Inspired by intense studies, meditation, and a variety of teachings from the great Torah sages, best-selling author Gabriel Cousens, MD, presents the fifty-two parashas of the Torah as a practical path to liberation. His interpretation, which focuses on enlightenment, what he feels is the original intention of the Torah, provides a multidimensional analysis and a perspective that is often missing from conventional teachings. Torah as a Guide to Enlightenment conveys liberation understandings t only to those with Jewish and Christian backgrounds, but to anyone seeking to reconnect with their spiritual roots.
Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, MD, is a world-recognized medical doctor and spiritual teacher. He is the founder and director of the Tree of Life Foundation, which trains Essene priests and priestesses and coordinates international humanitarian programs benefiting disadvantaged families, children, and indigenous cultures through holistic education. At the age of forty Cousens began to study the Torah and kabbalistic texts intensely. He studied under several orthodox rabbis and, in 1996, officially began twelve years of rabbinical studies and training under Rabbi Gershon Winkler, whose father had been the chief orthodox rabbi for Copenhagen, Denmark. He received smecha in 2008. Rabbi Cousens is also the founder and director of the Tree of life Rejuvenation Center, where he has developed a world-famous program to heal diabetes naturally (healing up to seventy percent of Type 2 s). He has lectured on this program at many medical schools and centers around the world and provides spiritual and nutritional teaching in a wide range of countries including the United States, Israel (where he founded a Tree of life Europe/Israel center), Canada, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Japan, Argentina, Nigeria, Ghana, and almost every country in Europe. Cousens is the author of numerous books including There Is a Cure for Diabetes, Creating Peace by Being Peace, Spiritual Nutrition, Conscious Eating, Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine, and Depression-Free for Life (which contains his ninety-percent-effective program to heal depression naturally). In addition, he offers a free two-hour internet TV show called Alive with Gabriel in which he lectures and discusses spiritual, family, and relationship matters as well as spiritual nutrition issues. Rabbi Cousens lives in Patagonia, Arizona.