Mysticism and Language by Steven T. Katz

By Steven T. Katz

It is a selection of unique essays designed to proceed and extend the groundbreaking dialogue began in Katz's past collections, Mysticism and Philosophical research (OUP 1979) and Mysticism and spiritual Traditions (OUP 1984). The book of the sooner volumes confirmed Katz as a number one authority on mysticism and a tremendous determine within the learn of comparative faith, and his method of the topic has been either influential and arguable. all the ten essays integrated in Mysticism and Language analyzes the connection among language and mystical adventure in a single of the world's nice non secular traditions. The essays are by way of a number of the preferable experts within the box, together with Ninian clever, William Alston, Moshe Idel, Bernard McGinn, Carl Ernst, Ewert Cousins, Steven Katz, Bernard Faure, Stephen Phillips, and Bimal Matilal.

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The 13th Mage by Inelia Benz

By Inelia Benz

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Owen O’Neill had his plate complete. He had spent the prior few centuries studying methods of having carry of the single merchandise what could make him the main strong Mage in the world; an task which fed on each fiber of his being. Now he additionally needed to entire a quest which were pending for millennia. If that wasn’t adequate, he had overdone his most modern physique rejuvenation technique and rather than changing into a solid 50 12 months outdated, he used to be someplace among puberty and younger maturity. Then in walked a pregnant Jennifer Stone. Jennifer was once not anything to write down domestic approximately. She used to be a typical mortal who notion Mages existed in books and computing device video games. She was once additionally a section at the thin aspect. Had he recognized on the time that Jennifer was once the first objective of the Shadow Ones, not just could he have walked clear of the complete deal, yet bought his apartment and moved continents with out forwarding deal with. completely. thankfully he didn't. a narrative of unconditional love and self recognition.

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Quantum questions: Mystical writings of the world's great by Ken Wilber

By Ken Wilber

Here's a number of writings that bridges the space among technological know-how and faith. Quantum Questions collects the paranormal writings of every of the foremost physicists fascinated by the invention of quantum physics and relativity, together with Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, and Max Planck. the decisions are written in nontechnical language and should be of curiosity to scientists and nonscientists alike.

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Satanism, Magic and Mysticism in Fin-de-siècle France by Robert Ziegler

By Robert Ziegler

An interdisciplinary examine of the supernatural and the occult in fin-de-siècle France (1870-1914), the current quantity examines the explosion of curiosity in devil-worship, magic and mysticism either from a ancient viewpoint and during research of key literary works of the period. 

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At the Crossroads of Science & Mysticism: On the by Pavel Florensky, Boris Jakim

By Pavel Florensky, Boris Jakim

Trans. and ed. by way of Boris Jakim

The current quantity represents the main great theological contribution in Pavel Florensky’s nice multi-volume “anthropidicy,” on the Watersheds of idea: the weather of a Concrete Metaphysics. Florensky argues that his epoch (the early twentieth century) bore witness to a religious shift towards a revitalized Christian world-understanding. nowa days, the Renaissance world-understanding, that's anti-Christian in nature and whose treasure lies in guy, had changed the Medieval world-understanding, that's Christian in nature and whose treasure lies in God. however the rationalistic Renaissance tradition used to be now coming to an finish, to get replaced via a brand new center a while, a coming interval to be characterised by means of the fusion of technology and mystical faith—an epoch of discontinuity, of abrupt leaps into truth rooted within the lifetime of the spirit, destined to interchange the previous mechanistic world-view. this modification, Florensky continues, will contact on each point of existence and each self-discipline of information. A revitalized Christianity will emerge for you to locate its experiential validation either in mysticism and in clinical inquiry.

"Pavel Florensky was once some of the most very important thinkers in the Russian sophiological culture. This welcome new translation of a variety of his essays offers a good creation to his inspiration, whose relevance to the early twenty first is even superior than its relevance to the early twentieth century."--JOHN MILBANK, college of Nottingham, writer of Theology and Social Theory

"The current volume--another important translation via Boris Jakim--displays not just Florensky's boldness of inspiration, but additionally the real expansiveness of his wisdom in such disparate domain names of research as patristics, linguistics, artwork heritage, mathematical concept, philosophy, and clinical method."--ROBERT F. SLESINSKI, writer, Pavel Florensky: A Metaphysics of Love

"Boris Jakim's translation, bright and actual as constantly, represents a useful first step in the direction of the dissemination of Pavel Florensky's later concept. The e-book of Florensky's later paintings will stimulate a considerable second look of Florensky as a philosopher."--ROBERT fowl, division of Slavic Languages and Literatures, college of Chicago

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The Atman Project: A Transpersonal View of Human Development by Ken Wilber

By Ken Wilber

Wilber strains human improvement from infancy into maturity and past, into these states defined by way of mystics and religious adepts. The religious evolution of such outstanding contributors because the Buddha and Jesus tricks on the course people will absorb their carrying on with development towards transcendence.

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Passage meditation : bringing the deep wisdom of the heart by Eknath Easwaran

By Eknath Easwaran

Written via a hugely revered instructor who taught meditation for over 40 years, this booklet offers all you want to begin meditating. With quiet humor, realism, and heat, Easwaran offers transparent directions and issues out the pitfalls. He explains the idea underlying meditation, and conveys the deep pleasure, safeguard, and selfless power that normal perform can bring.

In Easwaran’s common approach to passage meditation, you decide a religious textual content, or passage, from the world’s nice traditions that embodies your optimum beliefs. You memorize it, after which ship it deep into attention via sluggish, sustained realization. this technique of meditation remains clean since you can differ the passages based on your personal wishes. With common perform, the passages turn into lifelines, taking you to the resource of knowledge deep inside of after which guiding you thru the demanding situations of day-by-day life.

Meditation is supported by means of seven different issues in Easwaran’s non secular software, aiding you to stick calm, variety, and concentrated during the day.

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The Unity of Mystical Traditions: The Transformation of by Randall Studstill

By Randall Studstill

This ebook argues that mystical doctrines and practices start up parallel transformative approaches within the attention of mystics. This thesis is supported via a comparative research of Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen (rdzogs-chen) and the medieval German mysticism of Eckhart, Suso, and Tauler. those traditions are interpreted utilizing a system/cybernetic version of realization. This version offers a theoretical framework for assessing the cognitive results of mystical doctrines and practices and exhibiting how assorted doctrines and practices may well however start up universal transformative procedures. This structures process contributes to present philosophical discourse on mysticism by way of (1) making attainable an actual research of the cognitive results of mystical doctrines and practices, and (2) reconciling mystical heterogeneity with the basic team spirit of mystical traditions.

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Uncommon Wisdom: Conversations With Remarkable People by Fritjof Capra

By Fritjof Capra

PDF | 332 pages | English

From Publishers Weekly

In trying to convey how encounters with numerous humans fueled the writing of his bestsellers The Tao of Physics and The Turning aspect, Capra's new e-book is alternately superficial and meaty. That he as soon as sat subsequent to Alan Watts at a cocktail party, heard Krishnamurti lecture and exchanged observations with Indira Gandhi is revealing of not anything; nor is the specific synopsis of the author's studying behavior. extra attention-grabbing are conversations recorded the following with physicists Werner Heisenberg and Geoffrey bite, psychotherapists Stanislav Grof and R. D. Laing, economists Hazel Henderson and E. F. Schumacher, and with figures corresponding to structures theorist Gregory Bateson, holistic melanoma therapist Carl Simonton and feminist Charlene Spretnak. How Capra got here to understand parallels among smooth physics and jap mysticism, then went past this to a structures perspective embracing ecology and religious understanding, is the heady subject of this self-preoccupied yet frequently stimulating set of talks.

From Library Journal

Capra, writer of The Tao of Physics , is legendary for his certain mixture of physics and mysticism. the following he lines the improvement of his notion by means of proposing a sequence of conversations with many influential thinkers, together with Werner Heisenberg, R. D. Laing, Alan Watts, and Margaret Lock. those conversations happened among 1969 and the "Big Sur Dialogues" symposium in 1979 and diversity in topic from technology to politics, anthropology to holistic drugs. Capra feels that his contribution has been only to set up hyperlinks among the guidelines of those hugely unique thinkers, all of whom figured mostly in his evolution from a standard physicist to the spokesman for a brand new imaginative and prescient of reality.

About the Author

Fritjof Capra acquired his PhD in theoretical physics from the collage of Vienna and has performed learn in high-energy physics at numerous ecu and American universities. Capra has written and lectured broadly concerning the philosophical implications of contemporary technological know-how and is writer of 'The Tao of Physics', 'The Turning Point' and 'Uncommon Wisdom'. at present Director of the Centre for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, he lives in Berkeley together with his spouse and daughter.

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Mystical Society: An Emerging Social Vision by Philip Wexler

By Philip Wexler

In Mystical Society Philip Wexler, a well known severe theorist with a history in social psychology and a unique curiosity in spirituality, examines the revitalization of spirituality manifesting itself in society and in schooling. Describing what he calls "cultural alterations towards the sacred," he files a cultural shift, led to via technological and societal adjustments, towards a brand new mysticism. Wexler explores the which means for this new spirituality for our day-by-day lives, for social concept, and for schooling. From the pervasiveness of a non secular vernacular to the mixing of religious practices into our hugely individualized and technologized lives, Wexler lays out the proof for a transforming into stream, after which attracts parallels to sessions of mystical revitalization from the previous. during this dialogue, he attracts at the paintings of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim, in addition to from modern social thought.

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