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The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

June O. Leavitt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book aims to show that the “Kafkaesque” in Franz Kafka may be immediate or residual impressions of the clairvoyance which Kafka admitted he suffered from: Those aspects of his writings in which ... More


Conclusion The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka in Perspective

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Kafka’s clairvoyance was comprised of a diverse assortment of attributes-- paranormal perception, awareness of a mysterious gnosis permeating the world, apprehension of spiritual realms and a ... More


The Mystical Life of Animals: Investigations of a Vegetarian

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores the possibility that Kafka’s abstention from meat and empathy for animals may have generated his large repertoire of narratives written from a mammal, rodent or insects’ points ... More


The Infinity of Meaning Embedded in the Sacred Text

Rachel Elior

in Jewish Mysticism: The Infinite Expression of Freedom

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774679
eISBN:
9781800340107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774679.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the hidden meanings embedded in the sacred text. Jewish mysticism developed within a traditional religious world that placed its collected holy scriptures at the focal point. ... More


The Nature of God

Byron L. Sherwin

in Mystical Theology and Social Dissent: The Life and Works of Judah Loew of Prague

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100516
eISBN:
9781800340886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100516.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses Judah Loew's views on the nature of God. Rabbi Loew's position on this question derives from and is expressive of the idea of God as it had been developed in Jewish mystical ... More


The Cosmic Crasher

Emily Selove

in Hikayat Abi al-Qasim: A Literary Banquet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474402316
eISBN:
9781474418782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402316.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter delves deeper into Ab016B l-Qāsim's status as a microcosm, reading him as representing the paradoxical joining of the opposite figures of Satan and the Prophet Muḥammad. It shows that ... More


Conclusions: Savoring, Reading, Comparing

Gloria Maité Hernández

in Savoring God: Comparative Theopoetics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190907365
eISBN:
9780190907396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907365.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The last chapter explores some insights taken from the comparisons as they address questions crucial to modern readers and humanity scholars. John of the Cross and the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava theologians ... More


Savoring God: Comparative Theopoetics

Gloria Maité Hernández

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190907365
eISBN:
9780190907396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907365.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book compares two mystical works central to the Christian Discalced Carmelite and the Hindu Bhakti traditions: the sixteenth-century Spanish Cántico espiritual (Spiritual Canticle), by John of ... More


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