The Mystery of the Aleph

God as infinity cannot be described or comprehended. The Ein Sof is far beyond what a human mind can hope to glimpse. A fourteenth-century Kabbalist, whose identity is unknown, wrote: "Ein 3 4 THE MYSTERY OF THE ALEPH.

The Mystery of the Aleph

Journeys into the work of Georg Cantor, a Russian-born German mathematician, who developed set theory and the concept of infinite numbers, but was condemned by his peers and spent many years in an asylum.

The Mystery of the Alpha and Omega

So I began to read Genesis 1:1–Bereishit (in the beginning) Bara (created) Elohim (God) Aleph Tav.... There was no word under the Aleph Tav. Nuts! I made it to the fourth word and was already stumped. The Aleph Tav isn't a word and it ...

The Mystery of the Alpha and Omega

Do the Scriptures really identify who the Messiah is and what His role is to be? Author John Shumaker takes an in-depth look into the original Hebrew Scriptures in his book The Mystery of the Alpha and Omega and reveals something hidden for our discovery. Proverbs 25: 2 says, It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. (NASB). God has hidden in the original Hebrew text the role of the Messiah?the role that Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) fulfilled to the very letter recorded in the original text. In his book The Mystery of the Alpha and Omega, Shumaker takes us to eighteen of these verses and reveals to us something hidden within the text of the Tanakh (Hebrew title of the Old Testament) and revealed through the person of the Messiah Yeshua in the New Testament. This is truly a scriptural revelation!

The Mystery of the Hebrew Letters

The symbol or pictograph for Aleph is the ox or bull representing strength. The sound of the aleph is silent unless vowels are added to it. Numeric value or gematria is one. Aleph is one of the holiest letters.

The Mystery of the Hebrew Letters

“Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?” (Proverbs 30:4). The answer to this riddle can be found in the revelation contained within this book. The Son’s identity, once concealed in the divine letters of the Hebrew alphabet... is now revealed! Yeshua said, “Before Abraham was, I am.” Messiah is also known as the Poretz, (the one who will break through). He was present from the beginning of time for the salvation of the world! Each Hebrew letter points to Jesus/Yeshua as the Messiah to all the nations of the world. The mystery of Messiah Yeshua was once hidden in the divine Hebrew letters and the Torah. This breakthrough information has been revealed for such a time as this. Yeshua said, “Repent for the Kingdom of God is near! “This book is a glimpse of Yeshua in the Hebrew Alpha-Bet. Yeshua said, “In the volume of the book it is written of me”. You are about to get a glimpse of Yeshua revealed in the Hebrew. For those not fluent in Hebrew, it is my hope that this book will pique your interest in learning our holy language. As a Jewish Rabbi and a believer in Yeshua the Messiah, I highly recommend Mystery of the Hebrew Letters to connect you to the Jewishness of Yeshua/Jesus. The Bible is a Jewish book from cover to cover and only in studying the Bible in Hebrew, its original language, will you begin to understand the richness of the Word of Elohim. As Christians, it’s time to reconnect to the Jewish Roots of our faith.” - Rabbi Deborah Brandt – Deborah’s Messianic Ministries-Beit Midrash Tefillah Hallel Congregation and Vice President and Instructor at The Judaic Studies Institute and University. “Dr. Maria Goldstein, THANK YOU for writing this incredible book. As a Hebrew Christian for 46 years, I have never read anything like this! It solves the mystery of the Hebrew alphabet and reveals Yeshua/Jesus as the Son of God. Many of my questions have finally been answered by this book, which I highly and enthusiastically recommend!” -Pastor Meyer Stahl- Southern New Mexico Church of God, author, founder, producer, TV and radio host of What is Truth? “The 22 sacred letters of the Hebrew language are profound and spiritual since the language spoken by God in the Bible is made up from these letters. By trying to understand God’s word we can learn even more by understanding the meaning of the letters that brought forth creation. Rev. Dr. Maria Goldstein does a wonderful job of revealing some of these mysteries and their relation to Messiah Yeshua.” Rabbi George Quinn Beth Israel Messianic Center, El Paso, TX "Hebrew is a constructive language, and as such, even the letters must be considered when determining the meaning of the words! A Jewish story goes as follows: When God asked Adam to name the animals, Adam so filled with the knowledge of the Hebrew letters was able to look at each creature and knew which letters God used to bring that creature into existence. Those letters then became the name that Adam gave to each creature. So Adam did not so much as name the animals as much as being filled with the knowledge of the letters, he knew the name God had already given them. Dr Goldstein's Mystery of the Hebrew Letter Jesus Revealed is a wonderful little gem conveying some key elementary points of each Hebrew letter. This primer should be taken as a first step into the larger world of understanding the very Word of God, the Bible." Rabbi Gary Hartshorn Las Cruces, NM

Mysteries of the Bible

The next mystery is understanding the Hebrew letters of the aleph-bet (alphabet), their layout, their numerical values, and their unique meanings that are not just letters but each one that has a spiritual significance.

Mysteries of the Bible

There are so many stories and rumors about the Bible that it really frustrates me. From the lost books of the Bible to interpretations that are not even close to the real thing. As Christians, we profess to believe in one God and one Bible. The million-dollar question is: how do we get well over nine thousand different religions that all claim to believe in the same thing? After fifteen years of research and scholastic training, I wrote this book with the purpose of getting out the truth about the Bible, going back to the original Greek and Hebrew and eyewitness accounts from people that lived in the time of Jesus. I categorically prove step-by-step how, despite the diverse sources and writers of the Bible, all the books of the Bible belong where they are and are divinely inspired or divinely written. Also, that every book, chapter, and verse belongs exactly where it is and fits together like a puzzle. There is an intricate web of mysteries that tie it all together. I thoroughly explain seven of these mysteries and how they hold the Bible together.It is time that the truth be known about the Bible and have the stories and rumors put to rest for once and for all. I spent over fifteen years of my life dedicated to that. This book is based solely on fact and history, with no interpretations added, unless I say it's my opinion.

Three letters submiited to the considerationn of the most reverend the Lord Archbishop of Cashel on the recent apocryphal publications of his grace and on the annotations accompanying them

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Three letters     submiited to the considerationn of the most reverend the Lord Archbishop of Cashel  on the recent apocryphal publications of his grace  and on the annotations accompanying them


The Messianic Aleph Tav Scriptures Paleo Hebrew Study Bible

Unequivocally the greatest symbol in biblical history since it was revealed by the Apostle John is the Aleph/Tav ta Character Symbol. It is the HOLY GRAIL OF THE SCRIPTURES and the reason is because it unlocks the mystery to the ...

The Messianic Aleph Tav Scriptures Paleo Hebrew Study Bible

The Messianic Aleph Tav Scriptures (MATS) is a study bible which focuses on the study of the Aleph Tav character symbol used throughout the old testament (Tanakh) by both Moses and the Prophets and is the most exhaustive and unique rendition of its kind in the world. Over 5 years in the making, this English rendition reveals every place the Hebrew Aleph Tav symbol was used as a "free standing" character symbol believed to express the "strength of the covenant" in its original meaning. The Aleph Tav was believed also to be the "mark" of the "divine hand" for thousands of years by such famous rabbis as Nahum of Gimzo, Akiva, and R. S. Hirsch as well as the Apostle John. Also revealed in MATS is the use of the Aleph Tav as it is incorporated into the creation of hundreds of Hebrew words used thousands of times throughout the Tanakh and how the "mark" incorporates Y'shua haMashiach (Jesus the messiah), as well as all mankind and creation, which substantiates and expresses its divinity, thus taking our understanding of the scriptures to a whole new level. MATS comes in your choice of either Paleo or Modern Hebrew editions in a trim size of the regular 6"x9" or the large print edition 8.5"x11".

The Messianic Aleph Tav Scriptures Modern Hebrew Study Bible

Unequivocally the greatest symbol in biblical history since it was revealed by the Apostle John is the Aleph/Tav תא Character Symbol. It is the HOLY GRAIL OF THE SCRIPTURES and the reason is because it unlocks the mystery to the ...

The Messianic Aleph Tav Scriptures Modern Hebrew Study Bible

The Messianic Aleph Tav Scriptures (MATS) is a study bible which focuses on the study of the Aleph Tav character symbol used throughout the old testament (Tanakh) by both Moses and the Prophets and is the most exhaustive and unique rendition of its kind in the world. Over 5 years in the making, this English rendition reveals every place the Hebrew Aleph Tav symbol was used as a "free standing" character symbol believed to express the "strength of the covenant" in its original meaning. The Aleph Tav was believed also to be the "mark" of the "divine hand" for thousands of years by such famous rabbis as Nahum of Gimzo, Akiva, and R. S. Hirsch as well as the Apostle John. Also revealed in MATS is the use of the Aleph Tav as it is incorporated into the creation of hundreds of Hebrew words used thousands of times throughout the Tanakh and how the "mark" incorporates Y'shua haMashiach (Jesus the messiah), as well as all mankind and creation, which substantiates and expresses its divinity, thus taking our understanding of the scriptures to a whole new level. MATS comes in your choice of either Paleo or Modern Hebrew editions in a trim size of the regular 6"x9" or the large print edition 8.5"x11".

The Mystery to a Solution

I saw the Aleph from every point and angle , and in the Aleph I saw the earth and in the earth the Aleph and in the Aleph the earth ; ... and I felt dizzy and wept , for my eyes had seen that secret and conjectured object whose name is ...

The Mystery to a Solution

Irwin mirrors the aesthetic impact of the genre by creating in his study the dynamics of a detective story—the uncovering of mysteries, the accumulation of evidence, the tracing of clues, and the final solution that ties it all together.

Analytical Psychology

... on enactments and analytic reverie , which I postulate are low level synchronicities at core ; see next section of text ) . References Aczel . A. ( 2000 ) The Mystery of the Aleph : Mathematics , the Kabbalah , and the Human Mind ...

Analytical Psychology

Analytical Psychology, written by a range of distinguished authors takes account of advances in other fields such as neuroscience, philosophy and cultural studies and examines their effects on Jungian analytic theory.

CHRISTIAN KUNDALINI SCIENCE PROOF OF THE SOUL CRYPTOGRAM SOLUTION OF EGYPTIAN STELA 55001 OPENING THE HOOD OF RA

For the Qabala to be sacred means to partake of this mystery of ALEPH Everything that exists is sacred because it is inhabited by ALEPH. <Discuss the ALEPH point and read from the Borges story about the ALEPH in the Possible Human.

CHRISTIAN KUNDALINI SCIENCE  PROOF OF THE SOUL  CRYPTOGRAM SOLUTION OF EGYPTIAN STELA 55001    OPENING THE HOOD OF RA

In my first cipher text titled Baptist Gnostic Christian Eubonic Kundalinion Spiritual Ki Do Hermeneutic Metaphysics, ISBN #0595206780, I discussed the Biblical science of the brazen serpent passed down through Moses in the science of the Nehushtan. In this text, I decipher several pieces of Egyptian artwork found in the Eternal Egypt exhibit. I provide this to show that I have knowledge and understanding of the Egyptian sacred priesthood knowledge. I use the symbolic language as the standard. I also give a deciphered meaning to the Egyptian art piece Stela 55001 which Egyptologists have secretly unsuccessfully been trying to decipher for over thirty years. I offer you the findings of my research and many terms that may not be in your vocabulary. Maybe "you should" look them up! I relate this to a hidden exlanation of the Book of the Revelation that I found. I am talking about the mystery found in The Bible at Revelation 13:18. I reveal what I think "the bolt of brama nidi" is in Kundalini yoga.

This is the Aleph which we described in the previous Mishna as the tongue of decree which tips the scale between Mem and ... So that the 22 letters are carved into Malkhut with the power of the Aleph, in the mystery of the tongue which ...

Sefer Yetzira, a sacred book of antiquity and power, is one of Judaism's oldest texts after the Bible. In this new translation and commentary, Rabbi Worch leads us step-by-step to the innermost chambers of Jewish mysticism. This commentary reflects strikingly mystical qualities of Hasidism and the post-modern approach to text.

The End of Religion the Beginning of Self

Using the Hebrew Alphabet As Secret Wisdom Key M. Bruno Curfs. Eve , X Aleph and · Yuwd , where · Yuwd is extracted from & Aleph yet gives & Aleph existence — producing ( as in giving birth ) a living entity Nuwn affirmed in existence ...

The End of Religion  the Beginning of Self

[For your convenience there is a dedicated website available, click here. Also connect on Facebook!] With The End Of Religion, The Beginning Of Self readers can look forward to an in-depth analysis, profound interpretation and insightful reflection of the Bible. This spectacular read freely shares a thought-provoking perspective about famous and less famous Bible stories and their practical significance in the reader’s life. Every letter of the Hebrew Alphabet is explained in a separate chapter and in many different ways, as a letter and as a letter-name, as a number and as a number-name, as part of scripture and as part of words. This technique is one of the most important legacies given to human kind. There is no doubt scientists will be baffled by this innovative knowledge for centuries to come, especially when they get wind of its applications. Exhilarating, this read contains poems, riddles and appendices for extra depth and emphasis. So what are you waiting for? Let this book open the doors to a greater and more profound understanding about life, the universe and everything!

The Mystery of Messiah

His Word composed of each letter of the Aleph-Tav would bring a living epistle to be writ and read of all men, in his time. The mystery of the Godhead is in the first verse. Elohim is one, not two or three or more. There ALEPHאָ) ...

The Mystery of Messiah

The Jewish teachings of the Torah in the law and prophets contain a treasure of knowledge and understanding revealing the Jewish Messiah Yeshua or Jesus Christ. When viewed through the lens of the Hebrew alphabet clues hidden in plain sight reveal the mystery of Messiah that the eyes of our understanding may be opened.

The Akshaya Patra Manasa Bhajare Worship in the Mind

ABRAM means the alephbet or alphabet of RAM. This mystery of the aleph bet, that Man is privy to unlike other animals, is the Word of RA the sun or RAM its creative power and gift of life in Man. AB implies ABBA or BABA.

The Akshaya Patra  Manasa Bhajare  Worship in the Mind

The Akshaya Patra series is written as a book to augment books of philosophical inquiry; and to assist true inquiry in such a way, so as to inspire the Mysteries that unfold on the path of initiation. Let us begin by breaking bread together, by this first step, that we may destroy the tome of ignorance with that first principle in prayer saying; "A house that is loved is always satisfied." This house is the Temple of Self; inspired by life and the touch of nature, the Akshaya Patra throughout is filled with inner depth and determination. These first works of the Akshaya Patra, were inspired by, and dedicated to, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, whose influence was, and still is, too vast for words; and whose love has satisfied the genius in this Tomb and Tome of Time. This first book of Volume ONE begins, with the features of introductory, for taking the earliest footsteps, on the path of sacred life; dedicated to Self-Transformation. As a Tree of Knowledge is planted, its roots fan out thru many traditions, and its branches stretch to provide shelter and protection over all. Its leaves call for all to come and take their share of comfort beneath the shadows in its shade; delighted and lighted by the sun by day, and with night fascinated to discover the ringlets of the moon and stars that gave first light in the residence of space. We are THAT Time, we are that Space; we are that Consciousness. "Tat Twam Asi" ... the pursuant in pursuant search, in the sea, of supreme reality. Self-Mastery is a personal journey and there is only one friend; and that is the sacred messenger, who comes to life as the resident within. There are many years involved in coming to this writing of the Akshaya Patra Series. The examinations here have taken us to this first place in the writing; that is nothing more than the satisfaction of ethical journey, working forward from the true beginning. There are many more volumes and books to follow for us, in order to reach our destination in this vast work of self-transformation. Are we ready? Are we deserving? We have been fooled by fools maybe, and we are, or are we, the fools to dream that we are more than this fool we have come to be. We come to this knowing that we have not come to terms with our true identity. Maybe we have fed ourselves unwisely, and only broken bread that is dry, tasteless, and come unsatisfied, from drink before a shallow empty well. The Akshaya Patra Volume ONE Book ONE; entitled Manasa Bhajare: Worship in the Mind; means to satisfy. The Mind will be the first portal passed; before transitioning thru its own death and resurrection. It is here in this first book of Volume ONE that we are first entertained; breaking down our traditions that take shape into something immaterial but tangible. In all, Volume ONE alone will consist of nine books. More to be published. This is Book ONE. Seven Volumes are written and every day these are maturing waiting for release. Currently there are hiding behind this Volume ONE Book ONE about 17 books written... It is to unfold the culmination of a lifetime of work. Each Volume evolves thru seven stages of Initiation; as if passing thru seven days labor on the path towards liberation. In this it is like the Bhagavata. Our purpose, objective and ends may be summed up in the advice given in these words of Sai Baba: (True knowledge) instructs you to reform yourself first. After transforming yourself, try to reform others. That is the advice offered by Vidya (True Knowledge). The delusive attachment to the objective world can be uprooted by means of selfless service rendered as worship to the Lord. Genuine devotion is characterized by LOVE FOR ALL, at all times, everywhere. Sai Baba

The Akshaya Patra Series Manasa Bhajare

ABRAM means the alephbet or alphabet of RAM. This mystery of the aleph bet, that Man is privy to unlike other animals, is the Word of RA the sun or RAM its creative power and gift of life in Man. AB implies ABBA or BABA.

The Akshaya Patra Series Manasa Bhajare

The Akshaya Patra series is written as a book to augment books of philosophical inquiry; and to assist true inquiry in such a way, so as to inspire the Mysteries that unfold on the path of initiation. Let us begin by breaking bread together, by this first step, that we may destroy the tome of ignorance with that first principle in prayer saying; “A house that is loved is always satisfied.” This house is the Temple of Self; inspired by life and the touch of nature, the Akshaya Patra throughout is filled with inner depth and determination. These first works of the Akshaya Patra, were inspired by, and dedicated to, Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, whose influence was, and still is, too vast for words; and whose love has satisfied the genius in this Tomb and Tome of Time. This first book of Volume ONE, here printed in color as Volume ONE Book ONE Part ONE begins, with the features of introductory, for taking the earliest footsteps, on the path of sacred life; dedicated to Self-Transformation. As a Tree of Knowledge is planted, its roots fan out thru many traditions, and its branches stretch to provide shelter and protection over all. Its leaves call for all to come and take their share of comfort beneath the shadows in its shade; delighted and lighted by the sun by day, and with night fascinated to discover the ringlets of the moon and stars that gave first light in the residence of space. We are THAT Time, we are that Space; we are that Consciousness. “Tat Twam Asi”... the pursuant in pursuant search, in the sea, of supreme reality. Self- Mastery is a personal journey and there is only one friend; and that is the sacred messenger, who comes to life as the resident within. There are many years involved in coming to this writing of the Akshaya Patra Series. The examinations here have taken us to this first place in the writing; that is nothing more than the satisfaction of ethical journey, working forward from the true beginning. There are many more volumes and books to follow for us, in order to reach our destination in this vast work of self-transformation. Are we ready? Are we deserving? We have been fooled by fools maybe, and we are, or are we, the fools to dream that we are more than this fool we have come to be. We come to this knowing that we have not come to terms with our true identity. Maybe we have fed ourselves unwisely, and only broken bread that is dry, tasteless, and come unsatisfied, from drink before a shallow empty well. The Akshaya Patra Volume ONE Book ONE; entitled Manasa Bhajare: Worship in the Mind; means to satisfy. The Mind will be the first portal passed; before transitioning thru its own death and resurrection. It is here in this first book of Volume ONE that we are first entertained; breaking down our traditions that take shape into something immaterial but tangible. In all, Volume ONE alone will consist of nine books. More to be published. This is Book ONE. This color edition is Part ONE of three Parts. Seven Volumes are written and every day these are maturing waiting for release. Currently there are hiding behind this Volume ONE Book ONE about 17 books written... It is to unfold the culmination of a lifetime of work. Each Volume evolves thru seven stages of Initiation; as if passing thru seven days labor on the path towards liberation. In this it is like the Bhagavata. Our purpose, objective and ends may be summed up in the advice given in these words of Sai Baba: (True knowledge) instructs you to reform yourself first. After transforming yourself, try to reform others. That is the advice offered by Vidya (True Knowledge). The delusive attachment to the objective world can be uprooted by means of selfless service rendered as worship to the Lord. Genuine devotion is characterized by LOVE FOR ALL, at all times, everywhere. - Sai Baba

Kabbalah Handbook

Another mystery is the hard pronunciation of the resh ( Including the “lost” double letter, resh, the six double letters ... Within the mystery of the aleph and tav (first and last letters of the Aleph-Bet) reside the permutations and ...

Kabbalah Handbook

A comprehensive single-volume reference guide to the terms and ideas of Kabbalah by a longtime teacher of Jewish mysticism -perfect for the serious student and newcomer alike. People of all faiths and backgrounds are drawn to the inspiration, knowledge, and spiritual insight that Kabbalah offers. But too often writings on Jewish mysticism are impenetrable for the novice, overly simplified for the advanced student, or misrepresent and sensationalize Kabbalistic practice. The Kabbalah Handbook is the first comprehensive single-volume Kabbalah reference guide that is indispensable for Kabbalah students of every level. The Kabbalah Handbook features: - more than five hundred key terms and concepts in straightforward, easy-to-read definitions and thorough, well-researched discussions; - Hebrew, English, and Hebrew transliteration for each item; - the language of origin for each term; - a discussion of all sides of differing opinions within Kabbalistic philosophy; - pronunciation guides; - nondiscriminatory, gender-neutral language; - important historical information; - extensive cross-referencing that enables readers to find all terms, whether they are looking up a word in English or transliterated Hebrew; - twenty-eight original and innovative illustrations; - thirty-two tables and charts that organize and break down unwieldy material into manageable items; and - appendices covering topics such as the 613 Mitzvot (biblical commandments), the lunar calendar, and the sacred names of God.

The Code of Opposites Book 2 A Sacred Guide to Playing with Power and not Getting Burned

Thus, Aleph is not only the 1st of the 10 Words; it is THE Word of the decalogue (Greek “10 Words”), if only because Aleph is the unity which is the Mystery of mysteries, and the door to all wonders. When spelling out the Nun in Anokhi ...

The Code of Opposites   Book 2  A Sacred Guide to Playing with Power and not Getting Burned

Book 2 of The Code of Opposites (TCO for short) furthers the mission to heal our power issues, and thus shift from the ego’s need to dominate into the adoption of wholesome power. While Book 1 focuses on “no push-pull,” Book 2 looks at “no self-doubt.” Imagine experiencing 100% faith and having total certainty that you can [fill in the blank]… Would that be a valuable change? Yes, but how? Language is where your Power is. To transform, you must look at the story you tell. Activating a metalanguage – a language beyond all languages – allows you to track patterns, understand the purpose of your self-limiting creations, and be able to turn them off. Cracking this code reveals depths of meaning that animate the soul of all wisdom teachings. The codes are so awesome they naturally raise your vibrational field to the sense of enough by which to resonate with oneness. Radical? Crazy? You betcha! Especially as this ancient language that came back from the future renamed itself “S/Hebrew,” to sanctify the union of the feminine and the masculine. Imagine yourself… * Processing trauma by realizing that mysticism may just be the only proven track to healing. * Having a unifying equation to explore the shadow, and stretch beyond fear into the sacred. * Doing what it takes to raise your self-esteem, and trust yourself in your chosen calling. * Moving out of “ScareCity” by being real enough to know what you want, and ask for it in such a way that you might receive it.

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

Perhaps there is a little of both in “ The Mystery of the Aleph , " but certainly Mr. Aczel makes only passing efforts to lead his readers gently through the thicket of difficult concepts that he presents . Reading this book , I often ...

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

A Brief History of Infinity

Quoted in: Amir Aczel, The Mystery of the Aleph (Pocket Books, 2000). 91. John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Peter Docter, Joe Ranft, Joss Whedon, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, Toy 60. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, De quadratura, ed.

A Brief History of Infinity

'Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.' Douglas Adams, Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy We human beings have trouble with infinity - yet infinity is a surprisingly human subject. Philosophers and mathematicians have gone mad contemplating its nature and complexity - yet it is a concept routinely used by schoolchildren. Exploring the infinite is a journey into paradox. Here is a quantity that turns arithmetic on its head, making it feasible that 1 = 0. Here is a concept that enables us to cram as many extra guests as we like into an already full hotel. Most bizarrely of all, it is quite easy to show that there must be something bigger than infinity - when it surely should be the biggest thing that could possibly be. Brian Clegg takes us on a fascinating tour of that borderland between the extremely large and the ultimate that takes us from Archimedes, counting the grains of sand that would fill the universe, to the latest theories on the physical reality of the infinite. Full of unexpected delights, whether St Augustine contemplating the nature of creation, Newton and Leibniz battling over ownership of calculus, or Cantor struggling to publicise his vision of the transfinite, infinity's fascination is in the way it brings together the everyday and the extraordinary, prosaic daily life and the esoteric. Whether your interest in infinity is mathematical, philosophical, spiritual or just plain curious, this accessible book offers a stimulating and entertaining read.

Judaism for the World

Here our contemplation of the mystery of aleph-bet leads us to the question of all questions, the essential conundrum that has teased mystics and would-be mystics since the beginning. If all is one, how do we get to the many?

Judaism for the World

An internationally recognized scholar and theologian shares a Jewish mysticism for our times Judaism, one of the world’s great spiritual traditions, is not addressed to Jews alone. In this masterful book, Arthur Green calls out to seekers of all sorts, offering a universal response to the eternal human questions of who we are, why we exist, where we are going, and how to live. Drawing on over half a century as a Jewish seeker and teacher, he shows us a Judaism that cultivates the life of the spirit, that inspires an inward journey leading precisely toward self-transcendence, to an awareness of the universal Self in whose presence we exist. As a neo-hasidic seeker, he is both devotional and boldly questioning in his understanding of God and tradition. Engaging with the mystical sources, he translates the insights of the Hasidic masters into a new religious language accessible to all those eager to build an inner life and a human society that treasures the divine spark in each person and throughout Creation.