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The Magic of Meditation


Monday 11 September, 2017


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Healing, Blessings and Abundance will fill all the empty spaces of our lives…. So said the kabbalist, Joseph Gikatilla, in his beautiful treatise, Sha’are Ora (Gates of Light), written in the 13th century. The experience of light during meditation confirms that we are, essentially, light beings and our physiology, which appears dense and solid, is […]

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