The system provided by Franz Bardon in "The key to the true Kabbalah," is very different from all known Judaic interpretations, while at the same time very similar to the Taoist yoga. Bardon has developed a complete course of practice. It departs from the biblical paradigm poses on all other commentators. He provides us with a system that everyone can use, not just a zealous Jew. This does not mean that the system is simple: it is only available for a large number of people. The same can be said about the Taoist Yoga: although basically a Chinese system, its teaching is available to every practitioner. Bardon's system - a western kabbalistic system. Bardon was a German and wrote his books in German. Apparently, European Kabbalists know more about it than Kabbalists in England and America. His book on the Kabbalah is an intensive course of practice with letters of the alphabet as a base. Just in the German alphabet has letters ch, th, sch, which are not in English. Some of them are completely phonetically identical with Hebrew letters - for example, hash and Shin (ch and sch). Be that as it may, if the system is based on Bardon and "Sefer Yetzirah", it is, of course, a lot of borrowing from other sources. For example, in Bardon very important role it played by color. In practice the first step is associated with each letter of some color. At the same time, "Sefer Yetzirah" says nothing about the color. Strictly speaking, it is not the letters and ligatures. Ligature th in modern German language replaced by accented letters - 6. Approves the 174th page of his "Sefer Yetzirah" that in the "Zohar" You can find instructions on the link colors with the planets and the sefirot, corresponding to one of the versions of "Sefer Yetzirah ".
For example, the letter A, associated with the air element, is experienced as a feeling of lightness. In the letter that will be mapped to the elements of earth, it feels like a heaviness. Similarly, the letter that will be mapped Bend, associated with a feeling of warmth, and the letter that will be mapped with water is associated with a feeling of cold. Having mastered the knowledge of correspondences, the student combines all the exercises and achieves the simultaneous perception of color, musical notes and the corresponding elements (heat, cold, heaviness or lightness). Bardon calls this a "tripolar" or "three-element" pronunciation. Not having mastered it to perfection, the student can not really creative use of letters, as do the kabbalists. Of course, the system is quite complex Bardon. The above practice revolves around three mother element. All exercises of visualization belong to the sphere of Fire, all auditory exercises belong to the sphere of air, and exercise with bodily sensations - the scope of Water. In practice, almost all training is based on a system of elements. In Bardon is one short chapter devoted to the principles of the ten Sephiroth, but he makes no exercise associated with them. When the student acquires the skills tripolar use any letters, he is not the pupil and a real Kabbalist. He becomes literally "force of nature", he can control the elements and characters with which God created the universe. He is - the Master's words. The name "Sefer Yetzirah" is translated as "The Book of formation" or "Book of Creation". Bardon suggests a method literal application of these terms, so that the "Sefer Yetzirah" before us is not some ancient philosophy, but a source of real live creative knowledge. Unfortunately, Franz Bardon died, and not having planned to write a book on alchemy. As he himself said, this was the will of Divine Providence. Few Western Kabbalists have ever heard of it. But he's the only one who managed to build a bridge between the Jewish and Western Kabbalah and Taoist yoga.