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How to Be a Holy Rascal

How to Be a Holy Rascal

A Magical Mystery Tour to Liberate Your Deepest Wisdom, Access Radical Compassion, and Set Yourself Free

A “holy rascal” is someone who lives a deeply rewarding spiritual life outside the confines of today’s brand-name religions. Rabbi Rami Shapiro’s How to Be a Holy Rascal explores how we can create for ourselves a spirituality that fits us best–and contributes to a wiser, kinder world for everyone. Eight audio sessions investigate how we can embrace a mythic worldview that honors the deepest truths of our religious traditions while becoming a force of compassion, justice, and love in the world.

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You (Yes, You!) Have a Sacred Mission to Help Set Humanity Free

God is real. Everything we say about God is made up. How to Be a Holy Rascal is a rousing guide for the spiritual adventurer ready to go beyond “isms” and ideologies, and live in the world as a liberating force of compassion, joy, justice, and love

Navigating the Five Existential Questions Everyone Asks
Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? How should I live? And why? The world’s religions have all sought to tackle these perennial questions for us—but what happens when their answers no longer work for you? The path of the holy rascal is one of committed yet playful inquiry into the ineffable mysteries of our existence. Through the course of eight illuminating, entertaining, and provocative audio sessions with Rabbi Rami Shapiro, you will meet some of history’s original holy rascals, including Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Rabbi Hillel, Sister Jose´ Hobday, Krishnamurti, Dorothy’s dog Toto, and others; re-examine the mythic dimensions of the religious stories we grew up with; test-drive the holistic spiritual practices of the holy rascal; and much more.

“The most important goal of this program is to inspire you to find your own way of being a holy rascal—so you can live in harmony with whatever is happening both within and without,” explains Rabbi Rami. With How to Be a Holy Rascal, now you can begin blazing your own trail of transformation as you do your part to “set humanity free.”


  • The 13 attributes of a holy rascal
  • The wild and untamable nature of God, you, and the universe
  • Bringing out the best in religion on the levels of body, heart, mind, soul, and spirit
  • “Bible jamming,” “culture jamming,” and other practices of the holy rascal
  • The divine feminine and natura naturans
  • Becoming “a blessing to all the families of the Earth”
  • Eight sessions of provocative teachings and practical ways to join the ranks of the holy rascal



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Terrific teaching and so apropos

Rabbi Rami's teaching is utterly amazing. Funny, challenging, insightful, provocative, and liberating are just a few of the descriptors that come to mind. I so love that he embraces religion, warts and all, and yet can use those very limitations as a springboard to dive into the ineffable Divine. The Holy Rascal helps to call out our religious baggage but without any underlying contempt or hatred. Very highly recommended.

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Outstanding Guide to becoming a Holy Rascal, and why you should!

"You, (yes, YOU!), have a sacred mission to help set humanity free!" "God is real. Everything we say about God is made up" So reads the box containing Rabbi Rami Shapiro's latest offering, an 8 CD set entitled "How to be a Holy Rascal". The cover promises "a magical mystery tour to liberate your deepest wisdom, access radical compassion, and set yourself free"! Quite a promise! But after listening to the first 4 CD's today, I must say that in my opinion, Rabbi Rami delivers! He is playful, provocative, illuminating, and entertaining, and in short, all that you might imagine or hope a Holy Rascal to be. For those of us who know and love Rabbi Rami, this will come as no surprise. For the rest of you, you have a treat in store!

This CD set provides a great overview and introduction to Rabbi Rami's thoughts and teaching, and more than his books allows you to experience his charismatic and engaging personality, which is a blend of wisdom teacher, Rabbi, scholar, stand-up comic, and more. The first 4 CD's provide a theoretical overview of Holy Rascaldom, and are titled, "The Education of a Holy Rascal", "What is a Holy Rascal?", "The God of Your Understanding", and "Is Religion Good or Bad" The next 4 promise to offer a set of practices to allow you, too, to become a Holy Rascal!. I look forward to enjoying them, and will add another review once I have done so.

In short, my advice is, BUY THIS! Listen! Learn! Laugh! Transform! Contribute to Rabbi Rami's…

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Contents 8 CDs (9 hours, 4 minutes)
Dimensions 6 7/8 x 6 5/8 Inches
Product Code AF04866D

Audio Download

Contents 1 Audio download (9 hours 4 minutes)
Filetypes MP3, M4A, ZIP, PDF
Product Code AF04866W

CE Credits

Contents 9 CE Credits
Product Code CE05291