The Kabbalists reveal that Rosh Hashanah is a universal window in time that allows us to determine the quantity aspect of our life for the coming year. During this two day period, we can use Kabbalistic tools and meditations to create the year we would like to experience. Join leading Student Support Instructors for this four lesson course as they provide consciousness and practical tools to assist us in planting the best seed possible for the coming year.
by Rav Berg
Exactly what does it take to connect to the energy of the holidays? No one understands the answer to that question better than Kabbalist Rav Berg, who has devoted a lifetime to learning and living the wisdom of Kabbalah. In Days of Power, Rav Berg not only describes the timeless rituals and ceremonies associated with the holidays, he also explains their meaning with a depth, precision, and passion that no other authority has ever achieved. In these pages the holidays come alive, not just as commemorations of historic events, but as dynamic opportunities for change and growth.
Whether you are planning to attend Rosh Hashanah or not, reading the Prayer Book in the weeks prior to the event will strengthen your understanding of the tools and the consciousness required to use them to their maximum capacity.
Each new bit of wisdom that you acquire is also the very substance of spiritual Light itself. Thus, the more you know, the more you will prosper.
Kabbalist Rav Berg explains that the most common misconception people have about a prayer book is that it is meant to be used to offer words of thanks and praise to our Creator. Rav Berg teaches that an omnipotent force of Creation doesn't need thanks or praise! In fact, the prayers and meditations in The Rosh Hashanah Prayer Book are powerful non-physical tools for connecting with the Light.
All the teachings of The Kabbalah Centre are based on the wisdom contained within the Zohar. The Zohar is a set of books - a commentary on biblical and spiritual matters in the form of conversations among spiritual masters. It is written in Aramaic with English translations and was composed more than 2,000 years ago.
But to describe the Zohar only in physical terms is hugely misleading. In truth, the Zohar is nothing less than our most powerful tool for achieving the most important purpose of our lives. It was given to all humanity by the Creator to connect us with the Creator's Light.
Reading and studying from the Zohar is the ideal tool to awaken the powers of the soul and to best prepare ourselves to receive the most Light on Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur.
The recommended portions are:
- Pinchas Volume 15
- Page 9 - 13 (verses 27 - 36)
- Pages 132 - 139 (verses 358 - 375)
- Pages 337 - 339 (verses 881 - 883)
- Emor Volume 12
- Page 67 - 81 (verses 187 - 223)
- Pinchas Volume 20
- Page 26 - 36 (verses 27-36)
- Page 300 - 316 (verses 358 - 375)
- Pinchas Volume 21
- Page 282 - 285 (verses 881-883)
- Emor Volume 16
- Page 220 - 239 (verses 187 - 223)
Rav Isaac Luria, the Ari, is one of the greatest influences on what is taught in The Kabbalah Centre today. The Ari's most trusted pupil, Rav Chaim Vital, recorded the teachings of the Ari on paper, producing the volumes of what we now regard as the Kitvei Ari - The Writings of The Ari.
The Ari's writings became the legendary source for later kabbalists who referred to it as a concise and clear literary work that could unveil the coded contents of the Zohar.
Scanning the Writings of the Ari (Kitvei Ari) [available only in Hebrew] is an essential complement to working with The Zohar. While The Zohar connects us to The Tree of Life reality, providing us with the energy to make things happen in our life, the Kitvei Ari helps us know how to use this energy in our lives.
Meditating on these sacred words in the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur fortifies a person for the challenge to manifest the potential that will be revealed on these two most powerful days of the year.
The recommended portions are:
Shaar Hakavaot (Gate of Meditations) - Part B
Page 207 (Reish Zayin) until Page 274 (Reish Ain Dalet)