Free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook. Dion Fortune’s classic, The Mystical Qabalah, explores all aspects of the Qabalah, including the esoteric sciences of astrology. dion fortune mystical qabalah. Identifier DionFortuneMysticalQabala. Identifier- ark ark://t0sr3vj3m. Ocr ABBYY FineReader Ppi If you want to know anything about Kabbalah or Qabalah to use Dion Fortune’s spelling, this book is a must. It is the number one introduction.
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The Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune. Dion Fortune’s classic, The Mystical Qabalahexplores all aspects of the Qabalah, including the esoteric sciences of astrology and tarot, which form the basis of the Western Mystery Traditions.
The Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune
It provides a key to the practical working of this mystical system for both novice and initiate alike. Paperbackpages. Published September 1st by Weiser Books first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Mystical Qabalahplease qbalah up. Lists with This Book. Oct 27, Amanda rated it it was amazing. Forget the Qabalah you hear about from Hollywood and Madonna. Forthne is an excellent book devoting a chapter to each of the sephiroth on the Tree of Life. Philosophically interesting regardless of your beliefs. View all 3 comments.
Mar 01, Eyre rated it it was amazing. A great book for those who want to delve more deeply into Tarot. Fortune’s writing style is more mysrical and practically oriented than is offered by most occult writers. She is not as hip amongst neo-occult, post-wicca qaabalah due to a cultural bias which elevates the contributions of male writers to high art when men cook they are chefs, when they make crafts they ar A great book for those who want to delve more deeply into Tarot.
She is not as hip amongst neo-occult, post-wicca circles–probably due to qabaalh cultural bias which elevates the contributions of male writers to high art when men cook they are chefs, when they make crafts they are artisans, et al.
Fortune seems very relevant to me, though, for I feel even the most cynical postmodern could relate to her occult-as-meditation approach. Aug 16, Steve Myatical rated it really liked it Shelves: My favorite basic book on the 17th century Kabbalistic tree of Life.
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Good explanation of how the sephiroth and paths work together. Great primer for building the proper correspondences to each part of otz chiim, which then leads to the phenomenological understanding of the inner workings of the tree. I’ve read this one several times, riveted all the more with every read as the concepts resonate and form a whole infrastructure. Jun 30, Ryan is currently reading it. I am always “currently reading” this book as it is not the kind of book that one can “finish”.
Aug 04, Nienke Van kerkhof rated it liked it. Nov 30, Christina Croft added it. I love Dion Fortune but I found this book quite difficult to fully absorb and understand. Perhaps it is a life’s mmystical to understand it and I have been told this is one of the most staight forward and simple books on the subject.
It is something to which I shall return, I am sure, but it is certainly not an ‘easy’ read, I think!! Frotune 23, Gwyndyllyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is important to note that the Qabalah is used differently in a lot of non-Jewish mysticism than it is in Jewish circles. Focuses primarily on the Sephiroth rather than the paths. Fantastic introduction to the topic. Dec 22, Princessjay rated it it was amazing Shelves: A clear explanation of the philosophical structure of the Hermetic Kabbalah, filled with easily-understandable but profound analogies and metaphors to point the way towards true understanding.
Dion Fortune, being a magician and psychic in the early 20th Century, clothed her discourse with much discussion of the practicum fortyne magic.
My interest being primarily to use the Kabbalah as a vehicle to aid thought, I skipped through all the discussion of invocations and ether and psychic emanations.
What i A clear explanation of the philosophical structure of the Hermetic Kabbalah, filled with easily-understandable but profound analogies and metaphors to point the way towards true understanding. What is left remains immensely valuable. I think I finally have an idea of what the Tree is all about.
Jan 08, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: So far, the best, most concise book on Qabalah. Nov 13, Fredstrong rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anyone interested in the Western Qabalah. The Qabalah is a very complex system, and one can spend liftimes studying it.
This is the best introduction to what can seem djon at the start. Mar 21, Justin added it. Sep 12, Adrienne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Review is also available on my blog The Shameful Narcissist Speaks. Let me just put this out there right now. It’s about the Tree of Life, which is made up of the Holy Sephiroth, the emanations or “God-names” that focus principle archetypes behind evolving human activities.
I had no idea the rabbit hole I was diving into, nor did I realize either how well SquareSoft now Squeenix The Qabalah seeks to solve the paradox of mysstical Many and the One,” speaks about microcosm and macrocosm, and essentially serves as a guide through the metaphysical and esoteric.
Reading The MQ showed not only how much the symbolism of the Tree is present in my favorite game and also favorite storybut in so many other narratives, as well. One of the major points Fortune brings us to is that though they are named Holy and Unholy Sephiroth which would suggest dino trees, in reality there is but the Holy Tree and its shadow. It is a ubiquitous, all encompassing glyph that is frequently used without even the knowledge of invocation, and in either having knowledge or lacking it, creates a meta for the symbol itself as first and foremost knowledge is Qabalism’s greatest concern.
Fortune does a phenomenal job laying out all aspects of the Holy Stations, and while I did have to be nominally awake to absorb some of the concepts, they were simply explained and easily laid out. The complication came in the rumination on higher meanings. It took me over a decade to finish this book. Pay no attention to the “Date Added” and “Date Finished” above. I bought it years before Goodreads existed when I mysfical still in my twenties and reading tarot regularly.
Both that system of divination and astrology have heavy connections to the Tree of Life.
Interestingly enough, I’d seen mentions of the Qabalah before I played VII, but it flew above my radar, because there was nothing connecting me to it. Once I played it and knew the origin of the name Sephiroth, I couldn’t purchase this fast enough, but at the time, the esoteric symbolism was beyond me. I lamented that it was far too much to get through at the timebut when I picked it up again approximately a year ago, I wondered what the hell my juvenile self had found such issue with.
The one complaint I have has to do with some caustically casual racist remarks that are sprinkled throughout the mystiical. Unfortunately, as mystical as Fortune was, she was still a product of her time. This is used as an explanation and not an excuse. So if you read The MQ, prepare for a few cringe worthy moments. This almost made me lower the rating by a star, but the information and the way it’s presented is excellent, so it retains a high rank but with that caveat.
Mar 15, Ayisha rated it really liked it. This book was my qsbalah first dikn that I have read on the mystical Qabalah, and the very first book I have read by Dion Fortune. I have read internet articles, dkon videos and attended a workshop on this subject so I did have some understanding of the concepts that Dion Fortune wrote about I would still consider myself a beginner however.
This book mostly goes through the sephiroths and has these neat little references for each sphere which I liked. For example, for each sphere it will have This book was my very first book that I have read on the mystical Qabalah, and the very first book I have read by Dion Fortune.
For example, for each sphere it qabzlah have the title, magickal image, Yetzirach text, titles dortune to the sphere, the God-name, the Archangel, the Order of Angels, mundane chakra, spiritual vision, virtue, vice, correspondences in microcosm, symbols, tarot cards, and associated colours. It does not discuss the pathways very much, but I think that’s foortune because then the book would probably be very large and complicated. She talks about the forune worlds, the kingdoms and the pillars a bit in the beginning of the book.
I think I will keep this book for future reference and reread it. To be honest, some sections of the book I had to reread and take some time to think about it because it was beyond my understanding.
I’m sure that if I keep studying the mystical Qabalah I will understand it better. One thing that I might say is that this book is very detailed and “heavy”.
The way it is written is a bit old-fashioned, but the information is mystocal. Take a look at it if you are interested in tarot, the mystical Qabalah, occultism or if you like Dion Fortune’s work! I will definitely look into more of her books in the future.
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Oct 11, S Shah rated it liked it. I represent the observance of the Sabbath, as it is written, ‘Remember Zakhor the day of the Sabbath'” p. I read other things, and then finally decided to order another copy.
I wasn’t able to get into it the way I had before. Hard to say why.