Baal Shem Tov, or Besht — the founder of Chasidism —
The Cosmic Walk is a ritual that tells the story of the universe from both a scientific and spiritual perspective, turning the story of our universe into a sacred story. The version offered here uniquely incorporates Kabbalah, dividing up the history of the universe into seven stages corresponding to the seven lower Sefirot and the seven days of Creation.
It also includes dates related to Judaism and other religions. (Most versions of the Cosmic Walk only reference Christianity in the human history section.) Lastly, it includes paleogeography and is also the most scientifically detailed and complete version that I am aware of. The ritual itself is awesome and awe-inspiring. Detailed instructions for how to set up the Cosmic Walk are included with the script you can download here. (See Other versions of the Cosmic Walk can be found here.)Here are the links to neohasid's Kabbalistic version of the Cosmic Walk:
The seven days:
Chesed—Love: expansion through love, free energy created out of nothing, the revelation of light...
Gevurah—Might: creation through limiting, shattering, destruction. Our planet is born...
Tiferet—Balance and Beauty: the intertwining of expansion and restriction, which leads to dynamic growth, death and birth. Earth comes to LIFE!...
Netzach—Eternity: in Kabbalah, the eye of prophecy — reflection, sight, and insight. Earth becomes aware...
Hod—Majesty: life reaches upwards! Extraordinary, diverse powers, patterns and forms of life are revealed through each unique combination of Chesed and Gevurah, flow and hardness...
Yesod—Extension in love: the evolution of relationships, feelings, and the fulfillment of the promise of love and care...
Malkhut—Shekhinah-Reign, Presence: the full manifestation of divinity in the physical world; the planet, all creatures and ecosystems, and the whole Universe, become unified in the cultures and consciousness of humanity. Earth sees herself!...Here's the introduction:
Design in progress © Rabbi David Mevorach Seidenberg 2006