Abraham Abulafia has 18 ratings and 3 reviews. Dr. Ursula Williams said: Great instructions for meditation. Great instructions for meditation. If you a. Amidst the rich panoply of Jewish Kabbalah, Abraham Abulafia resonates the most with modern, philosophically minded seekers of direct. the Divine and its relationship with humanity. Abulafia developed a system of meditation whose most conspicuous feature was the invo- cation of “divine names”.

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Reed marked it as to-read Jan 12, Each word in the Hebrew alphabet was formed with serious deliberation and agreement among rabbis. Abulafia was interested in the techniques to achieve ecstatic experiences, but not in the creation of a golem, per se. But between the letter of the Name and between the aleph in the straights or between the aleph and the letter of the Name in the inversions you can breathe two breaths only without pronunciation, no more.

Milani Mudannayake marked it as to-read Oct 18, Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. And in this cause the soul will live a resurrection forever and ever.

Abraham Abulafia’s Mystic Techniques

Pia rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Lengthen that special breath according to your power to sustain one breath as much as you can lengthen it.


Lilian Marino marked it as to-read Nov 13, Do not differentiate between the teh of the aleph and the breath of the letter that cleaves to it, apart from one short or long breath. Prepare your true thought to depict the Name, may his Name be blessed, and his superior angels; depict them in your heart as if they were people, standing or sitting around you and you amongst them like an emissary that the King and his servants want to deploy and he is ready to hear from one of them the pronouncement of the matter of his mission, if from the King or from one of his servants.

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Abraham Abulafia: Meditation on the Divine Name

Casey Claypool is currently reading it Sep 24, Alex M marked it as to-read Jun 13, And if you feel that your mind is weak in wisdom or Kabbalah or that your conceptions are full of the vanities of the time, do not recite the Name lest you miss the mark and add to your sins.

Campus Verlag, Idel, Moshe. Akademon, Scholem, Gershom. And if this is at night, light many candles until they make your eyes shine very beautifully.

This is when the letters are spoken while they are being combined and transposed. Rudolf Lobo marked it as to-read Dec 20, Mohr Siebeck, Huss, Boaz. If you are wise you will understand the whole order from my hints. The Mystery of the Seven Vowels.


Great instructions for meditation. And you say something and he answers you. Paulo marked it as to-read Feb 12, And after you do so put your face against the mentioned Name and imagine that a person stands before you and waits for you to talk with him and he is ready to answer you about everything that you will ask from him.

Abraham Abulafia: Meditation on the Divine Name by Abraham Abulafia

Memories of My Youth. Books by Abraham Abulafia. Therefore, you need to know the form of His pronunciation. Phanes Press, Goldman, Jonathan. To accomplish this, one has to be familiar with the Hebrew alphabet, the combination techniques of the Hebrew letters, and how to construct the Gates. These techniques can provide short, liminal leaps into revelatory states of consciousness and the adept needs a kind of measured boldness to attempt this.

Sounds True, Cordovero, Moses. Jerusalem, Vital, Chaim. And then think that the one who stands in front of you, as mentioned, answers you. Benjamin Guillory rated it liked it May 07,