Friday, March 09, 2007
JEWISH MAGIC FOR COLLEGE CREDIT
Surprisingly, several colleges teach courses in Jewish magic and mysticism.
Kenyon College offers Religion 313 - "Mysticism, Magic, and Kabbalah in Judaism"
Ithaca College offers Jewish Studies 340-353 - "Jewish Magic and Ritual Power"
At Dartmouth, Hebrew 61 - "Narratives of the Hasidic Mystics"
Queens College of New York, Center for Jewish Studies, History 2000 - "Jewish Magical Traditions"
Ohio State University faculty member Michael Swartz has two publications dealing with Jewish magic: "The Dead Sea Scrolls and Leter Jewish Magic and Mysticism" and "Cultic Motifs in the Literature of Jewish Magic"
University of North Texas, Course No. 4960 - "Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism, Myth, and Magic"
Those are just a few examples.