There are many ways to explore the Tree of Life. The Order of the White Lion works very much on a practical level so the focus is on helping others with getting started with the Qabalah basics, and explaining how to use the teachings in everyday life.
Qabalah is a wealth of ancient wisdom we can use on a daily basis for spiritual guidance and creative inspiration.
The teachings are ‘mapped out’ on the Qabalistic Tree of Life and offer practical insights that we can use to overcome life challenges and develop understanding of the bigger spiritual picture.
Each sephirah (circle) of the Tree of Life focuses on a different area of life and aligns with a temple. The temples act as connection points with our higher mind or psyche.
All the temples can be used for meditation purposes, and each one is very different.
We use these inner temples for information or guidance to help us on our journey through life.
Getting started with Qabalah basics begins on the ground floor …. at the beginning!
When studying the practical Qabalah the student often begins at the base of the Tree of Life, and starts by familiarising themselves first with the sephirah known as the Temple of Earth.
The Hebrew name for this temple is Malkuth which in English means The Kingdom.
The Kingdom of Earth
Malkuth is sephirah number 10 and known as The Kingdom
Malkuth represents the physical body and physical plane.
The physical plane is the World of Matter – it is the world we live in.
The teachings of Malkuth increase our awareness of the way we behave and the personal life we have created for ourselves, and help us to get our life in order.
As we go deeper into the teachings we discover that the Tree of Life has many levels.
There are Worlds within Worlds
The Malkuth workbook is the beginners guide to these hidden worlds, and explains how we can build our own meditation temple.
Meditating in the oak Temple of Malkuth helps the individual to become more aware of the energy of the material (physical) plane and gain a greater understanding of the way they handle this energy, and take action in everyday life. We can also use the Temple of Malkuth for solace and peace, to keep ourselves grounded and to replenish lost energy.
The Qabalah workbooks have been designed for beginners and provide fully descriptive, guided Temple meditations to help us meditate and contemplate on certain aspects within ourselves.
The Malkuth workbook is the first in this series of practical Qabalah books. It outlines how the Tree of Life can be used, and in practical, simple terms allows the student to access the five senses: Touch, Taste, Smell, Sight and Sound, and the basic values of the Earth Plane which include financial, physical, and material wants – as opposed to essential needs.
Malkuth can also be used to help examine, and find answers to, challenging issues in everyday life such as financial concerns and physical wellbeing.
The next sephirah to explore on the Tree of Life is Yesod. Yesod is the storehouse of all our memories, both of this life and past ones too. Study of Yesod helps us to take control over the power of the subconscious mind and discover ways to strengthen the emotional foundation.