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The River of Light

Jewish Mystical Awareness

Lawrence Kushner

6 x 9, 192 pp, Quality Paperback, 978-1-58023-096-4

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“Despite the obvious contradictions, complexity, and apparent randomness that assault any human being day after day, everything is somehow nevertheless connected, orchestrated. The universe is filled with meaning….
In Jewish mysticism, the river is a metaphor for the Holy Oneness that unifies all creation. Just imagine it: a sacred stream, luminous and ubiquitous, a river of light.”
—from the Preface to the Anniversary Edition
This is an invitation to wade into a deeper spiritual consciousness. Taking us step-by-step, Kushner helps us to allow “the river of light”—the deepest currents of consciousness—to rise to the surface and animate our lives.
“A very important book, applying Jewish concepts to contemporary living in particularly creative and suggestive ways.”
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Jerusalem Kabbalist and Talmudic scholar
“Philosophy and mystical fantasy…exhilarating speculative flights launched from the Bible…. Anybody—Jewish, Christian, or otherwise…will find this book an intriguing experience.”
The Kirkus Reviews
 “Rich, bright, mystical, and intellectual in one…and a wonderful window for Christian readers into Jewish spirituality that is both rooted in the tradition and transcends it by depth.”
Rt. Rev. Krister Stendahl, former dean, Harvard Divinity School;
Bishop Emeritus of Stockholm
“All those who enjoyed Lawrence Kushner’s Honey from the Rock will plunge into his River of Light and emerge from it enchanted: The author’s imagination is matched only by the reader’s desire to enter the hidden world of their common mystical memory.”
Elie Wiesel


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