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The Mystical Vision of Kabbalah

Kabbalah (literally "receiving" in Hebrew) is an esoteric method, discipline and school of thought. Its definition varied according to the tradition from its religious origin as an integral part of Judaism, to its later Christian, new...

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Planetary Magic and the Hermetic Qabalah

From its inception, the Ogdoadic Tradition known as the Order Aurum Solis has shown Qabalah from the Hermetic point of view. This is radically different than the approach of the Hebrew Qabalah, which used implicitly theological and ph...

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The Book of Abramelin the Mage, Esoteric Grimoire of Kabbalistic Knowledge

Western esoteric thought has its origins in the Late Antique period in the Eastern Mediterranean. This was an area of the world where east met west. Consequently, that was also a place where the religions and intellectual traditions o...

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Why I Fell Out of Love With Kabbalah

This is not a review of the new anthology by Daniel Horwitz, “A Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Reader”; it’s about something I realized when I saw the book on my editor’s bookshelf — that I’m not in love with Kabbalah anymore.

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The hermetic qabalah

There is not one but an infinite number of qabalahs. Each of us have a unique relationship with the symbols used in qabalistic magic. Therefore each of us are building a personal and unique version of the Tree of Life. Every qabalist ...

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Book Review: Shamanic Trance in Modern Kabbalah

This is a book that can be recommended not only to researchers working in the field of Jewish mysticism, but also to colleagues working in the field of religious studies in general. Through its very provocative title--and then through...

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Magical Qabalah for Beginners

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My book, Magical Qabalah for Beginners, is now available for order from most book stores, online order sites and the Llewellyn World...

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Picatrix: An Ancient Manuscript that Teaches How to Get Energy from The Cosmos

The Picatrix is an ancient Arabian book of astrology and occult magic dating back to the 10th or 11th century, which has gained notoriety for the obscene natural of its magical recipes. The Picatrix, with its cryptic astrological desc...

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Kabbalistic Numerology and the Miracle of Chanukah

There’s a natural order to our beautiful world.

Day follows night. Sunset follows sunrise. In the autumn, the leaves turn to rust. In the spring, we witness revival. Nature flows in a rhythmic cadence. Time presses on.

Thi...

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Ars Notoria — Ancient Book That Teaches How to Get Incredible Mental Abilities

Over the centuries a lot of books have been written stating that loyal readers and followers of the text will be gifted with magical powers. In some cases these books are meant to invoke demons or angels. In other cases they promise t...

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Who is Baphomet?

"The terrible Baphomet is, in fact, like all monstrous enigmas of ancient science, nothing more than an innocent and even pious hieroglyph.” - Éliphas Lévi in the 19th century
The mysterious origins of the legend Baphomet have been...

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Circle in the Square: Studies in the Use of Gender in Kabbalistic Symbolism

This is a companion-volume to the same author's Along the Path: Studies Kabbalistic Myth, Symbolism and Hermeneutics (1995) and also to Through a Speculum that Shines: Vision and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Mysticism (1994). These ...

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Kabbalah — The Root of All Sciences

Many people doubt whether the science of Kabbalah is a science in the proper meaning of this word. Should it be attributed to the category of the natural sciences, such as physics, chemistry, and biology which research the nature of t...

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