“The Hermetic Qabalah” by Paul A. Clark

"The Hermetic Qabalah" by Paul A. Clark

"There has always existed a system of teaching that has been sourced in the direct, personal experience of seekers dedicated to discovering the meaning of life. These adepts, both men and women of exceptional quality, are known as the "esoteric teachers." Through the ages, they have adopted and codified various means and methods of transmitting this knowledge, thus making their revelations and wisdom available to generations of aspirants. This is, for the present age of seekers, the purpose of this work. These teachings did not originate with the author. He is merely the scribe.

In the West, one of the greatest vehicles for the transmission of this knowledge is the Qabalistic Tree of Life. The word Qabalah means, "tradition" and refers to the Esoteric Tradition. It is generally defined as the secret, mystical, magical, philosophical, and religious doctrines developed by ancient and medieval Jewish scholars as a means to interpret the spiritual teachings of the scriptures. The Hermetic Qabalah is a term used to designate that core system as it has been enriched by Neo-Platonic, Sufi, Hermetic, and Christian Mystical Sources.

Qablah is more than a body of information. It is a method that trains the mind to think practically and relationally. Using this system, aspirants are able to awaken their consciousness and answer the ultimate questions as they relate to nature, God, the Universe, and the soul of man."