Kabbalah seeks to define the nature of the universe and the human being, the nature and purpose of existence, and various other questions relating to the nature of being. It also presents methods to aid understanding of these concepts and thereby attain spiritual realisation. The Kabbalah Diploma Course guides you on your first steps on the road to higher wisdom.
Beginning with an introduction to the subject, the Kabbalah Diploma Course explains why we should study Kabbalah, the different forms it takes, and its main concepts.
Building on this foundation you’ll go on to learn the origins of Kabbalah, from both traditional and historical accounts, and explore the work of some of the most famous Kabbalists. You’ll look at important Kabbalistic texts, starting with the Torah, and moving on to the Zohar, Sefer Yetzirah, Sefer ha-Bahir, Sefer ha-Temunah, Sefer Raziel, and finishing with the Sefer HaRazim.
You’ll examine a number of Kabbalistic concepts, including the concept of Ein Sof and creation, and the process of Creation and its aftermath, Adam Kadmon (the primordial man), and the palaces within the Four Worlds. The Kabbalah Diploma Course details the concept of the Tree of Life and explains the sequence of the sefirot, the 32 Paths of Wisdom and the meanings of each sefirot. You’ll also explore the Tree of Death, the counterpart to the Tree of Life, the concepts of reincarnation, the soul’s journey in relation to Kabbalistic thought, and heaven and hell.
You’ll learn about gematria, a form of numerology used within Kabbalah. Also covered are the 72 names of God and the angels derived from these names, the orders of angels and the relationships between the archangels and the sefirot, along with a brief discussion on demons and an outline of some of the major demons.
Following the Kabbalah Diploma Course, you’ll discover astrology and how it relates to Kabbalah, especially the relationships between the planets and the sefirot. You’ll also learn how you can understand tarot cards through Kabbalah, as the course explains the Four Worlds, the Minor Arcana and the sefirot, the Major Arcana and the paths of the Tree of Life, and the meanings of number and symbolism on the cards, from the Kabbalistic point of view.