Weaving modern cosmology and ancient Jewish mysticism together can help us recover a sense of wonder and find our place in the universe.Mysticism and modern science: What do they have in common? How can one enlighten the other? Drawing on the insights of physics and kabbalah, Daniel C. Matt uncovers the sense of wonder and oneness that connects us with the universe and God. We "embody the energy" of the big bang, writes Matt. God is not somewhere else, hidden from us. God is right here hidden from us. To discover the presence of God, Matt draws on both science and theology, both fact and belief, and on the truths embodied in Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity, as well as Judaism. He shows the parallels between ancient kabbalah and contemporary astronomy and cosmology, using everyday language to describe how science and religion together can enrich our spiritual understanding.This update of the award-winning first edition gives us a fresh look at the growing topic of science and spirituality. In a rich dialogue between the physical and the spiritual, it takes us on a deeply personal, thoughtful and inspiring journey to help us find our place in the universe and see the universe reflected in ourselves."