VISIONS OF A COMPASSIONATE WORLD: Guided Imagery for Spiritual Growth and Social Transformation
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|Author: Menachem Ekstein|
Translator: Yehoshua Starrett
Foreword by: David Zeller
Visions of a Compassionate World is a practical guide for spiritual development that addresses the whole person: Mind, body and soul. In an age of self-discovery and search for self-awareness, this dynamic work from half a century ago brings clarity through meditation, guided imagery, psychology, and kabbalah. With its uplifting message of universal peace, Visions of a Compassionate World reveals a spiritual path, away from ego-traps and self-centered consciousness, toward the pursuit of a more compassionate life.
R. Menachem Ekstein, son of R. Mordechai Ekstein, a prominent Zhikov hassid and communal leader in Reisha, was born in the early 1890's. He printed this unique book, his only work, in 1921, and parts of it were translated into Yiddish during the 1930's. He perished along with his family during the Holocaust.
Yehoshua Starrett studied in yeshivot in New York, and later in Jerusalem, where he was introduced to the teachings of Rebbe Nachman and his followers, and to the world of hassidic teachings in general. He is the author of The Breslov Haggadah, Esther: A Breslov Commentary on the Megillah, The Inner Temple, To Heal the Soul, which includes the spiritual journal of Rebbe Kalonymus of Piasezna, Peace Talks: Greeting Your Fellow Human Being in Jewish Law and Practice, and the following works in progress: The Breslov Bencher (grace after meals), Chanukah: Breslov Teachings, and a rabbinical commentary on the Bible.
Rabbi David Zeller is the Executive Director of Yakar: Center for Tradition and Creativity (an Orthodox/Pluralistic Educational Institution) and director of Shevet ("Sitting"): Center for Jewish Meditation, both in Jerusalem. He is a pioneer in combining transpersonal psychology with Jewish spirituality and meditation and works with Renewal, Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative, and Orthodox communities, as well as with Yoga, Sufi, Buddhist and Christian centers, and with psychological programs in North America, Europe, and Israel.
Hardcover, 189 pages
Dimensions: 6" x 9.5"
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