KABBALISTIC MIRROR OF GENESIS: A Radical Interpretation of Creation and Creativity
David Chaim Smith Millennia of religious literalism has led us to believe that Genesis 1-3 is a primitive mythological explanation of the human moral disposition. But by understanding the text as pure kabbalistic metaphor, David Chaim Smith reveals a complete model of Divine creativity that removes the concept of a Creator God and allows a new mystical understanding ot the fathomless depth of Divinity. Deconstructing each line of Genesis 1-3 with esoteric methods derived from the oral teachings of the Kabbalah, Smith reveals how the ten sefirot, collectively known as the Tree of Life, are not simply a linear hierarchy. They are a unified, interdependent whole with ten interactive functions, forming the template through which creative diversity manifests. 6X9 P/B, 224 pp., 34 B& W Illus.