Opening the Inner Gates: New Paths in Kabbalah and Psychology

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The Kabbalah is Judaism's intriguing mystical tradition, thousands of years old. In recent years, a growing number of people—both Jews and non-Jews—are finding the Kabbalah to be a fascinating treasure house of wisdom about the human mind. Men and women are discovering and applying Jewish mystical insights in daily life, and professionals in such fields as psychology, psychotherapy, and medicine are actively using Kabbalah in their work. 

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Overview

The Kabbalah is Judaism's intriguing mystical tradition, thousands of years old. In recent years, a growing number of people—both Jews and non-Jews—are finding the Kabbalah to be a fascinating treasure house of wisdom about the human mind. Men and women are discovering and applying Jewish mystical insights in daily life, and professionals in such fields as psychology, psychotherapy, and medicine are actively using Kabbalah in their work. 

Opening the Inner Gates is an anthology concerning these new explorations. In sixteen chapters, thirteen contributors present both theoretical considerations and applied methods of Kabbalah in such areas as healing, the mind-body relationship, dreamwork, intuition and creativity, storytelling, women's spirituality, parenting, working with the elderly, and "repairing the world" (tikkun olam)

Contributors:
LaVera Draisin, MD • Gerald Epstein, MD • Sheldon Kramer, PhD • Rabbi Steven Rosman, PhD • Edward Hoffman, PhD • Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi • Steven Joseph, MD • Howard Schwartz • Rabbi Chaim Richter • Alyce R. Tresenfeld • Mark Malachi • Rabbi Rami Shapiro • Laya Firestone Seghi

An up-to-date anthology concerning the Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism. In 16 chapters, 13 contributors present both theoretical considerations and applied methods of Kabbalah in such areas as healing, the mind-body relationship, dreamwork, intuition and creativity, storytelling, women's spirituality, parenting, working with the elderly, and renewing the earth.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781570620553
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/10/1998
  • Pages: 307
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 The Tree of Life and the "City of the Just": Kabbalistic Exercises for Inner Growth 5
2 The Quest for the Lost Princess: Life-Transition and Change in Jewish Lore 20
3 Birth, Creation Stories, and the Spiritual Journey: Teachings from the Navajo and the Kabbalah 47
4 What's Wrong with Freudianism: A Kabbalistic Perspective 61
5 Sense the Wonder: Children, Spirituality, and Kabbalah 75
6 Gazing into God's Mirror 90
7 Finding God's Blessing Pool: The Way of Wisdom 106
8 Six Keys of Kabbalistic Dreamwork 122
9 Glimpsing the Moon: The Feminine Principle in Kabbalah 133
10 From the Depths of Silence: The Application of Sound in Kabbalistic Healing 160
11 Psychosynthesis and Kabbalah: New Convergence for Inner work 177
12 Let It Heal: Storytelling and Healing in Kabbalah 199
13 Jewish Meditation: Healing Ourselves and Our Relationships 223
14 Standing at Sinai: Time, Healing, and Re-Visioning Western Medicine 250
15 Teaching Kabbalah to Elders 266
16 The Tree of Life Is Awakening: Spiritual Transformation in Messianic Times 277
Glossary 289
About the Contributors 294
Index 297
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