Kabbalah and the Power of Dreaming

Kabbalah and the Power of Dreaming

Author: Catherine Shainberg

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 1594770476

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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A dynamic exposition of the powerful, ancient Sephardic tradition of dreaming passed down from the renowned 13th-century kabbalist Isaac the Blind • Includes exercises and practices to access the dream state at will in order to engage with life in a state of enhanced awareness • Written by the close student of revered kabbalist Colette Aboulker-Muscat In Kabbalah and the Power of Dreaming Catherine Shainberg unveils the esoteric practices that allow us to unlock the dreaming mind's transformative and intuitive powers. These are the practices used by ancient prophets, seers, and sages to control dreams and visions. Shainberg draws upon the ancient Sephardic Kabbalah tradition, as well as illustrative stories and myths from around the Mediterranean, to teach readers how to harness the intuitive power of their dreaming. While the Hebrew Bible and our Western esoteric tradition give us ample evidence of dream teachings, rarely has the path to becoming a conscious dreamer been articulated. Shainberg shows that dreaming is not something that merely takes place while sleeping--we are dreaming at every moment. By teaching the conscious mind to be awake in our sleeping dreams and the dreaming mind to be manifest in daytime awareness, we are able to achieve revolutionary consciousness. Her inner-vision exercises initiate creative and transformative images that generate the pathways to self-realization.

Kabbalah and the Power of Dreaming

Kabbalah and the Power of Dreaming

Author: Catherine Shainberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620551622

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 819

A dynamic exposition of the powerful, ancient Sephardic tradition of dreaming passed down from the renowned 13th-century kabbalist Isaac the Blind • Includes exercises and practices to access the dream state at will in order to engage with life in a state of enhanced awareness • Written by the close student of revered kabbalist Colette Aboulker-Muscat In Kabbalah and the Power of Dreaming Catherine Shainberg unveils the esoteric practices that allow us to unlock the dreaming mind's transformative and intuitive powers. These are the practices used by ancient prophets, seers, and sages to control dreams and visions. Shainberg draws upon the ancient Sephardic Kabbalah tradition, as well as illustrative stories and myths from around the Mediterranean, to teach readers how to harness the intuitive power of their dreaming. While the Hebrew Bible and our Western esoteric tradition give us ample evidence of dream teachings, rarely has the path to becoming a conscious dreamer been articulated. Shainberg shows that dreaming is not something that merely takes place while sleeping--we are dreaming at every moment. By teaching the conscious mind to be awake in our sleeping dreams and the dreaming mind to be manifest in daytime awareness, we are able to achieve revolutionary consciousness. Her inner-vision exercises initiate creative and transformative images that generate the pathways to self-realization.

Initiation into Dream Mysteries

Initiation into Dream Mysteries

Author: Sarah Janes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781644115152

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 259

View: 410

• Presents effective exercises and techniques, inspired by ancient texts, to deepen your personal awareness of the dream state and experiment with dreams for healing and divinatory purposes • Each initiatory chapter includes a psychodramatic narrative designed to generate the perfect dream for each stage in the initiation • Explains how dreaming has influenced cultural, religious, and spiritual thinking • Includes access to a seven-part hypnagogic guided journey recording Invoking Mnemosyne—Greek goddess of memory and eloquence, daughter of Heaven and Earth, mother of the Muses, and archetypal deity of the Asklepion dream temple tradition—this book initiates you into full dream consciousness, offering a lucid-dreaming ritual experience in the spirit of the Mystery Schools of antiquity. Sharing her more than a decade of research on Sleep Temples and Mystery Schools of the Esoteric Tradition, lucid-dreaming instructor Sarah Janes explores the evolution of imagination, memory, and consciousness throughout the ages and proposes that dreams have been fundamental in the creation and development of culture. Dreams play an important role in ancestor worship, afterlife beliefs, animism, religion, and wis­dom traditions. Explaining how a conscious dream life is essential for self-discovery, deep integration, and healing, Sarah presents exercises, techniques, initiations, and seven guided audio meditations to help you explore the inner depths of your psyche. Sarah reveals how dreams offer us an opportunity to remember and directly experience our divinity, to transcend the limitations of our mortality and enter timeless imaginal realms. These realms, accessible through dreams, can help you to form a better under­standing of who you are. Employing the power of story to affect the mind and lay down new neural pathways—as if one were really living the story—Sarah connects each initiatory chapter with a psychodramatic narrative as well as a guided audio meditation. Using symbolism and powerful imagery, these stories, combined with her meditations, help you generate the perfect dreams for each stage in the initiation. And by becoming a better dreamer, you can make better, more aware decisions in your waking life.

The Kabbalah of Light

The Kabbalah of Light

Author: Catherine Shainberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781644114759

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

View: 521

• Shares 159 short exercises and practices to tap instantly into your subconscious mind and receive answers to your most important questions • Explains how to dialogue with and understand the imagery and metaphors that arise during these practices • Offers powerful practices to discover your areas of “stuckness” and quickly clear them, thus releasing past traumas and ancestral patterns and freeing the flow of the imagination for enhanced creativity and joy in life In this step-by-step guide to kabbalistic practices to connect with your natural inner genius and liberate the light within you, Catherine Shainberg reveals how to tap instantly into the subconscious and receive answers to urgent questions. This method, called the Kabbalah of Light, originated with Rabbi Isaac the Blind of Posquieres (1160-1235) and has been passed down by an ancient kabbalistic family, the Sheshet of Gerona, in an unbroken transmission spanning more than 800 years. The modern lineage holder of the Kabbalah of Light, Shainberg shares 159 short experiential exercises and practices to help you begin dialoguing with your subconscious through images. The images that pop up during these practices are unexpected and revelatory, and she discusses how to open them to greater understanding. At first, they may show you aspects of yourself you don’t like. But seeing them serves as both a diagnosis and a direct path to transformation. Fast and simple, the practices can help you discover your areas of “stuckness,” release past traumas and ancestral patterns, free the imagination, and open the way to the bliss promised us in the Garden of Eden. Beginning this fertile dialogue with your inner world leads you to uncover your soul’s purpose and manifest your dreams in this world. Once your inner dream world and outer reality have merged, you will be able to see your superconscious--your soul’s ­blueprint--and experience the ecstatic illumination of a heart-centered life.

The Secret History of Dreaming

The Secret History of Dreaming

Author: Robert Moss

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577319016

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 354

View: 925

The author of Conscious Dreaming and The Three "Only" Things poses arguments for understanding one's dreams in order to resolve past events and prepare for the future, explaining the practices of ancient dreaming cultures and the dream experiences of famous historical figures.

Art Therapy, Dreams, and Healing

Art Therapy, Dreams, and Healing

Author: Johanne Hamel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000165869

Category: Psychology

Page: 146

View: 865

Art Therapy, Dreams, and Healing: Beyond the Looking Glass synthesizes methods to work with one’s dreams through art therapy and introduces the reader to brief creative methods, Gestalt and Jungian experiential methods, and research on lucid dreaming and dream re-entry. The author provides a unique, clear and concise synthesis of 19 available dreamwork methods to find the message of your dreams, with examples from her own 35 years of psychotherapy practice. Along with a classification of types and functions of dreams, chapters include information such as how to keep a dream journal, how to remember one’s dreams, how to identify 25 different dream types and how to follow your own dreamwork process. This book provides a succinct blend of available dreamwork methods for readers to find the existential message of their dreams and grow from them.

Growing Big Dreams

Growing Big Dreams

Author: Robert Moss

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608687053

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 344

View: 909

LEARN TO MANIFEST YOUR HEART’S DESIRES Growing Big Dreams is a passionate yet practical call to step through the gates of dreams and imagination to weather tough times, embark on travel adventures without leaving home, and grow a vision of a life so rich and strong it wants to take root in the world. Vitally relevant today more than ever, dreams are a tool available to all. Robert Moss is a cartographer of inner space, equally at home in Jung’s psychology and shamanic journeying. The compelling stories, playful activities, and wild games he provides are designed to lead you to manifest a life of creative joy and abundance. You’ll learn to connect with your inner imagineer and become scriptwriter, director, and star of your own life movies, choosing your preferred genre and stepping into a bigger and braver story. Great artists, mystics, and shamans know that there are places of the imagination that are entirely real. Moss shows you how to get there.

The Hidden Lives of Dreams

The Hidden Lives of Dreams

Author: Melinda Powell

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781788702393

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 243

On average, we spend around six years of our lives dreaming. Yet, astonishingly, few of us understand the purpose of dreams and even fewer recognise what our dreaming mind can tell us about ourselves and our world. Melinda Powell, psychotherapist and co-founder of the Dream Research Institute UK, reveals how better understanding our dreams can improve our waking lives. As well as examining the importance of sleep and dreams, The Hidden Lives of Dreams explores the role of light, colour, landscapes, space, healing presence and lucidity in dreams, dispels common misconceptions and addresses our fears of nightmares. Powell shows how to tap into our dreams as a source of guidance and inspiration to enhance our wellbeing and to discover a healthier, more balanced approach to life. 'Exploring the depths of dreaming with an experienced guide like Melinda Powell will bring you closer to your heart, your purpose and your truest self. Highly recommended.' Robert Waggoner

Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah

Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah

Author: Frederick E. Greenspahn

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814732861

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 938

This title describes recent discoveries and insights into the various expressions of Jewish mysticism from antiquity to the modern day. From mystical outpourings in ancient Palestine to the Kabbalah Centre, this volume explores the various expressions of Jewish mysticism from antiquity to the present day.

Kabbalistic Tarot

Kabbalistic Tarot

Author: Dovid Krafchow

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 1594770646

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 148

View: 324

Reveals the intimate relationship of the tarot to the esoteric teachings of the Torah and Kabbalah, and provides kabbalistic interpretations for all seventy-eight tarot cards along with a detailed kabbalistic reading and interpretation of the Tree of Life spread. Original.

Dreams and Nightmares in Art Therapy

Dreams and Nightmares in Art Therapy

Author: Johanne Hamel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000432138

Category: Self-Help

Page: 152

View: 439

Dreams and Nightmares in Art Therapy draws on the author’s extensive art psychotherapy practice and teaching to provide a wide range of creative writing and visual art methods for dreamwork. Blending theories such as Gestalt therapy and Jungian psychology with clinical examples from Dr. Hamel’s own clients, this unique book offers an array of art therapy and other creative dreamwork methods, covering a large variety of media such as mask making, clay, collage, sandtray and painting. The author also presents seven different types of nightmares and introduces a simple and efficient five-steps art therapy method for reducing their intensity and their frequency. The book concludes with a unique synthesis of 11 dreamwork methods to draw wisdom from dream journals accumulated over a long period of time. This book is ideal for anyone interested in developing a personal or professional practice using dream art therapy. The methods presented here will captivate readers with their originality and provide inspiration for all kinds of psychological, artistic and spiritual development.

Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah

Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah

Author: Yuval Harari

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814336311

Category: Religion

Page: 604

View: 642

“Magic culture is certainly fascinating. But what is it? What, in fact, are magic writings, magic artifacts?” Originally published in Hebrew in 2010, Jewish Magic Before the Rise of Kabbalah is a comprehensive study of early Jewish magic focusing on three major topics: Jewish magic inventiveness, the conflict with the culture it reflects, and the scientific study of both. The first part of the book analyzes the essence of magic in general and Jewish magic in particular. The book begins with theories addressing the relationship of magic and religion in fields like comparative study of religion, sociology of religion, history, and cultural anthropology, and considers the implications of the paradigm shift in the interdisciplinary understanding of magic for the study of Jewish magic. The second part of the book focuses on Jewish magic culture in late antiquity and in the early Islamic period. This section highlights the artifacts left behind by the magic practitioners—amulets, bowls, precious stones, and human skulls—as well as manuals that include hundreds of recipes. Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah also reports on the culture that is reflected in the magic evidence from the perspective of external non-magic contemporary Jewish sources. Issues of magic and religion, magical mysticism, and magic and social power are dealt with in length in this thorough investigation. Scholars interested in early Jewish history and comparative religions will find great value in this text.