Michal Schwartz holds a PhD in philosophy and literature, and has been long obsessed with Kabbalah and mysticism in general. She published her first book "Metapher und Offenbarung," in Berlin, 2003 and her book "Gateway of Souls. A Kabbalistic Mystery," just came out.
Death is anticipated and experienced by every night’s sleep which functions as a rehearsal.
The perilous world of sleep and dreams, in Sefer ha-Zohar.
The Kabbalah as a secret play with letters.
The anthropomorphic connection between the divine spheres and human body produces a peculiar view of evil.
Eco's postmodern fiction puts on the same level mystical devotion, religious orders, the occult, and, to a certain extent, even science.
The Prophetic kabbalah of Abraham Abulafia
Is Jewish Kabbalah a forerunner of psychoanalysis?
Yom Kippur is a fearful day, as it forces us to prepare for death. But it also reflects the union of divine mother and daughter.
The Jewish New Year in a Kabbalistic light.
The ancient texts of Helhalot and Merkavah