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Soul Prints: Your Path to Fulfillment Hardcover – Bargain Price, February 27, 2001
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"Your soul print is your personal signature," explains Gafni. "It is the contour and content of your soul--it's character.... It is even more singular to you than your genes and chromosomes."
In blending his two passions, "soul prints" and myths, Rabbi Gafni created an ambitious spiritual self-help book filled with sage advice on living in connection with the soul. Don't be squeamish about the self-help mission. Gafni's narrative reads more like a personal counseling session in a rabbi's private office--intelligent, warm (expect lots of chuckles), occasionally tangential, but mostly filled with practical guidance. He also inserts numerous sidebars that offer "Soul Print Practices," such as "Make a list of the seven wonders of your world" or "Take sensual risks. Be creative with your senses in how or what you eat, or make love." --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
"Soul prints" is not a book. It is a journey. A journey to the most exciting, beautiful, funny, some times sad and lonely, wondrous, deep place- Our soul.!!! Here gafni is sharing with the world the truth about human specialness. The uniqueness of each and every one of us- our soul prints.
"Just as in the physical world you have a fingerprint that is unique to you, so in the realm of the spirit You have soul print that belongs to you alone. That print, like the print of your finger, is an identification marker of the deepest kind, with curves and swirls of its own - all your own."
In this journey you are not alone. Marc is there sharing intimately with you your story as well as his own story - his soul print. He shares with you the little moments in life, the big ones, the sad and happy. The most beautiful thing about it is that in every word you somehow find yourself there- you'll discover a beautiful and unique story, your own story.
Gafni is inviting you into yourself- hold on tied because this journey will change your life!!!!
Rabbi Gafni has the gift of making the stories of the Bible come to life. I have read or heard many of these stories before, but have never been able to relate to them in a way that actually touched me emotionally. I enjoyed the Soul Print Practice sections of the book particularly because they helped clarify areas of my life that needed healing and a perhaps a new perspective.
This book is about living your truth, no matter what your religious background or beliefs.
Gafni . . . he is a rabbi and dean of the Merlitz Public Culture Center in
Israel, but don't be put off by either that title or his religion . . . this
is a beautiful book that begins with the premise that everyone is
lonely and many people look for cures in places where they will
never find them.
Gafni further contends that our soul prints can help us--and others--deal
with this loneliness . . . just as fingerprints are unique, so too
are soul prints--the individual marks left behind by each human soul
on everyone it touches.
One key to finding happiness in life is to share these soul prints
with others . . . and that point is movingly brought home by Gafni's tale
of a rabbi who told his family he was too sick to go to temple
on Yom Kippur (the holiest day of the year for Jews) . . . when they
all leave, the rabbi then sneaks off to play golf . . . on the very first
hole, he hits a tremendous drive and it goes right into the cup
for a hole-in-one . . . yet because he can't share his story with
anybody because he has told a lie, it is meaningless.
In addition, Gafni says there's an easy way to see if another
person of the opposite sex is right for you . . . you have to be
able to share your childhood with him or her; if you can't do this,
then you can't share your soul print and you won't have a
Lastly, I liked how the author gave practical suggestions
on ways to connect with others . . . for instance, in a
restaurant, never let yourself be served without knowing the
name of your waiter or waitress . . . when you do this, you'll
see the other person for the first time.
I've lately adapted this last idea and have noticed quite
a difference, in my approach as well as my server's.
for those, like me, who may be put off by the biblical references, please know that this book is really for everybody. i am neither jewish nor christian but i could still relate to how gafni presents the old testament/torah in this book. it is the underlying message to live life fully that is at the heart of this book. as such, it really is accessible for all. a true joy to read and a wonderful gift to savor!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is beautiful. However, I caution you to only buy a copy for a nickel at a local book store or download free. Read morePublished 16 months ago by DahlingD
The book came promptly, in great condition. Xtra pleased. What else can I ask for.Thank you so much from HelenPublished on March 8, 2014 by Helen J. Rankin
This is more than a self help book. This writer addresses the Soul from the perspective of the spiritual image as he walks the reader through the many aspects of one's life, growth... Read morePublished on January 16, 2014 by Louise Kimbrel
This is one of those life changing books worth reading and re reading many times over, there are many short stories woven into the fabric of the book that help illustrate a point... Read morePublished on March 26, 2013 by A. Deras
This book wouldn't be for everyone; but if you're on a spiritual path you'll find this rewarding. It calls you to embrace your loneliness as a first step to moving into loving. Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by Julia Kline
From the very first paragraph, the book grabbed my interest. It brought alive my own sense of alienation and suffering. I understood why I was suffering. Read morePublished on September 22, 2012 by nargis
The austhor has a lot to contribute, but misses the mark by claiming two stories that are not his own. Two stories in this book come directly from Robert Fulgham. Read morePublished on May 31, 2009 by S. Burk
Nothing will prepare you for the level of search, the journey and the discoveries you will make, guided by Mark Gafni. It is mystical without being partial. Read morePublished on August 22, 2006 by Ms. Katerina Kafaki
Although no of the Jewish faith, I thoroughly enjoyed discovering myself through these stories of biblical and folk myths. Read morePublished on February 10, 2006 by Marylin M. Butorac