Thomas Steininger in dialogue with Igal Harmelin
What is Jewish mysticism? What makes it unique? Igal Harmelin has a biography deeply devoted to mysticism and it is an unusual one. Born into a family of Holocaust survivors, he grew up in Israel but, perhaps surprisingly, devoted most of his life in an unusually committed way to Indian mysticism. He spent many years as a close student of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. However, in the last ten years he came back to the mystical teachings within Judaism. The various mysticisms of developed cultures have all their unique flavor and focus. So, what is the unique flavor and focus of Jewish mysticism?
In this episode of Radio evolve, Thomas Steininger talks with Igal Harmelin about the unique qualities of the Jewish mystical tradition.
PS:In the beginning of the new year, Igal Harmelin will join Martin Bruders to lead an online course on Jewish mysticism: https://www.makespaceforgrace.de/english/jewish-mysticism/