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What a powerful book! Just read it and couldn’t put it down!...Gloria Abella Ballen made a masterpiece!
--Rabbi Berel Levertov
Santa Fe


"The Hebrew letters, their shapes and colors give enlightenment and wisdom. Otiyot Mach’kimot. In Jewish mysticism they are also the building blocks of the universe. Enjoy the flight of consciousness this glorious book affords you."

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
ALEPH: the Alliance for Jewish Renewal


"The Hebrew letters, understood as building blocks of the universe, have inspired commentators and artists since ancient times.  But rarely do the letters find a lover so tender and passionate as Gloria Abella Ballen. With this book, you hold in your hands over 200 pages of artistic genius, exalted by the mystical quest and tamed by a deep caring for meaning and tradition."

Tamar Frankiel, President
Academy for Jewish Religion California


"The melodious art of Gloria Abella Ballen, who dreams of flying alphabets, fixes the Hebrew letters in time. Suddenly, we appreciate not only the texts they deliver but the texture they are made of."

Ilan Stavans
Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture
Amherst College