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Luria, Isaac, el León

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Jewish cabalist, 1534-1572

Fishburn and Hughes: A Cabbalist, also known as 'The Lion', who was born in Jerusalem, spent his formative years in Egypt and became an important figure at the centre of Cabbalist teaching in Safed in northern Galilee. Luria's only written work is a commentary on the 'Book of Concealment' (a section of the Zohar), though he had numerous disciples in Safed who recorded his teachings. The primary concepts of the Lurianic Cabbala seek to explain the existence of evil by linking it to the mystical doctrine of metempsychosis. According to the school of Luria, each human soul is a spark from Adam, divorced from its original source from the time of the Fall but destined to return to it with the coming of the Messiah. Until then, however, it has to wander through all forms of existence, not only through the bodies of men, but through inorganic matter. Ideas of metempsychosis may have entered Judaism from Indian philosophy, or from Orphic and Neoplatonic teachings. Luria elaborated on a particular aspect of this doctrine known as Ibbur. The Approach to Al-Mu’tasim