Hasidism: Between Ecstasy and Magic

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Subject Index
Abraham142, 203, 318
Active [agent] Intellect 16-17, 139, 217, 386
Adam139, 240-241, 290, 389
ʾAdam Qadmon (supernal Anthropos) 52, 85, 90, 96, 178, 192, 228, 236, 273, 357
ʾAḥiyah the Shilonite 176, 322
ʾAyin (Nought) 107-114, 118-119, 121, 125-126, 127, 130, 140, 142, 218, 307
allegory 38, 40, 227-228
amulet 68, 75-76, 78, 198, 338
annihilation 105-111, 114-123, 130132, 136, 141-142, 204, 218, 221, 309, 321, 329, 356
anthropomorphism 24, 36, 228, 265, 266, 268, 298
apocalypticism 6
Aristotelianism, Aristotle11, 50, 55, 62, 74, 83, 141, 217-218, 228, 288, 380
ascent of the soul 24, 27, 79, 104, 105, 273, 279, 305

ascentio mentis 347

ascent of letters 166, 349

Ashkenazi Hasidism 12, 21, 87, 215, 301-302
astrology 66-68, 73, 80, 155-156, 184, 196, 220, 283, 288, 352, 381
Atomism 50, 334
Averroes 380
"Beith El" kabbalists 349
Blessing. Berakhah 62, 72, 98-99, 106, 121, 130, 156, 182, 184, 199, 245247, 285-286, 301, 302, 327, 330, 345, 390-391
chariot (See also Maʿaseh Merkavah) 54, 91, 174, 187, 312, 330
Christian Kabbalah219, 380, 382
Christian mysticism 27, 300, 382
Christianity 144, 209, 220, 222-223
clairvoyance 75, 80
coincidence of oppositions 24, 209
combinations of letters 24, 56-60, 83, 85, 98, 160, 224 274, 276, 284, 341, 345
Day of Atonement68, 198
delight, (taʿ anug) see pleasure
Dibbuq 54
Divine Intellect 62
Divine Spirit 56, 60, 69, 198, 233, 278
ecstatic kabbalah 12, 16-18, 53-65, 209210, 224, 228-229, 231, 234-235
ʾ Ein Sof [infinite] 90-91, 105, 111, 113, 127, 130-131, 138, 141, 160, 162163, 166, 181, 182, 192, 196, 240, 294, 317, 321, 340
Enlightenment 34
Enoch 281, 286
equanimity (hishtawwut) 10, 55, 60-61, 224
eroticism 134-141, 164, 181, 201, 348
esotericism 38, 235, 246
exorcism 81
evil 104, 106, 165, 349
Frankism 7, 10, 13, 27, 33, 34
Geronese Kabbalah55, 64, 96, 101, 121, 242, 275, 320, 339
golem 21, 78, 82, 287, 338
gnostic, gnosticism 3, 7, 8, 53, 252, 254, 255

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  • 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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