Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lurianic Tree of Life

Do any of you have a good source book on the Lurianic Tree of life? At first glance, it makes more intuitive sense than the Golden Dawn Tree and I want to learn more. Maybe this will answer some questions for me. At worst, it will merely broaden my education.

3 comments:

Jow said...

No idea.. There might be something in the works of Aryeh Kaplan or Gershom Sholem, but I dont know of a specific work. I'd start the research track on the Safed period in general, and then move to the Ari, then to The Tree of Life.

The Tree of Life is the title of his most famous work, but I dont know of any complete copies in english. And you might need a big ball of commentary to go with it, as he would give copies personally, or allow them to be personally copied only by his students. Unless you are familiar with the more traditionally Jewish side of Kabbalah, that might be rough going.

Josephus said...

Everyone had an opinion concerning the Kabbalah and Issac Luria's was just another era where his held sway. It was a constantly evolving philosophy. You might want to look into this book called "The Tree of Life", by Hayyim Vital who was a student of Luria and wrote on Lurianic Kabbalah.

http://www.amazon.com/Tree-Life-Chayyim-Introduction-Kabbalah/dp/0979597102/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1250996849&sr=1-1

Anonymous said...

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check out stephen skinner's complete magician's table for a good overview of the lurianic tree which is used through out the tables of the book. good stuff

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