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The Way of the Name: How to Energize Your Spiritual Life in Four (Not So) Easy Steps Joshua Golding

The Way of the Name: How to Energize Your Spiritual Life in Four (Not So) Easy Steps

Joshua Golding

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ISBN : 9789655242201
Hardcover
224 pages
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A road map for following the Jewish spiritual pathDrawing on material from the Kabbalistic tradition as well as more mainstream Jewish texts and sources, this book articulates a Jewish spiritual path. The leading idea is that the proper name of GodMoreA road map for following the Jewish spiritual pathDrawing on material from the Kabbalistic tradition as well as more mainstream Jewish texts and sources, this book articulates a Jewish spiritual path. The leading idea is that the proper name of God or the Tetragrammaton (i.e., four lettered name of God or YHVH) serves as a model or roadmap for the spiritual journey. According to Kabbalah, each letter of the name corresponds to a certain aspect of God and to a certain stage or phase of spiritual growth, starting from the most basic level, represented by the last letter of God’s Name, and moving to the most advanced level, represented by the first letter of God’s Name. The four letters also correspond to the four stages of the traditional Jewish Morning Prayer or Shacharit, which serves as a spiritual exercise through which a person may cultivate the middot, or spiritual virtues, associated with each of the four letters of God’s name. This book combines theoretical presentation of Kabbalistic concepts with practical guidance for the spiritual journey. It is both an extended commentary on the prayer and an intellectually rigorous spiritual self-help book.