Remark: In Kabbalah, a book, a source written by a Kabbalist even several thousand years ago, plays a very important role and is a means of spiritual attainment. For example, The Book of Zohar. In psychology, this is not so.
My Comment: Kabbalistic sources do not change, while texts of any books concerning psychology, politics, and everything humanity does, except for the natural sciences, are constantly changing because a person changes.
Therefore, what was written by psychologists 100 to 150 years ago or philosophers 500 or 1,000 years ago, today, of course, is no longer relevant. If the ancient Greek philosophers believed that the soul can be exhaled and inhaled, now no one has such primitive thinking about it.
Kabbalah, however, operates always with the same tools and objects as before.
Question: Does it mean that if we met a Kabbalist who lived 2,000 to 3,000 or 500 years ago, we would find a common language with him?
Answer: We would not only find a common language, but also would learn from him!
We would have a common language, that is, an absolute understanding of each other, and it would be interesting to talk to this person. Besides, we would have a common spoken language.
For example, if a modern French person met a French person who lived 500 years ago, they would not understand each other. Or take, for example, the Cyrillic alphabet created by Cyril and Methodius in which the letters and all kinds of circles have nothing to do with the modern alphabet.
Yet, Hebrew never changed. After all, there are laws according to which each letter must be precisely the way it is since its outline comes from the conformance of spiritual forces. In addition, the combination of Hebrew letters is nothing more than signs for expressing feelings of a person who has attainment of the Creator. That is why it never changes.
From KabTV’s “Basics of Kabbalah,” 12/13/18