Ascensions on High in Jewish Mysticism: Pillars, Lines, Ladders

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Central European University Press, 2005 - Religion - 249 pages
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Ascensions on high took many forms in Jewish mysticism and they permeated most of its history from its inception until Hasidism. The book surveys the various categories, with an emphasis on the archetectural images of the ascent, like the resort images of pillars, lines, and ladders.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
21
CHAPTER
61
On Cosmic Pillars in Jewish Sources
73
CHAPTER
94
CHAPTER
96
CHAPTER
136
Psychanodia and Metamorphoses of Pillars
143
Medieval
167
Concluding Remarks
205
Name Index
239
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