The Universal Kabbalah

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By Leonora Leet

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Leonora Leet

Leonora Leet
Leonora Leet received her Ph.D. from Yale University and was Professor of English at St. John's University. Her other books on the Kabbalah are Renewing the Covenant and The Secret Doctrine of the Kabbalah.



Presents a new understanding of the laws of cosmic manifestation through the sacred geometry of the Sabbath Star diagram

• Explores three higher levels of consciousness above the four worlds of the classical Kabbalah

• Reveals the mathematical code of the laws of all cosmic manifestation

This landmark work by an innovative modern Kabbalist develops a scientific model for kabbalistic cosmology and soul psychology derived from the kabbalistic diagram of the Tree of Life and the author's own Sabbath Star diagram--a configuration of seven Star of David hexagrams. This geometric model begins with the four worlds of the classical Kabbalah, which bring us to the present time and birthright level of the soul, and is then expanded to three higher enclosing worlds or levels of evolving consciousness. The Sabbath Star diagram therefore accommodates both the emanationist cosmology of the earlier Zoharic Kabbalah and the future orientation of the later Kabbalah of Isaac Luria. The hexagram elements that construct each expansion of the Sabbath Star diagram configure the cosmic stages of each of its “worlds.” The matrix that is produced by these construction elements configures the level of the multi-dimensional soul that is correlated with each cosmic world. In its final stage, this model unites the finite and infinite halves of the Sabbatical world in a way that exemplifies the secret doctrine of the Kabbalah.

Not only does this work offer a new, inclusive model for the Kabbalah but it also provides a basis for complexity theory, with its final extrapolation to infinity. The universality of this model is further shown by its applicability to such other domains as physics, sociology, linguistics, and human history. This universal model encodes the laws of all cosmic manifestation in terms that are particularly coherent with the formulations of the Kabbalah, giving a mathematical basis to many aspects of this mystical tradition and providing a new synthesis of science and spirituality for our time that may well write a new chapter to the Kabbalah.

“Makes available at great depth material that up to now was locked up in Hebrew texts. A seminal book for serious study that will become a classic.”
Rabbi Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi, leader of the Jewish Renewal Movement and coauthor of From Age-ing to Sage-ing

“Leet will become known to be among the greatest Kabbalists of this time.”
Ralph Abraham, author of Chaos, Gaia, and Eros

The Universal Kabbalah is a prodigious work of meticulous scholarship and creative instinct. Leet combines the usual text work done by kabbalah researchers with an exhaustive examination of the geometric keys to understanding our cosmos and the soul’s journey through its levels, or worlds.”
Thomas Peter von Bahr, New Age Retailer, Fall 2005