By A.E. Waite,R.A. Gilbert,A E Waite,Knut Stenring,Waite. A.E.

The Sepher Yetzirah, or Book of Formation, even if very brief, is among the most crucial of the Kabalistic texts. Its secrets and techniques have been handed on within the Hebrew oral culture till it was once written down within the 2d century b.c.e. It lays out the foundations of Kabalistic cosmology and the Tree of lifestyles, how humankind (the microcosm) displays the Divine (the macrocosm). It additionally units forth the Hebrew doctrine of Logos--the construction of the realm in numbers, letters, and sound. As such, it's a seminal textual content for all severe magicians.

Stenring has made a word-for-word translation from numerous texts, settling on in simple terms these components which he believed to be actual. He unearths the text's secrets and techniques in his diagrams, tables, and huge notes. His "Master Key to the Theoretical and sensible Kabala" is a diagram of the correspondences among the English and Hebrew alphabets and isn't present in different translations of the Sepher Yetzirah. additionally precise during this translation is Stenring's task of convinced tarot playing cards to the trails at the Tree of lifestyles. numerous authors have performed this earlier than, yet Stenring asserts that he arrived at his correspondences on his own.

The creation via Waite surveys the ancient heritage of the Sepher Yetzirah translations and the import of this foundational Kabbalistic text.

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