Garden of Pomegranates

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"Garden of Pomegranates"

A sixteenth-century tract, Pardis Rimonim, by Rabbi Moses Cordovero reflecting the later spirit of the Kabala. The title derives from the biblical Song of Songs: "Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates." The pomegranate has been a favorite Eastern symbol of mystics in the context of the garden of the soul. The title A Garden of Pomegranates was also given to a modern outline of kabbalistic teachings by magician Israel Regardie.

Sources:

Cordovero, Moses ben Jacob. Moses Cordovero's Introduction to Kabbalah: An Annotated Translation of His Or na'errav. New York: Michael Sharaf Publishing Trust of the Yeshiva University Press, 1994. (Originally published sixteenth century.)

Regardie, Israel. A Garden of Pomegranates. London: Rider, 1936. Reprint, St. Paul, Minn.: Llewellyn Publications, 1970.