Lectures and Workshops
Dr. Sanford Drob is a creative, dynamic and highly accessible speaker, who is available to lecture or conduct informal workshops on the contemporary relevance of the Lurianic Kabbalah. Dr. Drob, who holds doctorates in both philosophy and psychology, is the author of numerous articles on Jewish Mysticism, as well as two book: Symbols of the Kabbalah: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives and Kabbalistic Metaphors: Jewish Mystical Themes In Ancient and Modern Thought (both Jason Aronson, 1999). He is currently at work on books on “Carl Jung, Jewish Mysticiam and Anti-Semitism and Kabbalah and Contemporary Thought. His “New Kabbalah” provides the basis for a Kabbalistic approach to philosophy, psychotherapy and human relations. His website www.newkabbalah.com introduces these topics to a wide audience.
A basic lecture or workshop covers ten
Lurianic symbols and ideas: Ein-sof (the Infinite), Tzimtzum
(Concealment/Contraction), Adam Kadmon (Primordial Man), Sefirot
(Archetypal divine and human values), Olamot
(Worlds), Shevirat ha-Kelim (the Breaking of the
("Shells" or "Husks"), Sitra Achra (the Other Side), Netzotzim
"My style is not to give a prepared speech, but rather to place the Lurianic symbols and ideas "on the table," and to think them through anew each time I speak, asking the audience to think along with me. As such I try to make my presentation an example of Jewish philosophy and mysticism in action. I believe that a spiritual/ intellectual approach to the Kabbalistic symbols is itself a form of prayer or reaching towards G-d, and I try to achieve this with my audience in my workshops and lectures."
For scheduling and lecture fees please contact Dr. Drob through "Dialog" or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Drob resides in Brooklyn, New York, but is available to lecture throughout North America.
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All material on New Kabbalah website (c) Sanford L. Drob, 2001.
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