people believe studying Kabbalah will make them lose their mind, therefore
they are afraid to go near it.
-Kabbalah is divided into three parts: Theoretical, Meditational and Practical.
-Studying theoretical kabbalah involves logical analysis regarding the
spiritual worlds. In process it is very much like the study of Talmud.
-No one goes insane from studying theoretical kabbalah.
-The only exception would be some who becomes overly superstitious when
he learns that demons exists.
-Insanity normally comes in when an inexperienced person involves himself
in Meditative and Practical Kabbalah.
-In meditation one can reach extremely advanced states of consciousness,
if one is not experienced he might have difficulty returning.
-Meaning, if one plays with his mind he might make a wrong move.
-Great discipline and self control are needed to come back down from the
ecstasy of a high spiritual state.
-For this reason initiates were advised to be married before ascending
to such levels. This would then be an incentive to return to the physical
-Other mystics would bind their soul by an oath forcing themselves to
return to their body.
-Practical kabbalah involves the coercion of angels and demons to do ones
-Unless the person is either extremely holy or extremely wicked it normally
ends up the other way around. The demons end up controlling him.
-Some times the demons he is playing around with actually posses his body,
leaving him insane.
-Regarding learning Kabbalah: Everyone should learn the basic theories
of kabbalah. Non dangerous meditative techniques should also be used.
No one should use Practical Kabbalah.