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Gershom Scholem opened up a once esoteric world of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, to concerned students of religion: a tradition of repeated attempts to achieve and portray direct experiences of God. A history of the Kabbalah before the Zohar, this book analyzes the leading ideas of Jewish mysticism up to the period of its classical formulation.

4.IdentificationofAncientSourcesPreservedintheTraditionoftheGermanHasidim:RazaRabbaandBahir 5. The First Three Sefiroth 6. The Six Lower Sefiroth: The Limbs of the Primordial Man and Their Symbolism— The Place of Evil 7. The Syzygy of the Masculine and the Feminine: The Seventh and Tenth Sefirah in the Bahir— The Symbolism of the Right-eous 8. The Symbolism of the Shekhinah and the Feminine: The Jewel 9. Elements of the Doctrine of the Aeons Among the German Hasi-dim 10. The Transmigration of Souls and the Mysticism of Prayer in the Bahir CHAPTER 3 T H E F I R S T K A B B A L I S T S I N P R O V E N C E • 1 9 9 1. Abraham ben Isaac of Narbonne 2. Abraham ben David ( Rabad) 3. Jacob the Nazirite and the Groups of Ascetics in the Communi-ty, Perushim and Nezirim— Catharism and Kabbalah— Revela-tions Granted to the Ascetics and the Forms of These Revela-tions— The Doctrine of Kawwanah in Prayer 4. Isaac the Blind and His Writings 5. Isaac’s Doctrine of the ’ En- sof and the Sefiroth 6. Good and Evil in Isaac and Other Sources 7. Isaac’s Contemplative Mysticism: Kawwanah and Debhequth 8. The Writings of the ’ Iyyun Circle 9. Fundamental Conceptions of This Circle: The Primordial Ether— Light- and Language- Mysticism 10. The Thirteen Middoth, Ten Sefiroth and Three Lights Above Them in Pseudo- Hai 11. The Sefirotic Doctrines of a Pseudoepigraphic Epistle CHAPTER 4 T H E K A B B A L I S T I C C E N T E R I N G E R O N A • 3 6 5 1. The Kabbalists of Gerona and Their Writings 2. Debates and Disturbances Resulting from the Propaganda of the Kabbalists: Their Role in the Controversy over the Writings of Maimonides 3. Elevation Through Kawwanah: The Nothing and the Hokhmah   4. The Doctrines of Azriel and Nahmanides on the Process of Em-vi Contents   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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