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The Mystical Experience in Abraham Abulafia

Idel, Moshe

Published by SUNY Press
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From Fields Book Store, Estabished 1932 (El Cerrito, CA, U.S.A.)

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This book represents the first wide-scale presentation of a major Jewish mystic, the founder of the ecstatic Kabbalah. It includes a description of the techniques employed by his master, including the role of music. There is a discussion of the characteristics of his mystical experience and the erotic imagery by which it was expressed. Based on all the extant manuscript material of Abulafia, this book opens the way to a new understanding of Jewish mysticism. It points to the importance of the ecstatic Kabbalah for the later developments in mystical Judaism.Moshe Idel was Centennial Scholar in Residence at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Currently, he is Professor of Kabbalah in the Department of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.line to separate header from information. Bookseller Inventory # 9780887065538

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Title: The Mystical Experience in Abraham Abulafia

Publisher: SUNY Press

Binding: Paperback

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At the same location on Polk St in San Francisco from 1932 to 2013, Fields Book Store is now web-only. Fields specializes in new, used, and rare metaphysical and occult books. www.fieldsbooks.com

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