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Title:
Kabbalah month by month : a year of spiritual practice and personal transformation
Author:
Ribner, Melinda.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
[San Francisco, Calif.] : Jossey-Bass, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xviii, 329 pages ; 19 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780787961527
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Through Jewish soul stories, Kabbalistic teachings, inspiring case examples, meditations, spiritual and psychological guidelines, and practical recommendations, the easy-to-follow format of Kabbalah Month by Month makes this ancient wisdom accessible for people of all faiths and backgrounds. Each chapter includes information about the month's:
* Unique energy and healing area
* Astrological connections
* Holidays
* Torah portions
* Hebrew letter and permutation of the Divine Name


Author Notes

Melinda Ribner is internationally known for her pioneering work in Jewish meditation and meditative Kabbalah, is the founder and director of the Jewish Meditation Circle and Beit Miriam, and is also a licensed psychotherapist in private practice who uses meditation and Kabbalah as part of treatment. She is a student of the legendary Rabbi Shlomo Carebach and received a non-rabbinical s'micha (ordination) to teach Jewish meditation. A teacher of Jewish meditation for more than eighteen years, she offers a teacher-training program, seminars, and experiential workshops at synagogues, national conferences, and New Age centers throughout this country and Canada. Ms. Ribner is the author of best-selling books New Age Judaism and Everyday Kabbalah.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

It was inevitable that amid the explosion of Kabbalah-related books in the last five years, some would be done devotional-style, aimed to bring the puzzles of Judaism's most mystical text to readers in digestible, bite-sized daily doses. But in Kabbalah Month by Month: A Year of Spiritual Practice and Personal Transformation, Mindy Ribner gives readers a fairly thoughtful and perceptive interpretation. What sets this book apart from most others that explore Kabbalah for the hoi polloi is that it is firmly and stubbornly rooted in Jewish tradition. Some may not agree with Ribner's explanations of some Jewish traditions, or her investigations of astrology, but they will appreciate the fact that she has not sought to divorce Kabbalah from its religious roots. The book is beautifully designed in a square paperback format. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
Tishrei September-October: Opening to Newnessp. 1
Cheshwan October-November: The Inner Work of Personal Transformationp. 35
Kislev November-December: Rekindling Dreamsp. 57
Tevet December-January: Purification and Transformation of Negative Emotionsp. 81
Shevat January-February: Inner Renewalp. 105
Adar February-March: The Joy of Onenessp. 131
Nissan March-April: Moving Toward Greater Freedomp. 159
Iyar April-May: Healing of Body, Heart, and Soulp. 187
Sivan May-June: The Art of Receivingp. 219
Tammuz June-July: Seeing Life as It Isp. 245
Av July-August: The Wholeness of Brokennessp. 267
Elul August-September: Returning to the Inner Stillness Within Changep. 299
Closingp. 325
Bibliographyp. 327
The Authorp. 329