Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation in Theory and Practice

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Weiser Books, Mar 15, 2004 - Religion - 424 pages
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Now in its 7th printing since republication in 1997, the Sefer Yetzirah has established itself as a primary source for all serious students of Kabbalah. Rabbi Kaplan's translation of this oldest and most mysterious of all Kabbalistic texts provides a unique perspective on the meditative and magical aspects of Kabbalah. He expounds on the dynamics of the spiritual domain, the worlds of Sefirot, souls and angels.

This translation is based on Gra version of the Sefer Yetzirah and includes the author's extraordinary commentary on all its mystical aspects including kabbalistic astrology, Ezekiel's vision and the 231 gates. Also included are three alternative versions to make this volume the most complete work on the Sefer Yetzirah available in English.

 

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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 (2004)

Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan was a multifaceted, uniquely creative and talented author. In the course of his career, Rabbi Kaplan became known for such books as Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide and The Light Beyond: Adventures in Hasidic Thought.

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