The Book of Splendours: The Inner Mysteries of Qabalism

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Weiser Books, Jun 1, 1973 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 192 pages
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This is the first part of Eliphas Levi's last great descourse on the mysteries of occultism that was continued and concluded in The Great Secret. In it, Levi examines with great precision and insight the inner meanings of Qabalism and their relationship to the occult sciences. Part One is a commentary on the Spihra Dzeniuta by Simeon Ben-Jochal, which includes an examination of the affinities between Qabalism and Freemasonry. Part Two pursues the correspondences between Qabalism, Numerology and the Tarot. This edition includes an appendix by Papus (Dr. Gerard Encausse) summarizing Levi's doctrines and teachings and supplying some fascinating information on some of the master's many disciples.

 

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Contents

The Idra Suta or The Great Synod Commentary on
Details Concerning the Great White Beard
The Microprosopopeia Considered as Androgynous
tln Justice Following the Text of Rabbi Simeon
The Legend of Krishna Selection from the Bhagayadam
The Story of Phaleg
Baphomet
The Doctrine of Eliphas Leyi by Papas
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Alphonse Louis Constant, better know by his pen name Eliphas Levi, was a master of the traditional Rosicrucian interpretation of the Kabbalah. He was born in France in 1810, and through the offices of the parish priest, was educated for the church at Saint-Sulpice. He was later expelled from seminary for teaching doctrines contrary to those of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1824 Levi began studying the occult sciences, and wrote about magic and the Kabbalah for the next three decades. His other books include Transcendental Magic, Mysteries of the Qabalah, and The Book of Splendours.

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