Foreword by Stephen Skinner; Introduction; Liber Lunae: Sloane MS 3826; Sepher ha-Levanah - Book of the Moon; Hebrew Text Transcribed & Edited by A W Greenup; English translation by Calanit Nachshon; Supplementary Material; The Twenty-Eight Mansions of the Moon: A Paraphrase in contemporary English combining Liber Lunae & Sepher ha-Levanah; The Hours of the Day & Night: A Paraphrase in contemporary English of Liber Lunae; Figures of the Planets: A Paraphrase in contemporary English of Liber Lunae; The Twenty-Eight Mansions of the Moon: The Virtues of the Faces; The Hours of the Day & Night: Work of the Hours; Appendix; Names, Orisons and Magical Directions; Bibliography; Index.
Don Karr (RISD: BFA 1974; Cornell: MFA 1976) is the author of numerous articles on Jewish mysticism and its influence on the Western esoteric tradition; prominent among these is a series of bibliographic essays covering merkabah mysticism and hekhalot literature, Sefer Yetzirah, early kabbalah, the Zohar, later kabbalah including Lurianic kabbalah, and Christian kabbalah. Other works include "Knots and Spirals: Notes on the Emergence of Christian Cabala," "Approaching the Kabbalah of Maat: Altered Trees and the Procession of the Aeons" and "The Methods of Maat: Sources for the Kabbalah of a Future Aeon." Karr has also transcribed and edited several key works, making them available to the general public for the first time: Morton Smith's translation of Hekhalot Rabbati, British Library Sloane MS 3826, selected writings of Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont, and the Maatian writings of Ordo Adeptorum Invisiblum and 416. Calanit Nachshon was born in Israel. She was educated at Haifa University with a major in Human Services and Sociology. During her studies, she took classes in academic English and on the Christian element in literature. Her interests include Hebrew and English literature, dancing, and travelling. She has been living in Ithaca, New York with her husband since 2007.