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Sefer Yetzirah

Sefer Yetzirah
  • Author : Aryeh Kaplan
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  • Release Date :1997-05-01
  • Total pages :424
  • ISBN : 9781609254483
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Summary : Now in its 7th printing since republication in 1997, the Sefer Yetzirah has established itself as a primary source for all serious students of Kabbalah. Rabbi Kaplan's translation of this oldest and most mysterious of all Kabbalistic texts provides a unique perspective on the meditative and magical aspects of Kabbalah. He expounds on the dynamics of the spiritual domain, the worlds of Sefirot, souls and angels. This translation is based on Gra version of the Sefer Yetzirah and includes the author's extraordinary commentary on all its mystical aspects including kabbalistic astrology, Ezekiel's vision and the 231 gates. Also included are three alternative versions to make this volume the most complete work on the Sefer Yetzirah available in English.

Book of Creation

Book of Creation
  • Author : Aryeh Kaplan
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  • Release Date :1995-01-01
  • Total pages :388
  • ISBN : 9781568215037
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Summary : Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan has translated Sefer Yetzirah, the oldest and most mysterious of all kabbalistic texts, and now brings its theoretical, meditative, and magical implications to light. He expounds on the dynamics of the spiritual domain, the worlds of the Sefirot, souls, and angels. When properly understood, Sefer Yetzirah becomes the instruction manual for a very special type of meditation meant to strengthen concentration and to aid the development of telekinetic and telepathic powers.

Sepher Yetzirah: The Book of Creation

Sepher Yetzirah: The Book of Creation
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :2006-09
  • Total pages :124
  • ISBN : 1585092827
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Summary : Considered to be the oldest known Jewish mystical text now an important part of Cabalistic studies. It first appeared in historical records during the first century C.E., but its principles had been passed down for centuries before this, with Jewish scholars believing that the patriarch Abraham had received the teachings directly.

Sefer Yetzirah

Sefer Yetzirah
  • Author : Akiba Ben Joseph
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  • Release Date :2019-09-25
  • Total pages :66
  • ISBN : 9781684223961
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Summary : 2019 Reprint of 1923 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. Sefer, Book of Formation, or Book of Creation is the title of the earliest extant book on Jewish esotericism, although some early commentators treated it as a treatise on mathematical and linguistic theory as opposed to Kabbalah. Yetzirah is more literally translated as "Formation"; the word Briah is used for "Creation". The book is traditionally ascribed to the patriarch Abraham, although others attribute its writing to Rabbi Akiva. Modern scholars have not reached consensus on the question of its origins. According to Rabbi Saadia Gaon, the objective of the book's author was to convey in writing from a Jewish perspective how the things of our universe came into existence. Translated from the Hebrew, with annotations by Knut Stenring. Includes the 32 paths of wisdom, their correspondence with the Hebrew alphabet and the Tarot symbols and with an introduction by Arthur Edward Waite.

Sefer Yetzirah - Book of Formation

Sefer Yetzirah - Book of Formation
  • Author : Chaim ben Joseph Vital,Vital Chayim
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  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :118
  • ISBN : 9788894956832
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Summary : According to Kabbalah, matter does not exist by itself. As soon the letters of the Holy Alphabet are pronounced by the mouth of God, they materialize and become the actual object representing that word. Among the many versions, this edition with Lurianic notes is the most complete nowadays

Sefer Yetzirah

Sefer Yetzirah
  • Author : Meira Epstein
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  • Release Date :2018-08-21
  • Total pages :196
  • ISBN : 9781726072953
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Summary : Sefer Yetzirah is one of the oldest Jewish esoteric texts, which inspired mystics throughout the centuries, and it is hard to exaggerate its importance in the development of spiritual thought. In a concise style it describes the Divine Primordial Creation of the World --the Ten Sefirot, Physical Space, Calendric Time, the Human Body and Life Conditions-- by combining the primary Elements of Air, Fire and Water, with the creative power of Numbers and the 22 Letters of the Hebrew Alphabet as the Prima Materia.

Sepher Yetzirah

Sepher Yetzirah
  • Author : William Wynn Westcott
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  • Release Date :2018-10-26
  • Total pages :34
  • ISBN : 0993421075
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Summary : The ?Sepher Yetzirah, ? or ?Book of Formation, ? is perhaps the oldest philosophical treatise which is yet extant in the Hebrew language. The great interest which has been evinced of late years in the Hebrew Kabalah, and the modes of thought and doctrine allied to it, has induced me to translate this volume from the original Hebrew texts, and to collate with them the Latin versions of mediaeval authorities. Three important books of the ?Zohar, ? or ?Splendour, ? which is the great storehouse of Kabalistic teaching, have been for the first time translated into English by that skilful and erudite Kabalist, my fellow student in occult science, MacGregor Mathers, and the ?Sepher Yetzirah? in an English translation is almost a necessary companion to these even more abstruse disquisitions: the two books indeed mutually explain each ot

Sefer Yetzirah

Sefer Yetzirah
  • Author : Amy M Wall
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  • Release Date :2017-09-15
  • Total pages :186
  • ISBN : 9780984220533
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Summary : It is impossible to overstate the importance of the Sefer Yetzirah to the development of Kabbalah. The Sefer Yetzirah lies at the very heart of the way Kabbalah has been understood and practiced since the 2nd century. The Sefer Yetzirah also serves as the very foundation stone of the Western Mystery Tradition; much of what is considered gospel by students of Tarot, magic and Kabbalah is derived from one or another particular translation or interpretation of the Sefer Yetzirah. Sefer Yetzirah: Magic and Mysticism explores the deep mysteries of the Sefer Yetzirah. By comparing translations of different versions of the text, the mystical meaning hidden in each Verse is revealed. Suggested meditations and exercises are provided to aid the spiritual student.

Sodei Razaya

Sodei Razaya
  • Author : Eleazar Of Worms
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  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :180
  • ISBN : 9788894956740
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Summary : Eleazar's Commentary on the Book of Formation (Sefer Yetzirah) is one of the best known and referenced texts dealing with the formation of a Golem - a living being created from inanimate matter. The author gives an extensive explanation of the correct permutations and their sequences

SEFER YETZIRAH: El Libro de la Formación

SEFER YETZIRAH: El Libro de la Formación
  • Author : Sangue Shi
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  • Release Date :2020-05-31
  • Total pages :90
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Summary : El Sefer Yetzirá es uno de los textos cabalísticos más antiguos que se conocen, considerado el primer libro existente sobre esoterismo judío. El título significa literalmente "Libro de la Formación" o "Libro de la Creación", también se lo conoce como "Libro de Abraham" ya que supuestamente aquí se recogen sus enseñanzas.Este texto es una gran introducción a los misterios y conocimientos de la Cábala; es un instructivo filosófico del origen de la creación del universo y del hombre. Para la correcta comprensión del texto, por lo menos en sentido parcial, hay que prestarle especial atención a la peculiaridad esencial de la lengua hebrea: aquella asociación indisoluble y necesaria entre números y letras; cada letra sugiere un número, y cada grupo de letras tienen una significación numérica, tan vital como su significado literal. Es, junto con el Zohar, la principal obra de la Kabbalah.'El Sefer Yetzirah describe cómo fue creado el mundo por el Dios de Israel, a través de los 32 senderos de la sabiduría. Explica cómo se creó el mundo a través de su palabra, para lo que hace una síntesis del significado de las letras del alfabeto desvelando muchos misterios cabalísticos (Ribadeneira, 2013).Esta es una recopilación y publicación del Sefer Yetzirah, realizada por Sangue shi (Sangue, 2020).

Book of Formation or Sepher Yetzirah

Book of Formation or Sepher Yetzirah
  • Author : A.E. Waite
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  • Release Date :2004-06-01
  • Total pages :78
  • ISBN : 9780892545568
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Summary : The Sepher Yetzirah, or Book of Formation, although very short, is probably the most important of the Kabalistic texts. Its secrets were passed on in the Hebrew oral tradition until it was written down in the 2nd century b.c.e. It lays out the principles of Kabalistic cosmology and the Tree of Life, how humankind (the microcosm) reflects the Divine (the macrocosm). It also sets forth the Hebrew doctrine of Logos--the creation of the world in numbers, letters, and sound. As such, it is a seminal text for all serious magicians. Stenring has made a word-for-word translation from several texts, choosing only those parts which he believed to be authentic. He reveals the text's secrets in his diagrams, tables, and extensive notes. His "Master Key to the Theoretical and Practical Kabala" is a diagram of the correspondences between the English and Hebrew alphabets and is not found in other translations of the Sepher Yetzirah. Also unique in this translation is Stenring's assignment of certain tarot cards to the paths on the Tree of Life. Several authors have done this before, but Stenring asserts that he arrived at his correspondences on his own. The introduction by Waite surveys the historical background of the Sepher Yetzirah translations and the import of this foundational Kabbalistic text.

The Origin of Letters and Numerals According to the Sefer Yetzirah

The Origin of Letters and Numerals According to the Sefer Yetzirah
  • Author : Mordell Phineas
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  • Release Date :2018-11-10
  • Total pages :72
  • ISBN : 9780353158740
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Summary : 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 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. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Sefer Yezira

Sefer Yezira
  • Author : N.A
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  • Release Date :1970
  • Total pages :63
  • ISBN : 9780870680083
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Return to the Place

Return to the Place
  • Author : Jill Hammer
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  • Release Date :2020-09-07
  • Total pages :380
  • ISBN : 9781934730065
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Summary : Rabbi Jill Hammer has taken ancient Jewish mystical text and transformed it into a contemporary guide for meditative practice. In Return to the Place, Rabbi Hammer guides the reader through the story of creation as the ancient text of the Sefer Yetzirah draws readers in and invites them to become participants in the book's vibrant incantations, bringing the Creator's sacred energy into the world. The Sefer Yetzirah is a creation story like none other, describing the creation of the world in cryptic, mystical, poetic text. Rabbi Jill Hammer has taken a fresh look at this text that scholars believe goes back to the sixth century CE, embracing this text with healing intention. Through guided meditations at each step along the way, Rabbi Hammer allows readers to dig deeply into the text to experience the potential power of these ancient writings. Hammer builds a thought-provoking bridge from the past to the present-translating the text and focusing on its key aspects to give readers a relevant focus for contemplation. Advance Praise "Sefer Yetzirah has been called the foundational text of Jewish mysticism, but despite many scholarly attempts to explain it, readers still find its language baffling and its message indecipherable. Now Rabbi Jill Hammer has clarified the text for us all. Without ruining its mystery, she reveals its cosmic vision of 'space, time, and body-soul.' Beyond this, she has created a new-ancient meditative practice based on this mystical masterpiece. Her superb achievement is a gift for all of us!" -Dr. Daniel Matt, author of The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism "A tour de force -at once scholarly, whimsical, deeply poetic, and eminently accessible. Hammer combines translation, commentary, and meditations with her uniquely seasoned sensibility, one that balances feminine and masculine, sensual and philosophical." -Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, author of The Receiving: Reclaiming Jewish Women's Wisdom "Rabbi Hammer, one of the most original religious guides of our time, opens up for us a text that has fascinated mystics and philosophers for more than a millennium - and yet has remained deeply mysterious. Return to the Place shows us that the Sefer Yetzirah is a 'doorway into the deep structure of creation'-with the power to transform the cosmos as well as each person's most intimate experience." -Dr. Nathaniel Berman, author of Divine and Demonic in the Poetic Mythology of the Zohar "Like its subject, the mysterious Book of Creation, Return to the Place brilliantly defies categorization. It is a detailed commentary, a bold spirit-guide, and a valuable work of scholarship. It is both audacious and perspicacious. And no one could have written it but Rabbi Dr. Jill Hammer." -Rabbi Dr. Jay Michaelson, author of Everything is God: The Radical Path of Non-Dual Judaism

Timeless Kingdom: : A Study in Son of Man, Science and Sefer Yetzirah

Timeless Kingdom: : A Study in Son of Man, Science and Sefer Yetzirah
  • Author : Bettina Morello
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  • Release Date :2006-05-01
  • Total pages :388
  • ISBN : 1467812269
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Summary : Through the Winds of Time is a wonderful collection of poems written by James Eagle in clear modern language. The author uses his experiences with his law enforcement career and pours it into his poetry. These poems are just like life, they will make you laugh, cry, smile, remember old times, and make you think. These poems are inspired by our times and the lives we live today. Whether it is friends, lost love, childhood memories, lessons learned in life, celebrating events, or everyday emotions, you will be able to relate to them and the world we live in. Through the Winds of Time contains forty-nine poems touring through the human emotions.

Sepher Yetzirah

Sepher Yetzirah
  • Author : Tarl Warwick
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  • Release Date :2018-06-07
  • Total pages :36
  • ISBN : 9781720422242
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Summary : The Sepher Yetzirah is one of the main and most important works of Kabbalah. Referenced by other works such as the Bahir, it is broken apart into a series of statements on the Hebrew alphabet and numeric systems. Among other concepts it expounds the concept of creation via the three mothers; Alef, Mem, and Shin, and their relative powers. It is one of the most integral works from which such types of occultism stem.

Selected Poems of Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Selected Poems of Solomon Ibn Gabirol
  • Author : Solomon Ibn Gabirol
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  • Release Date :2016-06-30
  • Total pages :344
  • ISBN : 1400884128
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Summary : Poet, philosopher, and sensitive misanthrope, a spectacular fly in the ointment of the refined eleventh-century Andalusian-Jewish elite, Solomon Ibn Gabirol comes down to us as one of the most complicated intellectual figures in the history of post-biblical Judaism. Unlike his worldly predecessor Shmuel HaNagid, the first important poet of the period, Ibn Gabirol was a reclusive, mystically inclined figure whose modern-sounding medieval poems range from sublime descriptions of the heavenly spheres to poisonous jabs at court life and its pretenders. His verse, which demonstrates complete mastery of the classicizing avant-garde poetics of the day, grafted an Arabic aesthetic onto a biblical vocabulary and Jewish setting, taking Hebrew poetry to a level of metaphysical sophistication and devotional power it has not achieved since. Peter Cole's selection includes poems from nearly all of Ibn Gabirol's secular and liturgical lyric genres, as well as a complete translation of the poet's long masterwork, "Kingdom's Crown." Cole's rich, inventive introduction places the poetry in historical context and charts its influence through the centuries. Extensive annotations accompany the poems. This companion volume to Peter Cole's critically acclaimed Selected Poems of Shmuel HaNagid presents the first comprehensive selection of Ibn Gabirol's verse to be published in English and brings to life an astonishing body of poetry by one of the greatest Jewish writers of all time.

The Poetry of Kabbalah

The Poetry of Kabbalah
  • Author : Peter Cole,Aminadav Dykman
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  • Release Date :2012-04-10
  • Total pages :448
  • ISBN : 0300169167
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Summary : Introduces renderings of, and commentary on, Kabbalistic verse that emerged directly from Jewish mysticism and that reveals the foundations of both language and existence itself.

"Sefer Yesirah" and Its Contexts

  • Author : Tzahi Weiss
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  • Release Date :2018-04-13
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 0812294793
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Summary : Sefer Yeṣirah, or "Book of Formation," is one of the most influential Jewish compositions of late antiquity. First attested to in the tenth century C.E. and attributed by some to the patriarch Abraham himself, Sefer Yeṣirah claims that the world was created by the powers of the decimal number system and the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet. This short, enigmatic treatise was considered canonical by Jewish philosophers and Kabbalists and has fascinated Western thinkers and writers as diverse as Leibnitz and Borges. Nonetheless, Sefer Yesirah is nearly impossible to contextualize, mainly owing to its unique style and the fact that it does not refer to, nor is it referenced by, any other source in late antiquity. After a century and a half of modern scholarship, the most fundamental questions regarding its origins remain contested: Who wrote Sefer Yeṣirah? Where and when was it written? What was its "original" version? What is the meaning of this treatise? In "Sefer Yeṣirah" and Its Contexts, Tzahi Weiss explores anew the history of this enigmatic work. Through careful scrutiny of the text's evolution, he traces its origins to the seventh century C.E., to Jews who lived far from rabbinic circles and were familiar with the teachings of Syriac Christianity. In addition, he examines the reception of Sefer Yeṣirah by anonymous commentators and laypeople who, as early as the twelfth century C.E., regarded Sefer Yeṣirah as a mystical, mythical, or magical treatise, thus significantly differing from the common rabbinic view in that period of the text as a philosophical and scientific work. Examined against the backdrop of this newly sketched historical context, Sefer Yeṣirah provides a unique and surprising aperture to little-known Jewish intellectual traditions of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages which, despite their distance from the rabbinic canon, played a vital role in the development of medieval Jewish learning and culture.

Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510

Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510
  • Author : Moshe Idel
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  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :494
  • ISBN : 0300126263
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Summary : This survey of the history of Kabbalah in Italy represents a major contribution from one of the world's foremost Kabbalah scholars. Idel charts the ways that Kabbalistic thought and literature developed in Italy and how its unique geographical situation facilitated the arrival of both Spanish and Byzantine Kabbalah.