Год издания: 1999
Издатель: Paulist Press
Количество страниц: 384
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Jewish mystics, unlike those of other religious traditions, rarely described their mystical experiences explicitly in their works. To the extent that they do describe them, they are couched in highly symbolic language or ascribed to rabbinic figures of the Talmudic period (2nd-6th centuries). Rabbi Hayyim Vital, an influential figure in the school of Jewish mysticism known as Lurianic Kabbalah, is one of the most notable exceptions to this generalization. His "Book of Visions" is a full-fledged mystical autobiography in which he not only described his mystical experiences in great detail, but also wrestled with two issues central to all autobiographies - who he was and what his purpose was in the world. Sharing many characteristics with Vital's work is "Book of Secrets" (Megillat Setarim) written by Rabbi Yizhak Isaac Safrin of Komarno, an important Hasidic master of the nineteenth century. Like Vital, Safrin saw himself as a potential messianic figure who had access to the...