I said:Sometimes I wonder how muh writing on the subject has a real traditional source - because of its widespread influence on magicks, I suspect that it's undergone its fair share of development away from its primary roots. But then agani, I'm British, and cynicism is one of our national traits.
I said:If I remeber rightly, the Qabbalah itself is supposed to be based on Chaldean interpolations in the Torah - though I'm not sure whether this is legend or not. If so, it would be intriguing to know if there's an original copy. Somehow I doubt there is, but I'll be happy to be surprised.