Gates of Light: Sha'are Orah; Sacred Literature Series. Avi Translated WEINSTEIN, Avi Weinstein., Arthur Hertzberg, an Historical, Moshe Idel, Joseph ben Abraham Gikatilla.

Gates of Light: Sha'are Orah; Sacred Literature Series

[ Walnut Creek, CA ]: AltaMira [ & Harper Collins ], 1994 [ 1995 ]. First Edition, Second Issue. Hardcover. Large Octavo. xxxiv + 402pp. Cloth spine with papered boards, gilt lettered spine. Glossary and indexes. This edition has Harper Collins imprint on the title page but the Atlamira logo has been added to the lower spine of the dust jacket and a sheet with revised publication details on the reverse of the title-page. Thus a second issue of the first edition, produced by Altamira in conjunction with Harper Collins. From the dust jacket: "Under the auspices of the Bronfman Library of Jewish Classics, this historic publication of Gates of Light allows readers to enter the hidden world of the Kabbalah and its profound and beautiful Biblical interpretation. This central text of Jewish mysticism was written in thirteenth-century Spain, where Kabbalah flourished. Considered to be the most articulate work on the mystical Kabbalah, Gates of Light provides a systematic and comprehensive explanation of the Names of God and their mystical applications. The Kabbalah presents a unique strategy for intimacy with the Creator and new insights into the Hebrew scriptures. In the Kabbalah, aspects of God emanate from the hierarchy of Ten Spheres interconnected by channels that may be disrupted or repaired through human activity." A little light rubbing to edges, light bruising to spine ends else a tight, clean near Fine copy in VG+ dust jacket (Dust jacket a little rubbed overall, some light chafing and chipped to edges, price clipped. Dust jacket now protected by a removable mylar cover). Item #64722
ISBN: 0761989994

Price: $65.00