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Entering the Temple of Dreams : Jewish Prayers, Movements, and Meditations for the End of the Day,9781580230797

Entering the Temple of Dreams : Jewish Prayers, Movements, and Meditations for the End of the Day

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9781580230797

ISBN10:
1580230792
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Jewish Lights Pub
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Summary

Drawing on kabbalistic teachings, prayer, the Bible and midrash, provides a framework for new thinking about how body, mind and soul can work together to provide spiritual insight in our lives as we prepare for sleep.

Table of Contents

Preface 11(15)
The Creation of the Sacred Dream 15(2)
The ``Other World'' of Sleep
17(17)
The Soul as Night Traveler
18(4)
The Moon and the Night
22(7)
Recovering the Sweetness of Sleep
29(5)
A Ceremony for Dreaming: Shema al Mitah
32(2)
Hashkivenu: Meeting with the Angels
34(14)
Protection on Our Journeys
36(2)
Inviting an Angelic Presence
38(3)
Creating a Sukkah of Peace
41(7)
Movement and Meditation for the Hashkivenu
41(7)
Hareni Mochel: Healing the Spirit through Forgiveness---The Gift of Rafael
48(28)
Forgiving, and Pursuing Justice
50(3)
Spiritual Dimensions of Forgiveness
53(2)
A Personal Story about Struggling to Forgive
55(3)
Untangling Ourselves from Pain
58(3)
Compassion Brings Us Freedom
61(3)
Seeing the Grand Design
64(12)
The Forgiveness Prayer with Mediations
66(10)
Shema: Listening to Infinity---The Gift of Michael
76(24)
How the Shema Guards Our Doorways
78(1)
Listening for God's Voice
79(4)
The Awesome Shema of Rabbi Akiva
83(4)
Becoming One Family
84(3)
The Shema and the Land of Promise
87(2)
Unifying the Higher and Lower Worlds
89(4)
Love in the Shema
93(7)
Movement and Meditation for the Shema
97(3)
Bircat Cohanim: Mighty Ones of Blessing---The Gift of Gavriel
100(22)
The Gift of Blessing in Our Lives
103(1)
Blessings Increase Life's Goodness
104(4)
The Threefold Blessing
108(1)
Blessings Encircle Us with Light
109(4)
The Blessing of Being Seen
113(1)
Becoming a Kingdom of Priests
114(8)
Urim and Tummim Meditation
117(5)
Hamapil: Seeing in the Dark---The Gift of Uriel
122(27)
Praying for Light
124(3)
Judaism's Dreaming Tradition
127(5)
Dreaming as a Way of Seeing
132(3)
Understanding the Process of Dreaming
135(1)
Dreams Follow Their Interpretation
136(4)
Dreaming in Community
140(1)
Opening Our Inner Eyes
141(4)
The Bedtime Shema: Short Version
145(4)
Appendix A: The Shema 149(4)
Appendix B: Holy Verses to Soothe Us at Night 153(2)
Appendix C: Charting the Patterns of Your Dreams 155(4)
Notes 159(18)
Glossary 177(6)
Recommended Readings 183


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