Conventional kabbalistic teachings and books rarely touch on the wild,
uninhibited magic of raw, earth-based kabbalah. Drawing from long
overlooked ancient and medieval Aramaic and Hebraic texts, Gershon
brings us a potpourri of this rare and exotic realm of ancient Jewish
mystery wisdom and guides us gently in incorporating it into our
personal life journey. Through the rites of deep-belly humor, sacred
clowning, deep meditation, and passionate chanting, Gershon takes us
where few rabbis dare to venture these days, into the deep caverns of
ancient Jewish shamanic wisdom brewing behind the "Veil of Illusion."
What they say about Gershon:
"A stand-up routine worthy of Jerry Seinfeld."
-- The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginia (December 13, 2001)
"A stand-up theologian."
-- Tallahassee Democrat (September 29. 2001)
"An excellent student of his own teachings--
He treats everyone with a genuine openness,
great love, and a rich sense of humor."
-- Missoula Independent, Missoula, Montana
(September 13, 2001)
"His mastery of Hebrew and Aramaic sacred texts
is matched only by an outrageous, reverently irreverent
sense of humor. He is a teacher who appeals to
beginners as well as experienced students..."
-- Four Corners Magazine (Aug-Sept 2001)
"Combines the wit of actor Robin Williams
with the wisdom of the Ba'al Shem Tov."
-- The Jerusalem Post (May 25, 2001)
"Resembles the famed brazen trickster of folklore--
A mischievous maverick of modern Judaism--
Funny and provocative--
Down-to-earth, warm and gregarious--"
-- Intermountain Jewish News,
Denver, Colorado (February 19, 1999)
"There's an old Native American saying:
"If it doesn't grow corn, what good is it?'
Gershon Winkler grows corn."
-- David Carson, Choctaw Elder, co-author of Medicine Cards:
The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals
"His knowledge is a universe away from the glib superficiality
of pop mysticism and mass market "spirituality.'"
-- The Jewish Community Update, Sedona, Arizona (June 1999)
"Gershon Winkler peppers his [workshops] with a
healthy dose of storytelling, chanting, and humor,
creating the impression that we're attending
the lecture of your favorite college professor
or a performance by the likes of monologist Spalding Gray."
-- Missoula Independent, Missoula, Montana (September 1998)
"Travels an unusual path and ruffles feathers."
-- The Wall Street Journal (July 20, 1992)