Kimberly Burnham, Brain Health Coach, Author, Writer, Poet, Blogger, Speaker, Editor, Publisher, Journalist, and Teacher
2019 Currently working with clients as a Health and Vision, and Writing Coach.
For an appointment contact Kimberly Burnham, PhD (Integrative Medicine) at NerveWhisperer@gmail.com
Kimberly Burnham's Publication Credits
Web Content Manager / Editor
2017-2018 Content Manager, Writer, Editor for Insights Into Religion by the Non-Profit Lilly Endowment (2 years) News, Non-Profit, Religion, Sermon Resources. http://www.religioninsights.org
Raising Consciousness Now Blog (2013-Present) Brain Health, Consciousness, Peace, Language, Mental Health. https://www.raisingconsciousnessnow.com/blog/author/Kimberly-Burnham%2C-PhD-(Integrative-Medicine)
SpokaneFavs Blog. (2014-Present) Intersection of Health, Religion and Peace Initiatives. https://spokanefavs.com/author/kimberlyburnham/
Second Nexus (2017) News, Science, Health, Food, Travel. https://secondnexus.com/author/kim-burnham/
5 Best News and Entertainment Blog. (2017-2018) Health, News, Food. https://5bestthings.com/author/kimberly/
Kimberly Burnham's Column on LinkedIn Pulse (2010-Present) 12,000 + followers https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlyburnham/detail/recent-activity/posts/
A Selfish Poet, Trish Hopkinson's Blog, Making Money for Poets. (2017-Present) Poetry, Brain Health, Language, Peace. https://trishhopkinson.com/tag/kimberly-burnham/
Sivana Spirit Blog. (2018-Present) Health, Alternative Medicine. https://blog.sivanaspirit.com/author/kimberly-burnham/
Reform Judaism (2017-Present) Judaism, Jewish Themes, Jewish Books and Essays. https://reformjudaism.org/blog/blog-author/kimberly-burnham http://www.ncejudaism.org/finding-a-way-to-judaism/
Our Community of Humanity Blog in Inner Child Magazine (2014-2016)
Ride Fit (2016) Bicycling, Sports Health. http://www.ride-fit.com/Blog/Spinning-Bike-And-Turbo-Trainer-Workout-Blog-031113.html#.XHLvmYhKiM9
The Catalyzed Leader Blog (2012-2013). Vision, Brain Health, Leadership Training. https://www.nervewhisperer.solutions/peace/category/the-catalyzed-leader-blog
Academic Journal Articles
Academia.Edu (2005-Present) Journal Articles Health, Brain Function, Language and the Brain, Vision Health. [See all] https://akamaiuniversity.academia.edu/KimberlyBurnham
Research Gate (2005-Present) Health, Brain Function, Language and the Brain, Vision Health. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kimberly_Burnham2
Google Scholar Profile (2015-Present) Health, Brain Function, Language and the Brain, Vision Health. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=EI24aaoAAAAJ&hl=en
Individually Written Brain Health Books:
Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind (A Daily Brain Health Program (2019) by Kimberly Burnham (Creating Calm Network Publishing Group) B07KDZGSJM eBook $4.99 paperback $14.95
Parkinson's Alternatives, Walk Better, Sleep Deeper and Move Consciously (2014) by Kimberly Burnham (Creating Calm Network Publishing Group).
Our Fractal Nature, A Journey of Self-Discovery and Connection, Psychology Meets Science. (2011) A Messenger Mini Book by Kimberly Burnham (The Nerve Whisperer Press, The Messengers of Change Program).
Balancing the Sleep-Wake Cycle: Sleep Better, Learn Faster, Contribute More, and Enjoy Life to Its Fullest. (2011 Kindle eBook) by Kimberly Burnham (The Nerve Whisperer Press).
Regain Your Balance: Ataxia Solutions from The Nerve Whisperer, Find Health and Healing in Six Complementary and Alternative Medicine Arenas (2012 Kindle eBook) by Kimberly Burnham (The Nerve Whisperer Press).
What is Your LinkedIn Story? 21 Questions to Ignite Your Mood and Memory, A LinkedIn Story (Kindle eBook Jan 19, 2014)
Anthology Essays and Poetry
Trees, Healing, and You: Guided Imagery, Poems, Stories, & Other Empowering Tools (2016) by Kimberly Burnham, Céline Cloutier, Daniel Tigner, Margo Royce, Basia Alexander, Jim Conroy (Creating Calm Network Publishing). (Prose and Poetry).
Music, Carrier of Intention in 49 Jewish Prayers by Elizabeth W Goldstein, Kimberly Burnham, Shefa Gold and Ann J White Co-editors, Rabbi Elizabeth W. Goldstein and Kimberly Burnham share the pages of this Jewish music anthology with 40 other authors including: Shefa Gold, Kimberly Burnham, Ann J White, Elizabeth W. Goldstein, Serene Victor, Natalie Young, Sheila Pearl, Susan Colin, Judy Caplan Ginsburgh, Joy Katzen-Guthrie, Rosalie Boxt, Beth Hamon, Shawn Israel Zevit, Robbi Sherwin, Jeff Gold, Hannah Seidel, Marci Vitkus, Rebekah Giangreco, Lisa Doob, Shira Wolosky, Sheldon Low, Saul Kaye, P. Faith Hayflich, Victoria Carmona, Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks, Dahlia Topolosky, Mindy Sandler, Jack Kessler, Eric Komar, Rami Shapiro, Shira Kline, George Henschel, Diane J. Schmidt, Ruth Anne Faust, Aaron H. Tornberg, Arnie Davidson, Rebecca Schwartz, Shelly Aronson, Steve Dropkin, Ter Lieberstein, and Michael Gurian.
No Mistakes!: How You Can Change Adversity into Abundance. (2013) Hampton Roads Publishing. All Authors in No Mistakes!: How You Can Change Adversity into Abundance: Madisyn Taylor, Sunny Dawn Johnston, HeatherAsh Amara, Christine Krinke, PhD, Karen Curry, Tianna Roser, Gloria Piantek, Robyn Benson, DOM, Siobhan Coulter, Susana M. Silverhøj, Carol J. Craig, Carole J Toms ND, Kyle Weaver & Scott Edmund Miller, Anne M. Deatly, Ann White (Publisher at the Creating Calm Network Publishing Group), Linda Wheeler Williams, Cliff Thomas, Karen Hasselo, Mandy Berlin, Sara Jane, Janet Rozzi, Tenaya Asan, Patricia Cohen, Kimberly Burnham, PhD (The Nerve Whisperer at St Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, Spokane Washington), Rosemary Hurwitz, Nancy Kaye, Nancy Smith, Christie Melonson, Kathy Jackson, Vicki Higgins.
Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to Live Your Best Life Now is an anthology of inspiration with Jack Canfield, Randy Davila, Marci Shimoff, Chris Attwood, Janet Attwood, Dr. Daniel Amen, Robert Evans, Kimberly Burnham, Barnett Bain, Michelle Manning-Kogler and other significant authors. Hampton Roads Publishing, 2012. (Print and audio book).
Pebbles in the Pond: Transforming the World One Person at a Time with New York Times Best-Selling Authors Christine Kloser, Marci Shimoff, Robert Allen and Sonia Choquette, as well as other transformational authors including, Kimberly Burnham, Marcelle Charrois, and many more wonderful authors. Transformational Books. 2012.
Tears to Triumph, Stories to Transform Your Life Today (2013) Creating Calm Publishing Group.
Individually Written Poetry Books
Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind (A Daily Brain Health Program by Kimberly Burnham (Creating Calm Network Publishing Group) B07KDZGSJM eBook $4.99 paperback $14.95
Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open by Kimberly Burnham
Faces of Peace in India was recently published in The Current Anthology and launched at the Prime Poetry Festival on 10 March at Trissur, Kerala.
Anthology of the The Kenyan International Poetry, Arts and Cultural Festival June 14, 2019 - June 24, 2019 in Bumala, Busia County, Western Kenya, marks the International Day of the African Child, 16th June 2019.
Women Building The World: A Poetic International Women's Day Collection. Kimberly Burnham, Editor / Poet, Thuthukani Ndlovu, Collection Curator. Powerful book. Easy to identify with experiences described in poetry by 25 women from around the world. The Poets: Charlotte Addison; Kimberly Burnham; Sasha Leigh Coutinho; Ruth Ekong; Amina Hussain El-Yakub; Debbie Johnson; Usha Krishnamurthy; Alicja Maria Kuberska; Vimbai Josephine Lole; Cathrine Chidawanyika Makuvise; Chiwawa Fungai Manana; Tanyaradzwa Masaire; Kearoma Desiree Mosata; Xolani Msimango; Cheryl Zvikomborero Musimwa; Patience Osei Bonsu; Sandhya Padmanabhan; Toiwa Petronella; Nyakallo Posholi; Michelle L. Schmid; Linda Simone; Itzela Sosa; Rutendo Matewu Tigere; Latha Y; and Ruth Yacim. The Translators: Glenna Luschei; Xeshelihle R. Ncube; and Silindile Ndlovu. (Creating Calm Network Publishing & Radioactivetuts).
30 Poems in 30 Days: Writing Prompts & Poems from Tiferet Journal
Editors: Kimberly Burnham and Lisa Sawyer; Cover Design by Monica Gurevich-Importico; The Poets: Tracy Brooks, Kimberly Burnham, Udo Hintze, Shannon S. Hyde, Catriona Knapman, Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg, Louise Jayne Moriarty, Hazel Saville, Ambika Talwar, Laura J. Wolfe.
Healing Through Words (2012) Anthological Writers (Kimberly Burnham), William Peters (Foreword), Janet Caldwell (Preface).
World Healing ~ World Peace Volume II: a poetry anthology by Inner Child Press ltd. (Mar 28, 2014)
Paper Nautilus 2012
Lisa Mangini (Editor), Kimberly Burnham, Jason Primm, S D Stewart, Paul David Adkins, Jefferey Alfier, Martin Balgach, Janet Barry, Kristen Berkey-Abbott, George Bishop, C L Bledsoe, Duncan Campbell, Melissa Cannon, Darren Cormier, Matthew Denvir, Jacob Edwards, Laren Eyler, Jessica Forcier, Amy Gentile, Jason Hibbitts, Marianna Hofer, Nicole Hospital-Medina, Ann Howells, Marcia Hurlow, Jennifer Roth Jackson, Susan Johnson, Hillary Kobernick, Jean LeBlanc, Kathryn Locey, Edward Manai, Karen McPherson, Kelly McQuain, Zackary Medlin, Ann E Michael, Jesse Minkert, Mack J Mitchell, Brian D Morrison, Rich Murphy, Mike Petrik, Will Pewitt, Frederick Pollack, Melissa Reddish, Stephen R Roberts, Jay Rubin, Michael Saleman, Shae Savoy, Carolyn Foster Segal, Amanda Sibernagel, Gerald Solomon, Jessica Stilling, Doc Suds, Wally Swist, Allison Tobey, Brendan Walsh, William Wells, William Kelley Woolfitt, Mike Wright, Changming Yuan, Sheri L Wright. (2012). Paper Nautilus 2012. Published by Paper Nautilus Publishing.
Found Poetry Poet
Kimberly Burnham "write" or "find" poetry collections within the words of other authors of print books, nonfiction, novels, cookbooks, scientific journal articles, etc.
Her first found poetry collection, The Adventure of Jewish History, Poems Found Within The Words of Solomon Grayzel's A History of The Jews https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QK1GSGN is available on Amazon kindle for 99 cents. Please contact her if you are interested in having her create a found poetry collection from your book.
What she provides:
1. Marketing material for your website, Amazon page and marketing copy
2. 25 plus poems
3. A review for Amazon of your book (ie) https://www.amazon.com/review/R1AXFBM7PU97ZP
4. Promotion on my website. (ie) https://www.nervewhisperer.solutions/peace/the-adventure-of-jewish-history-found-poems-created-from-solomon-grayzels-a-history-of-the-jews
5. Blog Interview on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/innitiating-nondual-shaman-kimberly-burnham/
6. A copy of your original book with the found poems and art work.
1. $125 for found poems and art work created from the pages of your book ($5 per poem if you want more than 25). While you will be able to use all the poems on your website or in your marketing material, the whole collection as an eBook and print book will be on Amazon by Kimberly Burnham..
2. Three signed copies of your book mailed to Kimberly.
Found Poems can be created from:
Books (nonfiction, novels, cookbooks, dictionaries) like The Adventure of Jewish History, Poems Found Within The Words of Solomon Grayzel's A History of The Jews https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QK1GSGN
From scientific journal articles:
The Art, Science and Language of Colors and Color Vision
Empathy from Nature Neuroscience
Found Poems fashioned from quotes and writings of famous people:
Virginia Woolf's Peace Poetry, A Found Poem
Einstein's Peace, A Found Poem
Or in the stories of not so famous people's stories.
Mohamed Maine Seed
Inner Child's The Year of the Poet
2014 - 2019 (Present) Member of the Inner Child Press Poetry Posse and contributor to monthly books entitled The Year of The Poet.
Poetry published in over 60 books / volumes of The Year of the Poet.
Photographs in Children's books, Educational works, and Magazines
Louisiana Facts and Symbols (States and Their Symbols) Emily McAuliffe.pg 22; Japan (Countries of the World) Michael Dahl. pg 10; Fall Harvest (Preparing for Winter) Gail Saunders-Smith; Making the Most of Shade: How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden that Lightens up the Shadows Larry Hodgson pg 84 (center); Shapes: Discovering Flats and Solids (Exploring Math) Michele Koomen pg 7, 13 (bottom); The Growing Edge New Moon Pub pg 48; Backpacker Jun 1996 pg 32; Leisure in Society: A Comparative Approach Hilmi Ibrahim Cover (left side); Butterflies: How to Identify and Attract Them to Your Garden Marcus Schenck pg 18 (Mar 2001); With Cargo (Get Around). Lee Sullivan Hill pg 24; Passport to Mathematics Book 2 (2002). Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold and Lee pg 195br; Michigan (America Series) Tanya Lloyd Kyi pg 17; You're Ok, Your Cat's Ok Marcus Schneck Jill Caravan pg 86b; You're Ok, Your Dog's Ok Marcus Schneck Jill Caravan; Canadian Aquaculture, Volume 6 Harrison House Publishers pg 78; Backyard Fruits and Berries: Everything You Need to Know About Planting and Growing Fruits and Berries in Your Yard Miranda Smith pg 23ar; Ideals Friendship Publications Inc pg 25; Long Point Bird Observatory, Volumes 16-23 Long Point Bird Observatory pg 10; Gleanings in Bee Culture A. I. Root Co., 1989 - Bee culture pg 314.
Poetry Publications and Online Poetry Presence
Empathy featured in the Human/Kind Journal (2019) Issue 1.3 https://www.humankindjournal.org
Poetry 24, The News is the Muse. (2019-Present) http://www.poetry24.co.uk/search/label/Kimberly%20Burnham
Preferring One Religion Over Another
The Frog In Me
Poem Hunter Profile https://www.poemhunter.com/kimberly-burnham/
2017 Tiferet Poem-a-Thon Poems by Kimberly Burnham 2017
Excerpt from Dear Stranger by Kimberly Burnham (October, 2016)
2015 Poem-a-Thon Poems by Kimberly Burnham
Winner of the 2013 SAGE USA Story Contest with a poem about the 2013 Hazon Cross USA bicycle ride.
Scientific Journal Articles and Publications
Dr. Richard Baumann, Editor; Kimberly Burnham, Assistant Editor, Perla 1981, Annual Newsletter and Bibliography of The International Society of Plecopterologists.
Presentations and Speaking Engagements
Spokane Pain Conference (2014).
Emotional Freedom (EFT) Tap Fests (2013);
Raising Consciousness Now Global Summit (2012);
Creating Calm Broadcast Network (2013-2014);
The Mastermind Show (2013);
Inner Child Press Radio (2013);
Women of Power Speakers Series (2012);
Pearls of Wisdom Teleconference (2012);
The Messengers of Change Network's Collective Energy Circle Meditation program (2011-2012);
Defeat Autism Now conferences (2006);
Alzheimer's Association meetings (2005);
Journalist in the Agriculture and Food industry 1986 - 1995.
One thousand plus articles on nutrition and food including articles in the following publications: Canadian Fruitgrower. 15 articles. Mar 1991 - 1994.; Greenhouse Canada. 6 cover photos, 38 articles. Apr 90 - 1994; Onion World. 24 articles, 1 cover photo. Feb 88 - 1994.; The Produce News. 970 Articles and photos. July 1986 - 1994. ; Alive, Canadian Journal of Health & Nutrition. 1 article, Apr 92.; Seafood Leader. 1 article, Jan/Feb 92.; Canadian Aquaculture. Provesta Pigment news item. July/August 90.; Catering Today. 1 article and photos. Jan/Feb 91.; Cognition - Organic Farming 5 Info review sections, photos. Apr 90 - Apr 91.; Gleanings in Beekeeping. 1 article. June 1989.; The Grower. Cover photo. Mar 91.; The Growing Edge. 3 articles. Fall 89, Winter 89, Spring 90.; Mushroom Trade Report. 2 articles. Feb 91.; Organic Gardening. 1 photo. Apr 91.; Small Farmer's Journal. 1 article. Fall 1989; Jewish Vegetarians. 1 article. Autumn, 1988.
I recently caught up with Jason Shulman and asked him about his latest book, The Nondual Shaman, A Contemporary Shamanistic Path & Thoroughgoing Training for Awakening the Self
Q: Kimberly Burnham: Jason, let's start with who you are and why you wrote this book.
Jason Shulman: So let’s start with who I am not. I am not a Bolivian or Peruvian fellow and have not lived among the ancients in the forests of Columbia. I am not from Siberia nor am I a Native American though a First American was once my dream teacher. In this life I am not Tibetan nor Indian nor a member of a secret sect. I am not from Long Island or San Francisco or Rio or Beijing. I am, however, from Brooklyn, and proud of it. I am a student of Kabbalah, Advaita and Zen, especially the Jodo Shinshu or Pure Land sect. I have sat and meditated most all of my life but do not consider myself a traditional Buddhist per se, though I have had several Buddhist teachers and hold an abiding place in my heart for each one of them.
Still, I am a healer and a nondual shaman. What that is exactly, and how I can be a shaman (or “voyager” as I will call it later) without being from a traditional society is the topic of this book.
KB: How is this book different than what other shaman's are writing? What makes it unique?
Jason Shulman: Traditionally, shamans are people who have learned to enter into altered states of consciousness for the good of their society, either through the ingestion of psychotropic drugs or through long periods of trance-inducing dancing, drumming or ritual (as examples) in order to access non-ordinary states of reality that allow them to bring back knowledge and acts of healing to those they want to help. Often, they are also experts at the pharmacological use of plants as medicine.
The neo-shamanistic and core-shamanistic movement of recent years has sought to create a form of shamanism that is no longer tied to indigenous cultures but instead tries to find the essential ingredients in traditional shamanism and mold them for modern cultures that are no longer tied to the forest or field.
My approach is not neo-shamanistic, which is to say, it is not a modernized version of traditional shamanism, which uses tools that were originally used in the context of a traditional society and environment. Nondual shamanism also does not attempt to duplicate the look and feel of indigenous healers—although, like the shamans of old, it does see being a shaman as involving the totality of one’s life and not so much as a series of special acts. It is a way of living. It recognizes that the intercourse between heaven and earth, between dimensions and worlds—responding to the eternal need for healing in light of the larger view of the full scale of possible human consciousness—is not the province of traditionally-schooled shamans alone, but of all human beings who are willing to undergo the rigorous and exhilarating training it takes to become this type of voyager in our time and place.
KB: How do you help shamans, healers and coaches?
Jason Shulman: In this form of shamanistic healing, the healer is the main object of my attention since the healer must be “made new” in order to accomplish the work of voyaging. This book seeks to help healers have a new paradigm with which to look at themselves and the world, one that both includes and goes beyond the psychological framework. In this new perspective, we are also interested in healing the paradigm maker, the inherent storyteller, which is to say, our ego itself and how it functions within our emotional and psychic environment.
We have come to a time and place in the world where our narrative-making machinery itself must be healed, because—unhealed—it is not a reliable guide for what reality is and is not. It is buffeted by fashion, the political moment, nostalgia for an imagined golden age and rebellion against the current one. Unhealed, it can be a destructive force. But gathered up in insight and tenderness, it is a force for wholeness—another part of our true nature.
KB: Say more about insights, tenderness and a force for wholeness.
Jason Shulman: We could say that in order to see reality clearly, and with that clarity, begin to have conversations with the sky and earth, we must heal the healer on a profound and thorough level. We must understand why and how our narrative-making egos work the way they do, and—understanding their hurts—heal them so that they might heal others without passing along unspoken suffering and obstacles to living a truthful and healed life.
The nondual approach, as I outline it here, is the best possible approach I have found to this problem. But, unlike traditional nondual approaches, we do not seek to exile the ego as illusory, useless, or an eternal inhibiting obstacle. Instead, with an abiding belief in nonviolence, we try to heal it so that its true function can be free to operate for the good of all. We include the ego, as well as our imperfections, in our work, mixed with the kindness we need to see this journey through. This is a path of flesh and bones, the hard and the soft. A human path. This is the foundation of the journey, the beginning and end as well.
KB: How do you see the role and journey of the shaman?
Jason Shulman: The work of the nondual shaman or voyager does not concentrate on appearances or methodology in any way that overrides or substitutes for the inner journey we must go on in order to be authentic instruments of healing. It seeks to find a new way, one that emerges from within and not from any concept mirrored from the outside. It seeks a model that respects all healing modalities and techniques but is most interested in what is happening in the healer: the state of consciousness, the degree of wholeness, the readiness to open wide the heart and mind.
It says, in essence, that healing takes place from the truly nondual state, a consciousness that does not consider the absolute perspective to be what nonduality is about, but one that combines the impersonal and the personal, the absolute with the relative—one that does not reject the ego because it is troublesome and inconvenient, but rather seeks to heal it so that it can take its beautiful, rightful place in the constellation that makes up each sentient being.
KB: Anything else you want to add?
Jason Shulman: As we come into awareness and union with the totality of our being, we heal. We heal psychologically, culturally and, because we are no longer expending energy to keep illusions alive, we heal physically as well. And because our healed or true nature is now more available to us, we heal others directly if we choose, through our chosen profession as healers, and indirectly, by our very presence in whatever work we do.
If we add to that the very detailed and explicit knowledge of being a nondual voyager, the methodology that does not replace self-awareness and awakening but is its foundation, we have the opportunity and grace to help in a focused and ongoing manner and to reduce suffering in both small and mighty ways.
This work is shamanistic because—taking a cue from the “old ones”—it teaches us how to dive beneath the appearance of things to find how the appearance of things is really the most divine, whole, or healthy thing we could imagine. It trusts the surface of things as the holographic mirror of even the deepest parts. We are explorers of this single thing, in all its facets and dimensions, diving deeply into the ocean of being.
It does not discriminate between various supposed worlds but uses them all to heal the body and soul and, finally, because this is the true object of all healing in this temporary, lightning-quick world, to make a human being who is healthy enough to love.
The Nondual Shaman: A Contemporary Shamanistic Path & Thoroughgoing Training for Awakening the Self. (Sep 20, 2018) by Jason Shulman
Published by The Foundation for Nonduality and The Jason Shulman Library
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Music, The Carrier of Intention in 49 Jewish Prayers Project Notes
If you are one of the Authors, Musicians, Cantors, Rabbis, Poets, or Singers involved in the project - Thank you. This is a very special project for Ann White and Kimberly Burnham at The Creating Calm Network Publishing Group and the editors, Elizabeth Goldstein and Kimberly Burnham.
There is a saying that, "A rising tide lifts all boats." In the case of Music, The Carrier of Intention in 49 Jewish Prayers, an anthology launch lifts all spirits and moves your ideas out into the world. This book is about sharing your experiences so that people can live happier, more connected fulfilled lives because of what each of us shares.
Each of the fifty or so participants (musicians, cantors, rabbis, singers, poets, writers) in this project have been asked to choose a piece of Jewish music, liturgy or Torah passage to focus on as they tell their story of intention and music. The following five questions are guiding the writing process.
1) What is your intention while singing during Jewish services? What do you intend with your song? What does the singing draw you towards?
2) "Music is the carrier of intention, so the intention and focus of the person leading liturgical music is vital to the well-being of the congregation." Do you agree or disagree with this statement? What are your thoughts on this idea?
3) "The intention and focus of the individual listening to and participating in a Jewish prayer service, influences not only their own well-being but that of everyone else around them because the music connects us." Do you agree or disagree with this statement? What are your thoughts on this idea?
4) Is there a piece of prayer, praise or gratitude expressed in music that particularly touches you? Why?
5) Would you like to share a story about the power of music in your spiritual, mental or physical life?
The questions are meant as guidelines to express the way the music touches you and impacts your life and that of your community.
Music, The Carrier of Intention in 49 Jewish Prayers Co-editors, Rabbi Elizabeth W. Goldstein (HUC NY and Kimberly Burnham share the pages of this Jewish music anthology with 40 other authors including: Shefa Gold, Kimberly Burnham, Ann J White, Elizabeth W. Goldstein, Serene Victor, Natalie Young, Sheila Pearl, Susan Colin, Judy Caplan Ginsburgh, Joy Katzen-Guthrie, Rosalie Boxt, Beth Hamon, Shawn Israel Zevit, Robbi Sherwin, Jeff Gold, Hannah Seidel, Marci Vitkus, Rebekah Giangreco, Lisa Doob, Shira Wolosky, Sheldon Low, Saul Kaye, P. Faith Hayflich, Victoria Carmona, Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks, Dahlia Topolosky, Mindy Sandler, Jack Kessler, Eric Komar, Rami Shapiro, Shira Kline, George Henschel, Diane J. Schmidt, Ruth Anne Faust, Aaron H. Tornberg, Arnie Davidson, Rebecca Schwartz, Shelly Aronson, Steve Dropkin, Ter Lieberstein, and Michael Gurian.
Integrated Kabbalistic Healing and the Five Universes Everybody Has an Opinion by Jason Shulman
Audio Cassette $49.99
A Society of Souls Press
Jason Jinen Shulman Bio
Jason Shulman is an American spiritual teacher whose original work springs from his Judaic and Buddhist background. He is the founder of A Society of Souls: The School for Nondual Healing and Awakening, based in the United States and the Netherlands. There he teaches the distinctive body of nondual work he has developed to awaken the human spirit: Nondual Healing, Impersonal Movement and the Work of Return. Jason’s main concern has been to develop paths of healing the mind, body and spirit based on his own understanding of the difficulties inherent in the human condition. Through his studies and practice, Jason has developed a unique perspective on human consciousness and the nature of existence. His work seeks to translate this perspective into a replicable and clearly-delineated path for other seekers of truth to follow. He has been especially interested in applying personal spiritual work to methods of transforming society at large. To that end, he has created the MAGI Process, a nondual method of working with conflicts between people, institutions and governments. He is the author of numerous monographs and books, and several albums of his work as a singer and songwriter. More about his work can be found at www.societyofsouls.com
Of the new breed of spiritual teachers active in the public eye today, few are as inclusive ' or as provocative ' as Jason Shulman.
His work defies labels and any attempts at simple definition. He is one of the most highly respected serious exponents of Kabbalah today. At the same time, he is a Buddhist teacher and Dharma lineage holder in the Zen tradition.
He is dedicated to holding both of these ancient traditions in his work. Shulman's teachings are equally God-inspired and nondual. This uniquely open-hearted and spacious ability to span many positions and perspectives is the hallmark of the new spiritual paradigm he proposes for our world today.
From his long grounding in the traditional spiritual training of Judaism and Buddhism, Shulman offers a fresh interpretation of the ancient paths to enlightenment and God-Realization. The new territory he unfolds with poetic eloquence includes both God and Boundlessness; the personal self and the Transcendent Self.
Rather than speaking about enlightenment or God-realization as some sort of state or thing, he prefers the term 'awakening': a continuous moment by moment process that never ends.
The path that Shulman offers is exceptionally well-suited for our life in the 21st century. He calls for commitment to being awake to Reality and to being fully human. At first glance, these might seem diametrically opposing aims, but in Shulman's map, they are the same destination, where living in the world and being with God are identical things seen from different standpoints.
In Shulman's masterful and seamless integration, what initially seems like contentious spiritual or theological territory unfolds as a panoramic landscape. This level of development or awakening is what draws students from around the world to Shulman. Though many are new to spiritual work, most are long-time practitioners who come to learn how to work with their most profound spiritual questions and deepest longings.
People also come to Shulman with the suffering of their everyday lives ' illness, chronic difficulty in relationships, lack of fulfilment at work, a longing to be of service to the world; sadness, loneliness, anxiety, fear and rage. His work is particularly helpful in this regard. The programs he has developed for A SOCIETY OF SOULS are specifically designed to bring together the spiritual heights of revelation and Ultimate Reality with the small and great trials and tribulations of contemporary human life.
Shulman's work as a spiritual teacher is his primary, but not his only calling. He is dedicated to the process of healing and much of his spiritual work today is centered around teaching the powerful modalities of Integrated Kabbalistic Healing and The Work of Return, both of which he has developed.
Alongside his spiritual and healing career, his earlier passion for music has remained undimmed. He is an accomplished singer and songwriter. Music for Shulman has always been a powerful way of expressing his personal knowledge of human suffering, longing, courage and joy.
Currently, Shulman has two CDs of spiritual music. The first, 'The Great Transparency' was released in 1998 and his second, 'Buddha-Cloud' in 2005. Buddha-Cloud' is available online through omstream.com
A new CD, 'Songs and Chants for Receiving God', will be in the music stores at the end of 2006. Produced by Gary Malkin, these chants and songs composed by Shulman contain in music the essence of his teachings.
Nondual Healing and A Society of Souls
Jason Shulman is an American spiritual teacher whose original work springs from his Judaic and Buddhist background. He is the founder of A Society of Souls: The School for Nondual Healing and Awakening, based in the United States and the Netherlands. There he teaches the distinctive body of nondual work he has developed to awaken the human spirit: Nondual Healing, Impersonal Movement and the Work of Return. Jason’s main concern has been to develop paths of healing the mind, body and spirit based on his own understanding of the difficulties inherent in the human condition.
Through his studies and practice, Jason has developed a unique perspective on human consciousness and the nature of existence. His work seeks to translate this perspective into a replicable and clearly-delineated path for other seekers of truth to follow. He has been especially interested in applying personal spiritual work to methods of transforming society at large. To that end, he has created the MAGI Process, a nondual method of working with conflicts between people, institutions and governments. He is the author of numerous monographs and books, and several albums of his work as a singer and songwriter. More about his work can be found at www.societyofsouls.com
The Foundation for Nonduality Library
In 2014, The Foundation for Nonduality, a not-for-profit entity, was created to become the home of the Jason Shulman Library.
The Foundation for Nonduality is dedicated to making the principles of nondual thinking and practice as articulated by Jason Shulman available to the greater public for the purpose of transforming the consciousness of individuals in order to help alleviate suffering in the world.
Our hope is to educate individuals, professionals, families, groups, organizations, businesses, and those working in the area of conflict resolution. These principles and their practical application focus on the unitive connection between personal and transcendent consciousness as the foundational basis for change and healing.
The Jason Jinen Shulman Library
Over the past forty years of teaching, Jason Shulman has worked to reconcile the deistic or relative paths of liberation with the consciousness of Buddhism and other non-theistic paths to create a truly nondual path of healing, one that does not exclude any aspect of reality. His work emphasizes the healing of the personal ego and its rightful place in any path that seeks liberation from ignorance and the awakening of compassion. It also seeks to bring the truly human world, with its imperfections, into alignment with the realization of transcendent awareness. In this way we develop a conscious awakening to the sacredness of every sentient being and every time-bound moment.
One of the central missions of The Foundation for Nonduality is to make these principles of nonduality available to a larger audience.
This new perspective on nonduality is being used not only by seekers of awakening, but as new approaches that enliven a variety of other disciplines, from teaching to parenting, from law to business, to medicine and other health-oriented modalities and concerns.
To deeply embody the nature of the inseparable connection between the personal and universal perspectives has powerful implications for personal as well as organizational healing. Nondual consciousness sees the world and the individuals that comprise it, with both their vast imperfections and their beauty, as a workable basis for healing and change based on reality-as-is, rather than a prescribed set of doctrines and ideas.
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