The Palace of Adam Kadmon
Chayyim Vital was Rabbi Luria’s primary student. Rabbi Luria did not write down his teachings and did not want them shared with anyone other than the inner circle of Kabbalah students that he taught. Rabbi Vital wrote down his understanding of Rabbi Luria’s teachings and published his notes in seven volumes called Etz Chaim (Tree of Life). The Palace of Adam Kadmon is the first volume, and the only volume, to date, to be translated into English.
Etz Chaim is authentic, kosher THEORETICAL (Philosophical) Kabbalah.
Many books have been written ABOUT Lurianic Kabbalah, but The Palace of Adam Kadmon sets forth Rabbi Luria basic teachings, which are preferred by the majority of Kabbalah students today. The popularity of The Tree of Life is second only to the Zohar.
A Look At Kabbalah is a page-by-page study of the first half of THE TREE OF LIFE, The Palace of Adam Kadmon, Chayyim Vital’s Introduction to the Kabbalah of Isaac Luria, Translated by Donald Wilder Menzi and Zwe Padeh (Jason Aaronson, Inc, Northvale, NJ 1999), woven together with the Doctrine of Christ, the esoteric understanding of the Torah and the New Testament.
A Look At Kabbalah was taught in 34 distinct Lectures. Each Lecture averages four hours, and includes illustrations of the spiritual principles taught. All 34 Lectures have been transcribed, and may be read free of charge on the CCK Website. All of the illustrations may also be viewed free of charge on the CCK Website.
Kabbalah Study is a page by page study of the work of an unknown rabbi. Kabbalah Study was taught in 26 distinct Lectures, and includes illustrations of the spiritual principles taught. All 26 Lectures have been transcribed and may be read free of charge on the CCK Website. All of the illustrations may also be viewed free of charge on the CCK Website.
Kabbalah Study was launched 14 months after the last Lecture of A Look at Kabbalah, and reflects the increased understanding and spiritual maturity of Pastor Vitale, who is, herself, a student of Kabbalah.