Derekh Hokhmat HaEmet of RaMHaL
Lesson 4 – The Shattering of the Vessels, the Fall of the Primordial Kings
An in-depth understanding of the psychological understanding of the shattering of the vessels and its relationship to the macrocosm universe, and the microcosmic human ego.
The nature of life itself, driven by the life-force seeking proper expression through form. This is the cause of creation, and the motive behind evolution.
From the macrocosm perspective, there is an ancient and well established tradition in Torah teachings that speak about Pre-Adamic humanity, and the highly advanced civilization that they built and then destroyed. This is associated with the Rabbinic teaching how God, prior to creating our universe, was busy creating and destroying other universes. According to numerous authoritative Rabbinical sources, this was literal history, and is the source of the ancient legends about Atlantis and Lemuria (Mu).
The religious disagreement between Rabbi Hayim Vital and so many other Kabbalists, both before him and after him, as to the legitimacy of the literalness of the Cosmic Sabbaticals (Shemitot).
Reading from the book, Kabbalistic Visions, C.G. Jung and Jewish Mysticism by Sanford L. Drob. Explanations of the shattering of the vessels as the psychological process necessary for the development, and identity, of the stable, and balanced ego.