This text contains The Book of Concealed Mystery, The Greater Holy Assembly, and The Lesser Holy Assembly from the Zohar....
|Title||:||The Kabbalah Unveiled|
|Number of Pages||:||360 Pages|
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The Kabbalah Unveiled Reviews
While highly mired in the theosophy and freemasonry that Mathers was steeped in by his mentors (Westcott and Woodmen and others), as one of the first English translations of source literature, Mathers' translation was once a must read. Today, if you want to understand Kabbalah, read Gershom Scholem, and his successor, Moshe Idel. Mathers' interpretations will always linger in his Victorian era and his puritanical mindset; not to mention his far inferior learning to that of Scholem, Idel and others.As a means to understand 20th century esotericism, the influential writings of the many members of Mathers' Hermetic Order (Yeats and Crowley being foremost), Mathers' interpretation is vital. For this was the Kabbalah as writers like W.B. Yeats and Aleister Crowley knew it. You can see this in Yeats poems, and Crowley even stole and published many of Mathers' works as his own.However, a much healthier understanding of esotericism, mysticism and other fringe elements of religion and philosophy through the writings of Antoine Faivre (Access to Western Esotericism) and his brood of serious, Sorbonne educated scholars.
An interesting book....translation of the books of the Zohar. Most interesting is 'The Greater Holy Assembly', containing the archetype of our universe from the Kabbalistic perspective.