There are striking similarities between the ideas of the ancient eastern mystic approaches to spiritual enlightenment and those found in the Methodology of Qabalah. The ideas of the Judaic Qabalah, often spelt Kabbala, have generated a significant amount of interest in recent years, but what do we mean by Qabalah?
Qabalah is the WISDOM of Israel and is seen by many as effectively the Yoga of the West. However, are such eastern ideas as transcendental Meditation or yoga less suited to the modern-day frantic western mindset? Do these themes need to be presented in a more visual format? Does Qabalah effectively Bridge the gap between eastern Yoga and' adolescent' western spiritualism?
"The curious symbol system known to us as the Tree of Life is an attempt to reduce to diagrammatic form every force and factor in the manifest universe and the soul of man..."
But what is the Tree of Life? What do we mean by the Sephirah?
How are the ten Sephiroth to be explained comprehensively?
This Book seeks to explore more deeply the fundamental building blocks of the Qabalah. It would, however, be no understatement to suggest that readers of this complex subject should at least be reasonably well-versed and knowledgeable about Eastern philosophy.
Qabalah has themes in common with the ideas of the Indian Chakras and the Tarot, as well as aspects of Egyptian and Greek philosophy. Of course there are many different philosophies across the world, but this book illustrates well the common themes that embrace both east and west.
Dion Fortune (1891-1946), founder of The Society of the Inner Light, was a prolific writer, pioneer psychologist, powerful psychic, thus recognized as one of the most luminous and significant figures of 20th-century esoteric thought. Author of the highly acclaimed Psychic Self-Defense, her novels include The Goat Foot God, The Demon Lover, and The Winged Bull.