Hasidism: Between Ecstasy and Magic

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Contents
Preface ix
Introduction 1
PART I Models in Kabbalah and Hasidism 31
1.
The Weakening of the Lurianic Kabbalah in the Eighteenth Century33
2.
Models in Jewish Mysticism 45
3.
The Mystico-Magical Model 103
PART II Drawing Down 147
4.
Mystical and Magical Prayer in Hasidism 149
5.
Mystical and Magical Study in Hasidism 171
6.
Ẓaddiq as "Vessel" and "Channel" in Hasidism 189
Concluding Remarks 209
Appendix A: Psychologization of Theosophy in Kabbalah and Hasidism 227
Appendix B: Rabbi Yisrael of Ryzhin Who Cries 239
Appendix C: On Intentional Transmission of Power 245
Abbreviations 249
Notes 251
Bibliography 393
Appendix of Hebrew Quotes 403
Subject Index 425
Index of Works Cited 429
Author Index 435

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Table of contents

  • Hasidism - Between Ecstasy and Magic *
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I Models in Kabbalah and Hasidism *
  • 1 - The Weakening of the Lurianic Kabbalah in the Eighteenth Century *
  • 2 - Models in Jewish Mysticism 45
  • 3 - The Mystico-Magical Model 103
  • Part II - Drawing Down *
  • 4 - Mystical and Magical Prayer in Hasidism 148
  • 5 - Mystical and Magical Study in Hasidism 171
  • 6 - Zaddiq as "Vessel" and "Channel" in Hasidism 189
  • Concluding Remarks *
  • Appendix A - Psychologization of Theosophy in Kabbalah and Hasidism 227
  • Appendix B - Rabbi Yisrael of Ryzhin Who Cries 239
  • Appendix C - On Intentional Transmission of Power 245
  • Abbreviations 249
  • Notes 251
  • Bibliography 393
  • Appendix of Hebrew Quotes 403
  • Subject Index 425
  • Index of Works Cited 429
  • Author Index 435
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