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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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Detailed Information on Leo Schaya. Third Edition God, the Universe, and Man-their essential unity and fundamental attributes as seen through the eyes of Jewish esoteric tradition-is the subject of Leo Schaya’s masterly study of the Kabbalah.

Love and Wisdom, and editor of The Spirit of Tolerance: Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders” which I have also reviewed and which has a great deal of current relevance.

Schaya’s book came to my attention again through a perceptive review by a fellow reviewer, and I found the slim volume still patiently awaiting attention on my bookshelf. The Kabbalistic God is inclusive of all, the “One without a second” including physical reality. The essence of act is Being and its immediate reason for being is the actualization, the realization of Being.

He starts from a very Kantian point: This is a sweeping claim, of course, and remains controversial both among believers in particular traditions and among secular people. This mysterious prophet seems to have a function that should apply to all traditional peoples, namely reinvigorating the esoteric dimensions within their respective traditions in times of need.


Kabbalah has a strong tradition of the ‘missing’ elements.

Schaya explains in great depth and beauty how the God of Israel manifests His goodness, power, and mercy in multiple levels of creative emanations, which are the main focus of the Kabbalah.

Reviewed by Michelle Anne Schingler September 23, The Uncreated Archetypes sound Platonic but they could just as easily be the fourteen or so quantum fields hypothesised in today’s physics. This impression is reinforced in his description of subsequent divinely creative activity: They cultivate action for the sake of action without regard to being, His Being: Nikki Skinner rated it really liked it Jan 02, Contemplation of the Divine Aspects.

God contemplates the end of the world in Himself, and the world is finished. A la lumiere du judaisme, du christianisme et de l’islamDervy-Livres, This will subscribe you to all of our newsletters, announcements, and promotional content.

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Jane Meredith rated it really liked it Aug 25, He died in The work gives a detailed exposition of Jewish mystical doctrines with virtually no comparison of these doctrines with the mystical teachings of other religions. 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 dchaya God. Refresh and try again.

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The Meaning of the Temple

Action that is not in conformity with Being, instead of actualizing Being, of realizing it, tends to stifle it, to kill it. The Return to the One. This is itself a difficult, obscure teaching but it is critical to going forward with the book. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kabhalah, photography lovers and more. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with schya 50 million reviews.

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Robin Edwin marked it as to-read Dec 24, Unlike most works on the subject, which focus on the history of cshaya Kabbalah or the Kabbalah as literature not to mention countless ‘new age’ rantsthis penetrating text expounds the universal teachings of the Kabbalah on the relationships of all things to their supreme archetypes, the ten Sephiroth, or principial aspects of Schayw. This new book, Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah and Judaism, is a collection of writings by Schaya, including some previously unpublished material, that highlight the particular way in which Judaism expresses universal truths and concepts.

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

The Mystery of Man.