Kabbalah is a philosophy and tradition originating in ancient Judaism, long before the beginnings of Christianity and the orthodox churches. It is an important western source of Universal wisdom and principles based upon age-old knowledge originating from intelligences of the inner spheres of life and reality.
Kabbalah can be highly complex, but at its most basic level it represents the wisdom to realise the Divine within. The Kabbalah sometimes refers to the “inner dimensions of reality”, which are in fact exactly the same as the “inner dimensions of reality”. When viewed from a Universal perspective, the physical world of matter with its lowest vibrations and highest density is the outermost aspect of the Universe, analogous to an “outer skin”, an “epidermis”, and God is the innermost, at the centre of all creation existing at the very highest vibration and lowest density of all. Divine Energy radiate outwards pervading the whole Universe.
Kabbalah most importantly teaches that in order to move inwards closer towards God, The Source, it is first necessary to understand the stages and nature of the continuum of creation of Universal reality. This commences with an understanding of how all creation originally occurred, and continues to take place within the “Eternal Now” of the infinite mental Universe of Consciousness, Consciousness and vibration, of which we are all integral aspects.
In the beginning there was only “The Source”, God, the “Eternal Now” existing beyond all space and time. The book of “Genesis I” symbolically and mystically chronicles the creation and formation of the Universe in the beginning, a process which is also documented in another related holy text known as the “Sephir Yetzirah”, the “Book of Formation”. This whole process of creation was symbolically put into motion by those well-known words “let there be light”, “fiat lux”.
It should be mentioned that when ancient texts refer to “The Word”, “in the beginning was The Word, and the word was with God, and the word was God”, this does not mean a spoken word as commonly understood by people by way of communicating by word of mouth. “The Word” is actually a conscious act of creation on the part of God, involving the issuing forth of vibrations in the form of colour, sound and other Divine manifestations of vibration, most of which are beyond the comprehension of humans living in the physical world, and resulting in highly complex Energy patterns forming the basis of all creation.
The entire continuum of the Universe is vibration and therefore Energy. Nothing exists outside of Energy. Creation is an ongoing and infinite process, always involving vibration, Energy, the very fabric of the entire Universe. The Source, God is pure Energy, often known as “Spirit”, and everything in the Universe. “The All” is therefore ultimately pure Energy, existing as an aspect of, and emanation from within the infinite Mind of The All, The Source, of God.
Judaism originated with Abraham who devoted his entire life to realising God within himself. During the course of his life many secrets of creation were made known to him by the intelligences of the inner spheres of reality, and therefore ultimately from God. The very first and most important work of the Kabbalah, the Sephir Yetzirah, the Book of Formation, is attributed to Adam himself.
The basis of the philosophy of Kabbalah, the method in which it teaches its Divine wisdom, is to describe and explain symbolically the 32 paths of wisdom, all of which are symbolic aspects of the ultimate act of creation. These 32 paths are based around an important symbolic structure known as “The Tree of Life”, which directly represents all of the inner spheres of reality from the Astral worlds to The Source, The First Cause, God, from where all creation commenced and continues.