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Erudition and education are antithetic; though at times we ponder they are synonymous. Erudition is enlightenment. Meditation and Kabbalah is a Hellenic bequest given to “orbus terrarum” by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan. Inward we exhume the gold found in meditation by a Rabbi who had knowledge of both physics and Kabbalah. Stratification comes from three pear blossom bark-like branches in bloom---theoretical, magical and finally meditative. Tools for the tenacious are found inside this rather trite-lookin...
I found this book to be very helpful in my study of Kabbalah and Meditation as the title suggests. Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan is a fantastic guide through some very intricate and detailed subjects. I would recommend any of the books Rabbi Kaplan has written. This is a book that should be read and re-read because as your experience deepens, you will understand more and more of the subject matter.
This is an incredible book. It is so in depth yet it will suck you in. Probably one of the best books I have read on the subject.
This book changed my life, and was a major reference during the eight years I spent writing The Kabbalah Sutras.
If you want some advice on how you can use Jewish meditation in your daily life then try a different book like, "Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide". WARNING: "Meditation and Kabbalah" is not for the faint of heart. It also requires a considerable background before attempting to read it. You must be able to read some Hebrew and have familiarity with a few basic Hebrew words used in Jewish religious studies. Otherwise you will have no idea what the author is talking about, and your reading of t...
A great source of wisdom for meditation methods, as well as a study of the history of Kabbalah and many of its various sages and rabbis who have provided this knowledge over the centuries since the Spanish banishment.
This book provides a clear history of the development of Kabbalistic ideas and their ties to the practice of Jewish Meditation. It's clear, interesting read and worthwhile for anybody looking to begin understanding the mystical side of the Jewish tradition.
another step towards 3500 year old meditation
This could've used a bit more actionable information (meditations) and a bit less history/academic background
Fascinating and one of my three favorite books of all time. It's not for the faint of heart or the judgmental uneducated on Kosher Torah Kabbalah kind of people.
Rebbe Kaplan is a true scholar. The breadth of his knowledge on Jewish mysticism is stunning. Meditation and Kabbalah was referred to me by David Chaim Smith when I asked for a book reccommendation on the practical, or "Magical" aspect of Kabbalah.
opens the mind