• Jewish Mysticism

  • The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Kabbalah, Merkabah Mysticism, and Ashkenazi Hasidism
  • By: Mari Silva
  • Narrated by: Ivan Busenius
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you want to explore Jewish mysticism, then pay attention....

Jewish mysticism is a powerful study within the Jewish tradition. Rooted in antiquity and veiled in mystery until quite recently, Jewish mysticism has burst into the modern world in guises both illuminating and bewildering.

Throughout Jewish history, flashes of the light held within sacred texts have sparked the sages' inquisitive minds throughout the diaspora. Rising out of the ashes of the temples once standing in Jerusalem, the texts and theologies associated with Jewish mysticism have comforted and ecstatically raise those who have used their knowledge.

In this audiobook, we'll review key texts, including:

  • Sefir ha Behir
  • Sefir Yetzirah
  • Ma'aseh Merkavah and the accompanying Heikhalot literature

But in examining these texts, we'll also delve into the historical contexts in which they were written and how they served as spiritual responses to the tribulations of the Jewish people, interpreted by those who wrote and disseminated them.

You’ll discover fascinating things along way:

  • You'll meet some great sages, chief among them the father of Lurianic Kabbalah, Isaac Luria, his disciple Moses de Leon, and the great Moses Cordovero.
  • You'll meet the sefirot and be introduced to their mysteries as the emanations of the divine.
  • You'll see how spiritually powerful texts can be abused through popularization. This always concerned the Kabbalistic sages and is the reason for the traditionally limited transmission of Kabbalah.

This audiobook provides a detailed introduction to the fascinating world of Jewish mysticism and the community most closely associated with it. 

Bring your curiosity and questions and open the door to the mysteries of this vibrant corner of the Jewish world. 

Buy now, and step into the fascinating world of Jewish Mysticism.

©2021 Mari Silva (P)2021 Mari Silva

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good info - difficult listen

the whole time i was listening to this, i wished i was reading it instead. the info is awesome and interesting but not being from Jewish background and unfamiliar with the Hebrew terms, as well as not being a very good auditory learner, this audio-book was overall not an easy listen for me.

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Good foundation book

No nonsense and accurate to the point. I am in the method of working with a psychic to develop my skills and everything in this book is 100% correct. Highly suggest to anyone starting on this exciting, and fulfilling journey. One thing I would add to this book is the importance of not letting the ego get in the way.

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Solid, honest, and approachable

It is tough for me to rate this book because I have been thinking of Jewish Mysticism for a while; therefore, I do not understand how plain it would be for a novice. Mari appears to be very conscious and enlightened on the topic and as a result, I would suggest it.

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Very informative

I liked this mild, educational and honest audiobook. Although I have struggled with powers and been delicate to guides this little audiobook brought evidence.

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THE BEST GUIDE

The theme book is simple to digest, and the heavy-duty technical viewpoints found in some of Mari's books are not present here. Every thought is good fully defined and described, and the book leaves you questing for more. REALLY THE BEST GUIDE.

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Not fluffy

Truly this is Jewish Mysticism for everyone who is involved in the science of Kabbalah and not in enthusiasm, meditations, amulets, and any other physical tools to achieve spiritual harmony. A very broad approach for the grave seeker

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packed with good techniques

I bought this audiobook for my teenage daughter. She has taken an interest in spirit guides. So far she is just loving this book and giving what she's learning to her friends.

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I absolutely love this book.!!!!!

I truly suggest this AUDIObook to all the people like me, who have an interest in Jewish holy books. The Kaballah is the various magic of all Jewish books that probably covers the wisdom of world dominance, gods will.

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it's packed full of useful information

So far this audiobook has converted me from many problems that I had, one of them was why things happened the way they were in my life. I guess if you're trying to figure out what is going on with your life and the idea of it, you should know this book

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Good book

This audiobook terrified the hell out of me. I learned it and started seeing the way the writer sees things and wow... The world is in grave trouble. World leaders should explain this stuff to see what a few crazies are up to. It's a horrific kind of deep social and a real one... no fake plot here.

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  • Darren Keegan
  • 03-24-21

introduction to Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah--

the author's overview of the development of Jewish mysticism in general and Kabbalah, in particular, is masterful. For those not accustomed to Jewish history, some of the lectures may be dense, but this challenge can also be a springboard for exploring more in Jewish history and religious development.

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  • Robert Hutton
  • 03-24-21

spiritual experience after listen this audible.

I believe that there are, of course, things in this world that are mystical, that we won't understand, and mysterious things have occurred to me before; but they were something that could happen to anyone if there had been in my footwear, and open. But this was one of those intensely intimate experiences

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  • Carole Gallagher
  • 03-23-21

Essential Kaballah

This is my second purchase of the same audible Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism a friend. Before listening to this audible, I know completely nothing about Kaballah. listen to this audible I have a pretty good impression of Kaballah. Very suggested for anybody who would like to have the first opinion about Kaballah:

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  • Shaun Finch
  • 03-18-21

"Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism

I found some points of specification a little offensive in union with Gnosticism, but this would not be an issue for the general, non-Gnostic reader. As such, it should not discourage you from listening to it. As a starting point, Scholem's "Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism" is unbeatable for both its educated approach and also for Scholem's ability to make it all right and absorbable. This is fantastic work and one worth taking.

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  • Lesley Farr
  • 03-18-21

The Best Starter

Kabbalah is one of those things that everyone seems to want to be part of and something that enjoys a high level of fashionability at the specific importance. While this is fabulous, it also means that there is a lot of rubbish out there with "Kabbalah" composed on it. For the beginner or the unusual, this can make receiving at the real thing a bit daunting and difficult.

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  • Judy Dibben
  • 03-17-21

introduction to Jewish mysticism Quite listen

Scholem's overview of the development of Jewish mysticism in general and Kabbalah, in particular, is magisterial. For those not familiar with Jewish history, some of the lectures may be ignorant, but this difficulty can also be a springboard for exploring more in Jewish history and religious development.

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  • Bappaditya Dey
  • 03-17-21

Thorough, Clear, and Comprehensive

Scholem presents a strong and clear review of the history, contexts, connections, and trajectory of Jewish mysticism and thought from its beginning to the present day. Great research and understandings to be received from this group of lectures!

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  • Andrew Cordrey
  • 03-17-21

Not at its best, but acceptable.

While the author seems to know about the topic, it is a weak job for someone who has studied Jewish mysticism. Possibly for someone who knows nothing, and wants to feel like they know, this work would be good. However, if used in conversation with someone who does know, it will be a failed attempt.

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  • JustinH
  • 12-26-21

Appalling mispronunciation.

The reader mispronounces words consistently and it is obvious he does not know what he is talking about. The narrator has been paid to read out about a subject to which he seems to be oblivious.

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  • Dylan Foster
  • 06-06-21

BEAUTIFUL GUIDE

If you are engaged in investigating the subject of religiosity, Renewal to Kabbalah will be like choosing an expert travel agent. Mari Silva has gathered all the facts constituting a fascinating book.

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  • Pippin
  • 08-29-21

Get someone who can pronounce Kabbalistic terms in a book on Kabbalah

Some things I’d question, but that could be intellectual debate.

What is inconceivable is the reader’s absolute inability to pronounce words related to central concepts making them unintelligible.

This would be a good primer in the area if it wasn’t for the reader’s ability to misguide the listener.

If I was the author, I would ask you to re-record it.