God Is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism

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Riverhead Books, 1997 - Religion - 333 pages
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Since medieval times, the mystical tradition of Kabbalah was restricted to qualified men over forty—because it was believed that only the most mature and pious could grasp its complexity and profound, life-changing implications. More recently, Kabbalah nearly disappeared—as most of its practitioners perished in the Holocaust. Now this powerful spiritual tradition, after centuries of secrecy and near-extinction, is explained clearly in this book by one of its most prominent teachers.

Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? How do we get there? These questions have fueled Kabbalists for nearly a millennium. Rabbi David A. Cooper is the first to bring this obscure and difficult tradition to a mainstream audience in a way that gently leads us to the heart of the subject, showing us how to transform profound teachings into a meaningful personal experience—and appreciate fully this great mystical process we know as God.

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A great intro to the Kabbalah. - Goodreads
It is a good overview of jewish mysticism. - Goodreads
Rabbi Cooper's insight is very practical and helpful. - Overstock.com
The prose is clear, concise, just beautifully written. - Goodreads
It is an excellent overview. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Janet - Goodreads

This is an excellent book for anyone who is open to the mystical Wisdom Tradition in any of its forms. It provides a coherent spiritual cosmology and ethical framework which I think makes sense even ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ron Krumpos - Goodreads

Rabbi David Cooper wrote this interesting, albeit controversial, book on mysticism which looks at 'God' from a different perspective. "God is a Verb / Kabbalah and Practice of Mystical Judaism" is one ... Read full review

Contents

Raising Holy Sparks
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Awareness
30
The Garden of Eden
42
Copyright

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Rabbi David A. Cooper studied mystical Judaism in Jerusalem's Old City for more than eight years, and has authored several books on meditation, spiritual retreats, and Jewish mystical practice. He also recorded the bestselling audiotape series The Mystical Kabbalah, and along with his wife, Shoshana, directs the Heart of Stillness Hermitage near Boulder, Colorado.

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