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Platonic Mysticism
Platonic Mysticism (September 2017)
Contemplative Science, Philosophy, Literature, and Art
Arthur Versluis - Author

Restores the Platonic history and context of mysticism and shows how it helps us understand more deeply the humanities as a whole, from philosophy and literature to art.

In Platonic Mysticism, Arthur Versluisclearly and tautly argues that mysticism must be properly understood as belonging to the great tradition of Platonism. He demonstrates how mysticism was historically understood in Western philosophic...(Read More)
 
 
Participation and the Mystery
Participation and the Mystery (May 2017)
Transpersonal Essays in Psychology, Education, and Religion
Jorge N. Ferrer - Author

A groundbreaking and hopeful new look at contemporary spirituality, transpersonal psychology, integral education, and religious diversity and pluralism.

Participation and the Mystery is both an introduction to and expansion of Jorge N. Ferrer’s groundbreaking work on participatory spirituality, which holds that human beings are active cocreators of spiritual phenomena, worlds, and even ultimates. A...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophy of Mysticism
Philosophy of Mysticism (May 2016)
Raids on the Ineffable
Richard H. Jones - Author

A comprehensive exploration of the philosophical issues raised by mysticism.
This work is a comprehensive study of the philosophical issues raised by mysticism. Mystics claim to experience reality in a way not available in normal life, a claim which makes this phenomenon interesting from a philosophical perspective. Richard H. Jones’s inquiry focuses on the skeleton of beliefs and values of mysticism: knowledge claims made...(Read More)
 
 
On Nietzsche
On Nietzsche (December 2015)
Georges Bataille - Author
Stuart Kendall - Translated and with an introduction by

A poetic, philosophical, and political account of Nietzsche’s importance to Bataille, and of Bataille’s experience in Nazi-occupied France.
Georges Bataille wrote On Nietzsche in the final months of the Nazi occupation of France in order to cleanse the German philosopher of the “stain of Nazism.” More than merely a treatise on Nietzsche, the book is as much a work of ethics in which thought is put...(Read More)
 
 
Brain, Consciousness, and God
Brain, Consciousness, and God (August 2015)
A Lonerganian Integration
Daniel A. Helminiak - Author

A constructive critique of neuropsychological research on human consciousness and religious experience that applies the thought of Bernard Lonergan.

Brain, Consciousness, and God is a constructive critique of neuroscientific research on human consciousness and religious experience. An adequate epistemology—a theory of knowledge—is needed to address this topic, but today there exists no consens...(Read More)
 
 
The Illusion of Will, Self, and Time
The Illusion of Will, Self, and Time (June 2015)
William James's Reluctant Guide to Enlightenment
Jonathan Bricklin - Author

Discusses how William James’s work suggests a world without will, self, or time and how research supports this perspective.

William James is often considered a scientist compromised by his advocacy of mysticism and parapsychology. Jonathan Bricklin argues James can also be viewed as a mystic compromised by his commitment to common sense. James wanted to believe in will, self, and time, but his deepe...(Read More)
 
 
Inner Experience
Inner Experience (September 2014)
Georges Bataille - Author
Stuart Kendall - Translated and with an introduction by

Outlines a mystical theology and experience of the sacred founded on the absence of god.

Originally published in 1943, Inner Experience is the single most significant work by one of the twentieth century’s most influential writers. It outlines a mystical theology and experience of the sacred founded on the absence of god. Bataille calls Inner Experience a “narrative of despair,” ...(Read More)
 
 
Thinking through Thomas Merton
Thinking through Thomas Merton (February 2014)
Contemplation for Contemporary Times
Robert Inchausti - Author

Considers the legacy of Thomas Merton and his relevance for contemporary times.

With the publication of The Seven Storey Mountain in 1948, Thomas Merton became a bestselling author, writing about spiritual contemplation in a modern context. Although Merton (1915–1968) lived as a Trappist monk, he advocated a spiritual life that was not a retreat from the world, but an alternative to it, particularly...(Read More)
 
 
Splendor of the True
Splendor of the True (May 2013)
A Frithjof Schuon Reader
James S. Cutsinger - Selected, translated, and with an introduction by
Huston Smith - Foreword by

A new anthology of the work of Frithjof Schuon that includes philosophical writings along with a selection of his poems, artworks, and unpublished pieces from his personal papers.

Frithjof Schuon (1907–1998), the leading figure in the perennialist school of comparative religious thought, remains one of the most provocative voices on religion. Bridging the divide between seeker and scholar, Schuon challenges...(Read More)
 
 
Man in the Cosmos
Man in the Cosmos (December 2012)
G. I. Gurdjieff and Modern Science
Christian Wertenbaker - Author

Explores the relationship between the mystical cosmology of G. I. Gurdjieff and the discoveries and theories of modern science.

This book is a collection of essays that try to relate two distinct areas of human knowledge: the mystical cosmology of G. I. Gurdjieff, based, according to him, on ancient wisdom, and the discoveries and theories of modern science. Christian Wertenbaker, MD early on developed three basi...(Read More)
 
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