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Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510: A Survey

Moshe Idel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126266
eISBN:
9780300155877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126266.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This sweeping survey of the history of Kabbalah in Italy charts the ways that Kabbalistic thought and literature developed in Italy and how its unique geographical situation facilitated the arrival ... More


The Mystification of Kabbalah: Abraham Abulafia in Contemporary Kabbalah

Boaz Huss

in Mystifying Kabbalah: Academic Scholarship, National Theology, and New Age Spirituality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190086961
eISBN:
9780190086992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190086961.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines how the application of the category of “mysticism” to Kabbalah and Hasidism shaped the image and practice of Kabbalah among the broader public. Subjugation of the Kabbalah to ... More


Abraham Abulafia and Ecstatic Kabbalah

Moshe Idel

in Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510: A Survey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126266
eISBN:
9780300155877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126266.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on Abraham Abulafia, the founder of the ecstatic trend of Kabbalah. In 1270, he began to study Kabbalah in Barcelona, perhaps as the result of a revelation. From 1271 to 1273 he ... More


Ecstatic Kabbalah from the Fourteenth Through Mid-Fifteenth Centuries

Moshe Idel

in Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510: A Survey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126266
eISBN:
9780300155877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126266.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes how the kabbalistic writings of Abraham Abulafia and Menahem Recanati did not only survive in manuscripts but excited interest in the various forms of Jewish mystical lore ... More


Abraham Abulafia the Mystic and His Theory and Technique

Shahar Arzy and Moshe Idel

in Kabbalah: A Neurocognitive Approach to Mystical Experiences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300152364
eISBN:
9780300152371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300152364.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Appendix B provides information about the main mystical figure in this book, Abraham Abulafia.


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