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The Way of Splendor: Jewish Mysticism and Modern Psychology
     

The Way of Splendor: Jewish Mysticism and Modern Psychology

by Edward Hoffman
 

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Dr. Edward Hoffman, a world-renowned thinker and writer in humanistic psychology, reveals how the Kabbalah exerted a profound influence on the establishment and growth of Western psychological thought through such towering thinkers as Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and Abraham Maslow. With a new introduction and updated bibliography, The Way of Splendor: The 25th

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Dr. Edward Hoffman, a world-renowned thinker and writer in humanistic psychology, reveals how the Kabbalah exerted a profound influence on the establishment and growth of Western psychological thought through such towering thinkers as Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and Abraham Maslow. With a new introduction and updated bibliography, The Way of Splendor: The 25th Anniversary begins with an historical presentation of Kabalistic metaphysics and cosmology, then discusses the psychological dimensions of Kabbalah on such topics as dreams, meditation, sexuality, community, health and emotions. The Way of Splendor is a classic yet timely book that shows how to integrate spirituality with counseling, emphasizing the day-to-day relevance of the visionary experience.

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Jewish Book World
Hoffman's classic work on Kabbalah and psychology was a great contribution to learning and creative thought when it was first released and it still has a significant impact on both these disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877732099
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/12/1981
Pages:
250

Meet the Author

Edward Hoffman is a psychologist and adjunct associate psychology professor at Yeshiva University. He is the author of more than a dozen books in the fields of psychology and Jewish studies including, The Hebrew Alphabet: A Mystical Journey, The Wisdom of Carl Jung, Future Visions: The Unpublished Papers of Abraham Maslow, and Sparks of Light: Counseling in the Hasidic Tradition (with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi). Dr. Hoffman lectures widely throughout the United States and abroad.

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