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Religious Treatments of Kaballah

Ashlag, Rabbi Yehudah Lev In the Shadow of the Ladder: Introductions to Kabbalah. Nehora Press; (April 1, 2003). ISBN: 9657222087[Gives a great English translation of serious works by Rav Ashlag the Baal HaSulam (1886-1955) plus all the help in keywords and definitions to enable both the serious student and the novice access to an important teacher of the 20th century.]
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Band, Arnold J. Nahman of Bratslav: The Tales. Paulist Press; 1988. Paperback. ISBN 0-809121-03-4. [Although Paulist Press is a Christian publishing house, Dr. Band is a long-time professor of Jewish Studies at UCLA]
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Bokser, Ben Zion (trans). Abraham Isaac Kook: The Lights of Penitance, Lights of Holiness: The Moral Principles, Essays, Letters and Poems. Paulist Press; 1978. Paperback. ISBN 0-809121-59-X.
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Kaplan, Aryeh. Meditation and the Bible. Samuel Weiser; 1978, 1988. Paperback. ISBN 0-877286-17-5.
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Kaplan, Aryeh (trans.) The Bahir: An Ancient Kabbalistic Text Attributed to Rabbi Nehuniah ben HaKana, First Century, C.E. Samuel Weiser; 1979, 1990. Paperback. ISBN 0-877286-18-3.
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Kaplan, Aryeh. Meditation and Kabbalah. Samuel Weiser; 1985, 1989. Paperback reissue edition. ISBN 0-877286-16-7.
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Kaplan, Aryeh. Innerspace, Introduction to Kabbalah, Meditation, and Prophecy. Maznaim Publishing Corp., 4304 12th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11219, 718-438-7680, New York/Jerusalem, 1990.

Kaplan, Aryeh (ed). Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation. Samuel Weiser; 1990, 1997. Paperback revised edition. ISBN 0-877288-55-0.
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Kaplan, Aryeh. Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide. Schocken Books; 1995. Paperback reprint edition. ISBN 0-805210-37-7.
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Posner, Zalman; Sacks, Jonathan; Block, Yitzchok; Even-Yisroel, Adin. To Touch the Divine: A Jewish Mysticism Primer. Kehot Publication Society; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-826604-94-3.
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Robinson, Ira. Moses Cordovero's Introduction to Kabbalah: An Annotated Translation of His Or Ne'erav. Yeshiva University Press (New York) and Ktav Publishing (Hoboken, New Jersey). 1993. Out of Print. [This is a classic text authored by the Rama"k, who headed the the Safed community just before the Ariza"l (Rabbi Yitzkhak Luria). It is an indispensible introduction for the serious student. Try to learn it in Hebrew if you are able.]

Sperling Harry, and Simon, Maruice, trans. The Zohar. Soncino, London. 1933. Out of Print. [Difficult to read without Hebrew text]

Weiner, Herbert. 9 1/2 Mystics, The Kabbala Today. Holt Rinehard and Winston, New York. 1969. Touchstone Pr; 1992. Paperback. ISBN 0-684843-25-0.
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