Archive for the ‘Hebrew Wisdom’ Category

Sex Models Eros

Posted on: August 30th, 2017 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

The paradox of this book is that it is all about sex and not about sex at all. Sex is life. But if we are only alive in our sex, then we are already dead. By contrast, being fully alive in the sexual models for us what it means to be radically alive ...

Living the Erotic Life

Posted on: May 4th, 2017 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

Listen to this brief excerpt on Living the Erotic Life and the Democratization of Enlightenment from a teaching by Dr. Marc Gafni at the Shalom Mountain Wisdom School in 2014: Some quotes: It’s only you who know if you are living the Erotic L ...

The Return to Eros IS the Return to the Holy of Holies

Posted on: February 13th, 2017 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

Read this beautiful text by Dr. Marc Gafni on the Song of Songs: Song of Songs = Holy of Holies Holy = Inside Holy of Holies = on the Inside of the Inside The Zohar teaches that Akiva used to read the Song of Songs on the Sabbath and cry… Tears ...

Choosing the Right Trumpeter

Posted on: December 21st, 2015 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

Happy Holidays 2015! May we all know which call to respond to when the timing is right. The following story is from Soul Prints by Dr. Marc Gafni: One of the overwhelming reasons that responding to a call is such a high-stakes proposition is that you ...

Heart of Darkness

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

When the holy Israel Baal Shem Tov was five years old, his father became very sick. All the cures did not work, and he approached the hour of his death. He asked for his son Israel to be brought to him. To Israel he spoke these parting words of instr ...

Prayer Is Not Dogma

Posted on: December 10th, 2015 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

Listen to this beautiful audio recording from the World Spirituality Retreat in Esalen 2013 with Sally Kempton and Marc Gafni. The audio starts with Sally Kempton ending a meditation. While holding the energy, Marc dives right into his dharma talk on ...

Sacred Text Study and the Evolution of God

Posted on: October 26th, 2015 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

There is a great story about this man who is a very busy man. Heidegger talks about the busy man. This busy man is from Chicago, and he is going to visit Paris, and he wants to visit the Louvre, which is the great museum of Paris. His friends have to ...

What is the meaning of life?

Posted on: February 25th, 2015 by Kerstin Tuschik 1 Comment

Soul print consciousness gives a radical answer to the ultimate question: What is the meaning of life? In this chapter, I am going to unpack that question and sketch briefly some of the ways that people try to answer it—so that we can move on later ...

Why Hebrew Wisdom?

Posted on: January 12th, 2015 by Kerstin Tuschik 2 Comments

Are you interested in the Hebrew Wisdom Lineage Teachings that are featured on this site but weren’t able to find and access the relevant pages? Are you involved with or interested in the newer aspects of Marc Gafni’s teachings on Unique ...

L’Shanah Tovah U-Metukah: Re-Reading Rosh Hashanah

Posted on: September 25th, 2014 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

Enjoy this excerpt from the new book Tears: Reclaiming Ritual, Integral Religion, and Rosh Hashana by Dr. Marc Gafni that will be published with Integral Publishers. An earlier version of this article was published in 2008 as part of a longer article ...

Being True to Your Unique Self With Morning Prayer

Posted on: April 8th, 2013 by Steve Raymond No Comments

By Marc Gafni from a work in progress “Dance of Tears” Prayer is the restoration of the divine image through the restoration of the dignity of the word. Prayer, teach the masters, models sacred speech. Writes the Maggid of Mezeritch… ...

Through my body I vision God

Posted on: December 13th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Every event of consciousness shows up in the body; fear for example causes perspiration – however it is clear that fear is not reducible to perspiration. But by tracing the physical correlate of the emotional world of consciousness we gain an i ...