The Kabbalah teaches that the goal of all these techniques [rituals] is to create the means by which we can relive creation in all moments of our existence, thereby becoming a reflection of the Divine. It must be remembered, however, that they are just that — techniques. They sharpen our mental faculties, purify our hearts, set the stage for our enlightenment, and are the vehicles for our transformation. But they are not the destination.

LaVera C. Draisin, Opening the Inner Gates by Edward Hoffman, editor