Strength and beauty are the two attractive elements of our nature, but the masculine strength and the feminine beauty are in reality one and the same thing. That which we admire as strength in the man is the same element that fascinates us as beauty in the woman. - from "The Feminine Elements in Man and Their Redeeming Power" Kabbalah, the "Secret Doctrine of the Jews," was for many centuries the exclusive province of religious scholars who could read the old Hebrew Chaldaic language in which it was set down in the 12th century, when its mysteries were already ancient. But the thirst for spiritual enlightenment in our complicated age ensured that its arcane wisdom would inevitably come to light. Here, in this 1918 edition, we can share in the beautiful insights of Kabbalah, into the difficulties of attaining peace, the dilemmas of justice and mercy, the need for spiritual regeneration, the soulful exploration of time and space, and the arcane paths of union with God. Anyone with a yearning for knowledge of the numinous and the serenity it brings will find succor here. ELIAS GEWURZ also wrote Mysteries of the Qabalah (1922) and Beautiful Thoughts of the Ancient Hebrews (1924).