Question: How does the wisdom of Kabbalah see the structure of an Adam (Man)? Does it recognize that the man is arranged according to the divine image? And in the wisdom of Kabbalah, how important is knowledge about the Adam?
Answer: In our world a person is a proteinaceous creature that walks upright on two legs. He has no soul and he is no different from any other animal.
When a unique desire is awakened in a person to attain the Creator and he realizes it correctly, this desire gradually grows and expands, acquiring characteristics of the spiritual Ten Sefirot. Only this part of us is called Adam. Within it we feel the next world, the Creator. This process is called becoming similar to the Creator.”
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 4/10/16