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The essential Kabbalah : the heart of Jewish mysticism

Author: Daniel Chanan Matt
Publisher: [San Francisco, CA] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A translation of the Kabbalah for the layperson includes a compact presentation of each primary text and features a practical analysis and vital historical information that offers insight into the various aspects of Jewish mysticism.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Chanan Matt
ISBN: 0062511645 9780062511645 0062511637 9780062511638
OCLC Number: 31409623
Description: 221 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The purpose --
The nature of God --
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.
Responsibility: [compiled and translated with notes by] Daniel C. Matt.
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A translation of the Kabbalah for the layperson includes a compact presentation of each primary text and features a practical analysis and vital historical information that offers insight into the various aspects of Jewish mysticism.

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