Transforming Darkness into Light (Teachings of Kabbalah) By Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh

Transforming Darkness into Light (Teachings of Kabbalah) By Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh

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The Ba'al Shem Tov, the 18th century founder of the Chassidic movement whose teachings are rooted in Kabbalah, revealed that any process of spiritual growth must proceed through three developmental changes in psychological attitude which he called "submission, separation and sweetening". Our ultimate goal is to sweeten our problems, to transform darkness into light. But in order to accomplish this, we must first nullify our ego, the root of all of our problems and anxieties, and create a pure, positive state of good and light within us, separated from our outer darkness. In Transforming Darkness into Light, Rabbi Ginsburgh presents the fundamental elements of a system of of Kabbalistic psychotherapy, as it has developed in Chassidic thought and practice. He highlights many ways in which the Jewish mystical path to psychological well-being both agrees with and differs from the dominant schools of modern psychotherapy. Rabbi Ginsburgh also examines in depth the pivotal role played by the therapist, and the power of speech in counseling. He shows, step-by-step, how to separate out the negative influences in our lives, heal our psychological wounds and how to taste the sweetness of inner peace so that we can do our part to bring the world to to be a place of peace and blessing for all humanity.

Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh is one of the foremost expositors of Kabbalah and Chassidism in our time. He heads educational centers in Jerusalem, Hebron and other cities in Israel. He has written over 30 books in Hebrew and English. He lectures widely in Israel and around the world.

Rabbi Ginsburgh was born in Missouri, in 1944. With an MA in Mathematics, he moved to Israel in 1965. After studying in Yeshivas in New York and Jerusalem, he began teaching in 1970 and was soon well-known for his clarity in elucidating even the most abstract concepts in Jewish mysticism and relating them to contemporary issues in science, psychology, politics and the arts. Tying together a wide range of topics, his insights open a window into a higher dimension of reality and reveal the Divine unity underlying all of creation.

Rabbi Ginsburgh lives in Kfar Chabad, outside of Tel Aviv, with his family.