This text is the culmination of a lifetime of study and practice by the esoteric author Samael Aun Weor. With clarity, precision and comprehension based upon his own personal experience, he exposited the root science behind every great religion and mystical tradition: the Initiatic Kabbalah. The knowledge of this work is "Initiatic" not in the sense that one must belong to a specific organization or mystical tradition in order to receive the unveiling of its mysteries, but is instead due to the personal connection that the aspirant must initiate and establish with the divine through spiritual discipline.
Infused with esoteric practices, this work is essentially practical, not theoretical. For this reason, "Tarot and Kabbalah" is extremely different than what you may be familiar with or used to because 1) the contents of this message are verifiable through direct mystical experience, 2) they coincide with every authentic religion and mystical tradition, and 3) are not merely limited within the scholastic and intellectual sphere. Highly philosophical, scientific and elaborate, this text surpasses many of the works previously delivered about Kabbalah since Samael Aun Weor did not write merely from having read about the subject, but because he practiced, incarnated and lived it within his very being.
It is important to remember that the word Kabbalah comes from the Hebrew "Kabbel," which means "to receive." Therefore, authentic Kabbalah is what the practitioner receives from God within the internal dimensions, or those mysterious realms the soul travels to during the hours of sleep and dreams. This book "Tarot and Kabbalah" is based upon such internal investigations, and as a result of his conscientious analyses, his writing is lucid, exact and profound. This is will be very refreshing for those who have consumed libraries of contradictory Kabbalistic knowledge and, as a result, have become extremely skeptical, disappointed and confused, lacking any genuine spiritual transformation.
Although there are countless correlations in this work with other genuine Kabbalists like Eliphas Levi, Dion Fortune and Manly P. Hall, this work is distinct because Samael Aun Weor had no reservations about what could be presented to the public. Numerous authors explained the Initiatic Kabbalah, yet not completely, due to the conservative nature of their esoteric orders and the inappropriateness of disseminating highly secretive wisdom to the public at the wrong time. Since we now live in an information age, such conservatism has dissolved and esoteric wisdom is now being made available to everyone. "Tarot and Kabbalah" stands at the forefront of this revolutionary spiritual movement due to its illuminating, comprehensive and eclectic didactic. For this reason it is an incomparable monument of esoteric knowledge and practical spirituality.
As Dion Fortune wrote, "Kabbalah is the Yoga of the West," precisely because Kabbalah and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, the divine alchemical science, help to explain the significance of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Gnostic Kabbalah as presented in this work also helps to explain and interpret the many pantheons from all authentic spiritual traditions in accordance with the Tree of Life and the twenty-two arcana or divine laws that guide man's spiritual development. While knowledge of different traditions is important in order to study this text, this work is very accessible to students of any religion, since it is highly synthetic and clearly explained. As it has been mentioned rlsewhere, it is for advanced students, typically those who are already awakening within the internal planes and need guidance for the Kabbalistic messages they receive. Gnosticism as taught in this work is the amalgamation of Hebraic Kabbalah, Egyptian ceremonial magic, and Greek philosophy, subjects that are well explained through each arcanum of the Tarot, the ten Sephiroth, and the hermetic philosophical system permeating this work. It is good to study this work in conjunction with the great scriptures, since this book helps to explain them in a complete and integral manner.