Category: Mysticism

History Of Mysticism: The Unchanging Testament (3rd Rev. by Swami Abhayananda

By Swami Abhayananda

Is a different publication together with because it does the majority of the non secular traditions and lots of of the best mystics philosophers and thinkers of all time. their assortment lower than one disguise and the unifying subject of the singleness in their person messages brings to the reader a transparent knowing of the numerous contribution of every of those person academics and traditions. every one of those disparate mystics from different occasions and traditions provides expression to an identical mystical adventure and describes the contents of that have in unvaryingly exact phrases. the non-public familiarity of the writer with such mystical states and his lifelong accumulation of information of the paranormal literature of the area qualifies him to offer this fabric in a manner that's absolute to fascinate and encourage the reader and go away him with an elevated experience of Diving risk.

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Sufis in Western Society: Global Networking and Locality by Markus Dressler, Ron Geaves, Gritt Klinkhammer

By Markus Dressler, Ron Geaves, Gritt Klinkhammer

In contemporary years Sufism has gone through whatever of a revival as a non secular replacement to different manifestations of Islam. This booklet investigates the improvement of Sufism in Western societies, with a neighborhood specialise in North the USA and Europe. Exploring a couple of concerns with regards to the dynamic tensions among non secular globalization methods and particular sacred localities, this booklet seems on the formation of Sufi activities that experience migrated from their native land to turn into worldwide spiritual networks.

Sufi teams are hugely differentiated and infrequently inaccessible, so the origins and improvement of Sufism within the West haven't been generally studied. using a comparative procedure in line with neighborhood fieldwork and case reviews, this publication addresses theoretical matters and provides a complete research of particular groups and the advance of local branches of Sufi orders, supplying a world standpoint on Sufism within the West. With contributions from recognized foreign specialists at the subject, the publication addresses Sufi orders within the context of the transnational networks within which they're working and the limitations of the localities within which they live.

This publication could be of curiosity to students and scholars of faith, Islam and Sufism specifically.

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Poetry and Mysticism by Colin Wilson

By Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson and poetry and the paranormal adventure. brief monograph.

From the ultimate paragraph of the introduction:
A 12 months in the past, ingesting beer with Lawrence Ferlinghetti in a San
Francisco bar, I started sketching my perspectives on the psychedelic craze.*
As I attempted to clarify my belief of the nature of the mystical
experience, he prompt that I may still write an essay on it, to be
published via his urban lighting Press. I realised that such an essay
might be a strong car for an “interim report” on my principles considering that
1965, introducing a few uncomplicated ideas with out too a lot test to
justify them or relate them to a better scheme. The foundations
are to be came across in the Outsider cycle and the advent to the
New Existentialism as good as in Popper, Maslow and Hardy. This
is now not a systematic exposition, and it covers in basic terms a few of my ideas
— I haven't even referred to the thought of the self-image; and the
explanation of what I suggest via the relationality of attention
should rather be preceded via a few dialogue of Husserl. It is a
holiday job, and it should still, if attainable, be learn instantly via in a
single sitting.

From the again cover:
A new ebook via Colin Wilson is continually information. A
religious mysticism could now be obvious at the middle o f
all his paintings : Sri Ramakrishna is one o f the key
figures in The Outsider and his faith and the
Rebel comprises a complete sequence o f reports o f mystics.
In the current publication, Colin Wilson has constructed an
argument which runs counter to the so much popular
trends in occult pondering at the present time to the volume that
some could even name it “ non-Zen” . discovering that
mystical adventure and poetic idea can be
“ pursued scientifically” and realized as one learns a
foreign language, he has small enthusiasm for psyche­-
delics and “ non-thought” equipment o f arriving at the
expansion o f attention, exhibiting him self to be
much nearer to William James’ sorts of Religious
Experience than to Alan Watts or D. T. Suzuki.

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The Secret Tradition of the Soul by Patrick Harpur

By Patrick Harpur

In The mystery culture of the Soul, author Patrick Harpur argues that solutions to life’s such a lot tough questions—the which means of lifestyles, the character of self, and the life of an afterlife—can be met by means of a visionary culture that runs via Western tradition, from Greek philosophy and Renaissance alchemy to Romantic poetry and sleek intensity psychology. This hidden culture, based on Harpur, areas our soul on the middle of the universe and emphasizes mind's eye, the collective subconscious, and an “otherworld” or afterlife; principally, it teaches us tips to comprehend ourselves and the way to get well a feeling of which means principally misplaced at the present time. Harpur indicates how this custom drives the literature of otherworld trips, from the flights of shamans and the goals of psychoanalysis to the mystic mind's eye of Romantic poets and the visions of these having near-death reviews. The mystery Tradition of the Soul is the 1st booklet to collect jointly all of the threads of the soul culture and weave them right into a higher, clearer photograph, featuring a worldview immediately old and innovative.

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The Atman Project: A Transpersonal View of Human Development by Ken Wilber

By Ken Wilber

Wilber strains human improvement from infancy into maturity and past, into these states defined via mystics and non secular adepts. The non secular evolution of such remarkable contributors because the Buddha and Jesus tricks on the course people will take up their carrying on with development towards transcendence.

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Mithras: Mysteries and Inititation Rediscovered by D. Jason Cooper

By D. Jason Cooper

Referred to as Mitra to the Indians, Mithra and Zarathustra (Zoroaster in Greek) to the Iranians, and Mithras to the Romans, this is often the oldest of all dwelling deities. Mithras used to be well-known because the maximum rival of Christianity, a better chance even than the faith of Isis. If Rome had no longer turn into Christian, it should became Mithrasian. Mithraisians had a sacrament that incorporated wine as an emblem of sacrificial blood. Bread in wafers, or small loaves marked with a pass, used to be used to represent flesh. The priestly symbols have been a employees, a hoop, a hat, and a hooked sword; individuals have been referred to as brothers, and monks have been referred to as "Father." Mithras used to be born on December twenty fifth. He provided salvation in response to religion, compassion, wisdom, and valor. He appealed to the negative, the slave and the freeman, in addition to to the Roman aristocracy, the defense force, or even to a few emperors. The Christians sacked his temples, burned his books, and attacked his fans; they desecrated his temples, and outfitted their very own church buildings at the similar foundations because the previous Mithraic temples. Cooper examines Mithras and his faith within the such a lot whole examine ever performed. He explores some of the kinds of this god--worshiped from Lisbon to modrn Bangladesh, from the Scottish border to the Russian Steppes--and investigates the worship. this can be a thrilling trip into dwelling mythology, the historical past of a residing god, and may fascinate glossy Western readers who need to know extra in regards to the religious path--whether they need to raised comprehend modern Christianity, the root of many modern ideaologies, mythology, or the Western secret culture.

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Body, Mind and Soul: Kabbalah on Human Physiology, Disease by Yitzchak Ginsburgh

By Yitzchak Ginsburgh

The body-mind connection is a well-documented truth in state-of-the-art clinical paradigm. but, lengthy prior to fresh clinical study exposed this typical linkage, it used to be defined in Kabbalistic therapeutic manuals, with one vital difference--there it used to be understood to be a hyperlink among the physique, brain, and soul of kabbalah and healing.

This therapeutic guide explains Kabbalah's centuries-old notion of human body structure, its view on tips on how to continue total health and wellbeing, and the way this can be depending on our non secular well-being.

''The phenomenon of sickness is considered one of [spiritual] separation or estrangement,'' the rabbi writes touching on kabbalah and therapeutic. whilst disconnected from our innermost self, and our non secular resource, sickness manifests. have been we to appreciate the real resource of our illnesses, and provides complete expression to our craving to hook up with our existence resource, we might don't have any desire for exterior remedies.

even if you depend on modern holistic therapeutic or on extra conventional medication, you are going to enjoy the Kabbalistic prescriptions for therapeutic and figuring out of human body structure specified by this necessary book.

physique, brain, Soul: Kabbalah and therapeutic includes:
- A reference consultant to the body-soul interaction
- a close description of Kabbalah's figuring out of sickness and its root causes
- modern therapeutic tools visible from a magical element of view
- A dialogue of the therapeutic strength of prayer and teshuvah (return to G-d)

Kabbalistic therapeutic is an entire method of trust and perform. Of curiosity to a person looking actual holism

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An Interview With Israel Regardie: His Final Thoughts and by Christopher S. Hyatt

By Christopher S. Hyatt

Israel Regardie (born Francis Israel Regudy on November seventeenth, 1907 in London, England) used to be probably the most influential Adepts of the Golden sunrise. He used to be additionally a committed author, chiropractor and therapist. It used to be his major ambition to maintain and perpetuate the lessons and paintings of the Golden sunrise and Aleister Crowley. Israel Regardie met with the Golden sunrise magician Aleister Crowley (October twelfth, 1875 - December 1st, 1947) in Paris in October of 1928 to develop into his own secretary and pupil (he additionally turned Crowley's exclusive Agent and a IX° Member of Crowley's O.T.O.). On October twenty eighth, 1930, Regardie took the Oath of the Probationer in Crowley's Order of the A.·. A.·., which used to be Crowley's reformulated and complicated model of the procedure of the Golden sunrise (Crowley even maintained the identify of the Golden sunrise for the Outer Order). Then in January of 1933, almost immediately after severing with Crowley, Regardie, like his magical mentor, joined the Golden sunrise (or, extra correctly, an offshoot of the Order known as the Stella Matutina) at Hermes Temple in Bristol with the Neophyte motto Frater advert Majorem Adonai Gloriam. Regardie states in his ebook, the attention within the Triangle: An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley, that he retained this similar Neophyte Motto for his 5=6 Adept measure, the Adeptus Minor Grade. (Regardie resigned from Hermes Temple of the Stella Matutina on December fifth, 1934.) Regardie was once an Adept who was once dedicated to the good paintings of protecting and perpetuating the lessons of either Aleister Crowley and the Golden sunrise approximately which he as soon as said: "They have left indelible marks on my lifestyles, and my occupation if i need to exploit that time period, yet definitely on my own lifestyles. nevertheless, i can't separate Crowley from The Golden sunrise, simply because Crowley used to be The Golden sunrise and The Golden sunrise used to be Crowley." - From An Interview with Israel Regardie: His ultimate ideas and perspectives (Falcon Press, 1985).

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