We know in our soul that what he says is true, yet it seems counterintuitive to our experience. We understand the message in the moment but our consciousness is elastic returning back to its original form, not long after it has been stretched. Like a bungee cord that bounces back with a counter force, our ego pushes back asking, “Where is all this written?”
Much of what he teaches is found in the Study of the Ten Luminous Emanations, Rav Ashlag’s commentary on the Writings of the Ari (Rav Isaac Luria). Considered some of the most difficult of all kabbalistic teachings, the Study of the Ten Luminous Emanations discusses the creation of this world and the system that defines our existence.
In The Origins of Consciousness, Michael Berg explains Rav Ashlag’s commentary, making the incomprehensible, comprehendible. He makes that which is tangled in our brain smooth—loosening the knots of thought, detangling the web of doubt, with a simplicity so powerful that it expands our consciousness past the point of no return.
Once we read from these pages, we can no longer experience life the same way. And more importantly we actually have a chance of living life in a different dimension, with a new view—a good eye; seeing the Creator in every moment and illuminating the way for others.
For the person who takes their spiritual work seriously, this book is a must read—over and over again.