Angels and Kabbalah

Rosicrucian Salon Bibliography
Dr. Lloyd Abrams, PhD
October 12, 2004


Davidson, Gustav.  A Dictionary of Angels.  The Free Press, 1971.  [Alphabetical listings plus supplementary appendices.] 

Introduction to Kabbalah:

Zetter, Kim.  Simple Kabbalah.  Conari Press, 2000/Castle Books, 2002.  [Very readable introduction to traditional Kabbalah.  Includes all the basics.]

Crowley, Vivianne.  A Woman’s Kabbalah.  Thorsons Publishers, 2000.  [Not just for women.  Eclectic Kabbalah and personal development.]

Cooper, David.  The Mystical Kabbalah (5 Audio Cassettes).  Sounds True, 2000.  [Traditional Kabbalah plus stories and meditations.  Includes the Archangels Meditation.] 

Epstein, Perle.  Kabbalah: The Way of the Jewish Mystic.  Shambhala, 2001.  [Very readable history and development of Kabbalah, describing the various schools and their spiritual practices.  Does not get much into the actual content of Kabbalah.]

Hermetic / Magical Kabbalah:

Fortune, Dion.  The Mystical Qabalah.  Samuel Weiser, 1984.  [Classic introduction to the Hermetic/Magical system of Kabbalah, emphasizing extensive discussions of the sefirot (sephiroth).]

Sepher Yezirah / Sefer Yetzirah:

Kalisch, Isidor.  Sepher Yezirah: A Book on Creation.  Grand Lodge of the English Language Jurisdiction, Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, Inc., 2002.  (Reprint of 1877 edition published by L. H. Frank & Co.)  [Original Hebrew plus English translation with some explanatory footnotes.]

Kaplan, Aryeh.  Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation.  Samuel Weiser, 1993.  [Hebrew text plus English translation and very extensive explanations, commentary, and supplementary material.]

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