The Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune


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Williams & Norgate, 1948. First Edition, Third Impression. 306 pages. Three fold out diagrams at the rear. No Jacket.  Gilt lettered navy blue cloth, colour faded om spine and top of boards. Small crossing out on name by previous owner present on front end paper, pages internally clean and unmarked. A very good copy of a scare edition. 

'Dion Fortune's classic study of the Tree of Life and the Qabalah. Fortune was one of the first to bring this “secret tradition” to a wider audience with her clear and comprehensive exploration of the Qabalah tradition. The Mystical Qabalah remains a classic in its clarity, linking the broad elements of Jewish traditional thought; probably going back to the Babylonian captivity and beyond, with both Eastern and Western philosophy and later Christian insights.

The Qabalah could be described as a confidential Judaic explanation of the paradox of “the Many and the One”; the complexity and diversity within a monotheistic unity. Whereas the Old Testament outlines the social and psychological development of a tightly knit “chosen group” culture, the supplementary Qabalah provides a detailed plan of the infrastructure behind the creative evolutionary process.'