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Kabbalah: A Love Story
Kabbalah: A Love Story
by Lawrence Kushner
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.69
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5.0 out of 5 stars A gateway to kabbalah via the heart, June 27, 2014
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This review is from: Kabbalah: A Love Story (Paperback)
I'd long suspected that there were connections between the cosmology of yoga and that of Genesis, but every attempt to tease out that connection via traditional Jewish sources inevitably led me through a convoluted maze of scholarly and/or mystical intellectualism that I found incomprehensible. In this beautiful novel, Kushner offers a different path; one that is intuitive and uncomplicated while nonetheless being well-researched. And, in his discussions of the Zohar, my suspected connection is laid out clearly and with no room for doubt: The Infinite Mystery, in order to love, be loved and create, "as if" becomes the dual principles of light-seed (masculine consciousness principle) and world-to-become (feminine matter principle; potentia, potency) through which creation, experience and self-exploration can occur. And, of course, it's all interconnected.

For this alone I thank Rabbi Kushner; it was more than enough reason to read the bookl But his work also informs and satisfies on many other levels, bringing his revelations to impact on one's personal experience, forcing the reader to sort of down-shift the mind and open up to deeper ways of knowing in order to really flow with what reader and writer are co-creating. I'll cherish this work for a long time to come.


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HMS 2134-0 1.8 Bushel Faceted Laundry Basket - White
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good, study basket for a good price., June 1, 2014
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Unlike the almost-as-expensive basket I bought at the Dollar Store and which cracked into utter uselessness during its first trip to the laundromat, this one has performed admirably and feels like it will be with me for quite some time to come.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Smooth and Soft!, May 13, 2014
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This product has a lot to offer. I've been using the oil on my skin from face to toes. It is easy to apply, virtually odorless, and is immediately absorbed (seemingly gratefully). It leaves no oily residue on the skin, and the effects of application last through the day and beyond. I am very happy with this product and am happy to recommend it to others.
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47 Ronin
47 Ronin
DVD ~ Keanu Reeves
Price: $10.62
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best in its genre., May 9, 2014
This review is from: 47 Ronin (DVD)
I've read a few of the negative reviews, and it definitely seems to me that those reviewers understand neither the intent nor the genre of this version. Just as with Kara Dalkey's "Genpei," or the Japanese films "Gojoe" and "Ashura," this remake of the historic epic brings a mythical quality to the tale, moving it into the realm of fantasy and making no attempt to adhere rigidly to the factual details. When versions like this one are made, it is assumed that the viewers will already be familiar with previous renditions, and be capable of appreciating a remake that is nuanced very differently.

Unfortunately, film-makers sometimes forget that there are movie-going fundamentalists who are fully prepared to take offense at the least deviation from their expectations. Thus we see other reviewers trashing the film for not being a carbon-copy clone of previous versions, or for introducing the element of "the white savior" ~ a ridiculous complaint, as the protagonist's abilities are due to his having been trained as an outcaste youth by tengu, the famous mountain warrior demons of Japanese lore; his being an illegitimate half-breed is the reason for his rejection and has nothing to do with his abilities.

Those who allow such trifles to spoil their enjoyment of the beautiful cinematography and CGI effects are unfortunate indeed, as this film gives its Japanese cousins an excellent run for their money. If one is willing to overlook the fact that Keanu Reeves has only one acting style that he brings to "Ronin" just as he did to "Matrix," "Little Buddha," etc., it might be difficult to find any real (as opposed to imagined) fault with this offering. I do hope this film's creators will look past the nerd-fest of negativity and be inspired to re-create several more classical Japanese tales.


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4.0 out of 5 stars A little spend, but . . ., March 30, 2014
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Got this for my wife, so was able to justify the price splurge on that basis; but it's very well made, and pleasing to the eye: she loves it.


Dreaming Beyond Gaia (Our Forgotten Fathers)
Dreaming Beyond Gaia (Our Forgotten Fathers)
by Adam J. Osterkamp
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.49
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good potential, badly in need of editing, March 30, 2014
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I'd give the book four stars in terms of the plot idea (as far as it goes; book one leaves us with very little clue of how things will proceed and culminate), and two stars for all the spelling, grammar and syntax errors; I don't recall reading a book that contained so many. Final score: Three stars, and I'll probably pass on volume two.


Dark Legacy
Dark Legacy
DVD
Price: $4.99

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Everything a liberal like me would want to hear . . ., March 12, 2014
This review is from: Dark Legacy (Amazon Instant Video)
. . . . But the film doesn't manage to pull it off. Circumstantial evidence, hypothesis used as fact, leaps of faith abound here, and at best add weight to the argument that the Warren Report is just as faulty.
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The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
DVD
Price: $13.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Only mildly boring, March 12, 2014
I'm sure that if I were a teenager, and reading the book version, this would have been more interesting. The film version, however, rates a big "meh" from me.


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Starbucks French Roast Whole Bean Coffee, 40-Ounce
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4.0 out of 5 stars My Go-to Coffee, March 4, 2014
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I love the S'bucks French Roast for its deep flavors and nuances, and delivery is quick. The loss of the fifth star is because the price varies greatly even with the same supplier, so every time I reorder I have to research all the vendors to see who's offering the best deal.


2-Cup Mix-N-Measure Glass Measuring Cup
2-Cup Mix-N-Measure Glass Measuring Cup
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Price: $12.22
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice, but why not a full 16 Ounces?, March 4, 2014
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I love the glass versus plastic, as it means I can use it for hot liquids too. But the 1.5 cup capacity is a bit baffling, in terms of American measurements; I'd rather have paid a bit more for a full 2-cup capacity.


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