WELCOME TO TORAH-VEDA

Torah and Veda are two ancient sources of spirituality still vibrant today. Torah is conveyed through the sacred language of Hebrew and Veda is conveyed through the sacred language of Sanskrit. The focus here is on meditation, mysticism, philosophy, psychology and the underlying spirituality that has been incorporated into religions, and not as much on the religions themselves. Your comments and posts are welcome.

Torah-Veda
An Interspiritual Journey
Find Your Inspiration and Follow It



Quote of the Week 379 - Song


Those who wish to sing always find a song.


--Swedish Proverb


CURRENT TEACHING SESSIONS

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

Please check out the following, which is an ongoing activity that may be of interest:


http://www.interfaithci.org/contemplative.html


Or


http://www.neshamainterfaithcenter.org/specialevents/#contemplation










Thursday, October 11, 2012

NEW BOOK PUBLICATION: Writings of the Dawn; The Spiritual Journey of a Baby-Boomer

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Announcing the publication of my latest book, just in time for holiday giving!. As you can see by the description below taken from the preface, it is not my “newest” book, but rather an old book that I decided it was time to dust off and formally publish. For now, it is available, at a discount, only at the publisher’s site, Lulu: www.lulu.com/spotlight/yajc. I will announce if and when it becomes available elsewhere. There is an extensive preview that is available at the Lulu site.

Writings of the Dawn
The Spiritual Journey of a Baby-Boomer

PREFACE TO LULU EDITION
“It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth.”  
(Earliest known printed version of this popular proverb, by English theologian and historian Thomas Fuller, in A Pisgah-Sight Of Palestine And The Confines Thereof, 1650)

This may be the closest thing that I will ever write that could be considered an autobiography, although it is largely not in narrative form. It covers the eleven-year period from 1967 through 1977 (age 16 through 26) that was a significant developmental period in my life, from junior year in high school through college and the ensuing young adult period. It describes these early years of my spiritual journey in pose, poetry, art and journal entries. There are a few later entries in a “Postscript” section at the end from the years 1978 through 1985.

The main entries are divided into chronological sections covering the periods identified for works composed during those times. However, at the end of each section is a narrative “Notes” section that was written in 1996, in retrospect, in which the preceding material is explained and tied together. I produced a home-made version at that time and had some run off with simple report-type binding at a local copy shop.

The production and font-selection is a bit crude, because I wanted to retain the flavor of the original home-spun version, including the drawings and artwork. Everything after this page is a faithful rendering of the original work. As with all of my work, my earnest hope is that the reader will find inspiration, stimulation, maybe some revelation, and hopefully, most precious of all, perhaps some transformation.


Steven J. Gold
September, 2012

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