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eBook The Way of Splendor: Jewish Mysticism and Modern Psychology ePub

by Edward Hoffman

  • ISBN: 0394748859
  • Category: Judaism
  • Subcategory: Spirituality
  • Author: Edward Hoffman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Shambhala; 1st edition (November 12, 1981)
  • Pages: 247
  • ePub book: 1512 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1501 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 332

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Edward Hoffman’s book begins with an excellent chapter that overviews the. history of Jewish mysticism from Roman .

Edward Hoffman’s book begins with an excellent chapter that overviews the. history of Jewish mysticism from Roman Palestine to its decline in 19. th. century. different turn, focusing more on parallels between kabbalistic thought and the. topics studied by transpersonal psychology, such as the interconnectedness of.

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The Way of Splendor book. Dr. Edward Hoffman, a world-renowned thinker and writer in humanistic. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Way of Splendor: Jewish Mysticism and Modern Psychology.

It has been many years since I read - "Way of Splendor" by Dr. Hoffman. As far as I am concerned it still holds up as one of the clearest explanations of Jewish Mysticism among the many other books on the subject. However, what I think distinguishes this book from others is that it is a comparative approach to Kabbalah vis-à-vis eastern philosophy and yoga.

About the Author He is the author of more than a dozen books in the fields of psychology and Jewish studies including, Th. .

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and Jewish studies including, The Hebrew Alphabet: A Mystical Journey, The Wisdom of Carl Jung, Future Visions: The Unpublished Papers of Abraham Maslow, and Sparks of Light: Counseling in the Hasidic Tradition (with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi). Hoffman lectures widely throughout the United States and abroad.

The way of splendor: Jewish mysticism and modern psychology. Updated 25th Anniversary Ed. Foreword by ZalmanM. Hoffman points to ways in which Jewish mysticism resonates with what contemporary transpersonal psychology already knows, rather than exploring ways in which kabbalah might contribute to its vision. This approach leaves certain central aspects of kabbalah completely out of the reader's view. Kabbalism is mysticism but it is also, deeply and profoundly, traditional Judaism.

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.

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. 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.

Jewish Book Council, founded in 1944, is the longest-running organization devoted exclusively to the support and celebration of.Hoffman gleans important lessons from Kabbalah and then applies them to human behavior.

Jewish Book Council, founded in 1944, is the longest-running organization devoted exclusively to the support and celebration of Jewish literature. He shows how one can learn about the psyche through esoteric Jewish discipline. His book is a clear and effective tool that blends two very imperfect studies.

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). 5 10% (1). 4 50% (5).

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Explores the psychological insights of Jewish mysticism and the Cabala and their importance for modern life

Comments

Quendant Quendant
The poetic imagery and spiritual insights of the Kabbalah, the mystical offshoot of Judaism, have excited the imagination for centuries. One of the distinguishing features of Jewish mysticism is its emphasis on the day-to-day relevance of the visionary experience. Dr. Hoffman elucidates how Kabbalistic ideas as well as Kabbalistic thinkers themselves have exerted a profound influence on the establishment and growth of Western psychological thought.

Beginning with a historical evolution and presentation of Kabbalistic metaphysics and cosmology, the main thrust here is on the applicability of its teachings. Such topics as the Kabbalah's views on dreams, meditation, sexuality, community life, diet and health, and the role of human emotions in daily life are explored in detail.
Prinna Prinna
It has been many years since I read - "Way of Splendor" by Dr. Hoffman. As far as I am concerned it still holds up as one of the clearest explanations of Jewish Mysticism among the many other books on the subject.
However, what I think distinguishes this book from others is that it is a comparative approach to Kabbalah vis-à-vis eastern philosophy and yoga. Interestingly it does not do this in an overt manner- but in such way that it helps the readers, who are familiar and comfortable with yoga and eastern thought, easily relate to the subject. Dr. Hoffman provides some history on the subject along with clear explanation of its theory and includes techniques of meditation. I think that the title may be a bit misleading to those who may be considering the purchase of The Way of Splendor, as the book really does not focus on psychology as it relates to Kabbalah, although it does refer to it. But in the end, The Way of Splendor is a wonderful introduction to the Kabbalah and therefore, a very good place to start
Enone Enone
The book works well for those with extensive Jewish background, as well as those with very limited Jewish background. I have recommended it several times and everyone has reported enjoying it.