Kabbalah: "Sefer Yetzirah : Links on the Internet
Internet Links to the "Sefer Yetsirah"
The Internet is full of web sites on "Sefer Yetzirah" (also spelled as Sefer Yesirah, Sefer Yezirah or Sefer Yezira, among other spellings).
Many of these sites have been online for years and provide a good source of understanding and personal commentaries.
Some of these links have been hard to find. Many go out of service, have become password protected to limit outside visitors or have changed their focus or domain.
This list of Sefer Yetzirah web site's is updated often. New links are added as they are discovered or suggested.
One great discovery is a Czech web site with Hebrew texts of several version of Sefer Yetzirah along with other great Kabbalah works. This is a newly updated link. Be sure to visit the resources at HEBREJSKÁ KNIHOVNA KABALISTICKCH at http://hebrew.grimoar.cz/
The Sefer Yetzirah text in Hebrew and English can easily be found on the Internet. Some sites with the Hebrew text of Sefer Yetzirah.
Since the Sefer Yetzirah is open to much interpretation, controversy and discussion, there is one true, difinitve source. A true Qabalist must take all of the sources into context and decide which combinations suit their own path.
These sites have links to this "Sefer Yetzirah" site:
Other Sefer Yetzirah Links:
Wikipedia "Sefer Yetzirah"
Yetsiratic Magic - Jacobs Wheel: http://members.optusnet.com.au/~astroqab/231gatesmain.htm
includes the six rings of YHV, the seven double letters, on constructing a golem, Jacob's Wheel,
Yetsiratic Magic: Divination: http://members.fortunecity.com/patrickm/231divination.htm
Sefer Yetsirah and Cube of Space: http://www.psyche.com/psyche/cube/cube_tarot12.html
Cube of Space: The Twelve Simples Represented by their Tarot Trumps
The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn ® / Sepher Yetsirah
Follows Wm. Wynn Westcott and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
Doron Zeilberger: Proof of the Alternating Sign (pdf)
Benton's Sepher Yetsira Commentary
Critical Analysis of the Book of Abraham by Rabbi Nissim Wernick August, 1968
Psyche.com's list of links to Sepher Yetsira / Sefer Yetzirah / Book of Formation
The Sefer Yetzirah:
Walter Benjamin Research Syndicate:
SEFER YETZIRAH Bibliography by William Benjamin
Compiled by Scott J. Thompson [The following bibliography combines original scholarship and translation. It combines the substance of the annotated bibliography in Lazarus Goldschmidt's Sepher Jesirah: Das Buch der Schöpfung (1894), but has been chronologically arranged in the manner of Adolf Jellinek's Beiträge zur Geschichte der Kabbalah (1852) and updated. It does not purport to be complete and is always being revised.]
Sefer Yetsirah: Saadi edition: http://www.wbenjamin.org/saadia.html
SEFER YETZIRAH [Book of Creation] & Saadia's Commentary (excerpts) [From Saadia ben Joseph (al-Fayyumi), Commentaire sur le Séfer Yesira ou Livre de la Création par Le Gaon Saadya de Fayyoum, trans. & ed., M. Lambert, Paris, Emile Bouillon, Editeur, 1891); translated into English from the French & Hebrew by Scott Thompson and Dominique Marson, San Francisco, 1985.] Translated from the Hebrew and French by Scott J. Thompson & Dominique Marson. Walter Benjamin Research Syndicate.
Don Karr: Notes of Editions of the Sefer Yetzirah (pdf) http://www.digital-brilliance.com/kab/karr/syie.pdf 1991, 1994; updated 2001-7.
Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Formation) translated by: Aryeh Kaplan with Commentary by Dr. David Blumenthal http://exodus2006.worldonline.co.uk/sefer.htm
Work of the Chariot: SY BOOK OF FORMATION "The Letters of Our Father Abraham"
Kabbalah Society: http://www.kabbalahsociety.org/
Mirach Home of the Practical Kabbalist: http://www.mirach.org.uk/index.html
Kabalah, Health and Old Testament: http://home.utah.edu/~rfs4/jkmfc.htm
The Practical Kabbalah site maintained by F. Levine.http://www.atomick.net/fayelevine/pk/.
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Authors (Abulafia, Kaplan, Westcott...)
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Most popular and reliable books about "Sefer Yetzirah"
These are the most popular books on Sefer Yetzirah, the Book of Creation (Book of Formation). All of them can be purchased through these links at Amazon.com. Check for free shipping eligibility on some books.
This is the most authoritative text on the study of the "Sefer Yetzirah" or Book of Formation (Book of Creation). Kaplan's explanations are easy to understand and make common sense. A must have manual for anyone ready to decipher this ancient manuscript. Paperback: 398 pages. Publisher: Weiser Books; Rev Sub edition (May 1997). Language: English.
by R. A. Gilbert (Foreword),
Arthur Edward Waite (Editor, Introduction), Knut Stenring (Translator)
Stenring has made a word-for-word translation from several texts, choosing only those parts which he believed to be authentic. He reveals the text’s secrets in his diagrams, tables, and extensive notes. His "Master Key to the Theoretical and Practical Kabala" is a diagram of the correspondences between the English and Hebrew alphabets and is not found in other translations of the Sepher Yetzirah. The introduction by Waite surveys the historical background of the Sepher Yetzirah translations and the import of this foundational Kabbalistic text. Knut Stenring was a Swedish Hebrew scholar. He published this work in 1923.
by W. Wynn Westcott (Author)
A selection from INTRODUCTION: The "Sepher Yetzirah," or "Book of Formation," is perhaps the oldest Rabbinical treatise of Kabalistic philosophy which is still extant. The great interest which has been evinced of 1ate years in the Hebrew Kabalah, and the modes of thought and doctrine allied to it, has induced me to translate this tractate from the original Hebrew texts, and to collate with them the Latin versions of mediaeval authorities; and I have also published An Introduction to the Kabalah which may be found useful to students. Three important books of the "Zohar," or "Book of Splendour," which is a great storehouse of Kabalistic teaching, have been translated into English by S. L. MacGregor Mathers, and the "Sepher Yetzirah" in an English translation is almost a necessary companion to these abstruse disquisitions: the two books indeed mutually explain each other.
Sepher Yetzirah (Paperback: 48 pages). Publisher: Kessinger Publishing (December 30, 2005). Language: English
Sepher Yetzirah (Kindle) (Format: Kindle Edition). File Size: 226 KB. Print Length: 112 pages. Publisher: Oak Grove (March 20, 2008). Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
by Charles F. Horne (Editor)
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing (December 30, 2005). Language: English