A novel Kabbalistic synthesis on the nature of consciousness
From a scientific and philosophical point of view, there is arguably no phenomenon as intractable as the origin and nature of consciousness. This volume provides a comprehensive account of the Kabbalistic understanding of consciousness adduced from ancient Jewish mystical texts and the writings of key sixteenth-twentieth century Kabbalistic and Chassidic luminaries.
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This impressive and highly-acclaimed investigation of consciousness in Jewish mystical thought is informed by a deep knowledge of the Kabbalah along with modern philosophy, psychology, physics and neuroscience as a further argument for the primacy of consciousness and a panpsychic, ‘trans- corporeal’ view. He concludes that humanity may be ‘at the cusp of a more unified worldview that favours the meaningful integration of our immense storehouse of scientific knowledge with the vastness of subjective experience.’ A hugely important contribution. ~ David Lorimer, Paradigm Explorer
Kabbalistic Panpsychism: The Enigma of Consciousness in Jewish Mystical Thought is a philosophical monograph on the origin and nature of consciousness, from a Kabbalistic perspective (Kabbalah is an esoteric school of thought in Jewish mysticism, and Panpsychism proposes that mind-like aspects are an ubiquitous feature of reality - that some form of mentality exists within all natural bodies). Chapters contemplate the intersection of quantum mechanics, consciousness, and the Kabbalah; principles of the Kabbalah; the hierarchy of consciousness in panpsychism; female intuition; clinical models of Kabbalistic panpsychism; and much more. An extensive bibliography and an index round out this welcome addition to personal and public library Philosophy collections. ~ James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review