The second footnote cites that Qliphoth book of Tishby’s

Yeah I still want to know more about their demonic cosmology. So secretive! The English internet is really sparse for Scholem’s first student here. I wonder if he adopted an attitude of reticence toward his others students after Tishby defied him and published what he didn’t want him to publish.

Cosmology and geography go hand in hand

Cordovero portrayed the nations of the world as kelipot, empty shells or husks that surround the kernel of holiness.

The Ein Soph is the Holy Land. They just treat America as the demon that it is, can’t really disagree with them.

Interesting admission

For Luria, gentiles simply lack the transformative wisdom of Binah and Da’at.

Remember, between 2 and 3 here is a secret sephirot known as Da’at (Grant goes into lots of details on that)

Or I remind you again of Bjerknes’ model

Most goyim are not even at the cusp of the abyss. They get hostile when you perch at Binah. Even Jews have to be quiet about that or goyim will get hostile. It wouldn’t be inaccurate to say that many of the people who get banned are those who crossed the abyss. They want goyim as far from the light as possible, it isn’t an exaggeration. That Goodson banking book for instance, or Lutostansky, those are way too far into the light for them.

Anyway, another book by Tishby that Idel frequently references is Paths of Faith and Heresy (נתיבי אמונה ומינות) which is not translated. You could say I’m trying to discover the mystical side of our totalitarian order.

This is from another study banned on amazon I’ve only read fragments of so far

This is the writer that even Shamir hissed at for being too explicit–Hoffman.

Yessss he’s going after Idel!

Various forms of black magic (what Moshe Idel is pleased to call “the ancient Jewish mystical ascent as performed by the ‘descenders to the Merkavah“)

Told you not to trust that sorcerer. And similar to Bloom and literary criticism, Idel is everywhere in Kabbalah scholarship.

It’s so nice to see someone say this, so I feel less like a “paranoiac”

under-publicized, formative core of Judaism’s oral traditions, and have exerted a profound influence on the rabbis since their sojourn in Babylon eighteen hundred years ago.

Hoffman is definitely a radioactive rat I have to spend some time with

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