Otherworldly and Eschatological Priesthood in the Dead Sea by Joseph Angel

By Joseph Angel

Departing from scholarship devoted to the socio-historical realities of priesthood at Qumran, this publication explores, in components, the main pervasive literary representations of priesthood within the useless Sea Scrolls as a mirrored image of the spiritual worldview of the Qumran group and broader segments of moment Temple society. half one compares depictions of otherworldly priesthood in non-sectarian and sectarian records. half examines the old and conventional roots of portrayals of messianic/eschatological priesthood.
The examine unearths a clean realizing of the indispensable function of priestly imagery within the tension-filled eschatological identification of the Qumran neighborhood. It concludes with a attention of the connection of the proof handled to the phenomenon of democratization of priestly holinesses in rabbinic Judaism and Christianity.

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Inner Space: Introduction to Kabbalah, Meditation and by Aryeh Kaplan

By Aryeh Kaplan

One of the issues mentioned within the first a part of Innerspace are the Kabbalistic universes by which we may possibly hold close to G-d, the consistent interaction among the religious and the actual, and the concept that of Divine windfall. partly , Rabbi Kaplan explores the textual content of Ezekiel's "Vision of the Chariot". He finds that every one prophecy stems from meditation and information the learning a prophet undergoes.

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Title: if you happen to learn only one e-book on kabbalah, make it this one
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"Inner Space" is very prompt for these looking an advent to actual kabbalah. It includes transcripts of a sequence of lectures at the kabbalistic method given via Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, a superb instructor of the former iteration, and it testifies to his tremendous skill to transmit profound rules in a readily-graspable method. even though this can be an introductory textual content, it comprises many views which are expressed in a special manner, so it'd be fairly necessary even for the extra complicated pupil of Jewish mysticism.

"Inner Space" used to be edited and annotated through Rabbi Avraham Sutton, a disciple of Rabbi Kaplan who has turn into a good instructor of the interior Jewish traditions in his personal correct. this present day he teaches in Jerusalem, the place I merited to fulfill him, and was once deeply inspired by means of his humility, generosity, kindness, and Torah studying.

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Teaching mysticism by William B. Parsons

By William B. Parsons

The time period ''mysticism'' hasn't ever been constantly outlined or hired, both in non secular traditions or in educational discourse. The essays during this quantity provide methods of defining what mysticism is, in addition to tools for grappling with its complexity in a classroom.

summary: The time period ''mysticism'' hasn't ever been continually outlined or hired, both in non secular traditions or in educational discourse. The essays during this quantity supply methods of defining what mysticism is, in addition to equipment for grappling with its complexity in a lecture room

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Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide by Aryeh Kaplan

By Aryeh Kaplan

Kaplan, Orthodox rabbi and writer of Meditation and the Bible (Weiser, 1978) and Meditation and Kabbalah (Weiser, 1981), indicates that meditation is in keeping with conventional Jewish proposal and perform. He then provides a advisor to various meditative thoughts: mantra meditation (with recommended words and Bible verses to take advantage of as mantras); contemplation;
visualization;
experiencing nothingness (which he doesn't suggest for beginners);
conversing with God;
and prayer.
His directions are transparent and particular, and his recommendation is educated and sound, advocating basic 20-minute-a-day application can certainly help in making the practitioner a greater individual and a greater Jew, and boost a more in-depth courting to God and issues non secular.

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The Harvest of Mysticism in Medieval Germany by Bernard McGinn

By Bernard McGinn

The fourth quantity within the universally-acclaimed The Presence of God sequence, The Harvest of Mysticism is a tour-de-force examine of medieval German mysticism from Thomas Aquinas and his grasp, Albert the good to Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa, and together with Jan van Ruusbroeck, Meister Eckhart, and John Tauler.

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The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon by Ronney Mourad, Dianne Guenin-Lelle

By Ronney Mourad, Dianne Guenin-Lelle

This e-book offers the first-ever English translation of the felony Narratives written by means of the seventeenth-century French mystic and Quietist, Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717). even if she was once marginalized and missed by way of French historians for 2 centuries after her loss of life, Guyon grew to become a huge determine within the improvement of transatlantic Protestant spirituality within the eighteenth century, and her writings have remained popular Read more...

summary: This ebook offers the first-ever English translation of the criminal Narratives written through the seventeenth-century French mystic and Quietist, Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717). even though she was once marginalized and missed by means of French historians for 2 centuries after her demise, Guyon turned an enormous determine within the improvement of transatlantic Protestant spirituality within the eighteenth century, and her writings have remained well known between English-speaking audiences. Guyon's narrative describes her confinement among 1695 and 1703 in quite a few prisons, together with the scary Bastille. It additionally maps, in relocating and

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LOVE'S WAY: The Union of Body, Ego, Soul and Spirit by Brenda Schaeffer

By Brenda Schaeffer

During this celebratory booklet, Dr. Schaeffer transports us past her best-seller, Is It Love or Is It dependancy? and makes transparent that love isn't an dependancy. yet "what is love?" Exploring the soreness, perils and pitfalls of relationships in our time, grounding herself in huge scientific adventure with love habit and different problems of loving, she cracks the secret of affection huge open. via an enlightened sequence of "Memos from Love", that got here to her in quiet meditation, the e-book turned a lot more than her unique imaginative and prescient and took on a lifetime of its personal. Love's approach soars past psychology to turn into the 1st consultant to trendy love that does complete justice to the ability, attractiveness, secret, and omnipresence of affection itself. With compassion, it reminds us how trauma, betrayal, and the lack of innocence depart our hearts uncooked, wounded and closed to a love that's correct at our fingertips. Love speaks to us at once during this booklet, and its voice is powerful. in addition to telling us what love is and isn't, love deals physique, ego, soul and spirit hard assignments that guarantee a colourful love lifestyles and stroll us into the twenty first Century. Chock-full of contemporary perception, historic knowledge, and tales and poems that variety from consulting room bills to the ecstatic songs of Rumi, Love's method, will persuade readers that whether they are in a dating, they're certainly "in love"-already stuck up in love's reworking energy. routines on the finish of this philosophical and profoundly enjoyable booklet upload the sensible aspect had to take like to the streets. for those that became disconnected from the thrill of the center, this exceptional booklet through Brenda Schaeffer is a needs to learn.

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Love, Soul & Freedom: Dancing With Rumi on the Mystic Path by Denise Breton

By Denise Breton

This exploration of religious progress is grounded in either an intellectual/philosophical and extra well known figuring out of the topic. utilizing the poetry of the 13th-century mystic, Rumi, the authors supply a philosophical framework for the private transformation that starts off to spread whilst a person delves into mysticism. during this paintings that isprescriptive in addition to descriptive and diagnostic, Breton and Largent combine complicated rules into a casual, readable and understandable argument.

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The Science of the Spoken Word by Mark L. Prophet, Elizabeth Clare Prophet

By Mark L. Prophet, Elizabeth Clare Prophet

The authors current the main robust and profound message on options of spoken prayer in print this present day. this crucial paintings explains the right way to use worded formulation to entry the entire spectrum of non secular gentle for private and international transformation. The Prophets introduce the violet flame, an speeded up religious power which may transmute the reason in the back of the influence of illness and unfavourable karma to deliver lifestyles into concord and stability

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