Kabbalah and Ecology: God's Image in the More-Than-Human World, is now out!
Get more info, read the introduction, here
A reference list of symbols for the Sefirot.
From the 16/17th century seder manual, P'ri Eitz Hadar
, based on the Kabbalah of the four worlds. The original seder calls on us to bring blessing to all creation.
Moshe Cordovero on the need to extend human ethical principles to animals and other lviing creatures.
God emanates ten vessels through which the world is created, called sefirot, which are both part of God and created by God. These vessels are channels of light or water, and they are also light itself.
Once a year there is Jewish custom is to say a special blessing on flowering fruit trees. It happens in spring, especially during the Omer, but it's also a good teaching for Tu Bish'vat. You'll also find some other good tree texts here.
A look at the Kabbalah Centre on the publication of Jody Myer's new book, Kabbalah and the Spiritual Quest
Reb Duvid's 2004 article from The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature
. For his new book from Camrbidge Press, see here
How they correspond.
A liturgy that includes the imahot
, the mothers, seems not only good but imperative.
The light of the Infinite – Tzimtzum contraction – feminine and masculine – The diminished moon – The balance and the three columns – Du-partzufim two faces of the first human – N'tzotzot sparks – Primordial Adam – "In the beginning..."
The double shattering of creation – Cosmic blessing: Kabbalah is the first area of Jewish thought to propose that the Jewish covenant was given for the sake of all creation – Redemption and reincarnation – Tzorekh gavoha, Divine need – The infinity of Torah – The structure of the soul.
Shefa – Or Makif, Surrounding light, Or M'malei, and other terms for light – It'aruta, Arousal – Mayin Nukvin, Feminine waters – Tant"a and Abiy"a.