JWST126 - INTRO JEWISH MYSTICISM

Survey of major periods of development of mystical speculation and experience within Judaism. Mystical symbolism as a basis for theosophical interpretations of Torah, Immanentist theologies, mystical ethics. Types of experiences and practices which were cultivated by Jewish mystics in order to achieve intimate communion with the Divine and to facilitate a sacred transformation of themselves and the world. Includes "Riders of the Chariot", The Zohar (Book of Splendor), Lurianic Kabbalah, Hasidism.
Section 401 - LEC

TR 0300PM-0430PM

FISHMAN, TALYA

WILLIAMS HALL 319

Jewish Studies Program
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