SYMBOLS OF THE KABBALAH PHILOSOPHICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES

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Symbols Of The Kabbalah

Author : Sanford L. Drob
ISBN : 9781461734154
Genre : Religion
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Symbols of the Kabbalah: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives provides a philosophical and psychological interpretation of the major symbols of the theosophical Kabbalah. It shows that the Kabbalah, particularly as it is expressed in the school of Isaac Luria, provides a coherent and comprehensive account of the cosmos, and humanity's role within it, that is intellectually, morally, and spiritually significant for contemporary life.
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Symbols Of The Kabbalah

Author : Sanford L. Drob
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028631807
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"Symbols of the Kabbalah provides a philosophical and psychological interpretation of the major symbols of the theosophical Kabbalah. It shows that the Kabbalah, particularly as it is expressed in the school of Isaac Luria, provides a coherent and comprehensive account of the cosmos, and humanity's role within it, that is intellectually, morally, and spiritually significant for contemporary life."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Kabbalistic Visions

Author : Sanford L. Drob
ISBN : 1882670868
Genre : Psychology
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Kabbalistic Visions explores Jung's 1944 Kabbalistic visions, the impact of Jewish mysticism on Jungian psychology, and Jung's archetypal interpretation of Kabbalistic symbolism. In addition, it places Jung’s interest in the Jewish mystical tradition against the background of what many have seen to be his anti-Semitism and flirtation with National Socialism. It is the first full-length study of Jung and Jewish mysticism in any language, and the first book to present a comprehensive Jungian/archetypal interpretation of Kabbalistic symbolism. In addition to advancing our understanding of Jung and his work, Kabbalistic Visions provides the foundation for a modern psychological interpretation of the Kabbalah. In the process, Kabbalistic Visions raises some disturbing questions about the place of the irrational, the shadow, and the unconscious in both psychology and mysticism.
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Kabbalistic Metaphors

Author : Sanford L. Drob
ISBN : 0765761254
Genre : Religion
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Kabbalistic Metaphors: Jewish Mystical Themes in Ancient and Modern Thought places the major symbols of the theosophical Kabbalah into a dialogue with several systems of ancient and modern thought, including Indian Philosophy, Platonism, Gnosticism, and the works of Hegel, Freud, and Jung. The author shows how the Kabbalah organizes a series of ancient ideas regarding God, cosmos, and humanity into a basic metaphor that itself reappears in various guises in much of modern philosophy and psychology. Recognition of the parallels between the Kabbalah and modern philosophy and psychology provides us with valuable insight into both the Kabbalah and modern thought, and helps pave the way for a "new Kabbalah," one that is spiritually and intellectually relevant to contemporary man.
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Kabbalah And Postmodernism

Author : Sanford L. Drob
ISBN : 1433103044
Genre : Religion
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"Kabbalah and Postmodernism: A Dialogue" challenges certain long-held philosophical and theological beliefs, including the assumptions that the insights of mystical experience are unavailable to human reason and inexpressible in linguistic terms, that the God of traditional theology either does or does not exist, that -systematic theology- must provide a univocal account of God, man, and the world, that -truth- is -absolute- and not continually subject to radical revision, and that the truth of propositions in philosophy and theology excludes the truth of their opposites and contradictions. Readers of "Kabbalah and Postmodernism" will be exposed to a comprehensive mode of theological thought that incorporates the very doubts that would otherwise lead one to challenge the possibility of theology and religion, and which both preserves the riches of the Jewish tradition and extends beyond Judaism to a non-dogmatic universal philosophy and ethic."
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The Body And Its Symbolism

Author : Annick de Souzenelle
ISBN : 9780835631501
Genre : Religion
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This intricate and profound exploration of Kabbalistic symbolism as applied to the human body is a classic in French esoteric circles. It is the life work of psychotherapist Annick de Souzenelle, whose tremendous depth of thought has been partially inspired by the depth psychology of C. G. Jung. De Souzenelle incorporates the symbolism of the Hebrew language with biblical references and her understanding of Kabbalistic spirituality to present the Kabbalistic tree of life as a pattern of the human body in all its various parts and vital organs, from the bottom of the feet to the top of the head. Not only is hers an important work in the field, it also affords some flavor of the rich French esoteric tradition. The Body and Its Symbolism will be sought after by advanced students of the Western esoteric traditions, especially Kabbalah.
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Interreligious Philosophical Dialogues

Author : Graham Oppy
ISBN : 9781351617925
Genre : Religion
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Interreligious Philosophical Dialogues, volume 2, provides a unique approach to the philosophy of religion, embracing a range of religious faiths and spiritualities. This volume brings together four leading scholars and philosophers of religion, who engage in friendly but rigorous cross-cultural philosophical dialogue. Each participant in the dialogue, as a member of a particular faith tradition, is invited to explore and explain their core religious commitments, and how these commitments figure in their lived experience and in their relations to other religions and communities. The religious traditions represented in this volume are: Sunni Islam Mystical (Kabbalistic) Judaism Radical incarnational Christianity Shinto. This set of volumes uncovers the rich and diverse cognitive and experiential dimensions of religious belief and practice, pushing the field of philosophy of religion in bold new directions.
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Archetype Of The Absolute

Author : Sanford L. Drob
ISBN : 0986393096
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In "Archetype of the Absolute: The Union of Opposites in Mysticism, Philosophy and Psychology," Sanford Drob traces the "problem of the opposites" in the history of ideas and develops the thesis that apparent oppositions in philosophy, including those that underlie competing paradigms in psychology, are complementary rather than contradictory. The doctrine of the complementarity and union of opposites underlies the mysticism of the Tao and the Kabbalah, the dialectical thinking of Hegel, the psychology of C.G. Jung, and various interpretations of quantum physics, and it has been spoken of as the "master archetype." In this intellectual tour de force, Drob draws upon thinkers from Heraclitus to Jacques Derrida and Slajov Zizek, to resolve metaphysical and psychological puzzles and reconcile a wide range of oppositions, including those between determinism and free-will, realism and idealism, reason and imagination, and theism and atheism. Drob reveals the significance of the doctrine of the union of opposites in the Kabbalah and other mystical traditions, provides a deep examination of Hegel's dialectical efforts to overcome "contradiction," and fully explores C. G. Jung's notion that "the self" is a "coincidence of opposites." He shows that a full conceptual analysis of competing paradigms in psychological theory and practice reveals them to be complementary and interdependent. Concluding chapters consider the fundamental oppositions between sign and signified, subject and object, and identity and difference, and explore the possibility (and limits) of a "rational-mystical" ascent to the "Absolute."
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The Book Of Immediate Magic Part 2

Author : Jacobus G. Swart
ISBN : 9780620807944
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The "Shadow Tree Series" comprises a unique collection of Western Esoteric studies and practices which Jacobus G. Swart, spiritual successor to William G. Gray and co-founder of the Sangreal Sodality, has actuated and taught over a period of forty years. In "The Book of Immediate Magic - Part 1" Jacobus G. Swart perpetuates the fundamental tenets of "Self Creation" in which it is maintained that the "Centre" establishes the "Circumference," and that personal reality is emanated in harmony with personal "Will." Hence this tome comprises an enhancement and expansion of the magical doctrines and techniques of Practical Kabbalah addressed in "The Book of Self Creation," "The Book of Sacred Names," and "The Book of Seals & Amulets." Jacobus Swart claims that working "Immediate Magic" is neither impossible nor difficult when we fully understand that consciousness is just one vast ocean, and that thoughts are the waves we make in it. It is all a matter of coordinating consciousness.
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The Black Sun

Author : Stanton Marlan
ISBN : 9781603440783
Genre : Psychology
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Also available in an open-access, full-text edition at http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/86080 The black sun, an ages-old image of the darkness in individual lives and in life itself, has not been treated hospitably in the modern world. Modern psychology has seen darkness primarily as a negative force, something to move through and beyond, but it actually has an intrinsic importance to the human psyche. In this book, Jungian analyst Stanton Marlan reexamines the paradoxical image of the black sun and the meaning of darkness in Western culture. In the image of the black sun, Marlan finds the hint of a darkness that shines. He draws upon his clinical experiences—and on a wide range of literature and art, including Goethe’s Faust, Dante’s Inferno, the black art of Rothko and Reinhardt—to explore the influence of light and shadow on the fundamental structures of modern thought as well as the contemporary practice of analysis. He shows that the black sun accompanies not only the most negative of psychic experiences but also the most sublime, resonating with the mystical experience of negative theology, the Kabbalah, the Buddhist notions of the void, and the black light of the Sufi Mystics. An important contribution to the understanding of alchemical psychology, this book draws on a postmodern sensibility to develop an original understanding of the black sun. It offers insight into modernity, the act of imagination, and the work of analysis in understanding depression, trauma, and transformation of the soul. Marlan’s original reflections help us to explore the unknown darkness conventionally called the Self. The image of Kali appearing in the color insert following page 44 is © Maitreya Bowen, reproduced with her permission,[email protected]
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