Etz Hayim 150, Lesson 2
The Levels of Souls within Nature and within Man.
The four humors (biles), and ancient understanding of medicine, originally Grecian in origin became the standard format in the western world for understanding the human body and soul. Even the Kabbalah here uses this format, as did most Rabbis before and after Rabbi Hayim until the discoveries made with modern medicine. Yet, these concepts are very similar in form the modern forms of oriental medicine, which have many a time been validated by modern scientific methods.
The four levels of life, the inanimate, the vegetable, the animal and the human, and their corresponding levels of soul.
The animal soul (nefesh behemit), the glittering shell (klipah nogah), source of the good and evil inclinations, and the Nefesh of Asiyah, the true human soul within us. These are all explained and their relationships and influences defined.
This class gives us insight into the relationship between the physical body and the layers of “astral body” within us, and how each is influenced within us.