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Prior to the popularization of Kabbalah, Kabbalist Rav Berg synthesized the wisdom’s key concepts into a progressive system, rather than the non-linear manner of exploration previously available. This book is the result. The kabbalistic lineage is inextricably tied to the study of the knowledge itself. To this end, Rav Berg includes historical milestones, as well as insights about master kabbalists whose lives and deaths provide a basis for learning and connection. Kabbalah for the Layman is a profound study of ...
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Overview

Prior to the popularization of Kabbalah, Kabbalist Rav Berg synthesized the wisdom’s key concepts into a progressive system, rather than the non-linear manner of exploration previously available. This book is the result. The kabbalistic lineage is inextricably tied to the study of the knowledge itself. To this end, Rav Berg includes historical milestones, as well as insights about master kabbalists whose lives and deaths provide a basis for learning and connection. Kabbalah for the Layman is a profound study of deep kabbalistic concepts made applicable to daily life in the 21 century. At the time of its first printing in 1981, this title was considered a revolutionary portal to expanded consciousness, Kabbalah for the Layman Volumes 1,2, and 3 became classics. Newly edited, this book contains the all three volumes for a comprehensive introduction to Kabbalah.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781571897831
  • Publisher: Kabbalah Centre Books
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 609,060
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Kabbalist Rav Berg was born in New York City to a family of spiritual scholars and teachers. After many years of traditional religious study, he was ordained at Torah VaDaat, the renowned rabbinical seminary. He then was privileged to study in Israel with Rav Yehuda Brandwein, one of the greatest kabbalists of the 20th century. After Rav Brandwein passed on his spiritual legacy to Rav Berg, the Rav dedicated his life to bringing the wisdom of Kabbalah out of obscurity and to the people. Together with his wife, Karen Berg, the Rav opened the doors of The Kabbalah Centre to all who would desire to learn Kabbalah’s universal principles.
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Table of Contents

Volume One

Note to Reader 2

Introduction 3

Part 1 Origins and History of Kabbalah 9

Chapter 1 Kabbalah: A Definition 10

Chapter 2 Origins of Kabbalah 13

Chapter 3 Rav Shimon bar Yochai and the Greater Assembly 17

Chapter 4 Golden Age of Safed 22

Chapter 5 A Later Light-Rav Ashlag 33

Chapter 6 Kabbalah and the Age of the Messiah 36

Part 2 The Body of Knowledge 41

Chapter 7 The Methodology of Kabbalah 42

Conditions for Studying Kabbalah 49

The Biblical Methods of Kabbalah 52

Chapter 8 The Main Teachings 57

Yesh Me'Ayin (Something from Nothing) 60

Shutting Off the Light 63

Chapter 9 The Major Concepts 70

Giving and Taking-The Purpose of Existence 72

The Doctrine of Tzimtzum and the Jewish People 76

The Chosen People 81

Sefirot 89

Vessels and Lights 94

The Middle Point 96

Part 3 Making the Connection—Practical 107

Applications

Chapter 10 Operational Tools 108

Chapter 11 Devekut—The Circular Concept 118

Chapter 12 A Contemplation 128

Volume Two

Introduction 136

Chapter 1 The Thought of Creation 139

How the Circle Became a Line 139

Chapter 2 Making Metaphysical Connections 142

The Real World 143

What You See is What You Forget 144

Chapter 3 Or Ein Sof 146

Chapter 4 The Seed 148

Before the Big Bang 149

Before and After 150

The Closer the Better 151

Chapter 5 The Illusion of Darkness 152

Perspectives 153

The Two Faces of Desire 154

Chapter 6 The Sefirot of Straightness 156

Light 157

Chapter 7 By Any Other Name 160

Chapter 8 The Cause Contains the Effect 162

Fulfillment 163

Sympathetic Vibrations 165

Chapter 9 The Circle is Not Attached to the Endless 167

Negative Expectations 168

Chapter 10 Binding By Striking 170

The Circular Concept 172

Chapter ll Intentions 174

On Becoming a Circle 174

Inner Light/Surrounding Light 176

Chapter 12 The Essence of Time 178

Chapter 13 Energy-Intelligence 180

The Source Reigns Supreme 182

A World Apart 183

Smoking is Hazardous for Your Health 183

Chapter 14 Bread of Shame 185

Restriction 186

Tzimtzum (Restriction) 187

The Offspring of Restriction 188

Chapter 15 Curtains 192

Chapter 16 Symmetry 194

Chapter 17 The Primordial Man 198

The Emergence of the Central Column 199

Straight from the Source 201

Chapter 18 Step by Step 202

Chapter 19 Free Will 208

Probing the Nature of Intelligence 209

Chapter 20 Adam Kadmon (Primordial Man) 212

Malchut 213

Chapter 21 One Equals Four 216

Best Laid Plans 216

The Closed Circuit 218

Cravings 220

Chapter 22 Parzuf 222

Lasting Impressions 223

Chapter 23 The First Three 225

The Crown of Adam Kadmon (Primordial Man) 226

Affinity 228

On a Scale of One to Ten 230

Chapter 24 Density 232

Less is More 233

Breaking Through 235

The Head-Body Dichotomy 236

Chapter 25 The Paradox 238

Inferiority 240

Chapter 26 Beyond the Common Sense 243

Insanity 244

Chapter 27 The Line of Most Resistance 248

Pressure 250

Diversity of Phase 252

Chapter 28 Brainstorm 253

The Filament 253

Illusion 254

Negative Space 255

klipot 256

space 257

Transference 261

Circuits 261

Chapter 29 If There is a God 256

Initiative 266

The Lower Seven 268

One Step Beyond 269

The Sparkplug 270

The Future 271

Volume Three

Introduction 278

Part 1 New Age of Reality 283

Chapter 1 Back to the Future 284

Chapter 2 The New Age 289

Chapter 3 Mind Over Matter 297

Chapter 4 Altered States 305

Faces of Evil 315

Evil Inclinations 316

Chapter 5 The Speed of Light 317

Great Discoveries 320

Chapter 6 This Modern Age 322

Star Wars 323

Complacency 324

Sensual Asceticism 326

Chapter 7 Giving and Receiving 327

Happiness 330

Part 2 The Creative Process 333

Chapter 8 Spiritual Substance 334

No Disappearance in Spiritual Substance 336

Space and Dimension 339

Chapter 9 Mirrors of Redemption 341

The Birth of Desire 343

Chapter 10 Keter, Chochmah, Binah, Tiferet and Malchut 345

Keter - Crown 345

Chochmah - Wisdom 347

Binah - Intelligence 349

Transformation 352

Tiferet - Beauty 353

Zeir Anpin - Small Face 355

Malchut - Kingdom 356

The Middle Point 358

Chapter ll Keter Versus Malchut 359

Four Phases 361

Chapter 12 The Outer Space Connection 365

Ten Not Nine 368

Part 3 Expanding Consciousness 371

Chapter 13 The Line 372

The Lights of Life and Spirit 373

The Line Connects the Circles 375

Here and Now 378

Chapter 14 On Restoring Light to the Circles 381

Chapter 15 Activating the Central Column 385

Resistance 386

The Filament 388

Returning Light 389

Free Will or Determinism 391

Chapter 16 The Good Fight 392

The Global Village 394

Chapter 17 Tikkun, Tzadik, Coming Full Circle 398

The Mother of Invention 400

Growth 401

Tzadik 402

Coming Full Circle 405

A World of Difference 407

Part 4 Art of Living 411

Chapter 18 The One Percent Solution 412

99.44% Pure 413

The Shortest Distance Between Two Points 414

Success and Failure 414

Permanent and Temporary Remnant 416

All Vibration is Music 420

Creative Disengagement 421

On Death and Dying 422

Two Points of View 424

Chapter 19 Crime and Punishment 426

A Fable of Two Brothers 430

Chapter 20 Victim of Circumstance 440

What is Love? 442

Lack 443

Amnesia 445

Limitation 446

On Becoming Unreasonable 447

Post Script: I'll Take the High Road 499

Appendix Glossary of Kabbalistic Terminology 452

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