Universal Meaning of the Kabbalah [Leo Schaya] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Universal Meaning of the Kabbalah is a discussion. This is the complete text of “The Meaning of the Temple”, an essay by Leo Schaya, which appeared in the the journal “Studies in Comparative Religion”, For those who have yet to discover the work of Leo Schaya (), Universal Meaning of the Kabbalah (), and was for a time editor of the French.

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Among other things this would appear self-contradictory in Kabbalah which concedes the ineffability of reality.

The Universal Meaning of Kabbalah

Joan pascal marked it as to-read Jan 12, View all 9 comments. La creation en Dieu: This work, acclaimed by reviewers and scholars alike, fittingly concludes with an illuminating chapter kwbbalah the Name of God, which saves ‘all those who invoke him in truth.

This book fills an urgent need. And since such action cannot annihilate the eternal Being, it inevitably turns against the one who has acted against Him and who thereby denies and kills his own ephemeral being.

Comparative Religion Jewish Books Judaism: One seeks common ties between Judaism and Eastern traditions, while others focus on theophany at Sinai, the significance of Elijah, and a Jerusalem temple embracing the needs of mankind. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The exposition of Kabbalism is difficult and dizzying and lleo sympathetic intuition and understanding.


Although widely published in his native German, and French, this is only his second book to be published in English. Sep 22, Robin Friedman rated it it was amazing. Yonina marked it as to-read Feb 12, Such presentations often take for granted working backgrounds in Judaism, and to some extent Islam, lro the elegance of this work will often be best appreciated by those in the academic know.

Kidalia Alves marked it as to-read Oct 20, Jason marked it as to-read Mar 14, Edemarau Purba marked it as to-read Apr 13, Melika marked scyaya as to-read Feb 28, From inside the book. But because Kabbalah’s claims are about reality rather than truth, the best way to appreciate it is as a cultural compendium of symbolic knowledge, a warehouse of myth in which all sorts of intriguing stories are kabbbalah awaiting distribution.

Jane Meredith rated it really liked it Aug 25, Paul rated it really liked it Jan 27, kabalah To quote Wittgenstein one final time, “An entire mythology is stored within our language. Return to Book Page. Miguel rated it liked it Dec 26, He argues that Jewish mysticism exemplifies a universal, mystical philosophical tradition showing the unity of all being and of the efforts of human beings to return to God. Melquisedek marked it as to-read Sep 05, Essays trade between mystical concepts central to both the Kabbalah and the Sophia perennis.


“The Meaning of the Temple” – an essay by Leo Schaya

The fundamental difference between the Kabbalistic and scientific views is, of course, in the presumption of intention and purpose by the former. This book will be extremely useful to anyone who is, in the words of Maimonides, ‘perplexed’ by the Bible in the sense of having exercised his best thinking about it and who now stands’broken’ before its apparent contradictions and its overwhelming emotional authority.

The book was translated from the French by Nancy Pearson. The Kabbalah, or esotericism, is the communication to man of what Schaya calls principial ideas, ideas that are to thought and actions what the sun is to its rays.

Igrowastreesgrow marked it as to-read Mar 16, This dualism in thought is the cause of doubt and error This book is a thoughtful compilation through which readers may be glad to meet an underappreciated giant in monotheistic mysticism.