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The Mystic Quest explains the major ideas and concepts of Jewish mystical thought in a way that the general reader can clearly understand. Drawing upon his own extensive research as well as on the growing body of scholarly material on the subject, Dr. David Ariel, president of the Cleveland College of Jewish Studies, presents the extremely difficult and complex elements of Jewish mysticism in language that makes it accessible to the layperson.
A lucid, accessible introduction to the esoteric mystical tradition in Judaism known as Kabbalah. "The first comprehensive history of Jewish mystics to make its ideas accessible to the nonspecialist. Readers, Jewish or non-Jewish, with an interest in mysticism will find much knowledge here."--Publishers Weekly.
|A Note to the Reader|
|1||Seekers of Unity: The Nature of Mysticism||1|
|2||Bridging the Abyss: The History of Jewish Mysticism||17|
|3||Living with the Abyss: The Character of Jewish Mysticism||39|
|4||The Hidden and the Revealed: The Principles of Jewish Mysticism||51|
|5||The Calculus of the Divine World: The Teaching of the Sefirot||65|
|6||The Shekhinah: The Feminine Aspect of God||89|
|7||Language and Being: The Torah as God's Emanation||111|
|8||The Oneness of Being: The Destiny of the Soul||123|
|9||The Mystic Drama: The Religious Life of the Jewish Mystic||139|
|10||Uplifting the Sparks: Modern Jewish Mysticism||163|
|11||Jewish Mysticism and the Mystic Quest||191|