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Adam Kadmon

Adam Kadmon (Heb., primordial Man). A kabbalistic notion, summarizing, in mystical terms, the divine symbolism of the human body. Isaac Luria described Adam Kadmon as the most perfect manifestation of God that the human mind can contemplate, and his followers contrasted Adam Kadmon with Satan, ‘adam beliyyaʾal’ (the evil man). Later still Adam Kadmon was identified with the messiah, and Shabbetai Zevi was regarded as an incarnation of Adam Kadmon by his disciples.

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Adam Kadmon

Adam Kadmon

A Tree of Life in the Kabala in the form of an idealized spiritual being.

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Halevi, Z'ev ben Shimon. Adam and the Kabbalistic Tree. London: Rider, 1974.

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