Robert Zucker published a new book on Kabbalah with selections from "Chaya Ha Olam Ha'Ba" and instructions to create a Kabbalah Wheel. See more pages on "Kabbalah's Secret Circles" download a free PDF sample and purchase the full book on Amazon. The following is an excerpt from the book regarding Abraham Abulafia.
"Life in the World to Come" Circles
The "Shem HaShani"
The founder of the school of “Prophetic Kabbalah,” Abraham ben Shmuel Abulafia, was considered a master of tzeruf (letter combinations) during late the 1200’s in Spain.
Meditation performed by a pure human being on any letter was just like meditating on the entire Creation, he claimed.
In 1289, Abulafia produced a commentary on the SEFER YETZIRAH in his work called GAN NAUL (THE LOCKED GARDEN). OHR HA-SECHEL (LIGHT OF THE INTELLECT) is Abulafia’s handbook on meditation with concepts from Maimonides’ GUIDE OF THE PERPLEXED (MOREH NEVUCHIM), the ancient BOOK OF CREATION (SEFER YETZIRAH) and Eleazar of Worms' BOOK OF THE NAME (Sefer Ha-Shem).
This is from a page (out of 30 pages) translated fromAbraham Abulafia's Jewish mystical work called "Chaye Ha Olam Haba" (Life in the World to Come).
Abulafia produces 120 circles across 30 pages. Each circle contains 9 letters for a total of 1080 letters. Start upper right, follow each circle counterclockwise from the arrow.
Some claim this is a method to enliven a golem, while others say it is merely a meditative system.
There seem to be some common content between Abulafia's book and the "Sefer Raziel HaMelech," especially in the description of the 72 names of the angels (based on the 3 lines of Exodus 14:19-21).
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Read selections from the new book by author Robert E. Zucker, "Kabbalah's Secret Circles," examines the practices, literature and history of Jewish mysticism, Kabbalah and the Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Formation).
Discover the many lost and forgotten secrets of the Kabbalah through the words of famous Rabbi’s and authors throughout history.
Follow a historical time line of Judaic mysticism and understand some of the basic principles of the Kabbalah and Cabalah.
Devise your own Kabbalah Wheel to spin the legendary 231 Gates of combinations and permutations, as described in the ancient book on Jewish mysticism– the Sepher Yetzirah.
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