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Compiled by Adam Blatner

Revised November 12, 2012   (See other paper on this website: Kabbalistic Tree of Life: A Map of the Soul)

Aaron, David. (2001). Seeing God: Ten life-changing lessons of the Kabbalah. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam.  

Achad, Frater. (1969). The anatomy of the body of God.  New York: Samuel Weiser.
     Wester Esoteric exploration of the geometry of the form of the tree, extending even into three-dimensions.

Biale, D. (1979). Gershom Scholem: Kabbalah and counter-history. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Blair, L. (1975). Rhythms of vision: The changing patterns of belief. New York: Schocken.

Blatner, A. & Blatner, A. (1988). The metaphysics of creativity as reflected in Moreno's "metapraxie" and the mystical tradition. Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama & Sociometry, 40(4), 155-163.

Blatner, A. (2005--In Press). Role theory, archetypes, and Moreno's philosophy, illuminated by the Kabbalistic "Tree of Life." Journal of Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama & Sociometry, 60? xxx.

Busick, A. (1972). Pages from a tree. San Francisco: Unity Press.

Case, Paul Foster (1947). The tarot: A key to the wisdom of the ages. Richmond, VA: Macoy.
     Western Occult correspondences of Tree of  Life.

Cohen, Penny. (2005). Personal kabbalah: 32 paths to inner peace and life purpose. New York: Sterling.

Cook, Roger. (1974). The tree of life: Image for the cosmos. New York: Avon ; London: Thames & Hudson. 

Cooper, David A. (1994). The mystical Kabbalah. (A five-audio-cassette program.) Boulder, CO: Sounds True Audio. (735 Walnut St, Boulder 80302).

Crowley, A. (circa 1930?) 777: A prolegomena... San Francisco: Level Press.
       Many correspondences of Tree Paths, colors, jewels, etc.

Drob, Sanford L. (2000). Kabbalistic metaphors: Jewish mystical themes in ancient and modern thought. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.

Eisen, Wm. (1984). The essence of the cabalah: Tarot, Hebrew, English. Marina del Rey, CA: DeVorss & Co. (An embarrassing example of how much the mind can use Kabbalistic games to really quite a far-fetched extreme, with some strange conclusions indeed. Also involves geometry and a variety of other correspondences.

Epstein, P. (1978). Kabbalah: The way of the Jewish mystic. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co.

Goldwag, Arthur. (2005). The Beliefnet guide to Kabbalah. New York: Three Leaves Press / Boubleday/ Random House.

Gonzalez-Wippler, M. (1974). A kabbalah for the modern world. New York: Bantam.

Green,  Arthur. (2003). Ehyeh: a Kabbalah for tomorrow. Woodstock, VT:  Jewish Lights Publishing. (

Halevi, Z. (1975). An introduction to the cabala. New York: Samuel Weiser.

Halevi, Z'ev ben Shimon. (1979). Kabbalah: Tradition of hidden knowledge. London: Thames & Hudson. (part of the Art & Imagination series).

Hall, Manly P. (1972). The secret teachings of all ages. Los Angeles: Philosophical Research Society.
    Rosicrucian, spiritual masonic, western esoteric.

Hardy, Jean. (1987). A psychology with a soul: Psychosynthesis in evolutionary context. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. (pp 135-142)

Hoffman, E. (1981). The way of splendor: Jewish mysticism and modern psychology. Boulder, CO: Shambhala.

Knight, G. (1969). A practical guide to qabalistic symbolism, (Vols. I & II). Toddington, Glos., Great Britain: Helios.   A Western esoteric approach--theosophy, etc. Relates to Tarot, colors, etc.

Kushner, Lawrence. (1977). Honey from the rock: Ten gates of Jewish mysticism. San Francisco: Harper & Row.

Lama Foundation. Seed. 107-119.   This trans-denominational celebration of esoteric traditions, from a neo-Sufi group in New Mexico.

Love, J. (1976). The quantum gods: The origin and nature of matter and consciousness. Wiltshire, England: Compton Russell.

Matt,  Daniel. (1995). The essential Kabbalah. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco.

Metzner, Ralph. (1971). Maps of Consciousness. New York: MacMillan.
      Has a nice chapter on Kabbalah.

Parfitt, W. (1995). The new living quablalah. Rockport, MA: Element Books.

Poncé, C. (1973). Kabbalah. San Francisco, CA: Straight Arrow Books. 
      Probably the best introduction I know of.

Poncé, Charles. (1975). The game of wizards: Psyche, science, and symbol in the occult. Harmondsworth, England: Penguin.    Other esoteric systems included.

Reed, E.C. (1993). The Goddess and the Tree: The Witches Qabala. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn.
         More of the neo-pagan approach.

Richardson, A. (1974). An introduction to the mystical qabalah. New York: Samuel Weiser.

Schachter, Zalman. (1975). Fragments of a future scroll: Hassidism for the Aquarian age. Germantown, PA: Leaves of Grass Press.    Closer to the contemporary Jewish interpretation.

Schaya, Leo. (1973). The universal meaning of the kabbalah. Baltimore, MD: Penguin.

Shokek, Shimon. (2001). Kabbalah and the art of being: the Smithsonian lectures. New York: Routledge.

Shulman, Jason. (2004). Kabbalistic healing: A path to an awakened soul. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions.
          This is an outstanding exploration of the contemplative practice, explained in terms of contemporary psychology!
  908-538-7689   A Society of Souls, 17 Witherspoon Court, Morristown, NJ 07960   

Sturzaker, J. (1971). Kabbalistic aphorisms. London: Theosophical Publishing House.

Weiner, H. (1969). 9½ Mystics: The kabbala today. N.Y.: Collier.
     This was my real introduction to the field.

Wilson, Colin. (1971). The Occult. New York: Random House.       especially (pp 204-9).

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