By Vita Daphna Arbel
"A wide-ranging exploration of the Hekhalot and Merkavah literature, a paranormal Jewish culture from overdue antiquity, together with a dialogue of the prospective cultural context of this material's creators."
Read or Download Beholders of Divine Secrets: Mysticism and Myth in the Hekhalot and Merkavah Literature PDF
Similar mysticism books
David Cooper explores and defends the view truth self sustaining of human views is unavoidably indescribable, a "mystery. " different perspectives are proven to be hubristic. Humanists, for whom "man is the degree" of fact, exaggerate our potential to dwell with out the experience of an self reliant degree.
"Henry Corbin's works are the simplest advisor to the visionary culture. .. . Corbin, like Scholem and Jonas, is remembered as a pupil of genius. He was once uniquely built not just to get well Iranian Sufism for the West, but in addition to shield the important Western traditions of esoteric spirituality. "--From the advent by way of Harold BloomIbn 'Arabi (1165-1240) used to be one of many nice mystics of all time.
This anthology collects the main lyrical, passionate, illuminating writings of the Hindu mystical culture. Andrew Harvey, the preferred non secular student and author, has chosen excerpts from historical and modern resources, together with extracts from the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and different classical Hindu texts; the phrases of such venerable religious academics as Ramakrishna and Ramana Maharshi; and the devotional poetry of Mirabai, Ramprasad, etc.
- Oracle of the Illuminati
- The Awakening Ground: A Guide to Contemplative Mysticism
- Pagan Christmas: The Plants, Spirits, and Rituals at the Origins of Yuletide
- Deutsche und niederländische Mystik des Mittelalters: Ein Studienbuch
Extra info for Beholders of Divine Secrets: Mysticism and Myth in the Hekhalot and Merkavah Literature
The discussion will ﬁrst classify signiﬁcant aspects present in Hekhalot and Merkavah mysticism, both theoretical and practical. It will then demonstrate the ways in which these notions interact as they create a distinct mystical tradition. In particular, attention will be paid to the interplay between mystical techniques, ritualistic practices, spiritual transformation, and inner perceptions on the one hand, and divine revelations and the interpretations, which they entail, on the other hand. A COMMON MODEL Visions appear .
And he opened his mouth twice and said: ‘Water, Water’. 74 Hekhalot and Merkavah Mysticism 37 The account describes the sages who were expected to unravel the disclosed sight. Of the four, only Rabbi Akiva was able to see the marble stones behind the misleading facade of waves of water. ”75 SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATIONS The shift from conventional to mystical awareness . . expresses a new attitude or temperament which is more than, but inclusive of, intellect or ideas. 76 I saw a light in my heart like the days of heaven .
Re burns in the midst of hail . . lightning ﬂashes in the midst of mountains of snow . . thunder rumbles in the highest heights . . the souls of the righteous who have already been created and have returned, and the souls of the righteous who have not yet been created . . the spirits of the stars which stands in the “Raqia” . . the souls of the angels and the spirits of the ministers . . the right hand of the Omnipresent One . . ”87 When observing these wonders, Rabbi Ishmael is an active participant.