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Besserman, Perle

Overview
Works: 35 works in 143 publications in 6 languages and 5,463 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography  Quotations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BM525, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Perle Besserman
 
Most widely held works by Perle Besserman
Kabbalah : the way of the Jewish mystic by Perle Besserman( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 766 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 )

9 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 450 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 )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 366 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 )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes mythical beasts of the sea, air, and land such as the phoenix, griffin, behemoth, and merman
Oriental mystics & magicians by Perle Besserman( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grassroots Zen by Manfred B Steger( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 203 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
Individuals all by Perle Besserman( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 192 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 )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and German 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 141 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 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 95 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 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Way of the Jewish mystics( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 39 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

Früchte vom Baum des Lebens : die Weisheit der jüdischen Mystik( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1975 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widow zion by Perle Besserman( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the centuries'-old struggle between Jews and Arabs in its current Palestinian/Israeli incarnation, this contemporary re-telling of the ancient biblical story of exile and return reveals that the source of the so-called "clash of civilizations" lies within the Jewish Diaspora itself
 
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The Shambhala guide to Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism
Alternative Names
Besserman, Perle.

Besserman, Perle 1938-

Epstein, Perle

Epstein, Perle 1938-

Epstein, Perle S.

Epstein, Perle S. 1938-

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The 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