Thursday, October 28, 2010


ANNOUNCING THE PUBLICATION OF TORAH PORTION SUMMARIES; With Insights from the Perspective of a Jewish Yogi, by Steven J. Gold.


This is the first in a planned series of books that I am coining “Special Reserve Editions”. The plan for now is to make these books available for sale only through the printer, Lulu, with very limited distribution and marketing efforts. In this manner, I can minimize expenses and keep the retail price down.

TORAH IN THE LIGHT OF YOGA. This book contains summaries of the weekly Torah portions for the entire Five Books of Moses. It includes insights and perspectives from a person born and raised Jewish who has also been a long-time student and practitioner of a Himalayan tradition of yoga/Vedanta meditation. It is intended to be a study guide, reference tool and aid for anyone who might find Torah/Bible study a bit intimidating or overwhelming, and who might be interested in perspectives from a Jewish yogi. An effort has been made to render a readable, objective and succinct summary of the basic story-line and teachings contained in the primary text and major commentaries without getting bogged down in too much detail. When made, the more subjective remarks are pretty obvious. Of course, what is chosen to highlight and what is chosen to minimize or overlook involves selective subjective choices. Interspersed among the actual summaries are Divrei Torah, supplemental essays providing personal takes and insights on materials of particular interest or inspiration.

In order to keep the retail price down, I have produced this book on larger paper (8 ½ x 11) using small, but readable print and formatting. Due to its larger size, in addition to a perfect-bound version, I have also made it available in a spiral-bound version that might make it easier to handle.

Remember that it will only be available through Lulu: and enter the title or my name, or

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Quote of the Week 381 - Heaven

Heaven is all round,

Translated to sound.

--Michael Hedges



Announcing Publication of New Book, DIMENSIONS: Navigation the Spiritual Spectrum

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, DIMENSIONS: Navigating the Spiritual Spectrum, now available at Amazon, in paperback print and Kindle versions. It is easily found by searching my name, or by searching the full title and subtitle. You can also click on the image of the book in the right hand column of this blog.

What a great way to start the New Year, cozying up to a fire, real or imagined, and reading a new spiritually inspiring book, sure to become a classic!

DIMENSIONS: Navigating the Spiritual Spectrum

Grounded in the traditions of Torah and Veda, Steven J. Gold takes us on an oceanic tour of the depth and breadth of spiritual consciousness. Sharing personal stories and insights into various traditional scriptures as examples, he urges us to adopt a spiritual worldview, to “ponder infinity, awake and arise,” to “find your inspiration and follow it.”

“The chapters…are records of what happens when Steve’s right mind, and heart, are given full freedom to wander where they wish. As discoveries and correlations are made, his well-trained left mind and sharp wit give his observations shape and form…” – Brother Shankara, Resident Minister, Vedanta Center of Atlanta

“Universal Ice Cream: Dive deep into Steve’s wonderful book to help find your favorite flavor on the Spiritual Spectrum.” – Rabbi Mitch Cohen, Spiritual Leader, Congregation Shalom B’Harim, Dahlonega, GA

“Steven J. Gold’s Dimensions is an exploration of spirituality from the inside out. If you are looking for a guide through the pathless land of truth, read this book.” – Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of The World Wisdom Bible

Interfaith/Inter-Spiritual Contemplative Groups

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