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Gershom Scholem, the great humanist thinker and founder of modern Kabalah, is all but forgotten today. But here, in a biography as daring and inquisitive as its subject, George Prochnik goes in search of Scholem, restoring the reputation of a vital intellectual and finding in his work a vision with...
By Amir Engel
In this finely crafted critical biography, Amir Engel provides a corrective to much of the vast literature on the enigmatic, but highly influential, twentieth century figure Gershom Scholem. Engel contends that Scholem s major achievement lies not in his scholarly discoveries but in his creation. Rather than finding the truth...
Ancient Moon Wisdom: The Kabbalistic Wheel of Astro Mystery and its Relationship to the Human Experience
By Miriam Maron
Long ago, mystics believed that along with every renewal of the phases of the Moon came shifts within the souls of all stones, plants, animals, and humans. Dr. Maron highlights these shifts and explains how we are affected by them. This book will prove helpful in one's personal unfolding.
Offers an introduction to the major elements of the prevalent metaphysical system of Judaism, Kabbalah. This book covers the historical and theoretical essence of Kabbalah, providing a definition of the term and the limitations of what Kabbalah is and is not. It provides an overview of the history of the...
By Moshe Idel
Provides impressive dossier on the phenomenon of Saturnism, offering an interpretation of aspects of Judaism, including the emergence of Sabbateanism. This title demonstrates that they were instrumental in the conviction that Sabbatei Tzevei, the mid-17th-century messianic figure in Rabbinic Judaism, was indeed the Messiah.
Introduces students to a range of significant post-biblical Jewish writing. It covers diverse genres such as prayer & liturgical poetry, biblical interpretation, religious law, philosophy, mysticism & works of ethical instruction. Each text is newly translated into English & accompanied by a detailed commentary.
By Moshe Idel
A survey of the history of Kabbalah in Italy represents. It charts the ways that Kabbalistic thought and literature developed in Italy and how its geographical situation facilitated the arrival of both Spanish and Byzantine Kabbalah.
By Arthur Green
How do we articulate a religious vision that embraces evolution and human authorship of Scripture? Drawing on the Jewish mystical traditions of Kabbalah and Hasidism, this title argues that a neomystical perspective can help us to reframe these realities, so they may yet be viewed as dwelling places of the...