Sha'ar HaGilgulim, Hakdamah 11, Lesson 1
An overview of the history of the belief in reincarnation is Judaism. It was absent from all pre-Spanish Kabbalah. Rabbi Hayim's views are expressions of revelation, as compared to RaMaK, whose views are compendiums of previous literature. The difference between these two orientations, and how they are reflections of the personality types that are then discussed.
An overall review of the collective of souls, better to be referred to as personality types.
There are numerous levels of souls, each emanating from the different Kabbalistic worlds, and the individual sefirotic Partzufim within each world. Each of these soul levels manifests as a personality type collective, each with subjective expressions within a collective common personality denominator.
This lesson explains the foundations of the collective consciousness of all humanity, and how it is experienced and described in Kabbalistic literature.