Dream Studies, Traditions of Spiritual Guidance, Mysticism & Personality Type, Psycho and Socio-drama, Multi-faith Religious Studies


Howard Avruhm Addison is an Associate Professor for Instruction at Temple University, where he teaches in the Intellectual Heritage Program. Ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he served as Dr. Abraham Heschel’s last student assistant, he earned his DMin at the Chicago Theological Seminary and completed his PhD at the Graduate Theological Foundation, where he serves as the Gershom Scholem Professor of Jewish Spirituality and directs its Jewish Spirituality Doctor of Ministry program.

In 2012 he began Dream Study Training at North Carolina’s Haden Institute , on whose faculty he now serves. Among his essays in this area are “In the Presence of Three: Projective Dreamwork and Group Spiritual Direction” (Presence, vol. 22:2), “I Have Dreamed a Dream” (in Birkat Kohanim: The Priestly Benediction, Mesorah Matrix Press) and the forth-coming, “Dreaming, Kabbalah and the Five Dimensions of Soul: An Interpretive Exercise.” (Dreaming, Spring 2018)

His books include: The Enneagram and Kabbalah: Reading Your Soul, Cast in God’s Image, Show Me Your Way: The Complete Guide to Exploring Interfaith Spiritual Direction and Jewish Spiritual Direction, which he co-edited with his wife and Lev Shomea founding teacher, Dr. Barbara Breitman. Currently he is writing a book, Nightly Revelation, on the intersection between scriptural and dream interpretation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, an intersection whose antecedents go back to the early Second Temple period and continues to this day.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

  • Jewish Spiritual Direction (co-edited with Barbara E Breitman) Woodstock, Vermont: Jewish Lights, 2006
  • When Seeking Counsel: Psychotherapy, Pastoral Counseling and the Promise of Jewish Spiritual Direction Woodstock, Vermont: LifeLight Series, Jewish Lights, 2004
  • Cast in God's Image Woodstock, Vermont: Jewish Lights, 2001
  • Show Me Your Way: The Complete Guide to Exploring Interfaith Spiritual Direction Woodstock, Vermont: SkyLight Paths, 2000
  • The Enneagram and Kabbalah: Reading Your Soul Woodstock, Vermont: Jewish Lights, 1998
  • Shutafo: Partners With God New York, New York: United Synagogue Press, 1991

Courses Taught

  • Intellectual Heritage 851
  • Intellectual Heritage 852