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The essential Kabbalah : the heart of Jewish mysticism
The essential Kabbalah : the heart of Jewish mysticism
Matt, Daniel C.1995
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For hundreds of years, the Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah has not been available for general readership. Now, Daniel Matt - an internationally respected authority on Jewish mysticism - has gathered together the most important, delightful, and profound passages from all the literature of Kabbalah in this extraordinary presentation, elegantly rendered with poetic nuances, exotic imagery, and bold innovation. Beautifully introduced with lucid analysis and vital historical information, The Essential Kabbalah offers insightful accounts of the primary aspects of Jewish mysticism, including Ein Sof (the radical transcendence of God), the Sefirot (the ten divine attributes), and the Shekhinah (the feminine aspect of God). Selections of text are rendered with clarity and an eye for the magical. The Essential Kabbalah is a crucial and momentous contribution to the normally esoteric world of Jewish mysticism.
Main title:
The essential Kabbalah : the heart of Jewish mysticism / [compiled and translated with notes by] Daniel C. Matt.
Edition:
1st ed.
Imprint:
[San Francisco, CA] : HarperSanFrancisco, c1995.
Collation:
221 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-221).
Contents:
The Ten Sefirot -- Introduction: A Glimpse of the Orchard -- Ein Sof: God as Infinity -- Ein Sof and the Sefirot -- Ayin: Mystical Nothingness -- The Ten Sefirot -- Creation -- Letters of the Alphabet -- Mind, Meditation, and Mystical Experience -- Dangers of Contemplation -- Revelation and Torah -- Living in the Material World -- The Wisdom of Kabbalah.
ISBN:
0062511637 (pbk acidfree paper)0062511645 (cloth acidfree paper)
Dewey class:
296.16296.16
Language:
English
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Sandringham LibrarySociety and Beliefs296.16 MATIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 15 Jul 2019)
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