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The Kabbalistic Understanding of Reincarnation
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What Will I Learn?
  • explain how reincarnation is both important to personal development and a part of everyday life. The student will have a deeper understanding of the parts of their soul and how they affect the spiritual quality of their lives. As well, those who complete the course will have a far deeper and more profound understanding of life and history in general.
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Reincarnation, the idea of souls returning in different lifetimes, is an extremely mystical and fascinating topic. Why is reincarnation necessary? How does it work? Does a person remember who he or she was in previous lifetimes? How does reincarnation affect one's current life? What about soul mates? 

These are just some of the many questions people ask regarding the topic, and which will be answered in this highly informative and illuminating course, based upon the authoritative work of the famous Kabbalist, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, "Sha'ar HaGilgulim," or the "Gate of Reincarnations." This course is an extensive overview of fundamentals and key points concerning reincarnation, and how it affects life and history. 

The course will also explains mystical concepts such as the "Sefiros," the basis of all of spiritual and physical existence, and the five levels of each individual soul. It will also make clear how education plays a key role in personal development and self-fulfillment, and specifically certain kinds of learning. As an entertaining bonus, this course will also detail some of the more famous reincarnations from past history.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for people who want to understand the concept of reincarnation, why it is important to personal development, and how it has affected and impacts history. It is based upon traditional Jewish mysticism, and the student may have to look up some of the names and terms to find the correct english translation. Everyone from a person with little or no background to someone with extensive knowledge of the topic should be able to benefit from this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
9 Lectures
The Five Levels of Soul
2 Lectures 11:34

Not everyone believes in the existence of the soul, but even those who do are usually unaware that it has five parts. This session looks at those five parts and how they are the basis of personal development.

Preview 08:54

Personal fulfillment, something everyone needs and wants, is not a given in life. It has to be achieved, and this lecture will look at how that occurs.

What Is A "Complete Person"?
Start Here
7 Lectures 01:29:42

The Hebrew "pardes" sounds a lot like the English word, "paradise." This is because the first Paradise, the Garden of Eden, was in fact a pardes, that is, an orchard. It was not your typical fruit orchard, however, more like an intellectual paradise, the best kind.

Preview 17:39

A review of the first lecture.

What is Pardes?
4 questions

The bread-and-butter of Kabbalah is something called the "Sefiros." In a sense, they are the spiritual DNA of all of existence, spiritual and physical. This session explains what they are and what they mean to personal development.

What Are The Sefiros?

A review questionnaire regarding the Sefiros.

What Are The Sefiros?
4 questions

A review of the third lecture.

The Five Levels of Soul
6 questions

Review questions from the fourth lecture.

What is a "Complete Person"?
7 questions

Having laid the foundation for the discussion in the previous lectures, it is time to address the topic of reincarnation head on. What is reincarnation? Why does it occur? How does reincarnation impact life and history? These questions and others will be address in this lecture and those that follow.

What Is Reincarnation?

Review questions from Lecture 5.

What Is Reincarnation?
6 questions

There are basically three reasons to reincarnate, and this lecture discusses each of them and how they impact ones current life.

Reasons to Reincarnate

Review questions based upon the sixth lecture.

Reasons to Reincarnate
5 questions

Even to the non-religious it is clear that evil exists in this world as well as good. This lecture will look at the Kabbalistic understanding of the source of evil and how it impacts a person's life.

Leaving the Klipos

Lecture Seven review questions.

Leaving the Klipos
8 questions

Having discussed the idea of reincarnation, this lecture will look at some of the known and more famous reincarnations from the past.

Famous Reincarnations

Review questions from Lecture Eight.

Famous Reincarnations
5 questions

Lecture 9: The Reincarnations of Moses

09 Reincarnations of Moses
4 questions
About the Instructor
Rabbi Pinchas Winston
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With an extensive background in Talmud and Kabbalah, Pinchas Winston has authored of over 50 books on various topics based upon mainstream Jewish philosophy. His specialty is teaching complicated and often mystical ideas in a down-to-earth fashion to increase accessibility even for people with little or no background in the topic.