Level 1 The Inner World of the Kabbalist
(L1 InnrWorldof Kabbalah)

Live Kabbalah University

Kabbalistic Foundation Studies

The Inner World of the Kabbalist

Kabbalah's Beginners Course

Course Syllabus

Teacher: Shaul Youdkevitch

Course materials:

Recorded lectures in front of a live audience

PDF Presentations to support the learning experience

Texts & charts, explaining the different topics

I.Session One

A Brief History of Kabbalah, main teachers & books. Kabbalah's great and unknown influence over the history of Judaism and the rest of the world.

Kabbalah as The Wisdom for a Better Life.

II.Session Two

Reality and Illusions, the True World (Olam HaEmet) vs. The False Reality of the bodily senses and mind.

The Language of Branches - The Special Language of the Kabbalists

The Desire and its Fulfillment

Primary Source:

Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag/ The Book of the Giving of the Torah (Sefer Matan Torah)

III.Session Three

How did it all begin? The Creation of the Universe, The Source of all Souls, What is every Soul made of?

The Big Bang Theory vs. Rabbi Isaac Luria’s Tsimtsum Theory.

What is the source of Evil in this world? The real motivation of the soul vs. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Primary Source:

Rabbi Haim Vital/ The Tree of Life

IV.Session Four

Good and Evil, Good Inclination and Evil Inclination: Duality as the Source for the Meaning of Life. Free Will: Logic vs. Faith.

Primary Source:

Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag/Introductions to Kabbalah

V.Session Five

The Tikun (Correction/Karma-Fixing):

How everyday life is a mirror of the journey the soul is taking. Why do bad things happen to Good People? The Rules of Cause and Effect; Reincarnation in Kabbalistic Teachings.

Primary Source:

Rabbi Haim Vital/ The Gate for Reincarnations

Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag/Introductions to Kabbalah

VI.Session Six

Understanding Kabbalistic Symbols, The way they manifest in explaining the Mitsvot, Jewish Law.

The Symbolism of The Four Elements, Colors and the Forces of Nature and how it relates to everyday’s life by the Kabbalist.

Primary Source:

Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag/Zohar HaSulam

Rabbi Haim Vital/The Gate for the Mitsvot

VII.Session Seven

Tools for Life – Achieving Real & Lasting Transformation

The Hebrew Letters as Tools for Magic. Shapes, Sounds as the building blocks of The Creation. The 72 Names of God

The 72 Names of God

Primary Source:

Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag/Commentary on The Tree of Life

Sefer Yetsira (The Book of Formation)

VIII.Session Eight

Basics in Kabbalistic Meditations.

The Name of 42 Letters – The Ana BeKho'ah

Primary Source:

Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag/Commentary on The Tree of Life

Sefer Yetsira (The Book of Formation)

IX.Session Nine

The Tree of Life, Sefirot and Olamot (Worlds).

How is it that God never changes but it looks like He does?

The Cosmology of Good & Evil

The Secret of the Tetragramaton.

Primary Source:

Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag/Commentary on The Tree of Life

Rabbi Haim Vital/ The Tree of Life, Sha'ar HaKavanot (The Gate of Meditations)

The Zohar

Cost: $101.00