Middle-Ages

Music and Ecstatic Kabbalah

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Translated from the Hebrew by Jonathan Chipman
"There are two main aspects to the association between mystical ecstasy and music in the ecstatic Kabbalah: on the one hand, music serves as an anology for the technique giving rise to ecstasy and the ecstatic experience; ont he other, it was an important element of the actual technique of Abulafia."
1. Music as an analogy for ecstasy evoking techniques
2. Music as analogy for prophecy

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1988

The Treatise on Music translated into Hebrew by Juda ben Isaac (Paris B.N. Heb. 1037, 22v-27v)

Based on the article Israel Adler translated in Yuval I, p.1-47, this article attempts to reach the historic origin of the article in question and its relation to medieval music theory. The process of its creation is described spanning from the 11th to the 15th century.

Material Type: 
Articles in Books
Year: 
1971

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