Perle Epstein, Ph.D., is a descendant of the Baal Shem Tov. As Perle Besserman, she is the author of Teachings of the Jewish Mystics and the Shambhala Guide to Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism.
Kabbalah: The Way of the Jewish Mysticby Perle Epstein, Edward Hoffman (Foreword by), Perle Besserman
This pioneering, popular introduction to Jewish mysticism was the first survey written for a general audience, and it's now available in Shambhala Classics. Epstein presents the methods, schools, and legendary practitioners of Kabbalah, unraveling the web of ancient traditions hidden in such texts as the Sefer Yetzirah and the Zohar. The words of the great Kabbalists appear throughout the book, giving instructions on practices such as contemplation of the Bible's secret teachings, ecstatic prayer, and intensive meditation.
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