Renewing the Covenant: A Kabbalistic Guide to Jewish Spirituality

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, 1999 - 264 sivua
A guide to how meditations and principles from the Kabbalah can be used to profoundly renew spiritual practice.
- Reveals transformational meditations and visualization exercises based on the profoundest truths concealed in the Kabbalah.
The covenant that bound God to the Patriarchs in a special relationship of obligation and empowerment was renewed by God with Israel at Sinai and Moab. Each of these three Jewish covenants can be associated with a particular spiritual practice: the Patriarchal Covenant with Father Isaac's practice of meditation; The Sinai Covenant of Holiness with the observance of the Sabbath required in its Ten Commandments, and the Moab Covenant of Love, comprising the entire Mosaic Torah, with the practice of prayer instituted there. In Renewing the Covenant, Leonora Leet shows how this ladder of increasingly demanding and potent covenantal practices can enable one to ascend to ever higher levels of mystical Judaism.
At this threshold of a new millennium, increasing numbers of people are seeking a more direct connection with the Divine. To aid such a process, Renewing the Covenant provides new paths for entering the treasurehouse of Jewish spirituality and achieving higher consciousness, paths that can deepen the devotions of both nonobservant and traditionally observant Jews. This process of covenant renewal begins with effective kabbalistic techniques of meditation combining mantra with visualization, proceeds through the return to a reconstructed Sinai Sabbath, and arrives at the culminating practice of ritual prayer whose performance can fulfill the kabbalistic purpose of creation. When undertaken in the steps laid out by Dr. Leet, this process can help many to discover forms of spiritual practice precisely tailored for the modern world, as well as a new appreciation for the rich spiritual heritage of Judaism.
 

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Covenantal Judaism
1
The Shofar and Biblical Judaism
10
Prospectus for a New Mode of Covenantal Judaism
19
Interpreting the Tiferet Torah
30
Kabbalistic Meditation Beginning the Path of Jewish Covenant
40
Kabbalistic Texts on Meditation
46
Combining the Practice of Meditation with Prayer
57
The Shma
62
The Sabbath Sunset
125
The Temples in Time and Space
132
Prayer and the Moabite New Covenant of Love
138
The Experience
148
The Prayer Service
160
The Heart of the Matter
184
The Kingdom
199
The Biblical Power Word Vehayah
207

A Kabbalistic Attunement
74
The Master Meditation
85
The Sinai Sabbath and the Covenant of Holiness
95
The Commandment to Rest
98
The Law of Place
106
The Law Prohibiting Kindling
107
The Four Stages of the Sabbath
114
The Sabbath Evening Festivities
116
Sabbath Sexuality
117
The Sabbath Morning Devotions
121
Prayer
210
Covenant
213
Sacrifice
222
Master Power
227
Conclusion
241
Notes
245
Bibliography
258
Index
261
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Leonora Leet received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1960 and was a Professor of English at St. John's University. The author of Elizabethan Love Tragedy and many other scholarly works, she was engaged from 1978 until her death in 2004 in a massive reinterpretation of the Kabbalah. Her books on the Kabbalah are Renewing the Covenant, The Secret Doctrine of the Kabbalah, The Kabbalah of the Soul, and The Universal Kabbalah.

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