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Kabbalah: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism
Kabbalah: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism is a clear, accessible 'primer' and introduction to the major teachings of the Jewish mystics, to various dominant forms of Jewish mystical experiences, as well as to many of the significant texts that constitute classical Jewish mystical literature, and to their authors. Rather than provide an historical approach, this introdu ...more
Paperback, 249 pages
Published March 7th 2006 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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This is a well written academic look at authentic Jewish Kabbalah, not a hyped up pop New Age Kabbalah how to. Mystics, philosophers, and religious history buffs will find a great overview of the subject and some fascinating detail. There were a few dry parts, particularly the detailed description of prophetic mysticism and the theological beliefs / etiological stories connected to it. Still, it is a treasure trove of in it's systematic comparative treatment of the broad categories of mysticism. ...more