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Sefer Ha Zohar

Sefer Ha Zohar Author Shimon bar Yochai
ISBN-10 1988631696
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 468
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Il Libro dello Splendore E l'opera piU importante della tradizione cabalistica ebraica, scritta in un aramaico letterario. In esso si ritrova la teoria delle dieci Sefirot, o Emanazioni, quella dei quattro Mondi, e la funzione preponderante della figura umana all'interno del creato.

Zohar the Book of Enlightenment

Zohar  the Book of Enlightenment Author Daniel Chanan Matt
ISBN-10 0809123878
Release 1983
Pages 320
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This is the first translation with commentary of selections from The Zohar, the major text of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. This work was written in 13th-century Spain by Moses de Leon, a Spanish scholar.

Mistica ebraica

Mistica ebraica Author Giulio Busi
ISBN-10 UCBK:C074853187
Release 1995
Pages 723
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Il volume costituisce un antologia di testi della tradizione mistica ebraica, meglio nota come Qabbalah, che copre un periodo storico culturale di oltre mille anni - dall'antichità al Cinquecento - e contiene per lo più testi inediti o comunque mai tradotti in italiano. Le opere qui presentate non hanno solo valore di sapienza mistica, di ricerca nelle profondità del mondo - si pensi ai volumi dello Zohar, simbolo di esoterismo, di conoscenza interiore e segreta, di tradizioni più o meno occulte -; esse sono anche testi letterari di grande bellezza, di autentica poesia. Vi troverà quindi ragione di interesse non solo il lettore curioso di cultura alternativa, di tradizioni fino ad ora praticamente sconosciute, ma anche colui che sa apprezzare il racconto, le molteplici descrizioni, le tante suggestioni poetiche di questi antichi materiali. Questa antologia resta a tutt'oggi un'opera unica nel panorama italiano, che mancava di basi adeguate alla conoscenza delle tradizioni ebraiche e mistiche, per altro non estranee alla cultura del nostro paese. Fra Medioevo e Rinascimento, infatti, gli umanisti italiani, da Pico della Mirandola in poi, dimostrarono grande interesse per il mondo ebraico in generale, e in particolare per la Qabbalah.

Through a Speculum that Shines

Through a Speculum that Shines Author Elliot R. Wolfson
ISBN-10 0691017220
Release 1997
Pages 452
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A comprehensive treatment of visionary experience in some of the main texts of Jewish mysticism, this book reveals the overwhelmingly visual nature of religious experience in Jewish spirituality from antiquity through the late Middle Ages. Using phenomenological and critical historical tools, Wolfson examines Jewish mystical texts from late antiquity, pre-kabbalistic sources from the tenth to the twelfth centuries, and twelfth- and thirteenth-century kabbalistic literature. His work demonstrates that the sense of sight assumes an epistemic priority in these writings, reflecting and building upon those scriptural passages that affirm the visual nature of revelatory experience. Moreover, the author reveals an androcentric eroticism in the scopic mentality of Jewish mystics, which placed the externalized and representable form, the phallus, at the center of the visual encounter. In the visionary experience, as Wolfson describes it, imagination serves a primary function, transmuting sensory data and rational concepts into symbols of those things beyond sense and reason. In this view, the experience of a vision is inseparable from the process of interpretation. Fundamentally challenging the conventional distinction between experience and exegesis, revelation and interpretation, Wolfson argues that for the mystics themselves, the study of texts occasioned a visual experience of the divine located in the imagination of the mystical interpreter. Thus he shows how Jewish mystics preserved the invisible transcendence of God without doing away with the visual dimension of belief.

The Unique Cherub Circle

The  Unique Cherub  Circle Author Joseph Dan
ISBN-10 3161467981
Release 1999-01
Pages 296
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The main point delivered by this book is that Jews living in Germany during the Middle Ages developped a dynamic and variegated culture which should be recognized as a constituent of European and German medieval religiosity. The esoterics, mystics and pietists who produced works like those analyzed in this volume derived their inspiration from the traditional Jewish texts, but were also part of the world they lived in, despite the seclusions enforced by the religious prejudices of the time. The esoterical-mystical phenomena described were to a very large extent an original development in central-European Jewry, and constitute one of their most important contributions to Jewish culture as a whole. In some cases, a spiritual atmosphere reminiscent of early Protestant sects, which were to appear in the same regions three centuries later, can be discerned. Some of these texts influenced the Christian kabbalists of the sixteenth century, like Johannes Reuchlin and others. This is a major spiritual phenomenon which has been completely neglected until now, and it is hoped that this volume will contribute to a new appreciation of this aspect of European creativity in the Middle Ages.

Gershom Scholem

Gershom Scholem Author David Biale
ISBN-10 0674363329
Release 1982-01
Pages 205
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Through a lifetime of passionate scholarship, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) uncovered the "domains of tradition hidden under the debris of centuries" and made the history of Jewish mysticism and messianism comprehensible and relevant to current Jewish thought. In this paperback edition of his definitive book on Scholem's work, David Biale has shortened and rearranged his study for the benefit of the general reader and the student. A new introduction and new passages in the main text highlight the pluralistic character of Jewish theology as seen by Scholem, the place of the Kabbalah in debates over Zionism versus assimilation, and the interpretation of Kafka as a Jewish writer.

Astrology in the Renaissance

Astrology in the Renaissance Author Eugenio Garin
ISBN-10 014019259X
Release 1990
Pages 144
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Astrology in the Renaissance has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Astrology in the Renaissance also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Astrology in the Renaissance book for free.

Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth Century Venice

Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth Century Venice Author Sarra Copia Sulam
ISBN-10 9780226779874
Release 2009-11-15
Pages 632
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The first Jewish woman to leave her mark as a writer and intellectual, Sarra Copia Sulam (1600?–41) was doubly tainted in the eyes of early modern society by her religion and her gender. This remarkable woman, who until now has been relatively neglected by modern scholarship, was a unique figure in Italian cultural life, opening her home, in the Venetian ghetto, to Jews and Christians alike as a literary salon. For this bilingual edition, Don Harrán has collected all of Sulam’s previously scattered writings—letters, sonnets, a Manifesto—into a single volume. Harrán has also assembled all extant correspondence and poetry that was addressed to Sulam, as well as all known contemporary references to her, making them available to Anglophone readers for the first time. Featuring rich biographical and historical notes that place Sulam in her cultural context, this volume will provide readers with insight into the thought and creativity of a woman who dared to express herself in the male-dominated, overwhelmingly Catholic Venice of her time.

Atalanta Fugiens

Atalanta Fugiens Author Michael Maiers
ISBN-10 1781071853
Release 2015-11-25
Pages 234
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One of the finest alchemical emblem books and unique in its own right. Michael Maier's work is richly illustrated with original prints by M. Merian; each of the 50 emblems presented consists of a motto, print, epigram, and a three-part musical setting of the epigram, followed by an exposition of its meaning.

The Book of Concealed Mystery

The Book of Concealed Mystery Author Continuum,
ISBN-10 9781441104717
Release 2000-01-09
Pages 96
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This is a book of the key text of the Kabbalah, a work known as the Zohar ("Splendour"). The Zohar is a commentary on the Torah and although it is sometimes ascribed to a second-century rabbi, Simon Bar-Yochai, the form in which it is most widely known originates with Moses of Leon, a native of Granada, who died in 1305.The kabbalists believe that the undefinable origin of all things is Ein Sof - the cause of causes, the infinite, that which underlies everything. The universe emanates from the divine in successive layers called esefiroti. Everything exists in God, but God extends infinitely beyond existence. All we know and are is linked together, pervaded and maintained by the divine. According to this work, the light of God must be concealed in order to be revealed to creation. Even though the kabbalists believe that ultimately Ein Sof is beyond expression or understanding, the contemplation of God's presence in all things causes our thoughts to be purified.

The Muses

The Muses Author Jean-Luc Nancy
ISBN-10 0804727813
Release 1996
Pages 118
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Jean-Luc Nancy's probing analysis of art and the sensible presentation of an idea examines why there are several arts and not just one. He uses Hegel's conclusions in Aesthetics and the Phenomenology of Spirit as support for his theory.


CHALDEAN ACCOUNT OF GENESIS Author George 1840-1876 Smith
ISBN-10 1361481994
Release 2016-08-25
Pages 360
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Kabbalah

The Kabbalah Author Christian David Ginsburg
ISBN-10 BCUL:VD2201029
Release 1865
Pages 163
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Lectures on the Science of Religion

Lectures on the Science of Religion Author Friedrich Max Müller
ISBN-10 UOM:39015019365843
Release 1872
Pages 300
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Zohar The Book of Splendor

Zohar  The Book of Splendor Author Gershom Scholem
ISBN-10 9780307493699
Release 2011-07-20
Pages 128
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One of the great masterpieces of Western religious thought, the Zohar represents an attempt to uncover hidden meanings behind the world of appearances. It is the central work in the literature of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. This volume of selected passages from the Zohar, culled by the greatest authority on Jewish mysticism, offers a sampling of its unique vision of the esoteric wonders of creation; the life and destiny of the soul; the confluence of physical and divine love; suffering and death; exile and redemption. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cultural Intermediaries

Cultural Intermediaries Author David B. Ruderman
ISBN-10 081223779X
Release 2004-03-26
Pages 293
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Focusing on an epoch of spectacular demographic, political, economic, and cultural changes for European Jewry, Cultural Intermediaries chronicles the lives and thinking of ten Jewish intellectuals of the Renaissance, nine of them from Italy and one a Portuguese exile who settled in the Ottoman empire after a long sojourn in Italy. David B. Ruderman, Giuseppe Veltri, and the other contributors to this volume detail how, in the relative openness of cultural exchange encountered in such intellectual centers as Florence, Mantua, Pisa, Naples, Ferrara, and Salonika, these Jewish savants sought to enlarge their cultural horizons, to correlate the teachings of their own tradition with those outside it, and to rethink the meaning of their religious and ethnic identities within the intellectual and religious categories common to European civilization as a whole. The engaging intellectual profiles created especially for this volume by scholars from Israel, North America, and Europe represent an important rereading and reinterpretation of early modern Jewish culture and society and its broader European intellectual contexts.

Histoire Critique Du Gnosticisme

Histoire Critique Du Gnosticisme Author Jacques Matter
ISBN-10 1230417982
Release 2013-09
Pages 82
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Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1828 edition. Extrait: ...pour etablir ses doctrines vis-a-vis de celles du christianisme, avait compose quelques ouvrages, dont Grabe a recueilli de legers fragmens 2: ses disciples ne produisirent que la Predication de S. Paul, ecrit apocryphe, et un evangile qu'ils intitulaient les quatre coins du monde.' C'etait bien peu de chose pour alimenter une ecole, au milieu d'une activite aussi prodigieuse que celle qui caracterise les philosophes de leur temps. La division de cette ecole fut pour elle une autre cause de ruine non moins puissante. Des i Hist. eccles., lie. II, c. l3. 2 Les etvJipfrfjiKO). Voj. Spicilegium SS. Patrum, t. Ii p. 3o5. '-j-' 3 Pat. apost., ed. Cotel., I, pag. 345. Cyprianus, De fapt., pag. 310, son origine elle se partagea en plusieurs sectes, dont nous ne connaissons plus que les noms. Les uns se rapprochaient plus du christianisme, d'autres du judaisme. Leurs nouveaux enseignemens furent de peu d'importance, et ils retomberent bientot eux-memes dans l'oubli. Tel fut le sort des Cleobiens1, des Gortheniens, des Masbotheens, des Adrianites, des Euthychetes et des Dositheens.2 Les Menandriens firent exception. Meandre. . 3. Menandre fut le veritable chef de l'ecole, apres la mort du maitre. Il eclipsa tous les autres simoniens. Aussi se disait-il envoye par la puissance supreme de Dieu, ambition que, depuis lui, parmi tous les chefs de systemes, Montanus, Manes et Mahomet ont seuls repetee, chacun a sa maniere. Ce ne fut point par ses doctrines qu'il se fit le plus de...