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Five Jewish Mystics

Jewish mysticism, also known as Kabbalah, has been popularized as a New Age, hippie trend, thanks in part to celebrities like Madonna and Britney Spears. However, its roots are nearly as ancient as Jewish practice itself. Dating back to the Second Temple of Jerusalem between...

"Wake Up Now," by Stephan Bodian

A Review of Stephan Bodian’s Wake Up Now

One teacher told me the goal was enlightenment. Another told me that enlightenment wasn’t the goal—it was something I was born with. Neither seemed to be able to explain the meaning of enlightenment. Is a mystic so named because the final result is a mystery? For...

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Christianity’s Best-Kept Secret

The summer after I graduated from high school, a scary dream and a book changed my life. One Saturday night, I had a nightmare about the world coming to an end. It was filled with imagery straight out of the Bible — darkness at noon, stars...