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Zohar

Post by Nicholas » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:06 pm

This is a major, if not the major Kabbalaistic text. Stay away from the English version by Berg, the Matt or Tishby versions are good. Matt, through volume nine (expensive) is complete; Tishby is a topical abridgement in three volumes, very good.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zohar#Eng ... anslations
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Re: Zohar

Post by johnny dangerous » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:26 pm

Thanks, always wanted to read it in full, didn't know about the translations. What's wrong with the Berg one?

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Re: Zohar

Post by Nicholas » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:44 am

johnny dangerous wrote:Thanks, always wanted to read it in full, didn't know about the translations. What's wrong with the Berg one?
He is the popular Hollywood magical guru (or was? maybe dead now). Madonna and other celebs thought his New Age Kabbalah, with blessed, magical trinkets for sale and pricey classes was dandy. Also a cultish group... but study up and judge for yourself.
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Re: Zohar

Post by johnny dangerous » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:02 am

Nicholas wrote:
johnny dangerous wrote:Thanks, always wanted to read it in full, didn't know about the translations. What's wrong with the Berg one?
He is the popular Hollywood magical guru (or was? maybe dead now). Madonna and other celebs thought his New Age Kabbalah, with blessed, magical trinkets for sale and pricey classes was dandy. Also a cultish group... but study up and judge for yourself.

Ah right that guy, yeah...I read like half a paragraph in the intro to one of his books and knew immediately wasn't my scene, didn't realize that was the same guy, I only knew him by his Hebrew name that some of his new-agey books use, had to Google it..

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Re: Zohar

Post by Nicholas » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:54 pm

Some sample pages from Matt's volume one:

http://www.sup.org/zohar/Excerpts/Sampl ... me%20I.pdf

Matt also has a couple of other books on the Zohar, one is in the Paulist Press series, titled Zohar the Book of Enlightenment.
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Re: Zohar

Post by Nicholas » Fri May 12, 2017 2:40 am

the Zohar invites the reader to actively participate
in its mythical adventure. This active participation sometimes takes
the form of direct calls to awaken to the reality of divinity and the
divinity of reality, while other times, our participation as readers is
more subtle, arising through the difficult work of interpreting the
Zohar’s symbolic network and interpretative moves. Whatever the strategy,
the Zohar has the unique capacity to draw us into its world and,
most importantly, to bring us into contact with and consciousness of the
flow of divinity. This performative aspect is pivotal, for the Zohar is not
merely a work about Jewish mysticism but is a work written from
within the horizons of mystical experience that aims to regenerate our
mystical awareness of God, Torah, and reality as a whole.
Nathan Wolski
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