Drawing wisdom from the Zohar, this short kabbalistic text redefines this legendary period of time as a window for individuals and communities to reach "messiah consciousness." That means it's up to people, not some celestial savior, to ignite global change. All the natural disasters poverty, revolutions, anarchy, are wake-up calls to a fragmented humanity. The end is near, but as Yehuda explains this really means "the end of dominance of the human ego. In its place we will experience the unleashing of our true selves - the illuminated human soul." There must be a critical mass, a certain threshold of transformation to capitalize on this window, and when that occurs, the peoples of the world will function as one body while still appreciating our differences. Our collective minds have the power to bring an end to negative consciousness and birth a new existence right now.
Familiar reality is the one percent material realm in which we live; there are other dimensions - the world beyond our five senses. According to Kabbalah, this is called the 99 percent realm. Everything we truly desire - love, joy, peace of mind, freedom - is of the ethereal nature found in the 99 percent realm. The problem is that most of us have inadvertently disconnected ourselves from this source. By learning how to maintain a connection to this higher source, we can vanish any form of chaos, personal struggle, and despair, and materialize a life of lasting fulfillment. This foundational text on Kabbalah features new content and is more accessible for meeting today's current challenges. The exercises included will help readers break free of prevalent beliefs and habits that lead to negativity. Readers will discover how to align their actions with their higher purpose and become conscious of the unlimited possibilities in their own life.
Based on the belief that Kabbalah should be lived, not merely studied, Living Kabbalah draws on Yehuda Berg's popular workshops and courses to introduce the Transformation Formula: a four-step system readers can use to realize their potential for greatness through the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah. Interlaced with an engaging blend of inspiration and motivation, Living Kabbalah teachers readers to become more proactive and take charge of life with journals, self-assessments, and meditations. Readers learn to overcome negative thoughts and patterns, live with abundance, and ultimately create the reality of their dreams. Living Kabbalah is a system for success that can be utilized by anyone wanting to live with greater intensity and awareness.
In a society overrun by commercial clutter, religion has become yet another product sold in the consumer marketplace, and faiths of all kinds must compete with a myriad of more entertaining and more convenient leisure activities. Brands of Faith argues that in order to compete effectively faiths have had to become brands – easily recognizable symbols and spokespeople with whom religious prospects can make immediate connections Mara Einstein shows how religious branding has expanded over the past twenty years to create a blended world of commerce and faith where the sacred becomes secular and the secular sacred. In a series of fascinating case studies of faith brands, she explores the significance of branded church courses, such as Alpha and The Purpose Driven Life, mega-churches, and the popularity of the televangelist Joel Olsteen and television presenter Oprah Winfrey, as well as the rise of Kaballah. She asks what the consequences of this religious marketing will be, and outlines the possible results of religious commercialism – good and bad. Repackaging religion – updating music, creating teen-targeted bibles – is justifiable and necessary. However, when the content becomes obscured, religion may lose its unique selling proposition – the very ability to raise us above the market.
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CPYU President Walt Mueller's critically acclaimed book, Understanding Today's Youth Culture, is widely recognized as one of the most thorough and comprehensive overviews of youth culture today. This Gold Medallion Book Award winner is used as a seminal text in colleges, universities, and seminaries around the world, but is especially noted for its honest and easy to read style. The book approaches youth culture from a distinctively Christian perspective and contains chapters on a variety of topics including: music, media, sexuality, materialism, drugs and alcohol, and spirituality. A great resource for parents, educators, youth workers, and pastors.
Faeries, gnomes, elves, and sprites have been a part of ancient Celtic lore for centuries. These nature spirits protect and offer guidance to those who truly believe in their power. This book explores the mystical world of the Fey (nature spirits and guardians) and provides training to become a Faery shaman. Readers learn how to use the energy of nature spirits to heal their bodies, minds, and hearts. This complete guide illustrates the journey to becoming a Faery shaman, offers tips to strengthen partnership with Faery, provides lessons for productive Faery healing sessions, and includes Faery magick for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Bestselling author and Faery shaman Edain McCoy lifts the veil between our world and the world of the Faery to show readers the benefits of a truly magical relationship.
This detailed introduction to the text "Tiferet Bachurim" (The Glory of Youth), written in the mid-seventeenth century in Ferrara, Italy, discusses the profound changes in Jewish Italian communities regarding sexuality, control of the juvenile body, and the role of Kabbalah in The Jewish Counter Reformation.