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Renewing the Covenant: A Kabbalistic Guide to Jewish Spirituality

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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.

Synopsis:


Leonora Leet received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1960 and wasa Professor of English at St. John's University. The author of ElizabethanLove Tragedyand many other scholarly works, she was engaged since1978 in a massive reinterpretation of the Kabbalah. Renewing the Covenantis the first of four volumes to result from that study. The second, TheSecret Doctrine of the Kabbalah, is also published by Inner Traditions.The mother of two grown daughters, she lived in Freeport, Long Island.< br / >

Renewing the Covenant

A Kabbalistic Guide to Jewish Spirituality

Preface

Chapter 1andnbsp;andnbsp; Covenantal Judaism

Chapter 2andnbsp;andnbsp; Kabbalistic Meditation: Beginning the Path ofJewish Covenant

Chapter 3andnbsp;andnbsp; The Sinai Sabbath and the Covenant of Holiness

Chapter 4andnbsp;andnbsp; Prayer and the Moabite New Covenant of Love

Appendix: The Biblical Power Word Vehayah

Notes Bibliography

Index

andquot;A fascinating reinvention of the venerable tradition of the Kabbalah. Mystical adepts and beginners alike should enjoy Leet's advice about the meaning and strength of prayer and her renewed vision of Kabbalistic cosmology.andquot; < p > < em > Library Journal < /em > < /p > andquot;This is not another pop Kabbalah book. Dr. Leet has written for serious readers and aspirants who want to delve much deeper than the surface and work on their transformation. Her original approach is grounded in her own authentic discoveries in an ancient tradition.andquot;
< strong > Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi < /strong >

andquot;Renewing the Covenantaddresses some of the more thorny and complicated issues in Jewish law and Jewish texts, and relates these to issues that are of concern to people in the contemporary world who seek a spiritual path.andquot;
< strong > Michael Lerner < /strong > , Editor, < i > Tikkun < /i >

andquot;The first in a four-book project, Renewing the Covenant delivers on its promise of a new approach to Jewish ritual practice in tune with the spiritual attitudes of the 21st century. Leet synthesizes historical, textual, and linguistic analysis with kabbalistic meditation and Judaic tradition in this scholarly address of Jewish spiritual advancement. Focusing on the covenant between God and Israel as set forth in the Bible, Leet distills the essence of the most basic Jewish customs--Sabbath observance and ritual prayer--and recovers early Jewish meditative practices, which she then melds with kabbalistic meditative techniques. One might think that Renewing the Covenant decrees revolutionary change, but in reality it offers an accessible return path to the very foundations of" sacred Jewish traditions and a revitalization of Jewish spirituality.andquot;"< strong > Brian Patterson < /strong > , Amazon.com < br / > andquot;In Renewing the CovenantDr. Leet has made a brilliant contribution to the future of Jewish faith, with significant implications for Christianity and Islam as well." The scholarship, writing, and manifestations of personal insight and spiritual development are of the highest quality.andquot;"
< strong > Ralph Abraham < /strong > , author of < i > Chaos, Gaia, Eros < /i > Leonora Leet shares potent practices enabling a new appreciation for the rich spiritual heritage of mystical Judaism. Renewing the Covenantprovides new paths for entering the treasurehouse of Jewish spirituality that can deepen the devotions of both nonobservant and traditionally observant Jews, enabling hightened consciousness and fulfillment of the kabbalistic purpose of creation.

Synopsis:

Leonora Leet shares potent practices enabling a new appreciation for the rich spiritual heritage of mystical Judaism. Renewing the Covenantprovides new paths for entering the treasurehouse of Jewish spirituality that can deepen the devotions of both nonobservant and traditionally observant Jews, enabling hightened consciousness and fulfillment of the kabbalistic purpose of creation.

Synopsis:

A guide to how meditations and principles from the Kabbalah can be used to profoundly renew spiritual practice. Renewing the Covenant discusses the importance of dream interpretation in ancient Jerusalem and how it is the key to the achievement of one's personal and spirtual goals.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-260) and index.

About the Author

Leonora Leet (1929-2004) received her Ph.D. from Yale University and was Professor of English at St. John's University. She is the author of The Universal Kabbalah, The Kabbalah of the Soul, Renewing the Covenant, and The Secret Doctrine of the Kabbalah.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1   Covenantal Judaism

Chapter 2   Kabbalistic Meditation: Beginning the Path of Jewish Covenant

Chapter 3   The Sinai Sabbath and the Covenant of Holiness

Chapter 4   Prayer and the Moabite New Covenant of Love

Appendix: The Biblical Power Word Vehayah

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892817139
Author:
Leet, Leonora
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Author:
Leet, PH. D.
Author:
Leet, Ph.D., Leonora
Author:
Leonora Leet, Ph.D.
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
Prayer
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Meditation
Subject:
Judaism - Sacred Writings
Subject:
Alternate Spirituality
Subject:
Spiritualism - Kabbalah
Subject:
Cabala
Subject:
Prayer (judaism)
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Judaism - Kabbalah & Mysticism
Subject:
RELIGION;HINDUISM;JUDAISM;JUDAICA;KABBALAH;SPIRITUALITY
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in 15.715 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
Leonora Leet received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1960 and wasa Professor of English at St. John's University. The author of ElizabethanLove Tragedyand many other scholarly works, she was engaged since1978 in a massive reinterpretation of the Kabbalah. Renewing the Covenantis the first of four volumes to result from that study. The second, TheSecret Doctrine of the Kabbalah, is also published by Inner Traditions.The mother of two grown daughters, she lived in Freeport, Long Island.< br / >

Renewing the Covenant

A Kabbalistic Guide to Jewish Spirituality

Preface

Chapter 1andnbsp;andnbsp; Covenantal Judaism

Chapter 2andnbsp;andnbsp; Kabbalistic Meditation: Beginning the Path ofJewish Covenant

Chapter 3andnbsp;andnbsp; The Sinai Sabbath and the Covenant of Holiness

Chapter 4andnbsp;andnbsp; Prayer and the Moabite New Covenant of Love

Appendix: The Biblical Power Word Vehayah

Notes Bibliography

Index

andquot;A fascinating reinvention of the venerable tradition of the Kabbalah. Mystical adepts and beginners alike should enjoy Leet's advice about the meaning and strength of prayer and her renewed vision of Kabbalistic cosmology.andquot; < p > < em > Library Journal < /em > < /p > andquot;This is not another pop Kabbalah book. Dr. Leet has written for serious readers and aspirants who want to delve much deeper than the surface and work on their transformation. Her original approach is grounded in her own authentic discoveries in an ancient tradition.andquot;
< strong > Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi < /strong >

andquot;Renewing the Covenantaddresses some of the more thorny and complicated issues in Jewish law and Jewish texts, and relates these to issues that are of concern to people in the contemporary world who seek a spiritual path.andquot;
< strong > Michael Lerner < /strong > , Editor, < i > Tikkun < /i >

andquot;The first in a four-book project, Renewing the Covenant delivers on its promise of a new approach to Jewish ritual practice in tune with the spiritual attitudes of the 21st century. Leet synthesizes historical, textual, and linguistic analysis with kabbalistic meditation and Judaic tradition in this scholarly address of Jewish spiritual advancement. Focusing on the covenant between God and Israel as set forth in the Bible, Leet distills the essence of the most basic Jewish customs--Sabbath observance and ritual prayer--and recovers early Jewish meditative practices, which she then melds with kabbalistic meditative techniques. One might think that Renewing the Covenant decrees revolutionary change, but in reality it offers an accessible return path to the very foundations of" sacred Jewish traditions and a revitalization of Jewish spirituality.andquot;"< strong > Brian Patterson < /strong > , Amazon.com < br / > andquot;In Renewing the CovenantDr. Leet has made a brilliant contribution to the future of Jewish faith, with significant implications for Christianity and Islam as well." The scholarship, writing, and manifestations of personal insight and spiritual development are of the highest quality.andquot;"
< strong > Ralph Abraham < /strong > , author of < i > Chaos, Gaia, Eros < /i > Leonora Leet shares potent practices enabling a new appreciation for the rich spiritual heritage of mystical Judaism. Renewing the Covenantprovides new paths for entering the treasurehouse of Jewish spirituality that can deepen the devotions of both nonobservant and traditionally observant Jews, enabling hightened consciousness and fulfillment of the kabbalistic purpose of creation.

"Synopsis" by , Leonora Leet shares potent practices enabling a new appreciation for the rich spiritual heritage of mystical Judaism. Renewing the Covenantprovides new paths for entering the treasurehouse of Jewish spirituality that can deepen the devotions of both nonobservant and traditionally observant Jews, enabling hightened consciousness and fulfillment of the kabbalistic purpose of creation.
"Synopsis" by , A guide to how meditations and principles from the Kabbalah can be used to profoundly renew spiritual practice. Renewing the Covenant discusses the importance of dream interpretation in ancient Jerusalem and how it is the key to the achievement of one's personal and spirtual goals.
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