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Title: Jewish Mysticism and Magic: An Anthropological Perspective
Author: Bloom, Maureen
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2007
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415421126
Volumes: 1; Pages: 240
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Providing a unique anthropological perspective on Jewish mysticism and magic, this book is a study of Jewish rites and rituals and how the analysis of early literature provides the roots for understanding religious practices. It includes analysis on the importance of sacrifice, amulets, and names, and their underlying cultural constructs and the persistence of their symbolic significance.
1. Prologue 2. Historical Background 3. Literary Sources 4. Theoretical Background 5. Places and People 6. El Shaddai--The Mighty Hebrew God 7. The "Sacred" and the "Profane" 8. Sacrifice and Prayer 9. The Body in a World of Disorder 10. Approximating God, Appropriating Authority 11. Imprecations, Healing, Protection 12. Epilogue Bibliography and General Reference