What is Spirituality?
What is Mysticism?
In The Kabbalistic Journey, Dr. Joseph Schultz has created the definitive guide to the Kabbalah, a guide that answers these three questions.
With great clarity, Dr. Schultz exposes the many falsehoods, the misperceptions and
misunderstandings surrounding the mystical Kabbalah.
The Kabbalistic Journey will:
- Explore the history of Kabbalah and its major texts;
- Identify the great Kabbalists;
- Reveal the forms and methods of Kabbalistic healing;
- Explain the mystical Tree of Life;
- Disclose what Kabbalah is and what it is not;
- Discuss the dynamics of the afterlife, and
- Show the connections between the Kabbalah, developmental psychology, and quantum physics.
Kabbalah is not a religion or a New Age belief. The Kabbalah embraces the religious, ethical and spiritual-mystical teachings of the Jewish heritage.
“With a wealth of erudition, personal wisdom and experience, and informed by insights from psychology and many non-Jewish religious traditions, Joseph Schultz provides a stimulating and accessible survey of a wide variety of little-known Jewish mystical teachings and experiences. The Kabbalistic Journey: From Religion to Spirituality to Mysticism takes the reader on an extensive tour of the variegated and extraordinary experiential dimensions of Kabbalah—the Jewish mystical tradition. Like the spiritual maestros he depicts, Joseph Schultz is, beyond doubt, a ‘wisdom-figure’ for our times.”
Dr. Byron L. Sherwin, Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Mysticism, Spertus Institute for Jewish Studies, Chicago, Ill., Author of Kabbalah for the Curious: A Primer for the Study of Jewish Mysticism
“In The Kabbalistic Journey: From Religion to Spirituality to Mysticism, Joseph Schultz has not only written an introduction to Kabbalah, but to the whole field of mysticism. Just as Evelyn Underhill’s Mysticism introduced readers to mystical thinking from a Christian perspective, so Schultz explores the universal themes of spirituality and the longing for the Divine that characterizes all mystical traditions and demonstrates how these find expression in Jewish mysticism. Schultz clears away the falsehoods and misunderstandings that have plagued the study of Kabbalah, and provides a thorough explanation of the nature, purpose, and stages of approach to mysticism found in Jewish tradition.”
Howard Schwartz, Professor of English, University of Missouri-St.Louis,
Author of Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism.