A translation of the Kabbalah for the layperson includes a compact presentation of each primary text and features a practical analysis and vital historical information that offer insight into the various aspects of Jewish mysticism.
Today, many people from all faiths are exploring the Kabbalah. What was once contoversial and esoteric teachings from midieval Jewish mystics now is becoming one of the latest spiritual trends sweeping across America. The book has a completely revised introduction and several substantially revised chapters, making key ideas less abstract and more comprehensible to readers, and now includes a section called the 10 Main Conceptual Principles.
Release on 2006-09 | by S. L. MacGregor Mathers,Z'Ev Ben Shimon Halevi
The Essential Texts from the Zohar
Author: S. L. MacGregor Mathers,Z'Ev Ben Shimon Halevi
Pubpsher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
The Zohar, “The Book of Splendor,” is the foundation of Kabbalah, the increasingly popular and famous theosophical teaching central to Jewish mysticism. This volume offers a profound commentary on the Five Books of Moses and the key to understanding the universe and man’s pilgrimage on Earth contained in the Ten Sefirot.
Jewish mystics from biblical times to the present have explored the hidden secrets of the Torah in quest of a single goal: to lose the self in the Infinite "No-thingness" (Ein Sof) and be at one with God. In language accessible to the layperson, this Shambhala Guide provides a detailed introduction to the complex world of Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism. With an extensive background in meditation practice, Perle Besserman emphasizes Kabbalah's spiritual disciplines, grounded in righteous living, devotional practices, and meditation. She discusses the Kabbalistic universe, including the four worlds and ten sefirot; Jewish meditation techniques and instructions for beginning meditation; mystics and teachers from Rabbi Akiva and the Baal Shem Tov to Aryeh Kaplan; the often uneasy relationship between Kabbalah and mainstream Judaism; and applying the ancient wisdom of Jewish mysticism to life in the world of today.
“My Passion Is Spirituality; My Mission Is to End Homelessness and Hunger.”
Author: Morson Livingston
Pubpsher: Xlibris Corporation
This book, The Hidden Revelation, started out because of my search for knowledge and my in-depth studies of various religions. I realized that we are more alike than we are different through that search. I realized that the major religions of the world have more similarities than differences, yet we think we are so different from each other. Various parts of the world, practices various religions and spiritual teachings and at the core, the very message, some traditions and some practices are one and the same. Then why do we fight in the name of religion? Why do we kill in the name of religion? Why do we look down at some, look up at some and don't look at some at all? Why do we discriminate and think we are better? The basis for this book, though not all encompassing, seeks to highlight, how the undertone of religions in the world are the same. How at the core, we are all seeking the same things in life- which is peace, love, harmony, contentment, happiness and a connection to a power bigger than and greater than anyone of us. This book shows how no matter what religion we belong too, yes, there are differences but the similarities far outweighs them. So the question arises again, Why do we fight, why do we hate? If we are all so alike, we should be living in harmony, we should be at peace, we should be happy...the beauty is we can all have that. We just need to put our minor differences aside and connect at a heart level, at a spiritual level and see God in each other. Read the book and you would journey into a world where it is somewhat of a Utopia, but we need that in order to see the big picture and to understand love in the Universe. The settings used to describe various religions and practices, also takes you, on a travel and you get to picture parts of the world you may have on your bucket list. Even some world class travelers, who have visited some of these places, might also be able to see it from another perspective. If anything at all, you would find at least one nugget to help improve your life and your perspective. Spread love and unity!!
Occupied by Memory explores the memories of the first Palestinian intifada. Based on extensive interviews with members of the "intifada generation," those who were between 10 and 18 years old when the intifada began in 1987, the book provides a detailed look at the intifada memories of ordinary Palestinians. These personal stories are presented as part of a complex and politically charged discursive field through which young Palestinians are invested with meaning by scholars, politicians, journalists, and other observers. What emerges from their memories is a sense of a generation caught between a past that is simultaneously traumatic, empowering, and exciting—and a future that is perpetually uncertain. In this sense, Collins argues that understanding the stories and the struggles of the intifada generation is a key to understanding the ongoing state of emergency for the Palestinian people. The book will be of interest not only to scholars of the Middle East but also to those interested in nationalism, discourse analysis, social movements, and oral history.
Kabbalah For Dummies presents a balanced perspective of Kabbalah as an “umbrella” for a complex assemblage of mystical Jewish teachings and codification techniques. Kabbalah For Dummies also shows how Kabbalah simultaneously presents an approach to the study of text, the performance of ritual and the experience of worship, as well as how the reader can apply its teaching to everyday life.
For thousands of years, no book has been more shrouded in mystery than the Zohar, yet no book offers us greater wisdom. The central text of Kabbalah, the Zohar is a commentary on the Bible’s narratives, laws, and genealogies and a map of the spiritual landscape. In The Essential Zohar, the eminent kabbalist Rav P. S. Berg decodes its teachings on evil, redemption, human relationships, wealth and poverty, and other fundamental concerns from a practical, contemporary perspective. The Zohar and Kabbalah have traditionally been known as the world’s most esoteric sources of spiritual knowledge, but Rav Berg has dedicated his life to making this concentrated distillation of infinite wisdom available to people of all faiths so that we may use its principles to live each day in harmony with the divine.