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Besserman, Perle

Overview
Works: 38 works in 158 publications in 6 languages and 5,464 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Quotations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BM525, 296.16
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Perle Besserman
 
Most widely held works by Perle Besserman
Zen básico by Manfred B Steger( )

5 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabbalah : the way of the Jewish mystic by Perle Besserman( Book )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pioneering, popular introduction to Jewish mysticism was the first survey written for a general audience, and it's now available in Shambhala Classics. Epstein presents the methods, schools, and legendary practitioners of Kabbalah, unraveling the web of ancient traditions hidden in such texts as the "Sefer Yetzirah " and the "Zohar." The words of the great Kabbalists appear throughout the book, giving instructions on practices such as contemplation of the Bible's secret teachings, ecstatic prayer, and intensive meditation
The private labyrinth of Malcolm Lowry: Under the volcano, and the Cabbala by Perle Besserman( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shambhala guide to Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism by Perle Besserman( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An essential introduction to the philosophy and practice of the mystical traditions of Judaism"--Cover
A new Kabbalah for women by Perle Besserman( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In A New Kabbalah for Women, Perle Besserman, author and scholar of Jewish mysticism and teacher of meditation, shares a feminine approach to spirituality. Since the time of Moses, Jewish mysticism has been barred to women, and Shekhinah, the feminine side of God, has been forced underground. Now, many women are adapting traditional mystical practices in radical new ways. Besserman is at the forefront of this revolution. In A New Kabbalah for Women, Besserman traces the history of female-centered worship and tells the story of searching for her own path to truth. Combining practices from the Kabbalah with meditation, Besserman walks readers through step-by-step rituals to find their own personal connection with the divine."--Jacket
Monsters: their histories, homes, and habits by Perle Besserman( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes mythical beasts of the sea, air, and land such as the phoenix, griffin, behemoth, and merman
Grassroots Zen by Manfred B Steger( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many Zen Buddhist practitioners have come to question some of Japanese Zen's less democratic aspects-from the strict, male-dominated hierarchies to the racial overtones. At the same time, modern American Buddhists often find it difficult to integrate zazen (seated Zen meditation) with lives of family, work, and social engagement. This book offers a fascinating guide to overcoming both these dilemmas. A study of how one Zen group returned to an ancient Chinese tradition of community meditation practice without a leader or hierarchy, this book also outlines an authentic, ""grassroots"" approach
Oriental mystics & magicians by Perle Besserman( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individuals all by Perle Besserman( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the unique lifestyles of several nonconformist American artists and intellectuals who chose to live and work outside the confines of conventional society
Crazy Clouds : Zen radicals, rebels, and reformers by Perle Besserman( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teachings of the Jewish mystics by Perle Besserman( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samling af citater inden for den jødiske mystik fra de ældste tider til nutiden
Owning it : Zen and the art of facing life by Perle Besserman( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in German and English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Malcolm Lowry catalogue by J. Howard Woolmer( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zen Radicals, Rebels, and Reformers by Perle Besserman( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These remarkable masters show us through their audacious actions and fearlessly lancing words that the pursuit of spiritual awakening must ultimately be a rebellion against the very foundations of suffering in the world. --Book Jacket
The way of witches by Perle Besserman( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Way of the Jewish mystics( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in German and English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kabbalah master : a novel by Perle Besserman( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabuki boy : a novel of old Japan by Perle Besserman( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perle Besserman's Kabuki Boy is a novel of Japan set in and around the capital city of Edo (modern-day Tokyo) during the waning decades of the Tokugawa Era (1600-1868). Broadening the often narrowly focused literary and cinematic portrayals of samurai resistance to their declining social status, Besserman's vivid narrative conveys that tumultuous period through the eyes of its peasants, priests, politicians, revolutionaries, mountebanks, geisha, and actors using the Kabuki theatre as a backdrop. Its nineteenth-century framework nested in a post-modern narrative by its fictional twentieth-century "editor," a cultural historian and abbot of a Zen monastery one hundred miles from Tokyo, the book is comprised of memoirs, theatrical and monastery records, personal letters and journals, all centering on the life of a Kabuki boy actor whose brief but illustrious career reflects not only the "golden age of Kabuki Theatre," but the most dramatic spiritual, political, and artistic events characterizing Japan's violent emergence into the modern world"--Page 4 of cover
Kabbalah : the way of the Jewish mystic by Perle Besserman( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El laberinto privado de Malcolm Lowry : Bajo el volcán y la Cabala : ensayo by Perle Besserman( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A new Kabbalah for women
Alternative Names
Besserman, Perle.

Besserman, Perle 1938-

Epstein, Perle

Epstein, Perle 1938-

Epstein, Perle S.

Epstein, Perle S. 1938-

エプスタイン, パール

Languages
English (104)

Spanish (16)

German (5)

Japanese (2)

Russian (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Kabbalah : the way of the Jewish mysticThe Shambhala guide to Kabbalah and Jewish mysticismA new Kabbalah for womenGrassroots ZenTeachings of the Jewish mysticsOwning it : Zen and the art of facing lifeZen Radicals, Rebels, and ReformersThe Way of the Jewish mysticsKabbalah : the way of the Jewish mystic