This is one of my very favourite practical workbooks on the subject of the Kabbalah. It guides the reader through the concepts surounding the Kabbalah, using parallels, inferences and symbolism from other mystical traditions, and uses these to build a strong understanding of the ideas involved. The book guides the reader on a journey through the paths and sephira of the tree of life, using guided meditations and exercises to aid the experience. This to me is the strongest aspect of the narrative, as the Kabbalah is something that has its value in experience of use, rather than dry intellectual appreciation. The book explores the Kabbalah from a hermetic (or western esoteric) perspective rather than a Judaic one, and has much to offer both to new students and to those more familar with the concepts involved, offering them a new perspective.