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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of the work of Frithjof Schuon that includes philosophical writings along with a selection of his poems, artworks, and unpublished pieces from his personal papers.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)
 
 
The Triumph of Mercy
The Triumph of Mercy (September 2012)
Philosophy and Scripture in Mulla Sadra
Mohammed Rustom - Author

21st International Book of the Year Prize in Iran

Discusses philosopher Mullā Ṣadrā’s commentary on the opening chapter of the Qur'ān.

This book investigates the convergence of philosophy, scriptural exegesis, and mysticism in the thought of the celebrated Islamic philosopher Mullā Ṣadrā (d. 1050/1640). Through a careful presenta...(Read More)
 
 
In Search of the Lost Heart
In Search of the Lost Heart (February 2012)
Explorations in Islamic Thought
William C. Chittick - Author
Mohammed Rustom - Editor
Atif Khalil - Editor
Kazuyo Murata - Editor

Renowned scholar William C. Chittick explores the worldview of Islam in a series of essays written over thirty-six years.

In Search of the Lost Heart brings together twenty-six essays by William C. Chittick, renowned scholar of Sufism and Islamic philosophy. Written between 1975 and 2011, most of these essays are not readily available in Chittick’s own books. Although this is a collection, its edit...(Read More)
 
 
Martin Benson Speaks
Martin Benson Speaks (September 2011)
Carl Lehmann-Haupt - Edited and with an introduction by
Frank Sinclair - Foreword by

The robust memoirs of an unusual twentieth-century seeker and student of G. I. Gurdjieff.

This is a rambling narration of the life of Martin Benson and in particular his unique relation with the mystical philosopher G. I. Gurdjieff. The time period includes the years at Fountainebleau, where Gurdjieff had established a school of sacred students. Benson’s intimate relation to the master illuminates the living...(Read More)
 
 
Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival
Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival (January 2011)
Christopher McIntosh - Author

A searching study of Eliphas Lévi and the French occult revival.

This classic study of the French magician Eliphas Lévi and the occult revival in France is at last available again after being out of print and highly sought after for many years. Its central focus is Lévi himself (1810–1875), would-be priest, revolutionary socialist, utopian visionary, artist, poet, and, above all, autho...(Read More)
 
 
The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason
The Rose Cross and the Age of Reason (January 2011)
Eighteenth-Century Rosicrucianism in Central Europe and its Relationship to the Enlightenment
Christopher McIntosh - Author

Examines the relationship between diverse iterations of Rosicrucianism and the philosophy of the Enlightenment.

This new edition of Christopher McIntosh’s classic book on the Golden and Rosy Cross order is eagerly awaited. The order stands out as one of the most fascinating and influential of the high-degree Masonic and Illuminist groups that mushroomed in Europe from the eighteenth century onward. Active...(Read More)
 
 
An Endless Trace
An Endless Trace (August 2010)
The Passionate Pursuit of Wisdom in the West
Christopher Bamford - Author
Philip Zaleski - Introduction

Two powerful motives weave beneath the surface of our spiritual history: the desire to know and the desire to love. The secret history of the West is the story of saints, mystics, alchemists, poets, and philosophers trying to unite these two streams and celebrate the sacred marriage of Logos and Sophia, Word and Wisdom. This book, an impressionistic history of the Western spiritual tradition, follows the traces—from ancient Greece int...(Read More)
 
 
A Soaring Minaret
A Soaring Minaret (July 2010)
Abu Bakr al-Wasiti and the Rise of Baghdadi Sufism
Laury Silvers - Author

The development of early Islamic mysticism and metaphysics is presented through the life and work of theologian Abu Bakr al-Wasiti.

Sufi scholar Abu Bakr al-Wasiti (d. ca. 320 AH/932 CE) was called a “soaring minaret” for his cutting comments and keen theological insights. Wāsiṭī’s life is little known today, but elements of his lost Qur’ān commentary have come down to us ...(Read More)
 
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