Shamanic Kabbalah and Psychology: a Western Path for the Transpersonal Age
The lineage of the Kabbalah reaches back to the stirrings of western civilisation. It has been associated with Judaism, Christianity, alchemy and occultism throughout the Common Era, but points to a more ‘shamanic’ root in earlier historical periods. As we transition into the new global age, in which transpersonal values become critical, my interest focuses on how the shamanic, magical, and mystical lines of Kabbalistic practice might evolve in line with challenges facing contemporary western culture. Central to this evolution is the significant connections that the Kabbalah has with depth, and transpersonal, psychology—to be explored in this presentation. A shamanic kabbalistic psychology maintains a bridge with the worldview that spawned ‘biblical’ culture whilst promoting esoteric ways of engaging with the more archetypal dimensions of being, as understood in a contemporary, transpersonal context.