The Secret Garden of the Soul by Allan Armstrong is intended for students with a serious interest in studying the mystical dimensions of Kabbalah. Over the years its shape has evolved through countless discussions with such students. It is a well written and informative work that sheds light upon the perplexing world of the Kabbalah and will guide you through its origins and history; throwing light on its obscure terms and mysterious language; explaining and interpreting its symbolism, doctrine and practices. The title, The Secret Garden of the Soul, reflects the fact that throughout history Kabbalists have likened the soul to a garden, a secret garden hidden deep within our being.
|Author||Allan Armstrong has devoted his life to developing a greater understanding of the spiritual life and the path of spiritual perfection. His research interests reflect this in his study of spiritual disciplines including prayer & meditation; liturgical studies; spiritual healing Methods; kabbalah and mysticism.
He is the author of The Secret Garden of the Soul; Notes on Meditation; Aspects of the Spiritual Life; The Rose Priory Dialogues; The Pilgrimage and has written introductions to several books including Frederic de Portal’s Symbolic Colours, G.B. Scaramelli’s Handbook of Mystical Philosophy, E.A. Wallis Budge’s translation of The Paradise of the Fathers; C.E. Rolt’s translation of Dionysis on the Divine Names; Dudley Wright’s, Prayer; Ruysbroeck’s The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage, and the English translation of Brianchaninov’s On the Prayer of Jesus.
“The Secret Garden of the Soul: an Introduction to the Kabbalah, by Allan Armstrong is one of the finest introductions to the Kabbalah I have read. It is not light or naive; it is a thorough and deep book, but very accessible.”Review by David Goddard, in Positive Health magazine, Issue 148
“It is refreshing to find a book that rises above and beyond a superficial overview of the subject in order to provide readers with real knowledge and understanding into this profound system of spiritual growth.” Review by authors Chic Cicero and Tabatha Cicero