Gershom Scholem – On the Kabbalah and its symbolism - Succubi and incubi
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Gershom Scholem – On the Kabbalah and its symbolism
As far as I know, it has not yet been established whether Jews or Christians first developed these detailed theories concerning succubi and incubi. Today, neither seem very eager to claim authority for them. They were known among the Jews of the sixth century, as we learn from certain Aramaic exorcisms.
In any event, they were well developed by the time the Zohar took them up at the end of the 13thc, and they played a considerable part in the Zoharic picture of man’s relations with the ‘other side’.