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A Guide To the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

In a time of crisis, we need a guide to help us calm and stabilize our lives. This is why Kabbalah is being revealed to millions today. Kabbalah is a tool for bettering life, and A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbalah teaches how we can use this tool. In a graceful, easygoing style, you'll learn the basics of Kabbalah, and receive much needed suggestions for employing this age-old science to your daily life.

Introduction: The laws of nature, our place in the world and our behavior have been studied by scientists and philosophers for thousands of years. Along with logical assumptions, science uses quantifiable research and data. Yet our scientists and researchers have discovered that the more they advance in their research, the more obscure and confusing they find the world to be.

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Attaining the Worlds Beyond

By: Rav Michael Laitman

In the words of Michael Laitman, "It is beyond human comprehension to understand the essence of such spiritual qualities as total altruism and love. This is for the simple reason that human beings cannot comprehend how such feelings can exist at all, as everyone seemingly requires an incentive to perform any act; without some personal gain, people are not prepared to extend themselves. That is why a quality such as altruism can only be imparted to a person from Above, an...

It is beyond human comprehension to understand the essence of such spiritual qualities as total altruism and love. Even the existence of such feelings is beyond our comprehension; we seem to require an incentive to perform any act that does not promise us some form of personal gain. That is why a quality such as altruism can only be imparted to us from Above, and only those of us who have experienced it can understand it. Rabbi Michael Laitman ...

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Basic Concepts in Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

By reading in this book, one develops internal observations and approaches that did not previously exist within. This book is intended for contemplation of spiritual terms. To the extent that we are integrated with these terms, we begin to unveil the spiritual structure that surrounds us, almost as if a mist had been lifted.

The Tree of Life. Behold that before the emanations were emanated and the creatures were created, The upper simple light had filled the whole existence. And there was no vacancy, such as an empty atmosphere, a hollow, or a pit, But all was filled with simple, boundless light. And there was no such part as head, or tail, But everything was simple, smooth light, balanced evenly and equally, And it was called the Endless Light.

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Kabbalah, Science and the Meaning of Life

By: Rav Michael Laitman

Kabbalah, Science & the Meaning of Life traces the milestones of the evolution of science with which we are familiar, such as Newton’s and Einstein’s theories but goes further to present the science of Kabbalah as the basis for understanding the hidden parts of reality which scientists are now discovering. While other sciences research the definable world around us, Kabbalah teaches us how the spontaneous changes occurring within us affect our surrounding reality. The wi...

Foreword: The essence of human nature is its perpetually evolving desire for pleasure. To realize this desire, we feel compelled to discover, invent, and improve our reality. The gradual intensification of the desire for pleasure has been the force behind human evolution throughout our history.

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The Kabbalah Experience

By: Rav Michael Laitman

The Kabbalah Experience is one of the most fascinating books ever published in Kabbalah. It is a journey in time from the past to the future, in situations we might all experience at some point. Anyone who wants to learn how to make the most of every moment in his or her life, anyone who wishes to find a happy, fulfilling life, will find the answers in this book. Since the days of The Zohar and the Tree of Life, the language of Kabbalah has never been as clear as it is i...

Introduction: The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us how to live in the reality that is spread before us. It is a systematic method that has evolved over thousands of years, taught by a handful of unique individuals in every generation. Their task has been to ensure that the truths of Kabbalah would be given to those ready to receive them. During all that time, Kabbalah was concealed from the public (which was not yet ready to receive it), until the current generation; it was...

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The Path of Kabbalah

By: Rav Michael Laitman

Kabbalists state that there is no reality at all, but something called His Essence, the Upper Force, and this is what we perceive as our world. As uncanny as it sounds, this notion hides in its wings the very prospect of freedom, for every person, for every nation, and for the entire world. The structure and the perception of reality are the surface of this book. But the story of humanity, or more accurately, of the human soul, is the undercurrent that drives the reader...

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The Science of Kabbalah (Pticha)

By: Rav Michael Laitman

The Science of Kabbalah (Pticha) is the first in a series of texts that Rav Michael Laitman, Kabbalist and scientist, designed to introduce readers to the special language and terminology of the Kabbalah. Here, Rav Laitman reveals authentic Kabbalah in a manner that is both rational and mature. Readers are gradually led to an understanding of the logical design of the Universe and the life whose home it is. The Science of Kabbalah, a revolutionary work that is unmatched ...

For many centuries, the wisdom of Kabbalah was inaccessible to anyone who could not read Hebrew. Now, for the first time in the history of the Western World, readers of the English language and serious students of Kabbalah have the opportunity to learn the Wisdom of Kabbalah from the 20th Century's greatest Kabbalist, Baal HaSulam. In this text,* the student will find a systematic, graduated exposition of Kabbalah unlike any treatment found in other available texts. This...

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Interview with the Future

By: Rav Michael Laitman

What is the source of our personal suffering and the suffering of humanity? The vicious circle of human suffering has been idly turning for thousands of years as if without cause, and with no escape. Is this really so? Today we are learning that the wisdom of Kabbalah offers both the answers and a practical way to avoid suffering and lead a wholesome and happy life. Now, the wisdom of Kabbalah is being revealed like an open book, to all people of all backgrounds. The wis...

Preface: Part 1: A Science to Understand Reality // 1. A Hidden World // 2. Gravity // 3. The Power of a Directed desire // 4. Proper Development // 5. The sin of Creation and the Correction // A. The Sin // B. The Laws of Correction // 6. In the End of Days // 7. The Spiritual Gene and the Reshimot ...

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Introduction to the Book of Zohar

By: Rav Michael Laitman

Introduction to the Zohar is the second in a series written by Kabbalist and scientist Rav Michael Laitman, which will prepare readers to understand the hidden message of The Zohar. Among the many helpful topics dealt with in this companion text to The Science of Kabbalah, readers are introduced to the 'language of root and branch', without which the stories in the Zohar are mere fable and legend. Introduction to the Zohar will certainly furnish readers with the necessar...

For many centuries, the wisdom of Kabbalah was inaccessible to anyone who could not read Hebrew. Now, for the first time in the history of the Western World, readers of the English language and serious students of Kabbalah have the opportunity to learn the Wisdom of Kabbalah from the 20th Century's greatest Kabbalist, Baal HaSulam. In this text,* the student will find a systematic, graduated exposition of Kabbalah unlike any treatment found in other available texts. This...

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The Open Book

By: Rav Michael Laitman

The Open Book presents the principles of the ancient scientific wisdom of authentic Kabbalah, along with explanations of its basic rules. Kabbalah is a practical method for transcending the limits of one's senses and acquiring a new sense that opens the gate to the Spiritual World, while still living in this world. Rav Laitman clearly explains what goes on behind the scenes in the development of one's soul and the step-by-step attainment of the Upper Worlds. For anyone w...

Excerpt: But sooner or later everyone finds out that they can no longer deny reality. Humanity continuously seeks logical justification to our existence. Man has tried to inquire and interpret nature for thousands of years. Contemporary scientists have learned that the more they progress in their scientific research, the more the picture of the world that they discover becomes obscure and difficult to grasp. Contemporary science books look more and more like science fict...

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Selected Poetry

Classic Literature

Excerpt: Pages unfolded, dreams blossomed, Time flowed backward and forward; Dimensions breathed beyond barriers And left me wondering in darkness. As I turned the pages, the personal ads Raced by. None spoke of lost souls, None spoke of time's empty echoes.

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I Was Walking through a Bookstore the Other Day

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: I was walking through a bookstore the other day, and I couldn't help but notice how bad off-kilter the entire publishing industry has gotten: The author's name is larger than the title/content of the book! Sometimes, you have to search the cover of a book to find the title, and if you turn it over, you'll see, no doubt, the handsome or beautiful picture of the author, posed perfectly for prime attractiveness and attention-getting.

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Geoff Abandoned His Beach Cottage at Nags Head Early Saturday Morning

By: Cara Swann

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: Chapter One - Geoff abandoned his beach cottage at Nags Head early Saturday morning. The low dark clouds hovering over the ocean looked ominous, so he packed his small suitcase, ate a quick breakfast, then drove his flame-red Corvette (a recent divorce consolation purchase) along the National Seashore coastline, past Whalebone and Bodie Island to Oregon Inlet, nearly oblivious to the choppy waves roaring ashore.

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Circle of Friends

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: Susan felt tense; the seventy-mile drive from Montgomery had knotted her shoulders, cramped her legs, and she longed for a good jog. The small car, an Accord, was a gas-saver, but left much to be desired in the way of comfort. She stared at the bleak interstate highway ahead, a steady stream of late afternoon traffic heading home from the city.

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Cobwebs in the Corner

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: Cobwebs in the corner, Dust on the surface tops, A little baby gurgling, And a frantic mother worrying How to erase the cobwebs, And clear the dust away While baby wants to play, And mother's busy hands Can't balance the juggling demands? Cobwebs will always be in corners, And dust is an unwanted guest forever, But baby's sweet smiles, As he travels tender happy miles, Will one day take him beyond A mother's devoted, loving arms;

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People, Children's Poetry

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: Some people are like fast, flashy cars Zooming and varooming, Racing their motors, And speeding recklessly through life. Some people are like huge, heavy tugboats Slow and plodding, And dragging a big load through life. But the happiest people by far Are like the colorful free balloons Floating and gliding, Forever dreaming serenely, Enjoying the ups and downs of life Often content to drift through the wonder Of an ever-changing kaleidoscope.

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The Ghost Who Liked Cats

Poetry

Excerpt: My name is Denis Henderson, but everybody calls me Denny, guess that's my nickname. I'm ten, and live in a big old house near the corner of Magnolia Street. Some people say our house is haunted, but I didn't believe it until I saw the ghost myself! Our town is in Louisiana, a little bitty place called Magnolia Springs. I was born here, in the hospital at the center of town. Mom and dad like it here, they say it's real quiet, hardly any crime, no drugs. I have lo...

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Cyberlair

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: In a twinkling of an electron You are transported there, Into a virtual cyberlair Of beasts lying in wait, Where nothing is as it seems, Role-playing dangerous games In a forest primeval, wandering In a dark wood of anonymity. Your real identity is hidden, Concealed by a clever nickname, And you are assured no restrictions Apply in this doomed paradise Of primitive enchantment, grandly Roamed by those whose black dreams Are evil in search of violent means.

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Imagination : The Key to Tomorrow

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: Dr.Carl Sagan, the noted astronomer, tells vividly of his childhood fascination with the stars: While searching for information at the library he asked a kindly librarian for a book on the stars, which she located for him. He looked through the glossy photos and pages of familiar movie stars and handed it back to her, saying, No, not these stars. I mean those stars, and pointed upward.

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Falcon

Fiction Literature

Excerpt: Tonight I thought of you, a media sensation, Back in those reckless years of the 80s; You, who were free and full of life, A fierce falcon, no mercy for your prey, Wings unfurled, talons sharply seeking Victims who had no clue of your speed - Wings spread wide, your flight soaring high, Then diving, spiraling down in a dangerous descent.

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