Qabalah: A Magical Primer (Paperback)

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Qabalah: A Magical Primer (Paperback)


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While it began as a mystical interpretation of Jewish scriptural texts, today Qabalah is much more. As John Bonner writes in his introduction, "Qabalah is a metaphysical philosophy, or rather a theosophy, that sets out to answer a series of vital questions regarding the nature of God, His creation, and the place of man in His divine plan." It is a living, growing system of personal development. In addition, much of contemporary Western magick is founded on the work of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, which based its ritual and teachings firmly in Qabalah. This scholarly introduction explores the mysteries of Qabalah through the symbolism of the Tree of Life and its four distinct elements: the three Pillars of Manifestation, the ten Holy Sephiroth, the Paths that run to and from the Sephiroth, and the Veils. For each Sephirah, Bonner provides detailed information on magical, astrological, and tarot correspondences as well as how different religious traditions relate to the concepts contained in each.

John Bonner holds a certificate in education from the University of London Institute of Education. He has been a student of Qabalah for over 25 years. He is married to artist Susan Jameson.

Product Details ISBN: 9781578632114
ISBN-10: 1578632110
Publisher: Weiser Books
Publication Date: March 15th, 2002
Pages: 224
Language: English