Imagery techniques in modern Jewish mysticism

Daniel Reiser, Eugene D Matanky (Translator)

Research output: Book/ReportBook


"This book analyzes and describes the development and aspects of imagery techniques, a primary mode of mystical experience, in twentieth century Jewish mysticism. These techniques, in contrast to linguistic techniques in medieval Kabbalah and in contrast to early Hasidism, have all the characteristics of a full screenplay, a long and complicated plot woven together from many scenes, a kind of a feature film. Research on this development and nature of the imagery experience is carried out through comparison to similar developments in philosophy and psychology and is fruitfully contextualized within broader trends of western and eastern mysticism" -- back cover.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherDe Gruyter
Number of pages445
ISBN (Electronic)3110534088, 3110535882, 9783110533941
ISBN (Print)3110710498, 9783110710496
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameStudia Judaica. Forschungen zur Wissenschaft des Judentums
PublisherDe Gruyter
VolumeBand 101

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Ḳalonimus Ḳalmish ben Elimelekh -- 1889-1943 -- Teachings
  • Ekstein, Menachem -- Tenaʼe ha-nefesh le-haśagat ha-ḥasidut
  • Cabala
  • Hasidism
  • Imagery (Psychology) -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
  • Jewish philosophy
  • Musar movement
  • Mysticism -- Judaism
  • חסידות
  • Cabbala
  • Jews -- Cabala
  • Kábala
  • Kabalah
  • Kabbala
  • Kabbalah
  • Qabalah
  • Chasidism
  • Hassidism
  • Hasidic literature
  • Jews -- Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Jewish
  • Musarnikes
  • Mussar movement
  • Jewish Mysticism


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