Essential Sufism by James Fadiman, Robert Frager

By James Fadiman, Robert Frager Review
Sufis are celebrated within the West for his or her pleasure, humor, and committed worship. scholars of Sufism, James Fadiman and Robert Frager, have amassed a few of the jewels of Sufic literature, polished them up a piece, and arranged them for prepared contemplation. Rumi's poems, Attar's tales, Mohammed's terse sayings, or even a few relocating items from modern Western devotees make crucial Sufism a treasury of Sufic literature. The huge advent presents useful context, and preambles to every part set the tone for what's to return. for those who haven't encountered the knowledge of Sufi mysticism, the cloth during this ebook is an effective position to begin; when you have, it's a snug position for go back.

From Library Journal
A great addition to the literature on Islam, this small quantity bargains sayings, spiritual fees, poems, aphorisms, and prayers from many Sufi masters. examining throughout the many entries, one will get a sense for the sweetness and deep knowledge of the Sufis, the mystics of Islam. The booklet comprises the mandatory discussions of the key Sufi academics, historical past, tradition, and ideology to help the reader in figuring out the vitalness of the sayings and meditations yet isn't intended as a completely encompassing research of Sufism. as an alternative, it's a exceptional appetizer that tantalizes the reader to hunt different works that extra have fun and elucidate the really vague global of Sufism. steered for all libraries. Glenn Masuchika, Chaminade Univ. Lib.

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Emissary of Light by James Twyman

By James Twyman

Traveling in 1995 round war-torn Bosnia and Croatia, the place he had long gone to level a peace live performance, this writer encountered The Emissaries: a small workforce of mystics who contemplated 12 hours an afternoon. He went directly to aspect their message—that humanity was once now able to create a brand new world—in a ebook that used to be translated into greater than a dozen languages. This new version presents behind-the-scenes information regarding the folks met on that journey and gives extra statement at the priests' compelling mystic vision.

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Evelyn Underhill: modern guide to the ancient quest for the by Dana Greene

By Dana Greene

Evelyn Underhill used to be a pioneer in revitalizing curiosity in mysticism and within the religious lifestyles as lived by means of usual humans. listed below are a few of her articles that reveal the diversity and improvement of her idea over 40 years. the topics of magic and mysticism, prayer and pacifism are all thought of, with specific emphasis on Underhill's specialise in own non secular event, its nurturance in prayer, its safety via institutional faith, and its implications for all facets of existence. jointly, the items remove darkness from the author's flow from Platonism to the incarnational spirituality lived out in the course of the years among the area wars.

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On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism by Gershom Scholem

By Gershom Scholem

"Along with Scholem's significant developments in Jewish Mysticism, this can be the traditional paintings in its field." -- Choice

"Comprises a few of Scholem's such a lot widely conceived highbrow efforts, facing such common concerns as creativity and culture, Scripture and its interpretation, faith and delusion, and the character of spiritual authority." -- Arthur eco-friendly, Brandeis University

"Makes the complicated and interesting global of kabbalistic image and delusion available to a much broader viewers, rendering it in phrases which are of curiosity to modern readers." -- Elliot R. Wolfson, long island University

In "On the Kabbalah and Its Symbolism", Gershom Scholem publications the reader throughout the important topics within the difficult heritage of the Kabbalah; clarifying the kinfolk among mysticism and proven spiritual authority, the mystics' interpretation of the Torah and their makes an attempt to find the hidden that means underlying Scripture, the strain among the philosophical and the paranormal thoughts of God, and the symbolism hired in mystical religion.

About the author
Gershom Scholem, who died in 1982, is still the largest gun in kabbalah scholarship, and "On the Kabbalah and its Symbolism" could be his such a lot available booklet at the topic. It includes definitive essays at the relation of the Torah to Jewish mysticism, the mythology of the kabbalah, and where of Jewish mystics within the Jewish group. This e-book helped reinvigorate 20th-century Jewish experiences with an expertise of the dwelling fact of God, after the nineteenth century's extra astringent scholarly emphasis on legislation and philosophy. It indicates how Jewish mystics were much less fascinated about adherence to orthodoxy than their Christian opposite numbers, and freer of their expression of the divine features of eroticism. in addition, Scholem bargains nice perception concerning the ways in which kabbalah has not just threatened the authority of institutional faith, but in addition served as a resource of its energy.

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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 exhibit how encounters with a number of humans fueled the writing of his bestsellers The Tao of Physics and The Turning element, Capra's new publication 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 exact synopsis of the author's studying behavior. extra fascinating are conversations recorded right here with physicists Werner Heisenberg and Geoffrey chunk, psychotherapists Stanislav Grof and R. D. Laing, economists Hazel Henderson and E. F. Schumacher, and with figures similar to structures theorist Gregory Bateson, holistic melanoma therapist Carl Simonton and feminist Charlene Spretnak. How Capra got here to understand parallels among sleek physics and jap mysticism, then went past this to a platforms point of view embracing ecology and non secular knowledge, 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 known for his certain combination of physics and mysticism. right here he lines the improvement of his notion through 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 in simple terms to set up hyperlinks among the guidelines of those hugely unique thinkers, all of whom figured principally in his evolution from a standard physicist to the spokesman for a brand new imaginative and prescient of reality.

About the Author

Fritjof Capra bought his PhD in theoretical physics from the college of Vienna and has performed examine in high-energy physics at numerous ecu and American universities. Capra has written and lectured broadly in regards to the philosophical implications of recent technological know-how and is writer of 'The Tao of Physics', 'The Turning Point' and 'Uncommon Wisdom'. at the moment Director of the Centre for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, he lives in Berkeley along with his spouse and daughter.

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Bonaventure (Great Medieval Thinkers) by Christopher M. Cullen

By Christopher M. Cullen

"A realized and really apt creation to the philosophical and theological considered Bonaventure." --Times Literary Supplement

The nice Franciscan theologian St. Bonaventure (c.1217-74) engaged in philosophy in addition to theology, and the relation among the 2 in Bonaventure's paintings has lengthy been debated. but, few stories were dedicated to Bonaventure's idea as a complete. during this survey, Christopher M. Cullen finds Bonaventure as a good synthesizer, whose approach of idea bridged the distance among theology and philosophy.

The publication is equipped in response to the kinds of Bonaventure's personal vintage textual content, De reductione artium advert theologiam. Cullen follows Bonaventure's personal department of the branches of philosophy and theology, interpreting them as separate yet comparable entities. He indicates that Bonaventure was once a scholastic, whose mysticism used to be grounded in systematic theological and philosophical reasoning. He provides a clean and nuanced standpoint on Bonaventure's debt to Augustine, whereas clarifying Aristotle's impression. Cullen additionally places Bonaventure's principles in context of his time and position, contributing considerably to our realizing of the medieval world.

This obtainable advent offers a much-needed assessment of Bonaventure's inspiration. Cullen bargains a transparent and infrequent analyzing of "Bonaventurianism" in and for itself, with out the problems of critique and comparability. This publication delivers to develop into a regular textual content on Bonaventure, helpful for college students and students of philosophy, theology, medieval stories, and the historical past of Christianity.

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The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, by M. Scott Peck

By M. Scott Peck

Probably no booklet during this iteration has had a extra profound impression on our highbrow and non secular lives than The street much less Traveled. With revenues of greater than seven million copies within the usa and Canada, and translations into greater than twenty-three languages, it has made publishing background, with greater than ten years at the New York Times bestseller record.

Now, with a brand new advent through the writer, written in particular for this twenty-fifth anniversary deluxe exchange paperback version of the all time nationwide bestseller in its box, M. Scott Peck explains the guidelines that formed this booklet and that proceed to persuade an ever-growing viewers of readers.

Written in a voice that's undying in its message of realizing, The street much less Traveled keeps to aid us discover the very nature of loving relationships and leads us towards a brand new serenity and fullness of lifestyles. It is helping us the way to distinguish dependency from love; easy methods to develop into a extra delicate dad or mum; and finally tips to develop into one's personal real self.

Recognizing that, as within the well-known establishing line of his e-book, "Life is difficult" and that the adventure to religious progress is an extended one, Dr. Peck by no means bullies his readers, yet really courses them lightly in the course of the not easy and sometimes painful technique of swap towards the next point of self-understanding.

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All Kinds of Magic: One Man's Search for Meaning Across the by Piers Moore Ede

By Piers Moore Ede

This can be the tale of a guy who launched into a quest that many folks have dreamed approximately. dissatisfied through an international addicted to fabric wealth and clinical truth, he made up our minds to commute around the globe looking for anything extra significant: the paranormal, the magical. His trip takes him from snow-blanketed villages within the Himalayas to tiny, covert groups of whirling dervishes in rural Turkey; from the world's greatest non secular pageant at the banks of the swollen Ganges to a dappled, historic Sufi zone in Delhi. Lyrical and clear-sighted, "All types of Magic" is an engaging exploration of the hidden global of miracles that's instantly deeply own and common in its scope.

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The Illuminati Papers by Robert Anton Wilson

By Robert Anton Wilson

Publish yr note: First released in 1980

Is all of historical past an enormous conspiracy? Cosmic joke?

Robert Anton Wilson built the tale of the Illuminati, a conspiracy as outdated as time itself, as a automobile to amuse and enlighten. His best-selling books, The Illuminati Trilogy and Cosmic Trigger, have extremely joyful readers across the world and made the Illuminati conspiracy the best metaphor for our time. within the The Illuminati Papers, Robert Anton Wilson speaks via characters from his novels and different realities and offers his perspectives on our destiny means of life.

The HEAD Revolution
Secrets of Evolution
How to dispose of Stupidity
Illuminati Interoffice Memos
The place Papers of Hagbard Celine
Economic Liberation
The ordinary Gang of Lunatics, Mystics, and Characters Clamoring for a brand new Social Order

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