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The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on the Unknown
November 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmSuggested Donation: $18
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Jewish mystics teach that God, the Torah, and the human soul are each comprised of a known (nigleh) and a vastly greater unknown (nistar) and unknowable dimension. As we inquire into each of these domains, we begin to realize the impossibility of ever wrapping our minds around these infinite mysteries. Yet, it is through our inquiry into the unknown that we grow our souls. In this seminar, we will study Jewish spiritual teachings on the wisdom of “not knowing” and explore how the conscious practice of “unknowing” can serve as a vital force for growth, insight and creative inspiration in our lives.
Estelle Frankel is a practicing psychotherapist, author, spiritual director, and popular public speaker. In her private practice in Albany, Ca. she works with individuals and couples providing brief and long-term psychotherapy and spiritual mentoring.
Estelle is also a seasoned teacher of Jewish mysticism and meditation who offers workshops on the intersection of psychology and spirituality, Kabbalah and healing, and Musar, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. Estelle is the author of two award-winning books: Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing & Inner Wholeness, a groundbreaking book on the intersection of Kabbalah and depth psychology, and The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty, a guide to overcoming fears of the unknown and embracing uncertainty. She is also the author of numerous essays that have been published by professional journals, literary anthologies, and popular magazines.