An Introduction to the Study of the Kabalah

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Cosimo, Inc., Nov 1, 2005 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 80 pages
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It may be that the Catholic Church... was from its origin in the possession of the Hebrew Rabbinic secret of the intentional Exoteric nature of the Bible...-from An Introduction to the Study of the KabalahFrom The Da Vinci Code to the public pronouncements of devotion from rock musicians and movie stars, curiosity about Judeo-Christian esoterica is at a new high. And this 1910 primer to the Kabalah, the arcane Jewish mysticism, remains an exciting introduction to the philosophy, explaining its provocative speculation on our role in the grand, divine design of the universe and offering tantalizing hints of the tradition's cryptic devotional and magical practices.British doctor and metaphysician WILLIAM WYNN WESTCOTT (1848-1925) was supreme magus of the Rosicrucian Society and wrote numerous works on such topics as alchemy, astrology, numerology, and theosophy.

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Um dos clássicos no estudo acadêmico sobre o tema apesar de totalmente impreciso quando fala sobre a origem histórica da Cabala.
Wynn Westcot era a associado a MacGregor da na SRIA e depois Golden Dawn.

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Page 6 - The Dogmatic or Theoretical Kabalah indicates philosophical conceptions respecting the Deity, Angels and beings more spiritual than man; the human Soul and its several aspects or parts; concerning pre-existence and re-incarnation and the several worlds or planes of existence. The Practical Kabalah attempts a mystical and allegorical interpretation of the Old Testament, studying each phrase, word and letter; it teaches the connection between letters and numbers and the modes of their inter-relation;...
Page 5 - Loria, who died in 1572 ; and Sabbatai Zevi, who curiously enough became a Mahommedan. Both of these departments of Occult Rabbinic lore have still their living representatives, chiefly scattered individuals; very rarely groups of initiates are found. In Central Europe, parts of Russia, Austria, and Poland, there are even now Jews, known as wonder-working Rabbis, who can do strange things they attribute to the Kabalah, and things very difficult to explain have been seen in England, at the hands of...

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