The Mystical Experience in Abraham Abulafia (Suny Series in

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Others who were not brave enough to condemn it, moved to at least restrict it, admitting that it was dangerous, in that it could lead weak souls into heresy (which it consistently and frequently did). Kern-Ulmer, Brigitte, “The Depiction of Magic in Rabbinic Texts: The Rabbinic and Greek Concept of Magic,” Journal for the Study of Judaism, 27:3, 1996/ Kerr, Don, Collected Articles on the Kabbalah, vol. 1, Ithaca: KoM #5, 1985. And this ability is, and always was, a strong point of the mystics.

Pages: 260

Publisher: State University of New York Press; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (December 15, 1987)

ISBN: 0887065538

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