Available February 16, 2013
The Pagan Eden: Assyrian Origins of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life
by Ian Freer
The master key to ancient original Kabbalah revealed at last: The Tree of Life is a family tree from ancient Iraq.
From the Publisher, John Hunt Books:
This is the first complete book about the Babylonian Kabbalah, about which many people are talking on the Internet. Assyria in Northern Iraq is the home of Palace Art from the Courts of the Assyrian Empire, where the Tree of Life was routinely shown on walls, tended by winged genies. It represented the King and the Land. It is also arguably a spiritual map and the basis of the Jewish Kabbalah, which was developed later. Many authors have asserted that the Kabbalah came from Egypt but this book shows that its early roots lie in Assyrian Court Art. There are also fascinating parallels to Asiatic Shamanism. All points to Asia, not Africa, as the home of the archetypal Sacred Tree image.
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