The Doctrine and Literature of the Kabalah
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Preface; Book I. Post-Christian Literature of the Jews: 1. Introductory; 2. The occult standpoint; 3. The kabalah and the Talmud; 4. Divisions of the kabalah; Part II. The Doctrinal Content of the Kabalah: 1. The doctrine of the unmanifest god; 2. The doctrine of the ten emanations; 3. The doctrine of the four worlds; 4. The doctrine of the countenances; 5. The instruments of creation; 6. The paths of wisdom; 7. The doctrine of pneumatology; Part III. Source and Authority of the Kabalah: 1. Date and doctrine of the book of formations; 2. Modern criticism of the book of splendour; 3. The date and authorship of the book of splendour; 4. The age of Zoharic tradition; 5. Alleged sources of kabalistic doctrine; 6. Islamic connections of the kabalah; 7. Influence of the kabalah on Jewry; Part IV. The Written Word of Kabalism: First Period: 1. Early kabalistic literature; 2. The book of formation; 3. Connections and dependencies of the book of formation; Part V. The Written Word of Kabalism: Second Period: 1. The book of splendour; 2. The book of concealment; 3. The greater holy synod; 4. The lesser holy synod; 5. The discourse of the aged man; 6. The illustrious book; 7. The faithful shepherd; 8. The hidden things of the law; 9. The secret commentary; 10. The lesser sections of the book of splendour; 11. The ancient and later supplements; Part VI. The Written Word of Kabalism: Third Period: 1. Expositors of the book of splendour; 2. The book of purifying fire; 3. The mysteries of love; 4. Minor literature of kabalism; Book VII: Some Christian Students of the Kabalah: 1. Introductory; 2. Raymond Lully; 3. Picus de Mirandola; 4. Cornelius Agrippa; 5. Paracelsus; 6. John Reuchlin; 7. William Postel; 8. The Rosicrucians; 9. Robert Fludd; 10. Henry More; 11. Thomas Vaughan; 12. Knor von Rosenroth; 13. Ralph Cudworth; 14. Thomas Burnet; 15. Saint-Martin; 16. Eliphas Levi; 17. Two academic critics; 18. The modern school of French kabalism; 19. The kabalah and esoteric Christianity; 20. The kabalah and modern theosophy; Book VIII. The Kabalah and Other Channels of Esoteric tradition: 1. The kabalah and magic; 2. The kabalah and alchemy; 3. The kabalah and astrology; 4. The kabalah and Freemasonry; 5. The kabalah and the tarot; 6. The kabalah and mysticism; Index.
First published in 1902, this book chronicles the history of Kabbalah and demonstrates its significant influence on nineteenth-century occultism.