How to Learn Kabbalah- Step 1

By Robert Zucker

There are so many ways to study the Kabbalah.

If you want to study Kabbalah, but don't know here to start, or if you already have a good understanding and want to reaffirm your knowledge, explore these pages from my experiences.

Much of this material was first developed decades ago while take college credits for independent study. Instead of publishing it in a book, I am posting it online for others to learn.

Robert Zucker's "Spirit of Kabbalah (Qabalah)" copyright 1976 emol.orgWith the Internet, aspiring Kabbalists now have online access to knowledge once unavailable to the general public.

Those ancient, magical manuscripts are now freely available.

Web sites, forums and networking make it possible to learn about the Kabbalah online from others around the world.

While people have studied the Kabbalah for centuries, the Kabbalah itself has changed.

In today's society, the more popular American Kabbalah is in English, not the original Hebrew. The principles are relative to a different culture and time. Many of the mystical meanings are converted, convoluted or lost.

The Study of Kabbalah: Develop your own Qabalistic path

Much of the truth of the Kabbalah has been preserved over the centuries. Yet, the true meanings are disguised in ancient rhymes and puzzles. Some of that "truth" is also still debatable (see the study on the golem, for example).

But, there are those who learned, or figured out, the meanings to those unintelligible words, phrases and symbols. That was done through an intense study of Kabbalah in theory and practice.

There is no one single school of Kabbalah. There are many different aspects of the Jewish study of Kabbalah.

Not all the answers are posted online or printed in a book either. Anyone with the right intensions, and some of the keys to the true understanding, will be able to figure out those missing elements.

The Practice of Kabbalah: Explore the paths, but mark your own

Of course, it takes a lot of studying Qabalah and the Tree of Life to become proficient.

Beyond the study the magical symbols and the deeper, esoteric meanings described by major Qabalists, you must explore on your own.

What you gain will be different from others. But there will be similarities. Famous authors like Gershom Scholem, Aryeh Kaplan, Israel Regardie, Aleister Crowley and Francis Bardon describe their own visions of the Kabbalah message. All of their writings are based on similar principles. They tend to agree while they disagree.

We are fortunate at our time in history to have access to some of the greatest collection of ancient manuscripts still in existence. At no other time has so much knowledge been available in print and distributed to the masses. Much of this information had been guarded in secret for centuries.

Now, anyone can find it in most used bookstores and online. Some books are even free.

One of the best overall books that describe the foundations of Kabbalah is On the Kabbalah and its SymbolismKabbalah by Gershom Scholem. Any book by Scholem deserves a deep reading. Another excellent book by Scholem is On the Kabbalah and its Symbolism (Mysticism & Kabbalah)KabbalahAuthor: Gershom Scholem.

This section of my web site (EMOL.org) is dedicated to the true study of Kabalah and the search for a truer understanding. New pages are added often to expand topics and content, so keep checking back to the index on this home page.

Next: The Basics about Kabbalah

Qabalistic Study Texts

Tree of Life"Sefer Yetzirah" The Book of Creation (or Formation)

"Sefer Raziel" The Book of Secrets from the Angel Raziel (Retziel)

"Chayye Olam Ha Ba" The Book of Life Hereafter from Abraham Abulafia

Dreams and the Astral

Kabbalah Resources and Links

Using Mystical Letters

What is the Soul?

Purchase Kabbalah items: bracelet, posters, books, DVDs, CDs.

Outside Links to Kabbalah:

  • Walking Kabbalah Devorah's The Walking Kabbalah Blog, a collection of notes and understandings from studying with Kabbalist Samuel Avita.

Next: Introduction to the Qabalah

Kabbalah Books on Amazon

These are some of the most popular books on Kabbalah from Amazon.com. They are selected because they are easy to read and easy to understand. See more books recommended on Kabbalah.

By Robert Haralick

This book-length meditation on the Hebrew alphabet offers profound insights into many important ideas found in Jewish thought. From time immemorial, the Hebrew alphabet has been considered to be more than a collection of individual letters. Indeed, the essence of each letter of the Hebrew alphabet can be seen as a fundamental building block of the world. Jewish scholars throughout the ages have meditated on these letters, deriving spiritual inspiration in the process. In The Inner Meaning of the Hebrew Letters, Robert M. Haralick looks closely at each of the Hebrew characters, helping us to gain insight from this remarkable tradition.

Torah Codes: A Glimpse into the InfiniteKabbalah

By Robert Haralick

A book about Jewish spirituality, Torah Code Table Analysis. It also has detailed information about the equidistant letter skip code analysis of the Bible. Discussion of the Torah Code Controversy. Refutation of the Bible code critics. Articles about World Trade Center terror attack, Spanish terror attack, Breslan terror attack in code findings. Torah Commentary about end of days & Messiah.

Kabbalah Manuscripts

Robert ZuckerKabbalah's Secret Circles


"Living Inside Your Dreams"

Robert Zucker is an author, print and Internet publisher and former college instructor in journalism.

New books on Kabbalah

After studying the Kabalah and the occult for more than 40 years, I'm writing aseveral books on the ancient Qabalah, Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Creation), Sefer Raziel (The Book of Secrets) and dream awareness (astral projection). If you are interested in copies, they will be available on Amazon.com. Email me if you want to be informed when the books are published at [email protected].

Kabbalah BardonSelling Part of My Occult & Kabbalah Library

To downside my collection of thousands of some hard-to-find, rare, out of print and great condition books, copies are for sale on Amazon.com. These books date from the 1980s and earlier- usually in hard cover or early editions. Browse a selection of my available library on Qabalah, parapsychology, Hermetics and other occult topics. New books constantly added. Visit and purchase on Amazon: Robert Zucker Collection on AmazonRobert Zucker.


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Updated: 11/1/2015
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