By Donald Michael Kraig
There is no Kabalah
Or more accurately, there is no single thing, belief, or system, no single book, technique, philosophy or theology, that is the extent of the Kabalah. Whenever someone says, “according to the Kabalah…” or “the Kabalah says…” they are at best being incomplete and at worst showing their lack of knowledge about the subject.
In fact, there are many Kabalistic traditions. Although they rarely outright disagree with each other, they often focus on completely different things. One of these schools is based on the teachings of the sixteenth-century Kabalist, Isaac Luria. Lurianic Kabalah focuses on the way God created the universe and then on purifying or “fixing” the universe into which evil (in a very broad sense) had entered.