Category: Mysticism

Abraham Ibn Ezra on Elections, Interrogations, and Medical by Abraham Ibn Ezra, Shlomo Sela

By Abraham Ibn Ezra, Shlomo Sela

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This quantity deals the 1st serious variation of the Hebrew textual content, with English translation and statement, of 7 astrological treatises by means of Abraham Ibn Ezra:
the booklet of Elections (3 models)
the ebook of Interrogations (3 versions)
the booklet of the Luminaries
This quantity, then, covers the astrological doctrine of elections, that's thinking about discovering the simplest time to start a specific job; the doctrine of interrogations, designed to permit astrologers to answer questions relating to way of life; and the astrological thought at the back of the doctrine of the serious days, whilst marked alterations occur within the signs of a affliction. those 3 structures of astrology have been mixed in one quantity simply because Ibn Ezra considers them to be heavily interrelated.

R. Abraham ibn Ezra was once alive in the course of the 12 century, and was/is a popular commentator and writer inside of Kabbalistic reviews.

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Laboratories of faith : mesmerism, spiritism, and occultism by John Warne Monroe

By John Warne Monroe

At a desirable second in French highbrow heritage, an curiosity in issues occult was once now not reminiscent of a rejection of medical notion; contributors in séances and magic rituals have been seekers after experimental information in addition to religious fact. a tender astronomy scholar wrote of his quest: "I am now not within the presence or less than the effect of any evil spirit: I learn Spiritism as I research mathematics." He didn't see himself as an ecstatic visionary yet really as a sober observer. For him, the darkened room of occult perform used to be as a lot laboratory as church.

In an evocative historical past of different non secular practices in France within the moment 1/2 the 19th and starting of the 20 th centuries, John Warne Monroe tells the interconnected tales of 3 movements―Mesmerism, Spiritism, and Occultism. Adherents of those teams, Monroe finds, tried to "modernize" religion via delivering empirical aid for metaphysical suggestions. rather than trusting theological hypothesis in regards to the nature of the soul, those believers tried to assemble tangible facts via Mesmeric experiments, séances, and ceremonial magic. whereas few French humans have been energetic Mesmerists, Spiritists, or Occultists, huge segments of the knowledgeable normal public have been accustomed to those hobbies and infrequently seemed them as interesting expressions of the "modern condition," a striking distinction to the Catholicism and secular materialism that prevailed of their culture.

Featuring eerie spirit pictures, a laugh Daumier lithographs, and a posthumous autograph from Voltaire, in addition to vast documentary facts, Laboratories of Faith provides readers a feeling of what being in a séance or a secret-society ritual may perhaps even have felt like and why those emotions attracted individuals. whereas they by no means completed the transformation of human recognition for which they strove, those thinkers and believers however pioneered a manner of "being spiritual" that has turn into an everlasting a part of the Western cultural vocabulary.

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Cities of Ladies: Beguine Communities in the Medieval Low by Walter Simons

By Walter Simons

Chosen via selection journal as a great educational name for 2002In the early 13th century, semireligious groups of girls started to shape within the towns and cities of the Low international locations. those beguines, because the ladies got here to be identified, led lives of contemplation and prayer and earned their livings as workers or teachers.In towns of girls, the 1st heritage of the beguines to seem in English in fifty years, Walter Simons lines the transformation of casual clusters of unmarried ladies to massive beguinages. those veritable single-sex towns provided decrease- and middle-class girls a substitute for either marriage and convent existence. whereas the region's increasing city economies in the beginning valued the groups for his or her affordable exertions provide, serious financial crises through the fourteenth century limited women's possibilities for paintings. Church experts had additionally grown much less tolerant of non secular experimentation, hailing as subversive a few elements of beguine mysticism. To Simons, even though, such accusations of heresy opposed to the beguines have been mostly generated from a profound anxiousness approximately their highbrow goals and their claims to a chaste existence outdoors the cloister. less than ecclesiastical and fiscal strain, beguine groups faded in dimension and impact, surviving merely via adopting a posture of restraint and submission to church gurus.

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The Science of the Rishis: The Spiritual and Material by Vanamali, Pujya Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha Maharaj

By Vanamali, Pujya Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha Maharaj

A whole creation to Sanatana Dharma, the religious technology of the Hindu sages

• Examines what percentage middle recommendations of Hinduism, together with Brahman, Atman, bhakti, karma, and reincarnation, relate to trendy technology

• Explores the medical discoveries of the rishis, historical Vedic sages, and the way they've got only in the near past been rediscovered through Western scientists

• unearths the techniques of quantum physics hidden in the Vedas, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and the Puranas

Called “the scientists of Hinduism,” the rishis of historical India have been the scribes of the Vedas. They built the religious technology of Hinduism, Sanatana Dharma, as their method of making sure the consistent renewal and development of India’s non secular culture and tradition. Sanatana Dharma permeates each point of Hindu tradition, from faith to the humanities to the sciences. Woven inside of its Vedic texts lie all the crucial innovations of quantum physics and different smooth clinical discoveries.

Providing an entire advent to the technology of Sanatana Dharma, Vanamali unearths how the center techniques of Hinduism, together with Brahman, Atman, bhakti, karma, and reincarnation, relate to trendy technological know-how and the way the medical discoveries of the traditional rishis were lately rediscovered by way of the West. She examines the clinical rules in the vintage tales and texts of India, together with the Vedas, the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and the Puranas. in the teachings of the traditional Puranic sages and saints akin to Valmiki and Vyasa and mythical physicians and mathematician-philosophers comparable to Aryabhatta and Varahamihir, the writer unearths nice medical truths--not these believed via the traditional global, yet truths nonetheless upheld through sleek technological know-how, fairly quantum physics. She explores Desha and Kaala (Space and Time), Shankara and his philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, and the Hindu sciences of arithmetic, astronomy, and Vedic astrology.

In illustrating the medical foundation of Hinduism and the discoveries of its sages, Vanamali offers a window into the depths of this such a lot historical religious lifestyle.

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Spirituality across Disciplines: Research and Practice: by Marian de Souza, Jane Bone, Jacqueline Watson

By Marian de Souza, Jane Bone, Jacqueline Watson

This ebook collects a number of disciplinary voices which discover present study and views to debate how spirituality is known, interpreted and utilized in quite a number contexts. It addresses spirituality together with such themes as Christian mysticism, youth and adolescent schooling, midwifery, and sustainability. It hyperlinks spirituality to a number of disciplines, together with cognitive neuroscience, sociology, and psychology. ultimately, it discusses the applying of spirituality in the context of social paintings, educating, wellbeing and fitness care, and occupational treatment. a last bankruptcy presents an analytical dialogue of the several voices that seem within the e-book and gives a holistic description of spirituality which has the capability to convey a few harmony to the that means, expression and perform of spirituality throughout various disciplines in addition to throughout cultural, non secular and secular worldviews.
"A energy of the booklet is that every bankruptcy is characterised via a fearless confronting of oppositional views and use of the most recent study in addressing them. The e-book takes the tough subject of spirituality into nearly each corner and cranny of non-public existence. there's a power greedy of the contentiousness of the subject, including addressing counter positions and using up-to-date examine throughout more than a few fields in doing this. the outlet and shutting chapters function e-book ends that preserve the full quantity together."Terence Lovat, The college of Newcastle, Australia

"The interdisciplinary nature of the paintings is through some distance the most powerful point of this quantity. It has the capability to give a contribution to a discussion among various professions and disciplines. This potential booklet grants to advertise a extra holistic method of the examine of spirituality. This quantity takes under consideration a large choice of concerns. the way in which the editors have dependent the series of chapters contributes to facilitate any attainable discussion among different areas."Adrian-Mario Gellel, collage of Malta, Malta

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Greek Magic: Ancient, Medieval and Modern (Routledge by John Petropoulos

By John Petropoulos

Magic has continuously been a frequent phenomenon in Greek Society, ranging from Homer’s Circe (the first ‘evil witch’ in western historical past) and lengthening to the pervasive trust within the ‘evil eye’ within the twenty-first century Greece. certainly, magic is definitely one of the such a lot historic and sturdy between social and non secular phenomena recognized to classical and different students, and it may be traced over a span of a few 3 millennia in assets within the Greek language in addition to in a powerful diversity of visible and different media. for example, curse tablets
from fourth-century B.C. Athens, the medico-magical gemstones of past due antiquity, early Christian amulets, and numerous exorcism prayers from the medieval and later periods.
Organised chronologically, the fascinating landscape provided by way of this e-book courses the reader in the course of the historic, medieval, sleek or even modern classes, highlighting the traditions, ideologies and techniques of magic in each one interval of Greek heritage. It brings jointly the newest insights from a variety of specialists from a number of disciplines: classicists, paintings historians, archaeologists, criminal historians and social anthropologists among others.

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Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Experience by Yaroslav Komarovski

By Yaroslav Komarovski

During this ebook, Yaroslav Komarovski argues that the Tibetan Buddhist interpretations of the conclusion of final fact either give a contribution to and problem modern interpretations of unmediated mystical event. The version utilized by nearly all of Tibetan Buddhist thinkers states that the belief of final fact, whereas unmediated in the course of its real incidence, is unavoidably filtered and mediated through the conditioning contemplative techniques resulting in it, and Komarovski argues that hence, in an effort to comprehend this mystical adventure, one needs to concentrate on those methods, instead of at the adventure itself.

Komarovski additionally offers an in-depth comparability of seminal Tibetan Geluk philosopher Tsongkhapa and his significant Sakya critic Gorampa's money owed of the belief of final truth, demonstrating that the diversities among those interpretations lie essentially of their conflicting descriptions of the suitable conditioning methods that result in this cognizance. Komarovski continues that Tsongkhapa and Gorampa's perspectives are almost irreconcilable, yet demonstrates that the differing tactics defined by way of those thinkers are both powerful by way of truly achieving the belief of final fact. Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical adventure speaks to the plurality of mystical event, maybe even suggesting that the range of mystical adventure is one among its fundamental gains.

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Sexuality, Magic and Perversion by Francis King

By Francis King

Sexuality, Magic, and Perversion surveys such outre topics as intercourse magic, left-hand Tantrism, and the initiates of Aleister Crowley’s Order of Oriental Templars. This interesting and hugely readable ebook additionally discusses the function of magical fable in modern pornography. Appendices disguise obscurities corresponding to Ralph Chubb’s homoerotic mysticism and the ladies bishops of the Mariavite Church in Poland.

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The Essential Seyyed Hossein Nasr (Perennial Philosophy) by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

By Seyyed Hossein Nasr

This anthology of Seyyed Hossein Nasr's so much consultant essays, edited through William C. Chittick, distills the essence of this best scholar's recommendations at the matters of Islam, Sufism, culture, and the Environmental difficulty.

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