Can someone be spiritual and not religious?
Can anyone be a mystic?
The answer is in the conversation …
As you read In Search of Higher Wisdom, you will embrace the stories and wisdom of a master in storytelling. Weaving from examples of ancient times and texts, Rabbi Joseph Schultz effortlessly intertwines them with today’s events and headlines.
Delivered in an intimate conversational format with his adult children, Reena and Eric Schultz, he tells them, and you the reader:
“Religion is to spirituality and mysticism what the body is to the mind and soul. Religion without spirituality and mysticism is like eating without an appetite and like sex without love.”
When it comes to religion, spirituality and mysticism, no question is ignored in Rabbi Joseph Schultz’s In Search of Higher Wisdom. With his uncanny ability and magical storytelling, he uses examples from contemporary figures in writings, books and movies and integrates them with history—some recent, some ancient—to answer:
- Is ancient history the window to understanding today’s events?
- Is there metaphysical evil?
- Is there a difference between free will and freedom of choice?
- Is there a higher level of functioning in the day-to-day world?
- Is there a relationship between the development of the soul and human
- psychological development?
- Is there a difference between soul and Spirit?
- Is there Paradise?
With great clarity, Rabbi Schultz interprets and explains the many falsehoods,
misperceptions and misunderstandings surrounding today’s culture and our past.
Using his personal wisdom and experience and that of the many sources he cites in
In Search of Higher Wisdom, you will find yourself deep in the midst of the hero’s
journey, and delighted that you took the trip.
… the mystical quest … penetrates to the depths of all thought, all feelings, all tendencies, all aspirations, and all worlds from beginning to end. It recognizes the inner unity of all existence, the physical and the spiritual, the great and the small … Everything is important, and everything is invested with marked value. There is no lost gesture. There is no vain imagining. —
Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook