From the Hermetic point of view a true Kabbalist is the highest initiate, for he represents the divinity in the microcosm. Therefore it is clear that a perfect Kabbalist must be a person who connects with God, a person who has realized God within himself and who, being a god-man, makes use of the universal language, whereby whatever he utters ! immediately becomes reality.
This book not only contains the theory necessary to practice the Kabbalah, but it also provides the step by step practice. Again, in order to be successful, the student must have completed the previous two volumes, Initiation into Hermetics and The Practice of Magical Evocation, otherwise he will fail. Most educated people possess knowledge, but no wisdom at all. Knowledge depends upon the development of the intellectual part of the spirit; wisdom, on the other hand, necessitates the balanced development of all four aspects of the spirit. A Kabbalist is the perfected sovereign in the microcosm and the macrocosm.
As in the two preceding volumes, Initiation into Hermetics and The Practice of Magical Evocation, The Key to the True Kabbalah will guide the student step by step through the exercises. Some writers make mention of the cosmic language which they sometimes term the Uranian language. It may well be that some letters of the cosmic langua! ge are known to and comprehended by them, but no one to thi! s day has written about it in detail. The cosmic language is the language of God, the language of Divine Providence.
In the practical part of Kabbalah, the reader is introduced to the mysticism of each letter. To save considerable time for those who are unfamiliar with the Hebrew alphabet, the regular Latin letters are used. Here each letter is expressed in a particular color. The student practices the visualization of each letter in its particular color, then in a particular part of the body, etc. He will also learn to which element each letter belongs, for example the letter A belongs to the element of air. All this knowledge is very important to the student, otherwise he will not be effective as a Kabbalist.
Also the ten Kabbalistic keys are explained, and an explanation is given as to their significance. The student will also learn how to pronounce the letters into the Akasha principle, and the mental, astral and material spheres. This will release the effects that t! he letter contains. And with the next step he will enter into the practice of formula magic which begins with the Kabbalistic alphabet of the two-letter key. For example, the two-letter key B-I is a Kabbalistic formula. With this formula it is possible to remove from one's consciousness any painful memory, unpleasant experience or unnecessary pangs of conscience. This two-letter key will be especially appreciated by formula magicians who are oversensitive.
From the two-letter key the student progresses to the three-letter key. The formula L-A-W calms storms at sea. If the Kabbalist uses this formula, he will be able to work all kinds of water miracles, for instance walking on water. Moses was able to divide the Red Sea with the help of this formula so that he and his people could cross it without getting their feet wet and without danger. This book also contains the four-letter key as well as the Shemhamephorash, the seventy-two genii of Mercury, which have a very particula! r analogous connection to the spiritual body. The Shemhamep! horash also contains the mystery of the name of God which is composed of seventy-two letters by which -- according to Hebrew Kabbalah -- the longest name of God is identified as the highest mode of expression of the Deity....Continua