Sepher Yetzirah: The Book of Creation, by Isidor Kalisch and Knut stenring


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Two Cabalistic versions in one book, explaining Jewish Mystical Philosophy and the Cabala. The Sepher Yetzirah is considered to be the oldest known Jewish mystical text and is now an important part of Cabalistic studies. It first appeared in historical records during the first century C.E., but its principles were passed down for centuries before this. Written from the perspective of an observer who is relating the work of God’s creation, step by step, as it unfolds. Often considered a meditative text, which is focused upon more in the first translation by Kalisch, and also as a magical text, covered more clearly in the second version by Stenring. If something is not made clear in one version it can likely be found in the other, which is what makes this book so interesting. Kalisch provides original Hebrew on one page, with its English translation on the other. Dr. Paul Foster Case is said to have preferred Stenring’s version, which is introduced by A. E. Waite; while Kalisch’s version is introduced by a respected Rosicrucian officer. A powerful mystical work, and having access to two separate translations in one volume is of immense importance. Paperback , ISBN 9781585092826 , 5.5 x 8.5 , 128 pp.

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Weight 6.4 oz
Dimensions 6 x 9 x .5 cm