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by steveb1
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Judaism, Kabbalah-Jewish mysticism
Topic: Excellent Book on the Ba'al Shem Tov
Replies: 2
Views: 15389

Re: Excellent Book on the Ba'al Shem Tov

I don't see the link Thanks for reading the post... well, shoot, the link shows up for me and a double-click took me to the Amazon page that advertises the book so I don't know what the difficulty might be. This might work - https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520201910/founder-of-Hasidism Sorry for t...
by steveb1
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Abrahamic contemplative traditions, general comparisons
Topic: Fr. Thomas Keating obituary
Replies: 2
Views: 15118

Re: Fr. Thomas Keating obituary

DNS wrote: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:44 am :candle: :candle: :candle:
Thanks, that's very nice.
by steveb1
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Judaism, Kabbalah-Jewish mysticism
Topic: Excellent Book on the Ba'al Shem Tov
Replies: 2
Views: 15389

Excellent Book on the Ba'al Shem Tov

I recently read a very informative, scholarly book about the historical Ba'al Shem Tov and his movement and its significance in Kabbalism and Jewish mysticism. For those interested:

Hasidism Historical Civilization book
by steveb1
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Abrahamic contemplative traditions, general comparisons
Topic: Fr. Thomas Keating obituary
Replies: 2
Views: 15118

Fr. Thomas Keating obituary

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/28/obit ... at-95.html

Fr. Keating was very active in Christian contemplative "Centering" prayer and his outreach has been widespread and generously acknowledged.
by steveb1
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does God exist?
Replies: 7
Views: 6736

Re: Does God exist?

The semantics are sometimes obscure, since God is not usually, except in pantheism, considered part of existence. God is non-material and uncaused. So God, unlike everything else in the universe, does not arise out of pre-existing cause-and-effect causal chains. In that sense, God cannot exist, cann...
by steveb1
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: Post-enlightenment religion is impossible
Replies: 6
Views: 16729

Re: Post-enlightenment religion is impossible

Post-Enlightenment religion is not impossible, if we regard, say, Christianity's multiple, ongoing inner "refresh" capabilities not as desperate salvaging, but rather as new incarnations, like the body's cells that completely renew after a certain amount of time goes by. It has in most cases more th...