Golden Dreams of Olam Haba Planner: A mystical planner for the Hebrew year 5781 (2020/21).
This calendar/dream journal offers tools for integrating spiritual practices into your day to day life. They are tools that come from Jewish lineage, from the seasons and cycles of the earth, from radical queer community, and your own sacred bodies. Olam haBa is a concept in Judaism that can be interpreted in many ways. Here, creators Rebekah and Nomy interpret it as a time when all the earth’s inhabitants live reciprocally with each other and the earth, healing the traumas of oppression, allowing every being to live in full expression.
Curated, edited, and illustrated by Rebekah Erev and Nomy Lamm. Co-created with a community of Jewish mystics.
For years we’ve both been wishing for a usable and beautiful calendar where we can track both our material world goings-on and our interior worlds. A daily planner that integrates the Hebrew and Gregorian calendars, bringing a community of visionaries and artists together to help us frame our spiritual experience of the year. Thank you for joining us on this journey of building Olam haBa, the world to come. We’re grateful and excited to be together in this dream.
The Vision: We see this offering as an accompaniment to your unfolding dreams and visions of 5781, which we are calling the Golden Year, summoning the magic of gold to bring brightness and vision to our days. We created this calendar with a community of Jewish mystics. Whether you think of yourself as such or not, you become a contributor as soon as you write your dreams, visions, and plans into this magical portal.
The planner offers loose instructions to guide your use of the Olam haBa calendar. This includes a framework for working with:
- The weekly cycle of Shabbat (the day of rest)
- The monthly cycle of Rosh Chodesh (the Jewish holiday that begins the month, marked by the new moon)
- Jewish holidays
- The Netivot (Hebrew priestess archetypes)
- Hebrew letters
- Tarot cards
- Astrological signs associated with each month.
We frame all of this within the vision of Olam haBa, The World to Come. Olam haBa is a concept in Judaism that can be interpreted in many ways. We interpret it as a time when all the earth’s inhabitants live reciprocally with each other and the earth, healing the traumas of oppression, allowing every being to live in full expression.
Each month begins with the full calendar for the Hebrew month, so you can see the big picture of what lies ahead, with its mystical associations. Turn the page, take in the month’s illustration, and read the interpretations of one of our beloved mystical meaning-makers. They share their wisdom about the month to come, and offer a ritual, practice, recipe, or meditation to support you. Then you will get a week-by-week breakdown of the month with plenty of space to write not only your appointments and social calendar, but your dreams and unfolding magic. A full page for each Shabbat gives you space to process what has happened during the week and integrate what you are receiving.
- Jill Hammer, co-founder of Kohenet Institute, author of The Hebrew Priestess
- Shoshana A. Brown, LMSW, educator and activist
- Jonah Aline Daniel, herbalist and chandler, Narrow Bridge Candles
- Zoh Lev Cunningham, community ritual leader and collaborative artist
- Rayna Grace, star witch, farmer, queer mom
- Yael Schonzeit, devotional artist and ritual leader
- Aurora Levins Morales, artist and historian, author of Medicine Stories
- Matta Ghaly, teacher, spiritual leader, devotional musician
- Dori Midnight, sanadora/healer and ritual leader
- Riv Shapiro, multi-media artist and educator
- Orev Reena Katz, Spiritual Care Provider in incarcerated communities, artist
- Corina Dross, astrologer at Flax and Gold, illustrator at Abacus Corvus