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Sefer Yetzirah / Book of Formation – Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan (English)

The Enneagram and Kabbalah 2nd Edition. Also included is a digest of all major commentaries on the text of Sefer Yetzirah and a bibliography of many of the major kabbalistic works that discuss it, as well as extensive notes regarding various aspects of the translation, Rabbi Kaplan’s translation is based on the Gra version, which has been thought to be the most authentic. May 16, Isaac rated it really liked it Shelves: His sublime grasp of physics is never used to overwhelm the reader or cause him to have to study to meditate on the thesis.

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Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation: In Theory and Practice by Aryeh Kaplan

He expounds on the dynamics of the spiritual domain, the worlds of the Sefirot, souls, and angels. Probably the best edition I have read on the Sefer Yetzirah. Now in its 7th printing since republication inthe Sefer Yetzirah has established itself as a primary source for all serious students of Kabbalah.

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I was also fascinated to see in the first three chapters are primarily about what we are familiar with as Eastern meditation. We put it down enriched by the intellectual company of Aryeh Kaplan, and grateful for this “gift he left behind.

The best work on the subject of the Sepher Yetzirah I’ve ever read. When properly understood, Sefer Yetzirah becomes the instruction manual for a very special type of meditation meant to arye concentration and to aid the development of telekinetic and telepathic powers. I’ve read other translations which left a lot to yetzurah desired.

Looking for beautiful books? Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. It reads very much like a textbook. Good book Great study. But most of all, it is always clear and to the point. One response to the book has been to associate it with the animating of a Golem an artificial humanoid made of clayusing permutations of the letters of creation.

I suspect that Sefer Yetzirah which is supposedly written by Abraham Avrohum Aveinu may be the source of much of Eastern enlightenment of the Buddhist variety as well as Astrological insight by the Caledeans and their successors.

This is the second disappointment of this order my quest has suffered. Witnesses to the One: In his short lifetime he wrote over over 50 books. Symbols of the Kabbalah. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

Modern arguments about dating have ranged from the early centuries of the Christian era to shortly before the appearance of the earliest datable commentary, by Saadya Gaon CE: Wisdom is the level above all division, where everything is a simple unity.

Overall rating No ratings yet 0. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Serer 11, Bianka rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I can’t emphasize the excellence of the book or its validity to all students of the Sepher Yetzirah.


Honey from the Rock. The Lamp of God: The Wisdom of Maimonides. I wish that I could have corresponded with Aryeh Kaplan about certain kabbalistic concepts but only today I found out that he died in Secrets of the Hebrew Alphabet.

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Not an easy one. Classical Texts, Contemporary Reflections. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Aryeeh people who study the QBLH have studied only its western medieval interpretation of the system; this is the system that has been publicly yetziirah by groups such as the Rosicrucians, the Golden Dawn, and the OTO. Sedusa rated it it was amazing Jan 20, L’acqua pura e semplice Limited preview. Kapplan Yetzirah Aryeh Kaplan Snippet view – When it comes to picking the right version of a book which can demand a lifetime worth of study, the student of Kaballah should look no further.

This is the source of the creation of Kabbalah practices and a must read for anyone interested in mystical practice. Tzi Langermann the critic noted abovea leading authority on medieval Jewish and other scientific and philosophical literature, who discussed it for a general readership as recently as Octoberin the magazine “Tablet. Aryen powers were meant to help initiates perform feats that outwardly appeared magical. Rabbi Kaplan’s translation of this oldest and most mysterious of all Kabbalistic texts provides a unique perspective on the meditative and magical aspects of Kabbalah.