Kabbalah for Beginners: Understanding and Applying Kabbalistic History, Concepts, and Practices (Paperback)

Kabbalah for Beginners: Understanding and Applying Kabbalistic History, Concepts, and Practices By Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks Cover Image

Kabbalah for Beginners: Understanding and Applying Kabbalistic History, Concepts, and Practices (Paperback)


Gain a better understanding of the Kabbalah path to spiritual transformation and a deeper connection with the Jewish faith

Coming from the Hebrew root that means "to receive," Kabbalah is known as the "inner" or "esoteric" dimension of Judaism. Kabbalah for Beginners is your introduction to a great spiritual tradition that will help you deepen your experience of the Divine through Kabbalistic portals into the Eternal Present.

Divided into four categories: theosophical, ecstatic, Hasidic, and contemporary, this book explores everything including ancient concepts, core teachings, practices and traditions, and even misconceptions of Kabbalah. Written in a contemporary tone and point of view, this beginner's guide brings this ancient discipline into the here and now.

In Kabbalah for Beginners you'll find:
  • God is existence—The Kabbalist method is that God is not a being, not even the most supreme being, but is rather Being itself.
  • What is Kabbalah—Get inspired by interspersed quotes from the Torah and frequent sidebars that highlight the Kabbalah's relevance to readers' experiences.
  • Spirituality simplified—Learn through a clear straightforward language to bring intuitiveness to deep philosophical concepts.

Discover a contemporary guide to this ancient wisdom and move toward spiritual transformation.
REB BRIAN YOSEF SCHACHTER-BROOKS is a Jewish spiritual teacher and musician. He has been teaching on Kabbalah and the Practice of Presence (meditation, mindfulness) since 2006. He has received many ordinations and founded the online Kabbalah meditation community, Torah of Awakening, in 2016. Learn more at TorahOfAwakening.com.
Product Details ISBN: 9781647390037
ISBN-10: 1647390036
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: July 28th, 2020
Pages: 164
Language: English
“Brian’s clarity and understanding make the incredible insights of Kabbalah accessible to all. Kabbalah for Beginners weaves theory and practice into a seamless fabric, orienting the reader to their true potential for spiritual awakening.” —Dustin DiPerna, Author of Streams of Wisdom

Kabbalah for Beginners opens the door to the light of Kabbalah, explaining how learning and practicing the mystical Torah combats feelings of alienation, lack, and disunity. When you read this beautiful book you enter into Reb Brian’s heart.” —Rabbi Hazzan Avraham Alpert, Rabbi at Congregation Bet Shalmon

“There are many books available on Kabbalah, but this one is unique and precious. In addition to clarifying the profound teachings of this ancient wisdom, it offers a vibrant spiritual practice for contemporary seekers. Simultaneously new and ancient, Kabbalah for Beginners will inspire you.” —Daniel Matt, author of God and the Big Bang