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By Shahar Arzy,Moshe Idel

In this unique examine, Moshe Idel, an eminent student of Jewish mysticism and notion, and the cognitive neuroscientist and neurologist Shahar Arzy mix their substantial services to discover the mysteries of the Kabbalah from a completely new standpoint: that of the human mind. In lieu of the theological, sociological, and psychoanalytic techniques that experience commonly ruled the examine of ecstatic mystical studies, the authors exercise to decode the mind mechanisms underlying those phenomena. Arzy and Idel research first-person descriptions to discover the Kabbalistic options hired via so much renowned Jewish mystics to impression physically reduplications, dissociations, and different phenomena, and examine them with fresh neurological observations and modern day laboratory experiments. the consequent examine bargains readers a systematic, extra brain-based figuring out of ways ecstatic Kabbalists accomplished their most valuable mystical stories. The examine extra demonstrates how those Kabbalists have lengthy functioned as pioneering investigators of the human self.

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