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School of the Soul: Its Paths and Pitfalls
School of the Soul: Its Paths and Pitfalls
by Z'ev Ben Shimon Halevi
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to run a spiritual group, 15 Aug. 2008
I can't echo the previous reviewer's words more. My goodness, this book is required reading for anyone (Kabbalist or not) who wants to start up and run a spiritual group - or who is attending one.
It's gentle enough but don't be deceived because the deceptions of the ego of the potential or existing teacher - and students - are laid bare; there's no hiding! If you take this book on board you'll run a good group...and one that will be of service. And if you're truly open to the teaching here, you may find yourself wincing here and there at mistakes you yourself may have made along the way. I certainly did!
But here is guidance how not to make those easy - and deceptive - mistakes. It's a real fountain of wisdom.


Kabbalah and Exodus
Kabbalah and Exodus
by Halevi Z'Ev Ben Shimon
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revelation, wit and wisdom, 15 Aug. 2008
This review is from: Kabbalah and Exodus (Paperback)
This is my favourite of Halevi's books. It is truly breathtaking. If you find the Bible hard going but want to understand it, this is the best start you could ask for.
It offers a clear, mystical understanding of the story of the Biblical Exodus from Egypt, the journey through the Wilderness and the Promised Land, written by a Jewish Kabbalistic teacher who truly knows his stuff. It's not just a story of the Israelites but of a journey that we ALL take on four levels of being.
I found the book revelatory both for myself personally and for my understanding of the Bible. Before this book, the Bible was a minefield to me - both Old and New Testaments. With the insights gained from reading 'Kabbalah and Exodus' I'm comfortable with the whole of the Bible. I don't think you can give much higher praise!
It's also surprisingly - and very subtly - witty in many places. You may find yourself having a quiet chuckle here and there.


The Way of Kabbalah
The Way of Kabbalah
by Z'ev Ben Shimon Halevi
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ancient wisdom for the modern world, 15 Aug. 2008
This review is from: The Way of Kabbalah (Paperback)
This is a profound but accessible book that will open the eyes of anyone who is interested in Kabbalah. Although Halevi is Jewish and deeply respectful of Judaism and Kabbalistic tradition, his original thought and powerful insight into Kabbalistic teaching make the book accessible to all readers, whatever their faith.
This new edition has dozens of added pictures (in almost Medieval style) with captions that add wisdom and delight to an already excellent book. It's worth getting the new edition even if you already have the old for the captions alone.


The Seeker's Guide to Harry Potter
The Seeker's Guide to Harry Potter
by Geo Trevarthen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Spiritual and Wise, 15 Aug. 2008
I approached this book with some trepidation wondering if it would be stretching its themes of philosophy, psychology, symbols and mythical aspects a bit thin but it soon becomes clear that there's plenty for Dr Trevarthen to work with. She's done an excellent job at revealing dozens of aspects of the Harry Potter books which are both subtle and powerful aspects to the plot and character development but which are almost totally invisible unless you are looking for them.
Whether or not J. K. Rowing intended this underlying depth or not (and this book is respectful in not speculating) it becomes more and more obvious that either Rowling knows a great deal more about myth, alchemy and what Joseph Campbell called 'The Hero's Journey' than she has previously let on.
I'd recommend it to any Potter enthusiast with a smidgeon of interest in spirituality or the occult - if nothing else, it will inspire you to want to read ALL the books again to find the references and understand what appears to be happening at a deeper level.


Happiness in 10 Minutes
Happiness in 10 Minutes
by Brian Mountford
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Direct and to the point, 10 Aug. 2007
A very useful and practical book. Obviously it is Christian in reference which may put some people off but it is very clearly and simply written and very digestible.
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The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle
The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle
by Steven Pressfield
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking, 6 Aug. 2007
This book takes no prisoners; it really made me think...and it opened a lot of doors. I've had five books published since reading it - believe me, it's that good at helping you overcome resistance!


Exploring New Testament Greek: A Way in
Exploring New Testament Greek: A Way in
by Peter Kevern
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 29 Jun. 2004
I only wish that this book had been out when I first studied New Testament Greek.
While it probably will never replace the perennial 'Wenham' it's a real breath of fresh air and as sensible as it is useful.
Could even make a few people forgive the aorist...or at least stop wanting to cause it grievous bodily harm.
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