Posts in category: Mysticism
By Annie Dillard
"Beautifully written and delightfully strange--. As earthy because it is elegant, For the Time Being is, within the truest experience, a watch- opener."--Daily News
From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and probably the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being, her such a lot profound narrative up to now. together with her willing eye, penchant for paradox, and longing for fact, Dillard renews our skill to find ask yourself in life's smallest--and frequently darkest--corners.
Why can we exist? the place did we come from? How can one individual subject? Dillard searches for solutions in a robust array of pictures: photographs of bird-headed dwarfs within the ordinary reference of human start defects; 10000 terra-cotta figures formed for a chinese language emperor as opposed to the human court docket that may have him into demise; the paleontologist and theologian Teilhard de Chardin crossing the Gobi desolate tract; the dizzying number of clouds. shiny, eloquent, haunting, For the Time Being inspires at least the terrifying grandeur of all that is still tantalizingly and troublingly past our understanding.
"Stimulating, humbling, original--. [Dillard] illuminate[s] the human point of view of the area, earlier, current and destiny, and the individual's quite inconsequential yet ever so designated position in it."--Rocky Mountain News
By Harry T. Hunt
Explores the roots of recent transpersonal psychology and spirituallity via psychobiography
By Emanuel Swedenborg
This paintings comprises Swedenborg’s strategy to the “problem of evil”—that is, to the query of ways one is to reconcile the thought of a loving God with the life of evil, difficulty, and pain. it's also whatever of a self-help booklet, displaying what the person must do with the intention to swap inwardly. As part of its basic presentation of the motion of divine windfall, it contains a nuanced dialogue of freedom of the desire and arguments opposed to conventional Christian notions: that a few individuals are predestined to hell and that it's attainable to be kept immediately.
The New Century version is a latest translation that includes the newest scholarship approximately Swedenborg and his times.
"Written at a time of extreme philosophical and theological debate at the nature of God's governance of the area, Swedenborg's Divine windfall is in lots of methods way more unique and thought-provoking than something produced via his contemporaries. George F. Dole's translation is intensely readable, and Gregory R. Johnson's authoritative advent not just explains Sweddenborg's frequently tough principles, yet locations them of their historic context."
—Glenn A. Magee, Ph.D., writer, Hegel and the Hermetic
"Divine windfall is a difficult essay at the nature of human freedom, a forceful try and justify God's how you can humankind. . . . Dole's eloquent new translation . . . brings a big and much-needed eighteenth-century treasure to a twenty-first-century world."
—Gary Lachman, writer, A mystery historical past of attention
By David Garrett Izzo
This quantity discusses the relationships among the philosophy of Mysticism, which lines its lineage again into prehistory, with that of the realm of extra conventional philosophy and literature. the writer argues for the centrality of mysticism's function within the philosophical and inventive improvement of western tradition.
The connections among those worlds are underscored because the writer examines the works of Heraclitus, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Iris Murdoch, Yeats, AE (George Russell), T.S. Eliot, Joyce, Woolf, Auden, Huxley, Lessing, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Tony Kushner, between others.
By Böhme, Jakob; Böhme, Jakob; O'Regan, Cyril
Argues that the discourse of Jacob Boehme represents the go back of Gnostic idea in modernity after 1000 12 months hiatus
By Hans Boersma
An in-depth research of nouvelle theologie and the ressourcement circulation. Hans Boersma argues go back to secret was once the movement's private motivation. He units out the context for the early improvement of the move sooner than Vatican II and gives special research of its attribute components and thinkers.
By Theresa Cheung
This can be the definitive A-Z reference booklet on all issues psychic, mysterious and paranormal - the marvels, secrets and techniques and mysteries of the noticeable and the invisible global. this glorious consultant covers every little thing you'll need to know together with ghosts, unusual phenomena, humans, areas, occasions, and concepts. that includes over 800 A-to-Z entries, this Psychic Encyclopedia is an engaging compendium of globally paranormal job. With factors of wierd phenomena from either folklore and glossy medical examine. genuine details on and motives of: mediums and spiritualists to near-death adventure, ghosts, levitation, telepathy, astral trip, precognition, all types of divination (tarot, runes, crystal balls, tea leaves, etc.), facts for the afterlife, contacting spirit courses, haunted websites, recognized old figures, haunted locations and documented experiments, and masses extra. an entire reference of paranormal delusion and folklore - and the myths and legends surrounding ghosts and spirits in several cultures during the international, from well-known ghost tales to numerous ideals and superstitions that experience taken root in several nations.
By Giuseppe Montalenti
By Stephan A. Hoeller
"Many a long time later Jung commented hence upon those sermons:
'All my paintings, all my inventive task, has come from these preliminary fantasies... every little thing that I comprehensive in later lifestyles used to be already contained in them...'"
"'The lifeless got here again from Jerusalem, the place they didn't locate what they have been seeking.' So starts off the fast esoteric treatise "The Seven Sermons to the Dead" by means of the overdue C.G. Jung, reproduced right here with an advent and large observation and research by way of the realized and insightful Dr. Stephan A. Hoeller.... Hoeller's writing is intellectually sound and spiritually compelling. there is not any dry research or tedious language here."
"Throughout the complete booklet, Hoeller controlled to set the tone for the right kind absorption of the cloth. His interpretations may possibly simply be taken as a definitive be aware at the Seven Sermons, besides the fact that, i feel it has to be most unlikely to learn the sermons with no already having a few standpoint of your personal already, because it addresses concerns that are inherently a part of each guy or woman's carrying on with look for wholeness."
Jungian psychology in response to a bit recognized treatise he authored in his previous years; "Seven Sermons to the Dead".
By Christopher Abbott
Julian's Revelationsis awesome for its theological breadth and boldness, and for its sympathetic knowledge of the calls for of lifestyles as lived. but Julian used to be no longer a theologian, yet a lay individual writing out of her own adventure. This research seeks to provide a rounded view of her writing via contemplating the results of the autobiographical when it comes to the theological and vice versa. It explores the connection among Julian's hindrance as a author who needs to derive her authority from adventure instead of ecclesiastical place of work and the best personality of her theology because it matters from that situation; it argues that Julian's mature writing, through integrating notions of production, incarnation, ecclesiology and private spirituality in one coherent imaginative and prescient, achieves a full of life confirmation of the individual as such within the maintaining context of the Church.CHRISTOPHER ABBOTTgained his Ph.D. from the college of Manchester.