The Knowledge of G-d – Table of Contents

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This book is an excellent introduction to the entire system of Kabbalah, in a way of comprehension and understanding.  Part one explains the Kabbalistic System of the Chaining Down of the Worlds – known as the Seder Hishtalshelut. This knowledge is the foundation of all Kabbalistic thought, and gives great insight into the nature of our existence, and into G-d.  The second part is an introduction to the Kabbalistic method of contemplation and meditation, known as Hitbonenut.  Part three explains how the various levels of one’s soul become revealed through Hitbonenut meditation. (145 pages)

Part One:  Seder Hishtalshelut – The Chaining Down of the Worlds

  1. The Soul of Man
  2. The Soul of Creation
  3. The Source of All Existence
  4. The Inner Self of Man
  5. Heyulie & Ko’ach – Ability & Potential
  6. The Singular Essence of the Soul
  7. A Highlight in the Singularity
  8. The Estimation Within Himself
  9. The Essential Light of the Soul
  10. Ohr Ein Sof – The Infinite Light
  11. Yachid – Singular
  12. Echad – One
  13. Kadmon – The Primordial
  14. The Need for Restraint & Concentration
  15. Tzimtzum – Restraint
  16. The Point and Impression
  17. Reshimu – Impression
  18. Kav V’Chut – The Line & Thread
  19. Kav HaMidah – The Measuring Line
  20. The Three Abilities
  21. HaGadol, HaGibor, V’HaNorah  – The Great, The Mighty, and The Awesome
  22. The Ten Sefirot
  23. The Three Upper Sefirot (Mochin – Brains)
  24. The Seven Lower Sefirot(Midot – Emotions)
  25. The Realm of Desire
  26. The Primal Desire
  27. Ratzon HaKadoom – The Primal Desire
  28. The Sefirot of Igullim – Circles
  29. The Sefirot of Yosher – Upright
  30. Adam Kadmon – Primal Man (Ratzon L’Ratzon)
  31. Malchut and Keter
  32. Keter of Atzilut, Atik Yomin & Arich Anpin (Pleasure & Desire)
  33. The Enclothement of Atik in Arich
  34. Binah – Comprehension
  35. Hitbonenut – Contemplation & Analysis
  36. Da’at – Concentration
  37. Abba & Imma (Father & Mother)
  38. The World of Tohu – Chaos
  39. The World of Tikkun – Rectification
  40. The Worlds of Akudim, Nekudim, & Brudim
  41. The Three Lines of the Sefirot of Yosher
  42. The Inner Keter of Atzilut
  43. Inclusion & Subdivision
  44. The Enclothement of Arich Anpin into Abba & Imma (From Desire to Thought)
  45. The Thirteen Attributes of Mercy
  46. Influence from the Two Mazalot – Notzer & V’Nakeh
  47. The “Arms” of Arich Anpin become Enclothed in Abba & Imma
  48. Intellect Influenced by Netzach, Hod & Yesod of Arich Anpin
  49. The Three Levels of the Intellect of Abba & Imma
  50. ChaBa”D of Abba & Imma
  51. ChaGa”T of Abba & Imma
  52. NeHi”Y of Abba & Imma
  53. The Unification of NeHi”Y of Abba & Imma
  54. Orot V’Kelim – Lights & Vessels
  55. The Names
  56. The Function of the Vessels
  57. The Power to Limit & Actual Limitation
  58. Spiritual Form & Physical Form
  59. The Thickening of the Lights
  60. The Source of the Vessels
  61. The Inclusion of Opposites in the Vessels
  62. The Body of the King
  63. Zeir Anpin – The Emotions
  64. The Thirty Two Pathways
  65. The Unity of Zeir Anpin to the Self
  66. The Birth of the Emotions
  67. The Maturation of Zeir Anpin
  68. Yisrael – The Internality of the Emotions
  69. Yaakov – The Externality of the Emotions
  70. Yosef – Yesod of Zeir Anpin
  71. The Voice of Yaakov
  72. Leah & Rachel – Thought & Speech
  73. The Unifications of Zeir Anpin
  74. The Source of the Letters
  75. Vessels & Clothing
  76. Souls Taken from the Clothing
  77. The Two Types of Thought
  78. Analytical & Comprehensive Thought
  79. Action of Thought
  80. Speech of Thought
  81. Thought of Thought
  82. The Dividing & Combining of the Letters
  83. That Which is Higher Up, Comes Lower Down
  84. Thought, Speech & Action of Thought, In the Essence
  85. Thought, Speech & Action of Thought
  86. Machshevet Sechel – Intellectual Thought (Malchut of Tvunah)
  87. Speaking & Saying – Dibur & Amirah
  88. The Closed Mem & The Open Mem
  89. The Name Elokim
  90. The Firmament on the Heads of the Chayot
  91. The Garment Called “the Chashmal
  92. Shvirat HaKelim – The Shattering of the Vessels
  93. The Cloak of Leather
  94. The Cloak of Light
  95. The Sleep of Zeir Anpin
  96. The Eight Kings of Tohu
  97. Moshiach Ben Yosef – Messiah the Son of Josef
  98. The Source of Nogah
  99. Summery of the Shattering & Rectification
  100. Malchut of Atzilut
  101. The Tenth
  102. Achor B’Achor – Back to Back
  103. Panim B’Achor – Face to Back & Achor B’Panim – Back to Face
  104. Panim B’Panim – Face to Face
  105. A Point Under Yesod
  106. Malchut
  107. Keter Malchut – The Desire for Kingship
  108. The Sefirot of Malchut
  109. Thought, Speech & Action of Speech
  110. The Divisions & Combinations of the Letters of Speech
  111. Abba Yasad Barta – The Father Founded the Daughter
  112. The Combinations of the Six Days of Creation
  113. Briyah, Yetzirah & Asiyah in General
  114. The Masach – The Screen, Between Atzilut & Briyah
  115. The Source of the Masach
  116. The Expansions of the Holy Name
  117. The Lower Unity
  118. The World of Briyah – Creation
  119. The World of Yetzirah – Formation
  120. The World of Asiyah – Action
  121. Everything That G-d Desired He Did
  122. Hechalot U’Malachim – The Chambers & Angels
  123. Kelipat Nogah – The Intermediary Shell
  124. Olam HaShafel – The Lowly World

Part Two: Contemplation & Meditation

  1. What is Contemplation – Hitbonenut
  2. Girsah – Surface Study
  3. Length, Width & Depth
  4. Height
  5. Chochmah, Binah & Da’at
  6. The Depth of a Concept
  7. Iyun – Deep Analysis (Hitbonenut)
  8. Da’at – Concentration
  9. “Meditation”
  10. Chochmah – Wisdom
  11. “Be Understanding with Wisdom, and Wise in Understanding”
  12. Binah & Tvunah (Comprehension & Application)
  13. Love & Fear of G-d
  14. The Effects of Hitbonenut
  15. The Purpose of Hitbonenut

 

 

 

 

Part Three: Divine Inspiration

 

  1. Divine Inspiration
  2. Bodies without Souls
  3. False Excitement of the Emotions
  4. Divine Excitement or Alien Service
  5. Proper and Improper Approach to the Toil of Hitbonenut
  6. Level One: “Cold Thought”
  7. Level Two: “A Good Thought”
  8. Level Three: Natural Love & Fear
  9. Level Four: Intellectual Love & Fear
  10. Level Five: Pure Desire
  11. The Five Levels of the Natural Soul
  12. The Difference Between the Divine & Animal Souls
  13. The Three General Levels of Comprehension
  14. The Three General Levels of Excitement
  15. The Lowest Level of the Divine Soul
  16. The Five Levels of the Divine Soul                                         

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