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The awakening ground

by David Chaim Smith | 08 September 2016
Synopsis
Contemplation begins with intellectual understanding. As contemplation deepens, the mind shifts from the accumulation of data to the unfolding of direct gnostic apprehension.Offering a step-by-step guide to the practice of mystical contemplation and direct ecstatic revelation, David Chaim Smith explores how to ride the razor's edge of the paradox of gnostic awakening and coax the mind from the sleep of habituation into nonconceptual gnosis. He sets the process within the symbology of the kabbalah, introducing six stages or gates of contemplation, each illustrated by original works of art that elaborate the stage's main tendency, kabbalistic implications, and symbolic functioning. Drawing upon the 13th-century kabbalistic text The Fountain of Wisdom, 17th-century alchemical texts, and writings of Isaac the Blind and other kabbalistic masters, the author reveals how meaning never remains static - its nature is to move, transmit, and display - yet its precious potential becomes buried under layers of mental constructs. He explains how the mind's habits and reflexes impose structures of containment to make sense out of phenomena, but these very structures obscure the essential nature of all phenomena.
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Synopsis
Contemplation begins with intellectual understanding. As contemplation deepens, the mind shifts from the accumulation of data to the unfolding of direct gnostic apprehension.Offering a step-by-step guide to the practice of mystical contemplation and direct ecstatic revelation, David Chaim Smith explores how to ride the razor's edge of the paradox of gnostic awakening and coax the mind from the sleep of habituation into nonconceptual gnosis. He sets the process within the symbology of the kabbalah, introducing six stages or gates of contemplation, each illustrated by original works of art that elaborate the stage's main tendency, kabbalistic implications, and symbolic functioning. Drawing upon the 13th-century kabbalistic text The Fountain of Wisdom, 17th-century alchemical texts, and writings of Isaac the Blind and other kabbalistic masters, the author reveals how meaning never remains static - its nature is to move, transmit, and display - yet its precious potential becomes buried under layers of mental constructs. He explains how the mind's habits and reflexes impose structures of containment to make sense out of phenomena, but these very structures obscure the essential nature of all phenomena.
€35.00
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Currently out of stock
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Eligible for free delivery

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Product Details

ISBN - 9781620555330
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Published - 08/09/2016
Categories - All, Books, Body and Soul, Mind Body Spirit, Religion, All, Books, Body and Soul, Mind Body Spirit, Mind Body Spiritual
No. of Pages - 208
Weight - 850
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 27
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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