In early times Kabbalah was divided into two parts, the Work of the Chariot and the Work of Creation.
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PATH of INITIATION
“God’s place is the World, but the World is not God’s place”. In this Kabbalistic saying is the clear statement that while God is present in Existence, God is quite separate from it. This mystery of Immanence and Transcendence is where God and the World meet in intimate and mutual knowledge. Such a miracle forms the basis of the Kabbalistic view of the Universe and its interpretation of the Scriptures.
In early times Kabbalah was divided into two parts, the Work of the Chariot and the Work of Creation. The former, whose subject is man, is concerned with human nature and the methods of penetration into the deepest and highest level of man’s interior universe. The latter is the study of the exterior cosmos of the four Worlds, their origins, construction and function in relation to man and God. This is the subject we will be tackling first in our Path of Initiation into Cosmology.
The key to this Kabbalistic scheme is, as it has always been, the Sefirotic Tree. This diagram of all things Called Forth, Created, Formed and Made is the objective image of the Manifest Universe at every level. With its aid, the present outline is an attempt to portray a general picture of the World based on ancient and modern findings. Its language is of our time and its depth is the limit of my comprehension of what I have been taught.
Man’s place is the World. As the image of God, man has the greatest possibility of realizing the Immanence present in the Universe. The World provides the conditions for man’s work towards perfection, and in return man aids the World towards its completion, so that that which has been separated reunites. In this mutual knowledge, the Immanent and the Transcendent meet in the place of God.
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