faith and follySuperstitions, astrology, palmistry, sorcery, and other esoteric practices undoubtedly have the power to fascinate but which, if any, have the power to alert or predict destiny? The question has occupied the minds of scholar and layman alike from time immemorial, but far more pressing is the question of halachic permissibility of delving into mysticism and the world of the occult. Rabbi Yaakov Hillel, is a renowned Kabbalist and the foremost authority on the subject, explores every facet of this timely issue and indicates clearly and concisely which of these practices are halachically sanctioned and which are strictly forbidden.