- Hardcover: 215 pages
- Publisher: Kabbalah Publishing; First Ed. edition (February 9, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1571891358
- ISBN-13: 978-1571891358
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 168 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #237,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The 72 Names of God: Technology for the Soul Hardcover – February 9, 2004
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The 72 names of God were originally decoded from letters found in a biblical passage describing Moses' miraculous parting of the Red Sea. Rabbi Yehuda Berg translates these 72 names into familiar spiritual concepts, and shows readers how to these names can be useful creeds on the journey toward enlightenment. He explains that "the mystical power of the Hebrew letters that parted those waters can likewise part whatever Red Sea now confronts you in your own life." The letters may be ancient, but Berg's names read like modern catchphrases: "Angelic Influences," "Soul Mate," "Dumping Depression," and "Sexual Energy." Each one gets its own elegantly designed chapter and high impact graphic. Like most Kabbalah teachers, Berg emphasizes the importance of taming ego. Yet Berg also discusses how to keep the ego in check while still attaining sexual satisfaction and prosperitytricky, but possible. With its stylized presentation and contemporary language, this makes a unique and inviting book on the Kabbalah. --Gail Hudson
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This self-help book from Rabbi Berg (The Power of Kabbalah) draws upon the "72 names" of God mentioned in the Kabbalah to empower individuals to embrace life more fully. Berg says that when Moses experienced his do-or-die moment on the shores of the Red Sea, God spoke to the Israelites in three verses as recorded in the Book of Exodus-each verse consisting of 72 Hebrew letters. Encoded in those letters was the "technology" the Israelites needed to escape the situation on their own, without further divine assistance. Berg writes that contemporary seekers can also tap into this power and energy by learning about, and calling upon, the 72 names of God. The book can be shallow, particularly in its proof-texting of both Kabbalah and the findings of modern scientists to demonstrate "uncanny congruencies between astrophysics and Kabbalah concerning Creation," or its rapid-fire determination to whiz through each name in a single page. Although the device of using the 72 names is a refreshing addition to self-help literature, the end result is the same: the book offers individuals a relatively quick and painless way to achieve joy, financial prosperity, sexual fulfillment and spiritual enlightenment. The real star here is not the writing but the layout; rarely has a Kabbalah book been so easy on the eyes. Trendy designs, chic photographs and illustrations, and even a little comic-book-style graphic art enhance the book and maintain reader interest.
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I have been studying Metaphysics for several years and there wasn't any new, usable information in this book, that I could find.
Fortunately, this book only has angels. This is Yehuda's spin on each of God's 72 elementals based on God's Name. I have no idea if Rabbi Berg's spin on the 72 Names of God, actually applies, BUT the concepts he applies to each angel are completely useful for every kind of ailment.
For example, the 72nd angel, or the lowest rep for heaven, begins with "MOUM" for spiritual cleansing. Spiritual cleansing is basic to accessing the upper "worlds," therefore I rec'd meditation with the 72nd angel first, then work your way up. Of course, you can skip around.
I like to combine the scripts in this book with emotional freedom techniques, so I'm never at a loss for words. You will never be at a loss for words either when meditating on self improvement and spiritual growth. Will it make you a ceremonial magician too? I don't have a clue, but it will help you chase away emotional "darkness" and give you strength.
What I did manage to read from the book was quite interesting and informative.