By Joan Borysenko
Joan Borysenko explores the ways that mysticism can input into your lifestyles. You don't need to climb a mountain or trek via Nepal to adventure a magical second; what you do need to examine is to be totally found in your daily life and to open up the intense within the mundane. This e-book teaches readers find out how to do that of their lives.
By Marco Pasi
Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) is among the most famed and demanding authors within the heritage of western esotericism. Crowley has been lengthy neglected by means of students of faith while the tales of magical and sexual perform which move approximately him proceed to draw renowned curiosity. "Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics" seems to be on the guy at the back of the parable - via environment him firmly in the politics of his time - and the improvement of his rules via his huge and terribly diverse writings. Crowley was once a rationalist, sympathetic to the values of the Enlightenment, but in addition a romantic and a reactionary. His look for another option to show his non secular emotions led him to difficult his personal imaginative and prescient of social and political swap. Crowley's complicated politics resulted in his involvement with many key contributors, organizations and teams of his day - the key provider of assorted nations, the German Nazi get together, Russian political activists, reporters and politicians of assorted persuasions, in addition to different writers - either in Europe and the United States. "Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics" offers a lifetime of rules, an exam of a guy formed via and shaping the politics of his instances.
Modern society has a tendency to hide demise and the loss of life approach from public view, looking to erase them from our attention. this perspective of denial stands in nice distinction to the strategy of the good religious traditions of humanity, for which the demise method was once an quintessential and sometimes the most important a part of our personal non secular perform. This quantity deals a pattern of reflections from students and practitioners at the subject matter of dying and loss of life from students and practitioners, starting from the Christian culture to Hinduism, Lacanian psychoanalysis, whereas additionally bearing on the topics of the afterlife and near-death experiences.
By Michael Martin
Sophiology--the philosophical and theological suggestion of a transcendent attractiveness turning into immanent on this planet, via nature, liturgy, prayer, and the arts--is simply now getting into its personal as a major quarter of research. This innovative casebook brings jointly basic resource records, poetry, and significant articles written through a gaggle of exemplary students operating in theology, philosophy, literary reports, psychology, and poetics. individuals comprise Bruce Foltz, Gregory Glazov, Jennifer Newsome Martin, Michael Martin, Aaron Riches, Brent Dean Robbins, Artur Sebastian Rosman, Fr. Robert Slesinski, and Arthur Versluis.
By Kenneth McIntosh M.Div.
Utilizing tale, scripture, mirrored image, and prayer, this booklet bargains readers a style of the residing water that refreshed the traditional Celts. the writer invitations readers to mimic the Celtic saints who have been conscious of God as a residing presence in everyone and every little thing. This old point of view provides radical new possible choices to trendy religion practices, ones which are either hard and constructively optimistic. it is a Christianity large enough to include the full international.
By Earnie Larsen
With vacation spot pleasure, best-loved writer Earnie Larsen offers pleasant and specialist roadside tips to weary tourists on recovery's course. even if you have hit a drawback on your restoration from habit, you are experiencing periodic relapse, or you are easily eager for whatever extra, here's a precise and sure consultant to dwelling extra abundantly in restoration. In sharing many various tales of getting better humans and some of the paths they've got taken, Larsen explores methods you could deliver higher love, popularity, and belonging into your existence.
By Christian Ratsch (editor), Terence McKenna, Stanislav Grof, Ralph Metzner et al.
By Denys Turner
For the medieval mystical culture, the Christian soul meets God in a "cloud of unknowing," a divine darkness of lack of know-how. This assembly with God is past all figuring out and past all experiencing. Mysticisms of the fashionable interval, to the contrary, position "mystical adventure" on the heart, and modern readers are likely to misunderstand the medieval culture in "experientialist" phrases. Denys Turner argues that the individuality and modern relevance of medieval mysticism lies accurately in its rejection of "mystical experience," and locates the magical firmly in the grab of the normal and the standard. The argument covers a few primary experts within the interval from Augustine to John of the go.
By Alain Daniélou
Shiva and Dionysus are the Hindu and Greek gods of magical energy, intoxication, ecstatic sexuality, and transcendence who begin us into communion with the artistic forces of lifestyles. Revealing the earliest assets of the traditions of Shiva and Dionysus, Alain Danielou reconstructs the cloth of our historical dating with construction, vividly pertaining to practices that have been saw from the Indus Valley to the coasts of Portugal a minimum of six thousand years ago.