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Zohar 3:280b

Jewish Mysticism
This vision [i.e., Shekhinah] is comprised of the ten sefirot … she has several visions (hezyonot), images (dimyonot) and forms (mar’ot ), and everything is known by the intellectual eye of the heart (‘ein ha-sekhel de-libba’), concerning which it is said, “the heart knows, the heart understands.” Concerning that which is said, “and through the prophets I was imaged,” the image (dimyon) is in the intellect of the heart (sekhel de-libba’) and not an image of the eye (dimyon de-‘eina’).

Translated by Elliot Wolfson in Through a Speculum that Shines- Vision and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Mysticism, Princeton- Princeton University Press, 1994.

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