A Mystical Key to the English Language

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Aug 1, 1992 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 200 pages
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Robert Hoffstein explains that words are not arbitrarily chosen but constructed on ageless principles, an awareness of which allows us to communicate with more understanding and potency. With humor and insight, the author analyzes the esoteric meaning of words and letters we use every day, relating them to ancient alphabets and symbolic language.
 

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Contents

THE VOWELS
11
THE CONSONANTS
31
A SAMPLING OF SIMPLE COMBINATIONS
89
AN OVERVIEW
175
CONCLUSION
181
EXAMPLE OF SOME EXTRAORDINARY WORDS
183
Copyright

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Page x - It would then be found that the words, vowels and phonemes are so many ways of "singing" the world, and that their function is to represent things not, as the naive onomatopoeic theory had it, by reason of an objective resemblance, but because they extract, and literally express, their emotional essence.
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Page 1 - I would try it out on a yeshiva bucherfriend of mine. For him, the Talmud was the only orthodox study; Qabbalah was out of bounds — "evil." I laughingly told him, point blank, that Christ was hidden in his own alphabet in a way that he would never suspect. He looked at me with wide open eyes, anxious to hear what I was about to say, ready to pounce on me for my unorthodox leanings. I simply repeated that "Christ" was the grand finale, the coda of his own beloved Aleph-Beth.

About the author (1992)

Author, artist, poet, and playwright, Robert M. Hoffstein studied the Qabbalah and occult science with Morris Frank for eighteen years.

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