By Henrik Bogdan
The research of the tips and practices linked to occultism is a quickly becoming department of latest scholarship. in spite of the fact that, such a lot study has concerned about English and French conversing parts and has now not addressed the broader unfold and importance of occultism. Occultism in an international Perspective provides a large overseas review. Essays diversity around the German magical order of the Fraternitas Saturni, esoteric Satanism in Denmark, sexual magic in Colombia and the reception of occultism in glossy Turkey, India and the previous Yugoslavia. As the other type of cultural perform, the occult isn't remoted from its social, discursive, non secular, and political setting. through learning occultism in its international context, the booklet bargains insights into the reciprocal relationships that color and form local occultism.
By James Van Praagh
"[James Van Praagh] has replaced people's lives, banished the terror of demise, and taken grieving mom and dad the solace in their useless kid's presence...IT IS most unlikely to not BE MOVED." (Newsweek) this is often the groundbreaking booklet which brought well known medium James Van Praagh to the area. this can be the booklet that modified people's lives, that gave them desire, that responded their so much profound questions on existence after dying. this can be the phenomenon that keeps to grow... "A significant and uplifting book...I hugely suggest it. in case you have ever feared demise or grieved the lack of a friend, James Van Praagh's religious tales and classes will heal your center. he's no doubt essentially the most talented mediums on this planet at this time." (Brian L. Weiss, M.D., writer Many Lives, Many Masters)
By Georg Feuerstein
Holy insanity explores the non secular phenomenon often called loopy knowledge -- the purposefully outrageous, conventiondestroying habit of non secular adepts in each nice culture, from Christian Fools for Christ throughout the Sufi direction of Blame, to the charismatic leaders of latest religions. the writer explores the middle of the non secular procedure via 8 severe indepth cameos of holy insanity in motion within the lives of 8 contemporaries, together with Chgyam Trungpa, Bhagwan Rajneesh and Aleister Crowley. This revised and elevated version encompasses a new evaluate of the yank guru Adi Da (formerly Da loose John) and the psychopathology of blind religion, utilizing the instance of Shoko Asahara (founder of Japan's notorious terrorist sect AUM). the writer deals guidance for selecting a sensible, enlightened consultant or guru, and counsel for fending off the exploitative.
By Margaret J. Pearson
First one of the historic classics, the I Ching or ebook of alterations is without doubt one of the world's so much influential books, reminiscent of the Bible, the Koran, and the Upanishads.
The I Ching's goal is common: to supply solid information to its clients in making judgements during periods of swap. for the reason that its origins approximately 3,000 years in the past, it has develop into a compendium of knowledge utilized by humans of many cultures and eras.
This groundbreaking new translation through Dr. Margaret Pearson is predicated at the textual content created through the first centuries of the Zhou Dynasty, learn of files displaying the way it was once utilized in the dynasty, and on present archaeological learn findings. Her translation gets rid of centuries of encrusted inaccuracies to raised exhibit the I Ching's middle truths for today's readers.
Whether you have an interest in attempting this millennia-tested approach to making clever offerings or in realizing the realm view of the early chinese language, this variation is key analyzing.
By Marion Glasscoe
Contemplative existence within the center a long time has been the focal point of a lot contemporary severe awareness. The Symposium papers gathered during this quantity light up the paranormal culture via exam of written texts and fabric tradition within the medieval interval. a specific concentration is on Celtic modes of witnessing to comtemplative imaginative and prescient from eire and Wales: an eighth-century account of voyages to wonders past the identified global of Irish monasticism, and the paintings of Christian bards in medieval Wales. differences in the mystical culture in England also are explored either inside differing non secular Orders and bewtween participants engaged with the contemplative existence. Dr MARION GLASSCOE teaches within the college of English and American stories on the college of Exeter. individuals: THOMAS O'LOUGHLIN, OLIVER DAVIES, R. IESTYN DANIEL, RUTH SMITH, VALERIE EDDEN, DENISE N. BAKER, DENIS RENEVEY, E.A. JONES, RICHARD LAWES, NAOE KUKITA YOSHIKAWA, C. ANNETTE GRISE, JAMES HOGG
By Taylor Truth
By Migene González-Wippler
Are Jesus' teachings in keeping with Kabbalism? How do the 10 Commandments tie into the Tree of lifestyles? Is the Lord's Prayer a Kabbalist invocation? Migene González-Wippler finds secrets and techniques of the Bible and the lifetime of Jesus in her fascinating creation to the Christian Kabbalah.
Emphasizing Christian features, Keys to the dominion presents an easy-to-read assessment of the Kabbalah, describing its significant ideas and historic parts. Drawing at the gospels and historic files, González-Wippler examines Jesus as a guy and a instructor, offering convincing evidence-based on historic and standard Jewish law-that Jesus was once a grasp Kabbalist . . . in addition to the Messiah.
By Paul Oliver
Mysticism is likely one of the so much enduring and interesting features of non secular existence, and essentially the most tricky to unpick. It has, over the centuries, encouraged some of the top figures in several faiths to hunt a feeling of union with God or with the non secular forces within the universe, and is more and more a part of the non secular mainstream.
Designed for college students grappling with this advanced quarter, this booklet allows readers to appreciate the character of mysticism, and to ascertain intimately the normal tools utilized by mystics in looking an intimate knowing of the non secular international. together with a close survey of mystical developments inside the entire major global religions, and case experiences of the lives of vital mystics, Mysticism: A advisor for the Perplexed additionally examines the character of the magical way of life, and the level to which usual humans can improve a feeling of non-public mysticism.
By Binyamin Abrahamov
The 2 theories of divine love which are tested during this booklet have their foundations in Greek, Jewish, Christian and Muslim rules. Al-Ghazâlî (twelfth century) was once encouraged in most cases by way of Plato and Ibn Sina's teachings, whereas al-Dabbâgh (thirteenth century), who permitted a few Ghazâlîan notions, constructed a thought of divine love that may be traced again to Neoplatonism. either students created whole theories of divine love that come with definitions of affection, its motives and symptoms, the how one can love God, God's love for guy, and types of affection. The booklet will curiosity scholars of theology, philosophy and mysticism normally, and scholars of Islam particularly.
By A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami
Some time past, in an age we all know approximately in simple terms from the epics of old India, the good sage Kapila made His visual appeal on earth-from the womb of the saintly Devahuti. whilst her husband left domestic to hunt religious perfection within the woodland, Devahuti implored her divine son Kapila to guide her to enlightenment. Lord Kapila then confirmed her the best way of Sankhya-the analytical pathway to a better realizing of the area, the self, and the last word resource of every little thing. the following the world's so much wonderful instructor of Vedic philosophy and faith exhibits us simply how correct Lord Kapila's historic teachings are to us this day. during the manner of Sankhya, as defined during this publication, we find out about the characteristics of the religious grasp, the technological know-how of meditation, the psychology of cognizance, the indicators of the self-realized individual, the key of transcendental wisdom, and the attainment of ideal liberation.