A Society of Souls Student Reading List

This page provides a list of the recommended readings for students in A Society of Souls, Three Year Training in Integrated Kabbalistic Healing.

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Fox captures the concrete immediacy of the Hebrew. Read passages aloud for full enjoyment.

Image of Hebraic Tongue Restored (English and Hebrew Edition)
Fabre d'Olivet
Kessinger Publishing Company (1998)

This book was brought to my attention by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Originally written in 1815, this detailed and profound study of the hieroglyphic aspects of the Hebrew language will give any reader who puts the time in a thorough understanding of the Briatic foundations of Hebrew words and letters. It contains d'Olivet's translation of Genesis, which reads like the instruction-set for the creation of the world.

Image of Gates of Light: Sha'are Orah (Sacred Literature )
Rabbi Joseph Gikatilla
AltaMira Press (1998)
Image of The Precious Treasury of The Way of Abiding
Longchen Rabjam
Padma (1998)
Image of Day by Day With Bhagavan
A. Devararaja Mudaliar
Sri Ramanasramam (2002)

This book can also be ordered from Arunachala Ashrama, Queens, NY
(718) 575- 3215

Ramana Maharshi: 40 Verses
Translated by S. S. Cohen
Arunachala Ashrama, Queens, NY

This book can be ordered from Arunachala Ashrama, Queens, NY
(718) 575- 3215

A Sadhu's Reminicences of Ramana Maharshi
Arunachala Ashrama, Queens, NY

This book can be ordered from Arunachala Ashrama, Queens, NY
(718) 575- 3215

Kabbalistic Healing: A Path to an Awakened Soul
Jason Shulman
Inner Traditions (2004)
The Instruction Manual for Receiving God
Jason Shulman
Sounds True, Incorporated (2006)

General Reading

Image of The Way of Splendor: Jewish Mysticism and Modern Psychology
Edward Hoffman
Jason Aronson Inc (1989)
Image of Kabbalah and Consciousness
Allen Afterman
Sheep Meadow (1998)
Image of The Essential Kabbalah: The Heart of Jewish Mysticism
Daniel Chanan Matt
Castle Books (1997)
Image of Esoterism and Symbol
R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz
Inner Traditions (1985)

A small, splendid, and difficult book on ancient Egyptian thought. If you only read the first three chapters - and understand them - you will have an insight into the intelligence-of-the-heart, which is at the center of all spiritual experience. The ideas in this book will become especially important in Year Three.

Get this edition only. The introduction by the brilliant Tibetan llama Chogyam Trungpa is worth the price of admission. The same qualities that allow us to stay conscious and aware in the bardo realms will help us in many of the advanced kabbalistic healings.

Image of These Branching Moments: Forty Odes by Rumi
Jelaluddin Rumi
Copper Beech Press (1987)

Any Rumi translation by Coleman Barks.

God gifted us with an enlightened teacher who was also one of the history's greatest poets. Barks' translations are modern and immediate. These are poems you can live with forever. They will often break your heart....

Any Rumi translation by Coleman Barks.

God gifted us with an enlightened teacher who was also one of the history's greatest poets. Barks' translations are modern and immediate. These are poems you can live with forever. They will often break your heart....

Any Rumi translation by Coleman Barks.

God gifted us with an enlightened teacher who was also one of the history's greatest poets. Barks' translations are modern and immediate. These are poems you can live with forever. They will often break your heart....

Image of The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition
Jalal al-Din Rumi
HarperOne (2004)

Any Rumi translation by Coleman Barks.

God gifted us with an enlightened teacher who was also one of the history's greatest poets. Barks' translations are modern and immediate. These are poems you can live with forever. They will often break your heart....

NKH Training Library

These are selections from Rumi's important collection of teaching poems and texts.

Image of Inner Space: Introduction to Kabbalah, Meditation and Prophecy
Aryeh Kaplan
Moznaim Publishing Corporation (1991)

An excellent detailed overview of the Kabbalah by a master thinker. A must-have book.

Image of Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation
Aryeh Kaplan
Weiser Books (1997)

One of the ancient texts, with Kaplan's sometimes astounding commentary. A must-have book.

Image of The Bahir
Weiser Books (1989)

An equally ancient text, again with Kaplan's erudition. A must-have book.

A wonderful, accessible book on existence and belief.

An important book by one of the great teachers of this generation.

Image of Winnicott
Adam Phillips
Harvard University Press (1989)

Serves as a beautiful introduction to one of the major figures of the British school of object-relations, Donald Winnicott.

A good antidote to the narrow experience of expertise.

Advanced Reading

Image of Wisdom of the Zohar: Anthology of Texts (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization)
Isaiah Tishby
The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in association with L (1989)
Image of A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure)
Shlomo Angel, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King, Max Jacobson, Murray Silverstein, Sara Ishikawa, Christopher Alexander
Oxford University Press (1977)

These two volumes on architecture, are really about the quality of shining found in all things which have found their True Nature. I consider these books profoundly important.

Image of Lessons in Tanya (5 vols)
Yosef Wineberg
Kehot Publication Society (1998)
Image of LIKUTEY MOHARAN Volume 1
Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
Breslov Research Institue (1995)

These books (14+ Volumes Available) are a constant source of blessing. Every serious student should have them on their shelves, to dip into, to study in depth, to spend a life with. This link takes you directly to the Breslov Research Institute website.

The Work of Briah
Jason Shulman
A Society of Souls Press
[The Set of the World]
Jason Shulman
A Society of Souls Press

These two monographs describe part of the philosophical basis of Integrated Kabbalistic Healing.

Tefillin Psalms
by Jason Shulman
A Society of Souls Press
The Master of Hiddenness
The Master of Hiddenness
Jason Shulman
A Society of Souls Press