Bereshit B: Chapter 1
The Seven Chambers of the Garden of Eden

The following sections of the Zohar explore the metaphysical structure of all reality.

The Zohar is not just another book that provides information. As we scan these Aramaic words and sentences, they convey mystical knowledge, profound spiritual influence, and positive energy into all areas of our lives. The Zohar is a life-enriching instrument that conveys the very same spiritual Light that it describes in its pages. The act of looking at and learning from the Zohar allows us to assimilate the energy that is present in each and every letter. Quite simply, the words on these pages bring Light to places of darkness.

There are seven chambers in the Garden of Eden - that is, seven levels or frequencies of spiritual energy. These seven chambers correspond to seven Sfirot, or dimensions.

Though there are ten Sfirot in all, and these comprise all reality, they are divided into two groups - the Upper Three [Keter, Chochmah and Binah] and the Lower Seven [Chesed, Gvurah, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod and Malchut].

Generally, the Upper Three have no real influence or sway over our physical world. They are above and beyond the boundaries of our cosmic neighborhood.

The Lower Seven, however, directly affect our world. More than that, they are like a holographic projector that projects the Light of The Creator into a three dimensional hologram that we perceive as our universe.

Because there are seven Light sources, it is not surprising that the number seven appears again and again: Seven notes of music, Seven colors of the spectrum, Seven seas, Seven continents.