A New Kabbalah for Women

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 1, 2005 - Religion - 199 pages
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The red bracelet: it graces the wrists of numerous celebrities - from Madonna to Britney Spears - who have converted to the spiritual practice of Kabbalah. But what is Kabbalah and how can women apply it to their own lives?

In A New Kabbalah for Women, bestselling author and teacher of Jewish mysticism and meditation, Perle Besserman, shares a feminine approach to spirituality. Since the time of Moses, Jewish mysticism has been barred to women, and Shekhinah, the feminine side of God, has been forced underground. Now, many women are adapting traditional mystical practices in radical new ways. Besserman is at the forefront of this revolution. In this book she traces the history of female-centered worship and tells the story of searching for her own path to truth. Combining practices from the Kabbalah with meditation, Besserman walks readers through step-by-step rituals to find their own personal connection with the divine.

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Besserman (Oriental Mystics and Magicians ) the leader of the Princeton, NJ, Zen Group, has written a lively and refreshing treatment of Jewish mystical thought reshaped for women readers, who have ... Read full review

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Perle Besserman is the author of several classics on Jewish mysticism, women spirituality, and Zen, including Kabbalah: The Way of the Jewish Mystic, Teachings of the Jewish Mystics, Pilgrimage, an autobiographical novel, Owning It: Zen and the Art of Facing Life, and Grassroots Zen with Manfred Steger. She has written for The Village Voice, Lilith, East West, and is also known for her short fiction. She is the founding co-teacher of the Princeton Area Zen Group, and is currently living in Melbourne, Australia.

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