A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbala
Topics examined in this lesson:
The First Man (Adam HaRishon)
The Equivalence of Form
To summarize what we have covered so far:
Adam HaRishon is the only created being. This Partzuf reaches the height of
the three worlds: Beria, Yetzira and Assiya. Its Head is in the World of Beria,
the Garon (Throat) spreads to the Hazeh of the World of Yetzira , its Guf
(Body) is from the Hazeh of the World of Yetzira stretching all the way to the
limits of this world. The Raglaim (Feet) are on the place of the World of
How are the countries situated in the worlds?
How to Read
The Baal HaSulam says the following, using the language of the Branches: the
World of Atzilut is called Eretz Yisrael (the land of Israel). The nearest place to
it, Jordan, is on the place of the World of Beria.
Upon the Creator’s command two tribes of Israel, two parts of the souls may
be situated in Jordan, i.e. in the World of Beria, as the attributes of this world
(attributes of Bina) only differ slightly from the attributes of the World of
Syria is considered adjacent to Israel; it is called Malchut of the World of
Beria. Then, from the Malchut of the World of Beria, up to the Hazeh of the
World of Yetzira, we find the location of Babylon .
It is evident that the distance from the Parsa up to the Hazeh of the World of
Yetzira still corresponds to Eretz Yisrael and is called Kibbush David, David’s