The Books of Formation
Publication date: 1970
The Book of Formation is the first mystical manual on, and possibly the source text for, the original Hebrew alphabet. Its chapters explain the significance of the twenty-two letters, and ascribe various attributions to them. It, along with the Sefer HaShmoth (Book of the Names) are widely considered the most prolific source of distinct forms of the Tree of Life. The first chapter of the book is the earliest known textual source for the six-pointed symbol known as the Star of David." The Six-Pointed Star has come to be seen as a flat, two-dimensional symbol of two interlocking triangles. The Book of Formation, however, presents the Star as a three-dimensional, six-pointed form of the Tree of Life comprised of two interfacing pyramids.
The Book of Formation (Sefer Yetzirah) attracts debate about its authorship and date of origination. The present version was a more obscure publication from 1970 published by ‘The Work of the Chariot (trust). It was made using all six known textural sources. No others listed online. Scarce!
Condition: original black textured paper boards, all pages clean with no markings, overall a sharp and very clean copy. Very Good+