About the Authors

Rabbi Ted Falcon, Ph.D., one of the pioneers of Jewish spirituality within the Reform Jewish context, was ordained in 1968 from the Hebrew Union College -- Jewish Institute of Religion, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received a doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1975. He is a nationally recognized lecturer and teacher, and the author of A Journey of Awakening: A Guide for Using the Kabbalistic Tree of Life in Jewish Meditation, as well as a series of meditation tapes for healing and spiritual awakening. Rabbi Falcon founded Makom Ohr Shalom, a Synagogue for Jewish Meditation in Los Angeles, which is still among the largest synagogues of its type in the country. Ted lives in Seattle, where he is rabbi of Bet Alef Meditational Synagogue, a writer, and a psychotherapist in private practice.

David Blatner is an award-winning, best-selling author of nine books on a wide range of topics -- from virtual reality to digital imaging to the number pi. Known for his easy-to-read and humorous style of writing about difficult subjects, Blatner is a Seattle-based freelance writer who’s books have sold over 400,000 copies and been translated into 10 languages. He also frequently writes on the topic of electronic print and Web-based publishing, and has presented seminars in North America, South Africa, and Japan. Mr. Blatner has been a Jew his whole life.

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