Here you can find authentic Kabbalah sources.

  • Abraham

    Our beloved forefather and partiarch, the father of the three big monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam).

  • Abraham ben Alexander of Cologne

    Avraham of Cologne was a lay preacher. Once it happened that he walked into the synagogue of Shelomoh ibn Adret’s father. While he was on the western side of the synagogue, a voice was coming out at the opposite side. They asked it every kind of question, and the voice also known as the “voice of Elijah” answered.

  • Abulafia, Avraham ben Samuel

    Rabbi Avraham Abulafia (1240-1291) was one of the most engaged promoters of Prophetic Kabbalah. He wrote over twenty books, mostly concerning the ways to acquire the ecstatic state and have a direct experience of the divine.

  • Adam

    The first man.

  • Albotini, Yehudah

    Rabbi Yehuda Albotini served as a Rabbi in Jerusalem between the years of 1500-1520. He summarized the whole abulafian system, which in his age was confined in small secret circles.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous writings.

  • Avraham ben Yitzchak of Granada

    Rabbi Avraham Ben Yitzchak of Granada (Rimon) lived in the late 13th early 14th Century CE. He is thought to be the author of Brit Menucha. Some identify him with Rabbi Avraham ben Yitzchak of Narbonne. Scholem disagrees, possibly because it contradicts his thesis that the author of the Zohar is Moshe de Leon.

  • De Leon, Moshe ben Shem Tov

    He was a Spanish rabbi and Kabbalist who is thought of as the composer or redactor of the Zohar. It is a matter of controversy if the Zohar is his own work, or that he committed traditions going back to Rabbi Shimon bar Yohai in writing.

    To Moshe De Leon was also attributed Shaarei Tzedek (Gates of Righteousness), even if he probably was not its original author.

  • Literature of the Chariot

    Miscellaneous literature about the Holy Merkabah (Chariot).

  • Luzzatto, Moshe Chaim (Ramchal)

    Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (Ramchal) is an outstanding kabbalistic genius who was born in Italy, Padova, in 1707 and died in Acre in 1746. He could synthesize and reconcile the ancient kabbalistic views of the Rishonim with the modern lurianic ones. His writings are very explicative and clear, due to his rational and inquisitive mind.

    Poet, playwrighter, philologist and mystic, in 1727 he had a special revelation, which introduced him to the study of  Kabbalah. Despite the hostility around himself, since he was lacking all the necessary requisites for the study of Kabbalah, he  pursued his aim and founded the "Society of people looking for the Lord", a secret circle of young scholars.
    His kabbalistic activity put him soon  in disagreement with the rabbinate in Venice, forcing him to emigrate to Amsterdam. In 1743 he went to live in Safed, the foremost kabbalistic town situated in Galilea. Three years later he died of plague, together with his family, and he was then buried in Tiberiade.

  • Maimonides, Moshe

    Moshe Ben Nachman, also known as the "Rambam", or Maimonides, was a renowned medieval Jewish rabbi, physician and philosopher (1135-1204).

  • Misc Literature

    Miscellaneous literature revolving about Kabbalah.

  • Nehunia ben Ha-Kana

    We have few writings of Rabbi Nehunia haKana, who was one of the most renewed Kabbalists just before the appearance of Moses de Leon. Master of the Roads of the Merkava, he was an undisputed authority in the field of Jewish mysticism.

    Nehunia haKana lived around the Ist century CE. He was a student of Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai, teacher of Rabbi Yishmael, Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Eliezer HaGadol.

  • Practical Kabbalah Literature

    Miscellaneous ancient anonymous sources concerning Kabbalah Ma'asit.

  • Shimon bar Yochai (Rashbi)

    Shimon Bar Yochai (Rashbi) is the most renewed Kabbalist in history, protagonist of the Zohar. He lived after the destruction of the second temple (around 150 CE).
    His teacher was Rabbi Akiva, who was tortured and killed with his students by the Romans who felt threatened by Kabbalah. They skinned him up to the bones with an iron comb for horses. Following the death of the 24.000 students of Rabbi Akiva, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai was authorized by the teacher himself and by Rabbi Yehuda Ben Baba to teach Kabbalah to the future generations, as it was taught to him. He and other four students were the only ones in the school of Akiba who escaped the Romans.
    Rabbi Shimon Ben Yochai and his son Elazar hid for thirteen years in a cave. When they came out they had in their  hands the Zohar and a crystalline method for the study of Kabbalah.
    The Rashbi reached all the 125 levels of spirituality that a human being can reach during his life in this world, and in the Zohar he tells us how he reached together with his son the particular spiritual level called  "Eliyahu the Prophet", i.e. when the Prophet himself comes to teach the road.

  • Vital, Chaim ben Joseph

    Chayyim Vital (1543-1620 CE) was the major disciple of the most renewed modern kabbalist, Isaac Luria. Since Luria left nothing in writing, Vital was his "pen". He carefully annotated all the teachings of his master, and from his efforts all modern Kabbalah derived.