The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism by Geoffrey W. Dennis

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism by Geoffrey W. Dennis

Judaism forms one of the oldest esoteric traditions in the world. Throughout the ages it has been instrumental in under-pinning a wide-range of esoteric practices; from magic and alchemy through to many divination practices such as astrology, numerology and dream interpretation. Today, Jewish mysticism, is considered to fall into three different eras of Jewish history. The best well-known is the Kabbalah, which emerged in 12th-century Europe but earlier forms emerged including Merkabah mysticism (100BCE–1000CE), and Chassidei Ashkenaz (early 13th century CE). Re-Discovering an Ancient Tradition For many millennia the sacred…

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The Body and Its Symbolism by Annick de Souzenelle

The Body and Its Symbolism by Annick de Souzenelle

Although not widely known outside of her native country of France and of Italy – where she still holds lecture tours even though in her early 90s, Annick de Souzenelle has been an esoteric scholar, lecturer and writer of high standing for over 50 years. Born in Rennes in 1922, Souzenelle, at an early age, became aware of the wider world she was born into – one which she soon assessed and questioned with a suspicious and judgmental eye as she witnessed the continuing aftermath of World War One. As…

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Daily Kabbalah by Gershon Winkler

Daily Kabbalah by Gershon Winkler

Kabbalah, for those who are unfamiliar, is an illuminating spiritual system that has become adaptable to many modern spiritual applications without losing much of its inherent value. Daily Kabbalah: Wisdom from the Tree of Life is a collection of 365 nuggets of wisdom, drawn from this ancient esoteric tradition. The idea is that you reflect on one per day. Each saying or quotation is from primary Kabbalistic texts, important Kabbalstic scholars and other ancient sources, such as the Babylonian Talmud. Many of them are also drawn from essential Jewish writings,…

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