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By Andreas B. Kilcher

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The query of making culture, techniques of starting place, and reminiscence in addition to recommendations and practices of information transmission, are primary for cultures often. In esotericism, notwithstanding, such questions and strategies play a very good position and are extensively mirrored upon, in its literature. Esoteric paradigms not just comprehend themselves in elaborated mytho-poetical narratives as bearers of “older”, “hidden”, “higher” wisdom. additionally they declare their wisdom to be of a specific starting place. and so they declare this information has been transmitted via specific (esoteric) capacity, media and teams. accordingly, esotericism not just comprises the development of its personal culture; it will possibly also be understood as a particular type of culture and transmission. a few of the reviews of the current voume, which incorporates the papers of a convention held in Tübingen in July 2007, offer an summary of crucial ideas and methods of making culture in esotericism.

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Wirszubski, Pico della Mirandola’s Encounter with Jewish Mysticism, 11ff. Gaffarel, Profonds mystères de la cabale divine, 30. , 27f. 40 Gaffarel, Index codicorum cabbalisticorum Mss quibus J. Picus Mirandulanus comes usus est, Paris: Blageart 1651, S. 9. Nachdruck bei Johann Christoph Wolff, Bibliotheca Hebraea, Bd. ] 1715, Appendix S. 11–20. Vgl. Wirszubski, Pico della Mirandola’s Encounter with Jewish Mysticism, 15. 38 zur epigonalen disposition der esoterischen tradition 27 zwar die Kabbala als ‚mündliche Überlieferung‘ definiert: ‚Moses audiuit & accepit legem de Sinai.

Scholem, Gerschom, ‚Offenbarung und Tradition als religiöse Kategorien im Judentum‘, in: Judaica 4, Frankfurt a. : Suhrkamp 1984, 189–228. ), Das 4. Buch Esra. Jüdische Schriften aus hellenistisch-römischer Zeit, Bd. V, Lieferung 4, Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus 1981. Secret, François, Les Kabbalistes Chrétiens de la Renaissance, Milano: Archè 1985. , Jerusalem: Mosad Harav Kook 1984. Spivac, Gayatri Chakravorty, ‚Bonding in Difference. ), The Spivak Reader. Selected Works of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, New York/London: Routledge 1996, 15–28.

Siehe, ich gebe Dir dieses heilige Buch, das alle Geheimnisse und Mysterien enthält. ‘ Noah nahm das Buch aus den Händen des heiligen Prinzen Raphael und lernte es zu verstehen. […] Noah war durch die Weisheit des Buches geleitet. Es wurde seinem Sohn Shem eröffnet. Noah lernte die Arche zu bauen und das Kommende zu kennen. Shem war durch das Buch zu heiligen Taten geleitet. 18 Zwei Momente brechen im Sefer Raziel die Vorstellung einer linearen mündlichen Genealogie des esoterischen Wissens auf: erstens das Vergessen der esoterischen Tradition durch moralisch-theologische Katastrophen wie Sündenfall und Sintflut, zweitens der Medienwechsel von Mündlichkeit zu Schriftlichkeit.

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