‘‘Garden of Pomegranates’’
A sixteenth-century tract, Pardis Rimonim, by Rabbi Moses
Cordovero reflecting the later spirit of the Kabala. The title derives
from the biblical Song of Songs ‘‘Thy plants are an orchard
of pomegranates.’’ The pomegranate has been a favorite Eastern
symbol of mystics in the context of the garden of the soul.
The title A Garden of Pomegranates was also given to a modern
outline of kabbalistic teachings by magician Israel Regardie.
Cordovero, Moses ben Jacob. Moses Cordovero’s Introduction
to Kabbalah An Annotated Translation of His Or na’errav. New
York Michael Sharaf Publishing Trust of the Yeshiva University
Press, 1994. (Originally published sixteenth century.)
Regardie, Israel. A Garden of Pomegranates. London Rider,
1936. Reprint, St. Paul, Minn. Llewellyn Publications, 1970.