Kabbalah of Prayer: Sacred Sounds and the Soul's Journey by Shulamit Elson

By Shulamit Elson

During this impressive ebook, Shulamit Elson writes with eloquence and authority approximately our soul's trip, our position within the universe, and our courting to God via prayer. In attractive and easy phrases, she stocks the traditional teachings and the sacred sounds of the Kabbalah. With assistance from her 'Maggid', a standard Kabbalistic 'answering angel', Elson built a chain of meditative 'Sound Prayers', utilizing sacred sounds made with the voice. She explains the theological, cosmology and esoteric foundations upon which 'Sound Prayer' relies. this can be a functional e-book that provides person routines in addition to supplying assistance on assembly particular demanding situations, together with non secular struggles, emotions of meaninglessness, and vicious self-judgement, in addition to disorder, worry, and nervousness.

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Faint aware­ ness remains of what we once knew. Living with this subtle awareness submerged within, we sense that something important has been lost. At the same time, there is often an unreality about this sense of loss. What could be missing? How could we begin to look for it? It is like the buried fortunes in fairy tales. The treasure has been buried so long that talk of its existence seems unbelievable. Nonetheless, despite attempts to ignore or dismiss it, memory lingers of our soul's original state of oneness.

This is underscored by the fact that in the numerology of gema­ tria the value of the Hebrew word for heart is thirty-two, the number of paths that, according to the Kabbalah, lead to the spiritual awakening of our higher soul. My teaching now takes me all over the world. In my travels, language is never a barrier, since Sound Prayer speaks to everyone-it is the primordial language of the soul. I have taught Sound Prayers to gatherings of ter­ minally ill men and women in Mexico, to groups of Israeli Arabs and Jews together throughout the Holy Land, as well as spiritual seekers throughout Europe and Asia.

It is this part of us that loosens from our physical body when we sleep, and flies to God in order to be secretly instructed by the angels. As it is written, "In a dream, in a night vision, as sleep falls, revelation comes to the ears of man. " 2 When our animal soul is at rest, the spiritual education of the body and the mind can often take place more easily than when we are fully awake. As we develop spiritually, these lessons during sleep occur with greater frequency, and we become increasingly aware of them.

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