Book of Formation, or Sepher Yetzirah

Book of Formation, or Sepher Yetzirah

The Book of Formation, or Sepher Yetzirah
attributed to Rabbi Akiba ben Joseph. Translated by Knut Stenring. Introduced and edited by A. E. Waite. Foreword by R. A. Gilbert.
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The Sepher Yetzirah lays out the principles of Kabbalistic cosmology and sets forth the Hebrew doctrine of Logos– the creation of the world in numbers, letters and sound. In this little-known translation, first published in 1923, Stenring has made a word-for-word translation from several texts, choosing only those parts which he believed to be authentic. He reveals the text's secrets in his diagrams, tables, and extensive notes. Stenring's translation is the only one to include a foldout of the “Master Key to the Theoretical and Practical Kabala” in which he claims to have decoded the Arcanum of the Great Symbol hidden in the Sepher Yetzirah. Waite's Introduction surveys the historical background of the Sepher Yetzirah translations and the import of this foundational Kabbalistic text. Gilbert provides little-known background information on Waite's involvement with Stenring's translation and explains how the Sepher Yetzirah evolved to be an important part of the Western Mystery Tradition.

2004.
ISBN: 0-89254-094-X
96 Pages, 6″ x 9″. Paperback.
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Book of Formation, or Sepher Yetzirah