God Is A Verb

God Is A Verb : Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism

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Embraced by celebrities from Madonna to Jeff Goldblum to Elizabeth Taylor, covered extensively in the pages of "Time" and "Entertainment Weekly," Kabbalah--a Jewish mystical tradition dating back centuries--has taken its place alongside Buddhism as a spiritual practice for modern Western seekers. This book--written by the rabbi who authored the bestselling audiotape series "The Mystical Kabbalah" --is the first to bring Kabbalah to a wide audience. Earning great praise from critics, "God Is a Verb" promises to do for Judaism what "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" did for Buddhism, infusing an ancient tradition with new life and popularizing its ideas among an entirely new generation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 153 x 228 x 23.88mm | 384g
  • Riverhead Books,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1573226947
  • 9781573226943
  • 190,091

Table of contents

God Is a Verb - Rabbi David A. Cooper Preface
Author's Note
Part One: The Past
Ma'Asey Bereshit (The Work of Creation)
Raising Holy Sparks
The Garden of Eden
Mystical Creation
The Nature of God
Part Two: The Present
Olam Ha-Zeh (This World)
Template of Creation
Five Worlds, Five Soul Dimensions
Fate and Miracles
Angels and Demons
Good and Evil
Part Three: Higher Awareness
Ma'Asey Merkevah (The Work of the Chariot)
The Mystical Chariot
The Path of the Tzaddik (Jewish Enlightenment)
The Path of Learning
The Path of Respect
The Path of Generosity
The Path of Lovingkindness
The Path of Moderation
The Path of Purity
The Path of Joy
The Path of Selflessness
The Path of Awe
The Path of Equanimity
The Path of Extraordinary Mind-States
The Path of Life Eternal (God Consciousness)
Part Four: Beyond This Life
Olam Ha-Bah (The World to Come)
Reward, Punishment, and Divine Providence
Dying and Fear
Dying and Death
Heaven, Hell, and Resurrection
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Review quote

"Rabbi Cooper opens wide the centuries-old treasure house of the Jewish tradition. This is a wise book...broad and accessible. It's one of those books that people will read a lot over the years"&#151Jack Kornfield, bestselling author of A Path with Heart

"David Cooper's rich wisdom and practical exercises bring Judaism alive in an exciting new way."&#151Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of A Woman's Book of Life

"Offers insight into the everyday practice of mystical Judaism...lively prose...a rewarding book."&#151Publishers Weekly

"A superb, sensitive, and gentle guide."&#151Ram Dass, author of Be Here Now
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About David A. Cooper

Rabbi David A. Cooper studied mystical Judaism in Jerusalem's Old City for more than eight years, and has authored several books on meditation, spiritual retreats, and Jewish mystical practice. He also recorded the bestselling audiotape series The Mystical Kabbalah, and along with his wife, Shoshana, directs the Heart of Stillness Hermitage near Boulder, Colorado.
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