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The Greek Qabalah: Alphabetical Mysticism and Numerology in the Ancient World

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This book will be of interest to a wide range of readers, from students of Ancient History and early Christianity, to Qabalists and modern magicians. Extensive notes and citations from original sources will make this authoritative work an essentialreference for researchers and practitioners for years to come. Includes are appendices for tables of alphabetic symbolism, a ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Weiser Books (first published January 15th 1999)
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Constantinos Nterziotis
Fallible translation in Hellenic, with mistakes in references and even in diagrams. Zero commenting. The writer doesn't has enough knowledge of Hellenic history and earlier times, civilizations, so he doesn't know the discoveries of Hellenic tablets with letters of the alphabet or he denies to accept that besides that the Minoan and Mycenaic sphenoid and linear forms gave birth to the alphabet, or the other opinion that they co-existed with the alphabet. This later view justifies the findings of ...more
Fred Kohn
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was attracted to this book by its strange title; is there a Greek Qabalah? The author quickly apologizes for the anachronistic title, which made me wonder why he simply did not name the book The Greek Origins of Qabalah, which, though less sensational, would have been a more accurate description of what this book is about. Once over this little bump, the book flowed nicely. Like most people, I suppose, I was particularly interested in the most famous instance of gematria, the number 666 of ...more
Susan
Jun 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
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Poorly written. Basically his dissertation reprinted but nothing is fleshed out with no outside substantiating evidence given. His theory that the Hebrew Alphabet comes from Greek and not Egyptian hangs on a flimsy chain. The only thing that the Greeks under Alexander did was translate the written Hebrew in 322 as the Septuagint.


Read either Edward Dingle, The Typal Use of the 22 Letters of the Hebrew Alphabet or John Lamb's Hebrew characters derived from hieroglyphics for a rebuttal and true
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