Spector's well illustrated "Wonders Divine" presents the idea of Blake's use of kabbalism
in the structure of his myth.
He does defend himself for using gnosticism as the point of reference rather than neo-Platonism, apocalypticism, and kabbalism
and for not making the same analysis of Roman Catholic thought.
Though he understands why people look for alternatives, he is not impressed by those who are attracted to Kabbalism
, a mystical offshoot of Judaism, because Madonna practises it.
Scholem believes that the unknown author of the Zohar drew freely from the writings "published by the school of Kabbalists whose center was the little Catalon town of Gerona," and that this group "did more to unify and consolidate what was pregnant and living in the Kabbalism
Prince Hall's initiation into Freemasonry in 1775 admitted him to a parallel universe where Hermeticism, Egyptophilia, and Kabbalism
flourished alongside, if not intertwined with, Enlightenment rationalism.
12) Yet just as Sabbatianism was heavily informed by traditional, if not by specifically Lurianic, Kabbalism
, it almost certainly absorbed influences from sufism, as well.
McClelland, a retired teacher and Zen dharma master, leads readers on guided tour of non-earthly realms and their residents in this reference on ancient and modern concepts of karma and reincarnation from cultures and religious sects around the world, from ancient Egypt and Australian aboriginal beliefs through Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Jainism, Gnosticism, Kabbalism
, and new age groups.
Take a look at The Beautiful Contradictions; at Lyrics for the Bride of God (1975), in which the voice of an American Rilke considers Kabbalism
and the Shekinah; or best of all look at his wonderful Seeing America First (1989), made up of prose-poem observations highlighted by resounding, choral odes to American myth, landscape, and weather.