5,777 years ago, the first person to attain the upper nature appeared in the world; he was called Adam. From him we begin to count the history of Kabbalah.
Adam wondered about the meaning of life; he began to search where everything comes from, and revealed that there is only one force in the world that moves the whole universe.
This positive force can be called the Creator, because it really creates. It has no body, no weight, no volume, nothing of what we think we have. After all, what we have and see in our world is a pure illusion that appears in our mind, in our sensations.
So, 5,777 years ago a man appeared who revealed this quality of the world. Adam is called the “first man – Adam HaRishon” because he was the first to attain the essence of the world. He told about it in the book The Secret Angel (Raziel HaMalach). This small book of only a few pages has reached our time.
The next book about Kabbalah was written by Abraham in ancient Babylon. But between Adam and Abraham there were 20 generations of Kabbalists who attained the spiritual world by means of the methodology revealed by Adam that he then handed over to his disciples. Over the centuries, this knowledge has been gradually supplemented. So there was the method of attaining the upper world.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/23/17