When we first read Sepher
Yetzirah, over forty years ago, and compared the thirty-two
“Paths” there described with the “Paths” between the Ten
Sephiroth on the Tree of Life, and saw how they were reproduced
in cabalistic books, we found so many seeming discrepancies that
we gave up that study. All the authorities wanted us to go down
from Kether, whereas we wanted to go up from Malkuth, and start
there, to get to the Crown as soon as possible. We expected, of
course, that the light (Ain Soph Aur) should meet us from above
so that we could see the Path and climb the Jacob’s Ladder. Some
of our friends hinted that the Tarot cards perhaps would give us
the clew. But there are unfortunately different kinds of Tarot
cards, with figures that seemed arbitrary and symbols pointing
in wrong directions. Not having the original symbols, we did not
make any attempt at connecting the Tarot and the Ten Sephiroth.
But this is what Frater Achad now has done. His book is very
interesting and ought to be read by all lovers of the occult. If
they know something about the subject beforehand, they will
learn much more about it. And if they do not, but are willing to
learn, they will gain in knowledge by reading this book.
—The Occult Digest, December 1925.