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

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"Scholem's treatment is complex and stylistically brilliant as he systemically analyzes the history and intellectual background of these critical ideas. Highly recommended."--Library Journal.


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ebook, 336 pages
Published March 30th 2011 by Schocken (first published 1962)
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David
I heard a disciple of Gershom Scholem in a podcast of the show ON BEING and thought I would look into what Scholem wrote about the Kabbalah. What I found was a decent primer on the most prevalent Kabbalistic concepts with chapters for overarching Kabbalistic ideas like Adam Kadmon (primordial man), Shechina, Tzaddikim (righteous people), Gilgulim (soul transmutation or reincarnation) and others.

I find Kabbalah intriguing because I enjoy learning about the mystical symbols that can be derived and
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Derrick X
My brother gave me this book 3 or 4 years ago and it continues to change my life. Definitely a good one.
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