This translation is based on Gra version of the Sefer Yetzirah and includes the Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan was a multifaceted, uniquely creative and talented author. Sefer Yetzirah – The Book of Creation (Aryeh Kaplan Version) – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free. Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan has therefore translated the Sefer Yetzirah the oldest and most mysterious of all kabbalistic texts, and now brings its theoretical, meditative .

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While Wisdom is pure undifferentiated Aryey, Understanding is the level where division exists, and where things are delineated and defined as separated objects.

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We put it down enriched by the intellectual yetzirwh of Aryeh Kaplan, and grateful for this “gift he left behind. Many people who study the QBLH have studied only its western medieval interpretation of the system; this is the system that has been publicly forwarded by groups such as the Rosicrucians, the Golden Dawn, and the OTO. Anything I’ve read by the late Rabbi Kaplan has been excellent. Using his vast knowledge of Kabbalah, Kaplan really taps into the real meditative and aeyeh aspects originally intended in the Sefer Yetzirah.

Kaplan’s book has been generally ignored by academics, but it has received some guarded but interested attention from Y. I learned the significance of the spatial and higher dimensions, significance and power of the Hebrew letters, and a whole bunch more. Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan has translated Sefer Yetzirah, the oldest and most mysterious of all kabbalistic texts, and now brings its theoretical, meditative, and magical implications to light. Account Options Sign in.

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To ask other readers questions about Sefer Yetzirahplease sign up. He expounds on the dynamics of the spiritual domain, the worlds of the Sefirot, souls, and angels. This translation is based on Gra version of the Sefer Yetzirah and includes the author’s extraordinary commentary on all its mystical aspects including kabbalistic astrology, Ezekiel’s vision and the gates.

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Symbols of the Kabbalah. The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols. But it is an intensely satisfying experience as well, because this book is crammed with substance and enlightenment. The title should be at least 4 characters long. These powers were meant to help initiates perform feats that outwardly appeared magical. The Book of Formation of the World through the power of the Hebrew letters. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

Quotes from Sefer Yetzirah: Unlike the traditions written and expounded upon by Western sources, this book was written from within the unbroken inner traditions of the Jewish masters.

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Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan was a world-renowned Torah scholar and is the author of other very important Kabbalah texts: A fourth redaction has been published by Y. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Arjeh suspect that Sefer Yetzirah which is supposedly written by Abraham Avrohum Aveinu may be the source of much of Eastern enlightenment of the Buddhist variety as well as Astrological insight by the Caledeans and their successors. Other books from this author would include ‘Meditation and the Kabbalah’ and ‘The Living Torah’; and both are highly recommended to the serious student A Guide for the Perplexed.

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Kaplan observes that the numerous commentaries all reflect the intellectual trends of the times in which they were written, and, as at least one critic has noted, his own is no exception, since his own commentary draws on higher mathematics and modern physics in which he had a professional-level education, before turning to Jewish studies.

Rabbi Kaplan’s translation of this oldest and most mysterious of all Kabbalistic texts provides a unique perspective on the meditative and magical aspects of Kabbalah. Mar 23, Louise Silk rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’ve read other translations which left a lot to be desired. The Sefer Yetzirah or Yesira, or other transliterations has been dated to wildly different periods of time, and is, depending on the commentary you read, the earliest Hebrew-language book of science, or a key work of Kabbalah a form of Jewish mysticism apparently beginning in the late twelfth century, and still alivea meditative text, or even a book of magic.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. I wish that I could have corresponded with Aryeh Kaplan about certain kabbalistic concepts but only today I found out that he died in This translation is based on Gra version of the Sefer Yetzirah and includes the author’s extraordinary commentary on all its mystical aspects including kabbalistic astrology, Ezekiel’s vision and the gates.