Ultimate Intimacy: The Psychodynamics of Jewish Mysticism

1st Edition

Mortimer Ostow

Published December 31, 1995
Reference - 432 Pages
ISBN 9781855751057 - CAT# K377647

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Table of Contents

Preface -- Editorial Note -- Prologue -- Dimensions of mysticism -- The apocalyptic complex -- Mysticism and Prophecy -- Chapter Three -- Ezekiel and the Elders of Judah: The workings of a prophetic trance -- Comments -- Esoteric Mysticism, Merkavah and Hekhalot -- Chapter Four -- Four entered the garden: normative religion versus illusion -- Comments -- Chapter Five -- The psychodynamics of merkavah mysticism -- Methodology -- Methodological reflections on psychoanalysis and Judaic studies: a response to Mortimer Ostow -- Comments -- Sex And Gender in the Kabbalah -- Introduction -- Sexual metaphors and praxis in the Kabbalah -- Comments -- Crossing gender boundaries in kabbalistic ritual and myth -- Comments -- Comments on Idel and Wolfson -- Epilogue -- Concluding comments: union and reunion


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