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Title:
Judaic mysticism
Author:
Davis, Avram.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion, [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
224 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786863297
Format :
Book

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Central Library BM723 .D384 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Rich traditions, histories, secrets, and paradoxical truths of the mystic world of Judaism come together in this exquisitely designed volume, sure to appeal to the gift market and the many readers moved by the richness of mystic traditions. Full-color illustrations throughout are juxtaposed with respectful, lyrical prose.


Author Notes

She is the author of the bestselling Buddha in a Box & Ganesh-Remover of Obstacles. She lives in northern California.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Mysticism, except for the Kabbalah, is not usually associated with Judaism, a religion keen on the practical side of life. Davis and Mascetti do a good job of finding harmony in these seemingly disparate elements as they discuss such topics as prayer, community, and the holy days, as well as the more esoteric Kabbalah. Although their analyses can only serve as an introduction to these wide-ranging topics, they do succeed in whetting readers' appetites and, at the same time, provide useful direction for those beginning a spiritual journey. This is the first in Hyperion's new Mystic Library series, the hallmark of which is intended to be its full-color illustrations. Only black-and-white photocopies were available for review, but even they indicate that the book's artwork will surely be among its strong suits. A valuable series for most religion collections. --Ilene Cooper


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