A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah [NOOK Book]

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In a world of escalating crises, we need a light through the storm, a guide to help us see where things have gone wrong, and most importantly, what we can do to make our lives and our world more peaceful and sustainable. These essential needs are exactly why Kabbalah is being revealed to millions today.

Kabbalah was originally designed as a method to improve life. Kabbalah itself is the tool, and A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah is a ...
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A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah

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Overview

In a world of escalating crises, we need a light through the storm, a guide to help us see where things have gone wrong, and most importantly, what we can do to make our lives and our world more peaceful and sustainable. These essential needs are exactly why Kabbalah is being revealed to millions today.

Kabbalah was originally designed as a method to improve life. Kabbalah itself is the tool, and A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah is a means by which we learn to use the tool. In a graceful, easygoing style, this guide provides all the information you need to learn the basics of Kabbalah, as well as much needed suggestions for employing this age-old science to your day-to-day life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897448045
  • Publisher: Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah
  • Publication date: 2/28/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 460,263
  • File size: 319 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Laitman, PhD, is a professor of Ontology, a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah, and an MSc in medical Bio-cybernetics. He is founder and president of Bnei Baruch and Ashlag Research Institute (ARI), two Israel based international educational organizations with branches all over North America and Canada, Central and South America, as well as Eastern and Western Europe. On his website, kab.info, he teaches free, live daily lessons on Kabbalah and spirituality to an audience of approximately two million people worldwide, simultaneously broadcast and translated into eight languages: English, Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, French, Turkish, and German. Prof. Laitman also presents regularly on Channel 66, which is distributed by Israel's Satellite TV provider, YES.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Part I The Need for Kabbalah in Our Daily Lives
Chapter 1 What is Kabbalah? 17
Chapter 2 Why Study Kabbalah? 20
Chapter 3 Who is a Kabbalist? 23
Chapter 4 The History of Kabbalah and The Zohar 25
Chapter 5 Who Can Study Kabbalah? 32
Chapter 6 How To Study Kabbalah 35
Chapter 7 Spirituality and Kabbalah 41
Chapter 8 Reincarnation and Kabbalah 43
Chapter 9 The Language of Kabbalists: Branches 49
Chapter 10 Sensing Reality through Kabbalah 52
Chapter 11 Kabbalistic Music 57
Chapter 12 FAQs About Kabbalah 59
Part II Ten Kabbalah Lessons
How to Read Kabbalistic Text 69
Hebrew Terms in the Lessons 69
How To Read the Lessons 69
Lesson 171
Lesson 291
Lesson 3103
Lesson 4117
Lesson 5127
Lesson 6137
Lesson 7149
Lesson 8159
Lesson 9169
Lesson 10181
Index to the Ten Kabbalah Lessons 187
Other Books by Rabbi Michael Laitman 191
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  • Posted May 30, 2011

    A great Introduction to Kabbalah

    I read this book after hearing the author in some lectures. It answered a lot of questions and cleared up some misunderstandings I had of this ancient wisdom. It is very clearly written and has helpful hints and insights along the margins. It opened the way for some more intense exploration. The 13th chapter 'Let the Music Speak' was of particular interest to me as a musician. "...the soul of a Kabbalist resembles a musical instrument that plays properly and feels properly, similar to King David's biblical violin...a Kabbalist feels reality in a certain way and can express it in melodies." p.143. Excellent introductory and concise reference text, if you want the real deal about Kabbalah check this out, it's a must read.

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  • Posted August 10, 2010

    Wisdom Revealed

    The universe has been evolving for 14 billion years. From man's perspective the purpose and crowning glory of this evolution is the existence of man himself. So, is it not ironic that man is the only part of evolution that very well may consciously destroy itself. Kabbalah says this paradox can be explained. That there is a reason behind the madness.
    In his book, 'A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah', Michael Laitman reveals the wisdom of Kabbalah in an easy and practical manner. This is an excellent book for beginning and veteran students of Kabbalah.

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  • Posted February 24, 2010

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    I beleive this is a high value book for anyone

    This new edition of the Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah presents the fundamental concepts of Kabbalah in an informal flowing style that I found both encouraging and uplifting.
    The book is essentially a guide to moving Kabbalah from the realm of what some think of as an obscure wisdom, into my everyday life and how I live it.
    The important topics expanded on by a variety of sidebar treatments cover the essential points of definitions, facts and common misconceptions of Kabbalah. And the most helpful to me were the tips on how to proceed from 'theory' to practice in my everyday experiences and all the events that are common to people in this world.
    I see this as a high value book to use as a quick reference for my questions as well as questions from others directed to me about Kabbalah. This is the guide we all need to navigate through life.

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  • Posted November 5, 2009

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    Real answers to Kabbalah questions

    So, you've heard about Kabbalah and the number of celebrities that are recently associated with it. Now, do you really want to know what Kabbalah is all about? Forget the hype and the glitz and get the real answers in 'A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah.' This book deals up front with the Facts and Fallacies of Kabbalah and then leads you through the basics of Kabbalah in an easy-to-read format. The sidebars of Tidbits, Spiritual Sparks, Kabbalearn, Off Course, and On Course along with the bullet-style overviews and summaries of each chapter make this book easily understandable and a quick reference for basic Kabbalah.

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  • Posted July 1, 2009

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    Packed with Wisdom

    If you had told me that it was possible to fit over 5000 years of wisdom into a 214 page book, I would not have believed you. Then I read this book. It condenses the history, authors, music and much more of Kabbalah into an enjoyable and easy to understand read. It has it's own version of footnotes to help clarify and keep you on track, as well as offer you inspiration. It also offers a reason for the current world situation and a solution of what we can do to correct this crisis that has arisen. Great for beginners or intermediate students of the wisdom of Kabbalah.

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  • Posted February 20, 2009

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    A Newly Revised and Updated Version

    Today more than ever, the wisdom of Kabbalah must be made accessible to all. With this book, the third edition of the title,Rav Laitman has given everyone the opportunity to receive this wisdom in a format that is wonderfully easy to read and understand.

    This book utilizes five different kinds of sidebars throughout the text which highlight important points including "Kabbalearn" which provides definitions of Kabbalistic terms, "Tidbits" which are little fun facts about Kabbalah, "Off Course" which clear up misconceptions and show the reader what to avoid in the study of Kabbalah, "Spiritual Sparks" which are quotes and poems from Kabbalists and "On Course," which gives tips on putting all points into practice.

    Organized and well planned, this book offers the new reader the basics of Kabbalah so that they may find enough information to begin their journey, and yet gives the serious student of Kabbalah a new, refreshing view of the essence of this true science of spirituality.

    Written for our times, the book will be a wonderful tool for the beginner's journey of discovery as well as a welcome addition to any Kabbalah student's library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2003

    Outstanding

    Written by the living Kabbalist Michael Laitman this book is unique in its spirituality and depth. A must for those looking for a true wisdom of Kabbalah.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2003

    The 'True' Kabbalah Science

    This book is a must read. If you have ever heard about the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah, then you should save yourself some time and pick up this book. To learn about the soul in this way has changed my perspective on life and spirituality. The lessons contained within this book can aid anyone in a beginning comprehension of the 'true' Kabbalah science. Stay away from the pseudo-Kabbalah! If you want to learn the answers to lifes most dear questions, you need look no further!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2003

    Must be read and experienced. The best Kabbalah book!!

    The mind is like parachute works when it is open. What can be said about the life and the soul? Do we live or we just have sensation of living? What I have discovered here is that the life without connecting with your soul is not fulfilling and unsatisfactory. The book extends the foundation of Kabbalah to offer the practical fundamental steps on fulfilling this goal. If you are like myself want to discover the complete reality and live with the connection with your soul, this book will not open your mind but will put you on the road of the soul discovery and life worth living.

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