Connecting to God

Author: Abner Weiss
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307420493
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Distinguished rabbi, marriage and family therapist, kabbalist, and popular lecturer, Abner Weiss is extraordinarily qualified to write this book. In Connecting to God, he elucidates the teachings of Kabbalah, showing how the Ten Sefirot of the Tree of Life are the transformers of divine energy in our bodies and the building blocks of creation—Weiss calls them “our spiritual genome.” He has created a psychological system and diagnostic method from kabbalistic texts, and he uses these clinically tested interventions in his therapeutic practice. Here he tells twenty-eight stories of people he has helped liberate from their dysfunctional behavior, empowering them to achieve spiritual growth. With Rabbi Weiss as our guide, we can use this kabbalistic approach to psychology to inform our lives with its insights, rebalance what is out of kilter, and heal the emotional wounds we have suffered. Connecting to God is a wise, wonderful, and transformational book. From the Hardcover edition.

Does the Soul Survive 2nd Edition

Author: Rabbi Elie Kaplan Spitz
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580238181
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Draws on Jewish texts to share that belief in near-death experiences, reincarnation, past-life memory and the work of mediums is in fact true to Jewish tradition. Rabbi Spitz looks squarely at both sides of the issues in this updated second edition, including the discrepancies in near-death experiences and other accounts.

Sacred Therapy

Author: Estelle Frankel
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834825192
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In Sacred Therapy Estelle Frankel travels to the heart of Jewish mysticism to reveal how people of any faith can draw upon this rich body of teachings to gain wisdom, clarity, and a deeper sense of meaning in the midst of modern life. In an engaging and accessible style, Frankel brings together tales and teachings from the Bible, the Talmud, Kabbalah, and the Hasidic traditions as well as evocative case studies and stories from her own life to create an original, inspirational guide to emotional healing and spiritual growth.

Kabbalistic Healing

Author: Jason Shulman
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9781594770159
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Kabbalistic Healing shows how the Kabbalah--the Jewish mystical path--can kindle the central fire in our being so that we can unite with the divine. As we deepen our understanding of ourselves and enhance our ability to hold new states of consciousness, we become able to live in God as a fish lives in water.

Naming God

Author: Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, PhD
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580238173
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Forty contributors from six countries and three continents interpret one of Judaism's favorite prayers--and the difficulty of naming the unnameable. One of the oldest and most beloved prayers--known even to Jews who rarely attend synagogue--is Avinu Malkenu ("Our Father, Our King"), a liturgical staple for the entire High Holy Day period. "Our Father, Our King" has resonance also for Christians, whose Lord's Prayer begins "Our Father." Despite its popularity, however, Avinu Malkenu causes great debate because of the difficulties in thinking of God as father and king. Americans no longer relate positively to images of royalty; victims of parental abuse note the problem of assuming a benevolent father; and feminists have long objected to masculine language for God. These issues are just the tip of a larger linguistic and spiritual "iceberg": How do we name God altogether, without recourse to imagery that defies belief? A detailed study of a particular prayer, and a thoughtful analysis of the age-old but altogether modern problem of naming God, it is intended for people who worship but have questions about God. It features some forty contributors, men and women from all Jewish denominations and from around the world--scholars, rabbis, artists and thinkers from Canada, France, Israel, the Netherlands, UK and US, who contribute fascinating thought-pieces on a critical question for religious consciousness today. Contributors: Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, Los Angeles Rabbi Anthony Bayfield, London, UK Rabbi Will Berkowitz, Seattle, WA Dr. Annette Boeckler, London, UK Dr. Marc Brettler, Boston, MA Dr. Erica Brown, Silver Spring, MD Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, New York, NY Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, New York, NY Rabbi Joshua Davidson, New York, NY Rabbi Lawrence Englander, Mississauga, ON, Canada Lisa Exler, New York, NY Rabbi Paul Freedman, London, UK Rabbi Elyse Frishman, Franklin Lakes, NJ Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, London, UK Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, Chicago, IL Rabbi Andrew Goldstein, London, UK Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, Katonah, NY Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Mamaroneck, NY Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur, Paris, France Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, New York, NY Rabbi Karen Kedar, Chicago, IL Rabbi Reuven Kimelman, Boston, MA Rabbi Daniel Landes, Israel Liz Lerman, Washington, DC Rabbi Asher Lopatin, New York, NY Catherine Madsen, Amherst, MA Rabbi Jonathan Magonet, London, UK Rabbi Dalia Marx, Israel Ruth Messinger, New York, NY Rabbi Charles H. Middleburgh, London, UK Rabbi Jay Henry Moses, Columbus, OH Rabbi Jack Riemer, Boca Raton, FL Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, South Orange, NJ Rabbis Dennis and Sandy Sasso, Indianapolis, IN Rabbi Marc Saperstein, London, UK Rabbi Jonathan P. Slater, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY Rabbi David Stern, Dallas, TX Rabbi David Teutsch, Philadelphia, PA Dr. Ellen Umansky, White Plains, NY Edward van Voooen, Amsterdam, Netherlands Rabbi Margaret Moers Wenig, Brooklyn, NY Dr. Ron Wolfson, Los Angeles, CA Rabbi Daniel Zemel, Arlington, VA Dr. Wendy Zierler, New York, NY

Window of the Soul

Author: James David Dunn
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781609256777
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In this deep and powerful book, the Kabbalah of Rabbi Isaac Luria (1534-1572) is translated from the original passages of Hebrew. These luminous and sacred passages reveal the most profound teachings of the understanding of God and of our universe, inspired by the truth of the Torah. Some 400 years before Albert Einstein proposed his Theory of Relativity of the outer universe to the scientific community, Luria disclosed to his students his theory of the inner universe and its evolution within the mind of the Ineffable. Seventy-seven years after the exile from Spain of the Jewish people, in a small settlement in upper Galilee called Safed, Isaac Luria was to answer not only the Jewish people's deepest questions of exile and homelessness, but to explain the inner worlds of the spirit and of their evolution that led to the ultimate birth of our cosmos. It is this evolution that reflects the origin and history of souls, according to the teachings of Rabbi Luria. Whether we are the result of cosmic intention or accident, God has connected us to these answers and to the drama of creation that has made us. Window of the Soul is the first and only comprehensive selection of Isaac Luria's teachings from the original passages of Hebrew. It is beautifully written, it is original Kabbalah, and it opens doors in the human heart that have been locked for thousands of years.

Dark Light Consciousness

Author: Edward Bruce Bynum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594776865
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How to awaken the Ureaus--the serpent power of spiritual transcendence within each of us--and connect to the superconscious of the universe • Reveals the biochemistry of how the body’s melanin provides the template for the subtle energy body or light body • Shows how embracing the dark light consciousness of the awakened Ureaus opens a portal to the sacred darkness of the superconscious • Provides illustrated instructions for meditation practices, breathing exercises, and yoga postures to safely awaken Ureaus/Kundalini energy Within each of us lies the potential to activate a personal connection to the superconscious. Called “Ureaus” in ancient Egyptian texts and “Kundalini” in ancient Hindu yoga traditions, our innate serpent power of spiritual transcendence inhabits the base of the spine in its dormant state. When awakened, it unfurls along the spinal column to the brain, connecting individual consciousness to the consciousness of the universe enfolded within the dark matter of space. At the root of creativity and spiritual genius across innumerable cultures and civilizations, this intelligent force reveals portals that enfold time, space, and the luminous matrix of reality itself. Combining physics, neuroscience, and biochemistry with ancient traditions from Africa and India, Edward Bruce Bynum, Ph.D., explores the ancient Egyptian science of the Ureaus and reveals how it is intimately connected to dark matter and to melanin, a light-sensitive, energy-conducting substance found in the brain, nervous system, and organs of all higher life-forms. He explains how the dark light of melanin serves as the biochemical infrastructure for the subtle energy body, just as dark matter, together with gravity, holds the galaxies and constellations together. With illustrated instructions, he shows how to safely awaken and stabilize the spiritual energy of the Ureaus through meditation practices, breathing exercises, and yoga postures as well as how to prepare the subtle body for transdimensional soul travel. By embracing the dark light of the shining serpent within, we overcome our collective fear of the vast living darkness without. By embracing the dark, we transcend reality to the dimension of light.