the kabbalah is an ancient mystical tradition within judaism, offering insights and inspiration that can be valuable to people of all faiths. since its beginnings in the third century of the present era, the kabbalah has continued to evolve, collecting wisdom, symbols, and lore which, when combined, offer an explanation of the divine presence and the relationship between human beings and divinity. this beautifully illustrated volume helps readers understand and use the kabbalah's beneficial images, rites, and lore for their personal earthly and spiritual fulfillment. explained and supplemented with full-color illustrations are the sefirot, or tree of life symbol, the 22 paths of the sefirot and how they relate to our states of consciousness, and much more. this inspiring volume also suggests practical ways in which we can use the kabbalah to help restructure our perceptions, achieve a positive outlook on life, direct our creativity, and focus our intentions in the course of everyday living. more than 300 beautiful illustrations. .