Marcus Katz

Kabbalah Course

Each unit of the course is designed to be studied over a month, with a total of twelve units taking a year to study in total.

Each unit comprises a Reading Paper, a Revision Sheet, Exercises, and a Booklist. Selected units contain supplementary material including tables, illustrations, diagrams and further revision material.

Available now for only $48.00 for an entire year’s course in Kabbalah! Includes 50 PDF modules, delivered by email monthly.

1. The History and Tradition of the Kabbalah
Our first session gives you an overview of the history and tradition of the Kabbalah with specific reference to its development through the medieval and renaissance periods. Its influence and integration via Christian mysticism into the western mystery schools is also pointed out. These developments are covered in detail in the reading material, taken from the work, “The Magician’s Kabbalah.” The accompanying exercises for this first session encourage you to be able to draw the Tree of Life, the central glyph of Kabbalah, and begin to perceive the patterns around you. This ability to change perception and observe underlying structure is essential to all later exercises in the course.

2. The Four Worlds The second session of the course moves onto a fundamental idea in Kabbalah, that of the Four Worlds. Although this is often neglected or deemed complicated in many texts, here it is simplified and presented as a practical tool for observing the world. This builds on the first exercises and gives you an advanced Kabbalistic model in a comprehensible and usable format. You are given an exercise and supplementary examples of how the Four Worlds model can be utilised in your everyday life and business. The formula of Paradise is also given, which is discussed in more detail later in the course.

3. The structure of the Tree of Life Session Three moves onto examining some core building blocks of Kabbalah, namely the Hebrew letters, and their relationship to the Tarot cards. In order to examine these ideas, you are presented with a means of analysing the names of the Sephiroth and discovering hidden meaning by using the symbols of the Tarot cards. The idea of the Tree as a fractal system is introduced to you with regard to the metaphor of the Orchard.

4. The Processes of the Tree of Life We now come to look at the processes within the Tree of Life, using the Minor Arcana of the Tarot to illustrate the activity of the Tree through the Sephiroth. The Court Cards of the Tarot are examined in the light of Elemental attributions to gain a fundamental understanding of the character types and energies depicted by these cards.

5. Concepts of Kabbalah This session deepens our appreciation of the scope of the Kabbalah by summarising some of the key terminology and concepts of the tradition; Tzimtzum, Teshuvah, Tikkun, and Kavanah. Further consideration is given to the process of the the Sephiroth by breaking down a creative act through the stages of the Sephiroth. The model of Qesheth, the Rainbow is also summarised, which gives you a means of analysing everyday experience to judge where imbalances or missing parts may be causing problems, and hence suggest practical solutions.

6. Concepts of Kabbalah One specific concept of Kabbalah, Mishna, is analysed in detail for this Session. In Kabbalah this refers to “repetition,” and here we see its application to a number of forms of meditation. We use a technique of analysis by Tarot cards through the letters, learnt in an earlier session, to uncover the techniques underpinning Mishna. This session also provides you an opportunity to review learning to date by performing Mishna.

7. Tarot on the Tree In Session Seven we begin to look deeper into the Tree by returning to the Tarot. We examine the difference between spreads and layouts, and use a specific layout to uncover hidden patterns in the major Arcana. The three cards attributed to the paths connecting horizontally across the Tree of Life are examined in more detail. The work done prior to this in learning to recognise underlying patterns and emergent properties, combined with the techniques of using attributions and correspondences will allow you to begin to discover your own meanings.

8. Interpreting the World, The Letters, and Stories Session Eight returns to the Hebrew letters and we take further examples of using the letters for interpretation. We take a diversion into popular culture and look at a couple of films to introduce again the formula of Paradise and some specific Gnostic concepts. We look at the Four Worlds as modelling the path between Learning and Understanding.

9. Kabbalah : Unity and Multiplicity In this important Session the concept of holographic structure is introduced with examples, which is also fundamental to many of the ideas explored in the Magician’s Kabbalah. Once that has been appreciated, we begin to look at the attributions of Gods and Goddesses to the Tree, bearing in mind the Golden Dawn injunction not to “confuse the hierarchies.” You are asked to use your prior learning to explore the manner in which a chosen correspondence of Deity to Sephirah illuminates both.

10. Kabbalah : Magical Formulae Following on from the previous session in which we looked at Gods and Goddesses, we now come to explore advanced practical magic in the manner of magical formulae. We begin by examining INRI and LVX and you are given pointers by which to create your own magickal formulae, for example, the formula of Amen.

11. The Tree in Everything; Everything in the Tree In this synthesis of previous sessions, we start to look at being able to see the Tree in daily life to illuminate the mystical in the mundane. As it is written, “the light shineth in the darkness, but the darkness comprehendeth it not.”

12. The Hebrew Letters and an Introduction to the Soul To conclude this one-year introductory course, we look at the development of alphabets generally, and then a specific technique for using the Hebrew letters by analysis of their full spelling with Tarot attributions. We finish by a brief introduction to the Soul as seen in Kabbalah and a short but powerful meditation to synthesize your learning.

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