"A Map of the Universe" may be the most important book you ever read. It explains in clear language what life is all about, from a kabbalistic point of view. Rabbi Weiman´s amiable style and breadth of knowledge make this book a delightful and insightful adventure into the world of Jewish mysticism, while leaving your feet firmly planted in the practical world.
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Map of the Universe: An Introduction to the Study of Kabbalah based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
I am a 21 year old girl and have been raised catholic my whole life, granted I am not a huge religious person. I wanted to read this book to open my eyes to new ideas and come in to the world of mysticism. As I began reading the book I had a lot of questions about what I was reading because I am not very familiar with the Jewish religion. As I emailed back and forth with Rabbi Max I began to get a new idea of the world as we see it. I believe this book does a great job of showing you what is really out there and the potential that we all have to make a difference. They say everyone can read a book/look at a painting and get different things from it and I truly believe that. I also believe that no matter what religion/background you come from that you should definitely read this book! Max does a great job of bringing you up to speed on the views of Kabbalah! I would recommend to anyone!
This book deals with a lot of heavy concepts. Rabbi Max Weiman makes them accessible to you. It is a short book but do not be dismissive of its length. We're talking about Jewish mysticism here, and for a beginner it is a good place to start. You won't be ready to create a cow or a golem, but you will be able to delve further as you choose. As the Jewish sages say, be careful lest you eat too much honey and choke. Take it slowly and follow what Rabbi Weiman says, and you will go far! Happy Chanukah and other holidays of your choice!