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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. God contemplates the end of the world in Himself, and the world is finished. Wittgenstein for example seems on occasion to be quoting from Kabbalistic texts: So, it seems it is possible to kabba,ah at Schaya’s, or anyone else’s, contention that he is describing what ‘really is’. Such arguments for inherent commonality may open roads for much needed dialogue between the traditions. Try again or cancel this request.

The suggestion of Kabbalistic secrecy may similarly indicate a sort of ‘democratisation’ of spiritual understanding beyond Talmudic kwbbalah. 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.

Michael added it Dec 18, Yonina marked it as to-read Feb 12, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. 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.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. There is also a striking affinity between Schaya and 20th century mathematical philosophy. 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.

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This mysterious prophet seems to have a function that should apply to all traditional peoples, namely reinvigorating the esoteric dimensions within their respective kabbalau in times of need. And precisely this second part is the important one. 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 stacked awaiting distribution.

Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah and Judaism : Leo Schaya :

This book fills an urgent need. Leo Schaya was born in Switzerland in Quotes from The Universal Mea Contents Contemplation of the Divine Aspects.

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Wanyoung Kim rated it it was amazing Apr 27, Book Reviews Foreword Reviews Religion. Truth cannot be discovered by thought alone.

Sinai and destroyed because of the golden calf are missing, presumed hidden by God. I thought of how, in my view, much of religion had become overly immanent in schay preoccupations with adherents fighting bitterly over ultimately ephemeral and partisan issues. This is a sweeping claim, of course, and remains controversial both among believers in particular traditions and among kabbqlah people.

Haywan Al-Hashishi rated it it was amazing Sep 07, This is itself a difficult, obscure teaching but it is critical to going forward with the book. Essays trade between mystical concepts central to both the Kabbalah and the Sophia perennis.

Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah and Judaism

I have particularly enjoyed Needleman’s exploration of the spiritual roots of American democracy in his book “The American Soul: TR marked it as schay Dec 26, This is also a contention of Kabbalah when it refers to the ” Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Comparative Religion Jewish Books Judaism: Edemarau Purba marked it as to-read Apr 13, The fundamental difference between the Kabbalistic and scientific views is, of course, in the presumption of intention and lo by the former.


I have gone on to read other religious xchaya philosophical books but haven’t revisited Jewish mysticism for many years. On the contrary, what does not contemplate God and does not do His Will is—by definition—not united with Him and, having gone away from Him, is degraded and denies its own reason for being: Jewish mysticism is shown to have much in common with counterparts in Islam, perhaps opening roads to dialogue.

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As I read this book, American politics was in more than its usual turmoil. The assumption and goal of Schaya’s study thus is stated in the title of his book.

It has highly Neoplatonic elements. Trivia About The Universal Mea Such presentations often take for granted working backgrounds in Judaism, and to some extent Islam, and the elegance of this work will often be best appreciated by those in the academic know.

The heart of the book discusses monotheism and the Jewish mystical doctrine of the ten Sefiroth. Each way is specific and unique but the underlying goals in terms of finding God and the One, under whatever term, is universal and shared. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

A final chapter reemphasizes the notion that the path was paved by Judaism, and that Islamic mysticism brought humanity full-circle, offering footing on it to all mankind. The Best Books of