Kabbalah is a path of insight. Its greatest creation is its symbolic language, the essential structures ... make Kabbalah such a profound and powerful tool for contemplative expansion of the mind. To follow the path of the kabbalists is to learn this language and to enter into the world of associative thinking that it inspired. The mystical experience that lies at the heart of Kabbalah is conveyed through these symbolic patterns.
The kabbalists understand that they are treading into the realm of the ineffable. The reality and truth to which they seek access lie beyond expression in language as we usually employ it. Absolute and irreducible reality, which is the mystic's goal, is not readily contained in words. They therefore set out to create a different way of speaking, a language that is able to reach and give expression to these higher levels of reality or deeper rungs of human consciousness.