The Kabbala Today
Author: Herbert Weiner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
This revised edition of a modern classic includes a new Foreword by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel and an Afterword by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, editor of The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition, as well as a Coda by the author in which he explores the many paths being traveled today in the search for the treasures of the Kabbala.
Author: Migene González-Wippler
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Examine the infinite variety of charms and fetishes found in every civilization, from the distant past to the present. Learn the entire history of these tools, their geography, how they are part of each man and woman's search for connection with spiritual forces, and how to make and use them. Loaded with hundreds of illustrations, this is the ultimate reference guide.
New Insights and Scholarship
Author: Frederick E. Greenspahn
Publisher: NYU Press
Over the past generation, scholars have devoted increasing attention to the diverse forms that Jewish mysticism has taken both in the past and today: what was once called nonsense by Jewish scholars has generated important research and attention both within the academy and beyond, as demonstrated by the popular fascination with figures such as Madonna and Demi Moore and the growing interest in spirituality. In Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah, leading experts introduce the history of this scholarship as well as the most recent insights and debates that currently animate the field in a way that is accessible to a broad audience. From mystical outpourings in ancient Palestine to the Kabbalah Centre, and from attitudes towards gender to mystical contributions to Jewish messianic movements, this volume explores the various expressions of Jewish mysticism from antiquity to the present day in an engaging style appropriate for students and non-specialists alike. Contributors: Allison P. Coudert, Lawrence Fine, Eitan P. Fishbane, Pinchas Giller, Matt Goldish, Hartley Lachter, Shaul Magid, Jody Myers, Michael D. Swartz, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, and Elliot R. Wolfson Frederick E.Greenspahn is Gimelstob Eminent Scholar in Judaic studies at Florida Atlantic University. He is the author/ editor of numerous other titles including The Hebrew Bible: New Insights and Scholarship and Women and Judaism: New Insights and Scholarship (both published by NYU Press).
A Guided Retreat for the Sabbath and Other Days of Rest
Author: David A. Cooper
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
Drawing upon the mystical traditions of Judaism, Rabbi Cooper expertly renders the practical and spiritual guidelines for creating a personal Jewish retreat.
A Resource for Soulful Living
Author: John Van Auken
Publisher: ARE Press
John Van Auken combines his love of Kabbalah with his 40 years of studying the psychic readings of world-famous seer Edgar Cayce to take us on a mind-expanding journey through creation and the higher levels of our consciousness. Van Aukens easy writing style helps to shed light on the most complicated concepts in Kabbalah, making it easier to grasp the five divisions of our being, the four planes of existence, the seven heavens, the ten emanations, and the twenty-two channels of the Infinite Creative Consciousness. We also learn how to expand our minds to perceive these realms, to journey through them, and, to remain sane, healthy, and active in our present life. Van Auken brings in insights from Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and even ancient Egyptian theology, and includes Gnosticism and Neo-Platonism in this multi-dimensional vista. A reading journey into Edgar Cayce and the Kabbalah offers you a personal road map to higher consciousness and a happier, more fulfilling life!
where to start reading about Jewish history, literature, culture, and religion
Author: Barry W. Holtz
Offers an annotated bibliography of books about Judaism, Jewish history, American Jews, the Holocaust, Israel, Zionism, Jewish mysticism, Hebrew and Yiddish literature, and Jewish customs
Author: Joseph Scovitch
Publisher: Fultus Corporation
Basic psycho-pop retelling of the JFK-Dallas story of 1963. We find here strong emphasis on alternative aspects and elements of the Sefirotic Kabbalah, mystic esoterica, meta-history, crypto-spiritualism, quasi-eidetic imagery, secret arcane formula, and related akashic trivia. A remarkable and unforgettable reading assignment and literary investigation, with many new insights, noetic asides, and unexpected surprises.
25 Years of Pre-Dawn Car Trips, Mind-Blowing Encounters, and Inspiring Conversations with a Man of Wisdom
Author: Arthur Kurzweil
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz is internationally regarded as one of the most brilliant and influential rabbis of our time. He has been lauded by Time magazine as a “once-in-a-millennium scholar” and by Ted Koppel of Night Line as “one of the very few wise men that I’ve ever met.” Arthur Kurzweil—himself a Jewish scholar, author, teacher, and publisher—has been a disciple of Rabbi Steinsaltz’s for over 25 years, as well as the Rabbi’s designated chauffer in the United States. While stuck in countless traffic jams and attending the Rabbi’s lectures at universities, government agencies, synagogues and seminars, Arthur Kurzweil has had the rare opportunity of personally learning from his inspired teacher and has become intimately familiar with the Rabbi’s wisdom and teachings.
An Introductory Anthology
Author: Dan Cohn-Sherbok
Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited
Kabbalah is often associated with pop-stars, their distinctive red wrist bands, and media scepticism. In this fascinating work, Dan Cohn-Sherbok bypasses the hype, exploring the mystical tradition's spiritual and textual development from the early rabbinic period to the present day.
Author: Michael Laitman
Publisher: Edition Laitman Kabbala
Eine leserfreundliche und leicht verständliche Einführung in die Kabbala: von der Geschichte der Kabbala bis zu Lösungsansätzen für die Krise unserer Welt. Das Buch gliedert sich in 3 Teile: Teil 1: Geschichte, Fakten und Irrtümer über die Kabbala; Einführung in die Grundlagen. Teil 2: die spirituellen Welten und andere nützliche Elemente wie die Bedeutung von Buchstaben und die Macht der Musik. Teil 3: die Bedeutung er Kabbala in Zeiten des Wandels.
A Guided Journey in Kabbalah Through the Ten Gates of the Tree of Life
Author: Shoni Labowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Guides the reader through the ten heavenly gates of the tree of life--intention, wisdom, understanding, compassion, strength, harmony, success, glory, creativity, and nobility
Nine Mystic Tales
Author: Henry Iliowizi
Publisher: The Floating Press
Trained as a rabbi, Henry Iliowizi traveled the world teaching before settling down, first in the United States and later in England. Throughout his career as an educator, Iliowizi loved learning about the folk tales and traditions of students who hailed from far-flung locales. In the collection The Weird Orient: Nine Mystic Tales, Iliowizi brings together classic tales from the Persian and Arabic cultural traditions.
Author: Joseph Dan
Publisher: NYU Press
"An excellent overview of the history of Jewish mysticism from its early beginnings to contemporary Hasidism...scholarly and complex." —Library Journal "An excellent work, clear and solidly documented by Joseph Dan on Gershom Scholem and on his work." —Notes Bibliographiques "An excellent guide to Scholem's work." —Christian Century
Author: J Gordon Melton
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
From sacred mountains and places of pilgrimage to visions and out-of-body travel, this reference explores unusual and unexplained physical events, apparitions, and other phenomena rooted in religious beliefs. Each entry features a balanced presentation and includes a description of the phenomenon, the religious claims surrounding the occurrence, and a scientific response. Touring the world and history, this comprehensive reference includes entries on angels, comets, Marian apparitions, and religious figures such as Jesus, Mohammad, and Lao Tzu.