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The Kabbalah of the Soul
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Scale of the Soul
Introduction to a New Cosmic Model for Kabbalistic Soul Psychology
The Tradition of Biblical Cosmology
The Conflict between Zoharic and Lurianic Cosmology
A New Model for Kabbalistic Cosmology
The Music of the Spheres
The Seventh World and the Secret Doctrine of the Kabbalah

Chapter 2. The Fourth-World Transformations of Nefesh Consciousness

A Review of the Cosmic Model
The Early History of the Soul
The Structure of the Nefesh Soul
Temptations of a Fallen Culture
The Transformative Moment: A Therapeutic Form of Meditation
The Future Development of the Soul

Chapter 3. The Fifth World of Messianic and Ruach Consciousness

Introduction
Traditional Messianic Chronology
Stages of Ruach Consciousness
Kabbalistic Texts on Meditation
The Structure of the Ruach Soul
The Ruach Soul Model of Transformative Meditation
The First Level of Ruach Power: Creative Thought
The Second Level of Ruach Power: The Master of Synchronicity
The Third Level of Ruach Power: The Master of Transformation
The Fourth Level of Ruach Power: The Master of Creation

Chapter 4. The Sixth World of Transformative Neshamah Consciousness

The Transformative Moment of Neshamah Consciousness
The Patriarchs
The Tzaddikim
The Partzufim

Chapter 5. The Six Paths to Divine Knowledge

The Six Paths to Enlightenment as Grades of the Soul
The Sexual Path of the Bull
The Love Path of the Lion
The Power Path of the Eagle
The Cognitive Path of Man
The Holy Path of Enoch
The Unifying Path of Metatron

Appendix A. The Practice of Transformative Meditation

Appendix B. The Practice of Transformative Prayer


Notes

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Leonora Leet (1929-2004) received her Ph.D. from Yale University and was Professor of English at St. John's University. Her other books on the Kabbalah are The Universal Kabbalah, Renewing the Covenant, and The Secret Doctrine of the Kabbalah.

Reviews

"a daring and innovative exposition of the secret doctrines and practices of traditional Jewish mysticism uniquely applicable to the present." * Elliot R. Wolfson, Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, *
". . . a work of astounding erudition and truly amazing variety and originality that provides an illuminating, new 'guide for the perplexed.'" * Philip Beitchman, Ph. D., author of Alchemy of the Word: Cabala of the Renaissance and The View From *
"Leet's adventurous spirit and erudition--charting new territory for Kabbalistic exploration--deserves an audience of those who take Kabbalah seriously." * Gerald Epstein, M. D., Director, American Institue for Mental Imagery, author of Healing Visualizati *
"Leet's extraordinary and brilliant investigation offers profound insights into the authentic tradition as it discovers its contemporary relevance. 'Hallelu-Yah' !" * Rabbi Itzchak Marmorstein, Educational Director, Mercaz HaRaya Center for Vision *
"Continuing the Zoharic and Lurianic traditions, Leet reclaims the soul of Kabbalah to build an inclusive model of personal transformation." * Jason Shulman, Director, A Society of Souls, a school of Integrated Kabbalistic Healing *
"This scholarly, highly creative kabbalistic model of interpenetrating levels of soul and cosmos offers a new model for transpersonal psychiatry." * Ann Massion, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School *

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