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On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead

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ISBN 13 : 0307787028
Pages : 336 pages
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Download On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead PDF Format Full Free by Gershom Scholem and published by Schocken. This book was released on 2011-03-30 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Scholem's treatment is complex and stylistically brilliant as he systemically analyzes the history and intellectual background of these critical ideas. Highly recommended."--Library Journal.


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On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead

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ISBN 13 : 9780805210088
Pages : 328 pages
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Download On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead PDF Format Full Free by Gershom Gerhard Scholem and published by Schocken. This book was released on 1991 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Scholem's treatment is complex and stylistically brilliant as he systemically analyzes the history and intellectual background of these critical ideas. Highly recommended".--Library Journal.


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Sophia-Maria

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Publisher : Weiser Books
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ISBN 13 : 1609256980
Pages : 456 pages
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Download Sophia-Maria PDF Format Full Free by Thomas Schipflinger and published by Weiser Books. This book was released on 1998-01-01 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An indispensable source of reference for anyone wanting to learn more about the Sophianic movement. Schipflinger collected the material for this book over two decades. He traces Her throughout history: in scripture, art and literature, in the writing of Sophia scholars, in Russian iconography and architecture/ and in the images and incarnations of Sophia in Eastern traditions.


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Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism

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Publisher : Schocken
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ISBN 13 : 0307791483
Pages : 496 pages
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Download Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism PDF Format Full Free by Gershom Scholem and published by Schocken. This book was released on 2011-08-17 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of lectures on the features of the movement of mysticism that began in antiquity and continues in Hasidism today.


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Gershom Scholem's Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism 50 Years After

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Publisher : Mohr Siebeck
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ISBN 13 : 9783161461439
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Gershom Scholem's Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism 50 Years After PDF Format Full Free by Peter Schäfer and published by Mohr Siebeck. This book was released on 1993 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sponsored by the Gershom Scholem Center for the Study of Jewish Mysticism.


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Toward a History of Jewish Thought

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ISBN 13 : 1532693079
Pages : 456 pages
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Download Toward a History of Jewish Thought PDF Format Full Free by Zachary Alan Starr and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2020-03-09 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The work is a history of Jewish beliefs regarding the concept of the soul, the idea of resurrection, and the nature of the afterlife. The work describes these beliefs, accounts for the origin of these beliefs, discusses the ways in which these beliefs have evolved, and explains why the many changes in belief have occurred. Views about the soul, resurrection, and the afterlife are related to other Jewish views and to broad movements in Jewish thought; and Jewish intellectual history is placed within the context of the history of Western thought in general. That history begins with the biblical period and extends to the present time.


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Kabbalah

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Publisher : Summit University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0922729352
Pages : 309 pages
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Download Kabbalah PDF Format Full Free by Elizabeth Clare Prophet and published by Summit University Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Elizabeth Clare Prophet's book is a masterpiece. The rich tradition of the Kabbalah comes to life in a language that is accessible even to those unfamiliar with this ancient and classic tradition."--Caroline Myss, Ph.D., author of "Anatomy of the Spirit."


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The Greatest Mirror

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Publisher : State University of New York Press
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ISBN 13 : 1438466927
Pages : 320 pages
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Download The Greatest Mirror PDF Format Full Free by Andrei A. Orlov and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2017-09-19 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A wide-ranging analysis of heavenly twin imagery in early Jewish extrabiblical texts. The idea of a heavenly double—an angelic twin of an earthbound human—can be found in Christian, Manichaean, Islamic, and Kabbalistic traditions. Scholars have long traced the lineage of these ideas to Greco-Roman and Iranian sources. In The Greatest Mirror, Andrei A. Orlov shows that heavenly twin imagery drew in large part from early Jewish writings. The Jewish pseudepigrapha—books from the Second Temple period that were attributed to biblical figures but excluded from the Hebrew Bible—contain accounts of heavenly twins in the form of spirits, images, faces, children, mirrors, and angels of the Presence. Orlov provides a comprehensive analysis of these traditions in their full historical and interpretive complexity. He focuses on heavenly alter egos of Enoch, Moses, Jacob, Joseph, and Aseneth in often neglected books, including Animal Apocalypse, Book of the Watchers, 2 Enoch, Ladder of Jacob, and Joseph and Aseneth, some of which are preserved solely in the Slavonic language. Andrei A. Orlov is Professor of Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity at Marquette University. He is the author of Dark Mirrors: Azazel and Satanael in Early Jewish Demonology and Divine Scapegoats: Demonic Mimesis in Early Jewish Mysticism, both also published by SUNY Press.


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From Metaphysics to Midrash

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0253000378
Pages : 368 pages
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Download From Metaphysics to Midrash PDF Format Full Free by Shaul Magid and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2008-07-09 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In From Metaphysics to Midrash, Shaul Magid explores the exegetical tradition of Isaac Luria and his followers within the historical context in 16th-century Safed, a unique community that brought practitioners of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam into close contact with one another. Luria's scripture became a theater in which kabbalists redrew boundaries of difference in areas of ethnicity, gender, and the human relation to the divine. Magid investigates how cultural influences altered scriptural exegesis of Lurianic Kabbala in its philosophical, hermeneutical, and historical perspectives. He suggests that Luria and his followers were far from cloistered. They used their considerable skills to weigh in on important matters of the day, offering, at times, some surprising solutions to perennial theological problems.


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Symbols of the Kabbalah

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Publisher : Jason Aronson, Incorporated
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ISBN 13 : 1461734150
Pages : 463 pages
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Download Symbols of the Kabbalah PDF Format Full Free by Sanford L. Drob and published by Jason Aronson, Incorporated. This book was released on 1999-11-01 with total page 463 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Symbols of the Kabbalah: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives provides a philosophical and psychological interpretation of the major symbols of the theosophical Kabbalah. It shows that the Kabbalah, particularly as it is expressed in the school of Isaac Luria, provides a coherent and comprehensive account of the cosmos, and humanity's role within it, that is intellectually, morally, and spiritually significant for contemporary life.


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The Messianic Idea in Judaism

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Publisher : Schocken
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ISBN 13 : 030778908X
Pages : 408 pages
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Download The Messianic Idea in Judaism PDF Format Full Free by Gershom Scholem and published by Schocken. This book was released on 2011-11-23 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gershom Scholem was the master builder of historical studies of the Kabbalah. When he began to work on this neglected field, the few who studied these texts were either amateurs who were looking for occult wisdom, or old-style Kabbalists who were seeking guidance on their spiritual journeys. His work broke with the outlook of the scholars of the previous century in Judaica—die Wissenschaft des Judentums, the Science of Judaism—whose orientation he rejected, calling their “disregard for the most vital aspects of the Jewish people as a collective entity: a form of “censorship of the Jewish past.” The major founders of modern Jewish historical studies in the nineteenth century, Leopold Zunz and Abraham Geiger, had ignored the Kabbalah; it did not fit into their account of the Jewish religion as rational and worthy of respect by “enlightened” minds. The only exception was the historian Heinrich Graetz. He had paid substantial attention to its texts and to their most explosive exponent, the false Messiah Sabbatai Zevi, but Graetz had depicted the Kabbalah and all that flowed from it as an unworthy revolt from the underground of Jewish life against its reasonable, law-abiding, and learned mainstream. Scholem conducted a continuing polemic with Zunz, Geiger, and Graetz by bringing into view a Jewish past more varied, more vital, and more interesting than any idealized portrait could reveal. —from the Foreword by Arthur Hertzberg, 1995


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Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah

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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 13 : 0814732860
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah PDF Format Full Free by Frederick E. Greenspahn and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2011-11 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This title describes recent discoveries and insights into the various expressions of Jewish mysticism from antiquity to the modern day. From mystical outpourings in ancient Palestine to the Kabbalah Centre, this volume explores the various expressions of Jewish mysticism from antiquity to the present day.


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The Shambhala Guide to Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism

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ISBN 13 : 0834826658
Pages : 176 pages
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Download The Shambhala Guide to Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism PDF Format Full Free by Perle Besserman and published by Shambhala Publications. This book was released on 1998-01-20 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jewish mystics from biblical times to the present have explored the hidden secrets of the Torah in quest of a single goal: to lose the self in the Infinite "No-thingness" (Ein Sof) and be at one with God. In language accessible to the layperson, this Shambhala Guide provides a detailed introduction to the complex world of Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism. With an extensive background in meditation practice, Perle Besserman emphasizes Kabbalah's spiritual disciplines, grounded in righteous living, devotional practices, and meditation. She discusses the Kabbalistic universe, including the four worlds and ten sefirot; Jewish meditation techniques and instructions for beginning meditation; mystics and teachers from Rabbi Akiva and the Baal Shem Tov to Aryeh Kaplan; the often uneasy relationship between Kabbalah and mainstream Judaism; and applying the ancient wisdom of Jewish mysticism to life in the world of today.


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Mystical Bodies, Mystical Meals

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Publisher : Wayne State University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0814340032
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Mystical Bodies, Mystical Meals PDF Format Full Free by Joel Hecker and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2005-04-20 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mystical Bodies, Mystical Meals is the first book-length study of mystical eating practices and experiences in the kabbalah. Focusing on the Jewish mystical literature of late-thirteenth-century Spain, author Joel Hecker analyzes the ways in which the Zohar and other contemporaneous literature represent mystical attainment in their homilies about eating. What emerges is not only consideration of eating practices but, more broadly, the effects such practices and experiences have on the bodies of its practitioners.


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Der Briefwechsel

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Pages : 693 pages
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Jewish Mystical Autobiographies

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Publisher : Paulist Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780809138760
Pages : 388 pages
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Download Jewish Mystical Autobiographies PDF Format Full Free by Morris M. Faierstein and published by Paulist Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paulist Press deserves credit for adding this new dimension to interfaith dialogue. The Jewish Spectator In this remarkable volume in the Classics of Western Spirituality(TM) are the mystical autobiographies-unusual in themselves for the Jewish tradition-of two influential Jewish thinkers, Rabbi Hayyim Vital and Rabbi Yizhak Isaac Safrin of Komarno. Now translated for the first time in English, these texts will capture the attention of historians, theologians, and anyone studying Judaism. Rabbi Hayyim Vital (1542-1620) was the foremost disciple of R. Isaac Luria, one of the most important mystics in 16th century Judaism and founder of the major school of mysticism known as Lurianic kabbalah. Vital was the most influential transmitter of Luria's teachings, and the author of a full-fledged mystical autobiography called The Book of Visions. Vital saw himself as the reincarnation of many of the important figures in Jewish history associated with messianic hopes and expectations. The second text in this volume, The Book of Secrets, is by Rabbi Yizak Isaac Safrim of Komarno (1806-1874), an important Hasidic master. Like Vital, he saw himself as a potential messianic figure who had direct access to the mysteries of heaven. The Book of Secrets is divided into two parts. The first part, The Book of Visions, modeled on Vital's work, consists of incidents in his life and visionary experiences. The second part, the Deeds of the Lord, contains stories about the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidism. +


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Hasidism Incarnate

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Publisher : Stanford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0804793468
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Hasidism Incarnate PDF Format Full Free by Shaul Magid and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2014-12-10 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hasidism Incarnate contends that much of modern Judaism in the West developed in reaction to Christianity and in defense of Judaism as a unique tradition. Ironically enough, this occurred even as modern Judaism increasingly dovetailed with Christianity with regard to its ethos, aesthetics, and attitude toward ritual and faith. Shaul Magid argues that the Hasidic movement in Eastern Europe constitutes an alternative "modernity," one that opens a new window on Jewish theological history. Unlike Judaism in German lands, Hasidism did not develop under a "Christian gaze" and had no need to be apologetic of its positions. Unburdened by an apologetic agenda (at least toward Christianity), it offered a particular reading of medieval Jewish Kabbalah filtered through a focus on the charismatic leader that resulted in a religious worldview that has much in common with Christianity. It is not that Hasidic masters knew about Christianity; rather, the basic tenets of Christianity remained present, albeit often in veiled form, in much kabbalistic teaching that Hasidism took up in its portrayal of the charismatic figure of the zaddik, whom it often described in supernatural terms.