Meditation and Kabbalah

Meditation and Kabbalah
Author: Aryeh Kaplan
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 355
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 1568213816
ISBN 13: 9781568213811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation and Kabbalah Book Review:

Meditative methods of Kabbalah. A lucid presentation of the meditative methods, mantras, mandalas and other devices used, as well as a penetrating interpretation of their significance in the light of contemporary meditative research.

Meditation and Kabbalah

Meditation and Kabbalah
Author: Aryeh Kaplan
Publsiher: Weiser Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1986-01-15
ISBN 10: 1609253906
ISBN 13: 9781609253905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation and Kabbalah Book Review:

A lucid presentation of the meditative methods, mantras, mandalas and other devices used, as well as a penetrating interpretation of their significance in the light of contemporary meditative research. Meditative methods ofthe East might have been derived from the mystical techniques of the prophets, and this intriguing possibility, mentioned in the Zohar, is also discussed.

Meditation and Kabbalah

Meditation and Kabbalah
Author: Aryeh Kaplan
Publsiher: Weiser Books
Total Pages: 355
Release: 1985-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780877286165
ISBN 13: 0877286167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation and Kabbalah Book Review:

A lucid presentation of the meditative methods, mantras, mandalas and other devices used, as well as a penetrating interpretation of their significance in the light of contemporary meditative research. Meditative methods ofthe East might have been derived from the mystical techniques of the prophets, and this intriguing possibility, mentioned in the Zohar, is also discussed.

Innerspace

Innerspace
Author: Aryeh Kaplan
Publsiher: Moznaim Publishing Corporation
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105000151055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innerspace Book Review:

Based on a series of lectures that Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan gave to a small group of students in Brooklyn in 1981, this contains transcripts of the series on the kabbalistic system, and testifies to his wonderful ability to transmit profound ideas in a readily-graspable way. Although this is an introductory text, it contains many perspectives that are expressed in a unique way, so it would be quite valuable even for the more advanced student of Jewish mysticism.

Kabbalah and Meditation for the Nations

Kabbalah and Meditation for the Nations
Author: Yitsḥaḳ Ginzburg,Moshe Genuth
Publsiher: GalEinai Publication Society
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9657146127
ISBN 13: 9789657146125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kabbalah and Meditation for the Nations Book Review:

Ours is the first generation in modern times to understand the truly universal human condition and to seek to bring all peoples of the earth together in peace and harmony. We are the first generation to truly understand that we are faced with the challenge of either inhabiting our planet harmoniously or not inhabiting it at all. Filling our future is the fundamentalism that threatens to pit one religion against another. But, our different relationships and understandings of G-d should not be the reason for conflict but the source of goodwill in building our relationships with one another and our ability to understand others. The covenant with the Jewish people was not the first made between the Almighty and mankind. Before the revelation at Mt. Sinai, G-d commanded Adam and then made a covenant with Noah, giving them the guidelines for the universal religion of mankind. The most well-known part of this covenant is the seven universal commandments, or the Seven Noahide Laws. For this reason, Judaism and Jews do not proselytize, but rather seek to guide the nations of the world in developing their own relationship with the Almighty and implementing these potentially unifying laws of basic human nature. This book offers you a glimpse into the tremendous mystical power and meaning of G-d's covenant with humanity and the Seven Noahide Laws, as explained in Kabbalah. It focuses on their spiritual and inner dimensions and inspires a deeper look at our best hope for achieving world peace and a better future for all beings.

Meditation and the Bible

Meditation and the Bible
Author: Aryeh Kaplan
Publsiher: Weiser Books
Total Pages: 179
Release: 1988-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780877286172
ISBN 13: 0877286175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditation and the Bible Book Review:

A highly radical interpretation of the Bible demonstrating the methods of meditation used by the Prophets to attain their unique states of consciousness. First English translation from ancient unpublished manuscripts, with commentary.

Jewish Meditation

Jewish Meditation
Author: Aryeh Kaplan
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-01-12
ISBN 10: 0307761118
ISBN 13: 9780307761118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Meditation Book Review:

Students of mediation are usually surprised to discover that a Jewish mediation tradition exists and that it was an authentic and integral part of mainstream Judaism until the eighteenth century. Jewish Meditation is a step-by-step introduction to meditation and the Jewish practice of meditation in particular. This practical guide covers such topics as mantra meditation, contemplation, and visualization within a Jewish context. It shows us how to use meditative techniques to enhance prayer using the traditional liturgy—the Amidah and the Shema. Through simple exercises and clear explanations of theory, Rabbi Kaplan gives us the tools to develop our spiritual potential through an authentically Jewish meditative practice.

Living in Divine Space

Living in Divine Space
Author: Yitsḥaḳ Ginzburg
Publsiher: GalEinai Publication Society
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9789657146064
ISBN 13: 9657146062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living in Divine Space Book Review:

What is meditation? Many people mistakenly understand it as an attempt to clear the mind and thereby transcend the intellect. It is not that. As Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh explains in this illuminating work, meditation is meant to refine our intellect to become a channel for Divine consciousness.In this work, the rabbi guides us through a meditation rooted in basic Judaic teachings, also useful to practitioners of other spiritual disciplines. The core meditative exercise presented here is examined at length through the prism of Kabbalistic thought. It focuses on positive thinking, Divine love, and negation of any negative influences.The exercise is both a meditation in itself and a platform for other meditations, and involves essentially imagining oneself in a six-sided "thought cube" which creates a protective, spiritual "sanctuary" around oneself. Within this sacred space one can safely open one's heart in prayer.Glossary and index included.

Everyday Kabbalah

Everyday Kabbalah
Author: Melinda Ribner
Publsiher: Citadel Press
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780806519807
ISBN 13: 0806519800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Kabbalah Book Review:

Offering a spiritual journey to the depths of the human heart and soul, this step-by-step manual integrates the spiritual teachings and meditation lessons of the Musar, Hasidic and kabbalistic schools with powerful breathing, visualization, and transpersonal techniques.

The Meditation Practice Within Kabbalah

The Meditation Practice Within Kabbalah
Author: Rabbi Steven Fisdel
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 9781490338255
ISBN 13: 149033825X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meditation Practice Within Kabbalah Book Review:

Rabbi Steven Fisdel pulls back the curtain on Jewish mysticism. Welcoming seekers of any belief system, The Meditation Within Kabbalah offers step-by-step instructions on how to meditate, as well as a guide to meditating on the Hebrew alphabet, the names of God and the Tree of Life. This book is an educational triumph on the purpose and how-to's of meditation.

God in Your Body

God in Your Body
Author: Jay Michaelson
Publsiher: GodinYourBody.com
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781580233040
ISBN 13: 158023304X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God in Your Body Book Review:

An indispensable resource to embodied spirituality reveals how to experience God rather than just engage God as an idea, sharing physical exercises, meditation practices, and visualization activities that will join body and spirit. Original.

Ecstatic Kabbalah

Ecstatic Kabbalah
Author: David A. Cooper
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2012-09-04
ISBN 10: 1604077328
ISBN 13: 9781604077322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecstatic Kabbalah Book Review:

Kabbalah—the secret is out! From Madonna's controversial conversion to the Dalai Lama's acknowledgment and support, this mystical tradition is gaining unprecedented recognition. But how do we put this powerful and esoteric worldview into practice? With The Ecstatic Kabbalah, Rabbi David Cooper—author of bestseller God Is a Verb (Riverhead, 1998) and a renowned leader of the Jewish meditation movement—provides practical exercises on the path toward "mending the soul," the fundamental Jewish experience that brings union with the Divine. With meditation techniques for both beginning and advanced practitioners, The Ecstatic Kabbalah guides listeners into awareness of the presence of light with experiential practices for touching the four worlds of mystical Judaism: Physical—breath work and mind-body harmonization Emotional—tone the divine names as an expression of devotion Mental—learn the histories of these techniques Spiritual—stabilize your connection with divine presence Finally, the long-sequestered doors of Kabbalah are open to all listeners, as they are invited to dwell in the embrace of the Divine with The Ecstatic Kabbalah's practices of daily renewal.

The Shambhala Guide to Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism

The Shambhala Guide to Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism
Author: Perle Besserman
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000067549000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shambhala Guide to Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Book Review:

An introduction to the world of the Jewish mystics from biblical times to the present offers a thorough, accessible presentation of the Kabbalah and its cosmology, the art of Jewish meditation, and the relationship between teacher and disciple. Original. 12,500 first printing.

Practical Kabbalah

Practical Kabbalah
Author: Laibl Wolf
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-05-19
ISBN 10: 0307559211
ISBN 13: 9780307559210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Kabbalah Book Review:

Kabbalah is an ancient Jewish wisdom that explains the laws of spiritual energy. Up until very recently the Kabbalah was reserved for the elite, those who only after years of scholarship and practice were allowed to enter this mystical realm. However, one doesn't need to devote one's life to intense study to reap the rich rewards of the Kabbalah. With just a basic understanding of a few key concepts, our lives can be enriched immensely. We can then begin to fulfill our deepest dreams and reach our most important goals, becoming the people we long to become. By learning to understand the Sefirot--the ten spiritual properties that flow from the cosmic source into our heart--we can connect to the universe and profoundly transform our experience of daily life. For example, Hessed, or "loving-kindness," represents the desire to be generous, while Gevurah is the desire to focus intently or withhold. These properties must be balanced in order for harmony and well-being to occur. Rabbi Laibl Wolf shows how to maintain that balance and enjoy a healthy and productive life by using simple meditation and creative visualization techniques to grasp the spiritual nature of our life. Practical Kabbalah draws upon ancient wisdom but offers a modern interpretation and easy-to-understand techniques for delving deeper into our selves and our world and for reaping the bounteous gifts that were always meant for us.

Kingdoms of Experience

Kingdoms of Experience
Author: Kennard Lipman,Kennard Lipman, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781460933596
ISBN 13: 1460933591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kingdoms of Experience Book Review:

Our ability to sense, imagine, think, and will constitute the Image of God within us. The subject of this book is how to cultivate these abilities so that they become the means for experiencing God's presence in the world. Insights and practices from modern psychology, such as Gendlin's focusing and Jungian active imagination, are also integrated into a holistic vision. This book includes meditation instructions (kavvanah) on Hebrew prayers, as well as a discussion of the relationship of the meditations presented in this book to Christian and Buddhist contemplative practices. Kingdoms of Experience is for both experienced and beginning meditators interested in learning a practical approach to meditation in the western tradition.

Kabbalah and the Age of the Universe

Kabbalah and the Age of the Universe
Author: Aryeh Kaplan
Publsiher: Bnpublishing.Com
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2007-06-01
ISBN 10: 9789562914550
ISBN 13: 9562914550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kabbalah and the Age of the Universe Book Review:

This essay is an examination of the age of the universe as discussed in Kabbalistic works. It is important to realize that the Kabbalistic texts do not only discuss mysticism, but also many areas of hashkafah (Jewish outlook) which are of great importance to us. Let us begin with the classic question asked about the age of the universe. At face value, the Torah seemingly teaches us that the universe is 6,000 years old. Therefore, many people would hold the opinion that anyone who believes that the world is older than 6,000 years is an apikores(one who denies the basic tenets of Judaism). However, there is scientific evidence that the universe is more than 6,000 years old; maybe millions of times more. How do we resolve this question?

Invoking Angels

Invoking Angels
Author: David A. Cooper
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2012-09-04
ISBN 10: 1604077352
ISBN 13: 9781604077353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invoking Angels Book Review:

"When we engage in a daily relationship with angels, our lives become filled with a vast array of heavenly sparks that inform us of the divinity within even the most mundane activities … Come and see for yourself how to invoke angels, and discover a new way to experience your world." —Rabbi David A. Cooper Have you ever experienced something so extraordinary as to leave you wondering whether some higher power or force were responsible? "We do not need to sit and wait for the finger of Grace to tap us on the shoulder," explains Rabbi David A. Cooper. "Rather, we can practice the invocation of angels—cultivating profound experiences that immediately open us to guidance and blessings from the Divine." Invoking Angels presents a complete program of daily meditations and prayers to help practitioners of any faith find self-empowerment through an active relationship with angels, which Cooper views as an energetic realm that serves as a medium in which God, humankind, and all of creation are interconnected. Join this master kabbalist, scholar, and storyteller as he takes us back to the teachings of the Torah, the Bible, and other sacred texts to reveal the original vision of angels and the universe we cocreate with them. Invoking Angels is meant to complement an existing spiritual practice, comfort the sick, invite wisdom, and help anyone seeking an intimate awareness of these divine forces at work around us. Guided Meditations and Prayers Include: An "Archangel Meditation" for openheartedness and courage A "Guardian Angel Meditation" for protection in any situation A meditation on the Divine Presence (the Shekhina) Meditations for invoking the "supreme" angels Metatron and Sandalphon to experience profound awareness and sufficiency, and more

Eye to the Infinite

Eye to the Infinite
Author: A. Rubin
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN 10: 9781976442131
ISBN 13: 1976442133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eye to the Infinite Book Review:

Eye to the Infinite: A Jewish Meditation Guidebook (revised and expanded): An introduction to Jewish meditation, with visualisations, meditations & techniques adapted from the Talmud, Kabbalah & Classics of Jewish theology. Over 300 pages packed with techniques, meditations, esoteric secrets, complete with diagrams and tables and fully annotated. Over 700 footnotes. Have you ever wondered about a Jewish system of meditation? How is it practised? How different is it from other disciplines? Can your life be improved through Jewish meditation? These questions and more are addressed in this unique guide. EYE TO THE INFINITE is a hands-on Jewish spiritual guidebook with introductions to the metaphysical worlds, techniques, visualisations, authentic meditations, and step-by-step instructions, enabling you to derive immediate benefit wherever you are in your spiritual journey. "A great step-by-step walkthrough of key concepts, with an easy to understand, non-technical approach. An excellent work on Jewish meditation and focusing on God for everyone! Beautiful work. " Reb Akiva, editor of Mystical Paths "Rabbi Rubin's work not only continues in the trailblazing path of Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan's ZT"L work, but actually and practically builds upon it." Dr. Elliot Cohen, Director of the Ohr Menorah Centre for Jewish Meditation. "It is rare to find a book that explores Jewish meditation in depth, explains it with flair and nuance and provides practical ways to engage in Jewish meditation. Eye to the Infinite is just such a book." Rabbi Johnny Solomon, Jewish Education Consultant, BSc (Hons)

Attaining the Worlds Beyond

Attaining the Worlds Beyond
Author: Michael Laitman
Publsiher: Laitman Kabbalah Publishers
Total Pages: 451
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 0973190906
ISBN 13: 9780973190908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Attaining the Worlds Beyond Book Review:

In the words of Michael Laitman, "It is beyond human comprehension to understand the essence of such spiritual qualities as total altruism and love. This is for the simple reason that human beings cannot comprehend how such feelings can exist at all, as everyone seemingly requires an incentive to perform any act; without some personal gain, people are not prepared to extend themselves. That is why a quality such as altruism can only be imparted to a person from Above, and only those who have experienced it can understand it." Attaining The Worlds Beyond is a first step toward discovering the ultimate fulfillment of spiritual ascent in our lifetime. This book reaches out to all those who are searching for answers, who are seeking a logical and reliable way to understand the world's phenomena. This magnificent introduction to the wisdom of Kabbalah provides a new kind of awareness that enlightens the mind, invigorates the heart, and moves the reader to the depths of their soul.

The Practice of Kabbalah

The Practice of Kabbalah
Author: Steven A. Fisdel
Publsiher: Jason Aronson Incorporated
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105019199210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practice of Kabbalah Book Review:

n this volume, Rabbi Steven Fisdel explores, Jewish meditation practices as the experiential side of Kabbalah and therefore as one of the primary sources for the development of the mystic thought and belief in Judaism. This work focuses on a variety of mystic traditions within Kabbalah that relate directly to meditative practice. It incorporates several different schools of thought and represents various periods in the development of Kabbalah. Among the traditions included for elucidation are the mysticism of the Hebrew alphabet, the Ayin meditation of Dov Baer of Mezeritch and Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, as well as selections from the Sefer Yetzirah and the Zohar.