A Practical Guide to Qabalistic Symbolism

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Weiser Books, 1 mai 2001 - 640 pagini
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In this groundbreaking book, Knight shows how the Qabalah and its basic diagram, the Tree of Life, is a system of relationships among mystical symbols that can be used to gain access to the hidden reaches of the mind. He also demonstrates how the Qabalah is applicable to all mystical traditions and religious beliefs, including Christian mysticism, Greek, Egyptian and Celtic mythologies, and even Native American beliefs. It is indeed symbolic of our universal search for the Divine. Included here are two books in one. The first compares the Western Mystery Tradition with the Eastern system of yoga, analyzes the Tree of Life in full detail, and describes the practical application and theories of Qabalistic symbolism. The second gives the most comprehensive analysis ever published of the twenty-two 'Paths of Concealed Glory' that join the Spheres of the Tree of Life taking into account the Hebrew alphabet, astrological signs, and tarot trumps. A large section explores the history of tarot design and the varying systems of correspondence with the Tree of Life.

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CHAPTER PAGE I The Uses of the Qabalah
1
A Yoga for the West
12
An Outline of the Tree of Life
24
The Sephirothic Attributions
38
The Unmanifest and the Veils of Negative Existence
53
KetherThe Crown
65
ChokmahWisdom
76
BinahUnderstanding
87
Relationships of the Sephiroth
211
The Esoteric Grades
217
Miscellaneous Attributions
227
The Cliphoth
232
Practical Applications
237
THE GREATER MYSTERIES
101
23 131
131
Paths 13 17 15 145
145

DaathKnowledge
101
ChesedMercy
113
GeburahSeverity
124
TipharethBeauty
137
NetzachVictory
150
HodGlory
164
YesodThe Foundation
175
MalkuthThe Kingdom
189
The Flexibility of the Tree
205
THE SUPREME MYSTERIES
172
Paths 14 12 11 185
185
The Greater Arcanum 207
207
The Four Suits of the Lesser Arcanum 235
235
The Court Cards
255
POSTSCRIPT Practical Work on the Paths Tarot
271
Index by Norman D Peterson
293
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Gareth Knight is one of the major occult practitioners and authors of today. His many books include Experience of Inner Worlds, Magical World of the Tarot, and Secret Tradition in Arthurian Legend.

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