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A Different Christianity
A Different Christianity (July 1995)
Early Christian Esotericism and Modern Thought
Robin Amis - Author

Presents the esoteric, original core of Christianity.

This book presents the esoteric original core of Christianity with its concern for illuminating and healing the inner life of the individual. It is a bridge to the often difficult doctrines of the early church fathers, explaining the spiritual psychology of the fathers that underlies the current renewal of spirituality in the Greek church. This renewal, like this boo...(Read More)
 
 
Along the Path
Along the Path (July 1995)
Studies in Kabbalistic Myth, Symbolism, and Hermeneutics
Elliot R. Wolfson - Author

This book explores the fundamental issues in Jewish mysticism and provides a taxonomy of the deep structures of thought that emerge from the texts.
"This book demonstrates the complexity of Jewish mysticism in the history of religions. The author provides a morphology of the deep structures of thought that emerge from the basic texts of Jewish mysticism. Combining the most sophisticated philological and phenomenological methods, he expl...(Read More)
 
 
Circle in the Square
Circle in the Square (July 1995)
Studies in the Use of Gender in Kabbalistic Symbolism
Elliot R. Wolfson - Author

This book deals with the issue of gender in Jewish mysticism showing the thematic correlation of eroticism and esotericism that is central to the kabbalah.
"A tour de force in terms of historical range, analytic boldness, textual sources, and interpretive constructions. An important contribution in every sense to Jewish thought and interpretation." -- Michael Fishbane, University of Chicago
"Wolfson has a knack for selecting particul...(Read More)
 
 
The Brotherhood of the Common Life and Its Influence
The Brotherhood of the Common Life and Its Influence (March 1995)
Ross Fuller - Author

"This book uncovers a missing link in the historical transition from Catholic spirituality to Protestantism and, in so doing, portrays a form of Christian interiority that has strong implications for today's spiritual seeker. A magisterial work--bold, sensitive, and yet, modest." -- Jacob Needleman

This book presents a lost tradition of inner work, the way of the householder, which was believed by the Brotherhood of Common Li...(Read More)
 
 
Access to Western Esotericism
Access to Western Esotericism (December 1994)
Antoine Faivre - Author

This is the first systematic treatment of esotericism to appear in English. Here is also a historical survey, beginning with the Alexandrean Period, of the various esoteric currents such as Christian Kabbalah, Theosophy, Alchemy, Rosicrucianism, and Hermeticism. Common characteristics of these currents are the notion of universal interdependency and the experience of spiritual transformation. The author establishes a rigorous methodology; provide...(Read More)
 
 
Sacred Geography of the Ancient Greeks
Sacred Geography of the Ancient Greeks (December 1994)
Astrological Symbolism in Art, Architecture, and Landscape
Jean Richer - Author
Christine Rhone - Translator

This book provides proof of the existence and explains the significance of planned alignments between classical temples and oracle sites over a wide range of territory, pointing to an astrological system of planning in the ancient world. This system of symbolism may be used predictively and is supported by all relevant artifacts. Here is a unifying approach to the study of geomancy in the ancient world as a whole.

Richer has found a network o...(Read More)
 
 
Theosophical Enlightenment
Theosophical Enlightenment (November 1994)
Joscelyn Godwin - Author

This is an intellectual history of occult and esoteric currents in the English-speaking world from the early Romantic period to the early twentieth century. The Theosophical Society, founded in 1875 by Helena P. Blavatsky, holds a crucial position as the place where all these currents temporarily united, before again diverging. The book's ambiguous title points to the author's thesis that Theosophy owed as much to the skeptical Enlightenment of th...(Read More)
 
 
Mysticism, Death and Dying
Mysticism, Death and Dying (October 1994)
Christopher Nugent - Author

"This book illuminates the mysterious affinity between mysticism and death. There are many books today on death and dying, but none like this one." -- Bernadette Roberts

This book charts the borderline between the nocturnal side of mysticism and the luminous side of death and it illuminates their paradoxical affinities. Within a culture of both denial and despair, it affirms the reality but not the finality of death. If what the genera...(Read More)
 
 
The Divine Guide in Early Shi'ism
The Divine Guide in Early Shi'ism (October 1994)
The Sources of Esotericism in Islam
Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi - Author
David Streight - Translator

The Imam, the Divine Guide, is the central point around which the Shi'ite religion turns. The power of Shi'ism comes from the actions of the Imam. This title is reserved exclusively for the sucessors of the prophets in their mission. The author shows that from the beginning of Shi'ite Islam until the tenth century, the Imam was primarily a master of knowledge with supernatural powers, not a jurist theologian. The Imam is the threshold through wh...(Read More)
 
 
The Heterodox Hegel
The Heterodox Hegel (September 1994)
Cyril O'Regan - Author

“It is a work of great originality and enormous comprehension that imposes itself upon Hegel scholarship by its sheer intellectual power, its creative expression, and its staggering erudition.” — Louis Dupré, Yale University

“This work is original and brilliant as the first full-length study of the mystical background to Hegel. Cyril O’Regan’s work is a ground-breaking study that ...(Read More)
 
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