Joint CD and Book Signing and Discussion
Rabbi Gershon Winkler
Magic of the Ordinary:
Recovering the Shamanic in Judaism
Miriam Maron Emhoff, R.N., M.A.
Recording Artist of
Wings of Light and Light Out Of Darkness
Sunday, September 14, 3-4:30 PM at
Bodhi Tree Bookstore
858 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood
"Gershon Winkler's brilliance shines a light on the buried shamanic practices of Judaism. Magic of the Ordinary is a treasure; I loved it and was deeply inspired by it." -- Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval and Medicine for the Earth
"Gershon Winkler with wit and wisdom leads us to rediscover the more paganistic and pantheistic mysteries underlying the ancient Hebrew tradition. I highly recommend this book." -- Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Healing
From sorcery to animal totems, buzzard feathers to hawk spirits, sacred circles to healing rituals, Magic of the Ordinary offers us a rare and generous encounter with a rich body of wisdom that has been long neglected and even longer misunderstood. Unknown to most, ancient Jewish tradition teaches prolifically about the Four Directions and the medicine attributes of animals, plants, and minerals. It also emphasizes the sacredness of the earth, and that all organisms, including the stars and planets, are imbued with divine consciousness. Magic of the Ordinary reconfigures our understanding of Judaism as a spiritual path that is founded upon a conscientious and sacred relationship with the magic of our physical universe.
The event will also feature a CD signing by Miriam Maron Emhoff, R.N., M.A. Miriam co-facilitates with Gershon workshops on Jewish shamanic healing across the country and will join Gershon with a live performance of several Aramaic and Hebraic chants and songs from her albums, Wings of Light and Light Out Of Darkness. A spiritual healer in private practice, Miriam has performed concerts and sacred dance across the world, most recently in Portugal and New Mexico.
"Miriam sings from the center of the experience of the Jewish soul with her God."
-- Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi