Qabalah: A Magical Primer

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Weiser Books, Mar 15, 2002 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 224 pages
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While it began as a mystical interpretation of Jewish scriptural texts, today Qabalah is much more. As John Bonner writes in his introduction, "Qabalah is a metaphysical philosophy, or rather a theosophy, that sets out to answer a series of vital questions regarding the nature of God, His creation, and the place of man in His divine plan." It is a living, growing system of personal development. In addition, much of contemporary Western magick is founded on the work of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, which based its ritual and teachings firmly in Qabalah. This scholarly introduction explores the mysteries of Qabalah through the symbolism of the Tree of Life and its four distinct elements: the three Pillars of Manifestation, the ten Holy Sephiroth, the Paths that run to and from the Sephiroth, and the Veils. For each Sephirah, Bonner provides detailed information on magical, astrological, and tarot correspondences - as well as how different religious traditions relate to the concepts contained in each.
  

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An excellent book on the subject
I was pretty snags by how good third book is. I have read a few books on the the kabbalah, but this sets out the subject master in a clear and practical way. I would recommend this for beginners or people revisiting the basics of kabbalah.

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Page 10 - And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.

About the author (2002)

John Bonner holds a certificate in education from the University of London Institute of Education. He has been a student of Qabalah for over 25 years. He is married to artist Susan Jameson.

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