Lesson 1, Chapter 1. An overall introduction into the experience of Merkava ascent. Ascent is a psychological, astral phenomena. This is why the ascent is properly called a “descent,” meaning a descent into the deepest levels of the unconscious, and from there, astrally traveling outside. This series is geared towards explaining the practical realities of such travels, with pointers from my personal experiences. The meaning of the Gates and the Guardians, and how their appearances change in accordance to the eye of the beholder (especluria sh'ayna me'ira/kilpah). This is not a class just about academic or philosophical ideas and concepts. The connection between the spiritual, psychological and extraterrestrial is fully explained. For those seeking actual spiritual experience and guidance, this is the class for you.