Sefer Yetzirah

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Aryeh Kaplan
Weiser Books, May 1, 1997 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 398 pages
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Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan has translated Sefer Yetzirah, the oldest and most mysterious of all kabbalistic texts, and now brings its theoretical, meditative, and magical implications to light. He expounds on the dynamics of the spiritual domain, the worlds of the Sefirot, souls, and angels. When properly understood, Sefer Yetzirah becomes the instruction manual for a very special type of meditation meant to strengthen concentration and to aid the development of telekinetic and telepathic powers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
  

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Probably the best edition I have read on the Sefer Yetzirah. Well worth the time put into studying it. Read full review

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Essential for the kabbalah student. Contains the "cookbook for the Golem." Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
3
Chapter Two
93
Chapter Three
137
Chapter Four
157
Chapter Five
195
Chapter Six
229
Other Versions of the Sefer Yetzirah
257
Short Version
259
The Gates
301
Editions and Commentaries
317
Printed Editions
319
Other Books Containing The Sefer Yetzirah
320
Manuscripts
324
Commentaries
325
Translations
334
NOTES
339

Long Verion
269
Saadia Version
283
The ThirtyTwo Paths of Wisdom
295

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About the author (1997)

Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan was a world-renowned Torah scholar and is the author of other very important Kabbalah texts: Meditation and the Bible, Meditation and Kabbalah, and The Bahir.

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