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

By Catherine Shainberg

A dynamic exposition of the robust, old Sephardic culture of dreaming handed down from the popular 13th-century kabbalist Isaac the Blind
• contains workouts and practices to entry the dream nation at will with a purpose to interact with existence in a kingdom of better understanding
• Written by way of the shut pupil of respected kabbalist Colette Aboulker-Muscat
In Kabbalah and the ability of Dreaming Catherine Shainberg unveils the esoteric practices that permit us to unencumber the dreaming mind's transformative and intuitive powers. those are the practices utilized by historical prophets, seers, and sages to manage goals and visions. Shainberg attracts upon the traditional Sephardic Kabbalah culture, in addition to illustrative tales and myths from round the Mediterranean, to coach readers tips on how to harness the intuitive energy in their dreaming. whereas the Hebrew Bible and our Western esoteric culture provide us plentiful facts of dream teachings, not often has the trail to changing into a wide awake dreamer been articulated. Shainberg indicates that dreaming isn't whatever that purely occurs whereas sleeping--we are dreaming at each second. by means of educating the awake brain to be conscious in our drowsing desires and the dreaming brain to be show up in daylight hours knowledge, we can in attaining innovative awareness. Her inner-vision workouts begin inventive and transformative photographs that generate the pathways to self-realization.

"Shainberg, a Ph.D. in psychology and pupil of the well known Kabbalist Colette Aboulker-Muscat, bargains no longer lots a ebook in regards to the Kabbalah as one from the very essence of the conventional Jewish mystical textual content. via our desires, she teaches, we try for the oneness that lies on the middle of Kabbalah--indeed on the middle of so much religions. This common look for wholeness turns into Shainberg's fundamental topic, making this a e-book for an individual looking a deeper feel of self. Her own tale of religious quest and her references to a lifestyles that, now and then, used to be under excellent make up lots of the interesting creation. Her candor speedy establishes a belief among writer and reader, drawing readers in precisely sufficient to take an opportunity at the esoteric perform of unlocking desires. Her premise, although basic in conception, calls for a lot devotion in perform yet little within the manner of actual equipment--merely an armchair and a handful of notebooks. all through, Shainberg provides a steady advisor to ideas for merging our current awake selves with the earlier and destiny contained inside of our unconscious. the outcome: a extra unified, artistic, whole person. Like Julia Cameron within the Artist's manner, Shainberg bargains the instruments to ignite a deep-seated creativity, person who feeds not just the brain, however the soul." (Publishers Weekly, March sixteen, 2005)

“A brilliantly articulated exploration of the elusive secret of desires and mind's eye, and the way they dance each side of the veil among delusion and fact. Combining historical mystical knowledge with modern metaphor, Catherine Shainberg not just illuminates our knowing in regards to the phenomenon of dreaming and its impression at the waking international, but additionally deals us plentiful easy workouts and meditations to adventure the knowledge of either. Shainberg is a most advantageous disciple of 1 of the few and such a lot remarkable ladies kabbalists, Colette Aboulker-Muscat, herself a descendant and pupil of the thirteenth-century Rabbi Yitzchak Saggei Na’hor (known as Isaac the Blind) and of his secret college. Like her instructor Colette, Shainberg has helped innumerable humans via her therapeutic paintings with imagery and dream. In Kabbalah and the facility 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 gives you every thing its identify gives you; it really is an enormous addition to the classical literature of Jewish non secular 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, in all likelihood vacationing the imaginal realm the place the dreamer turns out to wreck freed from the constraints of time and area. In Kabbalah and the ability of Dreaming Catherine Shainberg not just takes us into that realm, she presents insights and a trip consultant. no longer because the time of Joseph and his prophetic desires has this type of well-written storytelling guidebook been offered.” (Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D., writer of brain Into subject)

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With hindsight, verify that the information they conveyed was accurate. Breathe out once. Tell yourself to identify such daytime dream sightings in the future. Breathe out once. Open your eyes. qxd 8/8/11 11:54 AM Page 37 TWO The STOP! Game – Setting Up Your Life Plan “Rabbi Hiyya said: When the evil inclination (the unexamined impulse) starts to attach itself to a man it is like someone coming to the door (of a house). When he sees that no one tries to stop him, he enters the house and becomes a guest.

Taking your dreams seriously is the first step in becoming a committed dreamer; as a committed dreamer you will be able to enlist your imagination as a powerful tool in achieving your Life Plan. As a child, you used to play and invent, and thus you educated yourself to face the challenges of this world. Here you are going to apply those same rules of creativity and learn the fun of interacting playfully with your dreams. So far you have dealt with dreaming in your waking state. In chapter 5 (“Reversing”) you will learn to come closer to the dream world, which is the mirror image—or reverse—of your daytime world.

I was depressed, angry, chaotic, emotional, dramatic, needy, teary but, most of all, I was impatient! I wanted to be all better and cured in a fraction of a second and I wanted Colette to wave her magic wand and do it for me! But that only happens to good girls who, like Cinderella, are not angry or resentful, and who patiently go about their tasks each day without complaining. I was full of the arrogance and impatience that animates Cinderella’s two stepsisters. Like them, I was of two parts; by that I mean I was split, as I seesawed from need to desire back to need again, never satisfied, while my “Inner Cinderella” remained hidden under the cinders of my reactions.

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