Radical Kabbalah Book 1: The Enlightenment Teaching of Unique Self, Non-Dual Humanism and the Wisdom of Solomon – The Great Teaching of Ethics and Eros from Mordechai Lainer of Izbica
By Marc Gafni
“From the author of the award-winning book, Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment, in which Dr. Marc Gafni presents his view of the emergence of the personal beyond the impersonal, self beyond ego, we bring you the extensive research and analysis underlying his perspectives.”
Compared by Prof. Richard Mann with the work of Elaine Pages on the Gnostic gospels, called “magisterial” by Sally Kempton, and described by Zack Stein as a work that comes around “once in a generation,” Dr. Marc Gafni’s two-volume academic treatise on Radical Kabbalah lays the groundwork for key dimensions of the Unique Self teaching.
Based on his doctoral dissertation at Oxford University, in Book 1, Dr. Gafni introduces the enlightenment teaching of what he terms non-dual humanism. He then traces the esoteric intellectual history of non-dual humanism in five major matrices of the Kabbalah. In the vision of non-dual humanism, the potential democratization of enlightenment opens up as a genuine option in which every human being is called to lives lived “as Source.” Sean Esbjorn-Hargens cited this work as a classic example of what leading scholar Jeffery Kripal calls Mystical Hermeneutics in which the scholar practitioner brings his full Eros and love into unlocking and evolving vital lineage sources and sharing them with the world.
Together, the two books in this set provide material and analysis that will intrigue all readers interested in Kabbalah and the subject of enlightenment.