Some know the Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah only as a fashionable means to personal insight, popularized by celebrities. But behind the hype of "pop-Kabbalah" lies an ancient, complex and profound system that can take a lifetime to fully explore. Harry Freedman's introduction to Kabbalah untangles its complex history and spiritual tradition. He notes its influence on groups like the Rosicrucians and Freemasons and individuals from Isaac Newton to Harold Bloom, while tracing its teachings all the way back to the Hebrew Bible where the prophet Ezekiel detailed his vision of the heavenly throne, perceived as a chariot.
"Welcome to the curious but fascinating world of Harry Freedman's Kabbalah … a cheerfully non-partisan, no-frills attempt at demystifying one of the world's most mysterious, opaque and esoteric spiritual traditions."—Spectator