of Creation, presents authentic Kabbalistic wisdom on the reality of Torah. This is a clear demonstration of how a changed perception can enhance reality. Concluding with the story of Abraham and how his experiences relate as much to his own existence in ancient times as well as each and every one of us today.

    The Path of Kabbalah written by Rav Michael Laitman PhD leaves nothing to be desired if you are searching for a book that will take you from Chapter One: The Beginning, through Proper Study to The Inner Meaning of the wisdom of Kabbalah and a new way to live and understand your life.

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