Hasidic Center for Jewish Mysticism
in historic Safed,
& stories of influential rabbis from the 16th c. kabbalistic
sages to 20th c. hasidic rebbes.
Articles in NY-based Lubavitch movement's
archive provide a 20th c. hasidic
Jewish perspective on the relation of mystical experience to Torah tradition.
Avi Solomon's translation of the
13th c. Spanish mystic's guide to Jewish meditation that influenced later
thinkers like Spinoza & Pico della Mirandola.
Christopher Benton's introduction
demystifies the enigmatic "Book of Formation" for neophytes (Maqom
introduces beginners to kabbalistic theory,
& practice from a modern hasidic perspective (project of Ascent Center).
Plain vanilla version of W. W.
Westcott's 1887 translation of the enigmatic kabbalistic classic: Book
of Creation (posted by Internet
Sacred Text Archive).
Eliezer Segal leads initiates on a virtual
ascent through the complex layers of interpretation of the mystic tree of
English translation of Moses
Cordovero's 16th c. classic on the imitation of God (posted by Colin Low).
Michael Laitman's introduction to Jewish
mysticism includes the
essays of 20th c. kabbalist Yehuda Ashlag. Other essays, e-books & meditational
music files can be downloaded for free. Classes in Kabbalah are
on-line for subscribers (Bnei Baruch World Center for Kabbalah Studies).
Daniel Feldman introduces the history
of Qabalah within a broad framework of cross-cultural mysticism & posts
translations of key classical Jewish texts, including Sefer
Yetzirah, sections of the Zohar,
& the Ma'aseh
Merkabah literature (including the books
of Enoch & Sh'ir
Elegant searchable electronic edition
of the Book of Splendor presents full Aramaic text & English
translation in parallel columns. Free registration required to access
text (posted by Kabbalah Centre International).