George Eliot, Judaism And The Novels: Jewish Myth and by Saleel Nurbhai, K. M. Newton

By Saleel Nurbhai, K. M. Newton

This can be the 1st examine to argue that Jewish Mysticism encouraged not just her Jewish novel, Daniel Deronda, yet all of George Eliot's novels. The reader is left with a really various George Eliot from that assumed through such a lot past feedback. although earlier stories have tried to qualify the still-dominant view that Eliot is firmly part of the practical culture, this examine is going extra via demonstrating cohesive mythic constitution with its foundation in Jewish mysticism is identifiable in her fiction.

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A Woman's Book of Rituals and Celebrations by Barbara Ardinger

By Barbara Ardinger

This is a instruction manual on how you can practice sacred ceremonies within the culture of Goddess spirituality in one's own residence with usual home items. An annual cycle of celebrations is integrated, as is suggestion on find out how to organize an altar and use basic instruments. the writer, a practitioner of Wicca (witchcraft), expounds the life-affirming, eco-feminist values of that culture. feedback for rituals and concepts for inventing one's personal are given. Poetry and benefits mixture in a identify which helps party of the Goddess picture in lifestyle. those rituals are own, relocating rites which rejoice love and peace, and which act as meditations for contemplating new rituals, previous traditions, and the process women's lives.

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Essential Sufism by James Fadiman, Robert Frager

By James Fadiman, Robert Frager

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Sufis are celebrated within the West for his or her pleasure, humor, and dedicated worship. scholars of Sufism, James Fadiman and Robert Frager, have amassed the various jewels of Sufic literature, polished them up a section, 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 creation presents functional context, and preambles to every part set the tone for what's to come back. for those who haven't encountered the knowledge of Sufi mysticism, the fabric during this publication is an effective position to begin; when you have, it's a comfy position for go back.

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A welcome boost to the literature on Islam, this small quantity deals sayings, spiritual costs, poems, aphorisms, and prayers from many Sufi masters. examining in the course of the many entries, one will get a sense for the wonder and deep knowledge of the Sufis, the mystics of Islam. The e-book contains the mandatory discussions of the key Sufi academics, background, tradition, and ideology to help the reader in knowing the vitalness of the sayings and meditations yet isn't really intended as a completely encompassing research of Sufism. in its place, it's a fantastic appetizer that tantalizes the reader to hunt different works that additional have a good time and elucidate the quite imprecise global of Sufism. suggested for all libraries. Glenn Masuchika, Chaminade Univ. Lib.

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Sophia, God & A Short Tale About the Antichrist: Also by Vladimir Solovyov, Boris Jakim

By Vladimir Solovyov, Boris Jakim

Trans. and ed. through Boris Jakim

This quantity includes a number of overdue works of significant Vladimir Solovyov, representing his ultimate speculations approximately issues the most important to the future of humanity and of the realm. As Solovyov’s existence was once coming to an finish on the shut of the nineteenth century, his strategies have been became towards 3 issues: the top of the realm (the Antichrist), the wonder and knowledge of the realm (Sophia), and the character of God. a totally new translation of the recognized “Short story concerning the Antichrist” is gifted the following, besides revised types of “At the sunrise of Mist-Shrouded Youth,” “Three Meetings,” and “The inspiration of God.”

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The Mystic Mind-Science and the Supernatural by Crystal Love

By Crystal Love

Drawing on formerly unpublished in addition to newly came upon clinical facts, this important paintings offers evidence that the supernatural exists in daily life. Arguing that mainstream scientists have imposed parameters at the human brain, this innovative booklet provides a case for why unexplained mystical and supernatural occasions must be heavily tested. offering parallels among glossy technology, faith, and a number of therapeutic modalities, it presents proof for the truths of telepathy, out-of-body and near-death reports, reincarnation, hypnosis, astrology, and hands-on therapeutic. attractive to either believers and the skeptics, the facts forces a rethinking of supernatural phenomena and provides examine the mainstream medical neighborhood can't deny.

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Mystical Encounters with the Natural World: Experiences and by Paul Marshall

By Paul Marshall

A few stories of the flora and fauna convey a feeling of solidarity, wisdom, self-transcendence, eternity, mild, and love. this is often the 1st targeted learn of those interesting phenomena. Paul Marshall explores the situations, features, and after-effects of this crucial yet rather missed kind of mystical adventure, and reviews reasons that variety from the religious and metaphysical to the psychoanalytic, contextual, and neuropsychological. The theorists mentioned comprise R. M. Bucke, Edward chippie, W. R. Inge, Evelyn Underhill, Rudolf Otto, Sigmund Freud, Aldous Huxley, R. C. Zaehner, W. T. Stace, Steven Katz, and Robert Forman, in addition to modern neuroscientists. The publication makes an important contribution to present debates in regards to the nature of mystical adventure.

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Essentials of Mysticism and Other Essays by Evelyn Underhill

By Evelyn Underhill

1920. those 9 essays care for a variety of features of the final topic of mysticism. a few talk about its basic concept and perform and others take care of its software as visible within the lives and works of the mystics, from the pagan Plotinus to the Christian contemplatives of our personal day. Contents: necessities of mysticism; the mystic and the company existence; mysticism and the doctrine of atonement; the mystic as inventive artist; schooling of the spirit; position of will, mind, and feeling in prayer; mysticism of Plotinus; 3 medieval mystics; mysticism in sleek France.

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