Alchemy and Kabbalah by Gershom Scholem, Klaus Ottmann

By Gershom Scholem, Klaus Ottmann

Newly revised moment printing. Translated through KLAUS OTTMANN. A groundbreaking textual content on alchemy by means of the top student of Jewish mysticism is gifted right here for the 1st time in English translation. Scholem seems seriously on the connections among alchemy, the Jewish Kabbalah; its christianized forms, akin to the gold- and rosicrucian mysticisms, and the myth-based psychology of C.G. Jung, and uncovers forgotten alchemical roots embedded within the Kabbalah.

Show description

Read Online or Download Alchemy and Kabbalah PDF

Similar judaism books

Two Tales: Betrothed & Edo and Enam

Newly revised translations from the Hebrew, with new and illustrated annotations, of 2 novellas via Nobel Laureate S. Y. Agnon. tales sincerely in discussion with each other, sharing parts of moonstruck sleepwalkers, disengaged teachers, and the regularly Agnonian unfulfilled love.

In Betrothed, Jacob Rechnitz, a marine biologist arrives in pre-World struggle I Jaffa at the Mediterranean coast of the Land of Israel. His scholarly goals and delicate dalliance with six women is interrupted through the arriving of his benefactor Ehrlich and his daughter Shoshanah, who's destined to evoke Jacob from his waking shut eye in the course of the strength in their adolescence betrothal oath.

The idyllic peace of Betrothed is counterpointed in Edo and Enam by way of restlessness resulting in tragedy. the students Ginat and Gamzu are wanderers; males just like the narrator himself, playing on shuttle for a few magical solution to their difficulties. paradoxically, Gamzu’s spouse Gemulah, a sleepwalker, places an finish to their quest in a fashion as tragic because it is unforeseen.

Kabbalah and Modernity Interpretations, Transformations, Adaptations

The patience of kabbalistic teams within the 20th century has mostly been overlooked or underestimated through students of faith. only in the near past have students started to flip their awareness to the many-facetted roles that kabbalistic doctrines and colleges have performed in 19th- and twentieth-century tradition.

Judaisms and their Messiahs at the Turn of the Christian Era

Whereas Jews in old Israel had a lot in universal, in truth there existed no such factor as an orthodox Judaism. diversified Judaisms, every one with its personal lifestyle, global view, and definition of the social entity (or Israel) to whom it spoke, flourished. in view that there has been no unmarried Judaism, there has been no unmarried Messiah-idea or Messianic doctrine.

The Cambridge History of Judaism, Vol. 1: The Persian Period

The 1st 3 volumes of The Cambridge background of Judaism conceal the historical past of the Jews from the Exile in 587 BCE to the early Roman interval extending into the 3rd century CE. A accomplished exam is made up of the entire proper literary and archeological resources, and particular consciousness is given to the interplay of Iranian, Semitic, Hellenistic and Roman cultures.

Extra info for Alchemy and Kabbalah

Example text

24 If there is any validity to this claim, it might be attributed to the mixed modes of major and minor in the opening four bars (see Chapter 5, Ex. 5-27 for a representation of this composite). *** In Act III of Verdi’s opera La Traviata (1853), Violetta bids farewell to life and love in 6/8 time (Ex. 1-7a). The second half of an early nineteenth-century romanza in Ladino (the Spanish-Jewish tongue also known as Judesmo or Lo’ez) mourns lost love the same way, but in 4/4 time (Ex. 26 There, however, Judeo-Italian (known as La’az) was more likely to be the vernacular for Jews.

Harris, was probably written in the 1890s; but it was Harris’s “A Rabbi’s Daughter” of 1899 that really captured attention. A Jewish maiden, complying with her rabbi father’s demand that “If you a Christian marry, Your old father’s heart you’ll break, You are a Rabbi’s Daughter, and must leave him for my sake,” is herself found dead of heartbreak. Michael Gold (b. Irwin Granich) writes about the song in Jews without Money, his exemplary fictionalized biography. , Chancellor John Olcott, cowriter of enduring popular Irish songs] If you’ll be my Molly O’.

In well-to-do and middle-class Jewish families there were often Ukrainian female servants . . these girls brought Ukrainian melodies and song texts into Jewish circles, and perhaps vice versa: they may have transmitted Jewish melodies . . 22 Often these were improvisatory, elaborately ornamented nonmetrical modal tunes—called doynas in Romanian and volekhl or volekhs in Yiddish, named after the Romanian district of Walachia. Usually accompanied by a drone, the doyna had a plot: A shepherd has lost a sheep .

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.46 of 5 – based on 7 votes