Ein Sof

Ein Sof

Traditional Kabbalah:

Path of the Kabbalah” by David Sheinkin

Inner Space: Introduction to Kabbalah, Meditation and Prophecy” by Aryeh Kaplan

Kabbalah: The Way of the Jewish Mystic” by Perle Epstein

Fundamentals of Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah” by Ron H. Feldman

Opening the Inner Gates: New Paths in Kabbalah and Psychology” by Edward Hoffman

The Heavenly Ladder” by Edward Hoffman

The Way of Splencor: Jewish Mysticism and Modern Psychology” by Edward Hoffman

Ehyeh: A Kabbalah for Tomorrow” by Arthur Green

Seek My Face: A Jewish Mystical Theology” by Arthur Green

Honey from the Rock” by Lawrence Kushner

The Thirteen Petalled Rose” by Adin Steinsaltz

Seeing God: Ten Life-Changing Lessons of the Kabbalah” by David Aaron

The Secret Life of God: Discovering the Divine Within You” by David Aaron

God in Your Body: Kabbalah, Mindfulness and Embodied Spiritual Practice” by Jay Michaelson

The Way of Flame: A Guide to the Forgotten Mystical Tradition of Jewish Mysticism” by Avram Davis

Judaic Mysticism” by Avram Davis & Manuela Dunn Mascetti

God is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism” by David A. Cooper

The Kabbalah of Food” by Nilton Bonder

The Kabbalah of Money” by Nilton Bonder

The Kabbalah of Envy” by Nilton Bonder

The Unifying Factor: A Review of Kabbalah” by Nekhama Schoenburg

God, Sex and Kabbalah” by Allen S. Maller

Kabbalah and the Art of Being” by Shimon Shokek

The Essence of Kabbalah” by Brian L. Lancaster

The Kabbalah Handbook: A Concise Encyclopedia of Terms and Concepts in Jewish Mysticism” by Gabriella Samuel

The Medieval era began esoteric circles of Kab...

The Medieval era began esoteric circles of Kabbalistic dissemination in French Provence, Andalusian Spain and Germany-Ashkenaz (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Christian Kabbalah:

Pico della Mirandola’s Encounter with Jewish Mysticism” by Chaim Wirszubski

De Arte Cabalistica: On the Art of the Kabbalah” by Johann Reuchlin

Giordano Bruno and the Kabbalah: Prophets, Magicians and Rabbis” by Karen Silvia de León-Jones

Alchemy of the Word: Cabala of the Renaissance” by Philip Beitchman

Christian Hebraists and Dutch Rabbis” by Aaron L. Katchen

Kabbalah in Italy, 1280-1510: A Survey by Moshe Idel

The Christian Kabbalah: Jewish Mystical Books and Their Christian Interpreters (Harvard College Library) joseph dan

Jewish Mysticism: The Modern Period (Main Themes in Mysticism & Jewish Mysticism) (Volume 3) Joseph Dan

The Language of Demons and Angels: Cornelius Agrippa’s Occult Philosophy (Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History) Christopher I. Lehrich

Athanasius Kircher: The Last Man Who Knew Everything Paula Findlen

The Great Parchment. Flavius Mithridates’ Latin Translation, the Hebrew Text, and an English Version (The Kabbalistic Library of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, edited by Giulio Busi, Volume 1)

The Book of Bahir: Flavius Mithridates’ Latin Translation, the Hebrew Text, and an English Version (The Kabbalistic Library of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, edited by Giulio Busi, Volume 2)

Commentary on the Daily Prayers: Flavius Mithridates’ Latin Translation, the Hebrew Text, and an English Version, Edited By Giacomo Corazzol (The Kabbalistic Library of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, edited by Giulio Busi, 3)

The Book of Punctuation: Flavius Mithridates’ Latin Translation, the Hebrew Text, and an English Version (The Kabbalistic Library of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, edited by Giulio Busi, 4)

Sefirotic studies:

The Mystical Qabalah” by Dion Fortune.

Qabalistic Concepts” by William G. Gray. This book, originally intended as a textbook of the Sangreal Sodality, is a very basic and excellent Kabbalah study programme.

The Ladder of Lights” by William G. Gray. Whilst “Qabalistic Concepts” was written long after “The Ladder of Lights,” it is in fact an introduction to this text, which deals with the ten Sefirot within the “Four Worlds” of Kabbalah in great detail.


The Zohar

The Zohar

b.”The Novena of the Tree of Life: A Short Manual on Practical Kabbalah” (WG GRAY)

The Universal Meaning of the Kabbalah” by Leo Schaya

The Sefirot: Ten Emanations of Divine Power” by Y. David Shulman

The Miracle Tree: Demystifying the Qabalah” by R.J. Stewart

The Enneagram and Kabbalah: Reading Your Soul” by Howard A. Addison

Cast in God’s Image: Discover Your Personality Type using the Enneagram and Kabbalah” by Howard A. Addison

Practical Kabbalah:

a. Meditation:

Discovering Jewish Meditation: Instruction and Guidance for Learning an Ancient Spiritual Path” by Nan Fink Geffen

The Work of the Kabbalist by Z’Ev Ben Shimon Halevi

Meditation and Judaism: Exploring the Jewish Meditative Paths” by DovBer Pinson

Everyday Kabbalah: A Practical Guide to Jewish Meditation, Healing, and Personal Growth” by Melinda Ribner

Ecstatic Kabbalah” by David A. Cooper

Kabbalistic Healing: A Path to an Awakened Soul” by Jason Shulman

Visions of the Night: A Study of Jewish Dream Interpretation” by Joel Covitz. This work contains a translation of Pitron Chalamot (Interpretation of Dreams) by Solomon Almoli.

“Kabbalah and the Power of Dreaming: Awakening the Visionary Life” by Catherine Shainberg

Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide by Aryeh Kaplan

b. Magical Traditions:

Scholastic Magic: Ritual and Revelation in Early Jewish Mysticism” by Michael D. Swartz

Ritual Practices to Gain Power: Angels, Incantations and Revelations in Early Jewish Mysticism” by Rebecca Macy Lesses

Sepher ha-Razim: The Book of the Mysteries” by Michael A. Morgan

The Sword of Moses: An Ancient Book of Magic” by M. Gaster.

Jewish Magic and Superstition” by Joshua Trachtenberg

Hebrew Amulets” by T. Schrire

Amulets and Talismans” by E.A. Wallis Budge

Amulets and Magic Bowls” by Joseph Naveh and Shaul Shaked

Magic Spells and Formulae” by Joseph Naveh and Shaul Shaked

Magic, Mysticism and Hasidism: The Supernatural in Jewish Thought” by Gedalyah Nigal

Golem: Jewish Magical and Mystical Traditions on the Artificial Anthropoid” by Moshe Idel

Hasidism: Between Ecstasy and Magic” by Moshe Idel

Magic of the Ordinary: Recovering the Shamanic in Judaism” by Gershon Winkler

Invoking Angels: For Blessings, Protection, and Healing” by David A. Cooper

An Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism” by Geoffrey W. Dennis

Magical Ritual Methods” by William G. Gray

Inner Traditions of Magic” by William G. Gray

Primary Texts:

The Poetics of Ascent: Theories of Language in a Rabbinic Ascent Text” by Naomi Janowitz

The Shi’ur Qomah: Texts and Recensions” by Martin Samuel Cohen

Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation in Theory and in Practice” translated by Aryeh Kaplan

Sefer Bahir: Illumination” translated by Aryeh Kaplan

The Hidden and Manifest God: Some Major Themes in Early Jewish Mysticism” by Peter Schäfer

The Zohar: Pritzker Edition” translated by Daniel C. Matt.

Gates of Light: Sha’are Orah” by Joseph Gikatilla translated by Avi Weinstein

Moses Cordovero’s Introduction to Kabbalah: An Annotated Translation of His Or Ne’erav” by Ira Robinson

Meditation and the Bible” by Aryeh Kaplan

Meditation and Kabbalah” by Aryeh Kaplan

The SecretGarden: An Anthology in the Kabbalah” edited by David Meltzer

Understanding Jewish Mysticism: A Source Reader Volume I: The Merkabah Tradition and the Zoharic Tradition” by David R. Blumenthal

Understanding Jewish Mysticism: A Source Reader Volume II: The Philosophic-Mystical Tradition and The Hasidic Tradition” by David R. Blumenthal

The Books of Contemplation: Medieval Jewish Mystical Sources” by Mark Verman

Early Kabbalah” edited and translated by Joseph Dan and Ronald C. Kiener

The Heart and the Fountain: An Anthology of Jewish Mystical Experiences” by Joseph Dan

Safed Spirituality: Rules of Mystical Piety and The Beginning of Wisdom” translated by Lawrence Fine

Jewish Mystical Autobiographies: Book of Visions and Book of Secrets” translated by Morris M. Feierstein


Kabbalah: Selections from Classic Kabbalistic Works from Raziel HaMalach to the Present Day” by Avraham Yaakov Finkel


Academic Studies:

Origins of the Kaballah” by Gershom Scholem

Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism” by Gershom Scholem

32 paths

Kabbalah” by Gershom Scholem

On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism” by Gershom Scholem

On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead: Basic Concepts in the Kabbalah” by Gershom Scholem


Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah” by Gershom Scholem

The Messianic Idea in Judaism, and other Essays on Jewish Spirituality” by Gershom Scholem

Jewish Gnosticism, Merkabah Mysticism and Talmudic Tradition” by Gershom Scholem

The Ancient Jewish Mysticism” by Joseph Dan

Beholders of Divine Secrets: Mysticism and Myth in the Hekhalot and Merkavah Literature” by Vita Daphna Arbel

Kabbalah: New Perspectives” by Moshe Idel

The Mystical Experience in Abraham Abulafia” by Moshe Idel

Studies in Ecstatic Kabbalah” by Moshe Idel

Messianic Mystics” by Moshe Idel

Ascensions on High in Jewish Mysticism: Pillars, Lines, Ladders” by Moshe Idel

Mirror of His Beauty: Feminine Images of God from the Bible to the Early Kabbalah” by Peter Schäfer

Joseph Karo: Lawyer and Mystic” by R.J. Zwi Werblowsky

Kabbalah, Magic, and Science: The Cultural Universe of a Sixteenth-Century Jewish Physician” by David R. Ruderman

Physician of the Soul, Healer of the Cosmos: Isaac Luria and His Kabbalistic Fellowship” by Lawrence Fine

Through a Speculum that Shines: Vision and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Mysticism” by Elliot R. Wolfson
Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death” by Elliot R. Wolfson

The Soul of the Matter: A Jewish-Kabbalistic Perspective on the Human Soul Before, During and After ‘Life’” by Gershon Winkler

Good and Evil in Jewish Thought” by Shalom Rosenberg

Angel related Books:

Leaves from the Garden of Eden: One Hundred Classic Jewish Tales by Howard Schwartz;

Gabriel’s Palace: Jewish Mystical Tales by Howard Schwartz;

Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism by Howard Schwartz;

Before You Were Born by Howard Schwartz;

Ascending Jacob’s Ladder: Jewish Views of Angels, Demons, and Evil Spirits by Ronald H. Isaacs;

Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture (Cultural Criticism) by Jane Marie Law & Venessa R. Sasson;

The Legends of the Jews: Index to Volumes 1 through 6 by Louis Ginzberg

Kabbalah: Selections From Classic Kabbalistic Works From Raziel Hamalach To The Present Day by Abraham Yaakov Finkel;

All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic by Valentina Izmirlieva;

Mystical Fiction:

Dybbuk” by Gershon Winkler

The Sacred Stones: The Return of the Golem” by Gershon Winkler

The Seventh Telling” by Mitchell Chefitz

Shelomo Molho” by Aaron Abraham Kabak


The Kabbalah: The Religious Philosophy of the Hebrews. Translated From The French.

Kabbalah and Modernity (Aries Book Series)

Renaissance and Rebirth: Reincarnation in Early Modern Italian Kabbalah (Studies in Jewish History and Culture)



Music, Mysticism and Magic: A Sourcebook (Arkana)

The Harmony of the Spheres: The Pythagorean Tradition in Music

The Mystery of the Seven Vowels: In Theory and Practice

Cosmic Music: Musical Keys to the Interpretation of Reality

The Spiritual Dimensions of Music: Altering Consciousness for Inner Development

Music Power Harmony: A Workbook of Music and Inner Forces

Music and Kabbalah

Inner Rhythms : The Kabbalah of Music

Mystical Power of Music

Jewish Musical Traditions (Jewish Folklore and Anthropology)

Contemporary Jewish religious thought : original essays on critical concepts, movements, and beliefs

The Mystical Experience in Abraham Abulafia (S U N Y Series in Judaica)

The Kabbalah of the Soul: The Transformative Psychology and Practices of Jewish Mysticism

Kabbalah and Gnosticism:

Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah and Counter-History

The Early Kabbalah (Classics of Western Spirituality)

Kabbalistic Metaphors: Jewish Mystical Themes in Ancient and Modern Thought

Gnostic Return in Modernity

Kabbalah: New Perspectives

Hasidism: Between Ecstasy and Magic (Suny Series in Judaica: Hermeneutics, Mysticism, and Religion)

Old Worlds, New Mirrors: On Jewish Mysticism and Twentieth-Century Thought (Jewish Culture and Contexts)

Religious Apologetics – Philosophical Argumentation (see Idel’s Essay entitled “On the Theologization of kabbalah in modern Scholarship”)

Abraham Abulafia

Related texts:

Mystical Experience in Abraham Abulafia, The (Suny Series in Judaica : Hermeneutics Mysticism and Religion)

Kabbalah: New Perspectives

Language, Torah, and Hermeneutics in Abraham Abulafia (S U N Y Series in Judaica)

Studies in Ecstatic Kabbalah (Judaica, Hermeneutics, Mysticism, and Religion)

Messianic Mystics

Abraham Abulafia: An Ecstatic Kabbalist [Two Studies]

Hasidism: Between Ecstasy and Magic (S U N Y Series in Judaica)

Gershom Scholem’s Major trends in Jewish mysticism 50 years after: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on the History of Jewish Mysticism


The Secret Garden: An Anthology in the Kabbalah

The Shambhala Guide to Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism

Kabbalah: The Way of The Jewish Mystic (Shambhala Classics)

The Heart and the Fountain: An Anthology of Jewish Mystical Experiences

Abraham Abulafia – Kabbalist and Prophet : Hermeneutics, Theosophy and Theurgy (Sources and Studies in the Literature of Jewish Mysticism)

Kabbalah: Journal for the Study of Jewish Mystical Texts (Volume 13)

Like Angels on Jacob’s Ladder: Abraham Abulafia, the Franciscans, and Joachimism

Ecstatic Kabbalah

Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism

Meditation and Kabbalah

ADDITIONAL texts of Note:

Renewing the Covenant: A Kabbalistic Guide to Jewish Spirituality by Leonora Leet

The Kabbalah of the Soul: The Transformative Psychology and Practices of Jewish Mysticism by Leonora Leet

The Secret Doctrine of the Kabbalah: Recovering the Key to Hebraic Sacred Science by Leonora Leet

The Universal Kabbalah by Leonora Leet

Adam and the Kabbalistic Tree by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

Kabbalistic Universe by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

Introduction to the Cabala by Z’Ev Ben Shimon Halevi

Kabbalah: Tradition of Hidden Knowledge (Art and Imagination) by Z’Ev Ben Shimon Halevi and Warren Kenton

The Anatomy of Fate: Astrology and Kabbalah (Arkana) by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi

The Fool’s Pilgrimage, Second Edition: Kabbalistic Meditations on the Tarot by Stephan A. Hoeller

Talking Tree by William G. Gray



Other Books:

Under constant revision


The Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross

The Alchemical Wedding of Christian Rosycross part 2

The Arthurian Formula


The Bhagavad Gita

The Brother of Jesus

Buddha-Messiahs: Vol. 1 Yeshu, Essene Jesus of the Gnostic Nazoreans

Buddhist acts of COMPASSION

Buddhist scriptures (penguin)


The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz

Christian Rosenkreutz Anthology

The Cloud of Unknowing

The Collected works of St. John of the Cross



Essene book of meditatons and blessings

The Essential Rumi

Everyday Kabbalah


The Faery Gates of Avalon


Gnosis Divine Wisdom

The Gnostic Bible

The Gnostic Gospels

The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus

The Gnostic Jung and the Seven Sermons to the Dead

Gnostic Prayer Book

God is a Verb

Gospel of Mary

Gospel of Mary Magdalena

Gospel of Philip

Gospel of Thomas

Gospel of Thomas

Gospel of Thomas

A Guide to the Zohar


Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition


I AM THAT (free online version)


The Imitation of Christ

The Interior Castle


Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide


The Kabbalah of Envy



The Mandaeans: The Last Gnostics

Mandaeans of Iran and Iraq

Manichaean Texts from the Roman Empire

Mani, the Angel and the Column of Glory

Meditation and the Kabbalah

Merton & Sufism: The Untold Story: A Complete Compendium


The Nag Hammadi Scriptures

The New Testament Apocrypha


The other bible


The Pilgrim’s Tale



Renewing the Covenant: A Kabbalistic Guide to Jewish Spirituality

The Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited


The Sacred Embrace of Jesus and Mary

The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You

The Secret Doctrine of the Kabbalah

Secret Teachings of the Angelic Kings

The Secret Tradition in Arthurian Legend

Seeing God: ten life changing teachings of the Kabbalah

Shingon – Japanese Esoteric Buddhism

Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God

Suppressed Prayers


Thirteen Petalled Rose

Treasured writings of Kahlil Gibran


The Upanishads


Vasistha’s Yoga


Wherever you go there you are

The Wisdom of the Zohar





One Response to “Books”

  1. Lansdowne Mike Says:

    A book you really should add to your most comprehensive list is Joseph Dan’s “A Very Short Introduction to Kabbalah.” Great introduction.

    If you ever get a chance, within each category, you might consider adding two categories: “highly recommended” and “other resources.” Might help the newbie.

    Well done.


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