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"Qabalah—also seen as Kabbalah or Cabala—is known most primarily as the esoteric doctrine of Judaism. The term’s Hebrew root QBL (Qibel) means literally “to receive.” So, in its simplest of definitions, Qabalah is a spiritual discipline of reception. In essence, it is a system of initiation. And although it is associated primarily with Jewish mysticism, even Rabbi Philip Berg of the well-known Kabbalah Centre refers to it as “the spiritual heritage of all humankind.” 1

The Qabalah contains one of the most profound emblem in all mystery traditions: the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life is a symbol, or symbol composite, which can be viewed as a graph of the unseen universe, both inner and outer. As a diagram, it exhibits every component and ingredient in the soul, tracing each of its disparate parts together so that a reintegration of its parts can be obtained. It integrates psychology, spirituality, and science into a holistic design whose sole purpose is to better understand our cosmic heritage. The Tree of Life seeks to define the ineffable: the nature and purpose of the universe and the individual (which are both one and the same, as well as autonomous)."

This is all taken from my book Shamanic Qabalah. Are there other versions of the Tree of Life in other cultures? I know of Yggdrasil from Norse mythology, but I am interested in uncovering other versions of the Tree of Life. How ancient is this concept/symbol? Let me know your thoughts . . .



1. P. S. Berg, The Essential Zohar: The Source of Kabbalistic Wisdom (New York: Three Rivers Press, 2002), 3.



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