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A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism

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A compendium of the symbolism of the Tree of Life of the Qabalah with special reference to the Tarot. Two volumes in one edition.
Hardcover, 2 pages
Published December 31st 1978 by Weiser Books (first published April 1978)
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Gregory
Sep 04, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book has one of my favorite all-time quotes in it: "Man has made his cake, and he must eat it, every last crumb. And when he has done so, then he may slap the plate on his head and use it for a halo."
Niall
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This two volume series is in my opinion one of the best pieces of literature for anyone who wants to acquaint and educate themselves on qabalistic symbolism . The first volume is the meat, so the speak , regarding the tree of life , the ten sephiroth and their attributions . Each sephira is a world unto itself , mythology. psychology, methaphor and allegory are all used to help the reader understand the sometimes very abstract and seemingly complex nature of qabalah and the tree. It is also prac ...more
Teleri
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: qabalah
This outstanding, if lengthy, book should be at the core of any serious study of the Qabalah. Knight's lucid prose comes closer than any author I've read to accurate descriptions of these Mysteries. I wish to HELL I hadn't lost my copy along the Byzantine turns & coils of my life. The book is now OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive on amazon & ebay. My fixed income just cannot stretch to afford a replacement copy. I've managed to pick up another of his titles as I've rebuilt my life, but I despair of ...more
Heidi The Hippie Reader
Knight is very thorough in his descriptions of the abstract. I refer to this book occasionally for Tree of Life meditations or really any questions that come up about path symbolism because it truly is one of the definitive books on the subject.
Lynne
Feb 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: esoterics
This is an excellent book on the Qabalah.
Isobelle Fox
This was one of the toughest and most complex books I have ever read, but what an amazing treasure trove of information. I will undoubtedly be referencing it for many years.
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Gareth Knight is one of the world's foremost authorities on ritual magic, the Western Mystery Tradition and Qabalistic symbolism. He trained in Dion Fortune's Society of the Inner Light, and has spent a lifetime rediscovering and teaching the principles of magic as a spiritual discipline and method of self-realisation.

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