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Mystical Experience in Abraham Abulafia, The
     

Mystical Experience in Abraham Abulafia, The

by Moshe Idel
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438407456
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

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.

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