Chaye Ha-Olam Ha-Ba: Life in the World to Come is Abraham Abulafia’s key work, and a must-read on ecstatic Kabbalah. It covers life in the afterworld, and more. It provides meditation techniques, charts and instructions to experience ecstatic Kabbalah. Abulafia’s Kabbalah is not focused on Sefirot, divine emanations, worlds. It is a bridge to the direct experience of God and inner-transformation. The Hebrew letters, and meditation techniques, break the seals of our attachment to daily matters, leading us into wider states of awareness
Chaye Ha-Olam Ha-Ba was written in 1280 by Rabbi Abraham Abulafia. It dives into the secret of the 72 names, Abulafia’s circles, and YHVH. Chaye Ha-Olam Ha-Ba includes charts of 28 phrases, 30 pages of double ringed circles designed by Abulafia, with 9 letters and phrases each, totaling 1080 letters. The book discusses how to use the letters, vowels, directions and sets permutations of YHVH.
Chaye Ha-Olam Ha-Ba has similarities with the Sefer Raziel HaMelech, including the description of the 72 names (based on Exodus 14:19-21). Come back for a detailed explanation of Abulafia’s circles, as discussed in the Chaye Ha-Olam Ha-Ba.