Sefer Yesira: Book of Creativity

Hadean press has opened pre-orders for their last title to be published in 2022 e.v. The posted description says:

Pre-orders are open now; this special edition is hardcover only, limited to 231 copies. This is a sewn bound hardback, covered in Heritage blue buckram, with Finelinen Fawn endpapers, blue head and tail bands, and harvest gold foil stamping on front, back, and spine. Text is printed on Munken 100gsm. Image shown is from Abraham Abulafia’s Golem fragment.

Sefer Yesira is one of the foundational texts of Jewish Kabbalah whose cryptic pronouncements encapsulate the twenty-two elemental Hebrew letters and ten enumerations whose combinations and permutations purport to constitute the bedrock of all worlds, experiences, and languages. Jewish Golem meditation magic developed directly from the alphabetic technique of Sefer Yesira, until finally the medieval Jewish mystic Abraham Abulafia further integrated these Sefer Yesira Golem magic traditions into a full-fledged system of concepts and meditative techniques.

In Sefer Yesira: Book of Creativity Avi Solomon offers a brief overview of how the Sefer Yesira was transmitted into European thought, followed by a new translation of the Sefer Yesira itself. Included are several images in both colour and black and white depicting the various manuscripts and methods described in the introduction.

This title is available on our EU site here. There will no paperback or digital edition from Hadean Press.

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