Kabbalah and the Power of Dreaming: Awakening the Visionary by Catherine Shainberg

By Catherine Shainberg

A dynamic exposition of the strong, historical Sephardic culture of dreaming handed down from the well known 13th-century kabbalist Isaac the Blind
• contains routines and practices to entry the dream kingdom at will so as to interact with existence in a kingdom of superior information
• Written by way of the shut scholar of respected kabbalist Colette Aboulker-Muscat
In Kabbalah and the ability of Dreaming Catherine Shainberg unveils the esoteric practices that permit us to free up the dreaming mind's transformative and intuitive powers. those are the practices utilized by historic prophets, seers, and sages to regulate goals and visions. Shainberg attracts upon the traditional Sephardic Kabbalah culture, in addition to illustrative tales and myths from round the Mediterranean, to educate readers how one can harness the intuitive strength in their dreaming. whereas the Hebrew Bible and our Western esoteric culture supply us abundant proof of dream teachings, hardly ever has the trail to turning into a unsleeping dreamer been articulated. Shainberg indicates that dreaming isn't really whatever that simply occurs whereas sleeping--we are dreaming at each second. via educating the wide awake brain to be unsleeping in our slumbering desires and the dreaming brain to be appear in sunlight hours information, we will in attaining innovative recognition. Her inner-vision routines begin inventive and transformative pictures that generate the pathways to self-realization.

"Shainberg, a Ph.D. in psychology and scholar of the well known Kabbalist Colette Aboulker-Muscat, bargains now not loads a ebook in regards to the Kabbalah as one from the very essence of the conventional Jewish mystical textual content. via our goals, she teaches, we attempt for the oneness that lies on the center of Kabbalah--indeed on the center of such a lot religions. This common look for wholeness turns into Shainberg's fundamental topic, making this a e-book for a person looking a deeper feel of self. Her own tale of religious quest and her references to a lifestyles that, now and then, was once lower than perfect make up lots of the attention-grabbing advent. Her candor fast establishes a belief among writer and reader, drawing readers in exactly sufficient to take an opportunity at the esoteric perform of unlocking goals. Her premise, although basic in conception, calls for a lot devotion in perform yet little within the means of actual equipment--merely an armchair and a handful of notebooks. all through, Shainberg provides a gradual consultant to recommendations for merging our current wide awake selves with the prior and destiny contained inside our unconscious. the outcome: a extra unified, artistic, entire person. Like Julia Cameron within the Artist's means, Shainberg deals the instruments to ignite a deep-seated creativity, one who feeds not just the brain, however the soul." (Publishers Weekly, March sixteen, 2005)

“A brilliantly articulated exploration of the elusive secret of goals and mind's eye, and the way they dance each side of the veil among myth and truth. Combining old mystical knowledge with modern metaphor, Catherine Shainberg not just illuminates our realizing concerning the phenomenon of dreaming and its impression at the waking international, but additionally bargains us considerable ordinary workouts and meditations to adventure the knowledge of either. Shainberg is a most effective disciple of 1 of the few and so much amazing ladies kabbalists, Colette Aboulker-Muscat, herself a descendant and scholar of the thirteenth-century Rabbi Yitzchak Saggei Na’hor (known as Isaac the Blind) and of his secret institution. Like her instructor Colette, Shainberg has helped innumerable humans via her therapeutic paintings with imagery and dream. In Kabbalah and the ability of Dreaming she has, for the 1st time, shared with we all the heretofore inaccessible knowledge of dream from the wealthy kabbalistic culture of her instructor and her humans. this can be a ebook that grants every little thing its identify delivers; it truly is a major addition to the classical literature of Jewish religious wisdom.” (Rabbi Gershon Winkler, writer of Kabbalah 365: day-by-day Fruit from the Tree of Life)

“Many cultures think that in a dream the soul leaves the dreamer’s physique and trips to different worlds, almost certainly vacationing the imaginal realm the place the dreamer turns out to wreck freed from the constraints of time and area. In Kabbalah and the facility of Dreaming Catherine Shainberg not just takes us into that realm, she offers insights and a shuttle advisor. now not because the time of Joseph and his prophetic goals has one of these well-written storytelling guidebook been offered.” (Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D., writer of brain Into topic)

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Either way, it receives and reflects without preconceptions. To reach its clear depths we must either shock our distorting selves totally out of the way, thus gaining instantaneous insight into the truth, (this is further elaborated on in chapter 7), or systematically clear each one of the disruptions that stand in our way. GENETIC CAUSES OF PERCEPTUAL DISRUPTION Perceptual disruptions of the outer world can be classified into two groups: the genetic and the environmental. The most powerful and constant disruption to pure perception is our genetic make-up.

Is the inner world, as reflected in the perceptual mirror, a picture of our inside body? qxd 8/8/11 28 11:54 AM Page 28 Pattern and Perception from inner physical stimuli? Or is the inner world an entity existing beyond the body? As adults, we don’t question our ability to apprehend the outer world for, in the process of growing up, we had to learn to distinguish shapes, colors, sounds, smells, and all the other clues that our senses naturally register and which come so easily to us now. As infants, we knew naturally only how to dream and, in the process of growing from infancy to adulthood, we were pulled out of ourselves by exterior stimuli.

It makes much more sense to start your exploration of imagination there. Seeing Hypnagogic Images Tonight when you go to bed, allow yourself to relax completely. Close your eyes. Make sure you remain alert. Don’t allow yourself any inner dialogue. Push away all thoughts by sweeping them out of your mind to the left. Remain in a restful, suspended “empty” watchful state. Soon you will “see” flashing colors, strange disconnected images, whole scenes in vivid detail. Under your closed eyelids these appear and disappear, just as quickly to be replaced by others.

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