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Mystical Qabalah (1935)

by Dion Fortune

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An occult classic and a Dion Fortune bestseller of strongly growing interest. Fortune was one of the first to bring this "secret tradition" to a wider audience with her clear and comprehensive exploration of the Qabalah tradition. "The Mystical Qabalah" remains a classic in its clarity, linking the broad elements of Jewish traditional thought-probably going back to the Babylonian captivity and beyond-with both Eastern and Western philosophy and later Christian insights. The Qabalah could be described as a confidential Judaic explanation of the paradox of "the Many and the One"-the complexity and diversity within a monotheistic unity. Whereas the Old Testament outlines the social and psychological development of a tightly knit "chosen group" culture, the supplementary Qabalah provides a detailed plan of the infrastructure behind the creative evolutionary process. "The Mystical Qabalah" devotes a chapter to each of the ten schematic "God-names," the qualities or Sephiroth which focus on the principal archetypes behind evolving human activity: the Spiritual Source; the principles of Force and Form; Love and Justice; the Integrative principle or the Christ Force; Aesthetics and Logic; the dynamics of the Psyche; and, finally, the Manifestation of life on Earth in a physical body.… (more)
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Probably the best book on the qabalah in print. Highly recommended. ( )
  Nefarious_Aquarius | May 20, 2014 |
Tis a good introduction to the Qabalah ( )
  Siobhon | Apr 29, 2011 |
"The Qabalah, whose disciplines include the occult sciences of astrology and tarot, forms the basis of the Western Mystery Tradition. It is a system of mystical knowledge and spiritual development in the same way that Yoga is the mystical system of the East. The Tree of Life – a diagram consisting of 10 circles connected by 22 "paths" – is the heart of Qabalistic teaching. It is a cosmic diagram; the blueprint of the universe and the human being, containing within itself a description of all possible relationships and all phenomena."

This is written from within the system of the Hermetic Qabalah (not the Jewish one), but many parallels and insights to our own pathworking can be drawn from it, as well as some clarification...
  pathlessness | Aug 31, 2007 |
Fortune covers the subject better than anyone when it comes to the paths and the sephiroth. Always insightful, sometimes challenging, and very exhaustive, I believe this is THE best book out there for beginners. ( )
  Arctic-Stranger | Feb 27, 2007 |
A very complete guide to the magical Kabbalah, this book is probably the second one which ought to be read by the new student (after DuQuette's "The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed ben Clifford"). ( )
  Anituel | Sep 27, 2006 |
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Pred vama je najobimnije i najpoznatije delo Dion Fortune, i spada u malobrojne klasike okultne literature koji su obeležili savremeni ezoterični preprod. Mistična kabala detaljno objašnjava kabalističko Drvo života, a poglavlja su strukturisana tako da se u njima podrobno analiziraju svaki od 10 Sefirota, njihova simbolika i korespondencije, kao i sveobuhvatnost sistema znanja neophodnog svakom zapadnom magičaru i Adeptu na njegovom putu samospoznaje. Ovo je prva prava enciklopedija Kabale na našem jeziku, u novom boljem prevodu, koja modernim terminima prodire u srž «Joge Zapada», kako ju je nazvala Dion Fortune, i pruža teorijske osnove za praktično bavljenje tom drevnom hebrejskom Naukom.
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Very few students of occultism know anything at all about the fountain-head whence their tradition springs.
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Again we say the tree of life is a method of using the mind not a system of knowledge.
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An occult classic and a Dion Fortune bestseller of strongly growing interest. Fortune was one of the first to bring this "secret tradition" to a wider audience with her clear and comprehensive exploration of the Qabalah tradition. "The Mystical Qabalah" remains a classic in its clarity, linking the broad elements of Jewish traditional thought-probably going back to the Babylonian captivity and beyond-with both Eastern and Western philosophy and later Christian insights. The Qabalah could be described as a confidential Judaic explanation of the paradox of "the Many and the One"-the complexity and diversity within a monotheistic unity. Whereas the Old Testament outlines the social and psychological development of a tightly knit "chosen group" culture, the supplementary Qabalah provides a detailed plan of the infrastructure behind the creative evolutionary process. "The Mystical Qabalah" devotes a chapter to each of the ten schematic "God-names," the qualities or Sephiroth which focus on the principal archetypes behind evolving human activity: the Spiritual Source; the principles of Force and Form; Love and Justice; the Integrative principle or the Christ Force; Aesthetics and Logic; the dynamics of the Psyche; and, finally, the Manifestation of life on Earth in a physical body.

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Dion Fortune's classic, The Mystical Qabalah, explores all aspects of the Qabalah, including the esoteric sciences of astrology and tarot, which form the basis of the Western Mystery Traditions. It provides a key to the practical working of this mystical system for both novice and initiate alike.
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