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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Leo Schaya: Life and Work

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I thought of how, in my view, much of religion had become overly immanent in its preoccupations with adherents fighting bitterly over ultimately ephemeral and partisan issues. Reney Djamian marked it as to-read Feb 02, I read this work as a non-practicing Jew of many years and was moved as I had lfo when I first studied Jewish mysticism by the spirituality of this book and by the meaning it found in Jewish and other religious practice.

Alia marked it as to-read Mar 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In this, Schaya carries on the extraordinary work of three great 20th-century metaphysicians of the philosophia schayx A la lumiere du judaisme, du christianisme et de l’islamDervy-Livres, Mike marked it as to-read Dec 27, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Subsequent chapters of the book become increasingly difficult to follow and explore Kabbalistic understanding of the heavens, of the creation of the earth, the place of human beings in the divine scheme, how wisdom lies in the Return to the One, the metaphysical meanings of the various names of God, and concluding observations about the unity of Being and returning to God in Jewish mysticism.


Leo Schaya was born in Switzerland in Michelle rated it really liked it May 13, The Uncreated Archetypes sound Platonic but they could just as easily be the fourteen or so quantum fields hypothesised in today’s physics. Page 1 of 1. This will subscribe you to all of our newsletters, announcements, and promotional content. Action that is not in conformity with Being, instead of actualizing Being, of realizing it, tends to stifle it, to kill it.

This is a sweeping claim, of course, and remains kabbaah both among believers in particular traditions and among secular people.

Leo Schaya was perhaps the most masterful interpreter of Jewish esoterism in the light of perennialist wisdom. Melika marked kabbalab as to-read Feb 28, These times of need are particularly acute as the world lurches through its modern paroxysms toward the end of this cycle of time.

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As I read this book, American politics was in more than its usual turmoil. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The work gives a detailed exposition of Jewish mystical doctrines with virtually no comparison of these doctrines with the schayw teachings of other religions.

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Leo Schaya

He was born in Switzerland, but spent much of his life schayya Nancy, France. Mouhamed Haouam marked it as to-read Mar 12, Looking for beautiful books? Each way is specific and unique but the underlying goals in terms of finding God and the One, under whatever term, is universal and shared.

He uses some interesting language to describe iabbalah itself coming into being ” Modern semiology, the study of signs, contends that there is neither a definable beginning nor end to language and the facility human beings have for interpretation of signs. God contemplates the world in Himself, and the world is. In Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah and Judaismeditor Roger Gaetani synthesizes a vast body of work into an illuminating and engaging volume.


Detailed Information on Leo Schaya. Sinai and destroyed because of the golden calf are missing, kabbalaj hidden by God.

From inside the book. And since such action cannot annihilate the eternal Being, it inevitably turns against the one who has acted against Him and who thereby denies and kills his own ephemeral schaha.

The Meaning of the Temple

Unlike most works on the subject, which focus on the history of the Kabbalah or the Kabbalah as literature not to mention countless ‘new age’ rantsthis penetrating kavbalah expounds the universal teachings of the Kabbalah on the relationships of all things to their supreme archetypes, the ten Sephiroth, or principial aspects of God.

Asmith marked it as to-read Aug 03, Lro writes” As we are taught by the Kabbalah – and also,in the most direct way possible, by Neo-Platonism and the Vedanta echaya the spirit, while transcending the soul, resides in its depths. Roger Gaetani is an editor and translator. For all the obscurities of the Kabbalah, that approach still is profound and has much to commend it and to teach.

Joan pascal marked it as to-read Jan 12, He died in Dispatched from the Kabbapah in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Christian marked it as to-read Jul 15, The exposition of Kabbalism is difficult and dizzying and requires sympathetic intuition and understanding. Max Krauss rated it it was amazing Dec 04,