Ten Sefirot Class 53 - Vital Transformation

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Ten Sefirot Class 53

February 27, 2019

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Episode Description:

Welcome to today’s class, which delves into the mystical structure of the Ten Sefirot through Rabbi Eliyahu Jian’s profound understanding. We’re exploring the dynamics of circular and linear Sefirot, focusing on the transformation and transmission of divine light. This session, rooted in Kabbalistic teachings, offers a deep dive into the spiritual framework that supports the universe, revealing how spiritual structures like “Partzufim” (configurations) and their interactions influence the flow of spiritual energy. This is an opportunity to gain insights into a complex, esoteric subject in a way that connects with both beginners and advanced students of Kabbalah.

Key Points

  1. Circular vs. Linear Sefirot: The class begins by contrasting the circular Sefirot, which originally had no distinct levels, with the linear Sefirot, which are structured hierarchically.
  2. Impact of the Tzimtzum: The concept of “Tzimtzum” (contraction) is central, explaining how divine light is restructured, creating levels within the Sefirot.
  3. Introduction to Partzufim: Partzufim like Arikh Anpin (Long Face) and Ze’ir Anpin (Small Face) are introduced, explaining their roles in filtering and channeling the divine light.
  4. Windows of Light: The metaphor of windows illustrates how light enters and exits these spiritual structures, emphasizing directional flow and transformation within these spiritual “vessels.”
  5. Connection Between Sefirot: Discussions on the interconnectedness of Sefirot, especially how they influence one another and the significance of their placement and interaction.
  6. Role of the Masach (Screen): The Masach’s function in filtering light is detailed, linking it to the capacity of each Partzuf to receive or transmit light.

Participant Takeaways

  • Deeper Understanding of Kabbalistic Cosmology: Participants will leave with a richer grasp of how the Sefirot operate both as individual entities and as part of a larger, interconnected system.
  • Spiritual Reflection: The class encourages personal reflection on how these metaphysical concepts might mirror processes within one’s own life and spiritual journey.
  • Application of Theory to Practice: Insights gained from the class can be applied to enhance one’s spiritual practice and understanding of Kabbalistic texts and rituals.
  • Community and Discussion: Engaging with others in this class offers a sense of community and shared discovery, which is vital for advancing one’s spiritual studies.
  • Empowerment Through Knowledge: By understanding complex and often opaque spiritual structures, participants are empowered in their personal and communal religious expressions.
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