The Qabalah originated as a form of Jewish mysticism. It consists of ten spheres and twenty-two paths (that connect the ten spheres together). Each of the ten spheres has a different name of God and a different aspect of God associated with it. The Qabalah is a system of studying these different aspects of God in an effort to gain a deeper understanding of Him as you work out your salvation. The Qabalah can be traced back to the 1st century A.D., though some claim it was passed down through the oral tradition since the time of Moses.

The Qabalah regained its popularity in the 15th century and was adopted into different Hermetic orders, which still practice the principles of the Qabalah to this day. The word ‘Qabalah’ (Hermetic), also spelt Kabbalah (Jewish), Cabala (Christian), and several other various forms means ‘To Receive.’ It is alleged that Moses received an early form of the Qabalah as a spoken tradition when he received the Torah (the five books of Moses in the Old Testament) on Mount Sinai, along with the Ten Commandments (Exodus 34:29). The Qabalah is also referred to as the Tree of Life. It is used symbolically to represent the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden, which has the ability to give those who eat its fruit eternal life.

Genesis 3:22-23 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: And the Lord God sent him out of the paradise of pleasure, to till the earth from which he was taken.

The Tree of Life is also referenced in Revelations as a reward for those who keep God’s commandments.

Revelations 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

The Qabalah is thought by some to be a map of the different planes of existence. There are four different planes of existence associated with the Qabalah. Atziloot (Spiritual Plane), Briyah (Astral Plane), Yetzirah (Mental Plane), and Ahssiah (Physical Plane). Some Qabalists and magicians believe that these are the four planes of existence utilized to manifest changes in this world. They believe that God created the world using these four planes or phases of existence/creation, and that by emulating God they can effect changes on the earth utilizing the same process.

The idea is that the desired outcome begins as an idea in the Spiritual Plane (Atziloot). The idea then passes through the Astral plane (Briyah), and then through the mental plane (Yetzirah), and is then manifested on the Earth (Physical Plane, Ahssiah). They believe this is the process that God used to create the universe, and that by immitating Him they can affect changes on the earth.

The magician attempts to affect changes of the Astral Plane, which he believes would bring about changes in the physical plane. For example, if the magician were seeking a pay raise, he would place the concept on the Astral Plane (that he is deserving of one), and in theory, the idea would be realized on the Mental plane to bring about changes in the Physical world. The magician would place the idea in the Astral plane, his boss could then realize the idea in the Mental plane (in his mind), and give the magician a raise in the Physical plane. Though simply asking for a raise would be far more direct, and a lot less sneaky.

This study is not intended to teach you how to use the Qabalah in the performance of magic, but was written to be used as a system of studying the different aspects of God as you work out your salvation and seek to purify your soul. The Qabalah can be used as a map, to provide you with direction, and to assist you in your spiritual growth. The Qabalah does not contain any power in itself. It is only a system of studying ten different names and aspects of God, and the attributes associated with them. You can use the Qabalah in the same way a businessman would use a chart to make a difficult subject more understandable when giving a presentation.

The purpose of studying the Qabalah is to embark on the same quest that man has been on since the beginning of time; the Magnum Opus (Great Work), the quest for the Philosopher’s Stone, or the quest for the Holy Grail. It is the Tree of Life that people climb as they work out their own salvations in an effort to obtain eternal life and be accepted into Heaven.

The Philosopher’s Stone is the commonly known pursuit where an alchemist seeks to transform base metal into gold. It is a metaphoric pursuit representing the quest to turn ones soul into gold (purify it), as they are seeking divinity. It is spiritual alchemy. The Quest for the Holy Grail is the quest for eternal life, which can only be achieved by the blood of Christ. All of these quests involve the same underlining principles; the purifying of one’s soul in order to receive the Crown of Life.

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined: and I will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say: Thou art my people: and they shall say: The Lord is my God.

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith (much more precious than gold which is tried by the fire) may be found unto praise and glory and honour at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

Revelations 2:12 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

The Qabalah originated as Jewish mysticism, but it was not complete. It existed in the same state that the Old Testament of the Bible did for thousands of years. Not all of the pieces of the Qabalistic system seemed to fit together without the addition of Jesus Christ into it. In the same way the Old Testament of the Bible existed as a set of rules, laws, and unfulfilled prophecies before Christ. Christ completed the Old Testament by fulfilling those prophecies, and making the laws and principles more understandable. He also provided a means of giving every individual the same opportunity at salvation. The Qabalah is not a complete system without Christ included in it. The Sphere of Tiphareth represents a sacrificed king/god, and without the addition of Jesus Christ into the Qabalah, the system would be severely lacking.

The Qabalah A.D. seeks to complete the Qabalistic system by looking at the Qabalah from a view point Anno Domini, in the year of our Lord. Adding Jesus Christ to the Qabalah makes the Qabalah a complete system that you can use as you pursue the Great Work of purifying your soul and seeking the Crown of Life. Though the first appearance of the Qabalah can be traced back to the 1st century A.D., Jesus Christ was not associated with it until the 15th century A.D., and at that time it was used only by magical sects and the hermetic orders.

The Qabalah A.D. seeks to give the reader the opportunity to utilize the Qabalah for spiritual growth, without the need to swear an allegiance to a secret order or to accept the doctrine of a religious sect. This study consists of the different attributes of God associated with the different areas of the Qabalah, and relevant Bible studies associated with each section of the Qabalah. Commentaries are included with the Bible studies, but the Bible is the sole source of the doctrine.

This website is divided into different sections, each covering either one of the 10 different spheres of the Qabalah, or one of the different paths connecting them. Included with each of the paths connecting the different spheres is an associated tarot card from the 22 Major Arcana of the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck, which contains symbolism relevant to each particular path. The associated tarot cards to each path were added to the Qabalah in the 15th century A.D. by the hermitic orders.

The objective of this study is to combine the efforts of the Jewish Mystics, Hermetic Magicians, and New Testament Christians in order to transform the Qabalah into a complete system that can be used to study the nature of God, the mysteries of the Bible, and the path of salvation. Each section lists the name and attributes of God associated with that particular sphere or the attitbutes associated with that path of the Qabalah.

Once you become familiar with the Qabalah, you will be able to use it as a map for your spiritual growth, to get an idea of what aspect of God you are interested in learning about, or what areas in yourself you need to improve. Reading the Bible studies will help you understand the different aspects of God, and you can apply the information you learn to your own life.

The objective is to study the different attributes of God to see what areas in your own life need improvement in order for you to purify your soul. You have started your quest for the Holy Grail and have begun climbing the Tree of Life. If you are successful in your quest a Crown of Righteousness awaits you.

2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Some Qabalists believe that the 10 spheres of the Qabalah line up with 10 different energy centers in or around the body (as depicted on the next page), similar to the Chakra system in Kundalini Yoga. For example, the sphere of Tiphareth is located over the energy center around the heart. Tiphareth is a sphere that is associated with Jesus. You can take this information and study Bible verses that have to do with Jesus dwelling in your heart (Romans 2:15, Galatians 4:6, or Ephesians 3:17). The image of Tiphareth is of a sacrificed god/king, from there you can study the passages of the Bible that have to do with Christ’s crucifixion (Matthew 27:35), or the sacrificed lamb in the Book of Revelations (Revelations 5:6).

You can apply this principle to any of the spheres. Fore-instance, the sphere of Geburah has to do with judgment, you can study Bible verses that have to do with judgment (Revelations 20:11-15), and then meditate on the information to gain a better understanding of judgment or justice. You can then apply the information to your life and contemplate how you use your own judgment, or you can ponder how God will judge you at your present state of spiritual development.

This study contains Bible studies that will familiarize you with each associated attribute of God listed in the Qabalah, but a detailed study of every aspect of God is out of the range of this study. The objective of studying the Qabalah is to give you a starting point or road map on what areas of spiritual growth you might want to begin with, but it is only the beginning.

Once you are familiar with the Qabalah you can use it as a topical reference tool to help you improve the different areas of your own life. If for example you have trouble controlling your emotions, you can meditate on the sphere of Netzach, seeking victory over your emotions. You can use the Qabalah like a brainstorming chart – to put several different ideas together, and help you see the big picture.

The Qabalah contains different attributes that all humans share. By improving in these different attributes, we can become a more complete people, and more importantly, better servants of God. In the image on the previous page, you can see how the Qabalah lines up with the different areas of the body. If you are lacking in one area of the Qabalah, then the whole body is lacking. You want to improve in any areas that are lacking, so that you will be a complete person.

You can also think of the Qabalah as a tree (The Tree of Life). You want to eat the fruit of the Tree of Life so that you can have eternal life (Genesis 3:22). Think of yourself and the Qabalah as a tree. Are you baring good fruit or bad fruit on this tree? If your tree is not baring good fruit, then you need to water it (study) in the area that is lacking so that you will be producing fruit worthy of eternal life.

Matthew 7:17-20 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

There are three different pillars in the Qabalah. The Middle Pillar is the path in the center of the Qabalah, which includes Malkuth, Yesod, Tiphareth, and Kether. The Middle Pillar (also called the Pillar of Mildness) is where we will begin our study of the Qabalah, and is the first  sections of this study - starting at the bottom and working our way straight to the top. 

The Pillar of to the left of the Middle Pillar is the Pillar of Severity. The Pillar of Severity has to do with Judgment, discipline, and punishment. The pillar to the right of the Middle Pillar is the Pillar of Mercy. The Pillar of Mercy has to do with Love, Devotion, Forgiveness, and Mercy. The Pillar of Mildness contains aspects of the other two pillars, and is associated with the Great Work. The Middle Piller outlines the basic path of salvation. However, it is connected to the other two pillars, because the concepts contained in them are also integral to your salvation. In this study we will study the Middle Pillar, the Pillar of Mercy, the Pillar of Severity, and then the other connecting paths.