Ecstatic Kabbalah

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Sounds True, Sep 1, 2005 - Religion - 100 pages
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Kabbalah—the secret is out! From Madonna's controversial conversion to the Dalai Lama's acknowledgment and support, this mystical tradition is gaining unprecedented recognition. But how do we put this powerful and esoteric worldview into practice?

With The Ecstatic Kabbalah, Rabbi David Cooper—author of bestseller God Is a Verb (Riverhead, 1998) and a renowned leader of the Jewish meditation movement—provides practical exercises on the path toward "mending the soul," the fundamental Jewish experience that brings union with the Divine.

With meditation techniques for both beginning and advanced practitioners, The Ecstatic Kabbalah guides listeners into awareness of the presence of light with experiential practices for touching the four worlds of mystical Judaism:

  • Physical—breath work and mind-body harmonization
  • Emotional—tone the divine names as an expression of devotion
  • Mental—learn the histories of these techniques
  • Spiritual—stabilize your connection with divine presence

Finally, the long-sequestered doors of Kabbalah are open to all listeners, as they are invited to dwell in the embrace of the Divine with The Ecstatic Kabbalah's practices of daily renewal.


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I admit I still didn't read, “God is a verb.” It is on my shelf. I hope I will get to it and not just because this is Rabbi David A. Cooper's most famous work, but also because it promises new ... Read full review

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Last week, I finished reading and working with Rabbi David A. Cooper's Ecstatic Kabbalah. Cooper is a rabbi of some note, having also written such works as Three Gates to Meditation Practice and God ... Read full review


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David A. Cooper

Rabbi David A. Cooper has been called one of today's leading teachers of Jewish meditation.He is an active student of the world's great spiritual traditions and is the author of many books, including Entering the Sacred Mountain (Bell Tower), The Heart of Stillness (Bell Tower), Silence, Simplicity, and Solitude (Bell Tower), and Renewing Your Soul (HarperSanFrancisco). His most recent book, God Is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (Riverhead/Putnam), has been highly acclaimed and was nominated for the National Jewish Book Award. Cooper and his wife, Shoshana, lead Jewish meditation retreats nationwide throughout the year. They reside at the Heart of Stillness Hermitage in the Colorado mountains near Boulder.

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