Circles 2 (from Life of the Future World)

by Rabbi Abraham Abulafia

English version by Jerome Rothenberg and Harris Lenowitz
Original Language Hebrew

(circle 5)
o look here now this is the way itself

(circle 6)
by which you'll understand the gilgul metempsychosis complete

(circle 7)
the one I now write in the circle

(circle 8)
the intention of the explanation

(center circle 9)
way that may be understood as three-fold gilgul metempsychosis

     (spokes)
     the chosen way
     disclosing
     secrets
     of the world
     & man

-- from A Big Jewish Book: Poems and Other Visions of the Jews from Tribal Times to the Present, Edited by Jerome Rothenberg

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