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History and Significance of Kabbalah

Kabbalah, originating from Jewish mystical traditions, is a complex and intricate system of esoteric thought and practice. It emerged in the 12th century in Provence, France, and rapidly developed in 13th century Spain. Kabbalah seeks to explain the relationship between the unchanging, eternal divine (Ein Sof) and the mortal, finite universe. It has deeply influenced Jewish religious thought and has also found a place in Christian and Hermetic traditions.

Central to Kabbalah is the concept of the Tree of Life, a diagrammatic representation of the process through which the Universe came into being and operates. Kabbalistic teachings explore the nature of God, the structure of the universe, the journey of the soul, and the role of human beings within this cosmic framework.

Aspects of Kabbalah

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