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On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead: Basic Concepts in the Kabbalah

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ISBN13: 9780805210811
ISBN10: 0805210814
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"A major contribution to our understanding of the Kabbalah."

--Arthur Green, Professor of Jewish Thought, Brandeis University

In the Zohar and other writings of the Kabbalah, Jewish mystics developed concepts and symbols to help them penetrate secrets of the cosmos that cannot be understood through reason or intellect. These ideas about God, human beings, and creation continue to fascinate and influence spiritual seekers of all persuasions today.

In clear and easy-to-understand prose, Gershom Scholem, the pioneer of the modern study of Jewish mysticism explains the basic concepts of the Kabbalah: the mystical "form of the imageless God"; good and evil; the Tsaddik or righteous soul; the Shekhinah, the feminine aspect of God; gilgul, the transmigration of souls; and tselem, the concept of the astral body. For anyone seeking to taste the mysteries of the Kabbalah, this is an essential book.

About the Author

Gershom Scholem was a professor of Jewish mysticism at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem until his death in 1982. Among his most important works are Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism, The Messianic Idea in Judaism, and On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism.

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KIER8, August 22, 2008 (view all comments by KIER8)
Are you searching for true understanding of fundamental concepts of Kabbalah/Jewish mysticism ? You will find enlightenment in Gershom Scholem's "On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead: Basic Conceprts in the Kabbalah". Such mystical concepts as: sitra ahra [evil], tsaddik [the righteuos one], shekhinah [the feminist element in divinity], gilgul [transmigration of souls], and tselem [astral body] are clearly explicated.
It includes notes and an index. Scholem, a Hebrew University professor of Jewish mysticism, was a pioneer in the field. He was the author of such works as: Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism, The Messianic Idea in Judaism and Other Studies in Jewish Spirituality, On the Kabbalalh and Its Symbolism, and Shabbati Sevi: The Mystical Messiah.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805210811
Translator:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Author:
Neugroschel, Joachim
Author:
Scholem, Gershom
Author:
Scholem, Gershom Gerhard
Publisher:
Schocken Books Inc
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Judaism - Sacred Writings
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Magick Studies
Subject:
Spiritualism - Kabbalah
Subject:
Judaism - Kabbalah & Mysticism
Subject:
Judaism-Kabbalah and Mysticism
Subject:
kabbalah;judaism;mysticism;religion;jewish mysticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.75 in 0.8 lb

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