Books with Integral Publishers by Dr. Marc Gafni
Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment (with Foreword and Afterward by Ken Wilber)
Integral Publishers, 2012
According to the leading voices in the field of contemporary spirituality this long awaited volume “changes the game”. Unique Self changes the game both in terms of our understanding of what enlightenment means and why it matters and even more importantly, in terms of our understanding of the self and its relationship to the larger contexts of life and relationship. The evolutionary emergent of Unique Self is both a new chapter in Integral theory as well as a powerful evolution of the very idea and experience of enlightenment. Unique Self enlightenment is the emergence of the personal beyond the impersonal, self beyond ego. It is the manifestation of personal individuation beyond ego. The implications of this revolutionary and evolutionary teaching for enlightenment, evolutionary spirituality, shadow work, love, sexuality, parenting, education, politics, relationship, evolutionary we –space and much more are brilliantly and beautifully evoked in this ground breaking volume.
Radical Kabbalah: Unique Self and Nondual Humanism: The Great Enlightenment Teaching of Ethics and Eros from Mordechai Lainer of Izbica (Vol. 1)
This “magisterial” academic volume as Sally Kempton referred to it lays the ground work for key dimensions of the Unique Self teaching. Compared by Prof. Richard Mann with the work of Elaine Pages on the gnostic gospels and called by young integral scholar Zak Stien, a work that comes around “once in a generation”, Gafni introduces in this work the enlightenment teaching of what he terms non-dual humanism. Based on a deep re-reading of over a thousand Aramaic and Hebrew texts, Gafni first outlines the core teaching and then traces the esoteric intellectual history of non dual humanism in five major matrices of the Kabbalah. In the vision of non dual humanism the the potential democratization of enlightenment opens up a a genuine option in which every human being is called to lives “as Source”. Sean Esbjorn Hargens cited this work as a classic example of what leading scholar Jeffery Kripal calls Mystical Hermenutics in which the scholar practitioner brings his full eros and love into unlocking and evolving vital lineage sources and sharing them with the world.
Radical Kabbalah: The Wisdom of Solomon as the Matrix of the Enlightenment Teaching of Unique Self and Non Dual Humanism (Vol. 2)
In the second academic volume of this set, Gafni cracks an esoteric code deep within the kabbalistic tradition which identifies “wisdom of Solomon” as being the source of the teaching of non dual humanism. Gafni then shows that this teaching of the wisdom of Solomon, i.e. non dual humanism, did not originate with Mordechai Lainer of Izbica. Rather it has deep roots in earlier Zoharic and Lurianic texts all of whom received and transmitted the non dual humanism teaching of the wisdom of Solomon. Never the less it remained to Mordechai Lainer of Izbica to fully explicate and evolve the radically empowering implication of this ancient teaching. In this volume Gafni carefully and rigorously uncovers the hidden teaching of the wisdom of Solomon as they appear in encoded within Hasidic writings waiting to be discovered.
Tears: First Steps Towards Integral Religion
Re-Visioning Rosh Hashanah
Integral Publishers, Fall 2012
This poignant and evocative volume invites the reader into a radical paradigm shift in understanding religion and ritual. The volume takes as it’s case study the Jewish holy day of Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew New Year celebration. Gafni then re-reads the entire corpus of liturgical literature on the New Year and reveals a key hidden theme – crying. Specifically Gafni identifies twelve major forms of tears and the archetypes that enact these forms of crying. Gafni leading voice in the evolution of religion which emerges from his place as a passionate “insider” is fully crystallized in this volume. He lives and breathes the sacred texts, imbued by and transmitting their energy even as deploys the ecstatic scholarship of the master, in reverentially yet boldly evolving their meaning.
Integral Religion, Reclaiming Uncertainty as a Spiritual Value: Next Steps in Integral Religion
Integral Publishers, Winter 2012
In classical religion, faith is seen as certainty of doctrine and heresy is seen as being lost in doubt or uncertainty. In this paradigm shifting volume Gafni both reclaims uncertainty as a spiritual value of the highest order of consciousness while at the same time redefining the nature of religious certainty from “it is true” to “I am true”. Gafni unpacks and evolves the ancient traditions in which learning to dance in uncertainty is an expression of faith and holding the core certainty of one’s own being is the essence of realization. Gafni unfolds two major genres which has been previously unnoticed as the core of these teaching. One is a series of stories from the sacred biblical text which all revolve the Hebrew word “maybe”. The second is what he terms the Judah archetype who emerges as a major radical force in re- understanding the nature of faith, from the earliest biblical until the latest hasidic literature. Like in all of this work Gafni here plays the role of the ecstatic intellectual who reverentially receives the lineage teaching even as he ecstatically and carefully evolves it. This book based on two volumes published in Hebrew in 2002, should be seen as the critical complement to James Fowler’s Stages of Faith.
Integral God: The Evolution of Love
In this volume Gafni responses to the new atheists on the one hand, the fundamentalists on the other hand and to the secular humanists on the third hand, each of who caricature the divine in limiting and crippling ways. Gafni reclaims God as a post postmodern possibility and perhaps even as a necessity. In this work he defines the nature of love, the experience of the divine as it appears at every level of consciousness and through the prism of the first, second and third person divine. This volume, an expression of what Gafni terms in his academic works, Non Dual humanism, is destined to become a key reference point in the evolutionary unfolding of God’s face in human guise, even as the human being bows before a greater power.
Other Books, Products & Teachings by Dr. Marc Gafni
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- Lectures in Evolutionary Kabbalah – In Hebrew 2004-2005
- Hebrew Book (The Certain Spirit)
- Hebrew Book (The Uncertain Spirit)
- Hebrew Book (Who’s Afraid of Lillith: Re-reading the Kabbalah of the Feminine Shadow) See also inside a full note on the history and authorship of this book
- Soul Prints – Your Path to Fulfillment (in Hebrew)
- Soul Prints – Your Path to Fulfillment
- The Mystery of Love
- Sounds True CD Sets
- DVDs & VHS
- Music, Prayer & Chant